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American Studies Conference_"Globalizing the Commons, Localizing the Transnational"

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 12:19pm
Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 24, 2017

Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference

in Transnational American Studies (8th Annual)

Binghamton University

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Keynote: Russ Castronovo, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Deadline for Proposal Submission: February 24th, 2016

 

The American Literature Association Annual Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:27am
Percival Everett International Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 6, 2017

The American Literature Association Annual Conference Boston

May 25-28 2017

Percival Everett International Society call for papers

 

The Percival Everett International Society requests submissions for its panels at the annual conference of the American Literature Association. Submissions will present fresh perspectives on any aspect of Everett’s work, with an emphasis on, but not limited to, his earliest or most recent work.

 

Tales of Two Cities: Children’s Literature and (Unequal) Childhoods in New York City

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:27am
Lara Saguisag
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

In 2013, Bill de Blasio’s mayoral campaign ran on the theme of “A Tale of Two Cities.” The narrative that New York is a deeply divided city – one that is simultaneously the world’s capital of finance and culture and an unfortunate model of economic and social inequality – struck a chord with many voters. This panel will examine the ways in which children’s and young adult literature set in New York City expresses, reinforces, confronts and/or overlooks this image of the city as fractured and unequal. Papers may consider questions such as: how does children’s and young adult literature represent (or ignore) the diversity of New York City childhoods?

Uncertain Futures

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:28am
Canadian Association for American Studies / OCAD University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Uncertain Futures is an interdisciplinary conference hosted by OCAD University and the Canadian Association for American Studies. It will take place at OCAD University, in downtown Toronto, from October 27th to 29th, 2017.

 

In her introduction to The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin writes that “the future, in fiction, is a metaphor.” In uncertain times, we look to the future as a blank screen for projecting our anxieties about the fraught present and unresolved past. Our fantasies about the future reveal the ideological constructs of our contemporary moment. “Science fiction is not predictive,” Le Guin writes. “It is descriptive.”

 

Thoreau, Poetry, Poetics - ALA 2017 panel

updated: 
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 6:23am
Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

American Literature Association panel

28th Annual Conference, Boston, MA

May 25 – 28, 2017

Thoreau, Poetry, Poetics

Thoreau and Material Culture- MLA 2018

updated: 
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 6:23am
Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Thoreau and Material Culture - gaurenteed session at MLA 2018

How do material objects enrich our understanding of Thoreau’s literary, natural-history, and politically-minded endeavors? How might tangible things deepen our sense of the author’s work, life, and world? What insights can we gain by recovering objects associated with his work, home, and place? The Thoreau Society invites abstracts of 250 words and a brief cv by 1 March 2017: Rochelle Johnson (rjohnson@collegeofidaho.edu).

 

 

Aelurus Graduate Journal

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:32pm
Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal [Extended deadline 2/15]

full name / name of organization:

Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal

contact name and email:

Megan Gadd, Editor-in-Chief

aelurus@weber.edu

The Rise of Latinx Literature for Youth

updated: 
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 10:26am
Marilisa Jimenez Garcia/ Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

CFP is for MLA 2018 in New York City. This panel on Latinx Literature for Youth will be a Children´s Literature Association (ChLA) sponsored, guaranteed panel.

Literature for youth is an established tradition in Latinx culture, from Jose Martí’s La Edad de Oro (1889) to Pura Belpré’s folklore and Ernesto Galarza’s “mini-libros” to Matt de la Peña’s 2016 Newbery Medal win. This panel seeks to examine the current and historical role of literature for youth in the Latin/a literary world and how Latino/a writers portray youth cultures and subcultures for U.S. audiences. Papers responding critically to the following themes (though not limited to those presented here) are solicited:

ASLE Conference Panel: Philip Levine, Poet of Detroit

updated: 
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 6:38am
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment/Panel organized by William Stroup
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 9, 2016

Deadline: December 9, 2016
Contact: William Stroup
Email: wstroup@keene.edu

ASLE 2017 Panel CFP
Philip Levine: Poet of Detroit

This year’s ASLE conference is hosted by Wayne State University, the alma mater of one of America’s greatest poets: recently deceased Pulitzer Prize-winner Philip Levine (1928-2015). This panel welcomes 20 minute presentations on aspects of Levine and his work, seeking fresh perspectives on the many landscapes that animate his half century of poetry, including Detroit, Spain, California, and New York.

Comics and Graphic Narrative Circle at American Literature Association 2017

updated: 
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 6:30am
Comics and Graphic Narrative Circle at American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 27, 2017

Call for Papers

Comics & Graphic Narrative Circle

American Literature Association

28th Annual Conference: May 25-28, 2017

The Westin Copley Place

10 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA

 

The Comics & Graphic Narrative Circle welcomes abstracts for presentation at two sessions on comics at the 2017 ALA conference in Boston.

 

Session One: Queering Comics History

 

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