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Debilitating Spaces

updated: 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:10pm
19th-century American forum
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

MLA 2018 (4-7 Jan, NYC) The 19th-century American forum is seeking abstracts for a panel proposal onDebilitating Spaces. This panel will interrogate geographies of physical or psycho-social debilitation across the long nineteenth century. How did spatial configurations of race, class, gender, sexuality, able-bodiedness, and environment distribute and/or inflect experiences of debilitation? Please send an abstract, contact info, and a brief bio to Hsuan L. Hsu (hsuanLhsu@gmail.com) by March 15.  

Representing Rural Women

updated: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 4:45pm
Whitney Womack Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Representing Rural Women

We invite you to submit an abstract for a proposed collection of critical essays focused on historical and contemporary representations of rural women in North America.

We are interested in interdisciplinary topics and theoretical approaches that help provide new understandings of the lives and experiences of rural women. We are seeking contributors from American studies, women’s and gender studies, ethnic studies, English, popular culture studies, film and media studies, history, sociology, anthropology, political science, and other relevant disciplines. Contributions may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Equity, Equality & Reform in Contemporary Public Education

updated: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:28pm
IGI Global Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dear Colleagues:

I am currently in the process of editing a forthcoming publication entitled Equity, Equality and Reform in Contemporary Public Education to be published by IGI Global, an international publisher of progressive academic research. I would like to take this opportunity to cordially invite you to submit your work for consideration in this publication.

Edith Wharton Society Award for Archival Research

updated: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:32pm
Edith Wharton Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The Edith Wharton Society welcomes applications for an award for archival research on Edith Wharton. This award, in the amount of $500, is intended to enable a scholar to conduct research on Edith Wharton’s work at the various archives available (e.g., Wharton’s library at The Mount in Lenox, MA; the Wharton Collection at Yale University’s Beinecke Library; the Wharton papers at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, etc). Prospective fellows for the 2016-2017 award are asked to e-mail a research proposal (maximum length 5 single-spaced pages) and a CV by June 30, 2017, with the subject line “EWS Award for Archival Research” to:

Edith Wharton Society Undergraduate Research Prize

updated: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:32pm
Edith Wharton Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

In 2014, the Edith Wharton Society launched a prize for undergraduate research on Edith Wharton. We seek critical essays by undergraduates focusing on works by Wharton in all genres. Students at all undergraduate levels are eligible to submit. Papers should be 15 pages maximum. The winning essay will be published on the Edith Wharton Society website and the author will receive an award of $100. Electronic submissions are requested.

Elsa Nettels Prize for a Beginning Scholar

updated: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:32pm
Edith Wharton Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

This award, formerly known as the “Edith Wharton Society Prize for a Beginning Scholar” and established in the fall of 2005, recognizes the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar, advanced graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure-track or full-time appointment for more than four years.  The winning and second-place essays will be submitted for review and possible publication to the Editorial Board of the Edith Wharton Review, a peer-reviewed journal indexed in the MLA Bibliography and published by Penn State University Press. The author of the prize-winning essay will receive an award of $250.

Special Issue of NANO: The Anthropocene

updated: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:32pm
Kyle Wiggins, Boston University and Brandon Krieg, Westminster College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017

NANO: New American Notes Online

Issue 13 Call for Papers

Due by: December 2, 2017

Special Issue: The Anthropocene

Guest Editors: Kyle Wiggins and Brandon Krieg 

CFP: Imagining Asia in the Era of Trump

updated: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:33pm
Hong Kong University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 6, 2017

CFP: Imagining Asia in the Era of Trump

Dates: May 22-23, 2017

Venue: University of Hong Kong

MLA 2018 Roundtable: The Future(s) of Literary Biography

updated: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:28pm
Todd Goddard / Utah Valley University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

One doesn't need to look hard to find someone declaring the "end of biography" generally, and in light of the various challenges posed by critical theory, perhaps literary biography is in an even more precarious position. Likewise, it seems clear that the academy generally devalues the efforts of life writers. This roundtable will consider the current state and future(s) of literary biography, in and out of the academy.  Send 250 word abstract by March 15th.

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