Subscribe to american

american

Natural Spaces and Phenomena in Early Modern Literature

updated: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 9:59am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of Early Modern/Renaissance Literature as examined through and ecocritical or natural lens. Paper proposals addressing the conference theme of Sustainability are especially welcome. By June 1, 2014, please submit a 200-250 word abstract, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Mary Grace Elliott, University of New Hampshire, at mge1108@gmail.com.

SAMLA 2014-- From Corn-Pone to Delmonico's: Feasting with Twain

updated: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 12:22am
Kathryn Dolan, The Mark Twain Circle of America

Mark Twain is as popular a figure as ever. In "Corn-Pone Opinions" Twain writes, "The black philosopher's idea was, that a man is not independent, and cannot afford views which might interfere with his bread and butter... He must restrict himself to corn-pone opinions—at least on the surface." Twain satirizes the age's customs and politics, using food-based metaphors to do so. During his life, Twain went from corn-pone to Delmonico's. His dinner parties at Nook Farm were magnificent. However, he was also a powerful critic of the excesses and hypocrisies of society. How can we use Twain's writings to re-examine issues of consumption and overconsumption in U.S. society during the second half of the nineteenth century?

Special Sessions Proposals Sought for MMLA (due 4/21; November 13-16, Detroit)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 4:54pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Program Committee of the Midwest Modern Language Association particularly welcomes CFPs for Special Sessions that address the 2014 conference theme, "The Lives of Cities." Special Sessions may focus on any literary period/category or may encourage papers that cover multiple periods. Please note: the Committee seeks CFPs for panel topics and *does not require* complete panels with identified papers/panelists at this time (though complete panels are also welcome).

IFPE International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education 25th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference: Necessary Fictions

updated: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 2:24pm
Billy Brennan/International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education

International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education

25th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

necessary fictions

Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco, California
November 6–8, 2014

Thomas H. Ogden, M.D.
Hans W. Loewald Memorial Award

Thomas B. Kirsch, M.D., Gerald J. Gargiulo, Ph.D., and Gayle Salamon, Ph.D.
Distinguished Psychoanalytic Educators

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

For 25 years IFPE has been home to thinking, dialoguing, and creating an ongoing conversation about psychoanalysis—welcoming many voices and viewpoints. This year's theme, necessary fictions, aims to ignite your imagination and stir your creativity. It points us toward the essence of the mind and weaves unconscious fantasy.

Approaching the Liminal: Pushing the Boundaries of Continental Philosophy

updated: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 10:53am
Pittsbugh Continental Philosophy Network

The Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Network is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Conference. Towards the end of interdisciplinary collaboration, this conference invites contributions from a range of disciplines including philosophy, psychology, religious studies, theology, communication, rhetoric, and sociology, among others. We will accept paper and panel proposals on any topic relevant to continental philosophy, and particularly encourage those which seek to cross the bounds between multiple disciplines or which push a given discipline toward or beyond its limits.

Areas of Interest include, but are certainly not limited to:

[UPDATE] NeMLA Convention 2015 Call for Session Proposals *Two Week Reminder*

updated: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 8:12am
Northeast Modern Language Association

Northeast Modern Language Association
46th Annual Convention

Hosted by Ryerson University

In April 2015, NeMLA will meet in Toronto, Ontario for its annual convention. Every year, this event affords NeMLA's principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of research dissemination and pedagogical exchange in language and literature. The convention will include roundtable and caucus meetings, workshops, literary readings, film screenings, and guest speakers.

The deadline for session proposals is April 22, 2014.
The abstract deadline for approved sessions will be September 30, 2014.

NeMLA is a member-driven convention, accepting session proposals (panel, roundtable, creative session, seminar) in the following areas:

International Symposium "Time and Place in T. S. Eliot and His Contemporaries" Florenc,, Ital,, January 18-25, 2015

updated: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 1:50am
Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation & Life Beyond tourism, Florence, Italy

The symposium topic is focused on, but not limited to, T.S. Eliot and Modernism, and may include such topics as:
- Evocations of time and place in Eliot's writing or that of his contemporaries
- The preoccupation with space, place and (dis)location
- Modernism and the uses of time, 'time past', and timelessness
- Eliot, Modernism and history
- Eliot, Modernism and contemporary scientific and philosophical views on space and time
- Eliot's place in the tradition, the canon, Modernism, and world literature

Papers that explore the connections between England and Florence or England and Italy in the context of Eliot and his contemporaries are also welcome.

