category: american

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories Journal - issue 5 call for articles

full name / name of organization: 
University of Lodz
contact email: 
gcss.art.journal@gmail.com

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories (A/R/T Journal) is a peer-reviewed journal that has been created with a view to providing a forum for analyzing and discussing issues of immediate relevan

Seriously Funny: The Role of Satire and the Satirist in the 21st Century -- NeMLA 2016 (March 17-20, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Danielle Fuentes Morgan/ NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
daf265@cornell.edu

Dave Chappelle walked away from a $50 million contract with Comedy Central, later explaining, “I want to make sure that I am dancing and not shuffling.” Likewise, Stephen Colbert refused to allow

[UPDATE] Expanding the Field: Rethinking Projective Verse and Mid-Century American Poetry

full name / name of organization: 
The Charles Olson Society
contact email: 
jsh115@case.edu

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 18-20, 2016.

Hartford CT 3/17-3/20/2016 NeMLA Lacan and Literature Panel, abstracts by 9/302015

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jmcquail@tntech.edu

Jacques Lacan refined and elaborated on the ideas of Freud. Freud liked to say he discovered the unconscious; Lacan liked to say that he discovered that the unconscious is structured like a language.

Identity Politics, Postcolonial Theory, Intersectionality Writing WANTED

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh Valley Vanguard
contact email: 
lehighvalleyvanguard@gmail.com

www.lehighvalleyvanguard.org

Submissions in PROSE

Generally, we're looking for people who want to critically examine our society through their writing. This can be done in a variety of ways.

Abu Ghraib and After; ACLA (March 17-20, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Megha Anwer / Purdue University
contact email: 
manwer@purdue.edu

Last year (2014) marked the tenth anniversary of the leaked photographs from Abu Ghraib.

Feminist Pedagogy: Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association in Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen Alves/NeMLA/CUNY
contact email: 
kalves@qcc.cuny.edu

Feminist Pedagogy in the Two-Year College

Jazz Literature from the 1950s: Papers in Honor of Ann and Samuel Charters (Panel)

full name / name of organization: 
James J. Donahue / SUNY Potsdam
contact email: 
donahujj@potsdam.edu

60 years ago, the literary and musical landscapes were forever altered by several landmark works in music and literature.

The Contemporary Novel at Work (NeMLA Session)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA Panel
contact email: 
mschratz@brandeis.edu

Since the 1970's, the world has increasingly seen the proletarianization of creative work: crafts that were once considered holistic and inalienable are increasingly being performed in circumstances t

[UPDATE] 21st Century Englishes Conference - DEADLINE EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
Bowling Green State University, Department of English
contact email: 
bgsucon@gmail.com

21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Animals in Literature and Film.

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association-Caribbean Chapter
contact email: 
cea.cc.conference@gmail.com

The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter (CEA-CC), a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our 2016 annual conference which w

Special Journal Issue: "Afro-Asian Feminist and Queer Formations" (Abstract Submission Deadline: September 15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
The Scholar & Feminist Online
contact email: 
vdreddy@tamu.edu

Over the last decade, the vibrant subfield of Afro-Asian Studies has played an integral role in advancing comparative racial analysis, highlighting the deep and under-recognized history of political c

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to August 15th: 'Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Film and Media' Colloquium

full name / name of organization: 
Synoptique Journal Colloquium
contact email: 
colloquium.synoptique@gmail.com

SYNOPTIQUE Journal Colloquium
October 16-17, 2015

HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS: Laughter and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Film and Media

DEADLINE EXTENDED: August 15th, 2015

International Arthur Miller Centennial Conference University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain November 19-21, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, University of Extremadura (Cáceres, Spain)
contact email: 
luigiron@unex.es ; luisgironechevarria@gmail.com; santano@unex.es; mcgalvan@unex.es; dvillanv@unex.es

International Arthur Miller Centennial Conference
University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain
November 19-21, 2015

Deadline for proposals: September 30, 2015

Reconstruction 17.1, In-Between Spaces: Interstices and Borders of Identity (Dec. 1, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Reconstruction 17.1, In-Between Spaces: Interstices and Borders of Identity
(Abstracts 250-500 words due Dec 1, 2015, full papers due Mar 1, 2016)
Edited by Amanda Gradisek and Ron Scott

Reconstruction 16.3, Games and Determinism (Oct. 1, abstracts)

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Reconstruction 16.3: Game Studies and Determinism,
edited by Reconstruction staff
(Abstracts 250-500 words, due Oct. 1 2015, completed papers by Feb 1, 2016)

[UPDATE - Deadline Extended] Expanded Horizons: New Approaches to CinemaScope Aesthetics (SCMS 2016 Atlanta, Submit by 8/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Anthony Coman, University of Florida; Sam Roggen, University of Antwerp
contact email: 
awcoman@ufl.edu


We invite your papers exploring the production history, aesthetics, and legacy of CinemaScope films.

Conference Session on Detective Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
NorthEastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bastet801@att.net

Recent examinations of the functioning of the past within detective fiction – whether going back in time to reconstruct a crime or examine a larger criminal pattern/ trend in a past period – raise

[Deadline extended 1 week] Beauty and Belief (deadline for abstracts: August 7; conference: November 5-6, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Office for the Study of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University
contact email: 
daniel_muhlestein@byu.edu

The conference will include a wide variety of sessions and topics on possible connections among (and tension between) literature, aesthetics, theory, and belief, broadly defined.

[UPDATE] Expanded Horizons: New Approaches to CinemaScope Aesthetics (SCMS 2016 Atlanta, Submit by 8/15

full name / name of organization: 
Anthony Coman, University of Florida; Sam Roggen, University of Antwerp
contact email: 
awcoman@ufl.edu


We invite your papers exploring the production history, aesthetics, and legacy of CinemaScope films.

[UPDATE] "It's Happening Again": Twenty-Five Years of Twin Peaks: EXTENDED DEADLINE! (new submission date: September 30 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace
contact email: 
dgrace2@uwo.ca

Call for Papers for "It's Happening Again": 25 Years of Twin Peaks is a proposed edited collection on the television show Twin Peaks.

Special Issue: Christianity in Contemporary Native America (Sept. 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Editors: Kimberly G. Wieser (University of Oklahoma), Rachel R. Luckenbill (Duquesne University)
contact email: 
kroppolo@ou.edu

Contemporary perspectives on Christianity’s role in American Indian communities are diverse and often ambiguous, partly due to this religion’s involvement in colonization. While some grassroots traditionalists and many in the activist and academic communities frequently reject Christianity for its role in dismantling American Indian traditions and identities, the past is complex, and the American Indian Christian community is strong and growing.

Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Transmission of Ideas in Colonial America- NEMLA 2016, Hartford, CT- Abstract Deadline 9/30

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
scott.zukowski@stonybrook.edu

Scholarship regarding the creation and transmission of ideas in colonial British America often falls under the methodology of one discipline or another.

[CFP] Powerful and Dangerous: Audre Lorde’s Legacy Today - Aug 7 deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Lana Lin/Society for Cinema and Media Studies
contact email: 
lclin10003@yahoo.com

The siting of the 2016 SCMS conference in Atlanta (3/30-4/3/16), where the Audre Lorde papers are housed at Spelman College, provides an ideal opportunity to convene a panel that addresses Lorde’s i

[Update] Call for Panels and Creative Work--Southern Writers Symposium--October 23-24, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Writers Symposium at Methodist University
contact email: 
bjernigan@methodist.edu

Our focus is on the South, but for the 2015 Symposium, we are particularly interested in the intersection of art, particularly photography, and creative writing.

The Bible and 19th-Century American Women Writers (NeMLA, March 17-20, 2016 Connecticut)

full name / name of organization: 
Amy Easton-Flake/Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
amy_eastonflake@byu.edu

Direct references and allusions to Christianity or the Bible are an integral part of much 19th-century literature. This panel takes seriously this oft-neglected aspect of women’s writing.

NeMLA 2016 Panel "Still Laughing: Ancient Comedy and Its Descendants"

full name / name of organization: 
Claire Sommers (the Graduate Center, CUNY) and Barry Spence (University of Massachusetts)
contact email: 
csommers@gc.cuny.edu

Please submit a 300 word abstract to https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15714 by September 30, 2015

Options for Teaching Modernist Women Writers in English (MLA Series): DEADLINE 12/1/15

full name / name of organization: 
Janine Utell / Modern Language Association
contact email: 
janine.utell@gmail.com

Essay proposals are invited for a volume entitled Teaching Modernist Women’s Writing in English, to appear in the Options for Teaching series published by the Modern Language Association.

Contemporary Literature as Digital Literature - NeMLA 2016, Hartford, CT

full name / name of organization: 
Timothy Wilcox / Stony Brook University
contact email: 
timothy.wilcox@stonybrook.edu

Digital technology permeates the daily experience of life in the Western world - through shifting social relations owing to social media, the ability to search and store mass amounts of information, e

The City in Quarantine--abstract due 9/30/15, conference 3/17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
amendel@brandeis.edu and jodie.austin@menlo.edu

In William Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton’s problematic play Timon of Athens, the fate of Athens hangs in the balance as the eponymous character threatens the city with literal and figurative dise

'What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English' 4th Biennial International Conference, 27-30 June 2016, University of Lincol

full name / name of organization: 
University of Lincoln, U.K
contact email: 
WHN@lincoln.ac.uk

'What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English' 4th Biennial International Conference, 27-30 June 2016, University of Lincoln
Conservative Politics/Radical Poetics

CFP: Love and the Word, Melbourne, 7th-9th December 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Australasian Universities Languages and Literature Association (AULLA)
contact email: 
aulla@aulla.com.au

Love & the Word - AULLA Conference 2016

DEADLINE: Monday the 29th February 2016

Second-Generation Cognitive Approaches to Literature (NeMLA 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Dan Irving, Stony Brook University
contact email: 
daniel.j.irving@stonybrook.edu

Now accepting proposals for a panel on Second-Generation Cognitive Approaches to Literature at NeMLA 2016, to be held March 17-20, in Hartford, Connecticut.

[UPDATE] SCMS 2016 CFP: Science and Audiovisual Media

full name / name of organization: 
Ila Tyagi
contact email: 
ila.tyagi@yale.edu

From Jerry Lewis’s nutty chemistry professor to Heinrich Hertz’s experiments with sending and receiving radio waves, audiovisual media’s technoscientific basis profoundly shapes its content and

The Choice of Books: The Woman Reader, Control, and Cultural Authority

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
kimberlyearmstrong@gmail.com

In Yale Professor Noah Porter’s 1870 guide to finding “successful methods of Reading,” he argues that young women “suffering for the want of a little direction [...] read themselves down into

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