Subscribe to american

american

What Does War Look Like?: Visual Trauma and Representation, March 26-29, 2015

updated: 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 1:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association

Every war has its own patterns of injury based on contemporary military weapons, strategy, and tactics. Unlike in previous wars, the "signature wounds" of the Global War on Terror are the invisible injuries of PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury. While Elaine Scarry has argued that "what is remembered in the body is well remembered" as a record of what happens in war, the visible wounds of war are today less frequently seen. From the ban on showing returning military coffins to restrictions on images of wounded soldiers and civilians to isolated injury care units, the physical wounds of war are often unrepresented and unremembered. This panel explores the ways in which war visibly wounds the body, the nation, the landscape, and the globe.

Writers in Conversation Volume 2 (1) Jan 2015, Deadline 30th Nov 2014

updated: 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 8:54am
full name / name of organization: 
Gillian Dooley/Nick Turner, Flinders University

Gillian Dooley and Nick Turner, the editors of 'Writers in Conversation', an international open-access online literary journal, are seeking interviews with writers of all kinds.

Interviews provide an opportunity for engagement between writers and critics/literary scholars and help ground literary criticism and theory in the reality of creative practice. They are of interest not only to literary and creative writing scholars, but also to many other readers. 'Writers in Conversation' contributes to the resources available to researchers internationally and to the development of a creative and engaged critical community.

The Economic in Literature -- ACLA Seminar CFP March 26-29

updated: 
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 9:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kyle Wanberg, Ph.D., New York University
contact email: 

We find ourselves in a world where economic logic rules the day. Caught within the rationality of neoliberalism, those of us who contest austerity, privatization, and the concomitant militarization of civil society are often left to counter them through vague logics of redistribution which take as given the very systems of accounting which we seek to undermine.

CFP: Transmotion: Postmodern and Vizenorian Approaches to Native American Literatures. NALSMarch 12-14, 2015. Albuquerque, NM.

updated: 
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 7:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
NALS: Native American Literature Association
contact email: 

This panel is sponsored by Transmotion, a new, biannual, fully and permanently open-access journal inspired by the work of Gerald Vizenor. Transmotion publishes new scholarship focused on theoretical, experimental, postmodernist, and avant-garde writing produced by Native American and First Nations authors, as well as book reviews on relevant work in Vizenor Studies and Indigenous Studies. The journal may be found on-line at http://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/transmotion

Latency and Obsolescence in Nineteenth-Century Media

updated: 
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 1:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS)
contact email: 

Latency and Obsolescence in Nineteenth-Century Media
A panel proposal for the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) 2015 conference

CFP: PCA Medievalism in Popular Culture; Due Nov 1, 2014

updated: 
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:43am
full name / name of organization: 
PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference
contact email: 

CFP: Medievalism in Popular Culture

PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference
April 1-4, 2015 – New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans Marriott

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (now the combined areas of Arthurian and Other Medievalism) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year's conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

[UPDATE} Wreck Park Extended Submission Deadline to Oct. 31st

updated: 
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 3:08pm
full name / name of organization: 
Wreck Park Journal

A Journal of Interesting Fictions, Interested Criticism

Wreck Park is a double-blind, peer reviewed publication run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. The journal welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.

[UPDATE] Journal of Springsteen Studies

updated: 
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies is an open access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. The first edition of BOSS was published in August 2014 and the editors are currently soliciting papers for the second edition. BOSS provides a scholarly space for Springsteen Studies in the contemporary academy by publishing articles that examine the political, economic, and socio-cultural factors that have influenced Springsteen's music and shaped its reception. The editors of BOSS welcome broad interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to Springsteen's songwriting, performance, and fan community, as well as studies that conform to specific disciplinary perspectives.

American West in Literature and Film, Albuquerque 11-14 February 2015

updated: 
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:25pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 

CFP: American West in Literature and Film
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
Theme: "Many Faces, Many Voices:
Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture"

36th Annual Conference
11-14 February 2015
Albuquerque, NM

Proposal submission deadline: 1 November 2014

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras Avenue Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 842-1234

Seeking Papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film:

Pages