American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special issue on Faces of Globality: American Studies and the Romanian Diaspora. The special issue looks to integrate the cultural experience of the Romanian Americans to the vast and diverse array of European diasporas in the US toward an appraisal of the range and worth of their scholarship and creative output. With this end in view, we seek an ample set of contributions across the full spectrum of theory and practice, in poetry, prose, drama, visual arts, translation, pedagogy and mixed creative or critical modes of writing.
Call for Critical or Creative Work
"New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory" is open for submissions for Volume 11 (Issues 11.2 and 11.3) and Volume 12.
The journal considers critical work relating to Creative Writing practice and the critical examination of Creative Writing. Strong pedagogically focused papers are considered. Creative work (in any genre) is likewise also welcome.
Word length and submission guidelines at: www.newwriting.org.uk
Submissions welcome via this journal submission site.
_The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn_ is, without a doubt, an indispensable novel in the study of American literature and culture, but its very hypercanonization, as Jonathan Arac observed over 20 years ago, mucks things up. And this hypercanonization is probably continuing to muck things up.
Call for Papers
James Purdy Society
At the American Literature Association 25th Annual Conference
May 22-25, 2014, Hyatt Regency Washington D.C. on Capitol Hill
The 1960s and James Purdy
The International Raymond Carver Society (IRCS) regularly hosts panels at the annual American Literature Association (ALA) conference in May. The next conference will be moved from San Francisco to Washington D.C. (please see more info by clicking on the ALA website link below) and take place May 22-25, 2014.
The IRCS invites proposals for 20-minute talks on any aspect of Raymond Carver's life, legacy, and works. Please send a 250-300 word abstract and a 100-word biosketch to:
ircs AT internationalraymondcarversociety.org
no later than January 17, 2014.
There are no IRCS fees but there is a general conference fee; for all conference info, see the ALA link below.
Call For Papers: Two-Volume Text on the Harlem Renaissance
Essays are sought for a two-volume publication on the Harlem Renaissance (HR).
AGSE Spring 2014 Conference CFP
"I, like other queer people, am two in one body, both male and female. I am the embodiment of the hieros gamos: the coming together of opposite qualities within" - Gloria Anzaldúa
The Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) at California State University, Northridge is now accepting proposals for our annual spring conference. We are interested in critical papers/panels and creative pieces that investigate intersections.
University of California, Berkeley
April 18th, 2014
Keynote Address: Professor David N. Rodowick (Chicago)
The Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley is pleased to invite papers that investigate the role, value, and efficacy of theory in the contemporary humanities and social sciences.
Fashion in Fiction: Style Stories and Transglobal Narratives
June 12-14, 2014
Department of English, City University of Hong Kong,
Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong
11-13 July 2014
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. David Frankfurter (Religious Studies, Boston University); Prof. Ronald Holmes (Justice Administration, University of Louisville); Prof. William Paul (Film Studies, Washington University in St. Louis)
The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 2014 American Literature Association conference in Washington D.C. on May 22 – 25.
Panel 1: New Approaches to Teaching William Dean Howells
Submission deadline: March 6, 2014
Portals invites original critical essays and short creative fiction that explore comparative literary topics across cultural, regional, linguistic, and temporal boundaries for the Spring 2014 issue. This edition will be available in scholarly journal listings worldwide.
Formal requirements for original critical essays:
We are soliciting one or two additional contributions (approx. 7,000 words) for a book collection focusing on U.S. Cold War literature and the rest of the world. Just as increasing attention has been given to the transnational turn in American Studies (Rowe) and to the idea of "postnationalist" identities (Pease), Cold War literary and cultural studies has become more interested in the effects of the global Cold War (in contrast to studies of domestic repression that tended to dominate the field in the 1990s).
Call for Papers
Ernest Hemingway Society Panels
2014 American Literature Association 25th Annual Conference
May 22-25, 2014
1. Ernest Hemingway vs. the United States Government
Isms: An Exploration into the Invisible Barriers of Classification
A conference hosted by Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi Chapter and sponsored by the CSUN English Department and the Distinguished Speaker Award.
Saturday, March 22, 2014 at California State University, Northridge
Beliefs, ideologies, labels, titles: these are just a sample of the systems within which we operate in on an ever day basis: the isms. Sometimes they cause conflict; other times they unite. But what really are these systems?