The E. E. Cummings Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2020 American Literature Association conference in San Diego -- ( http://americanliteratureassociation.org ). We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Cummings' life or work. Proposals that touch upon the following topics will be especially welcome:
Proposed Panel for the Chicago, Illinois 50th Anniversary Symposium, May 14-16, 2020--Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
Midwestern Science Fiction and Fantasy
deadline for submissions:
December 20, 2019
full name / name of organization:
William Shakespeare was Emily Dickinson’s favorite writer and her letters abound with references to him and his works. Dickinson’s allusions to Shakespeare’s writings evidence his pervasive presence in her life but also signal his ubiquitous place in her culture.
In collaboration with the Emily Dickinson Museum, the 2020 EDIS Annual Meeting will be held July 31 to August 1 in Amherst. This year’s focus is Dickinson’s great love of Shakespeare and this theme will shape the usual features of our Annual Meetings such as reading groups, tours of the Dickinson Museum, performances, readings, seminar-style discussions, and talks.
The William Dean Howells Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the 31st annual conference of the ALA in San Diego, CA from May 21-24, 2020.
HOWELLS OUT WEST
Though born and raised in Ohio, William Dean Howells is often considered the prime shaper and protector of what Nancy Glazener terms the “northeastern urban bourgeoisie” because of his stewardship of the elite east coast literary magazines The Atlantic Monthly and Harper’s. Inspired by our transition from Boston back to the West Coast for ALA 2020, for this panel we seek presentations on Howells’s equally important relationship with the American West, broadly construed.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Call For Papers:
“The Negro Speaks of Rivers” at 100
Langston Hughes Review
Guest Editor: Shane Graham
Expected Publication: (May) 2021
Call for Papers
International Conference “Narrative Encounters with Ethnic American Literatures”
Location: University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Dates: September 17-19, 2020
Taking a cue from pioneering efforts at the intersection of context-oriented approaches in race and ethnicity studies and post-classical narratology, this conference is interested in the relationship between narrative, race, and ethnicity in the United States.
ICEA 2020: Beyond Boundaries
Date: April 3, 2020
Location: Indiana Convention Center, 100 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Deadline for abstracts: Feb 25, 2020
The Indiana College English Association (ICEA) has been invited to represent English studies in Indiana University’s celebration of its 200-year history of intellectual capital, which also provides a venue for Indiana’s academic societies to celebrate their own intellectual capital. Next year is significant for ICEA as well, as it marks 85 years since we began hosting academic conferences.
Most second-hand bookstores have one or two shelves for books that have been categorized as “Conspiracy Theories.” Such books are deemed too inaccurate to count as “History,” too unacademic to qualify as “Sociology,” or too fringe to be shelved as “Politics.” The “Conspiracy Theories” shelf is a tangible reminder of conspiracism’s epistemological status as “stigmatized knowledge” (Barkun, 2003).
CALL FOR PAPERS
Charles W. Chesnutt Association
American Literature Association
31st Annual Conference
May 21-24, 2020
Manchester Grand Hyatt
One Market Place
San Diego, CA
The Charles W. Chesnutt Association welcomes abstracts (of no more than 300 words) for presentation at two sessions on the work of Chesnutt at the 2020 ALA conference in San Diego.
Session One: Chesnutt and New Southern Studies
People will be able to liberate themselves only after the legal superstructure itself has begun to wither away. And when we begin to overcome and to do without these [juridical] concepts in reality, rather than merely in declarations, that will be the surest sign that the narrow horizon of bourgeois law is finally opening up before us.
--Anthony P. Farley, “Perfecting Slavery”