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E. E. Cummings Sessions at the American Literature Association's 31st annual conference, San Diego CA, May 21-24, 2020

updated: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 1:02pm
E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 27, 2020

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:

Midwestern Science Fiction and Fantasy

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:11pm
Laura Beadling
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

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: 

Laura Beadling

contact email: 

LLBEADLING@YSU.EDU

 

Dickinson and Shakespeare

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:11pm
Paraic Finnerty, Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

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.

W.D. Howells Society Panels at the American Literature Association Conference, May 21-24, 2020 (UPDATED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 8:50am
W.D. Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020

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:

“The Negro Speaks of Rivers” at 100

updated: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 2:34pm
The Langston Hughes Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Call For Papers:

“The Negro Speaks of Rivers” at 100

 

Langston Hughes Review

Guest Editor: Shane Graham

Expected Publication: (May) 2021

 

Narrative Encounters with Ethnic American Literatures

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:06pm
Alexa Weik von Mossner, Marijana Mikić, and Mario Grill
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

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.

Indiana College English Association 2020: Beyond Boundaries

updated: 
Monday, February 17, 2020 - 12:58pm
Indiana College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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. 

How to Read Conspiracy Theories: Forms, Styles, Narratives (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 4:49pm
Andrew Woods, University of Western Ontario
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

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).

Charles W. Chesnutt panels, American Literature Association conference (1/15/20 deadline)

updated: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 2:33pm
Charlew W. Chesnutt Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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

2020 American Studies Association Panel: "The Calling that We Choose to Follow: The Impact of Anthony P. Farley in Thinking Blackness and Law"

updated: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 2:32pm
Jon Jon Moore (UC Berkeley)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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”

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