Subscribe to american

american

Malcolm X's Assassination and Autobiography Fifty Years Later

updated: 
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 1:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2015

What are the literary legacies of Malcolm X's life and death? In 1965, after Malcolm X's life came to an end, The Autobiography of Malcolm X cemented his status as icon. Malcolm's death galvanized a nascent Black Arts Movement, inspiring the generation of black nationalist artists that Amiri Baraka termed 'Malcolm's sons and daughters.' This panel invites papers that engage with the enduring resonance of Malcolm X's life and death for literary and black studies.

THE GOOD LIFE AND THE GREATER GOOD IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT

updated: 
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:07am
full name / name of organization: 
LAURA SAVU WALKER/ University of South Carolina, Columbia
contact email: 

Dear colleagues,

I'm writing to invite you to submit proposals for a collection of essays that is tentatively titled The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context. Please take a look at the brief description of the topic and the research questions below. Feel free to add any other comments and questions and let me know if you are interested in contributing. My own essay examines the transnational dimensions of "that moral-intimate-economic thing called 'the good life'" (Berlant 2) as theorized by cultural critic Lauren Berlant and imagined by Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid in his latest novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (2012).

Short Stories for Lit Mag Website - $5.00 Honorarium

updated: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
Blank Fiction Literary Magazine

Blank Fiction is looking to start publishing quality short stories of no more than 2,000 words on our blog. We're looking for quality writing of any genre.

Please visit the site to familiarize yourself with the project and see if you would be interested in working with us. We're looking forward to it.

http://blankfictionmag.com/

BOOK CHAPTERS on Maya Angelou (Abstracts due NOVEMBER 30, 2014)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 7:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kendra N. Bryant, Florida A&M University
contact email: 

In light of Maya Angelou's most recent passing, I am inviting chapter essays that provide 21st century criticisms of Angelou's autobiographies, creative non-fiction, and poetry—preferably beyond I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, "Phenomenal Woman," and "Still I Rise." While there are some criticisms of Angelou's work (Myra K. McMurry, 1976; Carol E. Neubauer, 1983; Francoise Lionnet, 1989; Mary J. Lupton, 1990; Harold Bloom, 1995; Pierre Walker, 1995; Joanne Braxton, 1999) they precede the 21st century. Others (Terrasita A. Cuffie, 1999; Judith E. Harper, 1999; Patricia Kite, 1999; Pamela Loos, 1999; Corrine J. Naden, 2005; Vicki Cox & Miles Shapiro, 2006) are basically biographies; and many of them are for juvenile readers.

Award for Graduate Student Research on Philip Roth

updated: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 1:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Philip Roth Society
contact email: 

Annual Siegel/McDaniel Award for Graduate Student Research
Sponsored by the Philip Roth Society

Call for Papers: Summer 2014

The Siegel/McDaniel Award recognizes high-quality work of graduate students written on any aspect of Philip Roth's fiction in the past year (ending June 1, 2014).

We recommend that faculty urge strong students to submit papers and welcome submissions from members and non-members alike.

Eligible graduate students should submit a clean copy of their 10-15 page essay, double-spaced, with 12 point Times New Roman font to David Gooblar, Philip Roth Society Program Chair, at gooblarprs@gmail.com.

The annual deadline is September 15.

American Prose Poetry: A conference in honor of Mary Caponegro

updated: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:45am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Udine, Italy
contact email: 

Please submit 300-word abstract for twenty-minute arguments. Send your proposals to danadaniele@libero.it by Sept. 30, 2014

Keynote Speakers:
Olivier Brossard, Prof. American Literature and Translation (Univ. of Paris Créteil)
Mary Ann Caws, Distinguished Prof. of French, English, American and Comp. Lit. (Graduate Ctr. CUNY)
Michel Delville, Prof. of American and Comp. Lit. (Univ. of Liège)

Keynote Reader:
Mary Caponegro, Richard B. Fisher Family Prof. of Writing and Literature (Bard College)

[UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE] American Studies Association of Texas Conference date Nov. 13-15, 2014

updated: 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 6:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Texas
contact email: 

American Studies Association of Texas
58th Annual Conference
Call for Papers

REIMAGINING, REFRAMING, AND REFLECTING AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Join us November 13-15, 2014, at Sam Houston State University in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas, as we celebrate multi-disciplinary interpretations and iterations of American Studies.

20th Annual Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium November 9-11 2014

updated: 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 5:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Holli Levitsky/Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium
contact email: 

Accepting panel or individual paper proposals on topics relating to Jewish American and/or Holocaust Literature. We welcome proposals that discuss fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, film or other visual media, and which highlight new ways to think about the discipline.

The Jahlit Symposium is held yearly in exotic South Beach, Florida, at the majestic Betsy Hotel. 15-20 minute papers can be read or presented orally.

Globalizing the American Revolution (Abstracts Due 1-Aug-2014) [REPOST}

updated: 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 9:58am
full name / name of organization: 
Maria O'Malley and Denys Van Renen/ University of Nebraska, Kearney

Call for Contributors to Edited Collection:

We invite chapter-length essays that analyze the American Revolution as a global phenomenon for a volume of essays; we are particularly interested in chapters that examine a range of texts and cultural practices from around the world. A major academic press has expressed strong interest in publishing the volume.

Pages