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[UPDATE] American Indian Quarterly--books reviewers

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 12:13pm
American Indian Quarterly

American Indian Quarterly (AIQ) is looking for established and new scholars of Native American studies who would like to write book reviews for AIQ. In order to be considered for selection as a reviewer, please contact our book review editor with a set of research goals/interests and short CV/Resume at
AIQ is a peer reviewed, refereed journal that specializes in a wide range of issues pertaining to Native American issues and literature, politics, environmental justice, multimedia, screen studies, and the like. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 7:41pm
Department of English at the University of Chicago

Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders
Annual Graduate Conference of the Department of English at the University of Chicago, November 20-21, 2014

Keynote Speaker: Claudia Rankine, Henry G. Lee Professor of English, Pomona College
With a public discussion conducted by Lauren Berlant, George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor of English, University of Chicago

Proposal submission deadline: July 25th, 2014

the quint: call for papers DEADLINE: 08/15/14

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 4:12pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

the quint's twenty fourth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books, music, and films. The deadline for this call is 15th August 2014—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

quint guidelines

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

BOOK CHAPTERS on Maya Angelou (Abstracts due NOVEMBER 30, 2014)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 7:04pm
Kendra N. Bryant, Florida A&M University

In light of Maya Angelou's most recent passing, I am inviting chapter essays that provide 21st century criticisms of Angelou's autobiographies, creative non-fiction, and poetry—preferably beyond I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, "Phenomenal Woman," and "Still I Rise." While there are some criticisms of Angelou's work (Myra K. McMurry, 1976; Carol E. Neubauer, 1983; Francoise Lionnet, 1989; Mary J. Lupton, 1990; Harold Bloom, 1995; Pierre Walker, 1995; Joanne Braxton, 1999) they precede the 21st century. Others (Terrasita A. Cuffie, 1999; Judith E. Harper, 1999; Patricia Kite, 1999; Pamela Loos, 1999; Corrine J. Naden, 2005; Vicki Cox & Miles Shapiro, 2006) are basically biographies; and many of them are for juvenile readers.

American Prose Poetry: A conference in honor of Mary Caponegro

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:45am
University of Udine, Italy

Please submit 300-word abstract for twenty-minute arguments. Send your proposals to by Sept. 30, 2014

Keynote Speakers:
Olivier Brossard, Prof. American Literature and Translation (Univ. of Paris Créteil)
Mary Ann Caws, Distinguished Prof. of French, English, American and Comp. Lit. (Graduate Ctr. CUNY)
Michel Delville, Prof. of American and Comp. Lit. (Univ. of Liège)

Keynote Reader:
Mary Caponegro, Richard B. Fisher Family Prof. of Writing and Literature (Bard College)

Acta Iassyensia Comparationis No. 15 (1/2015): EROI ŞI ANTIEROI / HEROES AND ANTIHEROES / HÉROS ET ANTIHÉROS

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 7:34am
Acta Iassyensia Comparationis, Department of Comparative Literature of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania

The Editorial Board of Acta Iassyensia Comparationis, a thematic, interdisciplinary biannual e-journal published by the Department of Comparative Literature of the "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, invites you to publish in AIC 15 (1/2015), devoted to the EROI ŞI ANTIEROI / HEROES AND ANTIHEROES / HÉROS ET ANTIHÉROS theme.
The deadline for the submission of scholarly articles and book reviews is November 24, 2014.
The final decision of the AIC Editorial Board will be passed on before January 12, 2015.
The e-publication of the AIC 14-th issue is planned for February 28, 2015.

[UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE] American Studies Association of Texas Conference date Nov. 13-15, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 6:53pm
American Studies Association of Texas

American Studies Association of Texas
58th Annual Conference
Call for Papers


Join us November 13-15, 2014, at Sam Houston State University in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas, as we celebrate multi-disciplinary interpretations and iterations of American Studies.

Intertexts and Intersections: Charting Anne Carson's Work (NeMLA, April 30-May 3, 2015, Toronto)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 9:13am
Sarah Jensen / NeMLA 2015

What does it mean to produce writing that is 'arguably not poetry,' but to be one of Canada's preeminent poets? Can we situate Carson, who actively resists stable notions of place, space, and temporality, in a contemporary Canadian context? Even more, her work often thematizes dislocation and eruption in imaginative and interdisciplinary ways. In order to understand one of Canada's most important literary voices, we aim to examine the connections and disconnections Carson makes visible in her prolific and ever-growing body of work. This roundtable will consider papers that address Carson's work, especially in light of Red Doc> (2013).

Postgraduate English - Extended Deadline 15 September 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 4:15am
Durham University

Call for Papers:

POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH (ISSN 1756-9761), Durham University's Online Literature Journal: a peer-reviewed Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.

Postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5-7,000 words for Issue 29 of Postgraduate English. Contributors are not confined to a particular theme, the better to reflect a diversity of interests. Papers, in MLA style, should be received no later than Monday 15 September 2014.

Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | Culture

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 2:56am
University of Alberta and MacEwan University

How have new technologies transformed literary and cultural histories? How do they enable critical practices of scholars working in and outside of digital humanities? Have decades of digital studies enhanced, altered, or muted the project to recover and represent more diverse histories of writers, thinkers, and artists positioned differently by gender, race, ethnicity, sexualities, social class and/or global location?