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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:46pm
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society and U of Central Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature seeks articles, creative fiction and poetry, book reviews, and notes in the spirit of or regarding the life and work of Rawlings, her circle, and other authors who use the state of Florida as a source of in.

Adventures in Alcott Scholarship at the Concord Free Public Library

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:35pm
Anne K. Phillips / Louisa May Alcott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019

Over decades, William Munroe Special Collections Curator Leslie Perrin Wilson and her predecessors and colleagues at the Concord Free Public Library have amassed a distinguished collection of materials by and about the Alcotts. Among those archival holdings are literary manuscripts, personal papers, microfilmed diaries and letters, newspaper clippings, reprints, and research papers by or about Louisa May Alcott and Amos Bronson Alcott, as well as Abigail May “Abba” Alcott and Abby May Alcott Nieriker (“Alcott Holdings in the Special Collections,” CFPL, https://concordlibrary.org/special-collections/collections/alcott ).

Experiments in Narrative Form in American Fiction – CFP for ALA Roundtable May 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 9:55am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The annual conference of the American Literature Association will meet at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 23-26, 2019 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).

The Jonathan Bayliss Society will sponsor one roundtable discussion on Experiments in Narrative Form in American Fiction.

American fiction abounds in experimental narrative form, from Melville, Dos Passos, and Djuna Barnes through Faulkner, Kerouac, Barth, Kathy Acker, Jonathan Bayliss, and many others.  The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites proposals on American novels that engage in such experiment.

The roundtable will be comprised of several brief (8-10 minute) presentations.

Graduate students are especially welcome to submit proposals.

A Political Hwang: David Henry Hwang Society Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:29pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 3, 2018

 

David Henry Hwang's latest work, Soft Power, which is, as he describes it, a play with a musical, had its world premiere in Los Angeles in May of this year.  Undoubtedly, Soft Power, which tells of a love story between a Chinese movie producer and Hillary Clinton, is Hwang's most overt piece of political theatre, written in response to the election of Donald Trump to President.  The David Henry Hwang Society invites asbtract proposals that examine Hwang and his plays in relation to his and their engagement with politics.  In other words, just how political is Hwang as a playwright?

In addition, the David Henry Hwang society invites any proposals that cover Hwang and his works in general.

MMLA Panel at ASLE 2019

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:29pm
Lisa Ottum / MMLA / ASLE
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

As an affiliated organization, the Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) organizes a panel at ASLE’s biennial conference (June 26-30, 2019; University of California, Davis, Davis, CA).

Surveilling America on Screen: Discourses on the Nostalgic Lens

updated: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 1:29pm
Dr. Susan Flynn, University of the Arts London
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Building on the work of our three previous collections, Spaces of Surveillance (2017), Surveillance, Race, Culture (2018) and Surveillance, Architecture and Control: Discourses on Spatial Culture (2018),  this call seeks papers investigating the role of nostalgia on screen from within the context of contemporary American culture and politics.

 

Leon Edel Prize (11/1/18)

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:28pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions to: hjamesr@creighton.edu

Author's name should not appear on the manuscript.

Call for Papers for Latina/o/x Literature and Culture Society

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:10pm
Latina/o/x Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Call for Papers:  

The Latina/o/x Literature & Culture Society

of the American Literature Association
30
th Annual Conference: May 23-26, 201 

Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

 

Deadline: January 2, 2019

 

Medical Humanism / American Literature: CFP for American Literature Association (ALA) 30th Annual Conference May 23-26, 2019, Boston, MA

updated: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 12:02pm
Tana Jean Welch / Florida State University College of Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 5, 2019

Medical Humanism / American Literature

CFP for American Literature Association (ALA) 30th Annual Conference

May 23-26, 2019, Boston, MA

Given the ongoing healthcare crisis in America—soaring costs, physician shortages, and lack of insurance coverage—and the rising interest in the field of health humanities, I seek projects that illuminate American literature’s contribution to medical humanism. More specifically, I am interested in papers that address how American literature can help us revision our view of the body, health, illness, disease, medical education, and/or the healthcare system.

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