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Archival Discoveries and Scholarly Bibliographies

updated: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 9:37am
*Resources for American Literary Study* (Penn State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

Resources for American Literary Study, a peer-reviewed journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship published by Penn State UP, invites submissions for upcoming volumes. Covering all periods of American literature, Resources for American Literary Study welcomes both traditional and digital humanities approaches to archival discovery. The journal also publishes scholarly bibliographies and other bibliographical overviews. Typical contributions include newly discovered letters and documents, checklists of primary and/or secondary writings about American authors, and biographical and compositional studies drawn from archival materials.

John Steinbeck's The Pearl DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 6:07pm
Laura Nicosia/Montclair State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 24, 2019

Seeking submissions for a Critical Insights volume on John Steinbeck’s The Pearl under contract with Salem/Greyhouse Publishers. Known for its simplicity and universal themes of greed, power, and economic oppression, The Pearl was originally published in installments in Women’s Home Companion (1945) with its original title, “The Pearl of the World.”  The Pearl is universally appreciated for its accessibility, classroom applications, and suitability to theoretical approaches. With current trends and political climate considered, it is time to revisit this classic text for a contemporary audience.

 

Podcasting Poetics

updated: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 8:18am
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Podcasting Poetics

 

11-12 October 2019

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

 

Alyn Euritt (Leipzig)

Patrick Gill (Mainz)

 

[Publisher Attached Collection / Reference Work]: Dystopian States of America: Apocalyptic Visions and Warnings in American Literature, Film, and Politics.

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 2:31pm
Matthew B. Hill, Ph.D. / Coppin State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Deadline for Essay Proposals:            Rolling, but will accept until June 1, 2019  or until all overview essays are assigned  
Deadline for Essay Drafts:                  January 15, 2020
Deadline for Reference Entries:         December 1, 2019  


 

Overview:

Submissions requested for Dystopian States of America: Apocalyptic Visions and Warnings in American Literature, Film, and Politics.  This project aims to be an accessible, wide-ranging survey of and reference work on dystopian and apocalyptic themes in literature, film, and popular culture.   According to the publisher:

CFP: “Under His Eye?:” Women in Feminist and Futuristic Literature, Film and Art

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:11am
Institute of English Studies, Department of British Literature and Culture, University of Lodz, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

“UNDER HIS EYE?:” WOMEN IN FEMINIST AND FUTURISTIC LITERATURE, FILM AND ART

International Conference
17-18 May 2019

Institute of English Studies
Department of British Literature and Culture
University of Lodz, Poland

Piracy and the American South

updated: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 8:15am
Kristopher Mecholsky (LSU)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 3, 2019

Given their contribution to the historical development of the coastal south and the Americas in general, pirates are strikingly absent in the present southern literary and cultural canon and its criticisms.

Poe, Islands, Archipelagoes

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:07pm
Poe Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The Poe Studies Association will sponsor a session at the 2020 MLA Convention in Seattle on “Poe, Islands, Archipelagoes.” Islands are central to some of Edgar Allan Poe’s works—think “The Island of the Fay,” the later chapters of Pym, the barrier island setting of “The Gold-Bug”—but they also play important roles in other Poe texts in which they are not blatantly visible—for example, the orangutan in “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” is brought to Paris from Borneo. This panel will engage with the currents of archipelagic American studies to reassess how islands, oceans, and archipelagoes function in Poe’s literary corpus.

Carson McCullers Annual Outstanding Conference Paper Award

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:07pm
Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 8, 2019

The Carson McCullers Society is pleased to invite submissions for its annual prize for Outstanding Conference Paper. This award recognizes the best entry for a scholarly essay on the life and work of Carson McCullers presented at a conference the previous year. Entrants should provide evidence that the paper was presented at a national, regional, or international academic conference during 2018 (January to December) and that the winner is eligible for the award as an active member of the Society.

SAMLA 2019: Power, Identity, and Relationships in the Works of Carson McCullers

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:08pm
Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

The Carson McCullers Society is pleased to invite paper proposals for SAMLA 2019 on the conference theme of "Language: Power, Identity, and Relationships." Proposals addressing any aspect of McCullers' life and works are welcome, especially those that contribute new understandings of how McCullers deploys language to institute, reify, challenge, and/or reconfigure power relations at the individual, communal, societal, national, or geopolitical levels. If interested, please submit a 300-word abstract and brief bio to Amber P. Hodge, Carson McCullers Society Secretary, at ahodge@go.olemiss.edu by Monday, May 20, 2019. SAMLA 2019 will be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia from November 8-10.

E Pluribus Unum: Cooper, Cosmopolis, and American Identity

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:46am
22nd International James Fenimore Cooper Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Call for Papers

22nd International James Fenimore Cooper/Susan Fenimore Cooper Conference

September 25-28, 2019

SUNY College at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY

 

Keynote Speaker: Sandra M. Gustafson

Professor of English and American Studies, Notre Dame University

Author: Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic

 

 

“E Pluribus Unum: Cooper, Cosmopolis, and American Identity.”

 

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