category: american

[UPDATE] Literature and Tourisms of the Long Nineteenth Century - due date extended to June 19 2015

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

According to the OED, the word tourism enters the English lexicon at the dawn of the nineteenth century, thus institutionalizing the notion that travel is a necessary component of personal development

[UPDATE] The Art of the Archive/Art in the Archives; SAMLA; Durham, NC, Nov. 13-15, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA: South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
lnhoward@gsu.edu

This year's 87th annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) brings together scholars in literatures, languages, and rhetorics from all over the world.

Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, Durham University
contact email: 
cncs@durham.ac.uk

Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies One-Day Conference
12 March 2016
Durham University, UK

Keynote Address: Professor Bernard Lightman (York University, Canada)

Seeking Chapters for Fantastic Cities: American Urban Spaces in Science Fiction & Fantasy (Abstract Deadline = July 15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Stefan Brandt, Michael Fuchs, and Stefan Rabitsch
contact email: 
fantasticcities@fuchsmichael.net

Basin City, Caprica City, Coruscant, Gotham City, Mega-City One, Metropolis, Nos Astra, the Sprawl, and so on—SFF teems with iconic urban environments.

[UPDATE] Eudora Welty and Intertextuality | due June 10, 2015, conference Nov. 13-15 2015

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA - Eudora Welty Society
contact email: 
swood1@go.olemiss.edu

Keeping with the conference theme of Literature and the Other Arts, The Eudora Welty Society invites papers that explore multimodality and interdisciplinary collaboration within the works of Eudora We

Religion and American Literature Panel (PAMLA, Portland, Oregon; 11/6-11/8, 2015) Extended deadline for Proposal 6/10

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
haein.park@biola.edu

Religion and American Literature panel at PAMLA seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings. How do American writers negotiate faith or unbelief?

American Travelers and the City, New Orleans, Sept 10-11, proposals due June 27

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association Society for the Study of American Travel Writing
contact email: 
vogel@kutztown.edu

Panel: American Travelers and the City
Organizer: Society for the Study of American Travel Writing
Event: ALA Symposium on The City in American Literature

[UPDATE] Claudia Emerson: In Memoriam [Abstract due 6/10 for SAMLA 11/13-15]

full name / name of organization: 
Lynne M. Simpson / College English Association
contact email: 
lsimpson@presby.edu

Claudia Emerson, 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry winner for her collection Late Wife and former Poet Laureate of Virginia, passed away last year at the age of 57 after a valiant struggle against cancer

[UPDATE] Special Issue: Work(ing) Personas

full name / name of organization: 
Persona Studies Journal
contact email: 
personastudies@deakin.edu.au

Persona Studies is seeking papers and creative projects that investigate the ways in which personas are produced, managed, used, and disseminated in the contexts of our working lives and careers.

[UPDATE] Final Call for Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area 2015 Sessions (6/15/15; New London, NH 10/30-31/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael A. Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area Chair
contact email: 
NEPCAFantastic@gmail.com

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
EIGHTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE
SCIENCE FICTION, Fantasy, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA
Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

[UPDATE] "Queer Poetics" at PAMLA 2015 11/6-8 in Portland, Due 6/10

full name / name of organization: 
Ryan Sullivan, UC Riverside
contact email: 
rsull001@ucr.edu

Deadline Extended to 6/10

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Improvisation in Professional Practice, Columbia University --Deadline: August 20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of Improvisation In Professional Practice, Columbia University, Teachers College
contact email: 
at532@tc.columbia.edu

Deadline extended: August 20, 2015

[UPDATE] Postponed: 2015 Walker Percy Conference: The Last Gentleman in the 21st Century

full name / name of organization: 
Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing
contact email: 
hbraden@loyno.edu

Although the conference on Walker Percy's The Last Gentleman has been postponed, the Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing is still accepting abstracts and proposals for its third biannual conf

Call for Submissions: Renascence

full name / name of organization: 
Renascence
contact email: 
renascence@marquette.edu

Renascence, a peer-reviewed critical and scholarly journal, is published by Marquette University as an expression of its Jesuit mission of the search for truth and the exaltation of human dignity.

SAMLA 87, November 13-15, 2015; New Narratives of 9/11: Conspiracy, Terror, and Change

full name / name of organization: 
Panel Chair: Levin Arnsperger; Conference Organization: South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
larnspe@emory.edu

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, assumed significance for Arabs and Muslims not solely on account of the sheer magnitude of the disaster, that is the extent of the destruction and the numb

ALA Symposium on Frontiers and Borders in American Literature; Februray 25-27, 2016, San Antonio, TX

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of American Travel Writing, American Literature Association
contact email: 
susan.roberson@tamuk.edu

The Society for the Study of American Travel Writing is organizing a panel for the American Literature Association Symposium on Frontiers and Borders in American Literature.

"Breaking Through: Impaired/heightened Senses", Paris, 8-9 Jan. 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Line Cottegnies / University Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3
contact email: 
line.cottegnies@univ-paris3.fr

Breaking Through: Impaired/heightened Senses

8-9 January 2016

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, Institut du Monde Anglophone, 6 rue Ecole de Médecine, 75006 Paris, France.

