category: american

International James Baldwin Conference 26-28 May 2016

full name / name of organization: 
The American University of Paris
contact email: 
William.Dow@wanadoo.fr

International Conference: “A Language to Dwell In”: James Baldwin, Paris, and International Visions
At The American University of Paris
26-28 May 2016

Call for Papers

Language Change, Shifting Borders, and Identity Construction (MLA, Jan 7-10, 2016); deadline 3/15/15

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Language Change
contact email: 
tara.williams@oregonstate.edu

The Executive Committee on Language Change at the Modern Language Association (MLA) is accepting papers for a session to be held at the annual conference in January 2016 in Austin.

Rethinking the 'L' in MLA (Jan 7-10, 2016); deadline 3/15/15

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Language Change
contact email: 
tara.williams@oregonstate.edu

The MLA Forum on Language Change invites proposals for a panel on “Rethinking the ‘L’ in MLA.” Papers might address questions like: What counts as a modern language?

Proposed Edited Collection: Theorizing Ethnicity in the Chick Lit Genre

full name / name of organization: 
Erin Hurt
contact email: 
ehurt@wcupa.edu

Though the chick lit genre is most often cited as a location for the study of contemporary white women’s experiences or perhaps to debate the genre’s feminist credentials, it has in the last fifteen years emerged as a site where protagonists of many ethnicities negotiate their cultural identities and notions of national belonging.

Transatlantic Religion and Madness: Intellectual Disability and Anglo-American Faith Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session (proposed)
contact email: 
george.gordon-smith@emory.edu; b.r.wall@sms.ed.ac.uk

We welcome abstracts that explore representations of religious identities and/or intellectual disabilities in transatlantic British and American writing.

Speculative Fiction – SAMLA – November 13-15, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Wenger Bro / Middle Georgia State College
contact email: 
lisa.bro@mga.edu

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres.

Personas in Production

full name / name of organization: 
School of The Arts, The University of Northampton
contact email: 
mrwattenbarger@cohab.mu.ac.in and ecw@northampton.ac.uk

8 April 2015, School of the Arts, The University of Northampton

The Partition of India – Beyond Improbable Lines

full name / name of organization: 
Elisabetta Marino, Daniela Rogobete
contact email: 
marino@lettere.uniroma2.it

The impressive amount of historical, fictional and analytical texts inspired by the Indian Partition makes it rather difficult for anybody to find a new angle of research that might reveal other unexp

The Partition of India – Beyond Improbable Lines

full name / name of organization: 
Elisabetta Marino, Daniela Rogobete
contact email: 
marino@lettere.uniroma2.it

The impressive amount of historical, fictional and analytical texts inspired by the Indian Partition makes it rather difficult for anybody to find a new angle of research that might reveal other unexp

[UPDATE] Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism CALL FOR PAPERS

full name / name of organization: 
Sara Collins/Pratt Institute
contact email: 
scollin4@pratt.edu

Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism: CALL FOR PAPERS

[UPDATE} Final Reminder: 2015 First Book Institute Applications Due by 2/16

full name / name of organization: 
Center for American Literary Studies
contact email: 
cals@psu.edu

Announcing

The 2015 First Book Institute

June 7-13, 2015

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at PennsylvaniaStateUniversity

Co-Directors

Exploring America: Commonwealth Authors Write America (5/15/15; 9/15/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Abele, Nassau CC; Shalini Nadaswaran, University of Malaya
contact email: 
eabele88@gmail.com

American literature has often turned its lens on Asia and Africa, evoking tropes of the exotic with American values presented as the standard.

Radical Kinship - Tufts University (Deadline: May 7)

full name / name of organization: 
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
contact email: 
tuftsgradhumanitiesconference@gmail.com

RADICAL KINSHIP

Keynote: Omise’eke Tinsley, University of Texas at Austin
Conference Date: October 16, 2015

"Hemingway and the American West," MLA 2016, Austin, TX, 7-10 January 2016--Deadline 10 March 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Ernest Hemingway Society
contact email: 
skosiba@troy.edu

This panel invites papers that contrast the writing and life of Ernest Hemingway with aspects of the American West.

More than Writing: Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Minnesota State University Mankato Graduate Scholars of English Association
contact email: 
morethanwritingconference@gmail.com

“More than Writing: Narratives” Graduate Conference

Department of English Graduate Student Conference

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Centennial Student Union

"Circum-Caribbean Poetics": 9/1/15

full name / name of organization: 
Jana Braziel and Nicasio Urbina, University of Cincinnati
contact email: 
jana.braziel@uc.edu, nicasio.urbina@uc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Circum-Caribbean Poetics”

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, TX Jan 7-10): Special Session "Character and 19th-Century Literature"

full name / name of organization: 
Anna E. Clark
contact email: 
aclark@iona.edu

This session invites proposals for papers that rethink the narratological, cultural, and/or historical significance of literary character and characterization in the nineteenth century.

Deadline June 20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of Improvisation In Professional Practice, Columbia University, Teachers College
contact email: 
at532@tc.columbia.edu

Call For Papers
The Journal of Improvisation in Professional Practice
A partnership with The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship at Columbia University

Forms, Logics, and Rhetorics of "Pastness" and the Politics of Identity in the Present - ASAP/7, September 24-27, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Torleif Persson / Rutgers University
contact email: 
torleif.p@gmail.com

This panel explores the relationship between forms, logics, and rhetorics of “pastness” and the politics of identity in the present.

