Subscribe to RSS - american

american

The Infrastructure of Emergency

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 12:01pm
Joint Special Issue of American Literature and Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

CFP: “The Infrastructure of Emergency”

 

REMINDER - Contemporary American Science Fiction Film: The Bush, Obama and Trump Years

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 11:57am
Dr Stuart Joy, Solent University & Dr Terence McSweeney, Solent University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Since the turn of the millennium the United States of America has undergone what many have considered to be a series of political, financial, and institutional crises. At the same time, the increasing popularity of the science fiction genre has, in many ways, frequently both dramatized and provided a commentary on the fears and anxieties this period has evoked. The philosopher and cultural critic Walter Benjamin argued that allegory emerges most frequently in periods of crisis and uncertainty, correspondingly it is no coincidence that some of the most powerful films to emerge from American cinema in the last two decades are allegorical texts and many of which have come from the science fiction genre.

CFP - PAMLA 2019 Special Session Veterans Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:57pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

CFP - PAMLA 2019 Special SessionVeterans Studies - Humor in the Military

Bicentennial Melville Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:49am
PAMLA Conference 2019 (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

This panel celebrates the bicentennial of Herman Melville’s birth on August 1st, 1819 by welcoming papers on any aspect of Melville’s legacy both during and after the nineteenth century. Possible paper topics may include, but are not limited to: how Melville’s works may speak to contemporary issues; Melville’s literary influences and how he employs them in his works; other writers who were influenced by Melville and how this influence manifests in their works; the 1920’s Melville revival; Melville's depiction of racial, cultural, sexual, or gender plurality; or textual and thematic analyses of any of Melville’s works.

CALL FOR MEDIA REVIEWERS and PAPERS – MIDDLE WEST REVIEW (fall 2019 issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:57pm
Adam Ochonicky / Middle West Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 17, 2019

NOTE: Along with accepting rolling submissions of media reviews and scholarly articles, Middle West Review is especially seeking reviewers for the fall 2019 issue (volume 6, number 1); in order to be considered for inclusion in this issue, reviews need to be received by June 17, 2019.

 

CALL FOR MEDIA REVIEWERS and PAPERS – MIDDLE WEST REVIEW

 

Call for Papers for the Inaugural Session of the Monsters and the Monstrous Area

updated: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:42pm
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters and the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Call for Papers for the Inaugural Session of the Monsters and the Monstrous Area

2019 Conference of the Northeast Popular & American Culture Association (NEPCA)

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, NH, Friday, 15 November, - Saturday, 16 November

Proposals due by 1 June 2019

Edited Collection on the Food Network Channel ***UPDATED DEADLINE***

updated: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 2:03pm
Emily Newman and Emily Witsell
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

Call for Papers: Edited Collection on the Food Network Channel 

Edited by Emily L. Newman and Emily Witsell

 

Targeted Fields: Food Studies; Film, Television, and Media Studies; Women and Gender Studies; Queer Studies; Sociology/Anthropology; Popular Culture

Call for Proposed Chapters: The Edinburgh Companion to the Essay

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 9:22am
Mario Aquilina, Nicole Wallack, Bob Cowser
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Call for Proposed Chapters: The Edinburgh Companion to the Essay

 Overview:

The Edinburgh Companion to the Essay provides an overview of the theories, histories, contexts and forms of the essay as well as of current debates around the genre and its extensions. The co-editors seek brief (300-word) proposals for chapters that provide original insights into one or more of these thematic threads. The chapters would explore the essay as a 21st century genre with its own inheritances, experiments, theories, receptions, contexts, and readership(s). The book seeks to expand understandings of the essay in and beyond European and North American literary cultures.

Elephants in the Room: Addressing Race and Racism in Medieval Studies and Studies of the U.S. South

updated: 
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 5:09pm
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

November 15–17, 2019 | Westin Peachtree Plaza | Atlanta, Georgia

In the wake of Christchurch and Charlottesville, it has become apparent that white supremacists are using the language, power, and identity of medieval Europe and the Southern United States to justify violence. In the interest of exploring the role of teachers and researchers of spatial and chronological geographies such as Medieval and southern studies, Medieval and Renaissance Interdisciplinary Studies (MARIS) at Louisiana State University and the Emerging Scholars Organization (ESO) of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL) invite proposals from scholars and teachers that answer the following questions:

Pages