Subscribe to RSS - american

american

Call for contracted collection of essays on Chitra Divakaruni. Abstract due Oct 15, essay due Dec 1--updated CFP

updated: 
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 11:51am
Samina Najmi CSU Fresno

We seek contributions to a collection of critical essays on the work of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. The volume is tentatively titled Feminism and Diaspora: Critical Perspectives on Chitra Divakaruni, and will be published by Rawat Books in Jaipur, India. Anticipated publication date is Summer or Fall 2016.
Rawat, a major Indian publisher in humanities, cultural studies, and social sciences, has co-published dozens of books with American university presses. See more information at http://rawatbooks.com/ and

Energizing Communities: Congress 2016 (Deadline November 1, 2015)

updated: 
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 8:47am
ACCUTE (Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English)

ACCUTE is excited to announce our call for papers for our 2016 conference, which will take place 28 May – 31 May, 2016, during the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, being held at the University of Calgary. In addition to ACCUTE's general call, our conference CFP includes member-organized sessions and joint sessions with other associations. For information about the conference, travel funding, and other FAQs, please go to www.accute.ca. Proposals are due by November 1, 2015.

Stanley Kubrick: A Retrospective 11 - 13 May 2016

updated: 
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 4:38am
Professor Ian Hunter / De Montfort University, UK

Much has been said and written about Stanley Kubrick. But not everything. Nearly two decades on since the release of his posthumous final film, Eyes Wide Shut (1999), it is only now, with the donation of his archive to the University of Arts London in 2007, that we are beginning to have our eyes opened to new perspectives and understandings of Kubrick and his work. The empirical potential that the archive offers has been highlighted in recent years in the research by one of this conference's keynote speakers, Peter Krämer, who has broken open the debates around authorial agency, collaboration, adaptation and production contexts.

CFP Sholem Aleykhem: New Perspectives in Comparative Context (Edited volume): 300-word abstract, including a brief bio, by Nove

updated: 
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 6:16pm
Universitas Press

This edited volume marking the centennial of Sholem Aleykhem's death (May 1916), will explore the writer's vast contributions to Yiddish literature through comparison with authors of other national literatures. The aim of the collection is to analyze the work of this foundational Yiddish writer in comparative context in order to bring to light hitherto unexplored aspects of his achievements. Often called "the Jewish Mark Twain" – due to similar writing style and use of pen name – Sholem Aleykhem's favorite writers spanned the spectrum of world literature –

"Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves": Women in Collaboration

updated: 
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 12:23pm
ACCUTE 2016 (Calgary, 28-31 May 2016); submission deadline 1 November 2015

This panel surveys and celebrates examples of women in collaboration, also taking into account some of the possible challenges associated with women in partnership. How do women's groups or communities handle differences in sexuality, ability, race, ethnicity, and religion among members? What does it mean to be women in collaboration in the Canadian city recently voted worst for women (Edmonton), or the city voted best (Québec City), or the city ranked exactly in the middle (Hamilton)? How have women's communities been depicted in various media, and how have collaborators presented themselves? Submissions should be in keeping with ACCUTE's broad interest in English studies, and work on any time period is welcome.

SWPACA Literature-General CFP February 10-13, 2016

updated: 
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 4:50pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

CFP: Literature (General)

37th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

February 10-13, 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://www.southwestpca.org

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234 Fax: 1.505.766.6710

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2015

[UPDATE] Don DeLillo: "Fiction Rescues History" Conference - Paris, February 18-20, 2016

updated: 
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 3:38pm
Antoine Cazé / Université Paris Diderot - LARCA (Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Cultures Anglophones)

"Don DeLillo: 'Fiction Rescues History'" Conference
Paris - February 18-20, 2016

Guest of Honor: Don DeLillo (with the support of Actes Sud Editions)

Plenary Speakers:
Peter Boxall, University of Sussex
Michael Naas, DePaul University

LARCA – Laboratoire de recherches sur les cultures anglophones (UMR 8225, Université Paris Diderot)
VALE – Voix anglophones, littérature et esthétique (EA 4085, Université Sorbonne Paris 4)
ERIAC – Équipe de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les aires culturelles (EA 4705, Université de Rouen)
PRISMES (VORTEX) – Langues, textes, arts et cultures du monde anglophone (EA 4398, Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)

'When shall we live if not now?': Reassessing Shirley Jackson

updated: 
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 1:50pm
American Literature Association

Shirley Jackson's work is currently experiencing a much deserved and long overdue critical and popular reassessment. Except for The Haunting of Hill House and the much-anthologized "The Lottery," Jackson's work has only seen sporadic scholarly activity. But with this year's publication of Let Me Tell You and a new biography set to be released in 2016, a reevaluation of Jackson's influential yet overlooked novels, plays, essays, and memoirs is more pertinent than ever. To that end, the theme of this proposed panel on Jackson's work is open-ended although preference will be given to scholars engaging with Jackson's lesser-known works.

Pages