How do emergent and traditional forms of nonreading shape literary discourses and the political commons?
The Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture Area of NEPCA invites proposals from scholars of all levels for papers and/or panels that explore any aspect of the role of political actors, institutions, ideology, rhetoric, and satire in popular culture. Papers may be drawn from all policy domains, both foreign and domestic.
Recent conferences featured panels on:
- The presidency in popular culture
- Storytelling in the public square
- News coverage of political figures and campaigns
- Narrative approaches to public policy
- Political icons
- American identity
Presentations will be limited to 15 or 20 minutes in length depending on the final panel size.
Call for Papers
African American Literature, Regular Session,
South Central Modern Language Association Conference, Oct 24-26, 2019
The International Vladimir Nabokov Society invites paper proposals on 'Nabokov and Contemporary Writing' for its guaranteed panel at the MLA 2020 Meeting in Seattle next January. We are interested in papers on how living writers - whether novelists, poets, playwrights, or writers of creative non-fiction - have drawn on Nabokov's work, whether in celebration or in criticism. How does Nabokov continue to be a fertile and challenging presence in contemporary letters?
The International T.S. Eliot Society is accepting proposals for a panel at the 2019 Midwest MLA conference in Chicago, to be held November 14-17, 2019. Any proposal on a subject reasonably related to Eliot studies will be considered. If you are interested in participating, please send abstract proposals (up to 250 words) to Professor Edward Upton (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please also forward a CV or a brief biographical statement. Submissions must be received no later than May 15, 2019. For more information on MMLA 2019, please go to www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.
The African American Studies Department at The Pennsylvania State University is pleased to announce a conference titled, "Racial Disposability and Cultures of Resistance," to take place on October 10-12, 2019 at the Penn Stater in State College, PA.
CfP: Essays on Mildred Taylor (Edited Collection)
Editors: Tammy L. Mielke, Sarah Hardstaff and Michelle H. Martin
Since the publication of Song of the Trees in 1975, Mildred D. Taylor’s award-winning Logan family novels have presented complex representations of black characters, family, community, cultural and political life that defy the often stereotypical representations found in children’s literature at large. Yet there has been considerably less critical engagement with Taylor’s work than might be expected. For this anthology we are seeking contributions that examine numerous aspects of Taylor’s work and its wider impact.
This anthology is under advanced contract with University Press of Mississippi.
The International Vladimir Nabokov Society invites paper proposals for a special session panel on the theme "Nabokov and the Risks of Being Human" for the MLA 2020 Meeting in Seattle next January.
CALL FOR ARTICLES ON RADICALISM
JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—an academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our fourteenth year of issues.
We are particularly interested in articles that address the process of radicalization in relation to terrorism and radical violence in historical context.
Collectivity In Crisis (MLA 2020 session) This panel solicits papers on forms of contemporary collective narration, especially scholarship that pertains to corporate voice, refusals of collaboration or participation, failed "we" narratives, and narrating at the scale of class or population. https://mla.confex.com/mla/2020/webprogrampreliminary/Paper8786.html Please email a short abstract of your proposed talk by Saturday, 23 March 2019. Claire Grossman, Stanford (email@example.com); Joan Lubin, Cornell (firstname.lastname@example.org )