CFP " Beautiful Vessels and Shrouded Ghosts: Harbors and Enslavement" 24-26 September 2015 Naples, Italy (deadline June 3)

full name / name of organization: 
Sonia Di Loreto and Katherine Lynes / 23rd AISNA (Italian Association of North American Studies) Biennial Conference
contact email: 
sonia.diloreto@unito.it, lynesk@union.edu

23rd AISNA Biennial Conference "Harbors -- Flows and Migrations of Peoples, Cultures, and Ideas -- The U.S.A. in/and the World" 24-26 September 2015 Naples, Italy (deadline June 3)

The Metropolitan Individual in the Early Republic (Proposed ALA Symposium Panel)

full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Rattner, The University of Memphis
contact email: 
krattner@memphis.edu

How does a particular city shape, hinder, or enable the life (career, agenda, domestication, nationalism) of a character?

The Life and Work of Larry Eigner, edited collection, proposals by Oct 1 2015

full name / name of organization: 
California State Univeristy Long Beach
contact email: 
George.Hart@csulb.edu

Edited by Jennifer Bartlett and George Hart

[UPDATE-deadline extended] CFP: Repetitons, Permutations, Becoming -- SFSU Cinema Studies Conference [Oct 22-24, 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
Cinema Studies Graduate Association / San Francisco State University
contact email: 
CSGSA@mail.sfsu.edu

CFP ASTR 2015 Portland, November 5-8: Reclaiming the "F" Word: Historical and Contemporary Performance as Theatrical Activism

full name / name of organization: 
ASTR
contact email: 
feministastr2015@gmail.com

Reclaiming the “F” Word: Historical and Contemporary Feminist Performance as Theatrical Activism

[UPDATE] The Feeling of Time in Contemporary American Literature [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

full name / name of organization: 
2015 PAMLA Conference - Nov. 6-8 in Portland, OR
contact email: 
rkaufma2@binghamton.edu

Briefly: A reader’s sense of time in literature rests upon a fully embodied and affective reading experience. Amongst an author’s mechanisms for communicating a shared sense of time with one’s readers is the use of highly affective, visceral, and/or proprioceptive linguistic cues. I’m looking for work that either explains or demonstrates how the affective communication of felt time works in contemporary American literature. Interdisciplinary work especially encouraged. Panel to take place at the 2015 annual PAMLA conference in lovely Portland, OR, Nov. 6-8, under the title "Ethics and Affect III: Temporalities." Submit 300-word paper proposal to pamla.org/2015 by June 10 (this is an extended deadline).

The Worlds of William Penn

full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers British Studies Center
contact email: 
armurphy@polisci.rutgers.edu

The Worlds of William Penn
November 19-20, 2015
Rutgers University, New Brunswick

REQUEST FOR RESUBMISSIONS DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEMS WITH SUBMISSION SITE

CFP: Academic Cover Versions

full name / name of organization: 
Jeff Rice/University of Kentucky
contact email: 
j.rice@uky.edu

"Land and the American Dream" (Oct. 14-16, 2015, in Bucks County, PA)

full name / name of organization: 
The Precarious Alliance
contact email: 
michael.stamps@delval.edu

"Land and the American Dream": A Sustainability Symposium
Delaware Valley University
October 14–16, 2015
www.precariousalliance.org

UPDATE Politics, Civic Life and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
rhackey@providence.edu

The section on Politics, Civic Life, and Culture for the 2015 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is now accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students.

CFP for Edited Collection: Complicated Masculinities in Popular Culture (June 28, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Merry G. Perry and Dr. Cherise A. Pollard
contact email: 
complicatedmasc@gmail.com; mperry@wcupa.edu; cpollard@wcupa.edu

CFP: Complicated Masculinities in Popular Culture

Cognitive Approaches to Literature session at PAMLA Annual Conference November 6-8, 2015, Portland, Oregon

full name / name of organization: 
Elsie Galbreath Haley/ Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
haleye@msudenver.edu

Papers that explore any cognitive approach to literature are invited to this special session at the PAMLA Annual Convention, Portland State University and Hilton Portland November 6-8, 2015.

Modalities: Politics and Poetics, 18-19 Sept 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
submissions@modalities2015.com

This is a symposium about –alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look “outside,” we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

SAMLA 87 Reception Studies

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
paul.dahlgren@gsw.edu

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of reception studies, including pedagogical work. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 87 theme are especially welcome.

Reminder: Edited Collection / Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale [Abstracts May 29th]

full name / name of organization: 
North Carolina State University
contact email: 
globalspatialscale.collection@gmail.com

We are seeking essays for an edited collection titled Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale. The goal of the volume is to bring together interdisciplinary research on globalization spanning the humanities and social sciences that foregrounds theoretical and methodological conceptualizations of scale—how people, capital, goods, material infrastructure, ideas, and power aggregate along or slide among different degrees or levels of attachment, from personal to local to national to transnational.

LITCRI '15 / IV. Literary Criticism Conference

full name / name of organization: 
DAKAM
contact email: 
info@litcriconference.org

LIT CRI '15 Call for Papers: MEMORY AND LITERATURE

Call for Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Cheat River Review (West Virginia University)
contact email: 
crreditors@gmail.com

The Cheat River Review reads original, previously unpublished nonfiction, fiction, flash, and poetry. Cover art submissions are welcome too.

Walker Percy Centennial, April 7-9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Montreat College Conference on Christianity and Literature
contact email: 
rgray@montreat

Walker Percy Centennial: Pilgrimage in Literature
2016 SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE ON CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE
April 7-9, 2016
Montreat College, Montreat, NC 28757

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