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The Voice: Resonances in Literary Studies

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 2:00am
Literature & Critical Theory Student Union, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 21, 2019

What is the place and role of the voice in academic literary inquiry? How is orality treated in disciplinary and institutional contexts which identify most closely with text-based practices? How do we think of the relationships between orality and textuality without subscribing to a progressivist or evolutionary model that privileges text over voice? How is the voice and vocal performance treated and represented in literature? How do the voices of the translator, editor, critic, reader, and student of literature intersect to create literary disciplinary discourse?

Beyond Reality: Post-Intellectualism and the Re/Emergence of Subjective Truths

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:07pm
University of New Mexico, Foreign Languages
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

Call for Papers


12th Annual Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference and Workshop


University of New Mexico, Albuquerque


April 10-11, 2020


Beyond Reality: Post-Intellectualism and the Re/Emergence of Subjective Truths


Keynote lecture to be delivered by: Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, University of South Carolina


E. E. Cummings Sessions at the American Literature Association's 31st annual conference, San Diego CA, May 21-24, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 1:02pm
E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 27, 2020

The E. E. Cummings Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2020 American Literature Association conference in San Diego -- ( ). We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Cummings' life or work. Proposals that touch upon the following topics will be especially welcome:

Photo-Texts and the Mapping of American Lives — ALA 2020

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:27pm
Sophia Bamert
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

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. 

FOMO 2020: Exploring What's Missing

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:28pm
George Washington University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

FOMO 2020 -- Exploring What’s Missing

Keynote Address by Prof Ashon Crawley, UVA (bio below)

28 February 2020, 9am-4pm (lunch and refreshments provided)

The George Washington University in the National Churchill Library and Center

Hosted by: The English Graduate Student Association at GWU


4th Biennial John Dos Passos Society Conference: October 8-10, 2020

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 11:43am
John Dos Passos Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

The John Dos Passos Society invites papers for its Fourth Biennial Conference, to be held October 8-10 at the Instituto Cervantes in New York City. The setting and venue are eminently appropriate, combining as they do two of the most important places in Dos Passos’s personal and artistic life: Spain and New York City.

Outside the Western Box—In Search of the Primary

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:11am
Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Outside the Western Box—In Search of the Primary

Organized by the Charles Olson Society

American Literature Association, 31st Annual Conference, May 21-24, 2020

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the American Literature Association Conference, to be held in San Diego, May 21-24, 2020: