"Cities and the Social Contract in Literature" – MMLA annual convention, Detroit, Nov. 13-16, 2014
NOLA Diaspora wants scholarly articles on New Orleans and Southern sin and/or decadence: crime and true crime, detective fiction, Mardi Gras and masking, Marie Laveau, and related topics.
Possible authors: Nevada Barr, James Lee Burke, Robert Olen Butler, Mary Jane Clark, Kate Chopin, Nicole Cooley, Moira Crone, Randy Fertel, Tim Gautreaux, Zachary Lazar, Laura Lippman, Bill Loehfelm, Walker Percy, Tom Piazzo, Anne Rice, Tennessee Williams, and Christine Wiltz
Possible topics: NOPD, Louisiana politics and politicians, Katrina survival stories, New Orleans Noir, post-Katrina life and rebuilding, Southern Gothic, Voodoo, Vampires, and Loup Garou and other mythical swamp beasts
The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), classical and modern Turkish literature, drama & theatre studies, and comparative literature (where the pieces bridge literature of a country with Turkish literature). To learn more about The Human and its principles, please visit this page:
NeoAmericanist, an online multi-disciplinary journal for the study of America, is issuing an extension on its CALL FOR PAPERS to interested Undergraduate and Graduate students. We are accepting any academic PAPERS as well as REVIEWS of books from Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level students on the topic of the United States of America.
This special session for MMLA 2014 (Detroit, Nov 13-16) seeks papers on the Renaissance formerly known as Harlem. Recent scholarly debates—including the recent special issue of Modernism/modernity on "The Harlem Renaissance and the New Modernist Studies" (20.3)—have suggested new terminology to define the New Negro movement in the United States during the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. From "New Negro" to "Black" Renaissance, these terms highlight alternative spheres of black cultural production. While it is necessary to move beyond the narrow geographic parameters of the "Harlem" Renaissance, it is also important to break open Harlem itself and to understand it as a globally inflected cityscape.
LEISURE PLEASURE & ENTERTAINMENT
45TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE EAST-CENTRAL AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES (EC/ASECS)
University of Delaware
November 6-8, 2014
We're gonna party like it's 1769! A culture of leisure, pleasure, and entertainment grew from infancy to maturity during the eighteenth century. The changing face of public places—theatres, pleasure gardens, taverns, coffeehouses and brothels—reflects the dynamic change underway in arts and culture. These developments can be seen on both sides of the Atlantic. Pleasure was also a mentality, something that people sought in their day-to-day lives.
CFP for Beyond Life: The Rise of Undead Culture
Please submit proposals on the undead and culture for the Beyond Life panel at the 2014 PAMLA Conference, held at the Riverside Convention Center, California, Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014.
The undead have forcefully risen in popular literature and media and targeted the pillars of society—identity, family, religion, and government. Normal life simultaneously loses and acquires value vis-à-vis threats from the undead. This session investigates the significance of the undead within culture, literature, and philosophy.
Proposal Deadline: May 15, 2014
This panel considers depictions of young women in mystery fiction written for the teen audience in the 20th Century. Characters such as Nancy Drew, Cherry Ames, Trixie Belden, and countless others provided role models for young readers, and this panel considers these figures in terms of the intersections between scholarship and fandom.
Transitions and Transgressions
A one-day postgraduate and early-career researcher conference
Department of English and Drama, Loughborough University
Thursday 11th September 2014
Keynote speaker: Dr Pam Thurschwell, University of Sussex
Conference: MSA 16, November 6-9, 2014. Pittsburgh, PA. Omni Hotel
Panel:"Marginal Masculinities: Queer, Black, Wayward."
Organizers: Greg Forter, Peter Nagy
We are open to a broad array of approaches to the topic of modernist masculinities. But, in particular, the panel seeks to focus on figures and texts that undermine the conceptions of male identity and desire that critics often claim modernism was committed to shoring up.
The deadline for panel proposal is May 9th. If you are interested, please send a brief paper description and CV to Peter Nagy, firstname.lastname@example.org, as soon as possible.
One day Workshop: Demons in the Body
Monday 28th July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Studies in the Novel is inviting papers for possible inclusion in a special issue on the graphic novel to be guest edited by Stephen E. Tabachnick, Professor of English at the University of Memphis, author of The Quest for Jewish Belief and Identity in the Graphic Novel (2014), and editor of Teaching the Graphic Novel (2009). Essays on any aspect of the graphic novel are welcome, ranging from close readings of individual works or the analysis of the oeuvre of a given writer/artist, to broader topics, such as consideration of the influence of a national tradition, a study of formal elements in several works, graphic novel adaptations, new methods of graphic novel analysis, or the teaching of graphic novels.
Call for Papers:
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
JW Marriott Indianapolis
EXTENDED DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2014
Topics can explore any facet of urban studies. Papers can take ecocritical approaches and focus on depictions of urban landscapes throughout pop culture. Papers can explore manifestations of cultural identity through urban studies or anything else that you feel is a further exploration or discussion related to the field of urban studies.
Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Urban Studies to the Urban Studies area,
Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures (PAMLA 2014 - Oct. 31-Nov. 2)
2014 Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 31 - November 2, 2014
Deadline: May 15, 2014
Through a geocritical focus, the goal of this panel is to explore the significance of spatial identity. Building on the "Familiar Spirits" theme of the conference, this panel will focus on the spirit and identity of an area and its people. Topics can vary from an ecocritical approach to a tribal community's relationship with the spirit of land, to the spatial identity of post 9/11 urban landscapes, or anywhere in between.
"Global Diasporas." A Special Session for PAMLA Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014
This special session has been approved for the 2014 Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) Conference in Riverside, California from October 31 to November 2, 2014.
We are interested in papers looking at literary texts and cultural productions that examine the relations between diasporas and their homelands and hostlands. Although the theme of the conference is "Familiar Spirits," we welcome papers on literary and cultural representations of diaspora, migration, and globalization that are not linked to this particular theme.