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War / After War: Memory, Fear, Indifference

updated: 
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 9:06am
Rutgers Nineteenth-Century Workshop
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Nineteenth-Century Workshop 2018

 

War / After War: Memory, Fear, Indifference

 

Rutgers University; New Brunswick, NJ

October 4-5

 

War as memory.  The fear of war.  War as experience.  How does culture mark its relationship to organized violent conflict?  

 

In 2018, Rutgers’ Nineteenth Century Workshop will address the long-lasting effects of war on nineteenth-century literature and culture.  It is a topic we take to be both urgent and of particular scholarly interest to students of the era.

 

Pegagogy of the Literature Classroom: Social Justice Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 4:12pm
Thomas Cassidy SC State U
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The Birmingham meeting place of SAMLA 90 and the conference theme, “Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies,” suggests the extent to which social justice has replaced literary aesthetics as the driving force of literary classroom pedagogy.  While our classrooms may still be filled with analysis of irony, depth, and complexity, it is certainly true that the intersectional barriers to social justice have become an animating force in the analysis of literature.  The questions this panel wants to ask include:

UPDATE- Re-conceptualizing National Identity (SAMLA, NOV. 2-4)

updated: 
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 11:03am
Debora Stefani (GCSU)/ SAMLA (Birmingham, AL)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

In her article “Scales of Aggregation: Prenational, Subnational, Transnational,” Wai Chee Dimock asks some important questions “On what scale should we study the transnational? How does it mesh with the scale of the nation-state? How does it act upon the latter-and how is it in turn acted upon as a competing as well as a complementary regime of regulation?” Dimock recognizes that the transnational is in a dialogic relationship with the national. This view, however, seems to invite a vertical interpretation of this relationship.

Edited Collection on Short Works of Henry James

updated: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:06am
Kathleen McDonald, Ph.D.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 7, 2018

Henry James occupies an unusual position in the literary categories of English language fiction. Claimed by both the British and the Americans, as well as by both the 19th century and the 20th, James’ fiction crosses many of the artificially imposed borders our field has created, yet his stories often deal explicitly with the social changes and their consequences that caused the borders to be established in the first place. As we live through yet another period of social upheaval, is James still relevant? What can his short fiction offer a 21st century reader? How might we convey this to our students, many of whom initially find his content dated and his prose challenging?

“Language of the Unheard”: Riot on the American Cultural Stage

updated: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:08am
Susan Gilmore, Central Connecticut State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Articles sought for a proposed edited volume of essays,  “Language of the Unheard”: Riot on the American Cultural Stage, addressing the following questions:

  

How does a riot speak?  How do we articulate and explore the riot as news, art, event, and mechanism for social change?  How do riots redefine urban landscapes and the ways in which we inhabit and express them?  How and why have American literary and cultural works illuminated cities and communities rocked by injustice and riot as a mode of protest or giving voice to what Martin Luther King, Jr., called “the language of the unheard.” 

 

Revolutionary Book History (SHARP at SAMLA 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:05am
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Papers are invited for the SHARP affiliate session at the 2018 South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention. Potential topics include print culture, history of the book, authorship, publishing history, ephemera, illustration, publishers' archives, production, circulation, and reception. Papers addressing this year's convention theme, "Fighters from the Margins: Social-Political Activists and Their Allies," are especially welcome. What connections can be made between print culture/book history and ideas of activism? How have books pushed the boundaries of technology, form, artistic expression, and subject matter? What are the connections between printing and social justice, activism and print culture?

MMLA American Literature Before 1870

updated: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:01am
Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Please consider submitting to the American Literature I: Literature Before 1870 session for this year’s MMLA conference, which will be held in Kansas City, MO., November 15-18, 2018. The overall theme of the conference is “Consuming Cultures,” the inspiration for which comes partly from Kyla Wazana Tompkins’ research on racism in terms of food cultures in nineteenth century U.S. literature. As is noted in the general call for papers, “Looking at the disturbing correlations of ‘food and flesh,’ she notes, ‘the evolution of eating cultures across this period opens up new areas of inquiry into the alignment between bodies and bodies politic’” (7-8). American literature before 1870 is suggestive of multiple variations on this broad theme.

JAm It! (Nationalism: Hyper and Post)

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:16am
Journal of American Studies in Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The first issue of JAm It! will try to explore the intricacies of contemporary U.S. politics by addressing notions of hyper-nationalism and post-nationalism. 

Emergence and Emergencies

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:19am
NYMASA + NYU
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA)
2018 Call for Proposals: Emergence and Emergencies
When: October 13th 2018
Where: New York University (Manhattan)
Submission Deadline: April 15, 2018

Submit herehttps://www.nymasa.com/conference

***Women of color, queer, trans, and other underrepresented folx are especially encouraged to submit abstracts***

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