category: american

New Criticisms on the Works of Ernest J. Gaines

full name / name of organization: 
Lillie Anne Brown, Ph.D., Department of English and Modern Languages, Florida A&M University
contact email: 
lillie.brown@famu.edu

Studies in the Literary Imagination (SLI), a publication of the Department of English, Georgia State University, is accepting "Special Topic" proposals for future issues of the journal.

The American Hobo, MLA 2016, 1/7-1/10

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session
contact email: 
jennifer.hagen.forsberg@gmail.com

Kerouac proclaims in his 1960 essay "The Vanishing Hobo" that cultural practices have made the American landscape inhospitable to the long-cherished tramp in literature and life.

Edwidge Danticat Society Panel- MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA [UPDATE].

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Feifer/ Edwidge Danticat Society
contact email: 
mfeife1@lsu.edu

[EXTENDED DEADLINE- 2/28/15]

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA.

Politics of Friendship in American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association Annual Convention, January 7-10, 2016, Austin, TX
contact email: 
kproehl4@hotmail.com

MLA Convention, January 7-10, 2016, Austin, TX

Politics of Friendship in American Literature

"Legacies of the Sexual Revolution" - Proposed Panel, MLA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Eir-Anne Edgar
contact email: 
eiranne.edgar@gmail.com

Papers sought for a proposed special session for MLA 2016. This session invites papers that explore representations of women during the Sexual Revolution.

Discourses of Development, Destruction and Desecration: Studies in the Manipulation of Nature

full name / name of organization: 
The Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, Okinawa Christian University
contact email: 
development.destruction@gmail.com



“When the last tree is cut down, the last fish eaten, and the last stream poisoned, you will realize that you cannot eat money.” —Alanis Obomsawin, 1972


DATE: October 31, 2015

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Sixth Annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium - March 28, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Gordon College
contact email: 
lluc@gordon.edu

The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their sixth annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergra

Second-Generation Cognitive Narratology (MLA 2016 Special Session)

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Irving (Stony Brook University)
contact email: 
danieljirving1@gmail.com

Seeking abstracts for a proposed special session at MLA 2016, next January 7-10 in Austin, Texas.

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
contact email: 
apollonianjournal@gmail.com, subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com & mmm.saikatguha@gmail.com

VOL. 2, ISSUE 1 | MARCH-APRIL 2015

http://theapollonian.in/

FOCUS: Crime/Criminal/Criminality
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The Seventies in Contemporary Historical Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
MLA special session proposal
contact email: 
kcavende@brandeis.edu

This panel explores the multitude of recent fictions set in or grappling with the political and cultural legacy of the Seventies.

[UPDATE] "Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of Reading, Studying and Consulting": 19-21 November 2015

full name / name of organization: 
De Montfort University / European Society for Textual Scholarship
contact email: 
gegan@dmu.ac.uk

"Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of
Reading, Studying and Consulting"

The 12th Annual Conference of the European Society for

Narratives of Contingency (MLA, Austin 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Kristina Quynn/Colorado State University
contact email: 
quynn@colostate.edu

Paper proposals sought for a special session to be proposed for MLA 2016 (Austin, TX) that consider the narratives and/or discourses of “contingency” in modern/contemporary literature or documents

CFP: MLA 2015, deadline March 15, Division of American Literature to 1800

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen Donegan/University of California, Berkeley
contact email: 
kdonegan@berkeley.edu

Dear friends and colleagues,

Special Journal Section: The New Black and The New Negro: Generational Tensions between Blackness, Colorlessness, and Post-Black

full name / name of organization: 
Kinitra Brooks, guest editor / Transnational Literature
contact email: 
tnlthenewblack2015@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Feature: Volume 8, no. 1, November 2015
Guest Editor: Kinitra D. Brooks, University of Texas, San Antonio

"Hawthorne and Influence": CFP for Special Issue of the Hawthorne Review

full name / name of organization: 
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
contact email: 
dgreven@mailbox.sc.edu

Hawthorne and Influence: Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, and the Romantics

MLA 2016 Special Session: The Counterpublics of Underground Comix

full name / name of organization: 
MLA / Margaret Galvan and Leah Misemer
contact email: 
lsinsheimer@wisc.edu


When underground comix emerged in America in the 1970s, they were connected with the counter culture movement and rife with anti-establishment content. These comics participated in and addressed counterpublics, which queer theorist Michael Warner defines as “formed by their conflict with the norms and contexts of their cultural environment.” Yet much of the scholarship of the underground comix movement has centered on straight white men located in San Francisco (e.g. R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson).

4th Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN) 28-31 October 2015, Université Libre de Bruxelles Brussels-Belgiu

full name / name of organization: 
European Beat Studies Network
contact email: 
fbellars@ulb.ac.be

Call for Papers

4th Annual Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN)
28-31 October 2015, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Brussels-Belgium

Comparing Literary Historiography

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016, Special Session
contact email: 
tob@psu.edu or bhavyatiwari@utexas.edu

LIQUID BLACKNESS - Call for Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
liquid blackness
contact email: 
liquidblackness@gsu.edu

liquid blackness is undertaking a long term research project on the legendary yet seldom seen film: Larry Clark’s 1977 Passing Through.

