category: american

Teaching American Literature With Digital Texts

full name / name of organization: 
John Casey
contact email: 
jcasey3@uic.edu

Digital Humanities (DH) is often understood in grand terms as a project to build and maintain electronic archives or software capable of the “distant reading” (called for by Franco Moretti) of vas

Call for Panels and Creative Work-Southern Writers Symposium--October 23-24, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Writers Symposium at Methodist University
contact email: 
bjernigan@methodist.edu

Our focus is on the South, but for the 2015 Symposium, we are particularly interested in the intersection of art, particularly photography, and creative writing.

Representing Disability In American Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
John Casey
contact email: 
jcasey3@uic.edu

Disability Studies provides a shining example of how interdisciplinary scholarship at its best might operate. Yet within literary studies this mode of analysis still struggles to gain pride of place.

Immigrant Narratives and U.S. Racial Identities, NeMLA 2016, Hartford, CT

full name / name of organization: 
Hardeep Sidhu / University of Rochester
contact email: 
hsidhu@ur.rochester.edu

America’s unique—and largely implicit—system of racial identification is one of many complex institutions that newly arrived immigrants must navigate. Recent literature about immigration (e.g., Adichie, Americanah [2013], Sharma, Family Life [2014]) highlights this steep learning curve alongside more overt challenges like language and customs. Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words about narratives from any period in which immigrants negotiate racial categories in the United States.

Detectives and Detection in Post-9/11 Film and Television (NeMLA, March 17-20, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
Mafi@Becker.Edu

The unique nature of 9/11’s real and imagined threats, of both domestic “sleeper cells” and foreign terror, recall the Cold War’s dangers but without the placating certainty of an identifiable

The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Wyndham Lewis Society
contact email: 
nathan.waddell@nottingham.ac.uk

'The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies' (JWLS; http://www.wyndhamlewis.org/jwls) is the pre-eminent scholarly journal dedicated to the life, paintings, and writings of Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957).

Final CFP: 37th International American Studies Conference

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Turkey
contact email: 
info@asat-jast.org

American Studies Association of Turkey
37th International American Studies Conference

Transnational American Studies

November 25–27, 2015

Akdeniz University
Faculty of Letters

Submission Call : The Sunflower Collective

full name / name of organization: 
The Sunflower Collective
contact email: 
thesunflowercollectiveindia@gmail.com

The Sunflower Collective is looking for submissions. We celebrate the personal and the political - which we believe to be one and the same thing - in art.

Call for Essay Proposal for Volume on Teaching Young Adult Literature (1 November 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Publications
contact email: 
kscoat2@ilstu.edu

Proposals are invited for a volume entitled Teaching Young Adult Literature to be edited by Karen Coats, Mike Cadden, and Roberta Seelinger Trites.

[UPDATE] The Unsettling Politics of Nineteenth-Century Print

full name / name of organization: 
Johanna Seibert, Mainz University and Melike Sayoglu, Meliksah University
contact email: 
jseibert@clarku.edu

While earlier centuries had witnessed the global spread of print, the nineteenth century contributed a new major chapter to the history of print in the Atlantic world, a chapter full of unsettlin

Call for Paper - Global Journal of English Language and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Global Journal of English Language and Literature
contact email: 
globaljournalell@gmail.com

Papers are invited for the Volume 3, Issue 2 of the Global Journal of English Language and Literature (ISSN 2320-4397) to be published in August 2015. The forthcoming issue will be an Open Issue.

SCMS 2016 - Hollywood Dreams and Publicity Machines

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Labuza, University of Southern California
contact email: 
labuza@usc.edu

Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference
Hilton Atlanta, March 30 - April 3, 2016

Eleventh Native America Symposium, November 5-6, Durant, Oklahoma, Keynote Speaker Richard Green

full name / name of organization: 
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
contact email: 
mspencer@se.edu

Disability in the Visual Sphere--abstract due 9/30/15, conference 3/17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
natalie.prizel@yale.edu

This panel seeks to explore the category of disability as something that is perceived and performed in the visual sphere.

Edited Collection on the Afterlife in the African Diaspora--Abstracts Due 12/15/15; Complete Essays Due 7/1/16

full name / name of organization: 
Mae G. Henderson and Gene Melton
contact email: 
hendersm@email.unc.edu AND hgmelton@ncsu.edu

We are seeking abstracts (300 words) for essays (7500-8500 words, excluding notes) on the topic of the “Afterlife in the African Diaspora” for an edited collection on this important and underexplo

UPDATE: Extended Deadline: Monstrous Messengers 17 Aug. 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Leslie Ormandy
contact email: 
monstrousmessengers@gmail.com

For this collection, three more papers from any discipline are welcome; however, advantaged are those focusing on a gendered or religious moral message.

