This special session investigates the function of memory in U.S. visual culture, tracing political significance of remembering particular historical events in a contemporary moment. Indeed, judging by recent examples—including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway sensation Hamilton, Theodore Melfi’s blockbuster Hidden Figures, and John Lewis’s graphic novel trilogy March; the representational backwards-gaze upon the national past seems to enact, at a minimum, influential political critique and, at a maximum potential, art-based activism. We welcome proposals for 15-minute papers that consider the political stakes of memory and remembrance in any visual artifact (broadly defined) that engages U.S. culture.
The Edith Wharton Society invites proposals for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (SAMLA 89) to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, November 3-5, 2017. The conference topic is High Art / Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture.
International Poe & Hawthorne Conference—Kyoto, Japan
The Poe Studies Association, The Poe Society of Japan, The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society, and The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society of Japan invite paper and session proposals for a joint conference to be held in Kyoto, Japan on June 21-24, 2018.
The 2018 Kyoto conference is the successor to the 2006 Oxford conference and the 2012 Florence conference of the Poe, Hawthorne, and Emerson societies.
Call for Proposals: Race/Gender/Class/Media 4.0: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers (Rebecca Ann Lind, Editor).
This guaranteed session explores populism as a “discursive style” of paranoia, division, identity formation, conspiracy and/or emergency, among other categories. All periods/global perspectives welcome. 300-word abstracts by March 15; David Bahr (email@example.com)
Call for Proposals
Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today
Friday, October 13 to Sunday, October 15, 2017
Mike Amnasan, Dodie Bellamy, Nayland Blake, Bruce Boone, Dennis Cooper, Gabrielle Daniels, Renee Gladman, Robert Glück, Rob Halpern, Carla Harryman, Kevin Killian, Chris Kraus, Eileen Myles, Camille Roy, Jocelyn Saidenberg, Gail Scott, Robin Tremblay-McGaw, Dana Ward
Proposals are invited for papers, panels, and short-format projects to be presented at a conference on New Narrative writing being held at the University of California, Berkeley on October 13-15, 2017.
Special Relationships: Poetry Across the Atlantic Since 2000
Deadline Extended: Deadline for Submissions March 3
We are delighted to announce the Call for Papers for Special Relationships: Poetry Across the Atlantic Since 2000, a one-day symposium exploring the interstices of poetics in the circum-Atlantic region since 2000, to be held at the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford on May 19, 2017.
IN THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES
A Symposium at Connecticut College
New London, Connecticut
November 3–4, 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS
Virginia Jackson and Suvir Kaul
THINKING ITS PRESENCE 2017
OCTOBER 19 - 21, 2017
The University of Arizona Poetry Center
PROPOSAL, READING/PERFORMANCE, AND PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
MLA 2018 (4-7 Jan, NYC) The 19th-century American forum is seeking abstracts for a panel proposal onDebilitating Spaces. This panel will interrogate geographies of physical or psycho-social debilitation across the long nineteenth century. How did spatial configurations of race, class, gender, sexuality, able-bodiedness, and environment distribute and/or inflect experiences of debilitation? Please send an abstract, contact info, and a brief bio to Hsuan L. Hsu (hsuanLhsu@gmail.com) by March 15.