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

Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 2:05am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

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

Call for Papers: American Literature

Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2015

The American Literature Area of the American Culture Association seeks individual papers for presentation at the 2016 National Conference of the PCA/ACA, to be held in Seattle, WA from March 21-25, 2016.

Realism Bites - Disruptive Realisms in Modernity 08/13/2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 5:37pm
The Johns Hopkins University

Eighth Biannual Graduate Student Conference of the German Program
Department of German and Romance Languages and Literature at the Johns Hopkins University

Realism Bites
Disruptive Realisms in Modernity

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Timothy Brennan, University of Minnesota
Prof. Elisabeth Strowick, Johns Hopkins University

November 6- 7, 2015
The Johns Hopkins University

All the fissures and rents which are inherent in the historical situation must be drawn into the form-giving process and cannot nor should be disguised by compositional means.
(György Lukács, The Theory of the Novel)

Transnational Visions of Paul Frederick Bowles

Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 1:05pm
American Studies Association of Turkey

Papers are welcome for any examination of Paul Bowles from a transnational perspective. Included are: discussions of Bowles' s literary colleagues and assessments of the expatriate penning of Oriental consciousness; assessments from Americans and Europeans of the talent for writing and capturing Orientalism; Middle Eastern criticisms and reviewing of the Orient from a modern perspective: and critical re-evaluation of the relationship in the arts of the ongoing relationship of the Orient to America.

Please submit 300 - word abstracts to Dr. Raj Chandarlapaty at no later than July 20,2015. Please include your name, title, and institution.

Fugitive Environmentalisms

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 7:30pm
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites submission of essays to be considered for a special issue in the environmental humanities. We are seeking submissions that stake out a critical space exploring the possibilities and implications of fugitive readings in environmental criticism. Drawing on the interdisciplinary nature of the environmental humanities, we encourage ways of describing, analyzing, and theorizing that are counter-discursive and slippery in their multivalent uses and applications and are, therefore, uniquely productive, contested, resistant, transformative, or reveal a shared environmental sensibility.


Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 6:21pm
Go West! Western Area 2015 Film & History Conference

It seems that someone is always travelling somewhere in the Western. Be it progressive or populist, romantic or realistic, epic or tragic the American errand into the Western's wilderness transmits sets of assumptions about the American Character and the American Experience. Commenting on the economic, psychological, political, and social fluidities of American life, the Western frontier is itself constantly in flux.

Critiquing Culture

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 4:47pm
The Cultural Studies Program at George Mason University

The Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University invites paper proposals for our 9th annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference. The conference will take place on Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.


Call for Chapters: Representations of Poverty in US Pop Culture (9/1/2015 deadline)

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 1:48pm
Wylie Lenz

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited collection tentatively titled Representing the Other Half: Essays on Poverty in American Popular Culture. The volume will seek to interrogate the ways in which poverty has been depicted (and/or ignored) across a variety of media, including but not limited to fiction, non-fiction, poetry, film, photography, painting, music, radio, etc.

Questions to consider: When, why, and how do producers of popular culture represent and/or ignore poverty? How do those representations influence the idea of poverty in the American cultural imaginary? In turn, how does that imaginary interact with policy? What role might the scholar/critic play in this process?

John Jay College of Criminal Justice's 4th Law and Literature Conference (October 30-Nov1 2015))

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:56pm
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s 4th Law and Literature Conference

This conference considers literary renderings of labor concerns, broadly defined, to explore law.

The responsibility of the state described by Plato, the contracts written by Shakespeare's Shylock, or the works delving into the plight of modern laborers all explore the intersections between Literature and Law. This conference will explore the way that literary renderings of labor concerns, broadly defined, have responded to or have influenced the law.

The 2015 John Jay College of Criminal Justice's Law and Literature Conference is especially interested in the following areas although all submissions will be considered.