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Thoreau from across the pond

updated: 
Friday, June 3, 2016 - 9:41am
Julien Nègre / ENS de Lyon, France
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

International Symposium

October 19-20, 2017

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Lyon (France)

 

Thoreau from across the pond

 

Organized by Julien Nègre (ENS de Lyon)

François Specq (ENS de Lyon)

and Laura Dassow Walls (University of Notre Dame)

 

CFP Abstracts: TV Network Execs, Producers, and Performers: Clashes over Television

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Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:52pm
David Pierson/2016 History and Film Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

From imperious TV network executives to “golden gut” programmers, star performers, influential independent producers, broadcast and cable TV mavericks, and auteurist showrunners—all of these individuals have struggled to leave their mark on mainstream and alternative television. From the early pioneering days of network television in the 1940s to the present-day hypercompetitive, multiplatform TV program milieu, these figures have strived to interpret and comprehend public taste in order to produce and distribute programming that satisfies a wide range of audiences, advertisers, and subscribers. 

 

CFP NeMLA 2017: "Queer and Now": Queerness in the Mainstream

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:07pm
North East Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

On or about June 26, 2015, human character changed. As late as 1991, Eve Sedgwick observed that being queer at that time still meant being someone whose life did not matter and whose very survival was highly uncertain (“Queer and Now”). Yet, our contemporary “now” is a moment which has seen same sex marriage declared a federal right; openly queer persons appear as comedians, TV reporters and characters on shows, in films and recently on the musical stage. No longer “apparitional” in Terry Castle’s well-known sense, queers of the current moment might not be confined to haunting the margins of the social imaginary.

Updated CFP--The American Graphic Short Story--A Symposium of the American Literature Association

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:07pm
Society for the Study of the American Short Story
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

The Society for the Study of the American Short Story seeks papers for a panel on the American graphic short story to be held at an international symposium on the short story. The conference will convene in Savannah, October 20-22, 2016, at the Hyatt Hotel.

Watchung Review Call for Articles

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Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:06pm
Watchung Review
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Watchung Review invites scholarly papers on the theme of migrations and identity. This is a timely topic, both in academic work and in the media, and one which calls on the rich work of postcoloniality, movement and migration in literature, rhetoric, and interdisciplinary studies on migration and identity.  We encourage submissions which approach these deeply political issues head on, and also papers which interpret the theme more broadly by investigating issues of migration arising in a variety of periods, intellectual spaces and through a range of critical and theoretical lenses.

Topics of interest may include but are not limited to:

Going Back to Roots: Revisiting the Groundbreaking Miniseries

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Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:06pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The broadcast of the miniseries adaptation of Alex Haley’s Roots, which aired in January of 1977, became a ratings bonanza, a cultural touchstone, and a defining moment in the representation of African Americans in popular media. 40 years later, the impact of Alex Haley’s novel and the ABC miniseries continues to be felt, most notably in the recent History Channel “reboot” of the miniseries, but also in less obvious but more profound ways.

Literary Totalities

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:06pm
Kurt Cavender, Brandeis University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

One legacy of literary studies’ long love affair with post-structuralism has been a continuing reluctance to engage the concept of totality except in order to contest or deconstruct it. Two exceptions that prove this general trend are capitalism and ecology, and one could argue that it is precisely because both are still arguably acceptable as totalizing concepts that they continue to serve as productive sites of inquiry. Beyond these two instances, however, totality seems to have gone the way of closely related relics of Western metaphysics such as universality, objectivity, and the absolute: a conceptual category to be taken seriously only by the naive, dogmatic, or otherwise insufficiently critical reader.

[UPDATE - Deadline Extended] Chapter Proposals For the book "Ideological Messaging and the Role of Political Literature"

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 11:56am
Önder Çakırtaş-IGI Global- http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/2166
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/2166

This book project tries to produce an outline for the diversification of literature and political writings. The book covers many disciplines ranging from political literature, gender politics, identity politics, minority politics, to ideologized writing, censorship, rhetoric and aestheticism of politics, and gendered literature.

Actor-Network Theory and the Latourian Turn in American Literary Studies

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 9:51am
Geoff Bender/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In their essay “Surface Reading: An Introduction,” Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus famously trouble the premises of ideological critique.   Far from enacting political revolution, Best and Marcus contend, critique’s generally “excessive emphasis on ideological demystification” tends to lose the very object it aims to interpret in a welter of theoretical argument that the literary object ultimately must serve.  To recenter the literary object in scholarship, Best and Marcus suggest, among other strategies, a reconception of the role of critic à la sociologist Bruno Latour.  For Latour, the critic “is not the one who debunks, but the one who assembles”—most powerfully through what he calls Actor-Network Theory.  As opposed to plumbing the depths of a text, A

Shifting Grounds: Literature, Culture and Spatial Phenomenologies

updated: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 9:49am
Johannes Riquet, University of Zurich
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

International Conference at the University of Zurich, 25-27 November 2016

 

This international conference responds to the recent return of phenomenological perspectives in literary and cultural criticism, and in the field of spatiality in particular. It aims to probe how a focus on sensory impressions and “the perspective of experience” (Yi-Fu Tuan) can enhance our understanding of literary and cultural spaces.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ‘CONTEMPORARY POETRY-AN ANTHOLOGY OF PRESENT DAY BEST POEMS (VOLUME-3)

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:13pm
Literature Today-An International Journal of Contemporary Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ‘CONTEMPORARY POETRY-AN ANTHOLOGY OF PRESENT DAY BEST POEMS (VOLUME-3)

1 Authors may submit up to five (5) poems.

 

2. ANTHOLOGY seeks honest, thoughtful, well-written poetry.

 

3. Poems must be submitted in the body of email.

 

4. While submitting your poems write subject line of email as “POETRY ANTHOLOGY (VOLUME-3) SUBMISSION”

 

5. Send your submission to  contemporarypoetryanthology@gmail.com

 

6  No royalty will be paid to the contributors.

7. The anthology will be available in both e-book and paperback for public purchase on Amazon.com.

Invitation for Submissions to the Journal of American Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:12pm
The American Studies Association of Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

The American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK) invites you to submit your articles to our journal, Journal of American Studies. If you are interested in submitting your original and unpublished article to our journal, please feel free to contact us at asakjournal@gmail.com.

ReFocus: The Films of Albert Brooks

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:11pm
Christian Long / University of Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

ReFocus: The Films of Albert Brooks

REVISITING RICHARD WRIGHT'S 12 MILLION BLACK VOICES: SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2016

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:10pm
Joshua Privett / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 6, 2016

November 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of Richard Wright's 12 Million Black Voices: A Folk History of the Negro in the United States (1941), a documentary text that juxtaposes Wright's historical analysis of slavery in America with Edwin Rosskam's photographs. This panel seeks to revisit the text from the perspective of recent trends in literary and cultural studies, as well as the conference theme of utopia/dystopia.

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