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The Writer as Recluse in American Literature -- MLA 2018

updated: 
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.

Update: The William Dean Howells Society (ALA 2017)

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:16pm
The William Dean Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2016

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 28th Annual American Literature Association Conference to be held in Boston, May 25-28, 2017. 

 

Panel 1: On the Neglected Works of William Dean Howells

Submission Call : The Sunflower Collective

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:16pm
The Sunflower Collective
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

deadline for submissions: April, 2017 full name / name of organization: The Sunflower Collective contact email: thesunflowercollectiveindia@gmail.com 

The Sunflower Collective is looking for submissions. We celebrate the personal and the political - which we believe to be one and the same thing - in art.

 

www.sunflowercollective.blogspot.com

 

American Literature Association - Postwar Geographies

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:16pm
Jacqueline Foertsch / U North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 16, 2017

Postwar Geographies: Discussions of literature, 1945-1975,wherein mapping, locating, traveling, place-making, or turf-marking plays a significant role:  the Iron Curtain, the color line, the "women's room(s)," Model Cities, etc.  Abstracts to foertsch@unt.edu by 16 January 2017.

American Literature Association - Postwar Iconicities

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:16pm
Jacqueline Foertsch / U North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 16, 2017

Postwar Iconicities:  Discussions of literature, 1945-1975, treating iconic persons or milestone events historical or fictionalized.  Postwar literature regarding fame, celebrity, infamous crime or court cases, quintessential Americanness.  Abstracts to foertsch@unt.edu by January 16, 2017.

Teaching True Crime in American Literature

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:16pm
American Literature Association - "Criminal America" Symposium in Chicago, March 3-4
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Open to all discussions of teaching true crime texts on American Literature syllabi - by JANUARY 10 2017!

American Literature Association Symposium, "Criminal America:  Reading, Studying, and Teaching American Crime Fiction"

March 3-4 2017 / Chicago

[UPDATE] American Documentary Poetics--American Literature Association (ALA) 28th Annual Conference May 25-28, 2017, Boston, MA

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 10:55pm
Tana Jean Welch / Florida State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

American Documentary Poetics

CFP for American Literature Association (ALA) 28th Annual Conference

May 25-28, 2017, Boston, MA

Call for papers on any topic related to American docupoetics/investigative poetics. Part documentary, part imagination, investigative poetry incorporates a variety of data and reportage into the poem—including photos and images, testimonials, interviews, facts and figures—in order to explore the historical and political conditions of contemporary culture.

Submit 250 to 500-word abstracts and a CV, by January 15, 2017, to Tana Jean Welch, Florida State University, at tana.welch@med.fsu.edu

H.D. at the American Literature Association, Boston, May 25-28, 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 10:55pm
H.D. International Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 26, 2017

The  H.D. International Society (https://hdis.chass.ncsu.edu/) will again be sponsoring a panel at the American Literature Association conference, May 25-28, 2017, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA. The call for paper proposals is open ended, although projects working with some aspect of H.D.’s later writing would be particularly welcome given the recent publications of H.D. editions and their scholarly framings. Please send a brief paper proposal (250 words) along with a short biography/CV to Celena Kusch, ckusch@uscupstate.edu, no later than January 26, 2017.

Carson McCullers and Tolerance

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 10:55pm
Carson McCullers Society / 28th American Literature Association Conference / Boston, MA / May 25-28, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Carson McCullers Society welcomes abstracts for a panel on tolerance in Carson McCullers’ life and work. The panel call is broad; however, papers that place McCullers’ treatment of issues of diversity, plurality, non-conformity, and difference into dialogue with the contemporary, post-Trump moment or within the shifting currents of the early Civil Rights, pre-Stonewall, and pre-Women’s Liberation Movements are especially encouraged. For instance, panelists might discuss the political bandying about of the phrase “the leftover people” in the most recent presidential election in terms of its multiplex meanings in McCullers’ life and work and in media parlance today.

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