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Call for Papers: American Literature at PCA 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 10:54am
Corey Taylor / Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

The American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association invites submissions for our National Conference, to be held April 15-18, 2020 at the Downtown Marriott in Philadelphia, PA.

NeMLA 2020–Cowboys and Capitalists: Mythic Figures of Masculinity in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

updated: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 6:17pm
Diana H. Polley, Professor of English/Southern New Hampshire University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This NeMLA roundtable will engage the subject of masculinity in nineteenth-century American literature and culture, specifically through the landscape of two opposing mythic masculine figures: the American cowboy and the American capitalist. This session invites proposals that focus on either or both of these two critical representations of masculinity. How does the image of the cowboy and/or capitalist function in nineteenth-century American literature and culture and, more broadly, allow us to understand the complexities of masculinity and gender in nineteenth-century American society? Furthermore, how might we begin to trace these nineteenth-century cultural constructions in current conversations surrounding toxic masculinity in America?

Irreverence toward the Canon - C19 2020 roundtable CFP

updated: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:14am
Sean Ash Gordon, University of Massachusetts Amherst
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 16, 2019

In a teaching evaluation for a survey course, a student complained of “irreverence toward the canon,” perhaps conflating “canon” with institutional authority and “proper” knowledge, and a lack of reverence with moral laxity or heresy. But we believe “irreverence toward the canon” should be a goal of our critical teaching and scholarship, not a flaw. How can we be more irreverent toward the canon?

The Short Story's Global Dimensions - Panel ACLA Chicago

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:02pm
Gavin Jones (Stanford), Michael Collins (King's College, London)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Gavin Jones (Stanford) and Michael Collins (KCL) are seeking contributors for a panel on the "The Short Story's Global Dimensions" at the Annual Meeting of the ACLA in Chicago, 19th - 22nd March 2020. Abstract proposals of around 200 words should be sent to the organisers by August 30th.

 

https://www.acla.org/short-storys-global-dimensions  

 

Can the Other Speak? Productive Difficulties in Ethnic and Postcolonial Literature

updated: 
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 6:04pm
Misun Dokko / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Can the Other Speak? Productive Difficulties in Ethnic and Postcolonial Literature

Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

March 5-8, 2020

Boston, MA

Deadline for paper abstracts: September 30, 2019

Contact: Misun Dokko mdokko@lagcc.cuny.edu

 

Our 2020 NeMLA panel emerges from Gayatri Spivak’s seminal question, “can the subaltern speak?” Following Spivak’s response to this question, we will investigate moments when subalterns cannot speak or have difficulty speaking. Our inquiry into these moments will build on and sharpen conversations about otherness with respect to literary texts and beyond.

Cormac McCarthy Area

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:57pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Call for Papers

Cormac McCarthy Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019

Gothic Melville (edited collection)

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:56pm
Monika Elbert and Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

Call for chapter proposals

Gothic Melville (Edited Collection; 11/15/19)

Eds. Monika Elbert and Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Chapter proposals are solicited for an edited collection of scholarly essays seeking to elaborate Melville’s affinities with the literary Gothic. All approaches are welcome to the Gothic in Melville’s prose and poetry. Topics may include (but are not limited to):

Rap and Hip Hop Culture CFP

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:55pm
Southwest Popular and American Culture Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 41st annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-forpapers/

SSSL 2020: The Uses and Abuses of Shame

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:54pm
Courtney George/ Columbus State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL) 2020: The Uses and Abuses of Shame in the American South

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