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.
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 email@example.com.
The annual deadline is September 15.
CFP – Panel on Narrative, Intimacy, and the Sexual Revolution – SEPT 1st.
2015 International Conference on Narrative – March 5 – 8 2015, Chicago Illinois.
Please submit 300-word abstract for twenty-minute arguments. Send your proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 30, 2014
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)
Mary Caponegro, Richard B. Fisher Family Prof. of Writing and Literature (Bard College)
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.
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.
SHCY Panel Submission/CFP
CFP for Panel: Society for Cinema & Media Studies Conference March 25-28, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
"Gender and Genre Through a Post-9/11 Lens"
Gladiators in Suits:
Race, Gender, and the Politics of Representation in Scandal
Edited by: Kimberly R. Moffitt, Simone Puff, and Ronald L. Jackson II
Medical Humanities: Health and Illness in Popular Culture
PCA-ACA National Conference (Popular and American Culture Associations)
New Orleans, Louisiana
April 1-4 2015
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 1, 2014
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.
The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the God & the American Writer Symposium of the American Literature Assoc. We encourage scholars to think broadly about culture and its relationship to the divine in contemporary literature.
Panel on "Haptic Aesthetics: Exploring the Tactile in Literature"
46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Deadline: September 30, 2014
Conference Dates: April 30–May 3, 2015
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
This roundtable discussion centers itself on the relation between economics and literature, via theoretical intervention. We are especially interested in thinking logics of debt, measurability, and accountability in literary works of world literature (or those that challenge, undermine, and otherwise interrupt these economic regimes). Our aim is to investigate authority of systems of value and their modes of subjecting and subjectification.
This conference takes as its starting point the relationship between pedagogical practice and scholarship, or how teaching film to undergraduate students affects, or is affected by, our scholarly methods and research interests.