The American Literature Society solicits contributors to a panel at MLA 2018 titled “Paranoid Reading in the Age of Trump.”
CALL FOR PAPERS, MLA 2018
The American Literature Society and the American Theatre and Drama Society invite individual proposals for a co-sponsored panel on the theme of “Theatrical Collaboration” at the 2018 MLA convention in New York City (Jan 4-7, 2018).
This panel takes its title from Marianne DeKoven’s introduction to Modern Fiction Studies’ special issue on Gertrude Stein, and seeks new perspectives on Stein’s work, life and celebrity. “Cases no longer need to be made for Stein’s importance,” DeKoven observed in 1996; “she has become a figure of limitless capaciousness and magnitude, a site of potentiality.” Two decades later, how is Stein’s critical legacy being transformed? How does her work speak to trends in different fields; and how does new work in those fields in turn reinvigorate readings of Stein?
Please send 300 word abstracts and a brief bio to Madison Priest, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society invites paper proposals for a panel on “Hawthorne and Things” at the 2018 MLA.
We welcome proposals that consider “things” in any facet of Hawthorne’s work.
In her poem, "The Lost Land," Eavan Boland declares that
. . . memory itself
has become an emigrant
wandering in a place
where love dissembles itself as landscape.
From Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels to Colm Toibin's Brooklyn, Irish literature has always been especially concerned with travel, migration, and the fluidity of national boundaries. This panel seeks papers that examine migration, immigration, diaspora, and displacement in Irish texts.
Call for Papers
Excavating Media: Devices, Processes, Apparatuses
An Interdisciplinary Conference
Venue: University of Cambridge
Dates: 30th June – 1st July 2017
A one-day colloquium at the University of East Anglia, U.K.
Hosted by the School of Art, Media, and American Studies.
Saturday 5th August 2017
Keynote speaker: Sam McBean (Queen Mary, University of London)
In The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Culture (Oxford UP, 2016), Jeffery Einboden writes that his "excavat[ion]" of "Arabic and Persion precedents that shaped U.S. authorial lives and letters" rests on the ongoing "remappings of U.S. literary origins" which have redefinined the ways we think about authorship, nation-states, and literary texts in the wake of the transnational turn.
“Which Side are you on?”: Literature and Activism in America After 1870
MMLA “Art and Activism”
Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati, Ohio. November 9-12, 2017
In recognition of this year’s theme: “Artists and Activists,” the American Literature II permanent section (1870-present) welcomes papers that address the connections, contradictions, and tensions between literary production and political activism in America from 1865 to the present.
Possible topics for discussion include: