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Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 7:41pm
Department of English at the University of Chicago

Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders
Annual Graduate Conference of the Department of English at the University of Chicago, November 20-21, 2014

Keynote Speaker: Claudia Rankine, Henry G. Lee Professor of English, Pomona College
With a public discussion conducted by Lauren Berlant, George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor of English, University of Chicago

Proposal submission deadline: July 25th, 2014

Television, Historicity, Theory--SCMS Panel, Montreal 2015

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 5:21pm
Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference March, 2015 Montreal

Recent publications, such as Amy Villarejo's _Ethereal Queer: Television, Historicity, Desire_ (Duke, 2014) and Jason Mittell's _Complex Television: The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytelling_ (MediaCommons Press, 2012-13), among others, herald a paradigm shift in television theory and historiography, one that deepens and expands the current critical language of TV studies. This panel seeks to pursue this shift in critical and theoretical approaches to television studies, inviting papers that situate television in broader questions of narrativity, historicity, critical theory, and continental philosophy.

the quint: call for papers DEADLINE: 08/15/14

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 4:12pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

the quint's twenty fourth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books, music, and films. The deadline for this call is 15th August 2014—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

quint guidelines

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

Edited Volume on Western Film and Television Abstract Deadline 11/15/14

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 4:04pm

Call for Papers


Eds. Sue Matheson and Andrew Patrick Nelson

We are currently soliciting abstracts of 100 words for essays to be included the first book to examine the richness and complexity of the film and television Western through its iconography and archetypes, foregrounding the significant contributions made to our understanding of America's narratives of land, nation and cultural identity by the recurrent symbols and artifacts of Hollywood's wild west.

Call for Papers: Chapter on the Military for Edited Collection on the Cultural Influences of Role-Playing Games

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 1:38pm
Andrew Byers and Francesco Crocco

Since its initial publication in 1974, the iconic role-playing game (RPG) Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) has spawned hundreds of other analog and digital RPGs, as well as an entirely new industry and subculture. In the last decade, scholars from across the disciplinary spectrum have explored the origins, characteristics, cultures, and player experiences of RPGs. Yet, little scholarly attention has been devoted to the meaningful ways RPGs have shaped and transformed society at large over the past forty years.

Malcolm X's Assassination and Autobiography Fifty Years Later

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 1:17pm
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.


Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:07am
LAURA SAVU WALKER/ University of South Carolina, Columbia

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

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:35pm
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.

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

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 7:04pm
Kendra N. Bryant, Florida A&M University

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

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 1:56pm
Philip Roth Society

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

The annual deadline is September 15.

American Prose Poetry: A conference in honor of Mary Caponegro

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:45am
University of Udine, Italy

Please submit 300-word abstract for twenty-minute arguments. Send your proposals to 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

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 6:53pm
American Studies Association of Texas

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


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

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 5:54pm
Dr. Holli Levitsky/Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium

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.