category: american

[NEMLA] The Descent of Darwin: Evolutions in Literary Representation (April 30 - May 3 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
cy295@cornell.edu

Charles Darwin’s work transformed scientific knowledge in the nineteenth-century by offering new modes of understanding and classifying humans that had serious consequences for the studies of race,

RE-VIEWING THE MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVE FOR THE 21st CENTURY (Oct. 10, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Synoptique - An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
contact email: 
editor.synoptique@gmail.com

SYNOPTIQUE Call For Papers
OUT OF THE DARK STACKS AND INTO THE LIGHT:
RE-VIEWING THE MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVE FOR THE 21st CENTURY

The Sustainability of Flannery, 50 Years Later--SAMLA 86 (Nov. 7-9, 2014), Atlanta

full name / name of organization: 
Flannery O'Connor Society
contact email: 
schroedm@savannahstate.edu

Fifty years after the death of the Flannery O'Connor, this panel looks to the future as well as the past to explore the possibilities for sustaining the focus and relevance of O'Connor for coming gene

Pennsylvania College English Association 2014 Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania College English Association
contact email: 
penncea@gmail.com

Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) 2014 Conference

Ramada State College Hotel and Conference Center

1450 S Atherton St, State College, PA, 16801

1-866-460-7456

[UPDATE] “Black & White / Red & Blue: A Graduate Visual Culture Conference” Oct. 10-11, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Department of American Studies, Saint Louis University
contact email: 
slu.visual@gmail.com

“Black & White / Red & Blue: A Graduate Visual Culture Conference”
Saint Louis University
Department of American Studies
October 10-11, 2014.
Email: slu.visual@gmail.com

Women in Trouble in Contemporary Cinema: 46th Annual Convention of NeMLA, Toronto, 30 April - 3 May 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
dvarner@purdue.edu, smit1822@purdue.edu

Women lost, isolated, backed into corners – the troubled woman pervades contemporary culture. This panel invites papers that address representations of breakdown, loss of identity, obsession, violence, victimization, criminality, and other kinds of trouble. What is this trouble? Is trouble necessarily a bad thing? Does trying to get out of trouble always lead to more trouble?

NEMLA 2015 CFP: Reading Indigenous Literatures of North America in the Absence of Western Theory

full name / name of organization: 
Carrie Louise Sheffield University of Tennessee, Knoxville
contact email: 
carrielouisesheffield@gmail.com

Reading Indigenous Literatures of North America in the Absence of Western Theory

Centennial Study of My Ántonia, 2-page proposals due 1 February 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Holly Blackford, Rutgers University-Camden
contact email: 
hvbhome@comcast.net

Proposals are sought for a collection that will offer readers an in-depth study of the 100-year life and legacy of My Ántonia, in the context of up-to-date research.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: His Circle and World, 9/30/14; 4/30 - 5/3/15

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
jhotz@esu.edu

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: His Circle and World

Journal special issue: The Banalization of War (submissions due September 15, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies
contact email: 
collit@wcupa.edu

CFP: THE BANALIZATION OF WAR
Issue editors: Graham MacPhee and Angela Naimou

War both establishes and destabilizes the fundamental distinctions between civilian and combatant, compatriot and alien, and the lawful and the illegitimate. Yet arguably there is another set of distinctions whose fragility has been exposed by the new modes of military violence emerging post–9/11, namely that between emergency and routine, crisis and continuity, the spectacular and the prosaic, the extraordinary and the banal.

[UPDATE] The Fantastic (Open-Topic) for NEPCA (6/13/14; Providence, RI 10/24-25/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Legend Area Chair
contact email: 
NEPCAFantastic@gmail.com

UPDATE 6/4/14:
PROPOSALS WILL NOW BE ACCEPTED UP TO 5 PM EST ON 13 JUNE 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS
SIXTH ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF
THE SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND LEGEND AREA

Request for Abstracts for Canadian Literature Roundtable at NEMLA 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Ellen Rosner Feig
contact email: 
efeig@bergen.edu

I will be running at panel on Canadian Literary Identity at the NEMLA Conference in late April 2015 in Toronto and would like to put out the request for abstracts to all of your members.

[UPDATE] Challenging Media Landscapes

full name / name of organization: 
University of Salford
contact email: 
s.simpson@salford.ac.uk

EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS: DEADLINE NOW 20 JUNE 2014
CHALLENGING MEDIA LANDSCAPES CONFERENCE

Date: Monday 17-Tuesday 18 November 2014

"Found in Translation: Transposing Identity Across Space and Time" LANGSA V Conference (Nov. 7, 2014; CFP deadlines, Sept. 16)

full name / name of organization: 
Languages Graduate Student Association (LANGSA) - University of Connecticut (UCONN)
contact email: 
langsa.uconn@gmail.com

V Annual Languages Graduate Student Association Conference
University of Connecticut

CALL FOR PAPERS

"Found in Translation: Transposing Identity Across Space and Time"

Cocktail Culture: The Book

full name / name of organization: 
Craig N. Owens (Drake University) and Stephen Schneider (University of Louisville)
contact email: 
cocktailconference@gmail.com

Cocktail Culture: The Book

Urban Ecologies: Historical Perspectives; DEADLINE 30 September 2014; NeMLA 30 April-3 May 2015, Toronto

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
contact email: 
boone@pitt.edu

Ecocriticism focuses increasingly on urban environments, often in contemporary contexts. But the city has affected ecologies for centuries.

