We are looking for contributors to our edited volume, tentatively titled On the Edge: Essays on the Representations and Images of Frontiers and Borders in Literature. We would like to invite submissions considering the keywords of “frontier” and “border” in a literary context, and we are particularly interested in proposals that would give a new, unexpected meaning to these words. The frontier emerged as an important critical concept for an understanding of American history over a hundred years ago, and its status has changed from a celebrated catchphrase to explain away the perplexities of American identity, through an F-word not tolerated in the progressive circles, leading finally to a rehabilitated, more inclusive use.
twentieth century and beyond
CFP: Unrealized Futures: Post-Socialist Memory in German-language Literature
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention
Panel: Mythology from Modernity to the Post-Modern: Regional and Global Perspectives
Please find below the information on this session for NeMLA’s 51st Annual Convention — to be held in Boston, MA on March 5-8, 2020 — 300 word abstracts and brief bios may be submitted by September 30, 2019 by the provided link. Please send any questions to Kathryn Hendrickson [Kathryn.Hendrickson@Marquette.edu].
This panel sets out to discuss the ways in which affects, emotions, and sensations shape, take shape in, and are shaped by American literatures.
Call for Papers: HIV/AIDS in the 21st Century
HIV/AIDS in the 21st Century: Memorialisation, Representation and Temporality
16-17 January, 2020
University of Manchester, UK
Deadline for submissions: Monday, 30 September 2019
As we approach the third decade of the current century and the initial years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic become more deeply confined to the annals of history, scholarly and artistic interest in the virus appears to be thriving.
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: CALL FOR PAPERS
"In a Speculative Light: The Arts of James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney"
Date of symposium: February 19-21, 2020
Deadline for Proposals: October 1, 2019
Professor of Performance Studies, NYU Tisch School of the Arts & Professor, The European Graduate School
Plenary Speakers to Date:
Stephen M. Best, University of California, Berkeley
Edited volume--#MeToo and Literary Studies: Reading, Writing, and Teaching about Sexual Assault and Rape Culture
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Editors: Professors Heather Hewett and Mary Holland, SUNY New Paltz
Deadline to submit abstracts: October 1
Nixon’s Secret War in Cambodia, Kent State, the New Haven Nine trial, and the first Earth Day punctuate the seizure of the Mayflower II by members the American Indian Movement at Plymouth, Massachusetts and the extraterrestrial drama of Apollo 13. 1970 reflects a collision of SPACES, and Places. At the same time the year also witnessed the publication of Toni Morrison’s Bluest Eye, Kate Millett’s Sexual Politics, Joan Didion’s Play it Where it Lays, as well as poetry by Michael S.
In a recent investigation replicating findings in many Western nations, Canada’s Globe and Mail analyzed a trove of social media messages to reveal “a movement, energized by the rise of white ethnonationalism in the United States, that aims to upend a decades-old multicultural consensus in this country.”