David Foster Wallace and The Short Things, July 8th 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Sloane, University Of Bristol
contact email: 
theshortthings@gmail.com

This conference is designed to explore the relationship between David Foster Wallace and short fiction.

Mapping Identities in the Modern World, 1830-present

full name / name of organization: 
University of York Centre for Modern Studies
contact email: 
cmods-pgforum@york.ac.uk

Keynote: Marius Kociejowski

“Self-identity is inextricably bound up with the identity of the surroundings.”
– Lars Svendsen, A Philosophy of Boredom

“The Cultures and Politics of Leisure in the British Isles & the United States” (November 6-7, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Histoire et Dynamique des Espaces Anglophones: Du Réel au Virtuel (HDEA), Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France
contact email: 
leisure@listes.paris-sorbonne.fr

Leisure is a central rather than a peripheral feature of culture. Indeed, the divide between leisure and “productive work”—to which it is traditionally opposed—has never been an impassable wall, but rather a porous boundary involving dynamics of control, negotiation, and hybridization. Far from a mere holiday or retreat from society, leisure represents a specific domain of activities in which core social and cultural values and structures are expressed, reified, transmitted, learned, manipulated, and resisted. "

Books That Cook: Teaching Food in Fiction and Memoir

full name / name of organization: 
Stacey Donohue/MLA 2016 in Austin, Texas
contact email: 
sdonohue@cocc.edu

Papers exploring literary, cultural, historical, or pedagogical approaches to food (or lack of food) in fiction and memoir. 300 word proposals by March 15 to sdonohue@cocc.edu

Local Labor: Work In and Out of Central Appalachia

full name / name of organization: 
West Virginia University English Grad Student Union
contact email: 
wvuegsucolloquium2015@gmail.com

Call For Papers: WVU English Graduate Student Union 2015 Colloquium
Theme: Local Labor: Work In and Out of Central Appalachia
Date: Saturday April 4th 2015

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session “Food and Feast in Outlaw Literature”

full name / name of organization: 
Alexander L. Kaufman
contact email: 
akaufman@aum.edu

Conference papers invited to explore the literary, cultural, and theoretical aspects of food and feasting in traditional outlaw narratives, or texts that have characters who are outsiders, tricksters,

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Call for Papers - Subjectivity in an Object World - St. John's University Humanities Review

full name / name of organization: 
St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)
contact email: 
sjuhumanities@gmail.com

Deadline now February 10, 2015

“The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction.”

CFP for SSAWW 2015: Perspectives on The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield (2/11/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
denise_macneil@redlands.edu

Since its reemergence in the late 1990s, The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield has received increasing critical and academic attention.

[UPDATE] Occupations - Excursions Journal (deadline: 1 March 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Excursions Journal
contact email: 
enquiries@excursions-journal.org.uk

We are still accepting submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Occupations' - the deadline for submissions is 1st March 2015.

Abstract/shuns

full name / name of organization: 
Joshua Adair and Paul Walker
contact email: 
jadair1@murraystate.edu pwalker1@murraystate.edu

What about those ideas you entertain but never fully develop? Those notions which are reviled and dismissed by peer gatekeepers? Follies so whimsical they unsettle even you?

[UPDATE] ASA: Miserable Violence, Violent Resistance

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association
contact email: 
lalivingston@byu.edu

I am looking for 1-2 more panelists to fill out a panel proposal for the 2015 American Studies Association conference (http://www.theasa.net/submit_a_proposal).

The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield: Perspectives, Intertextuality, Pedagogy (ALA, May 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
Denise_MacNeil@redlands.edu

For presentation at the American Literature Association Conference, May 21 - 24, 2015 (Boston, MA): Since its reemergence in the late 1990s, The Female American; or,The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield has received increasing critical and academic attention. As we approach twenty years of contemporary awareness to this novel, this panel asks us to take stock of the position of this novel

UPDATE: Ambivalent Ambiguities: Depictions of Race in Young Adult Dystopian and Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Meghan Gilbert-Hickety & Miranda Green-Barteet
contact email: 
RaceinYAlit@gmail.com

Ambivalent Ambiguities: Depictions of Race in Young Adult
Dystopian and Science Fiction
Proposed Anthology

Book project - Finite, Singular, Exposed: New Perspectives on the Modernist Subject

full name / name of organization: 
Paula Martin Salvan (UCO) / Gerardo Rodriguez Salas (UGR)
contact email: 
paula.martin@uco.es, gerardor@ugr.es

The editors of the volume Finite, Singular, Exposed: New Perspectives on the Modernist Subject are seeking for contributions to complete this ongoing book project.

Eudora Welty Review (annual). Deadline for Vol. 8 (2016): Sept. 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Eudora Welty Review (published by Dept. of English, Georgia State University)
contact email: 
pmchaney@gsu.edu

The Eudora Welty Review, formerly the Eudora Welty Newsletter, is an annual journal published each spring that encourages research and scholarship on Welty and wider reading and teaching of her work.

[UPDATE] SLI (Studies in the Literary Imagination): Call for Special Topics Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Literary Imagination, Dept. of English, Georgia State University
contact email: 
lnhoward@gsu.edu

SLI is now accepting topic proposals for future issues.

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