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.
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.
Brown University, Department of Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference
March 20-21, 2015
Keynote: Prof. Zachary Lesser, University of Pennsylvania
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) — www.coldnoon.com — invites submissions for its two online publications: Diaries (firstname.lastname@example.org | upto 1500 words) and Dialogues (email@example.com | 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:
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.
This call for papers is for the American Studies Association 2015 conference in Toronto (Oct. 8-11).
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 1, 2015
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:
CFP: American Writers in Exile
ASA 2015 CFP: Modes of misery, genres of grief: narrative forms of environmental suffering