Colloqiuium in American Literature and Culture -- due 9/16/11

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Colloquium in American Literature and Culture

New York University


The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture (CALC) at New York University is pleased to announce a call for papers for our Fall 2011 events. CALC is an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of new Americanist scholarship by both junior and senior researchers. In the upcoming semester, we will focus specifically on questions of American book history, aiming to provide a forum for those researching topics like material texts, print culture, and reading practices in an American context, and we encourage paper proposals by graduate students and faculty that focus on any subject relevant to these fields.

A typical CALC event features two presentations of 20-25 minutes, followed by audience questions and discussion. Sessions are open to the public, and we invite the attendance of all faculty and graduate students, regardless of specialty. For more information, please visit our website at:

To submit your work for consideration, please email an abstract of your project to Annie Abrams and Blevin Shelnutt at by Friday, September 16th. CALC also encourages, but does not require, submitters to include a CV with the abstract.