The Willa Cather Society seeks proposals for two panels for the 27th annual conference of the American Literature Association at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on May 26-29, 2016 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).
Abstract submissions close this week for AMSN3: Modernist Work
Date: 29-31 March 2016
Venue: University of New South Wales, Sydney
Abstracts due: 1 October 2015
Notification of acceptance: 1 November 2015
The Warburg Institute
30 October 2015
We invite papers to round out an edited collection on David Foster Wallace and short fiction, following a one-day conference, David Foster Wallace and The Short Things, at Bristol University, UK. The organisers particularly welcome proposed papers on as-yet-unstudied, or understudied aspects of Wallace's own use of the short story, as well as readings of particular short fictions that explore questions of their use of the form.
The editors invite abstracts that address one or more of the following topic areas:
Call for papers
There is a particular instability proper to the English-speaking world in which mutability seems to be of the essence, as when Shakespeare alternated sea and land in Sonnet 64:
When I have seen the hungry ocean gain
Advantage on the kingdom of the shore,
And the firm soil win of the wat'ry main,
Increasing store with loss, and loss with store;
When I have seen such interchange of state,
Or state itself confounded to decay
The point is also made in a more explicitly political mode by Caliban in The Tempest, suggesting that the absolute of sovereignty is, in fact, contingent, reversible:
2016 Symposium CFP: "Spatializing Sovereignty"
Featuring keynote addresses by:
Dr. Mishuana Goeman, Professor of American Indian Studies and Gender Studies, UCLA
and Gelare Khoshgozaran, Writer and Multi-disciplinary Artist
March 4, 2016
The Contemporary Novel at Work (2016 NeMLA Session)
47th Annual NeMLA Convention
Hartford, Connecticut—March 17 - 20, 2016
Deadline Extended to October 7
Forty Years of Black Studies in the Local, National and Global Spaces: Past Accomplishments and New Directions
All abstracts must be submitted online not later than November 16.
Appetites: Discourses of Consumption
20th Annual CLIFF Conference
March 10-12, 2016
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Keynote: "A Tale of Deliveries"
Rey Chow, Duke University
Thursday, March 10, 2015 at 5:00pm
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: Dec 1, 2015.