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Modernisms and the Anthropocene-Deadline Extended

updated: 
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 5:24pm
Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 22-24, 2018, at the University of Louisville
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 22-24, 2018, at the University of Louisville 

This critical panel or roundtable invites proposals from scholars working at the intersection of modernist and Anthropocene studies. Presentations might engage with the following quandaries and/or themes, as well as unlimited others:  

2017 MSI Convening - Call for Graduate Poster Session Proposals (Deadline Extended to July 17)

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:33pm
Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Convening - Richland College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 17, 2017

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

In collaboration with the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving-Institution (AANAPISI) Program, Richland College will host a Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Convening on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.  The theme of these annual convenings is “Minority Student Success: Using Data to Effect Change.”  Whether you attended last year or are hearing about this conference for the first time, we are contacting you to request that you help us make this year’s convening a success by submitting a proposal before the upcoming June 5th deadline.

“living said”: Modernist Rhythm, Visual Form, and Cummings' Cultural Aesthetics

updated: 
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 9:18am
E.E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2017

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invites abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 46th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 22-24, 2018, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com).  Taking up what Cummings means by “my specialty is living said,” this session explores Cummings’ various modernist/avant-gardist experiments with rhythm and sound that came to shape his new art and new poetry.

Deadline Extended: Learning to Teach: Women of Color Reflect on Graduate School Pedagogical Praxis

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:34pm
Kimberly McKee and Adrienne Winans, editors for a special issue of Feminist Teacher
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

DEADLINE EXTENDED: SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 

Editors: Kimberly McKee, Grand Valley State University

Adrienne Winans, Utah Valley University

 

We are soliciting submissions for a special issue in Feminist Teacher focusing on pedagogies employed by women of color while in graduate school. Often, we do not critically engage with the formative processes and experiences that shape our future teaching praxis. This issue focuses on how we learn from our successes and failures in the classroom including women of color’s creation of supportive mentoring and peer networks. We envision these essays serving as touchstone in the ongoing conversations on how women of color survive and thrive in the academy.

Transnational Imaginary in Contemporary Ethnic American Literatures (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Françoise Lionnet and Shumei Shi define transnational “as a space of exchange and participation wherever processes of hybridization occur and where it is still possible for cultures to be produced and performed without necessary mediation by center” (Minor Transnationalism 5). Yogita Goyal sees transnationalism “as a replacement for the outdated category of multicultural literature, and as an acknowledgement of the interconnectedness of the United States with the rest of the world through circuits of capital and culture” (Cambridge Companion to Transnational American Literature 7).

NeMLA 2018: Language is Migrant: A Cross-Genre Reading

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:36pm
BK Fischer & Daniela Kukrechtova
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Seeking writers to present work at a creative session at the NeMLA convention in Pittburgh, PA, April 12-15, 2018

Selling Out the Rejects: Adapting the Transgressive 'Other' for the Mainstream

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:37pm
Christopher Burlingame/ Indiana University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

It’s been more than 20 years since the release of Danny Boyle’s cult classic adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s gritty novel about a group of heroin addicts in Edinburgh, Trainspotting, but the 2017 release of the follow-up, T2: Trainspotting, begs the question found in more than one headline “but did we really need a sequel?” Welsh’ oeuvre with and since Trainspotting has situated his work within the category of being what James Gardner describes as “transgressive fiction” or that which “violently attacks the center of culture” and is “literature of self-defined immorality, anguish, and degradation.” With this mission of transgression in mind, it seems odd that work by transgressive authors like Bret Easton Ellis, Chuck Palahniuk and

'This Land is…': Landscape and Nostalgia in American Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:37pm
Christopher Burlingame/ Indiana University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

With Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as a backdrop, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Wonder Boys show Michael Chabon finding his footing as a rising American novelist. One of the most notable devices employed in these and his later works is the way that the locations ground his characters and his plot as well as reveal his stylistic flourishes as a storyteller, even before The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay earned him a Pulitzer Prize.

Why and how are place such an evocative facet of many American writers’ work, and how does the repeated commitment to establishing place in American writing position it in a more global sense as a fiction writer?

CFP: "Role Models: John Waters and His Influence(s)" (SCMS 2018 Proposed Panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:44pm
Matt Connolly, University of Wisconsin-Madison / Kate J. Russell, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 14, 2017

Role Models: John Waters and His Influence(s)

Throughout his career as a queer film director, author, and showman, John Waters has both expressed devotion to those cultural figures that influenced his own work and inspired generations of artists to follow in his filthy footsteps. Film and media scholars have addressed various elements of his filmography and cultural impact—most recently Chris Holmlund’s Female Trouble: A Queer Film Classic—but few have thoroughly considered Waters in relation to the question of influence itself.

Reminder: Considering Modernist Confusion (NeMLA 2018 Pittsburgh)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:44pm
Northeastern Modern Language Assocation (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel reflects on the place of confusion in British and American modernism. Confusion has not been traditionally considered a proper scholarly response to textual analysis; critics are supposed to interpret a text rather than allow themselves to experience its uncertainties. What happens when we explore the confusion we feel when reading not as something to be worked through, but as something to be worked with? Building on affect theorists’ work on how our feelings can influence the way we read, such as Eve Sedgwick’s reparative reading and Rita Felski’s reflective and post-critical reading, how can considering confusion change both our experience of reading and our critical practices?

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