category: american

Contemporary Short Fiction of the Midwest, June 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
contact email: 
andy.oler@erau.edu

We invite papers on contemporary short fiction produced in the Midwest, about the Midwest, or by Midwesterners.

Beyond the Phallus: Seeing Men Otherwise in American Literature and Culture, March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Geoff Bender/Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/cfp

The phallus is often considered the ultimate symbol of power in patriarchy, but the naked man is hardly a reliable bearer (or barer) of such power.

Chapters sought for new edited collection on Victorian/ Modernist convergences -ABSTRACTS DUE 15th SEPTEMBER 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Ashgate Publishing
contact email: 
l.kane.1@bham.ac.uk

Abstracts required for edited collection 'Crossing Boundaries: Victorian and Modernist Literature and Periodicals, 1850-1950'.

The Afterlives of Nineteenth-Century Medicine (March 10-13, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
INCS 2016 (Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies)
contact email: 
rablumen@iuk.edu and dlelekis@fit.edu

From sympathetic contagion to animal magnetism, nervous physiology to cell theory and germ theory, nineteenth-century medical theory and practice imagined human embodiment in open relation to the envi

Generic Possibilities: Interrogating the Fusion of Genre-Fiction and Literature - Roundtable for NeMLA Conf. - Hartford 3/17-3/2

full name / name of organization: 
Gavin F. Hurley / Lasell College
contact email: 
GHurleyLasell@gmail.com

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta's Far Western Regional Conference
contact email: 
perspectives.abstracts@gmail.com

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton

[UPDATE] CFP: Monsters, Demons and the Jewish Fantastic (Special Issue of Jewish Film & New Media) [Deadline: 1 October, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Mikel J. Koven, University of Worcester
contact email: 
m.koven@worc.ac.uk

CFP: Monsters, Demons and the Jewish Fantastic (Special Issue of Jewish Film & New Media) [Deadline: 1 October, 2015)
Oy! Have We Got a Monster for You!
Monsters, demons and the Jewish Fantastic

[UPDATE] Call for Papers -- "Embracing the Other" (a seminar at the ICLA, Vienna, July 2016) Submission Deadline, Aug. 31, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
International Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
rkostova@jsu.edu ; pschweit@su.edu

In the past two decades, universities, professional organizations, and businesses around the western world have placed a great emphasis on celebrating diversity on their grounds, welcoming members, st

CFP: “The Critical ‘I’” NEMLA (3/17-20/2016) (Abstract deadline 9/30/2015)

full name / name of organization: 
David Bahr/ NeMLA
contact email: 
dbahr@bmcc.cuny.edu

CFP: “The Critical ‘I’”
NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT
Abstract deadline Sep 30, 2015

(UPDATE) CFP: Literature and Censorship (Deadline Sep 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry (Vol 2 Issue 2)
contact email: 
editors@sanglap-journal.in

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board.

Vietnam War Representations in American Culture - Submission Deadline September 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Brittany_Hirth@my.uri.edu

This roundtable provides an opportunity to reflect on the representation of one of America’s most unpopular and violent wars of the twentieth century: the Vietnam War.

“Shut Up and Send Me More Pigs to Kill!”: Contemporary WWII Film - Submission Deadline September 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Brittany_Hirth@my.uri.edu

47th Annual NeMLA Convention
March 17-20, 2016 Hartford, CT
Hosted by the University of Connecticut
Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2015

[ACLA 2016] Liquidly Queer: Fluids That Matter

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
cy295@cornell.edu; jrow@bu.edu

Slick, lubed, squirting, dry: bodies, fluids and the act of sex have long been sensually, erotically intertwined. But what would it look like to move from a poetics to a queer politics of fluids?

[UPDATE - Deadline Extended to Aug 25] Adaptation, Awards Culture, and the Value of Prestige

full name / name of organization: 
Edited Collection
contact email: 
cbkennedykarpat [at] gmail.com Eric.Sandberg [at] oulu.fi

NEW DEADLINE - AUGUST 25, 2015

Shibboleth 1967/1968 [International Conference, Warsaw, Poland, 2-4 December 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences
contact email: 
conference.shibboleth@gmail.com

On behalf of the Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, American Studies Center, University of Warsaw, Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Science, POLIN Museum of the

[UPDATE] Public Intellectuals Lecture Series (Fall 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Carleton University
contact email: 
andrew.mark.connolly@gmail.com

DEADLINE EXTENDED: August 18

"Global Poe" Seminar for ACLA Conference at Harvard, Mar. 17-20, 2016 (submissions from Sept. 1-23, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Emron Esplin / Department of English, Brigham Young University
contact email: 
emron_esplin@byu.edu

The following CFP is for a seminar I have co-organized with Margarida Vale de Gato for the upcoming convention of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) held from March 17-20, 2016 at

