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MLA 2023: Histories of Childhood and Medicine

updated: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 11:57am
Mary Gryctko / Northeastern University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

This panel investigates the centrality of childhood to the rapidly changing medical and scientific landscape of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, an era that saw the development of Darwin’s theories of evolution, the rise of wide-spread support within the scientific community for eugenics, and the medicalization of birth, of neurodivergence, and of gender and sex. Papers will interrogate how various scientific/medical discourses used actual children as subjects, and how these discourses relied on the imagined figure of the child to bolster scientific claims around “naturalness,” plasticity, race, and gender, and to justify invasive medical practices performed on both children and adults.

Deadline Extended: E. E. Cummings Sessions at the American Literature Association’s 33rd Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, May 26-29, 2022

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 9:06pm
E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 28, 2022

The E. E. Cummings Society invites proposals for two panels at the American Literature Association conference, to be held at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago on May 26-29, 2022.

Panel 1: Cummings and Transcendence

In 1960, Norman Friedman declared that Cummings’ “philosophy of life” was “transcendental, romantic, prelapsarian, organicist, and individualistic. The same is publicly available in the writings of many others, such as Emerson, Whitman, Thoreau, and Emily Dickinson” (Art 66). We seek papers examining, critiquing, clarifying, or complicating these assertions through a close reading of any Cummings work(s).

Deadline Extended: Two Vonnegut Panels at ALA 2022 in Chicago

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 2:36pm
Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 28, 2022

American Literature Association Annual Conference

May 26-29, 2022

Chicago, IL

The Kurt Vonnegut Society will sponsor two panels at the upcoming ALA Conference:

Vonnegut on Film
Robert Weide’s documentary Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time was released in theaters
on November 19, 2021, following a Kickstarter campaign and much anticipation from
Vonnegut fans and scholars alike. Weide’s work is the first full-length documentary film
addressing the author’s life and works. This session invites responses to the
documentary and to “Vonnegut on Film” more broadly.

Final Reminder: First Book Institute Applications Due by 2/14 (Hard Deadline)

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 9:04am
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

Announcing

The 2022 First Book Institute

June 12-18, 2022

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University

Co-Directors

Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature

Call for Contributions to The James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal Special Issues: Celebrating the Two Hundredth Anniversaries of The Pioneers and The Pilot

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:52am
The James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

The James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal is the official publication of the James Fenimore Cooper Society. Published twice a year, it promotes the study of the life and works of James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851). The Cooper Society draws its membership from scholars and enthusiasts from about a dozen countries.

 

Thoreau and Frost - ALA Panels

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:52am
John J. Kucich / Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 23, 2022

Deadline Extended to January 23!

 

Thoreau  and Frost Societies: ALA Proposals 2022

 

The Robert Frost Society the Thoreau Society are pleased to sponsor these two joint sessions at the upcoming ALA Conference in Chicago, May 26-29, 2022. (https://americanliteratureassociation.org/).

  

Panel Session:

 

Call for Papers. -- Memory: The Captive and The Fugitive 2022, OCT 21-22 (Taipei GMT+08:00)

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:51am
TAIPEI TECH Virtual INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE CONFERENCE
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2022

The moments of the past do not remain still; they retain in our memory the motion which drew them towards the future, towards a future which has itself become the past, and draw us on in their train.” (Marcel Proust).

 

Welcome to the 2022 Taipei Tech Hybrid International Literature Conference. The conference is organized by the Department of English and will take place on Oct 21-22, 2022 (Taipei GMT+08:00). The conference will combine both physical and virtual modes. The theme of the 2022 Taipei Tech International Literature Conference is Memory. We would be honored to have you join us for a vibrant discussion on the immense possibilities of mnemonic imagination. 

 

 

 

Handbook of the Short Story

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:51am
Santiago Rodríguez Guerrero-Strachan
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

We are editing a Handbook of the Short Story in the World for Brill as part of the series Handbooks of Literary and Cultural Studies, and we are looking for chapters on some specific topics (see below). We are well aware that the chapters are broad in their scope. Some of these chapters should have a comparativist approach that covers several countries. For that reason, we are looking for potential contributors who have expertise in the field to write a synthetical approach to the topic while at the same time being analytical in the discussion of concrete short stories. Ideally a chapter should offer an overview of the topic, and then discuss three or four authors and/ or stories.  

