Formerly known as the "Edith Wharton Essay Prize," this award, instituted in the fall of 2005, recognizes the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar: advanced graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure-track or full-time appointment for more than four years. The winning and second-place essays will be submitted for review and possible publication to the Editorial Board of The Edith Wharton Review, a peer-reviewed journal indexed in the MLA Bibliography and soon to be published by Penn State University Press. The author of the prize-winning essay will receive an award of $250.
The Edith Wharton Society invites papers addressing Wharton's relationship to the fin de siècle. Presentations might address Wharton's engagements with decadence, aestheticism, realism and/or naturalism, the bachelor dandy, the femme fatale, the New Woman, degeneration, vampirism, hysteria, art nouveau, other fin-de-siècle writers, and so on. Please send 250-word abstracts and brief bio to Emily Orlando at firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 March 2015. At the time of the conference, all panelists must be members of the Edith Wharton Society.
The SAMLA Poets panel welcomes creative work. Poets are invited to send work related to this year's theme, "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts" For this year's Poet's Panel, we will focus on ekphrastic poetry, in keeping with the theme. Please send your best poems about other arts. Consider your Grecian urns, your last duchesses, your torsos of Apollo. Poets should send a brief publication and professional CV along with his/her writing sample for consideration as a participant for "SAMLA Poets on Ekphrasis." This sample should include no more than 10 pages/ seven poems. The panel will consist chiefly of poets reading or presenting original, new work with time for a brief question and answer period.
This panel seeks papers about the diverse manifestations of democracy and patriotism in American fiction. Open to a wide range of areas, periods, and approaches within this broad topic. Submissions might address (but certainly are not limited to):
CFP: "H.D. and Feminist Poetics"
September 17-19, 2015
To commemorate the sesquicentennial anniversary of Lehigh University, the Department of English will host a conference that celebrates the life, works, and legacies of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania's own Hilda Doolittle. We invite proposals for individual papers or panels that explore a wide range of approaches to the conference's theme, "H.D. and Feminist Poetics." In addition to proposals that examine the emergence, evolution, and nature of a feminist poetics in H.D.'s works, we also welcome papers or panels that address feminist poetics more broadly, whether by focusing on the poetry of H.D.'s contemporaries or by considering the legacies of H.D.'s feminist and poetic influence.
The Lesbian Caucus of the National Women's Studies Association invites submissions for a sponsored session on "The Revolutionary Lesbians of the 1970s," to be held at the annual conference in Milwaukee, WI on November 12-15, 2015.
Panel Title: The Revolutionary Lesbian 1970s
Conference Sub-Theme: Precarity, Distortion/Dispossession
The Trans/Gender-Variant Caucus of the National Women Studies Association invites submissions for a special sponsored session on the life and legacy of Leslie Feinberg, to be held at the national conference in Milwaukee, WI, November 12-15, 2015.
Anglo-American neo-liberalism is a double-edged sword that at once consolidates and weakens the long-term Western dominance. On the one hand, global capitalism establishes new parameters for modernization and its universalized logic, as Fredric Jameson has argued, effectively penetrates "all these excluded or neglected, 'undeveloped' vacant lots" on the planet. The irrevocable subjection of Third World countries to the global economic system, in other words, testifies to the soft yet indomitable power of Western dominance, which is continuing under new guises in the wake of the Cold War.
Call for Papers Issue 20: After the Good Life
Society for the Stuidy of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Triennial Conference
November 4-8, 2015
Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA
Panel on: "Arab American Women: Representation, Reception and Subjectivity in Contemporary American Literature by Women"
This panel welcomes papers that examine how Arab American women are represented in women's writing and in particular how Arab American women authors subvert, negotiate or overturn ethnic and gender stereotypes.
Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention
2016 7–10 January, Austin
CFP for a special panel:
*Russia and the Middle East in the Premodern Period*
Description: The panel examines cultural interaction between pre-modern Russia and the Middle East in the areas of travel/pilgrimage; diplomatic and religious missions; trade; knowledge exchange (incl. book translations). Papers on Arabic sources are especially welcome.
Please submit your 25-35- word proposal by March 9, 2015 to: Kudsieh - at - gmail.com (please remove spaces and underscores from e-mail address).
Please remember to include your name, affiliation, e-mail, and A/V requirements.
The Edwidge Danticat Society invites papers for its inaugural panel at the 29th Annual MELUS Conference. In keeping with the theme of this year's conference, "Arrivals and Departures in U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literatures" we welcome papers that analyze Edwidge Danticat's work (activist, fiction, film, non-fiction) in relationship to immigration arrivals and departures, including presentations that seek to address, but are not limited to: citizenship rulings, detention, mobility, and transportation. The Edwidge Danticat Society invites proposals for 15 -minute presentations, possible topics include:
MLA special session invites papers exploring the influence of Cervantes on early modern English drama. How did English playwrights in the seventeenth century translate, adapt, rewrite, and transport Cervantes onto the London stage? Papers that investigate theatrical adaptations of Cervantes's work beyond Don Quijote are especially welcome, as are papers that redefine and/or broaden our understanding of "translation." This session will consider questions such as: what do English translations or adaptations of Cervantes reveal about Anglo-Spanish relations during the period, about cross-cultural textual exchange, and about the political and ideological uses of translation?
Upcoming NEH Summer Institute "Black Poetry after the Black Arts Movement" to be held July 19-August 1, 2015 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. Application deadline is March 2, 2015.
Check out www.blackpoetry.ku.edu to learn more about this exciting two-week opportunity for twenty-five college and university teachers (including at least three advanced graduate students), filled with innovative scholarship, rich dialog, and fertile opportunities for advancing research.
The stipend for this Institute will be $2,100 for each NEH Summer Scholar to help cover travel, housing and food.
The application deadline is March 2, 2015.