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[UPDATE] Hard Times: Austerity and Popular Culture edited collection

updated: 
Monday, January 6, 2014 - 8:26am
full name / name of organization: 
Helen Davies and Claire O'Callaghan

Please see below for a cfp seeking essays on austerity in popular culture. Claire and I have had some excellent submissions so far, and are particularly interested in receiving further abstracts about austerity/class in popular music...

HARD TIMES: AUSTERITY AND POPULAR CULTURE

Edited by Helen Davies and Claire O'Callaghan

"I said pretend you've got no money, she just laughed and said oh you're so funny. I said yeah? Well I can't see anyone else smiling in here." ("Common People", Pulp)

"I decree today that life
Is simply taking and not giving
England is mine - it owes me a living" ("Still Ill", The Smiths)

"Folks don't laugh so loud when you've a grand in your back pocket." (The Full Monty)

EXTENDED DEADLINE (1/17/14): British Women Writers Conference @ Binghamton University (SUNY): June 19-21, 2014

updated: 
Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 2:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference
contact email: 

"REFLECTIONS"

22nd Annual Meeting of the British Women Writers Conference
June 19-21, 2014
Binghamton University, State University of New York

For the 22nd annual meeting of the British Women Writers Conference, we will focus on the theme of "Reflections." Cross-disciplinary in scope and implication, we invite papers—as well as panel and roundtable proposals—to explore "reflections" as broadly as possible, whether they are physical or metaphysical; individual or cultural; social, historical or fictional; real or imagined; seen or unseen.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline, Jan 15, New Directions in Sherwood Anderson at ALA 2014

updated: 
Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 10:15am
full name / name of organization: 
Peter Nagy
contact email: 

Proposed Panel for the 2014 American Literature Association Annual Conference (ALA) to be held in Washington, D.C., May 22-25, 2014

"New Directions in Sherwood Anderson"

This panel seeks paper proposals that offer new perspectives on the fictional and non-fictional works of Sherwood Anderson. We invite a broad range of Anderson related topics that include his influence on /relationship with writers of his era, such as Jean Toomer, Ernest Hemingway, and William Faulkner; his current reception among literary critics; and his future within an expanding literary canon.

The Text and Time: Past, Present, Future

updated: 
Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 4:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University

Call for Papers:
We are soliciting papers and panel proposals from graduate students in English studies as well as other fields of research and are seeking a range of perspectives and topics for the 2014 Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University.

[UPDATE] DEADLINEXTENDED to Jan. 31 for "Greenways: The Interconnected Pathways of Communication and the Environment" Mar.6-8

updated: 
Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 9:40am
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
contact email: 

Greenways: The Interconnected Pathways of Communication and the Environment

A NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Thursday, March 6- Saturday, March 8, 2014

Plenary Speakers: Sandra Alcosser (San Diego State University), Mark Pedelty (University of Minnesota), and Jennifer Peeples (Utah State University)

[UPDATE] Extended deadline 1/20/14 Going Global in the 18th and 19th Centuries--Economy of Scales Graduate Conference

updated: 
Friday, January 3, 2014 - 9:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Eighteenth Century Studies Group, Nineteenth Century Forum, Reorientations, University of Michigan Department of English
contact email: 

Special Panel Session: "Transnational Scales: Going Global in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries"

"The Economy of Scales" Graduate Conference
Hosted by the Eighteenth-Century Studies Group (ECSG) & Nineteenth-Century Forum (NCF), University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
March 21-22, 2014

[UPDATE] Ethos April 2014 issue submissions due Jan 10

updated: 
Friday, January 3, 2014 - 3:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Mangrum / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
contact email: 

Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics (ethosreview.org)—a digital forum and peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary online journal—invites submissions for its first issue, entitled "Cultural Politics and Material Experiences," which will be published in April 2014. For the first issue of Ethos, we invite submissions of original scholarly work that consider those sites or occasions in which the arts, humanities, and other facets of the cultural arena alter the course of one or more publics. We are interested in essays that investigate the power relationships present in culture but also how such forces help to configure the material conditions of society.

[UPDATE] - DEADLINE EXTENDED - Traumics: Comics Narratives of Trauma (April 4th-6th, 2014)

updated: 
Friday, January 3, 2014 - 12:20pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida
contact email: 

The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida invites applicants to submit proposals to the 11th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "Traumics: Comics Narratives of Trauma." The conference will be held from Friday April 4th 2014 to Sunday April 6th 2014. Proposals are due January 1st, 2014.

Call for an Editor – Philip Roth Studies

updated: 
Friday, January 3, 2014 - 11:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Philip Roth Studies

The Philip Roth Society and Purdue University Press are looking for a new executive editor for the semiannual peer-reviewed journal, Philip Roth Studies. The editor's position would be for a five-year term, with the possibility for re-appointment in subsequent terms. The responsibilities of the executive editor include:

[UPDATE] Critical Insights: The American Short Story--critical reception chapter needed (abstracts due January 24, 2014)

updated: 
Friday, January 3, 2014 - 11:31am
full name / name of organization: 
Michael Cocchiarale (Widener University) and Scott D. Emmert (University of Wisconsin—Fox Valley)

The editors, who produced the scholarly collections Upon Further Review: Sports and American Literature (Praeger, 2004) and Critical Insights: American Sports Fiction (Salem, 2013), have already accepted proposals for nearly all the chapters of The American Short Story volume (Grey House Publishing). As it stands now, the book will contain chapters on writers ranging from Henry James to Jhumpa Lahiri. Some chapters will focus on intriguing subgenres of the short story such as the short story cycle and micro fiction.

The editors still need a 4000-5000 word critical reception chapter that surveys major pieces of criticism on the American short story and the major
concerns of critics over the years.

[UPDATE] Close Encounters: Remapping Discipline Though Genre (March 29, 2014)

updated: 
Friday, January 3, 2014 - 9:15am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Massachusetts Amherst, English Graduate Organization

Close Encounters: Remapping Discipline though Genre
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Saturday, March 29, 2014

www.umassego.com/conference

Roundtable Participants: Andrea Hairston (Theatre and African American Studies, Smith College), Nick Bromell (English, University of Massachusetts Amherst)

Send proposals to umassegoconference@gmail.com by Monday, January 20, 2014.

CFP: Postmodernity's Musical Pasts: Rediscoveries and Revivals after 1945

updated: 
Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 2:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation
contact email: 

The Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation at The City University of New York, The Graduate Center announces an international conference

Postmodernity's Musical Pasts: Rediscoveries and Revivals after 1945

To be held at The City University of New York, The Graduate Center 26‒27 March 2015

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