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Call for Book Chapters- Paris in the Americas: Yesterday and Today- OCT 1st DEADLINE

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:46am
Carole Salmon
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Call for Book Chapters- Paris in the Americas: Yesterday and Today

Vernon Press invites book chapter proposals for the forthcoming scholarly volume Paris in the Americas: Yesterday and Today, an interdisciplinary edited collection of essays that will examine the long-established relationship between Paris and North, Central, and South America from the 15th century until today.

Discourses of Asian American Literature and Studies Then and Now (NeMLA 2021 panel)

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:42am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Since the coinage of the term “Asian American” in the late 1960s, the fields of Asian American literature and Asian American studies have since then grown remarkably. Now in recent decades, more and more widespread interdisciplinary connections are made between Asian American fields and other disciplines, such as history, religion, media, and cultural studies. As Asian American fields continue to evolve and create new discourses of understanding and new approaches of interpretation, long-standing traditions should not be forgotten, for they play a major role in shaping the future of Asian American literature and studies.

Critical Approaches to Arts Administration in the New Millenium

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:42am
Alicia Jay / Indiana State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Critical Approaches to Arts Administration in the New Millenium 

Edited by Winter Phong, Ph.D. and Alicia Jay, Ph.D. 

NeMLA 2021: Caribbeanizing the Humanities

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:41am
Amanda Gonzalez Izquierdo
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Propose a paper for the Northeast Modern Languages Association March 2021 Conference. The panel is called "Caribbeanizing the Humanities." The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) has secured a digital event platform.

ECR/Grad Students: call for book reviews, popular culture/cultural studies

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:41am
PopMeC research blog
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

This call is for our book recommendation section. We aim at recommending books that we find relevant in the realm of the representation of the US, as well as in the related cultural studies. We’d like to share books that we found inspiring, useful, and engaging, delving into culturally relevant topics, popular culture products, public reception, cultural politics, minority/discriminated groups’ representation, collective imaginaries fueled by cinema, music, comics, TV series, public performances, and whatnot. 

(Updated) Still Greek to Us: Greek Myth and 21st-century Literature (NeMLA 2021)

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 5:54pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Stories from ancient Greek myths dot the literary landscape of the early 21st century. To some extent, this has been the result of deliberate planning, as when Canongate began publishing a series of mythological retellings by well-known authors in 2005. But alongside and independent of such coordinated efforts to keep old tales alive for contemporary audiences, offerings from both established authors (David Malouf, Barry Unsworth, Colm Toibin, Pat Barker) and successful newcomers (Madeline Miller, Daisy Johnson) have likewise retold and reimagined mythical narratives in recent years.

"Essential Workers": Precarious Labor in the Literary Imagination

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 3:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

52nd Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

March 11-14, 2021 / Philadelphia, PA

In light of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and public debate about who or what kind of work is deemed “essential,” this panel seeks to examine the intersection of literature and labor, prioritizing depictions of precarious workers who are sacrificing their personal well-being for the public good, but also to maintain their own economic security.

The US representation in popular culture and media - call for articles (relaunched)

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:10pm
PopMeC research blog
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

We are a lively academic collective interested in investigating the articulation of the numerous and heterogeneous representations which have been constructing images of the US. Our research delves into how the US—their history, society, and diverse cultures—have been represented in popular media and cultural creations. Our blog aims at providing a collaborative, engaging, and fair environment for any interested scholar, promoting the sharing of knowledge, experience, and ideas across disciplines and thematic fields. We’re also working to foster a stimulating space for early career researchers and postgraduate students in North American studies, thus we’ll warmly welcome their proposals.

SAMLA 2020 EXTENDED - American Literature and the Market

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 9:56am
Ian Afflerbach / South Atlantic Modern Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

SAMLA - EXTENDED DUE TO PANELIST BACKING OUT 

(Digital - November 13-15, 2020; previously Jacksonville FL)

 

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Giant Steps: Coltrane, Space, and Innovation

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Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:55pm
Michael A. Antonucci | Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Giant Steps: Coltrane, Space, and Innovation

The Savoy Ballroom in New York, Preservation Hall in New Orleans, the intersection of 12th Street and Vine in Kansas City, and the Green Mill on Chicago’s North Side all stand as cradles for jazz tradition.

How does one site those spaces though that have housed jazz innovations, like 1511 North 33rd in Philadelphia, John Coltrane’s Strawberry Mansion?Where are the places that jazz can call home? Improvisations and experimentation certainly, but what spaces and which places make those transitions in the artform, its delivery, and reception?

Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Virtual Conference

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Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:06pm
Texas Center for Working-Class Studies at Collin College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 20, 2020

The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies, housed at Collin College, a two-year institution serving Collin County, is pleased to announce a one-day Working-Class Studies virtual conference for interested scholars and students. The conference will consist of panels in a range of disciplines and on a variety of issues related to social class and labor issues, both historical and contemporary.

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, the 2021 conference will be held virtually through Zoom. Concurrent sessions will run throughout the day and will be both live-streamed and recorded. While the format may be different, the spirit of the conference will be the same. We look forward to thought-provoking presentations, discussions, and ideas.

Reading in Theory (ACLA 2021--Virtual)

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Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:05pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Despite the proliferation of critical engagements with theories of reading by scholars of literary studies, it seems fair to say that relatively little has changed since Paul de Man claimed, “the resistance to theory is in fact a resistance to reading, a resistance that is perhaps at its most effective, in contemporary studies, in the methodologies that call themselves theories of reading but nevertheless avoid the function they claim as their object” (The Resistance to Theory 15). This panel asks, is this resistance brought to a theory of reading, as if from “the outside,” or is resistance internal to any theory of reading? In what ways does reading generate and/or depend on its own resistances?

