The second issue of América Crítica (December 2017) will include a section on “American cities and the city in America”, edited by Javier González Díez (University of Turin) and Fiorenzo Iuliano (University of Cagliari).
The 2017 Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth College
MONDAY JUNE 19, 2017 - SUNDAY JUNE 25, 2017.
DIRECTOR: Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College)
Revisiting the Elegy: Mourning and Resistance
“And there is pause, a breathspace in the strife;/A spirit brave has passed beyond the mists/And vapors that obscure the sun of life./And
Ethiopia, with bosom torn,/Laments the passing of her noblest born.”
Western Literature Association Session at MLA 2018 (January 4-7, NYC)
Call for papers
Poetry, Race, Gender, and Culture: Reading the Work of Harryette Mullen in the 1990s
We seek papers for a panel devoted to the work of Harryette Mullen for the National Poetry Foundation Conference, “The Poetry and Poetics of the 1990s,” June 28-July 1st 2017. https://nationalpoetryfoundation.wordpress.com/
Call for Papers: Revisiting Richard Rorty
Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)
25-26 September, 2017
Keynote speaker: Robert Brandom (University of Pittsburgh)
We welcome papers and panels submissions for a conference on Richard Rorty to be held in Braga, Portugal, at the 25-26 of September. In light of his influential work, life, and thought, the Political Theory Group of the University of Minho mark the tenth anniversary of his passing with a conference in his honor.
CFP MMLA Panel
Creative Writing: Prose
The Creative Writing: Prose panel will discuss emerging brief prose forms, which may include prose poems, micro or flash fiction, flash creative nonfiction, excerpts from flash sequences, and hybrid or blended short prose pieces. Panelists will offer a brief statement defining the type of brief fiction s/he is writing, then read examples from their work by way of illustration. The intention is for this panel to be informative to those attendees new to brief prose, while concurrently being interesting and enjoyable for readers familiar to brief prose. Questions and a lively discussion to follow.
Permanent Section Call for Papers: The International Raymond Carver Society
Panel: Artists and Activists in Raymond Carver’s Writing.
The Cormac McCarthy Society invites paper proposals for its Fall 2017 Conference, to be held Sept. 1-3 in Austin, Texas. Based on the new, exciting Nautilus essay, we have decided to extend the submission deadline to April 30, 2017.
Papers on all topics relating to the works of Cormac McCarthy, from all perspectives, are invited, including considerations of theatrical productions or film adaptations of his work, pedagogical approaches, and the relationship of McCarthy’s work to other authors or artists.
Women in Literature MMLA 2017—“Literatures from the Lockdown”
Thinking about this year’s MMLA theme, “Art and Activism,” led us to consider the ways in which women’s art and women’s activism have been “locked down.” Sometimes women’s art and women’s activism locks itself down; after all, Audre Lorde once proclaimed at an MLA conference, “What does it mean when the tools of a racist patriarchy are used to examine the fruits of that same patriarchy? It means that only the most narrow perimeters of change are possible and allowable.” How, then, do we escape the lockdown? How do we empower even as we resist?