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Victorian Ecocriticism: The Politics of Place and Early Environmental Justice

updated: 
Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 1:04pm
Dewey W. Hall, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Victorian Ecocriticism: The Politics of Place and Early Environmental Justice

Dewey W. Hall, Editor

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

 

Call for Papers

 

Human Rights Discourse in Antebellum America

updated: 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:50am
NeMLA 2017, Baltimore, March 23-26
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel will explore the presence of eighteenth-century human rights discourse in antebellum American culture. We will have two goals: first, to seek persistences of eighteenth-century human rights theory even as it was eclipsed by discourses of Nationalism, European Imperialism, Anglo-Saxonism, scientific racism, economic determinism, and so on in the nineteenth century; second, to articulate the relationship of Enlightenment cosmopolitanism to the forces that would stifle it during the period between the American/French Revolutions and the post-WWII resurgence of human rights.

 

New Deadline: "Archives and the Management of Sex" at PAMLA Nov. 11-13

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:15am
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association 2016 (Pasadena, CA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

This panel will explore how institutions dedicated to the collection, preservation, and circulation of material knowledge manage sexuality. Sex materials create conflicting imperatives for librarians. As one collections curator at the New York Public Library recently told a reporter, "We needed to collect life as it was lived… It was always part of our mandate." Yet librarians at NYPL also had a mandate to protect the mass of pornographic magazines, pulp novels, and fliers they collected by carefully regulating access to them. Until recently, sex materials at NYPL labeled with three stars required supervision. That one example illustrates how sequestration generally determines who can read about sex and under what conditions.

Robert Lowell at 100: (Re)Reading Lowell, Reading Ourselves

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:12am
NeMLA 2017, Baltimore, Mar 23-26
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Lowell himself left us some well-known misgivings about his accomplishments: the mere “snapshots” of his “threadbare art” in “Epilogue”; the “memorized . . . tricks” that “somehow never [left] something to go back to” in “Reading Myself,” which I’ve played on in my own title. He was nevertheless the dean of American poets when he died, suddenly and far too young, in 1977. Through the last decade of the 20th century, though, and since, it seems, at least arguably, that his star has been declining. For our conference in his centennial year (and even in the month of his birth), this session proposes at least a modest reassessment of Lowell’s career and achievement. It seems like a good time.

 

New Deadline: "Archives and the Management of Sex" at PAMLA Nov. 11-13

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 3:24pm
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association 2016 (Pasadena, CA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

This panel will explore how institutions dedicated to the collection, preservation, and circulation of material knowledge manage sexuality. Sex materials create conflicting imperatives for librarians. As one collections curator at the New York Public Library recently told a reporter, "We needed to collect life as it was lived… It was always part of our mandate." Yet librarians at NYPL also had a mandate to protect the mass of pornographic magazines, pulp novels, and fliers they collected by carefully regulating access to them. Until recently, sex materials at NYPL labeled with three stars required supervision. That one example illustrates how sequestration generally determines who can read about sex and under what conditions.

Comparative Imperialisms and Transnational Violence (Panel NeMLA 2017)

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 1:15pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Abstracts for papers are requsted for the panel "Comparative Imperialisms and Transnational Violence" at the 48th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Please follow this link to read the CFP on NeMLA webpage: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16481

UPDATE - new deadline - PAMLA 2016 (Nov. 11-13, 2016) in Pasadena, CA

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:07pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

2016 PAMLA Conference Extended Paper Proposal List: Friday, July 1 Deadline

The following sessions are still in search of paper proposals. Sessions may be added to this list over the next few weeks, so do check back regularly. You have until July 1 to propose to any of these sessions.

Go here to submit a paper proposal: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

For a list of extended sessions go here: http://www.pamla.org/news/2016/06/18/2016-pamla-conference-extended-pape...

CFP: The Comics of Alison Bechdel (edited collection; DEADLINE December 1, 2016)

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:01pm
Janine Utell
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Call for Papers

The Comics of Alison Bechdel:  From the Outside In

 

“The Comics of Alison Bechdel:  From the Outside In” is a proposed volume in the series Critical Approaches to Comics Artists at the University Press of Mississippi.  This volume will contain an array of critical essays on the comics of Alison Bechdel, offering new examinations of her entire body of work. 

 

“13th International Spanish Association for American Studies (SAAS) Conference. Understanding (Human) Nature”

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:32am
Spanish Association for American Studies (SAAS)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

13th International SAAS Conference
Understanding (Human) Nature

University of Extremadura, 5 - 7 April 2017

 

Call for Papers

Abstracts are invited for the 13th International Conference of the Spanish Association for American Studies, which will be hosted by the University of Extremadura, in Cáceres. The thematic focus of this conference will focus on the understanding of (human) nature.

Baltimore and the Emergence of the African American Literary Tradition

updated: 
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 3:31pm
Lena Ampadu/Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, has been the home of several important African American authors, including Frederick Douglass and Frances E. W. Harper.  In addition to these major writers who influenced the emergence of African American protest literature of the tumultuous nineteenth century, there are several other significant writers of prose and poetry who have lived in the city and created African American literature. Notable examples include Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cullen, Waters Turpin, Eugenia Collier, and Lucille Clifton.

International James Baldwin Conference

updated: 
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 9:47am
The Department of American Culture and Literature, Başkent University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

International James Baldwin Conference

04-05 May 2017

Ankara, Turkey

American Fiction after Postmodernism @ NeMLA 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:46pm
Christopher K. Coffman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

For many readers, the notion that Cold War or pre-9/11 postmodernist fiction is essentially the same as post-9/11 fiction is a problematic one. Such notable critics of postmodernist writing as Linda Hutcheon and Brian McHale have suggested as much, and a wide variety of recent work (Green, 2005; Toth and Brooks, 2007; Burn, 2008; Nealon, 2012; Holland, 2014; and so forth) by other figures has bolstered their assertions. Consequently, the nature of post-postmodernist fiction has become a topic of significant interest.

Flash Fiction: Theory and Practice

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:46pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Flash fiction is as old as Aesop’s fables, as recent as microfiction on blogs. But what works best in a limited space, who are some of the best practitioners of this brief form, and why? Is there an emerging praxis or theory for writing and teaching flash fiction as there once was for short stories? Any fresh angle on this subgenre is welcome, but preferably with an emphasis on analysis and technique and something intrinsic to the form, not just a reading of a particular short short story. 300-word abstracts, please, to https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16145

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