 

Creative Writing: Non-Fiction (CEA 4/8/21–4/10/21)

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Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:05pm
College English Aassociation
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Call for Papers, Creative Writing: Non-Fiction at CEA 2021

April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations of Creative Writing: Non-Fiction for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

2nd CFP: British Travels to the Americas During the Long 19th Century (NEMLA 2021 Panel virtual & in person)

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Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:04pm
Jose Lara / Bridgewater State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel seeks to investigate cross-cultural and intercultural exchanges in British literature produced by men and women who traveled to and from the Americas (North, Central, and South) during the long 19th century (1750-1900). It provides a critical examination of the ideological underpinnings and socio-political reasoning for the production of British travel narratives as well as the effects they had on the construction of identity, race, and gender in American and British territories during this period. In doing so, we hope to challenge established academic disciplinary boundaries and provide new insights into the intricate relationships between transatlantic literature, identity, and politics.

Evil in/and Stephen King: Essay Volume

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Monday, September 14, 2020 - 12:22am
Hong Kong Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

The concept of evil received much attention throughout the 20th century. Despite the industrial scale atrocities committed in Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, and Maoist China, alongside the genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Rwanda, as well as the explosion of serial killers like Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Andrei Chikatilo in the latter part of the 20th century, the first two decades of the 21st century have been largely unconcerned with rigorous discussion of such evil.

Egan, After Postmodernism (NeMLA 2021 panel)

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Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 10:23pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel will consider Jennifer Egan’s work in light of the post-90s literary and cultural movements emerging after postmodernism. While these contemporary trends have different names and aims (post-postmodernism, metamodernism, new sincerity, post-irony, digimodernism, performatism, the neoliberal novel, and many more), they all attempt to critique and move beyond postmodernism in some concentrated way. We invite papers that locate and complicate Egan’s work in relation to these contemporary movements.

ennifer Egan will be the convention's keynote speaker this year.

The IAAS Postgraduate Symposium “Parallel Lives in America” Virtual Event via Zoom

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:49pm
Irish Association of American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 9, 2020

Last year, the Irish Association for American Studies’ Postgraduate Symposium, titled “The Land of the Unfree”, sought to interrogate the legitimacy of democracy in America. One year on, in the midst of a global pandemic, this legitimacy has not only been interrogated, but put on trial.

 

Author as Artist: Creative Contributions in Color / Texture (Creative)

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:48pm
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Color and texture are often perceived as “wallpaper” – a humdrum backdrop against which the action of a literary work unfolds. Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper; Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls…; and Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, among many others, purposely and effectively challenge such perception. This creative session (re)considers the author as artist, (re)casting color and texture as deliberate, meaningful components of literary experience. Open to considering a variety of authors and genres in relation to its theme, this creative session particularly welcomes papers highlighting color and/or texture as relate to either Gilman, or Shange, or Walker.

CFP for Peer-reviewed international Journal submission

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:42pm
Sorbonne Université / Sillages critiques
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Sillages critiques is an international, peer-reviewed open-access e-journal devoted to the literatures and the arts of anglophone cultures from the sixteenth century to the present day. It is MLA- and DOAJ-listed and publishes articles both in English and French. Attached to the Sorbonne Department of English Studies and its Literature and Culture Research Centre (VALE, Sorbonne Université), Sillages critiques publishes cutting-edge articles on literature, culture and theory.

We welcome individual submissions as well as proposals for thematic issues presented by guest editors.

https://journals.openedition.org/sillagescritiques/

Revisiting Rukeyser's Elegies in Times Like These

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:08pm
Elisabeth Daumer
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

This two-day webinar, scheduled for February 19-20, 2020, centers on Muriel Rukeyser’s critically neglected cycle of ten Elegies, published over the span of a decade, from 1939-1948, and recently republished by New Directions.  Rukeyser’s Elegies offer a personal reckoning with failure, both personal and collective. They lament the defeat of liberatory struggles in Spain, the advance of fascism, the devastations of World War II and the Shoah, as well as heart-wrenching personal losses, among them the death of a beloved and the betrayal by friends and co-travelers.

“Dos Hemisferios”: the Americas and Europe in Black and “Hispano-Americano” Writing

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:07pm
David Luis-Brown/Claremont Graduate University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 20, 2020

MLA 2021 (January 7-10, 2021, on Zoom)- Just-In-Time Proposed Session

Keywords: Black, Latinx, Hemispheric, Atlantic, Latin American 

Deadline: September 20, 2020 

 

 CFP: “Dos Hemisferios”: the Americas and Europe in Black and “Hispano-Americano” Writing

 

2020 Siegel McDaniel Award for Graduate Work on Philip Roth

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:00pm
Philip Roth Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

2020 Siegel McDaniel Award for Graduate Research on Philip Roth

 

The annual Siegel/McDaniel Award, sponsored by the Philip Roth Society, recognizes high-quality graduate student papers written within the past year on any aspect of Philip Roth’s work.

 

To be considered for the award, eligible graduate students have two options:

 

1. They can submit a clean copy of their 10-15 page essay, double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font to Maggie McKinley, the Philip Roth Society Program Director, at mmckinle@harpercollege.edu.

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