category: american

New Contexts for American Poetry in the 1950’s and 1960’s at the Louisville Conference

full name / name of organization: 
The Charles Olson Society
contact email: 
jsh115@case.edu

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 26-28, 2015.

Digital Humanities Pedagogy: 19th Century American--NeMLA Toronto April 30-May 3, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Travis/NeMLA
contact email: 
all submissions must be made through the NeMLA website (see description below)

Session ID: 15467
Session Format: Roundtable
Link to session submission: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15467

KULTUR-e invites contributions

full name / name of organization: 
The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey
contact email: 
info@kulturad.org

The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey is pleased to announce the launch of KULTUR-e, a refereed open access journal which will publish scholarly research on cultural studies, as well as work rela

[UPDATE] LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE

full name / name of organization: 
The Language and English Societies at the University of Central Oklahoma
contact email: 
langconf@gmail.com

THE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

LEGACIES OF BLACK FEMINISMS, DUE 9/10

full name / name of organization: 
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
BEDMONDS@PRINCETON.EDU

The Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective Presents
Legacies of Black Feminisms: A Black Queer Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Conference
Location: Princeton University

SPECIAL ISSUE: "Art and the Commons: Tract, Circuit, Sphere"

full name / name of organization: 
ASAP/Journal: The Scholarly Journal of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
contact email: 
editors_asap@press.jhu.edu



This special issue of the new ASAP/Journal investigates how the notion of a “commons” has formed or is forming theories and production of post-1960s literary, performing, visual, and media art. Critical theory has addressed the notion of a commons through concepts such as “the multitude,” the “affectsphere,” “the ecosphere,” and “open source”--all having implications for how a commons may potentially be constructed or annihilated in various arenas of contemporary social life. Yet what other forms of theoretical and/or enacted contact with the commons do the literary, visual, and performing arts present? For example, in the visual arts, “relational aesthetics” and “participatory art” controversially align themselves with commons construction, while electronic literature often cites digital commons' relationality, queer aesthetics offers new conceptual commons, and hip hop remix challenges anti-commons aesthetics; likewise, various Occupy movements as well as international liberation movements find art performance central to enunciating commons politics. New definitions of contemporary art periodization—such as planetarity, cosmodernism, altermodernism, geoculture, info-aesthetics—often quote commons' logics. The question is, then, this: How do the post-1960s arts portray, or construct, or deconstruct, our notions about the commons and extend the commons beyond its earlier social territories and meanings?

This "Art and the Commons" issue, edited by Amy J. Elias, explores how the contemporary arts relate to, develop, contest, or modify conversations about "the commons." The issue title plays on various forms (prose tracts, sound tracks, media circuitry, sculpted spheres) and locations (plotted space, rhizomatic space, psychic space, planetary space) associated with art’s interplay with the commons.

Approaching Posthumanism and the Posthuman

full name / name of organization: 
University of Geneva, University of Bern, CUSO
contact email: 
kimberly.frohreich@unige.ch

CALL FOR PAPERS:
Approaching Posthumanism and the Posthuman
Conference and Doctoral Workshop
June 4-6, 2015 – St. Maurice, Switzerland

Keynote Speakers:
Cary Wolfe, Rice University

Mind and American Literature book series

full name / name of organization: 
Camden House Publishers
contact email: 
lsimon@skidmore.edu

 

Edith Wharton Review

full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu

The _Edith Wharton Review_, a peer-reviewed, MLA-indexed journal is currently seeking submissions.

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Health" by 12 Oct 2014

full name / name of organization: 
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
contact email: 
info@aspeers.com

From the health checks on Ellis Island to long-standing and recently increasing debates about the (un-)Americanness of different models of health care to Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign aimed at improving the health of Americans, public discourse in the US has continually connected notions of health to notions of Americanness and has negotiated one via the other. Moreover, a culturally relevant, broad, metaphorical usage of health is evidenced in the omnipresence of such phrases as "the health of the nation," "crime epidemic," and even "Bieber fever." Not surprisingly, the topic of "American Health," broadly conceived, has garnered significant attention among scholars in a variety of disciplines.

aspeers will, therefore, dedicate the topical section of its eighth annual issue to "American Health."

Alice Munro and visibility of Canadian Literature in Europe (abstract before September 30, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Revue Etudes Canadiennes / Canadian Studies
contact email: 
francoise.le-jeune@univ-nantes.fr

The Revue Etudes Canadiennes/ Canadian Studies, (n°77 February 2015), seeks contributions in English dealing with Alice Munro’s short fiction writing (particularly Dance of the Happy Shades).

Childhood and Pethood: Representation, Subjectivity, and the Cultural Politics of Power. November 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Anna Feuerstein and Carmen Nolte-Odhiambo
contact email: 
childhoodandpethood@gmail.com

Abstracts (500 words) due November 1, 2014
Articles (7,000 words) due July 1, 2015

[UPDATE] Journal of Bruce Springsteen Studies

full name / name of organization: 
BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies
contact email: 
springsteenstudies@gmail.com

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies is an open access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen.

