Now in its ninth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 10-11 February 2017. Topics may include but are not limited to:
"Trojan Horse" Pedagogy: Southern Studies in a Terrain of Struggle
SSSL'S Emerging Scholars Organization
SAMLA 88 - Jacksonville, FL - November 4 - 6, 2016)
THE EUDORA WELTY SOCIETY
The Eudora Welty Society welcomes a range of papers, but proposals addressing Welty and the SAMLA 88 theme of "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?" are especially welcome. We also are interested in work that investigates how Welty's fiction, essays, or photography interact with politics, jazz, the blues, newspapers, magazines, television, film, and other texts. Consider also how Welty's work has been reimagined by other artists, such as Claire Holley's song "Pleasant Dreams" inspired by "The Whistle." By June 1, 2016, please send a 300-500 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V requirements to William Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our initial deadline has passed but we still have room for one-three more chapters on PTSD and trauma in Clint Eastwood's directorial efforts.
March 6, 2016
[Inter]sections is an online annual peer-reviewed journal of American studies. We are currently accepting submissions for issue 19 (2016) by September 1, 2016.
We publish academic papers, as well as relevant reviews and interviews. Papers should be between 3,000 and 8,000 words, and written in accordance with the 2009 MLA citation style. All submissions should also include an 100-word abstract and a list of 5-7 keywords, a short bio, and an abstract. Alternately, you may wish to fill in the following submission form:
Bio (no more than 100 words):
Zero K is Don DeLillo’s 16th novel and deals with cryogenics -- the freezing of the dead body for a subsequent scientifically-fueled resurrection. Keeping in mind SAMLA’s theme, Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise is It?, we seek papers that explore DeLillo’s themes, conflicts, characterization, and/or science. (SAMLA 88 * November 4-6, 2016 * Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront * Jacksonville, FL.) Please send your 250 word abstract to Jacqueline Zubeck (email@example.com) by June 5, 2016.
I am chairing a panel titled "Normalcy as Dystopica: Disability Studies Perspectives" as part of the the SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) annual conference this coming November 4-6 in Jacksonville, Florida. Conference participants must join SAMLA.
This panel seeks abstracts exploring Ezra Pound's vision of paradise as presented in The Cantos. By June 2, please send a 300-word abstracts, brief bio, and A/V requiremetns to Jeff Grieneisen, State College of Florida, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Papers might also explore the utopian and/or dystopian elements of the epic poem, as the conference theme is "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?" The SAMLA conference will be held Nov. 4-6, 2016 in Jacksonvill, FL.
In keeping with this year’s SAMLA theme of utopia and dystopia, this panel will investigate the ways in which work, class, and labor have been represented throughout these traditions in American literature and culture. From utopia texts from authors like Edward Bellamy and Ignatius Donnelly to dystopian films like The Hunger Games and Divergent, utopian and dystopian representations have had a lot to say about work, class, and labor. In this panel, the questions we are interested in posing in this session are these: how are utopias/dystopias important for thinking about social class and labor? What can these representations tell us about popular and theoretical understandings of social class and labor?
This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, mipsters, filmmakers, and visual artists. Muslims are woven into the American fabric, from the generations of Moorish slaves accompanying the conquistadors in the Southwest, enslaved West Africans such as those in the coastal Gullah communities, Arab laborers in the Midwest factories in the late 1800s, twentieth-century immigrants fueling the medical and technology sectors, to those currently displaced by wars and natural disasters. Papers are invited that explore the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities in literary and cultural texts.
I am interested in collecting essays that explore religious belief and practice in contemporary young adult fiction (written after 2001). There are several questions that each chapter will address: How are the religious experiences of teenagers expressed in contemporary young adult literature? What is the relationship between the characters’ religious beliefs/values and their interactions with parents, their friends, their schools, and their societies (real and fantastic)? How do young adult authors use religious texts, traditions, and beliefs to add layers of meaning to their characters, settings, and plots? How does contemporary young adult literature place itself into the larger conversation regarding the postsecular?
The Tennessee Williams Annual Review invites academic writing on all aspects of the Williams oeuvre, including his plays, poetry, prose, and correspondence. Studies of the productions of his plays and technical analyses of stagecraft and institutional issues are welcome, as is work on present-day productions of recently discovered and newly edited texts. The journal also routinely publishes brief texts that emerge from the ongoing examination of his literary records. Of particular interest is the history of the reception of Williams’s work and public persona in the postwar Broadway renaissance and in the period roughly from 1940 to 1980, along with scholarship on the lasting effects of Williams’s work on the cinema.
We invite submissions for the Rhetorical Approaches to Literature panel, a standing session of the annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference. The 2016 PAMLA Conference will be held at the Westin Pasadena from Friday-Sunday, November 11-13, 2016, in Pasadena, California.
This year's conference theme is "Archives, Libraries, Properties." However, papers on any topics related to literature from a rhetorical analysis and perspective are welcome.
Paper proposals must be made to our online system, which requires a PAMLA website user account for access. Click on "Online Proposal Submission Form" on this page:
CALL FOR PAPERS
American Queerness after 1945
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
114th Annual Conference
November 11-13, 2016
What new valences of power and politics have arisen in queer literature since the Lavender Scare? What are the consequences of rendering the private as public? What are its legacies for the contemporary? This panel welcomes a broad range of approaches to these topics within American Literature since 1945.