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On the Edge: Essays on the Representations and Images of Frontiers and Borders in Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 6:48pm
K. Nowak-McNeice, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

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.

The Scene of the Crime: Place and Meaning in Contemporary Detective Fiction

updated: 
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 2:23pm
Kathryn Hendrickson / Marquette University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

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].

 

Affect in American Literature (NeMLA Boston 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 9:45am
Thomas Conners, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel sets out to discuss the ways in which affects, emotions, and sensations shape, take shape in, and are shaped by American literatures.

HIV/AIDS in the 21st Century: Memorialisation, Representation and Temporality

updated: 
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 12:26pm
University of Manchester, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

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.

CFP: "In a Speculative Light: The Arts of James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney"

updated: 
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 9:06pm
Symposium hosted by The University of Tennessee Humanities Center
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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

Confirmed Keynote:

Frederick Moten,

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

'How Many More?' Literary Responses to 1970 (at 50)

updated: 
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 9:23am
Northeast Modern Language Association/ Michael Antonucci
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

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.

Social Media and the (Dis)connected Subject (NeMLA 2020, Boston)

updated: 
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 9:34am
Social Media and the (Dis)connected Subject / NeMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

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.”

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