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Philip K. Dick, Here and Now

updated: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:19pm
David Sandner, California State University, Fullerton
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

 In Spring, 2016, California State University, Fullerton hosted a singular Philip K. Dick Conference, bringing scholars from around the world to the place where he left his manuscripts and papers. We currently seek chapter submissions to join the strong core work from the conference in an edited volume that reinvents the study of major American author Philip K. Dick now that he is considered to be a major 20th-century American author. Where previous scholarly collections set out to explain why we should read Dick, our collection interrogates why we must and do—why he has become a touchstone for our culture today.

 

70 Years of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"

updated: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:20pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (Pittsburgh, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In June of 1948, Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” appeared in The New Yorker. Jackson’s story juxtaposed a nostalgic depiction of rural America with a jarringly brutal ending, causing outraged readers to cancel their New Yorker subscriptions and to deluge Jackson with hate mail. In the 70 years since then, “The Lottery” has become a staple of short story anthologies and American literature curricula, as well as having been adapted into a radio play, two television movies, a popular educational film, an opera, a ballet, a one-act play, and an episode of South Park.

American Political Humor: Masters of Satire and Their Impact On U.S. Policy and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:05pm
Jody Baumgartner, editor
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Seeking contributors for ABC-CLIO's two-volume forthcoming encyclopedia, "American Political Humor: Masters of Satire and Their Impact on U.S. Policy and Culture." This two volume set, due out in the fall of 2019, will have a total of approximately 110 profiles, 2,000 words in length, of important individuals or media outlets (specific magazines, television shows, websites, and specific vehicles of political humor). These will be divided into 12 chronological chapters.

In exchange for agreeing to contribute, all authors will have complimentary e-book access to the set and an ABC-CLIO gift card worth $100 as a token of appreciation.

Reminder: Considering Modernist Confusion (NeMLA 2018 Pittsburgh)

updated: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:07pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel reflects on the place of confusion in British and American modernism. Confusion has not been traditionally considered a proper scholarly response to textual analysis; critics are supposed to interpret a text rather than allow themselves to experience its uncertainties. What happens when we explore the confusion we feel when reading not as something to be worked through, but as something to be worked with? Building on affect theorists’ work on how our feelings can influence the way we read, such as Eve Sedgwick’s reparative reading and Rita Felski’s reflective and post-critical reading, how can considering confusion change both our experience of reading and our critical practices?

Oh, The Horror--The 1980s

updated: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:08pm
Kevin M. Scott and Connor M. Scott
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Call for Paper (June 7, 2017)

Oh, The Horror: Politics and Culture in Horror Films of the 1980s

 

Kevin M Scott (Albany State University)

Connor M Scott (Georgia State University)

 

Contact email: ohthehorror80s@gmail.com

Seeking Review Articles for Canadian Review of American Studies

updated: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:09pm
Canadian Review of American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Canadian Review of American Studies, a journal published by the University of Toronto, is seeking review articles for upcoming issues. Typically, a review article surveys three recently published books that explore similar or intersecting themes, summarizing the main issues raised between texts and offering a critical perspective of the given field. If interested, please provide a brief paragraph (250 words max) outlining your review article including the three books intended for review. Editors will make selections based on these proposals following the submission deadline. If selected, the Reviews Editor will provide desk copies from the publisher for your review article.

A Family Matter: A Study of August Wilson’s Plays

updated: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 1:55am
Annette M. Magid/SUNY Erie Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 29, 2017

August Wilson was a man of vision. While Wilson was committed to portraying the “richness and resilience of the twentieth-century black American life through the medium of drama,”[1] he also set the stage for all Americans to examine their purpose and place in society. In addition to his stage portrayals, Wilson also presented his theories in his lectures such as, “The Ground on which I Stand,” where he identified himself as a “race man.” This focus brings up the question: How are his views on family matters presented in his lectures compared to those depicted in his plays?

Henry James, 1916-1945 (3/1/18)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:16pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

What did “Henry James” come to mean in the years between his death and the commencement of World War II?

Leon Edel Prize (11/1/17)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:16pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions to: hjamesr@louisville.edu

Author's name should not appear on the manuscript.

The First Frontier: Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania in Early America

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:20pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Since the 1939 publication of Perry Miller’s classic The New England Mind early Americanists have acknowledged the fundamental role New English Puritanism played in the subsequent development of American culture. Scholars like Edmund Morgan, Sacvan Bercovitch, Andrew Delbanco and many others have placed New England at the center of the development of American identity. Yet in the past generation, other scholars have broadened an understanding of regionalism in the construction of American nationhood, with many focusing on the polyglot, multiethnic and religiously non-conformist colonies of New York, New Jersey, and especially Pennsylvania.

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