Westerns and the West (PCA/ACA 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Westerns and the West Area of the Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
Helen.Lewis@witcc.edu

PCA/ACA 2015 National Convention
April 1 to 4, 2015
New Orleans, LA

Panel: 20th-Century American Narratives of Redemption (DEADLINE: Sept. 30, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
asma.alnaser@gmail.com

46th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
Toronto, Ontario
30 April - 3 May 2015

Panel description:

Early American Animal Studies, SEA-OIEAHC, Chicago, June 18-21, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Society of Early Americanists - Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture
contact email: 
laurenlafauci@icloud.com

Call for Proposals:
SEA-ASLE Roundtable in Early American Animal Studies
SEA-OIEAHC Conference, Chicago, June 18-21, 2015

Critical University Studies - ACLA 2015 Seattle (March 26-29, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Ian Butcher, Duquesne University
contact email: 
butcheri@duq.edu

With the increased prominence of movements like the New Faculty Majority and the MLA Subconference, along with the sensational cases of Margaret Mary Vojtko and Mary-Faith Cerasoli, criticism on the s

Popular Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
StoryTelling Journal
contact email: 
barbara.szubinska@eku.edu

StoryTelling is dedicated to analyses of popular narrative in the widest sense of the phrase and as evidenced in the media and all aspects of culture.

Dracula in Popular Culture Panel

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Torregrossa
contact email: 
NEPCAFantastic@gmail.com

I'm trying to organize a panel on Dracula in popular culture for the 2014 New England Regional Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies.

Romanticism and the Future, 24-25 October, Paphos, Cyprus

full name / name of organization: 
University of Cyprus
contact email: 
evyvarsa@ucy.ac.cy

Papers are invited for an international conference on the concept of the future and speculative representations of the future in Anglophone and European Romantic literature, philosophy and art, but al

Midwest Conference on Utopian Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Carter Hanson/Valparaiso University
contact email: 
Carter.Hanson@valpo.edu

The Midwest Conference on Utopian Studies will be held March 20-21, 2015, at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN.

THINKING ITS PRESENCE: THE RACIAL IMAGINARY: A CONFERENCE ON RACE, CREATIVE WRITING & LITERARY STUDY

full name / name of organization: 
Prageeta Sharma & Joanna Klink, The University of Montana
contact email: 
2014thinkingitspresence@gmail.com

THE RACIAL IMAGINARY
A CONFERENCE ON RACE, CREATIVE WRITING & LITERARY
STUDY
DATES: March 12-14, 2015
LOCATION: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA

Oscillate! Metamodernism and the Humanities: Critical and Creative Practice

full name / name of organization: 
University of Strathclyde - English Literature, Journalism and Creative Writing
contact email: 
a.campbell@strath.ac.uk // @_accampbell

Oscillate!

Metamodernism and the Humanities: Critical and Creative Practice

@OscillateStrath

Modern Fiction Studies Special Issue - Enduring Operations: The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Fiction Studies
contact email: 
amderosa@csupomona.edu OR stacey.peebles@centre.edu

Guest Editors: Aaron DeRosa and Stacey Peebles
Deadline for Submission: 1 February 2016

[UPDATE] Geographies of Home in Ethnic American Women's Literature. NEMLA conference

full name / name of organization: 
Jami Carlacio
contact email: 
Jcarlacio@bmcc.cuny.edu

Geographies of Home in Ethnic American Women's Literature
NEMLA conference, Apr 30- May 3, 2015

Journal de la Langue et de la Littérature

full name / name of organization: 
Progress IPS
contact email: 
subijar@gmail.com

Dear colleagues

The Artist-Critic: Aesthetics and Ideology in Criticism by 20th-Century Writers (Deadline: 30 Sept. 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
patrick.thomas.henry@gmail.com

46th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
Toronto, Ontario
30 April - 3 May 2015

Wreck Park Journal is now accepting submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Wreck Park
contact email: 
wreckpark@gmail.com

WRECK PARK: A Journal of Interesting Fictions, Interested Criticism

Kennesaw State University's Third Annual World Literature and Film Conference- [UPDATE] September 25-26, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Kennesaw State University
contact email: 
kelayan@kennesaw.edu

The figure of the hero underwent a renascence in meaning, visibility, and cultural cachet in the twenty-first century, with the success of the Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and World War Z franchis

ASECS 2015 - Manuscript Studies in the Long Eighteenth Century: A Roundtable

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
mnicosia@sas.upenn.edu

Manuscript Studies in the Long Eighteenth Century: A Roundtable

[Extended Deadline]: The Contemporary Novel and the Poetics of Genre

full name / name of organization: 
Tim Lanzendörfer, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
contact email: 
lanzendo@uni-mainz.de

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 15th.

(Book Project) Projecting the World: Classical Hollywood, the ‘Foreign’, and Transnational Representations

full name / name of organization: 
Russell Meeuf / University of Idaho
contact email: 
rmeeuf@uidaho.edu

The editors of Projecting the World are seeking scholarship that examines classical Hollywood’s representation of foreign spaces and peoples.

Book Collection--An Indelible Mark: Women and the Work of Todd Haynes (Dec 1, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Julia Leyda, Sophia University & Theresa L. Geller, Grinnell College, co-editors
contact email: 
j-leyda@sophia.ac.jp gellertl@grinnell.edu

An Indelible Mark: Women and the Work of Todd Haynes

[UPDATE] The Story of Memory Conference DEADLINE 8 August

full name / name of organization: 
The Memory Network / University of Roehampton
contact email: 
memorynetwork@roehampton.ac.uk

PLEASE NOTE NEW CFP DEADLINE

(Im)Migration and Postcolonial Women’s Novels

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2015 Toronto
contact email: 
kim_evelyn@my.uri.edu

(Im)Migration and Postcolonial Women’s Novels

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