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The Representation of Race in American Comics/Graphic Novels

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:11am
Teresa Feroli/ NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

American comics have a long and checkered history in the way they have portrayed racial difference, though more recent comics/graphic novels have used the medium to comment effectively on American racial politics. As the genre grows in popularity in bookstores and on college campuses, now seems an opportune time to take stock of the ways this medium has both fostered and critiqued racist attitudes. This panel welcomes submissions on this topic from any era of American comics/ graphic novels and from any literary critical or cultural studies perspective.

ACLA 2017: Derrida’s Interviews: As If in Person

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 10:37am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

 

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2017 Annual Meeting

Utrecht University in Utrecht, the Netherlands July 6-9, 2017

 

CFP - NEMLA 2017 - Imagining Primitive Accumulation in Antebellum America

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 10:38am
Patrick McDonald, University at Buffalo
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

From Charles Brockden Brown’s Edgar Huntly through Nathaniel Hawthorne’s House of the Seven Gables, a long tradition of antebellum American fiction concerns itself with the “prehistory” of American capitalism. While many critics have drawn attention to these formative years of a distinct American literature and their relation to the national imaginary, few if any have emphasized that these narratives underscore both the importance of land appropriation and the institution of economic contract to the transition between this “prehistory” and capitalist social relations.

Epidemic Anxiety: American Horror Stories of Diseases, Monsters & Aliens in Popular Discourse

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:58am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016

This Call for Proposals is for one of the seminars at the ACLA Annual Meeting: July 6-9 2017 at Utrecht University (the Netherlands). Deadline for abstracts September 22, 2016. Please submit abstracts (1500 characters incl. spaces) through http://www.acla.org/epidemic-anxiety-american-horror-stories-diseases-mo....

ROUNDTABLE: Making Early American Literature ‘New’ in the Classroom: Pedagogies, Prognoses, and Practices NEMLA 2017

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:58am
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This roundtable focuses on the perennial issue faced by so many teachers of early American literature: how to make the field interesting, stimulating, and engaging for students who might otherwise avoid it on account of its challenging language, detailed historical contexts, and often lengthy or unfamiliar content. The roundtable will discuss various strategies aimed at increasing student engagement with early American literature, and it may also address other ongoing, unresolved concerns of teachers and scholars of early American literature.

Abstracts of 150-200 words must be submitted through the NEMLA website. 

Include a brief (<50 word) bio. 

The Dark Sides of the Law in Common Law Countries, International and Interdisciplinary Conference, Paris (France), June 15-17, 2017

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:04am
Panthéon-Assas University (Paris, France)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Call for papers

The Dark Sides of the Law in Common Law Countries

International and Interdisciplinary Conference, Paris (France), June 15-17, 2017

The Panthéon-Assas University “Law and Humanities” research centre (a part of CERSA) is pleased to announce its first international conference to be held in Paris (France) on June 15-17, 2017. As an interdisciplinary group working on the connections between law and politics, economics, and literature, we are seeking papers exploring the dark sides of the law from a wide range of perspectives in the United Kingdom, the United States and Commonwealth countries.

Arts Criticism in the Black Press During the Age of Jim Crow

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:01am
Kristen Turner (NC State University) and Lucy Caplan (Yale University)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Conference Dates: March 10-11, 2017

Location: Yale University, New Haven, CT

Keynote Speaker: Kim Gallon, Assistant Professor of History, Purdue University & Founder of the Black Press Research Collective

Mothers, Motherhood, and Mothering in Popular Culture - EXTENDED

updated: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 10:20am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The 38th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Albuquerque, New Mexico

February 15-18, 2017

Proposals are now being accepted for the Mothers, Motherhood, and Mothering in Popular Culture area! We are looking for papers/presentations/performances that address mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering as seen within popular culture, such as through:

Flannery O'Connor and Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:44am
Flannery O'Connor Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Flannery O’Connor Review is looking for submissions for a special feature on O’Connor’s influence on and presence in popular culture.  Articles are particularly requested on O’Connor’s acknowledged and extensive influence on contemporary songwriters and pop musicians, but articles that explore her influence and presence in other aspects of popular culture such as television and film are also welcome.

 

Submit by 1 June 2017 to Dr Irwin Streight: streight-i@rmc.ca

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