Carson McCullers and Social Justice

updated: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 9:41am
American Literature Association/ Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The Carson McCullers Society ~ Call for Papers 

Carson McCullers and Social Justice

American Literature Association (ALA) Annual Conference / Chicago, IL, May 26-29, 2022

Call For Research Papers on World Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 10:45am
IMPRESSIONS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Call for Papers by 28 February, 2022 and 30 September 2022

Impressions

A Bi-Annual International Refereed e-Journal of English Studies

Research Papers on World Literatures

Cached in the Hills: Critical Essays on Ozarks Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 5:26pm
John J. Han / Missouri Baptist University Phillip Howerton / Missouri State University-West Plains
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Deadline for proposal submissions: May 1, 2022

Deadline for completed essays: November 1, 2022

Faulkner, Love, and Sex

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 2:00pm
The Faulkner Studies in the UK Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 25, 2022

The Sixth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium

Faulkner, Love, and Sex

 

May 28th and 29th, 2022, online via Zoom 

With keynote addresses by:

Professor Jaime Harker (author of The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, the Women in Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon [University of North Carolina Press, 2018] and co-editor of Faulkner and Print Culture [University Press of Mississippi, 2019]) and

Narrating Dreams: Solution and Dissolution

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:52am
The Wenshan Review (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

CFP: Narrating Dreams: Solution and Dissolution (Due 31 December 2022) 

(http://www.wreview.org/index.php/news/437-cfp-narrating-dreams-solution-...)

Co-Editors:

Juliet Flower MacCannell (University of California-Irvine, USA)

Claude Fretz (Sun Yat-sen University, China)

Rose Hsiu-li Juan (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan)

(Un)common Horrors

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:50am
[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar
www.sic-journal.org

 

Call for Papers
(Un)common Horrors

 

Call For Papers: Mel Brooks--Critical Essays

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:49am
Sue Matheson / University College of the North
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

I am currently soliciting abstracts of 250 words for essays to be included in a book which will examine the richness and relevance of Mel Brooks’ body of work, from its beginnings in stand-up comedy and improvisation, the broad farce and parody for which Brooks is so well known, his forays into drama and his success on Broadway. I welcome proposals that foreground Brooks’ significant contributions to American culture and comedy. Proposals may examine an individual or a number of Brooks’ works, Brooks’ work as a comedian or a dramatist, and Brooks as a writer, actor, director, or producer of television, film or on Broadway.

Joan Didion: Life and/with/through Words

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:47am
University of Bamberg
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Joan Didion: Life and/with/through Words

University of Bamberg 

April 29-30, 2022

Via Zoom

 

“Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.” Vanessa Redgrave speaks these lines on stage, in the monologue play The Year of Magical Thinking, impersonating Joan Didion and quoting from her 2005 memoir on which the play is based.

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:42am
Brigham Young University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition.

Submissions should be between 3000 and 6000 words (not including the bibliography). All submissions should be double-spaced, written in English, and formatted according to the most recent MLA guidelines. Submissions should be uploaded as MS Word files through our website and online submission system. (https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/criterion/)

DFW 2022 - David Foster Wallace - Austin, TX - June 2-4, 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:23am
International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 7, 2022

The International David Foster Wallace Society invites you to attend DFW 2022 in Austin, Texas. Special events at the Harry Ransom Center (home to Wallace’s archive), social events, and other presentations will be included, in addition to a wide variety of panels of Wallace criticism and commentary. 

Panels will be held at the University of Texas Glickman Conference Center. The keynote address by Pulitzer winner Jennifer Egan will be held at Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall on Thursday, June 2. The keynote, sponsored by the Harry Ransom Center, is free and open to the public.

Food and the American Dream

updated: 
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 2:55pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

CFP: Food and the American Dream

Proposals due February 28, 2022

 

Multitudes: Teaching Bob Dylan

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 2:33pm
Brady Harrison/University of Montana
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Call for Papers:

Multitudes:  Teaching Bob Dylan

 

I.  A Moment

 

Panel: In the shadow of Maurice Edgar and Gaston — Forgotten mediators and literary canon(s) in the 20th century

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 10:04am
53 ème Congrès de l’Association Française d’Études Américaines (AFEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 17, 2022

As illustrated even recently by the French magazine America, the « special » relation between France and US literature is long-standing. In the World Republic of Letters (2004 for the English translation), Pascale Casanova developed the idea of Paris as a “Greenwich meridian” of world literature while emphasizing the importance of “[t]he great, often polyglot, cosmopolitan figures of the world of letters [who] act in effect as foreign exchange brokers, responsible for exporting from one territory to another texts whose literary value they determine by virtue of this very activity” (21).

Black Feminist Thought: How and where is it now?

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 10:03am
MELUS-Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 11, 2022

With the 30-year anniversary publication of Patricia Hill Collins’ Black Feminist Thought, MELUS invites papers that consider historical and contemporary meanings of Black Feminist Thought in terms of ideological, cultural, and literary practice in multi-ethnic American texts. Submit titled proposals (250 words), a brief CV, and AV needs.

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