category: american

[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

Teaching American Literature With Digital Texts

full name / name of organization: 
John Casey
contact email: 
jcasey3@uic.edu

Digital Humanities (DH) is often understood in grand terms as a project to build and maintain electronic archives or software capable of the “distant reading” (called for by Franco Moretti) of vas

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.

Representing Disability In American Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
John Casey
contact email: 
jcasey3@uic.edu

Disability Studies provides a shining example of how interdisciplinary scholarship at its best might operate. Yet within literary studies this mode of analysis still struggles to gain pride of place.

Immigrant Narratives and U.S. Racial Identities, NeMLA 2016, Hartford, CT

full name / name of organization: 
Hardeep Sidhu / University of Rochester
contact email: 
hsidhu@ur.rochester.edu

America’s unique—and largely implicit—system of racial identification is one of many complex institutions that newly arrived immigrants must navigate. Recent literature about immigration (e.g., Adichie, Americanah [2013], Sharma, Family Life [2014]) highlights this steep learning curve alongside more overt challenges like language and customs. Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words about narratives from any period in which immigrants negotiate racial categories in the United States.

Detectives and Detection in Post-9/11 Film and Television (NeMLA, March 17-20, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
Mafi@Becker.Edu

The unique nature of 9/11’s real and imagined threats, of both domestic “sleeper cells” and foreign terror, recall the Cold War’s dangers but without the placating certainty of an identifiable

The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Wyndham Lewis Society
contact email: 
nathan.waddell@nottingham.ac.uk

'The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies' (JWLS; http://www.wyndhamlewis.org/jwls) is the pre-eminent scholarly journal dedicated to the life, paintings, and writings of Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957).

Final CFP: 37th International American Studies Conference

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Turkey
contact email: 
info@asat-jast.org

American Studies Association of Turkey
37th International American Studies Conference

Transnational American Studies

November 25–27, 2015

Akdeniz University
Faculty of Letters

Submission Call : The Sunflower Collective

full name / name of organization: 
The Sunflower Collective
contact email: 
thesunflowercollectiveindia@gmail.com

The Sunflower Collective is looking for submissions. We celebrate the personal and the political - which we believe to be one and the same thing - in art.

Call for Essay Proposal for Volume on Teaching Young Adult Literature (1 November 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Publications
contact email: 
kscoat2@ilstu.edu

Proposals are invited for a volume entitled Teaching Young Adult Literature to be edited by Karen Coats, Mike Cadden, and Roberta Seelinger Trites.

[UPDATE] The Unsettling Politics of Nineteenth-Century Print

full name / name of organization: 
Johanna Seibert, Mainz University and Melike Sayoglu, Meliksah University
contact email: 
jseibert@clarku.edu

While earlier centuries had witnessed the global spread of print, the nineteenth century contributed a new major chapter to the history of print in the Atlantic world, a chapter full of unsettlin

Call for Paper - Global Journal of English Language and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Global Journal of English Language and Literature
contact email: 
globaljournalell@gmail.com

Papers are invited for the Volume 3, Issue 2 of the Global Journal of English Language and Literature (ISSN 2320-4397) to be published in August 2015. The forthcoming issue will be an Open Issue.

SCMS 2016 - Hollywood Dreams and Publicity Machines

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Labuza, University of Southern California
contact email: 
labuza@usc.edu

Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference
Hilton Atlanta, March 30 - April 3, 2016

Eleventh Native America Symposium, November 5-6, Durant, Oklahoma, Keynote Speaker Richard Green

full name / name of organization: 
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
contact email: 
mspencer@se.edu

Disability in the Visual Sphere--abstract due 9/30/15, conference 3/17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
natalie.prizel@yale.edu

This panel seeks to explore the category of disability as something that is perceived and performed in the visual sphere.

Edited Collection on the Afterlife in the African Diaspora--Abstracts Due 12/15/15; Complete Essays Due 7/1/16

full name / name of organization: 
Mae G. Henderson and Gene Melton
contact email: 
hendersm@email.unc.edu AND hgmelton@ncsu.edu

We are seeking abstracts (300 words) for essays (7500-8500 words, excluding notes) on the topic of the “Afterlife in the African Diaspora” for an edited collection on this important and underexplo

UPDATE: Extended Deadline: Monstrous Messengers 17 Aug. 2015

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

For this collection, three more papers from any discipline are welcome; however, advantaged are those focusing on a gendered or religious moral message.

Local and Global Transgressions in Art and Literature, NeMLA, 2016, Hartford CT

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel M. Scott III and Irma Maini/ USACLALS
contact email: 
dscott@ric.edu and imaini@njcu.edu

United States Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (USACLALS) panel on Local and Global Transgressions invites papers that address transgression in literature and art as well a

[UPDATE] 100 Years of D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance

full name / name of organization: 
Bill Scalia / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bscalia@stmarys.edu

100 Years of D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance

No Way Forward? – Nonlinear Temporalities and 20th-Century Culture

full name / name of organization: 
A roundtable at NeMLA / March 17-20, 2016 / Hartford, CT / Sara Marcus (Princeton University), Ezra Feldman (Cornell University)
contact email: 
srmarcus@princeton.edu, edf25@cornell.edu.

The long twentieth century offers multiple examples of dramatic progress brought to a halt or even seemingly thrown into reverse: Freud writes about the first World War as foreclosing faith in human progress; the late ’60s and early ’70s brought complications to the Civil Rights movement and student movements; and the destruction of the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001 undermined the narrative of American capitalist triumph that had held sway since the end of the Cold War.

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