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Faulkner Studies in the UK: A Colloquium

updated: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 4:14pm
Royal Holloway, University of London, in association with The British Association for American Studies (BAAS) and the United States Embassy, London
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 7, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Royal Holloway, University of London

In association with The British Association for American Studies (BAAS) and

the United States Embassy, London

 

Faulkner Studies in the UK: A Colloquium 

Senate House, London. May 31st, 2018.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Tim Armstrong, Royal Holloway, University of London

Special Issue on the Writings of Jesmyn Ward

updated: 
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:19am
Xaview Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Call for Essay Proposals on the Writings of Jesmyn Ward

Special Issue of the Xavier Revew

 

In August 2017, Ron Charles, editor of Book World wrote in the The Washington Post:

          Six years ago, a young, relatively unknown writer from Mississippi published Salvage the Bones. In lush prose that felt determined to sprout off the page, the novel described a            poor African American family struck by Hurricane Katrina. From its modest beginnings, Salvage the Bones went on to win the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction and to                    establish its author, Jesmyn Ward, as one of the most powerfully poetic writers in the country.

Indigenous Hubs, Gateway Cities, Border States

updated: 
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:12am
Western Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

The 2018 annual conference of the Western Literature Association will take place October 24-27 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. “Indigenous Hubs, Gateway Cities, Border States” is derived from this location. This region, at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, has been urban for thousands of years. Cahokia, known for its impressive earthen mounds, is directly across the river from today’s St. Louis, and once housed the largest pre-Columbian civilization north of Mexico, a hub for trade, communication, and transportation throughout indigenous North America. Long before St. Louis was known as the “Gateway to the West,” it was nicknamed “Mound City.”

14th SAAS Conference, Salamanca (Spain) 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 9:11am
Spanish Association for American Studies (SAAS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Call for Panels

 The 14th International Conference of the Spanish Association for American Studies (SAAS)

 The Image and the Word: Interactions between American Literature, Media, Visual Arts and Film

Internaitonal Conference on Iranian Diaspora Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:51pm
Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies, San Francisco State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

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San Francisco State University Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies

Presents its Inaugural International Conference

Forty Years and More: Research in the Emerging Field of Iranian Diaspora Studies, March 28-30, 2019, Seven Hills Conference Center, San Francisco State University

 

Reliving the Crash: Global Recession Narratives in Film and Television in America

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 10:22am
MacBain & Boyd Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

MacBain & Boyd Publishers invites articles for a scholarly anthology about post-recession and post-depression narratives in American film and television, titled Reliving the Crash: Global Recession Narratives in Film and Television in America. The projected release date is Fall 2018.

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Losing Our Words: Transformations in Language and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:11am
Humber College and the International Festival of Authors
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Call for Proposals Losing Our Words: Transformations in Language and Culture

Keynote Speaker: Jeff Chang, journalist and music critic on hip hop music and culture

Submission Deadline: May 30

Conference Dates: October 27-28, 2018.

Conference Location: 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Canada Please submit via website. http://www.humber.ca/liberalarts-ifoa/call-proposals

 

Shattering Silences: Challenging Traditions/ Inventing Worlds

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:08am
Queens College MA Program in English
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Fifth Annual Queens College Graduate Conference

 

Shattering Silences

Challenging Traditions, Inventing Worlds

 

Conference Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Sarah Blackwood, Associate Professor of English, Pace University

Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018

 

Sweet Home Chicago? Rethinking Blues Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:02am
MLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 12, 2018

Sweet Home Chicago? Rethinking Blues Literature

 

MLA 2019

Chicago, IL   3 January – 6 January 2019

 

What is the current state of Blues Literature? It has been well over thirty years since Houston Baker Jr.’s Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature: A Vernacular Theory (1984) put blues back on the critical map. Much has changed since then. Even with innovative interventions in the field (Davis, Bolden, Gussow, McGinley), blues literature has fallen out of vogue within academic circles. This panel seeks to rethink blues literature's critical value.

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