Clemson University Press is pleased to invite essay submissions of approximately 7,000 words to the T. S. Eliot Studies Annual. For the full list of the Annual's editorial advisory board or for the latest updates, please refer to facebook.com/tseannual. For specific questions, or to submit an essay for consideration, please contact John Morgenstern, general editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions should be styled according to The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) and follow Merriam-Webster's current edition for spelling. All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 300 words and be received by December 1, 2015 for consideration in the first volume.
The Society for the Study of American Women Writers will host two panels at the American Literature Association Conference (May 2016, San Francisco). The two ALA panels aim to present the varied ways in which women, as critics, dramatists, educators, essayists, journalists, oral storytellers, poets, novelists, short story writers, and practitioners of both older and emerging forms, invent and reinvent the American literary and cultural landscape. This year's panels will both take up the theme of transnationalism.
Panel 1: Transnational Approaches to Early American to 19C American Women Writers
Panel 2: Transnational Approaches to 20C to 21C American Women Writers
Call for Papers for the 7th Biennial NEXUS Conference at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
When: Thursday, March 3 – Saturday, March 5, 2016
Plenary Speakers: Dr. Malea Powell (Michigan State University), Dr. Andrea Kitta (East Carolina University), and Dr. Dorothea Lasky (Columbia School of the Arts)
Website: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus/ (Try Alt+Shift when visiting!)
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Conference
March 17-20, 2016 -- Harvard University
When Horace Engdahl, permanent secretary of the Nobel prize jury, proclaimed in 2008 that "The US is too isolated, too insular. They … don't really participate in the big dialogue of literature," many understood Engdahl to be chastising Philip Roth in particular, a leading contender in Nobel Prize discussions, who, despite his international appeal, has been perennially overlooked by the prize jury. To the contrary, translations of Roth's work are available in languages as diverse as Mandarin, Romanian, and Arabic, to name only a few. In his novels, Roth dialogues with such artists as Shakespeare, Chekhov, Edna O'Brien, Milan Kundera, El Greco and Jasper Johns. However, Roth's relevance for comparative studies is not limited to these exchanges.
Call for Papers: Film Adaptation/PCA/ACA (Seattle, WA March 22-25, 2016)
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.
For Conference details go to: http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/
Deadline for proposal submissions is October 1. All paper topics will be considered.
To be considered, please submit an abstract online of no more than 250 words to:
Instructions for logging in and submitting proposals appear on the home screen of the site.
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Individual paper and panel proposals that explore topics connected to food, eating, and cooking in literature, film, and other popular and American culture are now being accepted for the 37 th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association conference, to be held in Albuquerque, NM.
Scholars, graduate students, teachers, foodies, and others interested in the intersection of culinary production/consumption and culture are encouraged to submit proposals. If you plan to propose a panel or roundtable session of three to four presenters, make sure to submit an abstract and title for each participant individually into the database. Each roundtable or panel abstract should also include the panel title and the name of the panel chair.
Call for Papers: European Popular Culture and Literature
37th Annual Conference February 10 – 13, 2016
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
Submission Deadline: 11/01/15
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Individual papers and panels are now being accepted on topics related to any aspect of European
popular culture and literature for the 37th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture
Association to be held in Albuquerque, NM.
Narratives of U.S. nationhood have often been embedded in institutionalized cultural production, especially public performance or spectacle. Early networked television and radio broadcasting, debates over commissions for new theatres, and the extra-athletic spectacles of the Superbowl offer examples. The implicit stakes of nationhood also circulate in less commemorated modes of spectacle, such as prominent performance-based U.S. reality television competitions (America's Got Talent, and American Idol for example) that invest the relationship between cultural production and national identity in the bodies of "everyday" Americans, thus amplifying certain narratives of aspirational performance as incarnations of American optimism.
On this panel, we would like to consider the concept of incest in relation to society across a number of time periods and cultural forms. Incest may stem from an impulse to purity–keeping bloodlines clean and families insular–and at the same time it may result in deformity and monstrosity. Regardless of the character of an incestuous liaison, incest is in every instance bound up with the patriarchal, heteronormative social structure of the family, either disrupting this order or constituting it.