category: american

Somewhere Else: Teaching Literatures of Refugee Experience in a U.S. Context (NeMLA, Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Justine Dymond
contact email: 
jdymond@springfieldcollege.edu

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Audiovisualtopia: A Conference on the Contemporary Screen scene

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Goss, Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Communications Dept.
contact email: 
screen_studies@yahoo.com

One hundred twenty years after the Lumiere Brothers’ Arrival of a Train at Ciotat Station / L’arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat and about 60 years after the insinuation of television...in

Mark Twain, Then and Now

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA, the Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
lmdemerjian@gmail.com

Mark Twain was a prolific writer whose career spanned a tumultuous time in American history.

Gendered Madness: Literary Representations of Othered Gender Expressions--NeMLA 2016--abstracts due September 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole Lowman, SUNY University at Buffalo
contact email: 
nllowman@buffalo.edu

Panel Description
Each culture has its own conception of gender, and those conceptions are often intertwined with ideas about appropriate sexuality. Whenever there are norms, there are always already opportunities for both exclusion and subversion. Those who have been othered and, by extension, excluded may either be perceived as mad because they lack normative gendered traits or can experience psychic trauma, which can drive them to madness. In either case, gender non-conformists are often viewed as crazy. Conversely, subversion can be a powerful force for those who have been deemed other to exert their agency and the validity of their othered identities. Though gender ideology evolves over time and across cultures, there are always those that fall outside what is considered normal. Some embrace those othered identities while some cannot cope with their own uniqueness.

Papers in this panel explore the normative gender constructs of their respective texts and the characters whose traits lie outside said norms. By exploring the perceived or actual madness of characters who express othered gender traits, these papers describe the ways in which literature, across nations and across periods, critiques ideologies of normative gender.

Ordinary Chronicles of the End of the World (Journal Issue - Transatlantica) - Proposals due by September 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Arnaud Schmitt (University of Bordeaux)
contact email: 
arnaud.schmitt@u-bordeaux.fr

Ordinary Chronicles of the End of the World

CFP Monster-Themed Papers for Halloween 2015 Conference (7/15/15; NEPCA 10/30-31/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael A Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area Chair, Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
nepcafantastic@gmail.com

REVISED FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

MORE MONSTERS FOR THE EIGHTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE

SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA

C19 -- Historicism Unsettled: Reading the Nineteenth Century (March 17-20 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Kopec/C19: Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
kopeca@ipfw.edu

In their introduction to surface reading, Sharon Marcus and Stephen Best find in nineteenth-century American literature an analog to describe their method: “As Poe’s story ‘The Purloined Letter

Revisiting the Art of the (Post)Modern Poetry Collection, NeMLA 2016, Hartford: 17-20 March

full name / name of organization: 
Raji Singh Soni / Virginia Tech
contact email: 
rajisoni@vt.edu

White Buildings at 90: Revisiting the Art of the (Post)Modern Poetry Collection (Panel)

Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website: Digital Humanities Pedagogy (July 25)

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website
contact email: 
khuie1@gsu.edu

The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal’s affiliate website.

Managing the Adviser-Graduate Student Relationship

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jvanwyck@fordham.edu

http://www.cfplist.com//nemla/Home/S/15673

Exploring the Erotic: Bodies, Desires, Practices. Thursday 21st January - Saturday 23rd January 2016: London: UK

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
ete@inter-disciplinary.net

Exploring the Erotic: Bodies, Desires, Practices
10th Global Meeting

Call for Presentations 2016
Thursday 21st January – Saturday 23rd January 2016
London, United Kingdom

Gender and Class Representation in U.S. Culture, NeMLA, Hartford, 3/17-3/20

full name / name of organization: 
47th **Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
contact email: 
tanya.kennedy@maine.edu

This panel investigates the contemporary meaning of gender and class in film and literature in the United States.

Museum Engagements in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature; NeMLA 2016; Hartford, CT; March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2016
contact email: 
frankcapogna@gmail.com

The rise of the modern museum was (and remains) a global event that resonates across literary cultures.

Responsibility, Morality and The Costs of War: PTSD, Moral Injury and Beyond

full name / name of organization: 
The Ohio State University
contact email: 
costsofwar@osu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS, PROPOSALS AND CREATIVE WORK
Responsibility, Morality and The Costs of War:
PTSD, Moral Injury and Beyond

Deadline: August 3, 2015

Symposium, Exhibition and Performances

Entangled Poetics: Mediating Ecology (NeMLA 2016) Sept 30 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association 47th Annual NeMLA Convention March 17-20, 2016 Hartford, CT
contact email: 
icampos@mtech.edu

This panel means to investigate the entangled relationship of modern and contemporary American poetry and ecology.

Call for digital American studies project ideas

full name / name of organization: 
Miriam Posner
contact email: 
miriam.posner@gmail.com

Want to get started on a digital American studies project? We may be able to help!