Local and Global Transgressions in Art and Literature, NeMLA, 2016, Hartford CT

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel M. Scott III and Irma Maini/ USACLALS
contact email: 
dscott@ric.edu and imaini@njcu.edu

United States Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (USACLALS) panel on Local and Global Transgressions invites papers that address transgression in literature and art as well a

[UPDATE] 100 Years of D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance

full name / name of organization: 
Bill Scalia / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bscalia@stmarys.edu

100 Years of D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance

No Way Forward? – Nonlinear Temporalities and 20th-Century Culture

full name / name of organization: 
A roundtable at NeMLA / March 17-20, 2016 / Hartford, CT / Sara Marcus (Princeton University), Ezra Feldman (Cornell University)
contact email: 
srmarcus@princeton.edu, edf25@cornell.edu.

The long twentieth century offers multiple examples of dramatic progress brought to a halt or even seemingly thrown into reverse: Freud writes about the first World War as foreclosing faith in human progress; the late ’60s and early ’70s brought complications to the Civil Rights movement and student movements; and the destruction of the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001 undermined the narrative of American capitalist triumph that had held sway since the end of the Cold War.

"Metaphors of Detection" Roundtable; NeMLA 2016 (Abstract Submission Deadline: Sept. 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
cfeilla@gmail.com

Metaphors make the detective.

CFP Extended Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Semper - Seminario Permanente di Poesia di Trento
contact email: 
brevitas.trento@gmail.com

Comunichiamo che il comitato direttivo di SEMPER - Seminario permanente di poesia diretto da Pietro Taravacci e Francesco Zambon ha stabilito di prorogare di dieci giorni la deadline per l’invio di

Diagnosis Literature: Medical Narratives of the Nineteenth Century--NEMLA 2016 Hartford

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Caleb/Misericordia University
contact email: 
acaleb@misericordia.edu

This panel seeks to explore how medical narrative was used in nineteenth-century fiction and medical texts as a counterargument to the medical gaze, thereby rewriting the medical history of the period

Dialectical Thinking in the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA
contact email: 
kcavende@brandeis.edu

This seminar will explore the uses and limits of dialectical thinking as a critical tool for contemporary humanistic inquiry.

One Hundred Years of Susan Glaspell's "Trifles" - NeMLA 2016 (Deadline, Sept. 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association - Hartford, CT - March 17-20, 2015
contact email: 
Randy Laist - rlaist@goodwin.edu

Susan Glaspell’s one-act play, "Trifles," premiered in Provincetown in 1916, during an era of historic upheaval in American gender relations.

Queer Intimacies, Queer Spaces, & Scales of Desire

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA 2016
contact email: 
frobles@princeton.edu // brandon.menke@yale.edu

Queer Intimacies, Queer Spaces, & Scales of Desire

Showrunners in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies for Composition & Literature Courses

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Lindsay.Bryde@gmail.com

Showrunners in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies for Composition & Literature Courses

The Rise and Development of Dystopia in YA Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Lindsay.Bryde@gmail.com

The Rise and Development of Dystopia in YA Literature

Empathy in Crisis: Considering 20th- and 21st-century Literature | NeMLA 2016 | Hartford, CT

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
annav13@yorku.ca

This panel seeks papers that confront the multifarious nature of empathy, as both connection and appropriation, in literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Concentrate! A Symposium on Attention and Distraction in Medicine and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck, University of London
contact email: 
sophie.jones@bbk.ac.uk

Concentrate! A Symposium on Attention and Distraction in Medicine and Culture
30th October 2015
Birkbeck, University of London

NeMLA 2016: "Food and Feast in Post-Medieval Outlaw Literature"

full name / name of organization: 
Alexander L. Kaufman
contact email: 
akaufman@aum.edu

This session will present new work from scholars in an emerging line of inquiry: post-medieval outlaw narratives and the textual and cultural relevance of feasting and eating.

The Archive and African American Literature in the 21st Century

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association - Hartford CT, March 17-20, 1016
contact email: 
mbarwick@indiana.edu

In an age when technology and digitalization continue to redefine how we think about and explore African American literature, this panel invites considerations of the critical yet ever-evolving relati

Use, Abuse, Abstinence: Reading Alcohol in Literature | NEMLA 2016, March 17-20 | Submission Deadline Sept. 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
odonnellb12@gmail.com

This panel calls for papers that stake a claim in the cultural significance of representing alcohol or alcohol consumption. How do these representations relate to alcoholism as a disease and the alcoholic as an identity category? Does the text evaluate alcohol abuse morally or politically? Do communities organized around alcohol consumption facilitate social movements based on class, race, sexuality, or gender?

[UPDATE] THE LAND HAS A STORY

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania College English Association
contact email: 
penncea@gmail.com

CALL for PROPOSALS

The Land Has a Story

Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) 2015 Conference
October 1-3, 2015
Hilton Scranton and Conference Center

Papers and Panels: Sports and Violence Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Ashland Center for Nonviolence
contact email: 
acn@ashland.edu

Interdisciplinary Conference on Sports and Violence, March 19, 2016, Proposals due by October 31, 2015

(Post?) Modernist Hitchcock --NEMLA Convention March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Schopp/ Northeast Modern Language Association 2016 Conference
contact email: 
Andrew.Schopp@ncc.edu

In terms of simple chronology, Alfred Hitchock’s films span the Modernist era up through the beginning of the postmodern era.

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