MPCA / ACA -- Mythology and Popular Culture Panel

updated: 
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 6:10pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

CALL FOR PAPERS
MYTHOLOGY AND POPULAR CULTURE

The Mythology section of the Midwest Popular Culture / American Culture Association invites papers on any intersection of myth and popular culture for our upcoming meeting. This year's MPCA/ACA meeting is October 3-5, 2014 in Indianapolis, IN.

Cavell and History

updated: 
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 3:39pm
Conversations: The Journal of Cavellian Studies

https://uottawa.scholarsportal.info/ojs/index.php/conversations

ADVISORY BOARD

Stanley Bates (Middlebury College)
Sarah Beckwith (Duke University)
Peter Dula (Eastern Mennonite University)
Richard Eldridge (Swarthmore College)
Adam Gonya (KU Leuven)
Larry Jackson (CUNY)
Andrew Klevan (University of Oxford)
Stephen Mulhall (University of Oxford)
Sianne Ngai (Stanford University)
Andrew Norris (UC Santa Barbara)
Lawrence Rhu (USC)
D. N. Rodowick (Harvard University)
Miguel Tamen (University of Lisbon)

Facing the Unknown: Anonymity in the History of Art (40th Annual Cleveland Symposium) - Oct. 24, 2014

updated: 
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 2:52pm
Case Western Reserve University

CALL FOR PAPERS
Facing the Unknown: Anonymity in the History of Art
The 40th Annual Cleveland Symposium
Friday, October 24, 2014
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Museum of Art Joint Graduate Program in Art History & Museum Studies invites submissions from all areas of art history for the 40th Annual Cleveland Symposium.

International Conference: Language, Literature, and Ecoculture -- 23-25 July 2014

updated: 
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 1:58pm
Cameroon English Language and Literature Association

Language, Literature and Ecoculture
Faculty of Arts, University of Buea, South West Region, Cameroon
23-25 July 2014

"… the culture of nature – the ways we think, teach, talk about, and construct the natural world – is as important a terrain for struggle as the land itself." (Alexander Wilson)

Reconceptualizing Narrative: Structures, Systems, Boundaries (September 5-6, 2014)

updated: 
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 12:03pm
Rice University English Graduate Symposium

As we witness the rapidity with which various systems-theoretical approaches have begun to gain critical and literary currency, we would like to consider the relations among narrative, structure, and system.

The 2014 Rice University English Graduate Symposium welcomes individual and panel proposals that address any of the following topics as they relate to any and all forms of narrative across all time periods and disciplines:

Wunderkino 4: Visions of House and Home CFP: April 20, 2014 [UPDATE]

updated: 
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 11:27am
Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium/Thursday, July 24 – Saturday, July 26, 2014/Bucksport, Maine USA

From the very earliest film of in-laws cavorting in the Roundhay Garden (1888), domestic settings have provided the backdrop and often the unintentional subject of amateur film. The organizers of the 2014 Northeast Historic Film (NHF) Summer Symposium invite proposals featuring studies of amateur and non-theatrical films that examine house, home, and visions of domesticity. "Wunderkino 4: Visions of House and Home" focuses on understanding how amateur and non-theatrical films offer insight into daily life, domesticity, and the quotidian activity that has often been dismissed as mise en scène. How does the performance of domesticity size or resize the frame? What activities define house and home on film?

[UPDATE] Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies Örebro, Sweden 26-27 September 2014, Abstract Deadline May 8

updated: 
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 7:52am
SAAS, Swedish Association for American Studies

Eighth Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies
Örebro, 26-27 September 2014
Second Call for Papers: Call for Contributions to Panels

SAAS is an academic network that encourages scholarship in the multidisciplinary field of American Studies. SAAS seeks to develop a critical understanding of the role, place and meaning of the United States and North America. In Sweden, research about the US/America is conducted in many different disciplines; the biennial SAAS conference thus functions as an important forum for interdisciplinary exchange and provides American Studies scholars with an opportunity to meet and network.

Pages