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Call for Undergrad Work on Disabilities/Abilities

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 3:16pm
Queen City Writers journal

Queen City Writers, a refereed journal of undergraduate writing and multimedia composing, seeks submissions that speak to issues of disabilities/abilities for an upcoming issue.
Possible questions and issues to consider include, but are not limited to:
• After 25 years, how has the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 impacted or changed the rhetoric of disability in American culture?
• How do disabilities interact with writing processes? How should or do writing classrooms and/or writing centers address disabilities in meaningful ways?
• In what ways does attention to disability benefit everyone, not just persons with disabilities?

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Youth" by 18 Oct 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 12:58pm
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies

When Theodore Roosevelt spoke of America as a "young giant of the West," a "nation glorious in youth and strength," at the Republican National Convention in 1900, he inserted himself into a long rhetorical tradition: Whether in promise or in criticism, identifying 'youth' with America and calling the US a nation that is yet to grow up constitutes a well-established trope in discussions of 'Americanness.' At the same time, adolescence and youth are core concepts at the heart of American literature and culture, and they are at the center of many contemporary debates.

Moms Reclaim Rhetoric: Call for Submissions for Site to Launch in December

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 12:16pm
Carolyn Buonomo

Submissions are invited for a site to launch in December that aims to reclaim the rhetoric used to shape the public's perception of pregnant teens and young mothers. While this site will serve as a resource and as a community for pregnant teens and young mothers, its audience is also the general public, as its primary purpose is to help change the detrimental ways in which these pregnant teens and young mothers are often perceived as a result of how they're portrayed by the popular media and in teen pregnancy prevention campaigns, like the one produced by the Candie's Foundation.

CFP: Computer Culture (SWPACA Conference, February 10-13, 2016)

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 10:18am
Natasha Chuk / SWPACA

37th Annual Conference
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
February 10-13, 2016
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM


Proposals for papers are now being accepted for the area of Computer Culture, as one of the many areas within the 37th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA). Please consider submitting.

[UPDATE] Southern Studies Conference 5-6 Feb. 2016

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 9:59am
Auburn University at Montgomery

Now in its eighth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 5-6 February 2016. Topics may include but are not limited to:


Friday, August 21, 2015 - 9:58am
American Studies Association of Texas

The 59th Annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held November 12th-14th, 2015 on the campus of Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. The Conference Committee is now accepting proposals for the upcoming meeting. The theme of the 2015 conference is: "Contextualizing Conflict, Culture, and Community." The following is a suggested, though not a comprehensive list of subject areas to consider:
Agriculture and Rural Studies Ingenuity and invention
Art (visual and performing) Journalism
Communication Studies Language and Literature
Creative Writing Penal Systems and Reform
Environment and Landscape Studies Political Science

Fictional Religions (ACLA 2015)

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 9:31am
American Comparative Literature Association

Fantasy, science fiction, horror, and even more mimetic fiction in various media such as texts and graphic novels have long permitted the sort of free experimentation often celebrated (or bemoaned) in the American religious environment, though constrained by genre conventions, social contexts, market forces, and other factors. Thus, especially the "estranged" genres of fiction (pace Suvin) permit not only the utopian depiction of traditional religions as they ought to be and the dystopian depiction of religions as they ought not to be, but also the representation of novel religious forms—a space in which new fictional religions may be invented.

CFP: Libraries, Archives, Museums, & Popular Culture Area, SWPACA 1 NOV 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 7:14pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

CFP: Libraries, Archives, Museums, & Popular Culture Area, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association


37th Annual Conference of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association, February 10-13, 2016, in Albuquerque, NM Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Connections: The Threads, Roots, and Pathways That Bind Us

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 5:49pm
New Voices Graduate Student Conference

The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2016 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 4-6, 2016, at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and a poster session.

"Love and its Opposites" in Post-Colonial Narratives, ACLA 2016, Abstracts Due 9/23/15

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 2:29pm
Kenneth Sammond, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Introducing a conversation between Salman Rushdie, Christopher Hitchens and Deepa Mehta, the American scholar Deepika Bahri recalled how Rushdie had written that "The opposite of hatred is love; the opposite of tyranny is love; the opposite of censorship is love; the opposite of evil is love; the opposite of politics is love; the opposite of war is love; the opposite of God is love." This conversation, titled, "The Only Subject is Love," emphasized the centrality of love as a theme in Rushdie's writing and in the creative process. This seminar will have us explore the role love plays in reacting and responding to its opposites in postcolonial literature.