Pynchon Week - June 8-12 2015, Athens, Greece

full name / name of organization: 
International Pynchon Week 2015 - Pynchon on the Edge
contact email: 
ipw2015athens@gmail.com

Reception Studies Society Panel at SAMLA 86 [Update-Deadline Approaching]

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA 86)
contact email: 
paul.dahlgren@gsw.edu

[UPDATE: Deadline Extension] "The Undead" Abstracts due 6/13 (for SAMLA 11/7-9))

full name / name of organization: 
Lynne M. Simpson, College English Association
contact email: 
lsimpson@presby.edu

The Undead as Sustainable (Academic) Resource

Fairy Tale Sensibilities and their Sustainability

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 86 Nov 7-9 2014 Atlanta GA
contact email: 
gdenton@ega.edu

Feminism’s theorists more and more have turned their focus on fairy tales’ socializing power, as fairy tales serve as repositories for cultural attitudes regarding gender, class, the environment,

Call for Book, Art, Film Reviews on "the Gendered Politics of Art" (Aug. 15 deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Todd A. Comer, Studies in the Humanities
contact email: 
tcomer@defiance.edu

Studies in the Humanities, a peer reviewed journal since 1968, is calling for film, art, or book reviews focused on gender issues (the theme for the upcoming issue is “Representations of, by, and fo

CFP: "Places and Myths" - New Harmony anniversary conference

full name / name of organization: 
Kirin Makker/Hobart William Smith Colleges
contact email: 
makker@hws.edu

Places and Myths – looking for panelists!

[REMINDER] 2014 Queerness and Games CFP, June 15 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
The Queerness and Games Conference
contact email: 
qgconference@gmail.com

Call for Speakers
Deadline June 15, 2014

The Queerness and Games Conference
Theme: “Difference at Play”
UC Berkeley, October 25 and 26, 2014
qgcon.com // @qgcon // qgconference@gmail.com

It’s Alive!: The Death, Rebirth and Refashioned City in Young Adult Speculative Fiction/MMLA/DEADLINE: June 15, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association/MMLA
contact email: 
amalkovich@concord.edu

Young Adult Literature Session

It’s Alive!: The Death, Rebirth and Refashioned City in Young Adult
Speculative Fiction

Waves of change : women and American education in the South in the 1960s

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA
contact email: 
hgoarzin@gsu.edu

Much has been studied about the major role played by women during the Civil Rights Movement but few have developed the place of education in the struggle for women’s equality in the South after 1965

[Update] In With the New But Not Out With the Old: Balancing Tradition and Innovation in Children’s Literature - SAMLA 2014 - No

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Rickard
contact email: 
rickard.24@osu.edu

The theme of this year’s SAMLA conference, which will take place in Atlanta November 7-9, is Sustainability and the Humanities (https://samla.memberclicks.net/conference).

The 36th Annual Southwest Popular American Culture Association Annual Meeting, February 11-14, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular American Culture Association
contact email: 
krdvorak@southwestpca.org

The Southwest Popular American Culture Association is now accepting individual paper, round table, and special topic submissions for our 36th annual conference.

MEMORY FRICTIONS: CONFLICT-NEGOTIATION-POLITICS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONTEMPORARY NARRATIVES IN ENGLISH

full name / name of organization: 
UNIVERSITY OF ZARAGOZA (SPAIN)
contact email: 
memoryfrictions2015@gmail.com

MEMORY FRICTIONS: CONFLICT-NEGOTIATION-POLITICS

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONTEMPORARY NARRATIVES IN ENGLISH

Conference venue: University of Zaragoza (Spain)
Dates: 6-8 May 2015

Call for Book Reviews on the "Cityscape" and the Urban Experience *FINAL CALL*

full name / name of organization: 
Todd Comer, Studies in the Humanities
contact email: 
tcomer@defiance.edu

Studies in the Humanities, a peer reviewed journal since 1968, is calling for book reviews of any book or books focused on the urban world (the theme for the upcoming issue is the “Cityscape as Disc

[UPDATE] Convergences in Art and Science Research

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Reconstruction 15.2
Immersion and Intervention: Convergences in Art and Science Research

Edited by Hervé Regnauld and Alan Ramón Clinton

Essay Collection Studying the Film "Mean Girls"

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University, English Department
contact email: 
meangirlscfp@gmail.com

Get in loser, we’re calling for papers.

[UPDATE] SAMLA 2014--From Corn-Pone to Delmonico's: Feasting with Twain--deadline extended to 6/14/14

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Dolan, The Mark Twain Circle of America
contact email: 
dolankc@mst.edu

Mark Twain is as popular a figure as ever.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline! Illustrated Texts--MMLA Permanent Section (Nov 13-16, 2014, Detroit)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jmurra24@kent.edu

The Midwest Modern Language Association Conference will take place in Detroit, MI, November 13-16, 2014.

James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues”: Suffering and Sustainability (SAMLA 11/7-9 2014, Atlanta GA)

full name / name of organization: 
Geri Harmon/SAMLA
contact email: 
gharmon@ggc.edu

James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues”: Suffering and Sustainability
SAMLA, November 7-9, 2014, Atlanta, GA

[LAST CALL] CFP: Edited Collection on Bruce Springsteen for Routledge Studies in Popular Music Series

full name / name of organization: 
Bill Wolff / Rowan University
contact email: 
wolffspringsteencollection@gmail.com

I am soliciting abstracts by scholars from all disciplines, including scholar-fans and fan-scholars, to be considered for inclusion in an edited collection on Bruce Springsteen

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