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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
deadline for submissions: April, 2017 full name / name of organization: The Sunflower Collective contact email: email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 16 January 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 email@example.com by January 16, 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com, no later than January 26, 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.
See the proposal on the ASA Collaborators page here: https://www.theasa.net/collaborate/fugitive-impulses-thinking-teaching-l...
Fugitive Impulses: Thinking, Teaching, and Living Fugitivity
Session type: Traditional Panel