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Critical anthology on Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire book or TV series

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 3:32pm
Editors Rachel Schaffer and John Scaggs

Wyoming author Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mystery series and the A&E/Netflix television series adapted from it have become increasingly popular since the publication of The Cold Dish in 2005. The series has steadily moved up the New York Times bestseller list, reaching #6 with this year's release, Any Other Name. The television series grew steadily in popularity among viewers and was the highest-rated scripted drama in A&E's history. To date, only one critical study has been published about Johnson's body of work. Therefore, we are seeking previously unpublished papers about either the Longmire book series or the television series for a collection to be published by McFarland.

Mark Twain and Popular Culture; April 15, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 12:52pm
Popular Culture in the American South and American Culture Association in the South Conference

Mark Twain and Popular Culture Panel. Deadline, April 15, 2015. Abstracts are invited for this panel that explores Mark Twain's work in relation to the popular culture of his own time or as it has been adapted in popular culture more recently. This panel will be submitted to the Popular Culture in the American South and American Culture Association in the South Conference to be held October 1-3, 2015 in Wlimington, NC. Please submit 250-word abstracts by email to Tina Entzminger at You will also need to request audio-visual equipment with your submission. Only DVD/VCR w/monitors will be provided at the conference. No LCD projectors will be available.

"The Uses of 'Religion' in Nineteenth Century Studies," Mar. 16-19, 2016

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 12:36pm
Joshua King, Margarett Root Brown Chair in Robert Browning and Victorian Studies, Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University

time and place: March 16-19, 2016, Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University
deadline for proposals: 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 18, 2015

American Literature After 1900 SCMLA Nashville 2015 October 31-November 3, 2015 3/31

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 11:33am
SCMLA American Literature II: Literature After 1900

The SCMLA's American Literature II: Literature After 1900 Regular Session invites submissions that respond to the conference theme "Sound and Story: The Rhythms of Language" or that address any other topic for its annual convention at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University October 31st - November 3rd (Saturday-Tuesday).

Deadline: March 31, 2015

Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words to

The Sixth Biannual Conference of the RECEPTION STUDY SOCIETY 9/24/2015-9/27/2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 9:31am
Reception Studies Society

The Reception Study Society promotes informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields: reader-response criticism and pedagogy, reception history, history of reading and the book, audience and communication studies, institutional studies, and gender, race, ethnic, sexuality, postcolonial, religious, and other studies. Proposals for panels and papers in any of these areas are now welcome. Please submit proposals of 250 words or less, along with a one-page cv, to by May 8, 2015.

Plenary Speakers will be:

Traveling Domestic—Proposed Panel for MSA 17 (November 19- 22, 2015)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 3:30pm
Modernist Studies Association

Guiliana Bruno's Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture and Film (2002), introduces the idea of "traveling domestic" in art and film. For Bruno, "traveling domestic" involves seeing and representing the home not as the static antithesis of travel but as a space that itself engenders voyage and invites exploration; to "travel domestic" is to approach the home as curious and risky rather than banal and safe. This type of travel holds special significance for considerations of gender both because it is staged within a stereotypically feminine sphere and because it unsettles the home's ability to function as a bulwark against turbulent public space.