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Early National Women’s Education and the Public Sphere

updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:54pm
Dana McClain, Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Seeking papers for a panel at the Society for Early Americanists 10th Biennial Conference March 2-4 in Tulsa, OK. 

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Monsters" by 23 Oct 2016

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:54pm
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 23, 2016

"The monster notoriously appears at times of crisis," Jeffrey Jerome Cohen states in his Monster Theory. At first glance, Cohen's assertion conveniently seems to fit the headlines by various venues--liberal and conservative--that all express a presumed crisis of the US Republican Party by referring to their 2016 presidential nominee as a "monster." However, Cohen has a different kind of crisis, and different kinds of monsters, in mind, and a broader analytical trajectory to follow: For him, American culture as such can be read "from the monsters [it] engenders."

“What about It?”: Science, Nature, Self, and Cummings' Modernist Aesthetics  (9/5/16; Louisville, 2/23-25/17)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:54pm
E.E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 5, 2016

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invites abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 45th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 23-25, 2017, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com). This session welcomes papers on elements of Cummings’ modernism, cultural aesthetics, genre issues and visual effects, critical reception, and interactions with other modernists.

Spaces of Death in the Cultures of the Atlantic World

updated: 
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 4:05pm
Jonathan Nash / College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Please consider submitting a proposal to this accepted panel for the 2017 Society of Early Americanists Conference (March 2-4, 2017, Tulsa, Oklahoma)

 

Spaces of Death in the Cultures of the Atlantic World

 

Theater and Law across Cultures and Frontiers

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:27pm
Samantha M. McDermitt The Law Theater Project
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Since the times of Ancient Greece, when “society” and “the State” were subsumed into and joined in the term, “polis,” Theater and Law/Ethics have interacted and relied on each other. 

 In Greece, drama tended to serve socio-political, cultural,religious, and other functions. It was a device for presenting and addressing serious and important public ethical, religious, and political issues, thereby building citizenship and engagement of the artists with public leaders and members of the public, in works by Aristophanes, Euripides, Sophocles, and Aeschylus. 

New Approaches to Gertrude Stein's THREE LIVES

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Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:30pm
Corinne E. Blackmer / Southern Connecticut State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Since its publication in 1909, Gertrude Stein’s Three Lives has been, unlike much of Stein’s other works, the object of academic interest and artistic commentary, appropriation, and criticism. Stein herself more than once complained about people continually wishing her to write “another ‘Melanctha,’” while others have judged this work as everything from an ideological racist screed to the most sensitive and sympathetic portrait of an African American woman of its time. This panel seeks to encourage new critical perspectives on what remains Stein’s most popular and widely read and studied work of shorter fiction.

CFP -- Louis Owens: New Critical Perspectives

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Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:30pm
Arizona State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Louis Owens (1948-2002) was one of the major voices of contemporary Native American literature and scholarship. His work includes five acclaimed novels, scholarly studies, and some one hundred essays.  The extensive oeuvre Owens produced includes writing on themes of mixed-blood identities, working-class life, travel, western American landscapes, the environment, survivance, tricksters, story-telling, and memory.  Owens was a scholar of international stature on John Steinbeck, a writer whose realism strongly influenced his own fiction.    

38th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 9:36am
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

38th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Fantastic Epics

March 22-26, 2017
Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel
Deadline: October 31

Please join us for ICFA 38, March 22-26, 2017, when our theme will be “Fantastic Epics.” We welcome papers on the work of: Guest of Honor Steven Erikson (World Fantasy and Locus Award nominee), Guest of Honor N.K. Jemisin (Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominee, Locus Award winner), and Guest Scholar Edward James (Pilgrim, Hugo, British Science Fiction Association, and Eaton Award winner).

Call for Chapters: Occupy the Screen(s): The Great Recession in Media

updated: 
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 9:36am
edited, interdisciplinary collection of essays
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Call for chapters in an edited, interdisciplinary collection of essays.  Chapters will explore the intersection of social class, film, television, communication, social media, and other related topics (which might include income inequality, class warfare, social justice movements, gaming culture, among others). We are interested in portrayals from a range of media and genres: film, games, television, Twitter, YouTube, art, and more.

We encourage submissions from all disciplines. Topics of possible interest include:

•    Depictions and understandings  of demonstrations, political activism, online, and across media.

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