category: american

UPDATE: Steampunk Femininity: Recasting the Angel in the House (Sept. 10 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Chamutal Noimann Borough of Manhattan Community College-CUNY
contact email: 
cnoimann@bmcc.cuny.edu

Through consistent creation of powerful female heroines the likes of which we have never seen in Victorian literature, Steampunk has emerged as a strong feminist voice that addresses contemporary and

RSAP Book Prize, Submissions Due December 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Research Society for American Periodicals
contact email: 
TW-Helwig@wiu.edu

The Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP) proudly announces its $1000 Book Prize.

CFP: UC Berkeley Graduate Student Conference "Leaps of Faith" Deadline: 09/15/14

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley
contact email: 
ucbleapsoffaith@gmail.com

Call for Papers

Deadline September 15, 2014

Leaps of Faith: Figurations of Belief in Literature and Critical Thought

Hosted by The Department of Comparative Literature

Women and Work, SSAWW 2015 conference (Nov. 4–8)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
strong01@nsuok.edu and leiren@aol.com

The meaning of "women's work" has never been stable.

Utopian bodies and media, October 20-22 Delta Hotel, Montreal

full name / name of organization: 
Leverhulme International Research Network "Imaginaries of the Future"
contact email: 
adam.stock@ncl.ac.uk

Call for Proposals (Deadline 1 September 2014)
Utopian Bodies and Media
Montreal, QC, Canada 21 – 22 October 2014
Inaugural symposium of the Leverhulme International Research Network

Early American Literature and Performativity (NeMLA Convention, Toronto, April 30-May 5, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Keat Murray
contact email: 
murray@calu.edu

This panel seeks fresh scholarly and pedagogical approaches to early American literature (to 1865) through the lens of performance theory and performativity.

"Government / Literature" for ACLA 2015 (Seattle, March 25-29)

full name / name of organization: 
Kevin Riordan / Nanyang Technological University
contact email: 
kriordan@ntu.edu.sg

NANO: New American Notes Online, Special Issue--Corporations and Culture [Submission Deadline January 1 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
NANO: New American Notes Online
contact email: 
jeffreycgonzalez@gmail.com; adam.dunnington.haley@gmail.com

NANO: New American Notes Online
Special Issue: Corporations and Culture

[UPDATE] Critical University Studies after the Adjunct Issue - ACLA 2015 Seminar Proposal 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

UPDATE: Otherness and Transgression in Celebrity and Fan Cultures - DEADLINE Aug 22, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Aarhus University - Cultural Transformations Research Group
contact email: 
otcelebrityfan@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE: AUGUST 22, 2014
LOCATION: AARHUS UNIVERSITY, DENMARK.

Conference Dates: November 21-22, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Matt Hills

[UPDATE] Extended deadline: The Banalization of War (submissions due December 30, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies
contact email: 
collit@wcupa.edu

CFP: JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE: THE BANALIZATION OF WAR
Issue editors: Graham MacPhee and Angela Naimou

War both establishes and destabilizes the fundamental distinctions between civilian and combatant, compatriot and alien, and the lawful and the illegitimate. Yet arguably there is another set of distinctions whose fragility has been exposed by the new modes of military violence emerging post–9/11, namely that between emergency and routine, crisis and continuity, the spectacular and the prosaic, the extraordinary and the banal. Military violence, traditionally justifiable only as the temporary suspension of the norms of civility in a state of exception, seems to be becoming increasingly routine and everyday

Forms of Talk - ACLA 2015

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA
contact email: 
amyrwong@ucla.edu

“Forms of Talk” takes into account the multifaceted achievements of “talk,” as distinct from related categories like speech, voice, discourse, dialogue, communication, or even conversation.

Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre (Augsburg, Germany, Oct 1-3, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Augsburg, Germany
contact email: 
timo.mueller@phil.uni-augsburg.de

Call for Papers

Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre
International Conference, Augsburg, October 1-3, 2015

THE GOOD LIFE AND THE GREATER GOOD IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT (Deadline extended)

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Savu Walker
contact email: 
laura_savu@yahoo.com

Dear colleagues,

Edited Volume on Wrestling and Performance

full name / name of organization: 
Broderick Chow (Brunel University), Eero Laine (The Graduate Center, City University of New York), and Claire Warden (University of Lincoln)
contact email: 
broderick.chow@brunel.ac.uk, elaine@gc.cuny.edu, cwarden@lincoln.ac.uk

Call for contributors for an essay collection on professional wrestling and performance, edited by Broderick Chow (Brunel University), Eero Laine (The Graduate Center, City University of New York), an

CALL FOR PAPERS: Twentieth Century Women’s Writing (Edited Volume)

full name / name of organization: 
Subashish Bhattacharjee & Saikat Guha (Department of English, University of North Bengal, India)
contact email: 
subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com & mmm.saikatguha@gmail.com

We invite scholarly papers that shed light on twentieth century women novelists, playwrights and poets for a forthcoming anthology on twentieth century women writers.