The Transnational West (MLA 2016, January 7-10, Austin, TX)

full name / name of organization: 
Western Literature Association
contact email: 
kerry.fine@ttu.edu

This panel seeks to go beyond the territory opened by the spaghetti-westerns to explore the ways in which the themes and tropes of the West have been appropriated (or re-appropriated)/redeployed/repur

The Profane West (MLA 2016, January 7-10, Austin, TX)

full name / name of organization: 
Western Literature Association
contact email: 
kerry.fine@ttu.edu

Looking beyond the common meaning of “profane” this roundtable takes for its focus the theme of The 51st Annual Conference of the Western Literature Association, to be held in Big Sky, Montana.

[UPDATED] (Re)presentation: Problematizing Authenticity-- St. John's University Graduate English Conference March 28, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University English Department
contact email: 
sju.grad.conference2015@gmail.com

Submission deadline extended!

"Literary Production in the Late Age of Print" MMLA Conference: Columbus, Ohio, November, 12-14, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest MLA Conference: Permanent Panel on Literary Criticism
contact email: 
vincent.haddad@

How do material histories of the book and print culture inform how we think about the novel (and its surprising stability) in the present?

KEEP IT DIRTY

full name / name of organization: 
Keep it Dirty: an affiliative network oriented towards ecological consciousness-raising and collective-image production, facilitated in the interest of a new posthuman environmental solidarity. Published by punctum books.
contact email: 
samuelrayjacobson@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Transnational Narratives of Performed Exile and Englishness

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Catalina Florina Florescu, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, English Department, Pace University
contact email: 
ravaseala@gmail.com or fflorescu@pace.edu

In the PMLA inaugural edition released in 2014, Professor Simon Gikandi of Princeton University published an editorial titled, “Provincializing English,” that (in part) constitutes the foundation

CFP: Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016
contact email: 
amajumder@uh.edu / sourit.bhattacharya@warwick.ac.uk

We invite proposals for an MLA special session on “Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature” – Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association, Austin, Texas, January 7-10, 2016.

[UPDATE] CFP: Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
contact email: 
fansconference@gmail.com

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.

UPDATE - Women & Work in Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association
contact email: 
sweil@centralia.edu

For this special session on Women & Work in Literature at PAMLA, November 6 - 8, 2015, Portland State University, Oregon, we seek 50 word abstracts & 250 word proposals on the following: How do write

[UPDATE-Deadline extended to 2/20] Performance, Praxis, Activism, and The Promise of Critical Pedagogy (Riverside, CA-May 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Cultural Studies Association--Performance Working Group
contact email: 
Stefanie A. Jones (sjones@gc.cuny.edu) & Eero Laine (eero.email@gmail.com)

The Performance Working Group (PWG) of the Cultural Studies Association calls for participants for two sessions at the 2015 conference in Riverside, California (May 21 - 24, 2014).

REMINDER - HYPERION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - MARCH 12, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
HYPERION UNIVERSITY, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
contact email: 
sorinamaria21@gmail.com

Dear all,
I just wanted to remind you about our International Conference, to take place on March, 12 (Thursday), 2015 - COMMUNITY AND COMMUNICATION FROM A DIACHRONIC AND SYNCHRONIC PERSPECTIVE.

Locating Lives: The Inaugural Conference for the IABA Asia-Pacific Chapter 1-4 Dec 2015

full name / name of organization: 
International Auto/Biography Association - Asia- Pacific
contact email: 
Kate.Douglas@flinders.edu.au

Locating Lives: The Inaugural Conference for the IABA Asia-Pacific Chapter.

1st-4th December 2015
Flinders University – City Campus, Adelaide, South Australia.

Conference organisers:

Nabokov on Politics

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Mangrum / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
contact email: 
bmangrum@email.unc.edu

In a later preface to Bend Sinister (1947), Vladimir Nabokov claims, “the influence of my epoch on my present book is as negligible as the influence of my books, or at least of this book, o

MLA Special Session: Gothic Performances and the Literary Audience Jan. 7 - Jan. 10

full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 
gdenton@ega.edu and aggal@memphis.edu

We are inviting paper proposals for a possible special sessions panel at the 2016 MLA Conference in Austin, TX, Jan. 7 - Jan. 10

[UPDATE] Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 18, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University - English Department
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (6th Annual)

Theme: “Partitions and/of Empire”

[FINAL CALL] Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices, October 1-3, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum
contact email: 
gurleyja@lemoyne.edu

Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices, lemoyne.edu/slsr
Co-sponsored by Hamilton College, the Central New York Humanities Corridor, and Syracuse University

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