Robert Frost intended to insult Stevens’ poetry when he called it mere “bric-a-brac,” verses loaded with pretty ornaments of ultimately little concrete value beyond themselves. In the context of American studies, however, “bric-a-brac” (or “Americana,” in our national tradition) often appreciates in critical value over time. This panel proposes to look at items, objects, or elements of Americana in Stevens’ poetry, essays, letters, and/or life. It welcomes presentations that consider the way Stevens uses or abuses American artifacts or lore in his work, as well as those that establish links between Stevens and other writings, cultural products, or ephemera idealized as unique to (or representative of) the American experience.
The Poetics of the Detail in American Music and Dance
Université de Nice, France, May 22-25, 2018
Adeline Chevrier-Bosseau (Université Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand)
Mathieu Duplay (Université Paris Diderot — Paris 7)
Call for Papers
Pauline E. Hopkins Society
American Literature Association
29th Annual Conference
May 24-27, 2018
San Francisco, CA
The Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society will sponsor two sessions at the 29th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association.
Panel One: Pauline Hopkins and Genre
Call for Papers
Migration/Politics/Sport in the Global Midwest
Mid-America American Studies Association (MAASA) Conference
Friday and Saturday, April 6-7, 2018
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
CALL FOR PAPERS: FOR A PANEL at the American Literature Association, San Francisco, CA, May 24-27, 2018
Witches and “Nasty Women”: Unruly Tongues in American Literature
Editors: Dr Izabella Penier (University of Central Lancashire, The State University of Applied Sciences in Plock) & Magda Dolińska-Rydzek (Justus-Liebig University Giessen)
The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature seeks academic articles, creative fiction and poetry, and notes in the spirit of or regarding the life of Rawlings, her circle, and other authors who used the state of Florida as a source of creativity.
The JFL is a peer-reviewed publication sponsored by the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society.
Deadline is January 1, 2018.
For further information, contact Dr. Anna Lillios at Anna@ucf.edu
The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society Announces
THE RAWLINGS WRITING AWARD
The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society is sponsoring a writing contest for currentlyenrolledgraduateandundergraduatestudents. Prizesinclude$1,000for graduate students and $500 for undergraduate students. Students are expected to write 1500—3000 words—either a critical essay or a piece of creative work—on a subject related to the works, career, or legacy of Rawlings. They are expected to present their work at the next annual Rawlings conference at the Lakeside Inn, Mt. Dora, April 20-21, 2018.
Contact Dr. Anna Lillios at Anna@ucf.edu for further information. DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1, 2018
The Essay: Present Histories, Present Futures
University of Malta
Thursday 11th April—Saturday 13th April 2019
‘My style and my mind alike go roaming’
‘The essay is the only literary form which confesses, in its very name, that the rash act known as writing is really a leap in the dark’
- G. K. Chesterton