Scope of the volume:

Mystery and Detective Fiction - PCA/ACA 2015 (New Orleans, April 1-4)

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
contact email: 
marla.arbach@gmail.com; patrick.k.russell@uconn.edu

The Mystery & Detective Fiction Area of the Popular Culture Association invites proposals for the annual conference. We seek proposals—for individual papers as well as for panels—on all aspects and periods of mystery and detective fiction, including history, criticism, theory, and current trends.

[UPDATE] Alfred Hitchcock Issue—Interdisciplinary Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Humanities
contact email: 
howarth-m@mssu.edu

Alfred Hitchcock Issue—Interdisciplinary Humanities

Deadline: November 1, 2014
Spring 2015 - Alfred Hitchcock
Guest Editor: Michael Howarth

[UPDATE] Alfred Hitchcock - Albuquerque, New Mexico February 11-14, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
contact email: 
howarth-m@mssu.edu

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
36th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 11-14, 2015

[UPDATE] How to Feel About Affect (23-25 Oct. 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida
contact email: 
ufl.ego@gmail.com

How to Feel About Affect
English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida
23-25 October 2014
Keynote: Jonathan Flatley (Wayne State University)

Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
molly_hall@my.uri.edu

Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology.

Adaptation Section of the 2015 PCA/ACA National Conference in New Orleans, April 1-4

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
gjellenik@uca.edu

Adaptation and Intertextuality

REMINDER: SOUTHERN STUDIES CONFERENCE 6-7 February 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Auburn University at Montgomery
contact email: 
jhavard@aum.edu

Now in its seventh year, the AUM Liberal Arts Conference in Southern Studies invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. Topics may include but are not limited to:

Roundtable on Perspectives in Historicist Pedagogy • NeMLA Convention (April 30-May 3, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
dujardin@queensu.ca

How has the historicist turn in literary studies changed undergraduate teaching? What do historicist and/or materialist scholars teach, how, and with (or without) what kinds of materials?

Papers on Philip Roth - JAHLit Conference, South Beach, Nov. 9-11

full name / name of organization: 
Philip Roth Society
contact email: 
gooblarprs@gmail.com

The Philip Roth Society encourages scholars to submit papers on the work of Philip Roth to this year's Jewish American & Holocaust Literature Symposium.

Recharting Penn’s Woods: The Early American Mid-Atlantic (July 18-21, 2015 Chicago IL)

full name / name of organization: 
Society of Early Americanists/Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
contact email: 
ens310@lehigh.edu

Recharting Penn’s Woods: The Early American Mid-Atlantic

College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Graham MacPhee / College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies
contact email: 
collit@wcupa.edu

College Literature is an international, peer-reviewed academic journal published in partnership with Johns Hopkins University Press. CL is dedicated to publishing high quality, original, and innovative scholarly research from across the discipline of literary studies. The journal is currently considering manuscripts for publication in our general issues forthcoming in 2015 (Volume 42).

SEA/OIEAHC 2015: Nature, Ecology, and America's Founding Fathers (abstracts due September 8)

full name / name of organization: 
Society of Early Americanists/Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
contact email: 
jbartlett@albany.edu

Call for Papers: SEA/OIEAHC Joint Conference (Chicago, IL; June 18-21, 2015)

Nature, Ecology, and America’s Founding Fathers

Call for Papers for Edited Collection: Children in the Films of Steven Spielberg

full name / name of organization: 
Adrian Schober/Monash University
contact email: 
beatles9@optusnet.com.au

Editors: Adrian Schober and Debbie Olson

Mythology in Contemporary Culture, April 1-4,2015

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association, National Annual Conference
contact email: 
earth2k8@mac.com 

Mythology in Contemporary Culture

CALL FOR PAPER: Issue 4 of LIQUID BLACKNESS issue on "FLUID RADICALISMS" -- DEADLINE EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
liquid blackness
contact email: 
liquidblackness@gsu.edu

liquid blackness invites abstracts for its no. 4 issue titled “fluid radicalisms”

Beyond First Lady: The Political and Social Discourse of Hillary Rodham Clinton and the 2016 Election (10/6/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Michele Lockhart & Kathleen Mollick
contact email: 
politicalwomenproject@gmail.com

Michele Lockhart and Kathleen Mollick seek contributors for their third collection of essays considering political women and leadership.

[UPDATE] Globalizing the American Revolution (Deadline Extended: Abstracts Due 1-Oct-2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Maria O'Malley and Denys Van Renen/ University of Nebraska, Kearney
contact email: 
omalleym2@unk.edu, vanrenendw@unk.edu

Call for Contributors to Edited Collection:

BSECS 44th Annual Conference

full name / name of organization: 
British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
web@bsecs.org.uk

Call for Papers
BSECS 44th Annual Conference
6th – 8th January 2015

St Hugh's College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Academic Freedom and Censorship in a post 9/11 United States.

full name / name of organization: 
Tapati Bharadwaj
contact email: 
tbharadwaj@yahoo.com

This is a collection of essays on academic freedom and censorship in a post 9/11 United States. The collection will be published by Lies and Big Feet, an independent publishing house based in India.

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