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Female Ghosts and Crime Fiction in American Literature

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Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:10pm
ALA Symposium Criminal America
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Female Ghost and Crime Fiction

Panel Proposal: ALA Symposium Criminal America March 2017

Haunting, Horrible Hunger: Food for Fright

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Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:10pm
Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 13, 2017

[A]nd so I left my fairy godmother, with both her hands on her crutch stick, standing in the midst of the dimly lighted room beside the rotten bride-cake that was hidden in cobwebs” (Great Expectations, 158).

The upcoming issue of Parlour will concentrate on food and consumption culture with an emphasis on the displeasing aspects of appetites: hunger, starvation, gluttony, and pica to name a few. We invite submissions that explore a wide range of approaches to the issue’s theme and the various ways consumption or depravation becomes a “haunting” and “horrible” aspect of humanity.

“Minority Cultural Production and the Ethics of Pedagogies of Dissent” for ASA 2017: Pedagogies of Dissent

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Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:13pm
Christian Ravela
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2017

Proposals are invited for a session on “Minority Cultural Production and the Ethics of Pedagogies of Dissent” to be held at the American Studies Association conference in Chicago, Illinois from November 9-12th 2017.

 

Perhaps no other set of cultural objects has been more repeatedly called upon in pedagogies of dissent than minority cultural productions. Indeed, minority cultural production is often tasked to teach histories of domination and resistance along the axis of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Yet, such a task can often slides into liberal pedagogies of sympathetic identification and tolerance in which the aim is no longer material social transformation but personal understanding.

 

Reading/Teaching Raymond Carver in the Age of Trump

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Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:13pm
The International Raymond Carver Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2017

The IRCS is planning to hold one or more panels at the 2017 American Literature Association annual conference in Boston, May 25-28, 2017http://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-annual-conference/The proposed title for a panel is :"Reading/Teaching Carver in the Age of Trump"The IRCS will read abstracts for papers until January 20, 2017. Please send a 200-word description of your talk and a 50-word bio to

ircs AT internationalraymondcarversociety.org

Passing the Personality Test: Dissent and the Therapeutic Subject

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 4:41pm
Jessica Hurley / American Studies Association, Chicago 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

From the Buzzfeed quiz to the status update, the courtroom to the therapist’s couch, U.S. culture is rife with sites where subjects are asked to pass the test of whether they inhabit personhood in the right way. How does mental wellness become yet another attribute of the liberal subject who deserves to thrive? How does the performance of a personality determine the distribution of privilege? In particular, we aim to consider how the the psychologization of power bolsters structures of oppression along lines of race, sex, gender, and ability. What happens when homosexuality or blackness, for example, are reinscribed as forms of personality disorder or schizoid psychosis?

ASA 2017--Speculative American Histories

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Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 9:45am
American Studies Association, Chicago 2017/Gabriella Friedman
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

This panel will consider the works of 20th and 21st century American writers who have speculatively (re)imagined American history. For the purpose of this panel, “speculative” will encompass any text that deploys the tropes of fantasy and science fiction, that rejects the realist/non-realist binary, or that engages explicitly with the concept of “speculation” in any of its many forms (i.e. financial speculation, cognitive or imaginative speculation).

The panel will explore the following questions:

21st-Century War Veterans: Victims, Heroes, or Something Else?

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Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 6:21pm
Peter Molin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2017

Call for Papers:  American Literature Association Conference, May 25-28, 2017, Boston, MA.

This panel invites investigation of fictional representations of veterans of war in Iraq and Afghanistan in works such as Kevin Powers’ The Yellow Birds, Roxana Robinson’s Sparta, Phil Klay’s Redeployment, and Roy Scranton’s War Porn, especially as they intersect with national debates about PTSD, “trauma heroes,” “thanking veterans for their service,” the “civil-military divide,” and current political trends.

Submit proposals of 250 words or less to Peter Molin at petermolin@msn.com by January 20, 2017.

Principled Separatists: Representations of Withdrawal and Dissent in American Literature and Culture -- ASA 2017

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Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:15pm
Matthew Mosher
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Non-guaranteed session for ASA (American Studies Association) 2017. From the hermit’s tales of the eighteenth century through the writings of transcendentalists in the nineteenth and expatriates in the twentieth (to name only a few), American writers and cultural producers have long represented separation from society as a form of political, social, and/or cultural dissent. This panel seeks to examine such representations with an eye toward their inherent ambiguities. To what degree and under what conditions can dissent, a form of oppositional political engagement, stem from what is ostensibly a strategy of disengagement—i.e., separation and withdrawal?

The Writer as Recluse in American Literature -- MLA 2018

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Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:15pm
Matthew Mosher
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Non-guaranteed session for MLA 2018. This panel seeks to explore the figure of the reclusive writer in American literature, and is open to papers on both fictional writers in literary works as well as real-world writers of literary works. All periods and critical approaches welcome. 300-word abstract and brief biographical statement by March 1 to matthew.mosher@stonybrook.edu.

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