category: twentieth century and beyond

[UPDATE - Deadline 01/09/2015] Reading Risk in Contemporary U.S. Fiction and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
A Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Colloquium, University of Birminham
contact email: 
riskinUSfiction@gmail.com

Five days after 9/11, Republican Party activist James Pinkerton proclaimed that ‘the World Trade Center has been destroyed, but this has also been a crushing defeat for irony, cynicism and hipness.

Forgotten Books and Cultural Memory, May 27–28 2016, Abstracts due February 1, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Taipei Tech Department of English (National Taipei University of Technology)
contact email: 
forgottenbookstaipei@gmail.com

Literary history is full of forgetting—both forced and natural. Manuscripts and books have been forgotten as a result of conquest, language changes, and politics.

[REMINDER] Use, Abuse, Abstinence: Reading Alcohol in Literature | NEMLA 2016, March 17-20 | Submission Deadline Sept. 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
odonnellb12@gmail.com

This panel calls for papers that stake a claim in the cultural significance of representing alcohol or alcohol consumption. How do these representations relate to alcoholism as a disease and the alcoholic as an identity category? Does the text evaluate alcohol abuse morally or politically? Do communities organized around alcohol consumption facilitate social movements based on class, race, sexuality, or gender?

CFP: Native American Literature (47th Annual CEA Conference, March 31-April 2, 2016, Denver, CO)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Carson / Bridgewater State University
contact email: 
bcarson@bridgew.edu

Call for Papers, CEA 2016

Conference Theme: creation

47th Annual Conference | March 31-April 2, 2016 | Denver, CO

Native American Literature Panel(s)

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

full name / name of organization: 
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
contact email: 
info@aspeers.com

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. From the 'American Dream,' a coming-of-age story of sorts, to debates about the education sector, from moral panics about 'juvenile delinquency' to stories about America's youngest entrepreneurs, and from Huckleberry Finn to the controversial No Child Left Behind Act, childhood and adolescence are focal lenses in thinking about 'America,' inviting at least two complementary perspectives: one in which youth is a trope frequently tied to 'America' and one in which youth is a concern with deep cultural resonance in American culture.

For its ninth issue, aspeers thus dedicates the topical section to "American Youth" and invites European graduate students to critically and analytically explore the particular relationship between notions of youth and American culture."

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

full name / name of organization: 
Natasha Chuk / SWPACA
contact email: 
nchuk@sva.edu

37th Annual Conference
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
COMPUTER CULTURE AREA
February 10-13, 2016
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM
www.southwestpca.org

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

full name / name of organization: 
Auburn University at Montgomery
contact email: 
jhavard@aum.edu

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.

CONTEXTUALIZING CONFLICT, CULTURE, AND COMMUNITY NOVEMBER 12-14 2015

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Texas
contact email: 
asat@shsu.edu

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.

Fictional Religions (ACLA 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
nfredrickson@umail.ucsb.edu

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

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

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
gsu.newvoices@gmail.com

The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2016 New Voices Conference.

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