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Revisioning America: History, Myth, and Reality

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:34am
The American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Revisioning America: History, Myth, and Reality

 

The 53rd International Conference organized by

The American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK)

Seoul, South Korea, September 14-15, 2018

 

Evelyn Scott Society -- SSAWW -- Deadline for abstracts February 9, 2018

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 3:03pm
Evelyn Scott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott (1893-1963) for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers 2018 Triennial Conference in Denver, Colorado on November 7-11, 2018.  

Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, letters, young adult literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. Following from the conference theme of “Resistance and Recovery across the Americas,” we are especially interested in papers that explore those themes in Scott’s work and/ or that of her contemporaries.  Conference themes include:

•Writing the fight: social justice, resistance, and protest in poetry and prose

Paper proposals on the work of Lyn Hejinian, for the American Literature Association

updated: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:45am
Professor Laura Hinton, Department of English, City College of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

As one of the most highly-regarded, well-published of the ground-breaking Bay Area Language Poets to emerge in the 1970s—and also as a theorist, translator, publisher, and in recent decades a UC Berkeley professor—Lyn Hejinian is one of the most accomplished innovative writers in contemporary America. This panel, which will be proposed for the American Literature Association meeting in San Francisco (May 24-27, 2018), will examine Hejinian’s stunning oeuvre from a variety of critical perspectives. Paper proposals should include a title, 500-word description, the potential presenter’s short professional bio (publications, awards, academic rank and affiliation). Query ASAP for more information. Polished proposal DEADLINE: Jan.

REMINDER: Child and Youth Agency in Science Fiction & Fantasy

updated: 
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 2:05pm
Ingrid E. Castro, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, USA & Jessica Clark, University of Suffolk, Ipswich, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

We are seeking chapter submissions for an edited volume that interrogates representations of children and youth’s agency in science fiction and fantasy.  Our collection will explore child and youth agency in the context of “beyond the known.”  Often, children’s agency is viewed as imaginary, given the heightened structures foisted upon them by adults/parents, peers/friends, and institutions/organizations in the real world.  Insomuch as science fiction and fantasy represent liminal spaces with unbounded potential, our book may unearth that child and youth agency is accepted as more real in the unreal, more possible in the impossible.  

Update - "Howells and Democracy" - ALA 2018 (deadline extended)

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:04pm
W. D. Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 29th Annual American Literature Association Conference to be held in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018.

Panel 1: William Dean Howells and Democracy 

Laramie Twenty Years Later

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2018 - 2:08pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Rocky Mountain Modern Lanugage Association will be holding its annual conference in Cheyenne, WY in October 2018. The conference coincides with the twentieth anniversary of the events just miles away in Laramie that led to the death of Matthew Shepard. 

Abstracts are requested for papers or panels that address the ongoing influence of those events on any aspect of American culture. 

Depending on the level of interest, the conference is open to including a stream of sessions under the larger title "Laramie Twenty Years Later" that divides up the perspectives on the events and the meanings Shepard's death has taken on after two decades. 

American Studies Association 2018 CFP - Identity Politics

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:00pm
Eli Erlick - University of California, Santa Cruz
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Call for Panelists

2018 Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association – “States of Emergence”

Panel: Identity Politics

 

UPDATE Women and New Hollywood

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:10pm
Maynooth University/Irish Research Council
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

UPDATE: Due to end of term and the holidays, a few scholars requested a bit more time to submit abstracts have extended the deadline for paper/panel proposals to 12th January. 

 

Call for Papers: Women and New Hollywood

Maynooth University, Ireland

29-30 May 2018

Keynote speakers: Amelie Hastie (Amherst College) and Julie Turnock (University of Illinois)  

Why Kathy Acker Now? (American Literature Association, San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 11:21pm
American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 28, 2018

With the recent publication of the first biography of Kathy Acker by Chris Kraus, an anniversary edition of Blood and Guts in High School, a short volume of correspondence, and at least two scholarly monographs, there would appear to be a critical revival of Kathy Acker in the making.  But with the “death” of postmodernism and its waning influence on recent studies of literary history, does Acker’s work—often considered a quintessential example of experimental pomo—still demand to be read?  If so, why?  How does Acker’s work move beyond its “postmodernism” and matter for readers today?  Papers considering these questions, as well as those exploring the recent Acker revival and/or influence on the San Francisco literary scene are welcome.  Abstrac

EMOTIONS: THE ENGINES OF HISTORY

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 3:59pm
University of Silesia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

University of Silesia in Katowice                                                              www.ikila.us.edu.pl

Faculty of Philology

Institute of English Cultures and Literatures

 

 

EMOTIONS: THE ENGINES OF HISTORY

 

Sosnowiec, Poland, Nov. 23rd-24th 2018

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

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