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Caroline M. Kirkland Revisited

Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 8:40pm
Todd Goddard / Utah Valley University

Caroline M. Kirkland has been credited as a pioneering realist. Her writings about life in Michigan in the 1830s and 1840s provided some of the first realistic accounts of the frontier. She was an important literary journalist, an active social reformer, an outspoken abolitionist, and an influential magazine editor. Although her works are taught and written about frequently, conference panels devoted to her works have been surprisingly far and few between. This panel hopes to redress this by inviting proposals on any topic related to the study of Kirkland and her works. In keeping with the conference theme of "Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives," we welcome especially papers that engage issues of liminality or hybridity.

White, Black, Yellow, Digital: Transnational Narratives of Performed Exile and Englishness

Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 7:52pm
Dr. Catalina Florina Florescu, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, English Department, Pace University

In the PMLA inaugural edition released in 2014, Professor Simon Gikandi of Princeton University published an editorial titled, "Provincializing English," that (in part) constitutes the foundation for my collection. Dr. Gikandi explains that there is no English but Englishes, a concept that is not novel, and yet not fully embraced by and/or employed in the academic circles. As Dr.


Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 4:46pm
Jonathan Alexandratos

I am currently putting together a full proposal for an essay collection on Action Figure Studies. Action Figure Studies is a subdiscipline of Pop Culture Studies in which scholars study the relationship between action figures and gender, culture, politics, religion, body representation, and/or any other subject of academic study.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — — [Deadline 20th Jan 2015]

Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 1:39am
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) —

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — — invites submissions for its two online publications: Diaries ( | upto 1500 words) and Dialogues ( | above 1500, prose only).

Works can be in prose or poetry and should be pertaining to any dimension of travel/travel writing or its representation in writing, film and other media. Your subjects may address, but are not restricted to, the following domains:

Call for Special Session Proposals: 2015 PAMLA Conference (deadline 1/15/2015)

Friday, January 2, 2015 - 4:54pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

The deadline for proposals for special sessions for the 2015 PAMLA Conference in Portland, Oregon (to be held at Portland State University and the Hilton Portland on Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 8, 2015) is midnight on Thursday, January 15, 2015.

[UPDATE] albeit: New York & LA in the American Imaginary

Friday, January 2, 2015 - 1:22pm


The City That Never Sleeps and the City of Angels. Gotham and the Dream Factory. albeit is going bicoastal, and invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the place of New York City and Los Angeles in American culture. Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to: