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Is a recipe a poem?: Nineteenth-century Domestic Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
NeMLA 2017, Baltimore Maryland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Is a Recipe a Poem? Nineteenth Century Domestic Literature

NeMLA 2017, Baltimore Maryland

March 23-27, 2017 

Comparative American Ethnic Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
Barbara Kitt Seidman/Linfield College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Proposal submissions are welcome for the standing panel on Comparative American Ethnic Literature in conjunction with the 114th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) being held Nov. 11-13 in Pasadena, CA. 

The extended deadline for proposals is July 1, 2016.

This year's conferencee theme is "Archives, Libraries, and Properties" (to align with the wealth of archival and library resources in the Pasadena area).  However, the Comparative American Ethnic Literature panel is NOT restricted to discussions related to the conference theme.  All topics relevant to the standing panel focus on American Ethnic Literature are encouraged.

Narratives of the (Un)self: American Autothanatographers, 17th-21st centuries

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
E-Rea, peer-reviewed journal of Aix-Marseille University's English and American Studies Unit, France
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Since the 1980s-1990s, the terms “autopathography” and “autothanatography” have increasingly been used by the theorists of autobiography. Defined by Thomas Couser as “life writing that focuses on the single experience of critical illness” (“Introduction: The Embodied Self”, a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, vol.6, no 1, Spring 1991, 1), autopathography often— but not always—envisions death. The aporic term autothanatography, the writing of one’s own death, has provided a useful framework for the theorists interested in the relationships between writing, the self and death.

Literary Maryland in the American Imagination

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:57am
Anthony Dotterman/NeMLA Conference (March 23-26)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In her 1998 play How I Learned to Drive, Paula Vogel described Maryland as a place where “You can still imagine what how [it] used to be before the malls took over. This countryside was once dotted with farmhouses. From their porches, you could have witnessed the Civil War raging in the front fields.” Considering the preceding quotation—as well as Maryland’s geographical and figurative status as a border state between the North and South—in terms of America’s complicated racial and social history, the following panel invites scholars from a variety of disciplines to present on the representation of Maryland in the American consciousness at NeMLA's 2017 conference in Baltimore, Maryland (March 23rd-26th).

Extension: CFP for Octavia Butler collection

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:54am
Martin Japtok/Rafiki Jenkins
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

 

Deadline extension: Octavia Butler essay collection

 

We invite essays on any aspect of Octavia Butler’s multi-faceted work, from her continued exploration of the topics of domination, slavery, symbiosis, and exploitation, to her ecological vision, to her exploration of gender systems, to genre considerations, etc. etc. Essays from 3000 to 6000 words are recommended, but no strict word limit (MLA format). 

Please send essays to either Martin Japtok (mjaptok@palomar.edu) or Rafiki Jenkins (jjenkins@palomar.edu) by December 15, 2016.

Varieties of Aesthetic Experience in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-century American Literature (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:46am
Northeastern MLA conference 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In Art As Experience, John Dewey writes: “When an art product once attains classic status, it somehow becomes isolated from the human conditions under which it was brought into being and from the human consequences it engenders in actual life-experience.” Dewey also notes that the growth of capitalism “has been a powerful influence in the development of the museum as the proper home for works of art, and in the promotion of the idea that they are apart from the common life."

Global Movements: Interdisciplinary Investigations (Extended Deadline)

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 11:08am
PAMLA 2016 (Pasadena, Nov 11-13, 2016)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

This panel welcomes interdisciplinary investigations of various aspects of global migrations. Special attention will be given to the connections between writing and global movements, personal and institutional constructions of citizenship, and such issues as literacy narratives, the work of memory, personal and public archiving of migrant experience, and representations of refugee crises.

Submit 250-500 word proposals on the PAMLA Online Submission Page by July 1:

http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

 

Western Area

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:47am
Film & History
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

 

Figuring the Work of Maintenence

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
Northeast Modern Language Association - March 23-26, 2017 - Baltimore, MD
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The interrogation of wide-ranging labor and political-economic issues has long provided cultural and literary studies with a foundational motive. Not much has been said about maintenance—at least not directly. Against modernity’s celebration of progress, development and productivity, and against neoliberal incantations of innovation and creative destruction, attending to maintenance reveals a devalorized and oft-hidden form of labor, one on which productivity happens to depend. And, against that most fundamental drive in all forms of capitalism—growth—maintenance may offer a workable alternative.

THE BEIGING OF AMERICA: PERSONAL NARRATIVES ABOUT BEING MIXED RACE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
Cathy J. Schlund-Vials and Tara Betts/2Leaf Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

DEADLINE: September 15, 2016

THE BEIGING OF AMERICA: PERSONAL NARRATIVES ABOUT BEING MIXED RACE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Edited by Cathy J. Schlund-Vials and Tara Betts
ISBN-13: 978-1-940939-54-4 (pbk)
ISBN-13: 978-1-940939-55-1 (eBook)
LCCN: 2016944187
2LP EXPLORATIONS IN DIVERSITY SERIES (Vol. 2)
Series Editor: Sean Frederick Forbes
Publication Date: May 2017

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE! Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
Megan Cannella/PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
November 11 - 13, 2016
Westin Pasadena
Pasadena, California

Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures

This panel aims to explore the ways in which physical place has become archival within 20th and 21st century literatures. One of the most obvious examples may be the ways in which place is archival in post-9/11 literatures, but this panel welcomes varied and original interpretations of place as archive.

8th International Biennial Conference on American Studies

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
Irakli Tskhvediani/Akaki Tsereteli State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 10, 2016

8thINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AMERICAN STUDIES

 

October 14- 15, 2016 Kutaisi, Georgia

 

Akaki Tsereteli State University in Kutaisi, Georgia will host a two-day international biennial multidisciplinary conference on American studies. The conference is organized by Prof. Vakhtang Amaglobeli Center for American Studies at Akaki Tsereteli State University, ATSU Foreign Affairs and Development Office and John Dos Passos Association of Georgia. The event is supported by the US Embassy in Georgia.

We invite a variety of contributions that address any of the following topics:

Stained Pages: Fundamentalism, Action, and Reaction in Contemporary Novels

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:45am
Richard Trama/Stockton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Stained Pages:  Fundamentalism, Action, and Reaction in Contemporary Novels

Recent events in Brussels, Pakistan, France (to name but a few places), demand the attention of the world. But, how does an academic organization such as NeMLA engage in discourse abut such violence without appearing to glorify or condone such acts?

CFP: The American Short Story: An Expansion of the Genre

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:50am
Society for the Study of the American Short Story and the American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

The American Short Story: An Expansion of the Genre

A Symposium of the American Literature Association

 

Keynote Speaker:

J. Gerald Kennedy, Boyd Professor of English, Louisiana State University

Special Event:

A Reading by Judith Ortiz Cofer

 

The Society for the Study of the American Short Story (SSASS) requests proposals for papers and presentations at an international symposium on the short story to be held in Savannah, GA, October 20-22, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. More information regarding hotel reservations and registration is available on the society website:

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