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Edited Collection: Critical Insights into Frank Yerby (University Press of Mississippi)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 1:53pm
Matthew Teutsch/ Auburn University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

In the fall of 2016, Paine College hosted the Frank Yerby Centennial Celebration and Evelyn Etheridge Conference on the Harlem Renaissance to celebrate Yerby's 100th birthday. Over the past few years, scholars such as Veronica Watson, Gene Andrew Jarrett, Stephanie Brown, and James C. Charles have provided much needed insight regarding Yerby's first novel The Foxes of Harrow (1946) and its follow up The Vixens (1947). This work adds to the scholarship of James L. Hill.

H.D. at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture (Feb. 22-24, 2018)

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:32am
H.D. International Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

We invite paper proposals for a panel the H.D. International Society is organizing at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 22-24, 2018. What we have said before about the conference remains true, that it is a very welcoming and invigorating conference that features research presentations and work by creative writers. It is hosted yearly by the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY and sustained by the organizing efforts of Alan Golding. For more information, please see the attached CFP from the conference organizers and note that the confirmed keynote speakers for 2018 are terrific, yet again:  M. NourbeSe Philip, Dominic Pettman, and Brent Hayes Edwards.

Byways in Carson McCullers Scholarship

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:32am
The Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Carson McCullers Society seeks abstracts on the theme of "Byways in Carson McCullers Scholarship" for the biennial Society for the Study of Southern Literature conference in Austin, TX this February 15-18, 2018. The theme is deliberately broad but especially invites papers on McCullers' literary and biographical engagements with the U.S. military, non-southern characters in her oeuvre, and how her travels and readings abroad, including in Rome and New York, influenced her work. If interested, please send a 250-word abstract and short bio to Society Vice President Isadora J. Wagner (iwagner@go.olemiss.edu) by Thursday, September 7th. Other paper topics related to McCullers will also be considered.

Feminism, Gender, and Temporal Belongings in Contemporary U.S. Culture

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:33am
1st International Temporal Belongings Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In her essay,"The Times We’re in: Queer Feminist Criticism and the Reparative ‘Turn,'" Robyn Weigman discusses recent feminist theorizations of affect and time:  "with so much in flux and with governments, like people, finding themselves awash in everyday attrition, scholarship that seeks to analyse the condition of the present – both its political comportment and its historical theorisation – has proliferated under a different set of terms: debt, crisis, precarity, bare life, biopolitics, neoliberalism, and empire." Wiegman states that much of this "scholarship attends to the condition of the present through the converging analytics of affect and time" (5).

Catherine O'Flaherty Chopin's Irish Eyes

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:33am
Kate Chopin International Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 6, 2017

Call for Papers: Catherine O’Flaherty Chopin’s Irish Eyes

Panel co-sponsored by the Kate Chopin International Society,

Transatlantic Women 3 Conference: Women of the Green Atlantic

Dublin, Ireland Royal Irish Academy

21-22 June 2018

 

Transatlantic Gardens: Literary and Ecological Form in the Long 18th Century

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:33am
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (4/12-15/18)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Short form CFP:

This panel examines links between literary and ecological form across the Atlantic in the long eighteenth century. Formal experimentation is often taken as analogue for political critique, but in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, these critiques tend to be sited within specific locales.  What literary shifts are enabled or enforced by divergent ecological sites? What new perspectives on formal innovation become available when we view the plantation through the lens of the garden, and vice versa?

Send abstracts of 300 words to Kate McIntyre (krm2152@columbia.edu) and MC Hyland (mch454@nyu.edu) by September 30, 2017.

 

Dialogic: The Journal of the Department of English, Raiganj University

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:15pm
Department of English, Raiganj University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

“DIALOGIC: THE JOURNAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, RAIGANJ UNIVERSITY

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Department of English, Raiganj University,

Collegepara, P.O. Raiganj – 733 134,

Dist. Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal, India  

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "Alternative Americas" by 15 Oct 2017

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:18pm
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

From 'flyover country' to 'coastal liberals,' from the 'American heartland' to 'urban elites'--the 2016 presidential election engendered numerous debates about where the allegedly 'real' America lies. Beyond displaying political divisiveness, each invocation stylizes a vision of the United States that stands as an alternative to the presumed political and cultural mainstream, each locates 'real' America in a different place, and each constitutes an attempt at making alternative voices heard--from Americans who feel un- or misrepresented by politicians or neglected by the media, thus trying to reassert themselves into the public sphere.

ExRe(y) 2018. Exhaustion and Regeneration in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:20pm
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Department of American Literature and Culture, in cooperation with the Video Game Research Center, is organizing a two-day international conference “ExRe(y) 2018. Exhaustion and Regeneration in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture.”

We seek proposals for papers and panels that focus on the topic of exhaustion and regeneration in American and Canadian literature and visual culture (film, visual arts, video games, television, and others) of the last seventeen years, from the year 2000 to the present day.

Topics may include but are not limited to the following:

East - West Cultural Passage

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:23pm
Alexandra Mitrea / Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Call for Submissions

 

East – West Cultural Passage is an internationally-listed, peer-reviewed journal in the field of the Arts and Humanities, published biannually by Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania. Submissions are now accepted for its two 2017 issues. The journal seeks quality essays in the fields of language, literature, culture, civilization and religion. Scholars are strongly encouraged to submit original articles that have not been published elsewhere, nor are currently under review in any other journal. We regret that we are unable to accept multiple submissions. Papers presented at conferences may be submitted only if they have been thoroughly revised or extended.

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