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Marginally Modernist: NeMLA, April 2018, Pittsburgh

updated: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 9:20pm
Michelle Rada
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Please consider submitting a paper proposal to the panel "Marginally Modernist" for NeMLA's upcoming conference in Pittsburgh, PA, April 12-15, 2018 (description below). 
  Submit your 300-word paper abstract directly to the NeMLA website: 

Chuck Palahniuk: Literature or Trash? (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 1:59pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NeMLA Annual Convention - Pittsburgh, PA - 12-15 April, 2018

Chuck Palahniuk is one of the most prolific American authors of the past twenty years, averaging more than a book a year since exploding onto the scene with Fight Club (1996), which was made into a cult feature film by David Fincher, featuring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham-Carter and Jared Leto. The author made a name for by combining the comically absurd and grotesquely horrific in his tales of transgressive fiction and with time has developed a tendency to transgress his own writing style, experimenting with narrative forms as well as penning graphic novels and even a drawing book.

Gendered Ecologies and Nineteenth-Century Women Writers

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:16pm
Northeast MLA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

If ecology is without nature, as Timothy Morton provocatively argued in 2007, then one may wonder of ecology without the feminine as a corollary. For nature, much like the feminine, has been fetishized, exoticized, and romanticized as a signifier emptied out—a sort of lacuna. If we can be at ease with the gap, vacancy, or interval and, perhaps, theorize about the unfilled space while sorting out the inconsistencies of what it means to represent nature, the feminine, and androgyny, then we might begin to trace the valuable contributions of 19th-century women writers to the development of the term oecologia coined by Ernst Haeckel in 1866 and beyond. 

Feeling Character Spaces

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:21pm
Joshua Gooch, D'Youville College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NeMLA Convention, April 12-15, 2018 in Pittsburgh

"The US and the World We Inhabit". 24th AISNA Biennial Conference University of Milan, September 28-30, 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:18pm
Italian Association for North American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

24th AISNA Biennial Conference

The US and the World We Inhabit
University of Milan, September 28-30, 2017

Paper proposals (max. 300 words) should be submitted, together with a brief biographical note, to the Workshop Coordinators and carbon copied to the Conference Organizer, Paola Loreto (paola.loreto@unimi.it), by June 15, 2017. Successful proponents will be notified by June 30, 2017. Workshops exceeding four participants will be split into two sessions.

 

 

1. The Wor(l)ds We Inhabit: Modes and Moods of Reading

CORRECTION!! LAST DAYS TO SUBMIT ABSTRACTS (June 5th)—CFP for ALA panel—Sense of Place in American Modernist Poetry and Visual Art

updated: 
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 11:37am
American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 5, 2017

This panel explores the sense of place as part of the indigenous language of American artistic production of Modernism in the context of the European avant-garde. Though U.S. poets and artists were influenced by the formal techniques of Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dadaism and Surrealism, they were also determined to search for the essence of an expressive language that defined its authenticity as opposed to European foreignness. One of their avenues of research was the exploration of the distinctive features of the American soil as a means of contributing novel aspects to modern aesthetics. The genuine character of the environment is closely linked to the strong attachment to rural or urban spaces and the value they acquire for the observer.

The Social Life of Corruption in Latin America

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:33pm
Culture, Theory and Critique
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Call for Papers

Culture, Theory and Critique

Special Issue:

“The Social Life of Corruption in Latin America”

Issue Editors:

Donna M. Goldstein and Kristen Drybread

 

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Physical, Social, Psychic, and Imagined Spaces in the Fiction of Joyce Carol Oates: NEMLA 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:35pm
Betina Entzminger
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Joyce Carol Oates is one of America’s most prolific and celebrated living writers. Her short fiction and novels frequently explore spaces and the borders surrounding them: for example, the physical spaces of the home in “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” or a car sinking in Black Water, the border between reality and the imagined in Blonde, the psychic and ideological spaces that separate individuals in A Book of American Martyrs. What forces create and maintain these spaces? What are the costs and benefits of blurring or crossing these borders? How do these different types of spaces--physical, social, psychic, and imaginary—constrain or intensify one another?

CFP Truth - Issue 25, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:36pm
FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The idea of truth has become all the more contentious in light of recent social and political developments. Truth claims have long been a cause for scepticism within the humanities, with the advent of poststructuralism particularly highlighting the interaction between “truth” and power, leading scholars to be suspicious of transcendental truths or metanarratives. Feminists and writers of colour have raised similar concerns about truth claims; Jane Flax asks, “If there is no objective basis for distinguishing between true and false beliefs, then it seems that power alone will determine the outcome of competing truth claims” (Feminism/Postmodernism 42).

CFP: Sight, Visibility, and Disability in American Literature for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:38pm
Kimberly Drake, Scripps College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

This panel explores the conference theme of sight, vision, and visibility as it operates in American literature and visual media by and about people with disabilities. How can disability studies concepts intervene interpretively in literature preoccupied by enlightenment, transcendence, and disembodiment; mobility, virility, and contamination; and racial/class (in)visibility?

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

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