The paper submission deadline for SCSECS 2019 has been extended to Friday, December 14. A full list of panels can be found at scsecs.net. Please submit abstracts directly to the panel chair. If you don't see a panel that fits your paper idea, you can submit a proposal to conference co-organizer Ashley Bender at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The William Dean Howells Society will host two panels at the upcoming American Literature Association Conference in Boston, May 23-26, 2019.
1. William Dean Howells and the Affective Turn
The Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Society is calling for abstracts for two guaranteed panels at the 2019 American Literature Association Conference, which will take place May 23-26 in Boston.
Panel 1: Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Religion
Call for Proposals
21st Annual Women’s History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College
The Struggle Continues:
Intersectional Activism in the Age of Gender Based Violence and Authoritarian Oppression
Friday-Saturday March 1-2, 2019
Call for Presenters
Biannual Graduate Student and Emerging Scholars’ Conference in American Studies, April 4–5, 2019
The University of Texas at Austin
Tell-Tale Traces: Living Memory in the United States
Panel on Jane Smiley for
American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA
May 23-26, 2019 at the Westin Copley Place
Jane Smiley: A "Great American Novelist"
“YOU ARE HERE”:
4TH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE
ON PLACE, SPACE, AND EMBODIMENT
OMAHA, NE, USA
Jim Thompson, a writer of hard-boiled crime fiction, was born in Anadarko, Indian Territory (Oklahoma), in 1906. Thompson’s literary achievements were little-recognized during his lifetime; however, many of his works were re-discovered and re-published in the 1980s. His work is often lauded, noting his ability to understand the criminal mind. His work is largely critiqued and categorized as only hard-boiled fiction, but his work defies such a simple genre classification. Thompson combines the genres of crime fiction and Westerns and in doing so, his works read as critiques of American history and culture. Certainly much of Thompson’s work can be read as a critique of post-WWII America. As David Cochrane points out Thompson’s works serve as “portrait