The United States, United States / Dis-United States
ethnicity and national identity
Photo-Texts and the Mapping of American Lives
Panel CFP for American Literature Association, San Diego, May 21-24, 2020
From How the Other Half Lives to Humans of New York, American authors have long interwoven photos and writing to theorize and map the modern United States and the people who inhabit it. Scholars such as Sara Blair have analyzed how place-based photo-texts produce “emergent iconograph[ies] of modern experience” (How the Other Half Looks), while others, like Jeff Allred and Joseph Entin, have suggested how modernist photo-texts offer new ways of conceptualizing crossovers between realism and modernism, the political meanings and effects of documentary, and the ethics of the gaze.
CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS
Contemporary Black British Women’s Writing
Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature
Edited by Elisabeth Bekers, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett, and Helen Cousins
Dr. Scott Oldenburg and Dr. Matteo Pangallo are seeking essay proposals for a prospective collection of essays tentatively titled None a Stranger There: England and/ in Europe on the Early Modern Stage.
This volume will gather together scholarship (theater history, performance study, literary criticism, literary history, etc.) about early modern English drama, written in response to, reflecting upon, or in light of Brexit and the debates that it has provoked. Some of the themes or topics that the essays might address include:
Call for Contributions
Internet, Humor, and Nation in Latin/x America Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste and Juan Poblete (Editors)
The Henry James Society
American Literature Association Conference
San Diego, CA
May 21-24, 2020
CALL FOR PAPERS
Citizen James: Native, Nation, and Empire
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS for the volume
The Old Green New Deal: Social Justice and Environment in U.S. Literature and Culture
in the Lexington Books series: Environment and Society (series ed. Douglas Vakoch)
Editor: Steven Rosendale (Northern Arizona University)
We are inviting abstracts for a publication on the British television series Auf Wiedersehen Pet to mark the 35th anniversary of its first screening. We are interested in a range of contributions including; academic articles, fan responses, reminiscences, revisiting locations, interviews, etc.
For many Latinx communities, the contemporary period can best be described as disastrous: natural disasters like Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico in 2017, followed by the equally disastrous federal response; the sustained crisis at the US southern border, created through a series of cruel, inhumane, extra-legal, and illegal policies; ICE raids at workplaces that force children to come home from their first day of school to find their parents gone; indefinite separation and detention of children and families; US response to the crisis in Venezuela; detention of US citizens for suspicion of being undocumented; mass deportation with no promise of due process.
Call for Latin American graphic novel contributions to Graphic Novels as World Literature (edited collection, Bloomsbury)