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Yankees and Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:34pm
McFarland and Company
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

McFarland and Company invites baseball writers to contribute abstracts for an essay collection presently titled The New York Yankees and Popular Culture.

Writers are encouraged to submit their own topics for consideration.  Possible topics include:

  • Yankees in Advertising
  • History of WPIX
  • The fight between Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson on the Game of the Week
  • Buster Keaton’s film The Cameraman featuring a sequence at Yankee Stadium
  • Yankees and Seinfeld

McFarland is a leading publisher of books and journals in sports history, including Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game and Black Ball: A Negro League Journal.

(CFP: PAMLA 2017) Images of Crisis

updated: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:34pm
Toshiaki Komura / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Session Title - Images of Crisis: Poetic Ways of Seeing Disasters

Whether it is Landscape with the Fall of Icarus or the photograph of a dead three year-old Syrian boy on the beach, visual representations of disasters unsettle us, at times in unexplainable ways. As Susan Sontag suggests in Regarding the Pain of Others, narratives imbue the images with much of their meaning. In this sense, literary art, as a descriptive rhetorical device that captures the essential stories of visual images, becomes a critical motor of meaning-making. 

Muslims in America

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:06pm
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, mipsters, filmmakers, and visual artists. Muslims are woven into the American fabric, from the generations of Moorish slaves accompanying the conquistadors in the Southwest, enslaved West Africans such as those in the coastal Gullah communities, Arab laborers in the Midwest factories in the late 1800s, twentieth-century immigrants fueling the medical and technology sectors, to those currently displaced by wars and natural disasters.

CFP: PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:09pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

The 2017 PAMLA Conference is being held over the November 10-12 weekend at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu, with complimentary bus transportation to and from our official PAMLA Conference hotel, the Ala Moana Resort: http://pamla.org/2017

Our CFP list of over 120 approved sessions and our online paper proposal system are now available: http://pamla.org/2017/topic-areas

The theme for PAMLA 2017, the 115th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, is “The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing.” Many but not all conference sessions will be focusing on this theme.

Call for Papers for the Langston Hughes Society Panel at SAMLA

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:09pm
Dr. Wallis Baxter III, Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 2, 2017

Transgressing Artistic Borders: The High/Low Portrayal of the African-American Experience in the Work of Langston Hughes and His Contemporaries

The Task of Ecocriticism in the Age of American Empire

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:09pm
American Studies Institute at Seoul National University, South Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The Task of Ecocriticism in the Age of American Empire

 

American Studies Institute, Seoul National University

 

Date of Conference: 25 - 26 August 2017

Location: Seoul National University, South Korea

Call for Papers Deadline: May 31, 2017

 

10 DAYS TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT—CFP for ALA panel—Sense of Place in American Modernist Poetry and Visual Art

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:09pm
American Literature Association—"Regionalism and Place in American Literature"
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

This panel explores the sense of place as part of the indigenous language of American artistic production of Modernism in the context of the European avant-garde. Though U.S. poets and artists were influenced by the formal techniques of Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dadaism and Surrealism, they were also determined to search for the essence of an expressive language that defined its authenticity as opposed to European foreignness. One of their avenues of research was the exploration of the distinctive features of the American soil as a means of contributing novel aspects to modern aesthetics. The genuine character of the environment is closely linked to the strong attachment to rural or urban spaces and the value they acquire for the observer.

St. Francis Writers' Conference for Undergraduate Students

updated: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:26pm
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

from undergrads and AP English high school students

26th Annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference (formerly known as the ELL)

to be held at the

University of St. Francis

Joliet, IL

Saturday, November 18, 2017

featuring author and award-winning reporter/columnist

Maudlyne Ihejirika as keynote speaker

Please submit abstracts for proposed papers or samples of creative writing

by May 31, 2017, and completed papers (approx. 2000-3000 words or

1500-2000 words for AP and introductory students) or presentations no

Epistemologies of Sight and Touch in American Literature

updated: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:27pm
Emily Butler-Probst/ Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

This session welcomes papers that explore the nature of sight and touch as sources of knowledge in American literature. Papers analyzing the use of touch as a means of resolving doubts about visual knowledge or the different implications of gathering knowledge through sight as opposed to touch are particularly encouraged. 

 

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