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Jim Thompson and the American West: A Critical Collection

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:24pm
Meredith James
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

  Jim Thompson, a writer of hard-boiled crime fiction, was born in Anadarko, Indian Territory (Oklahoma), in 1906.  Thompson’s literary achievements were little-recognized during his lifetime; however, many of his works were re-discovered and re-published in the 1980s. His work is often lauded, noting his ability to understand the criminal mind.  His work is largely critiqued and categorized as only hard-boiled fiction, but his work defies such a simple genre classification.  Thompson combines the genres of crime fiction and Westerns and in doing so, his works read as critiques of American history and culture. Certainly much of Thompson’s work can be read as a critique of post-WWII America.  As David Cochrane points out Thompson’s works serve as “portrait

The Arab World as Ghurba: Citizenship, Identity and Belonging in Literature and Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:23pm
Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Arab World as Ghurba: Citizenship, Identity and Belonging in Literature and Popular Culture 21 June, 2019 at the University of Warwick Funded by the Humanities Research Centre and the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies Call for Papers / Deadline: 30 December 2018 Keynote Speaker: Dr Claire Beaugrand (University of Exeter) The Arabic word ghurba, which literally means estrangement or separation, is typically used to refer to the state of being a foreigner in a land away from home, hence evoking feelings of alienation, loneliness and a strong yearning for loved ones.

Society for Contemporary Literature Call for Panel Proposals: ALA 2019, Boston

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:23pm
Society for Contemporary Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Call for Panels

The Society for Contemporary Literature is sponsoring two panels at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association in Boston, May 23-26, 2019. We are looking for panel proposals that address themselves to topics in contemporary American literature (or about the last twenty-five years), and especially welcome submissions that address its full range and diversity. ALA welcomes both traditional and non-standard panel formats as well as roundtables, and so does SCL.

Edited Collection CFP: Teen Childbearing and Young Parenthood

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:06am
Rochelle Gregory
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Edited Collection CFP: Teen Childbearing and Young Parenthood: Rearing, Rhetoric, and Representation

Collection Editors
Rochelle Gregory, Ph.D.
North Central Texas College, Corinth, Texas

Ann-Marie Lopez, Ph.D.
McMurry University, Abilene, Texas

Ben Sword, Ph.D.
Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas

Marc Azard, Ph.D.
Collin College, McKinney, Texas

Washington Irving's Sketchbook at 200 (ALA 2019)

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:30am
Washington Irving Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

In honor of the 200th anniversary of The Sketch Book (1819-1820), which includes the legendary stories “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” the Washington Irving Society invites proposals for any topic related to The Sketch Book for the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, May 23-26, 2019. Please send an abstract of 250 words plus a brief bio to Dr. Sean Keck at skeck@radford.edu by January 15, 2019.

Can superheroines escape their gender ?

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:32am
Réjane Hamus-Vallée
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Call for Papers for n°10 Gender in series: http://genreenseries.weebly.com/

 

Can superheroines escape their gender ?

by Sophie Bonadé, doctoral student (UEVE/Saclay, SLAM) and Réjane Hamus-Vallée,
professor (UEVE/Saclay, Centre Pierre Naville)
"Jewel is a great superhero name! »
" Jewel is a stripper's name. »
dialogue in Jessica Jones

Deadline Extended CFP: Children’s/Young Adult Literature and Culture (SWPACA)

updated: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 9:12am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Call for Papers – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Children’s/Young Adult Literature and Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

EXTENDED Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2018

CFP: Esotericism & Occultism @ Southwest PCA EXTENSION!

updated: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 9:09am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Call for Papers – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Esotericism & Occultism

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018  November 15, 2018

 

Alfred Hitchcock - Call for Papers

updated: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 1:53pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Call for Papers – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018  November 15, 2018

 

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