Now in its tenth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 9-10 February 2018. Topics may include but are not limited to:
Ireland, Irish America, and Work is the theme of the 33rd annual meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies-Western Regional [ACIS-West] for Oct. 19-22, 2017 at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington. Many prominent members of the American Labor Movement were Irish and Irish-American. Jim Larkin and James Connolly worked for the I.W.W in both Ireland and the United States, where, in 1917, the I.W.W. began to face vicious repression. By July 1917, federal troops began to be used to suppress industrial conflicts, to raid I.W.W. halls, to break up meetings, and to arrest Wobblies. In Spokane, Irish I.W.W. leader James Rowan was arrested and sent to Leavenworth.
As Holocaust survivors were liberated from concentration camps, prisons, and places of hiding—among other compromised milieus they were forced to inhabit from 1939–45—they brought the memories and the trauma of the Holocaust to the places they eventually came to call “home.” Bringing such emotional and psychological burdens with them, many survivors settled abroad—from Argentina to Canada and from the United States to Israel—and established families, rearing those who would later be called “second-generation” Holocaust survivors. These children of Holocaust survivors (and their children) have become the carriers and bearers of their parents’ memories and trauma that came to define the domestic experience of survivor households.
“New Directions in Africana Literature”
This panel welcomes papers that explore the contours and contexts of contemporary Africana Literature. We invite presenters to consider potential new scholarly directions for emerging writers of African descent as well as established writers whose recent works address the imperatives of the current moment. We especially encourage presenters whose work addresses the SAMLA 89 theme, “High Art / Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture.” Other themes that panelists might address in their work include, but are not limited to:
Percy's practice and thoughts on art - and the human experience - range from high to low, from immanence to transcendence. Was Percy's philosophy an abstracted high art and his fiction, a low art, for conveying the same message, but in the humble context of physical life? Percy's first novel, The Moviegoer, talked of the low art of movies (as they were considered during his time) as escape, but also serving a higher purpose of self-realization. He writes of the movie magazine as the "low slick." But the Moviegoer ends with the high art of the church, a conduit for the divine. Percy wrote of the orbit and re-entry of the artist, going from high to low.
SAMLA 89th Annual Conference:
High Art / Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture
Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta GA
November 3-5, 2017
Panel Title: Carson McCullers’ High/Low Artistic Influences and Successors
Special Issue: Call for Essays
Dada and Surrealism: Transatlantic Aliens on American Shores, 1914 – 1945
deadline for submissions: December 31, 2017
Please submit full essays of 6,000-7,500 words in Times New Roman 12 pt. font, with MLA citation style, to the guest-editor James W. McManus (email@example.com) by December 31, 2017. Queries or proposed topics are welcomed and can be sent for feedback prior to that date.
Nella Larsen’s Passing at Ninety
Guest Editor: Donavan L. Ramon, PhD
Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies, Kentucky State University
When Nella Larsen published her second novel Passing in April 1929, the critical reception was mixed. Writing for local papers in New York, some critics found the novel’s conclusion abrupt, ambiguous, and unconvincing. However, Alice Dunbar-Nelson noted that the novel “delights,” while W.E.B. DuBois praised it as a novel “of great moral import.” In his review, DuBois hoped that passing would one day emerge as a “a petty, silly matter of no real importance which another generation will comprehend with great difficulty.”
Call for Papers
[Inter]sections is an annual double-blind peer reviewed American studies journal. It is indexed in the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Ulrichsweb, DOAJ, and CEEOL. Oour next deadline for submissions is September 1st, 2017. All submissions will be subjected to a double-blind peer review process. All accepted submissions will be included in [Inter]sections No. 20 (2017).
The Hypercultura Journal - peer-reviewed, biannual publication of the Hyperion University, Department of Letters and Foreign Languages - is looking for reviewers for a volume called "Re-reading/writing Myths and the Beginning of the 21st Century". Areas needed - Canadian Studies/Literature (Margaret Atwood), British Literature (Mary Shelley, ted Hughes ), Indian studies (Draupadi, Ramayana, Shakshigopal-Bhagavad-Purana, Sudama and Krishna), American Literature (Don Delillo).
Please submit your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org until May 20, 2017!
Looking forward to receiving your CVs!