A rationale for the collection
Society for Contemporary Literature @ ALA 2018 | May 24-27, 2018 | San Francisco
This panel aims to explore the various literary spaces—both urban and organic—that define American literature after deindustrialization. How does the postindustrial economy remake the ways that people work in, live in, rely on, and relate to their built and natural environments? And how, in turn, do those new environmental dynamics reshape contemporary novels and poems?
American Literature Association
May 24-27, 2018, in San Francisco, California
Thoreau and Resistance
What do Thoreau's writings offer contemporary modes of social and political resistance? As we navigate an extended period of political crisis, what can we learn from Thoreau's complex responses to the national politics of his time? This panel will consider Thoreau's legacy for resistance movements with particular attention to the question of the relation between his political and natural history writings. Please send queries or one-page abstracts (for an 18-minute presentation) by January 15, 2018 to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Society for the Study of Southern Literature Sessions (Two Sessions)
29th Annual American Literature Association Conference
May 24-27, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Deadline: January 22, 2018
Two Open-topic Sessions
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an academic journal, invites original and unpublished research papers from scholars on the following:
Rhetoric of Exile
Interférences littéraires/Literaire interferenties is a peer-reviewed, international and multilingual open-access journal devoted to the interaction between literature and cultural and societal practices. The word “interference” denotes a situation of unsolicited or even unnecessary intervention, the conjunction of clearly distinct phenomena. If literature, and in particular the reservoir of texts commonly categorized as ‘modern’, has delineated itself and has been projected with a strong sense of autonomy vis-à-vis social, cultural, ideological or scientific discourses and material conditions, neither its production nor its reception ever happens in a vacuum.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s recent interview in Time magazine concluded with an optimistic and historically loaded statement:
15th Annual Red River Graduate Student Conference | April 6 and 7
North Dakota State University
Dr. Chris M. Anson
Distinguished University Professor
Director, Campus Writing and Speaking Program
North Carolina State University
UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2018
WHAT IS UNIVERSE? COMMUNICATION • COMPLEXITY • COHERENCE
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON IN PORTLAND • APRIL 19 – 21, 2018
“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
We are currently seeking 500-word abstracts for an edited collection on kink and other fringe texts (taboo literature, self-published erotica, SM narratives, fan fiction, disavowed fictions, and other marginalized texts). In this project, we define kink broadly to encompass a range of "inappropriate" texts, understanding that kink often refers to non-normative erotic fantasies and experiences. We are interested in contributions that focus primarily on contemporary written texts and do so by engaging theoretical frameworks such as psychoanalysis, queer theory, rhetoric, and feminist theory. One of the interests of this project is an exploration of the ways texts shift in and out of different canons and categories.