American comics have a long and checkered history in the way they have portrayed racial difference, though more recent comics/graphic novels have used the medium to comment effectively on American racial politics. As the genre grows in popularity in bookstores and on college campuses, now seems an opportune time to take stock of the ways this medium has both fostered and critiqued racist attitudes. This panel welcomes submissions on this topic from any era of American comics/ graphic novels and from any literary critical or cultural studies perspective.
Deadline for proposal submissions is November 1, 2016.
Southwest Popular Culture Association, 38th Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2017.
The American Comparative Literature Association's 2017 Annual Meeting
Utrecht University in Utrecht, the Netherlands July 6-9, 2017
From Charles Brockden Brown’s Edgar Huntly through Nathaniel Hawthorne’s House of the Seven Gables, a long tradition of antebellum American fiction concerns itself with the “prehistory” of American capitalism. While many critics have drawn attention to these formative years of a distinct American literature and their relation to the national imaginary, few if any have emphasized that these narratives underscore both the importance of land appropriation and the institution of economic contract to the transition between this “prehistory” and capitalist social relations.
This Call for Proposals is for one of the seminars at the ACLA Annual Meeting: July 6-9 2017 at Utrecht University (the Netherlands). Deadline for abstracts September 22, 2016. Please submit abstracts (1500 characters incl. spaces) through http://www.acla.org/epidemic-anxiety-american-horror-stories-diseases-mo....
This roundtable focuses on the perennial issue faced by so many teachers of early American literature: how to make the field interesting, stimulating, and engaging for students who might otherwise avoid it on account of its challenging language, detailed historical contexts, and often lengthy or unfamiliar content. The roundtable will discuss various strategies aimed at increasing student engagement with early American literature, and it may also address other ongoing, unresolved concerns of teachers and scholars of early American literature.
Abstracts of 150-200 words must be submitted through the NEMLA website.
Include a brief (<50 word) bio.
Call for papers
The Dark Sides of the Law in Common Law Countries
International and Interdisciplinary Conference, Paris (France), June 15-17, 2017
The Panthéon-Assas University “Law and Humanities” research centre (a part of CERSA) is pleased to announce its first international conference to be held in Paris (France) on June 15-17, 2017. As an interdisciplinary group working on the connections between law and politics, economics, and literature, we are seeking papers exploring the dark sides of the law from a wide range of perspectives in the United Kingdom, the United States and Commonwealth countries.
Conference Dates: March 10-11, 2017
Location: Yale University, New Haven, CT
Keynote Speaker: Kim Gallon, Assistant Professor of History, Purdue University & Founder of the Black Press Research Collective
The 38th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 15-18, 2017
Proposals are now being accepted for the Mothers, Motherhood, and Mothering in Popular Culture area! We are looking for papers/presentations/performances that address mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering as seen within popular culture, such as through:
The Flannery O’Connor Review is looking for submissions for a special feature on O’Connor’s influence on and presence in popular culture. Articles are particularly requested on O’Connor’s acknowledged and extensive influence on contemporary songwriters and pop musicians, but articles that explore her influence and presence in other aspects of popular culture such as television and film are also welcome.
Submit by 1 June 2017 to Dr Irwin Streight: email@example.com