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Photo-Texts and the Mapping of American Lives — ALA 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:27pm
Sophia Bamert
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

Photo-Texts and the Mapping of American Lives

Panel CFP for American Literature Association, San Diego, May 21-24, 2020

From How the Other Half Lives to Humans of New York, American authors have long interwoven photos and writing to theorize and map the modern United States and the people who inhabit it. Scholars such as Sara Blair have analyzed how place-based photo-texts produce “emergent iconograph[ies] of modern experience” (How the Other Half Looks), while others, like Jeff Allred and Joseph Entin, have suggested how modernist photo-texts offer new ways of conceptualizing crossovers between realism and modernism, the political meanings and effects of documentary, and the ethics of the gaze. 

Jack London Society Panels at the American Literature Association 31st Annual Conference May 21-24, 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:49pm
The Jack London Society and the American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Paper submissions are invited for the Jack London Society panels at the American Literature Association 31th Annual Conference, May 21-24, 2020, Manchester Grand Hyatt, One Market Place, San Diego, CA. Papers may address any aspect of Jack London studies. Send a 250-word abstract for a twenty-minute presentation to Kenneth Brandt at kbrandt@scad.edu by January 25, 2020. Include a brief biographical sketch and any AV equipment needs. We also welcomeproposals for innovative formats including roundtable discussion groups and panels featuring more speakers and briefer papers.

 

Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:06pm
Rebecca Harding Davis Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

The Rebecca Harding Davis Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the next meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 21-24, 2020 in San Diego, CA.

 

New Directions in Davis Scholarship (2 panels)

We are interested in proposals that engage in any aspect of Davis’s work. We particularly encourage proposals that address some of Davis’s lesser known works, and we also welcome new readings of the canonical “Life in the Iron-Mills.”

 

 

Please send a 200-250 word abstract to Aaron Rovan (ajrovan@mix.wvu.edu) by January 17, 2020.

 

 

 

Masculinities in TRANSition

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:49pm
American Men's Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

AMSA 2020:“Masculinities in Transition”

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado

The University of Northern Colorado recognizes that UNC occupies the land of the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapaho peoples. Further, we acknowledge that 48 tribes have historic ties to the space that now claims the state of Colorado.

DATES: March 19-22, 2020

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: DEC 1st, 2019

The 2020 Sam Femiano Lecture in Men’s Studies to be given by Dr. Miriam Abelson

A Century of Broadcasting: Preservation and Renewal (RPTF Conference)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:52pm
Radio Preservation Task Force (RPTF) of the Library of Congress
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

A Century of Broadcasting: Preservation and Renewal

Conference Dates: Oct 22-24, 2020

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Proposal Deadline: Dec. 1, 2019

Call for Papers

The Radio Preservation Task Force (RPTF) of the Library of Congress invites applications for papers, panels, moderated discussions and workshops for a conference marking the centenary of broadcasting in the United States.

Religion and Utopia in American Literature - ALA 2020

updated: 
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:54am
American Religion and Literature Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

American Literature Association
San Diego, CA May 21-24

Religion and Utopia in American Literature

Recent scholarship excavates the politics of religions in American literature but has largely left untreated the utopian quality of religion. In many literary texts, religion provides bases for imagining new social relations. Reading religion as utopian invites us to look anew at the multivalent relations between religion and politics in American literature.

4th Biennial John Dos Passos Society Conference: October 8-10, 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 11:43am
John Dos Passos Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

The John Dos Passos Society invites papers for its Fourth Biennial Conference, to be held October 8-10 at the Instituto Cervantes in New York City. The setting and venue are eminently appropriate, combining as they do two of the most important places in Dos Passos’s personal and artistic life: Spain and New York City.

Change in Motion: Environment, Migration, and Mobilities

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:28pm
University of California, Berkeley, GHI Pacific Regional Office, Zolberg Institute on Mobility and Migration
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Academics, journalists, NGOs, and institutions of global governance increasingly speak of ‘environmental migrants’ and ‘climate refugees.’ But what separates an environmental migrant or climate refugee from another migrant, refugee, or asylum-seeker? If the focus is on the prefix, our primary legal framework for making sense of cross-border migration—the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention and 1967 Protocol—does not acknowledge the effects of climate change as a legitimate ground for refugee status.

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