The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers

full name / name of organization: 
EnJeu(x) - University of Maine (France) and Akron (US)
contact email: 
delphine.letort@univ-lemans.fr, elisabeth.lamothe@univ-lemans.fr

An international and multidisciplinary conference co-organized by Elisabeth Lamothe, Delphine Letort (University of Maine-Le Mans in France, 3L.AM), and Heather Braun (University of Akron, Ohio) with

Anthology For Use in Composition Classes (essays, short stories, etc. on any subject)

full name / name of organization: 
Fey Publishing
contact email: 
sarahrenee1115@gmail.com

Transatlantic Connections Conference 3 January 2016 13-17

full name / name of organization: 
Drew University
contact email: 
drewtransatlantic@gmail.com

Call For Papers

SOCRATES CALL FOR PAPER *NEW*: VOL. 3 NO. 3 ISSUE - September 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Socrates : Scholarly Research Journal
contact email: 
editor@socratesjournal.com

 

Regular Paper Submission:

Exploring Sexuality and Spirituality. Thursday 21st January - Saturday 23rd January 2016: London: UK

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
ess@inter-disciplinary.net

Exploring Sexuality and Spirituality
Call for Participation 2016

Thursday 21st January – Saturday 23rd January 2016
London, United Kingdom

UPDATE: Edited Collection: Monstrous Messengers:Supernatural Figures Children’s Picture Books Deadline July 15

full name / name of organization: 
Leslie Ormandy
contact email: 
monstrousmessengers@gmail.com

CFP Edited Collection: Monstrous Moral Messengers:Supernatural Figures in Children’s Picture Books Deadline Extended July 15
Full Name
Leslie Ormandy (Clackamas Community College)

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present

full name / name of organization: 
Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present
contact email: 
editor@americanpopularculture.com

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present, seeks American Studies submissions. We welcome a wide range of topics and approaches.

You can see the journal guidelines here:

Call for Submissions to Fall 15 issue of the Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association.Topic: "The Lives of Cities"

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mmla@luc.edu

The Midwest Modern Language Association invites submissions for the Fall 15 issue of the JMMLA.

Deadline for essays: July 15th, 2015

"The Lives of Cities"

Philip K. Dick's Short Fiction (Panel) - Hartford, Connecticut, March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Brad Congdon / NeMLA 2016
contact email: 
brad.congdon@dal.ca

Knights Errant & Private Dicks: From Romance to Noir

full name / name of organization: 
Mary C. Flannery / University of Lausanne
contact email: 
mary.flannery@unil.ch

Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. He is the hero.
Raymond Chandler, ‘The Simple Art of Murder’

Seeking Socially Conscious Poetry and Prose

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

Call for submissions
Lehigh Valley Vanguard
www.lehighvalleyvanguard.org

Submissions in PROSE

[CFP] Special Issue of TEXT on 'Gothic Writing'

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Dr Kimberley McMahon-Coleman
contact email: 
gothicissuetext@gmail.com

In recent years, Gothic Studies has evolved into a solid field of enquiry.

Ashgate Studies in Childhood: 1700 to the Present (no deadline; book series)

full name / name of organization: 
Ann Donahue, Ashgate Publishing
contact email: 
adonahue@ashgate.com

Series Editor: Claudia Nelson, Texas A&M University
This series recognizes and supports innovative work on the child and on
literature for children and adolescents that informs teaching and engages
with current and emerging debates in the field. Proposals are welcome for
interdisciplinary and comparative studies by humanities scholars working in
a variety of fields, including literature; book history, periodicals
history, and print culture and the sociology of texts; theater, film,
musicology, and performance studies; history, including the history of
education; gender studies; art history and visual culture; cultural studies;
and religion.

Two Panel Call For Papers - Border Crossings and Revolutions

full name / name of organization: 
2016 Irish Association for American Studies/British Association of American Studies Conference
contact email: 
Jennifer Andrews (jandrews@unb.ca) and Richard Cole (rich.cole@ualberta.ca).

Two Panel Call For Papers at the 2016 Irish Association for American Studies/British Association of American Studies Conference at Queen’s University, Belfast (7-9 April 2016)

Ashgate Studies in Publishing History: Manuscript, Print, Digital, Call for Book Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
Ashgate Publishing Co.
contact email: 
adonahue@ashgate.com

Series Editors: Ann R. Hawkins, Texas Tech University, and Maura Ives, Texas A&M University

[UPDATE] CFP: Justified (FX) Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Burkhead Ph.D. (University of North Alabama) and Stephanie Graves M.A. (Independent Scholar)
contact email: 
cynthia.burkhead@gmail.com / steph.graves@gmail.com

We are seeking essays addressing the contributions made by the FX series Justified to various aspects of television and American culture.

"This City Runs Us: Narratives of Urban Constriction in American Literatures of Resistance" (ALA Sep 10-12, New Orleans)

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Assosiation Symposium "The City and American Literature" DEADLINE JUNE 30
contact email: 
RXL220@miami.edu

We are looking for a third member for our panel. If you have a paper that speaks to our project (even vaguely) or might be made to speak to it (we are very accomodating) send me an email.

"Daddy, What did you Do in the Culture Wars?": Academia and Public Life - NeMLA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association - Hartford CT, March 17-20, 1016
contact email: 
ens310@lehigh.edu, wal209@lehigh.edu

It’s been almost thirty years since Allan Bloom made his clarion call to classicism within the American academy with the publication of The Closing of the American Mind.

“Reimagining City Politics From the Margins”/ panel for ALA symposium "City and American Literature/ Abstract Deadline 7/28/15

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Miami
contact email: 
mdg60@miami.edu

This panel welcomes papers that explore how contemporary literary genres attempt to think through the traditionally raced and class divided formulations (and representations) of the neoliberal city-sc

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