category: american

Literary Exteriors - February 21, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Boston College English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
ernstr@bc.edu

How do we understand exteriors in literature? With critical study often focused on interiority, subjectivity, and soul, the outside is often overlooked or put aside. But what happens when the focus is redirected to exteriors, physicality, materiality—the tangible, ready to be touched surfaces of objects meant to be read?

Singing the World: Song in/as Literature April 17-18 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Yale Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
sydney.mitsunaga-whitten@yale.edu

Singing the World: Song in/as Literature

A Graduate Conference
April 17-18, 2015

Time - Submission due January 31st 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Mediascape Journal University of California Los Angeles
contact email: 
mediascape.meta@gmail.com

Mediascape – META Call for Papers 2015 – Time

TAU: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

full name / name of organization: 
TAU Literary and Visual Arts Journal
contact email: 
tau@lourdes.edu

POETRY
FICTION
CREATIVE NON-FICTION

Email your titled submission to tau@lourdes.edu.

Rules for submission:

Captivating Criminality 2: Crime Fiction, Traditions and Transgressions. 25- 27 June

full name / name of organization: 
Bath Spa University
contact email: 
r.stewart@bathspa,ac,uk

Crime fiction has traditionally been defined as a distinguishable literary form, but in what ways has this genre evolved?

[UPDATE] Mid-20th-Century American Poetry and the Question of Beauty

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association, Boston, May 2015
contact email: 
grieveca@lvc.edu

"Rigor of beauty is the quest," writes Williams in his preface to "Paterson." "But how will you find beauty when it is locked in the mind past all remonstrance?" The Charles Olson Society invites pr

Book Collection--An Indelible Mark: Women and the Work of Todd Haynes (Dec 1, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Julia Leyda, Sophia University & Theresa Geller, Grinnell College, co-editors
contact email: 
j-leyda@sophia.ac.jp, gellertl@grinnell.edu

An Indelible Mark: Women and the Work of Todd Haynes

Violence Against Black and Brown Bodies - Jan 5, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Sandra E. Weissinger
contact email: 
sweissi@siue.edu

More than physical assaults, violence can take the form of dilapidated neighborhoods, gentrification efforts, economic strangleholds, caste like education systems and other institutionally based inequ

ChLA 2015 Conference, June 18-20, 2015: Depictions of Race in Young Adult Dystopian and Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Meghan Gilbert-Hickety & Miranda Green-Barteet/Children's Literature Association
contact email: 
RaceinYAlit@gmail.com

Panel Proposal for 2015 Children's Literature Association Conference: Ambivalent Ambiguities: Depictions of Race in Young Adult
Dystopian and Science Fiction

[UPDATE] Call for Papers IJ-ELTS [January-March, 2015 Issue]

full name / name of organization: 
International Journal of English Language and Translation Studies
contact email: 
editor@eltsjournal.org

Call for Papers
IJ-ELTS [January-March, 2015 Issue]

"It's Happening Again": Twenty-Five Years of Twin Peaks (submissions due April 30 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace
contact email: 
diamondjoecity@gmail.com

Call for Papers for "It's Happening Again": 25 Years of Twin Peaks, a proposed edited collection on the television show Twin Peaks.

Radical Writes: Composition, Creative and Critical Writing, and New Media

full name / name of organization: 
Arkansas State University, Southeast Missouri State University, and the Midwest Graduate Students Conference on Writing
contact email: 
kcostello@astate.edu

Radical Writes:
Composition, Creative and Critical Writing, and New Media
Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Finney Boylan

March 12, 13, 14, 2015
Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

The Filmic/Poetic II (March 2015) -- University of Kent, Canterbury

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Carbery- University of Kent
contact email: 
filmicpoetic@hotmail.co.uk

The Filmic/Poetic Conference 2015
March 2015 TBC
School of English
University of Kent, Canterbury

Call For Papers

CSULA Significations 2015-April 24th, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
CSULA English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
significations15@gmail.com

This year's theme for Significations, the graduate conference at Cal State L.A., is "Generation(s)."

Books Available for Review for the Journal for the Study of Radicalism

full name / name of organization: 
Journal for the Study of Radicalism
contact email: 
jsrbookreview@gmail.com

Good Afternoon,

[UPDATE] Streams of Consciousness: Water, Sound, Land, Text

full name / name of organization: 
The University of North Alabama English Department
contact email: 
cprice7@una.edu

Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 6th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 27-28, 2015

Streams of Consciousness:

[UPDATE] Trance: Graduate Student Conference, English Dept., GC- CUNY, March 5-6, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Karen Lepri / English Student Association, Graduate Center-CUNY
contact email: 
trancetheconference@gmail.com

Deadline Extended to December 8th!
Trance: March 5-6 2015

Emerging Scholars Workshop at 2015 Robinson Jeffers Association Annual Conference, Fri. Feb 21, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Robinson Jeffers Association
contact email: 
robinsonjeffersassociation@gmail.com

As the Robinson Jeffers Association looks forward to encouraging and cultivating the next generation of Jeffers scholars, we are very excited to announce a special addition to this year's annual confe

"Humanizing Jeffers," Robinson Jeffers Association Conference, Feb 21-23, 2015, Carmel, CA

full name / name of organization: 
Robinson Jeffers Association
contact email: 
robinsonjeffersassociation@gmail.com

"Humanizing Jeffers: Father, Son, Neighbor, Friend, Lover"

Human Terrains: Identity, Geography, Politics

full name / name of organization: 
University of Virginia Graduate English Student Association
contact email: 
gesaconference2015@gmail.com

Taxonomy and tribe; gender and globe; state, sex, and system. We’re categorization machines: it would sound like a weak generalization if it weren’t such a persistent impulse.

Reason Plus Enjoyment Conference 2015 10-13 July

full name / name of organization: 
School of Arts and Media, University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia
contact email: 
kateamontague@gmail.com

Next year marks the ten-year anniversary of the Rhetoric, Politics, Ethics 2005 conference in Ghent, Belgium, which gathered international scholars from a variety of critical perspectives to map recen

CFP: American Writers in Exile [UPDATE: ABSTRACT by January 12, 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart
contact email: 
jbirkenstein@stmartin.edu

CFP: American Writers in Exile

Victorian Self-Fashioning

full name / name of organization: 
Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States (VISAWUS)
contact email: 
visawus2015@gmail.com

VISAWUS 2015 Conference: Victorian Self-Fashioning

October 22-24, 2015, Denver, CO USA
Abstracts by March 15, 2015.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Society Panels at the American Literature Association, Due January 5, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Harriet Beecher Stowe Society
contact email: 
ldamico@whitworth.edu

American Literature Association
26th Annual Conference
May 27-30, 2015
Boston, MA
Harriet Beecher Stowe Society Call for Papers

Creating Undergraduate Research Projects in Ethnic U.S. Literatures (MELUS 2015, April 9-12; deadline Nov. 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Chris Bell and J. Stephen Pearson, University of North Georgia
contact email: 
Chris.Bell@ung.edu and stpears11@gmail.com

Given the increasing focus on advanced undergraduate research, this roundtable seeks examples of successful undergraduate research projects in ethnic literary studies.

[UPDATE] CFP: Carson McCullers, ALA, May 21-24, 2015 (deadline 1/19/15)

full name / name of organization: 
The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians & The Carson McCullers Society
contact email: 
alison.bertolini@ndsu.edu

The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians (Columbus State University) in conjunction with The Carson McCullers Society invite proposals for individual papers or complete panels, topics ope

[REMINDER] Word Hoard Issue #4: "Word of Mouth"

full name / name of organization: 
Word Hoard/Western University
contact email: 
wordhoard.editors@gmail.com

Viva voce—“with living voice,” but also (and more commonly) the phenomenon of “word of mouth.” When incidents of speech, song, or shouting take place, it is the mouth that transforms private

CFP: Carson McCullers, ALA, May 21-24, 2015 (deadline 1/19/15)

full name / name of organization: 
The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians & The Carson McCullers Society
contact email: 
alison.bertolini@ndsu.edu

The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians (Columbus State University) in conjunction with The Carson McCullers Society invite proposals for individual papers or complete panels, topics ope

11 Literature in English Symposium: Poetry and Beyond

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
contact email: 
lies2015poetry@gmail.com, kbronk@wa.amu.edu.pl

LIES 2015 asks the fundamental questions of contemporary culture: What is the stance of poetry today? Can poets still be venerated as leaders of nations? Is poetry “relegated” to universities?

2015 SCCC Creative Writing Festival -- Friday, April 24

full name / name of organization: 
2015 SCCC Creative Writing Festival
contact email: 
cwfest@gmail.com

SCCC’s annual Creative Writing Festival: A Celebration of Teaching and Writing is seeking proposals for workshops and craft panel discussions geared towards undergraduate and beginning writers.

Angles and _limes_: Examining and challenging research in Anglo-American studies (12/15/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Angles: French Perspectives on the Anglophone World
contact email: 
yan.brailowsky@u-paris10.fr

The second issue of Angles, the new online journal published by the SAES, will aim at examining “angles and limes” in Anglo-American studies.

Brevity is the soul of wit (12/15/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Angles: French Perspectives on the Anglophone World
contact email: 
yan.brailowsky@u-paris10.fr

For its inaugural issue, Angles: French Perspectives on the Anglophone World welcomes original proposals inspired by the celebrated aphorism: ‘Brevity is the soul of wit’.

11 Literature in English Symposium: Poetry and Beyond

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
contact email: 
lies2015poetry@gmail.com, kbronk@wa.amu.edu.pl

11th Literature in English Symposium: Poetry and Beyond with Muldoon and Hayes

"Space" lightning talks at IABA-Americas June 4-7

full name / name of organization: 
International Auto/biographical Association Chapter of the Americas
contact email: 
eclind@umich.edu

The 1st biennial conference of the Americas chapter of the International Auto/Biography Association asks us to consider life writing as a form of encounter.

Chat with a Journal Editor at MLA Vancouver, 9–10 January, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Council of Editors of Learned Journals
contact email: 
gmacphee@wcupa.edu

MLA members—especially graduate students and junior faculty—are invited to chat with a journal editor at the MLA Convention.

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