Arkansas State University opens a call for presentations for a public symposium in conjunction with the inaugural Johnny Cash Heritage Festival to be held in Dyess, Arkansas, Oct. 19-21, 2017. The symposium, “Johnny Cash: Arts and Artistry from the New Deal into the 21st Century,” is co-sponsored by the Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home and the A-State Heritage Studies Ph.D. Program.
American Jewish Literature: New Approaches and New Voices
The Society for American Jewish Literature will sponsor one session at the American Literature Association’s 28th Annual Conference, which will take place in Boston, MA from May 25-28, 2017.
We welcome submissions on any topic related to American Jewish literature, including papers on diverse genres and comparative approaches.
Please send your 250-word proposal (or direct any inquiries) to William Etter at email@example.com. The deadline for proposals is January 27, 2017. Papers must be limited to 15-20 minutes in length.
CCL MLA CFP 2018
“The Secular and the Literary”
Convened by Caleb D. Spencer & Mark Eaton
The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the 27th Annual Conference of the American Literature Assoc. This panel seeks to explore the trends in literature of the past 25 years, especially the future of genre fiction. Starting points for discussion may include, but are not limited to
- Genres of popular fiction
- Genre/generic conventions
- Blurring/disappearing genre lines
- Multi-genre literature
This panel invites papers on any aspect of war literature or film to be presented at the 2017 annual convention of the South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) on October 5-8 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Special consideration will be given to papers that involve (however peripherally) this year's conference theme, "Moving Words: Migrations, Translations, and Transformations." Accepted panelists will be required to have up-to-date SCMLA membership no later than 4/15/2017.
Please send a 250-300-word proposal and brief academic bio to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2017.
Call for abstracts related to black baseball and in particular black baseball in Harrisburg. Abstracts should be 250 words along with a brief biographical note and full contact information. Abstracts welcome from all disciplines and from faculty and students. If your proposal is for a poster please indicate that in your abstract. all proposals should be sent to email@example.com. Or by mail to Leslie Heaphy, KSU at Stark 6000 Frank Rd North Canton, OH 44720.
CFP: Russia in American Literature
13 July 2017
The British Library, London
2017 will mark the anniversary of the Russian Revolution, one of the defining events of the past century. The conference ‘Russia in American Literature’ aims to explore the literary relationship between Russia and the United States during the long twentieth century. From the influence of Soviet literary criticism on the American writers associated with the Left during the 1930s, to the spy fictions of the Cold War, we aim to examine how the politics and culture of Russia and the Soviet Union have been represented and reimagined in American literary texts.
Following the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s 89th Conference’s theme of “High Art/ Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” abstracts are invited for the Pre-1900 American Literature Panel, titled
“Scribbling Americans: Appropriation and Subversion in Literary Arts High and Low”
CFP: Race and Gender in the Weird Western (critical collection) Editors:Kerry Fine, Arizona State UniversityMichael K. Johnson, University of Maine--FarmingtonRebecca M. Lush, California State University San MarcosSara. L. Spurgeon, Texas Tech University
Reform—a term, activity, or idea dedicated to dissent from existing conditions—is also, history demonstrates, slippery in its ambivalence. As the setting for both Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle and Hull House’s historical founding, Chicago has long been associated with activism and reform in the Progressive Era. Yet violent conflicts like the Haymarket Affair and Chicago Race Riots of 1919 made manifest continuing racial and class-based divisions and attested to the limits of so-called progressive social reform in this time/place.