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The New Williams: Special Issue CFP [FEB 1 Abstract Deadline]

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 9:54am
William Carlos Williams Review

Within the next few years, Williams Carlos Williams's early works such as Al Que Quiere (1917), Kora in Hell: Improvisations (1920), Sour Grapes (1921), Spring and All (1923), and In the American Grain (1925) will reach their centennial anniversary. And since these milestones also coincide with a resurgent scholarly interest in lyric studies and modernist literature in general, the William Carlos Williams Review is soliciting articles for a special, double issue on "The New Williams" (forthcoming in 2015). The coeditors of the project are especially looking for innovative research that brings contemporary critical practices and methodologies to bear on Williams's life and work.

CFP-Panel "Colonization, Emigration and the Back to Africa Movement"

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 8:44am
French Association for American Studies (AFEA) - Lawrence Aje, University of Montpellier & Claire Bourhis-Mariotti, University Paris 8

Dear Colleagues,

For the upcoming annual conference of the French Association for American Studies, which will be held in La Rochelle, France, from May 27 to May 30 2015, we are seeking additional proposals for a panel we are organizing on "Colonization, Emigration and the Back to Africa Movement" (see CFP below for more information).

Prospective panelists should please send a 300 word abstract and a brief C.V. before January 20th 2015 to the following addresses: &

Call for papers

War Film Anthology--CFP for Edited Essay Collection (already under contract with major press), 15 Jan 15

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 8:37am
Dr. Douglas Cunningham, Westminster College

We are in the final stages of assembling and editing a collection of previously unpublished essays on the war film. This anthology is already under contract with a major press. The collection needs two or three more high-quality essays (between 7,000 and 10,000 words each). We are open to any war film topic, but we would especially welcome essays on recent American productions such as LONE SURVIVOR, ACT OF VALOR, AMERICAN SNIPER, WAR HORSE, CAMP X-RAY, or cross influences between war films and video games like CALL OF DUTY. We would also welcome essays on cinematic representations of World War I (e.g., THE BIG PARADE, WINGS, etc.). Finally, we would also welcome essays on genre theory as it relates to the war film.

Tales Beyond Borders [23 - 25 April 2015]

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 7:33am
Reading the Fantastic

Tales Beyond Borders is a two-day international conference (24th-25th April) and a postgraduate/early career researcher workshop (23rd April), all of which is being organized by the 'Reading the Fantastic' Graduate Research Group at the University of Leeds. Through these events, we aim to bring together those working in various aspects of fantasy studies in order to study and discuss this emerging field of research from a cross cultural and interdisciplinary perspective.

CFP: Toy Stories: The Toy as Hero

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:10pm
Tanya Jones, M.Ed & Chris Stoneley

Abstracts are being welcomed for a proposed collection examining the toy as hero. Toys, a celebrated part of childhood and often key figures in children's imaginative play, have a fantastic history of heroism in print and on film. Open to examinations of literature, comics, and film, the collection seeks to be a repository of original essays that analyze the roles toys play as protectors of the child(ren) they love, as heroes of their own stories, or as champions for the greater good.
Possible pieces for consideration:
The Stuff of Legend
The Velveteen Rabbit
The Nutcracker
Calvin and Hobbes
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Toy Story
Toys in the Attic

The Edwidge Danticat Society- MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) Conference, April 9-12, 2015

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 9:28pm
The Edwidge Danticat Society

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA.

The Edwidge Danticat Society invites papers for its inaugural panel at the 29th Annual MELUS Conference. In keeping with the theme of this year's conference, "Arrivals and Departures in U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literatures" we welcome papers that analyze Edwidge Danticat's work (activist, fiction, film, non-fiction) in relationship to immigration arrivals and departures, including presentations that seek to address, but are not limited to: citizenship rulings, detention, mobility, and transportation. The Edwidge Danticat Society invites proposals for 15 -minute presentations, possible topics include:

Panel "Proliferating Minoritized Bodies & Knowledges in the University," Cultural Studies Association, Riverside May 21-4, 2015

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 6:03pm
(Women & Queer) of Color Critique Working Group of the Cultural Studies Association

Cultural Studies Association, "Another University Is Possible: Praxis, Activism, and the Promise of Critical Pedagogy"

Riverside Convention Center, Riverside, Greater Los Angeles Area, California, 21-24 May, 2015

"Proliferating Minoritized Bodies and Knowledges in the University"

Paul Laurence Dunbar Society Panels at ALA 2015; May 21-24, 2015

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 5:33pm
Paul Laurence Dunbar Society

The Paul Laurence Dunbar Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA on May 21-24, 2015.

There is also an upcoming NEH Summer Institute on Paul Laurence Dunbar and American Literary History in July 2015. Applications are due by March 2, 2015; please see for more information.

Session 1: Teaching Dunbar