19th Annual Conference on the Harlem Renaissance at Paine College - Nov. 4-6, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Catherine Adams / Humanities Department at Paine College in Augusta, GA
contact email: 
cladams@paine.edu

2015 Theme: The Rise of Respectability and Rebelliousness: Gendered Perspectives of the New Negro Women and Men during the Renaissance

Medievalism in Popular Culture, PCA/ACA, March 21-25, 2016, Seattle: Proposals Due 10/1/15

full name / name of organization: 
PCA/ACA 2016 National Conference
contact email: 
cfrancis@bloomu.edu

PCA/ACA 2016 National Conference
March 21st - 25th, 2016 – Seattle, Washington

Paris on Film (abstract due Sept. 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackie.cameron@gmail.com

This panel seeks participants interested in exploring the many different ways that the City of Light has been captured in films from a variety of countries.

Girls' Voices August 25, 2015; April 7-9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
International Girls' Studies Association Conference
contact email: 
heather.warren-crow@ttu.edu, kkl9@duke.edu

Over the past few years, there has been an increasing concern about the prevalence of uptalk, vocal fry, and other markers of so-called Valley Girl-speak among young women across America.

Heidelberg Center for American Studies 13th Annual Spring Academy Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Heidelberg Center for American Studies
contact email: 
springacademy@hca.uni-heidelberg.de

Heidelberg, Germany, 14-18 March, 2016

Call for Papers

Performance and/as Exception (ACLA 2016, March 17 -20, Harvard University)

full name / name of organization: 
William Burch (Rutgers University)
contact email: 
Burch.William@Rutgers.edu

The state of exception, theorized by Carl Schmitt and Giorgio Agamben, describes the state’s ability to grant exemptions to the normative order of its own law, and in so doing to perform itself as a

Word and Image on Page, Stage, and Screen in the Long Nineteenth Century, NeMLA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
kate.holterhoff@gmail.com

The organizers of this panel session welcome papers that engage with any aspect of the word-image nexus in illustrated novels, stage productions, or film in Anglo-European or North American culture du

C19: Unsettling Old Age

full name / name of organization: 
C19. March 17-20, 2016
contact email: 
NAW178@psu.edu

CFP: American Literature Area at PCA/ACA 2016, March 21-25

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
taylor13@rose-hulman.edu

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
2016 National Conference
Seattle, WA
March 21-25, 2016

Call for Papers: American Literature

Teaching Post-Modern Native American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Carrie Louise Sheffield
contact email: 
csheffi1@utk.edu

Call For Papers: 2016 Native American and Literature Symposium

Panel Title: Teaching “Post-Modern” Native American and First Nations Literature

ASECS -- The Objects of Performance (3/31/2016 - 4/3/2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Bender / American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
abender@twu.edu

This panel seeks papers that consider the role of objects in the production and study of Restoration and eighteenth-century drama.

[UPDATE] SCMS 2016 - Hollywood Dreams and Publicity Machines

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Labuza, University of Southern California
contact email: 
labuza@usc.edu

Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference
Hilton Atlanta, March 30 - April 3, 2016

[UPDATE] Ruth Rendell: Special Issue of Contemporary Women’s Writing on Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine

full name / name of organization: 
Falmouth University
contact email: 
ruth.heholt@falmouth.ac.uk, f.peters@bathspa.ac.uk and g.wisker@brighton.ac.uk

Ruth Rendell, who has recently died, was one of the most prolific and important female authors of the C20th/21st centuries, achieving many literary awards and honours, plus a Labour peerage.

Museum Engagements in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature; NeMLA 2016; Hartford, CT; March 17-20, 2016 [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2016
contact email: 
capogna.f@husky.neu.edu

The rise of the modern museum was (and remains) a global event that resonates across literary cultures.

CFP: CCLA Congress 2016—Engaging Communities Comparatively 28-30 May, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
cclacongress2016@gmail.com

CFP: Congress 2016—Engaging Communities Comparatively

Cities of the Future - NeMLA Conference 2016 - Hartford, CT

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Lambert / Carnegie Mellon University
contact email: 
mmlamber@andrew.cmu.edu

This panel seeks to explore representations of futuristic cities from all periods in American literature, film, and other cultural mediums.

Edited collection on college movies, Nov. 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Randy Laist and Kip Kline
contact email: 
rlaist@goodwin.edu and klinech@lewisu.edu

Movies about college have been a staple of American cinema since the silent era.

Tracing Indo-American Encounters, 1780s-1880s (for ACLA 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Anupama Arora, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; Rajender Kaur, William Paterson University
contact email: 
aarora@umassd.edu, KAURR@wpunj.edu

This seminar seeks to draw on the growing body of work oriented toward the transnational and global turn in American Studies to trace connections between the Indian subcontinent and the United States

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