This award, formerly known as the “Edith Wharton Society Prize for a Beginning Scholar” and established in the fall of 2005, recognizes the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar, advanced graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure-track or full-time appointment for more than four years. The winning and second-place essays will be submitted for review and possible publication to the Editorial Board of the Edith Wharton Review, a peer-reviewed journal indexed in the MLA Bibliography and published by Penn State University Press. The author of the prize-winning essay will receive an award of $250.
NANO: New American Notes Online
Issue 13 Call for Papers
Due by: December 2, 2017
Special Issue: The Anthropocene
Guest Editors: Kyle Wiggins and Brandon Krieg
CFP: Imagining Asia in the Era of Trump
Dates: May 22-23, 2017
Venue: University of Hong Kong
One doesn't need to look hard to find someone declaring the "end of biography" generally, and in light of the various challenges posed by critical theory, perhaps literary biography is in an even more precarious position. Likewise, it seems clear that the academy generally devalues the efforts of life writers. This roundtable will consider the current state and future(s) of literary biography, in and out of the academy. Send 250 word abstract by March 15th.
The 9th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 22-23, 2017 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Conference Committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Louisiana Landscapes.”
5th International Conference on American Drama and Theater
“Migrations in American Drama and Theater”
Université de Lorraine (Nancy, France)
4 – 6 June 2018
Abstracts due 15 September 2017
A Journal of Interesting Literature and Interested Criticism
The State of (In)Equality: Social Justice Under Siege
Toronto: October 28-29, 2017
Susan N. Herman
President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Call for Papers: Identity
52nd Annual Comparative World Literature Conference
April 11-12, 2017
California State University, Long Beach
Identity is inescapable and in constant flux. It can be located in the body, in the discourse that surrounds and determines bodies, or in the more nebulous realm of language. From race, class, gender, and orientation to professional, personal, familial, and cultural identities, we all negotiate multiple aspects of identity in our daily lives and our conceptions of ourselves.
This panel will explore themes and representational strategies of 9/11 and/or the apocalypse in post-9/11 literature and culture (movies, television, painting, music, etc.).
Questions to consider include but are not limited to:
How do artists (broadly conceived) try to capture the singularity of 9/11 as a world historical event? Alternatively, how and why do they resist notions of singularity, protesting the idea that it was a day after which “everything changed” forever?
How has this historical moment altered our conceptions either human nature or of ecological systems more generally?
How has Islamophobia been encoded in grotesque representations of the Other?