According to the OED, the word tourism enters the English lexicon at the dawn of the nineteenth century, thus institutionalizing the notion that travel is a necessary component of personal development. As crowds of earnest bourgeois travelers displaced the solitary young aristocrat on the Grand Tour a vast body of literature concerned with both mundane and exalted facets of foreign places cropped up to fulfill a new set of needs. Owing to the diversity of places to which individuals traveled and the many different reasons for doing so, these needs were diverse and multiform.
Fort Worth native Patricia Highsmith's works call for reconsideration in light of Žižek's philosophical readings and cinematic interpretations. Submit 300 word abstract and 1-page CV by 15 March 2015.
Call for Papers:
Soundscapes and Sonic Cultures in America, 6‐8 Nov. 2015, Graz, Austria
Conference of the Austrian Association for American Studies
Organizers: Nassim W. Balestrini and Klaus Rieser, University of Graz
Hawthorne and Influence: Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, and the Romantics
The Mexican Revolution and U.S. Modernism
Panel Title: Dystopia and Race in Contemporary American Literature.
This panel is sponsored by College English Association (CEA).
Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume on ecofeminist literary criticism titled Literature and Ecofeminism. Contributions covering a range of literary forms from diverse cultures and national traditions are welcome. Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1, 2015. Proposers will be notified about whether their submissions are accepted for the book by April 15, 2015. For accepted proposals first drafts of full chapters (8,000 – 9,000 words) are due by September 1, 2015, and final versions are due November 1, 2015.
A Trans-Disciplinary Conference at The University of Utah
September 3-5, 2015 at the Tanner Humanities Center
For more information or to be added to the conference mailing list, contact: Joshua Trey Barnett // email@example.com
"Mess With Texas"
Modern Language Association Conference
January 7-10, 2016