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Call for Associate Editors: US Representation in Popular Culture and New Media

updated: 
Monday, November 30, 2020 - 2:28pm
PopMeC Research Blog - hypotheses
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

PopMeC is an academic collective interested in investigating the articulation of the numerous and heterogeneous representations which have been constructing images of the US. The research group’s work is focused on how the US—their history, society, and diverse cultures—have been represented in popular media and cultural products. We foster a participative, engaging collaboration among scholars of any level interested in the field, as well as we aim at allowing postgraduate and early career participants to receive feedback and support in an academic safe space.

Emerson Society Undergraduate Student Essay Prize

updated: 
Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 1:46pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society invites submissions for the first annual Emerson Society Undergraduate Student Essay Prize. Undergraduate students are welcome to submit 1,000-1,500-word academic essays on any topic relevant to the study of Ralph Waldo Emerson—his life, work, national and transnational reception, importance within and beyond U.S. literature and culture, and/or contemporary relevance. Winning essays will demonstrate originality, clarity, and rigorous engagement with Emerson. Selected essays may be returned to applicants with suggested revisions. The winning essay will be published in The Emerson Society Papers and the writer awarded $100. 

The Stand, the Original Stephen King Novel and its Adaptations, in the Covid era (PCA/ACA, Stephen King Area, panel/roundtable) (**NEWLY** EXTENDED DEADLINE; AMENDED SUBMISSION GUIDELINES)

updated: 
Saturday, November 28, 2020 - 10:01am
Stephen King Area, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2-5, 2021, http://pcaaca.org/area/stephen-king)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

In crises, many of us turn to literature and other forms of popular culture not only for comfort, but for insight, guidance. So it is in the "Covid era," that we have turned to "pandemic literature" and related forms for popular Culture, including Stephen King’s The Stand (1978, 1990) and its adaptations to date (1994, on television, and 2008 and 2012, in comics).

Provocative Parables at the Intersection of the Secular and the Supernatural (PCA/ACA, Philosophy and Culture Area, panel/roundtable)

updated: 
Saturday, November 28, 2020 - 10:00am
Philosophy and Culture Area, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2-5, 2021, http://pcaaca.org/area/philosophy-and-culture)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Synopsis: A number of anniversaries in 2021 — the tenth of the premiere of David Benioff and W.B. Weiss’ television series, Game of Thrones, Tom Perrotta’s novel, The Leftovers, and Terrence Malick’s film, The Tree of Life, and the twentieth of Neil Gaiman’s novel, American Gods — is a provocative occasion for a critical reexamination of these and related parables at the intersection of the secular and the supernatural, in their original formulations and as they have developed subsequently.

Cosmopolitan Strangers in Latina/o Literature and Culture

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 6:16pm
Esther Alvarez Lopez
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

COSMOPOLITAN STRANGERS IN LATINA/O LITERATURE AND CULTURE

This volume sets out to identify and analyze current definitions of the figure of the stranger, as well as ‘rooted’ or ‘vernacular’ cosmopolitanism at work in Latina/o literature with a cosmopolitan outlook that runs counter to discourses that criminalize ‘strangers’. While necessarily examining the workings of xenophobia, racism, gendering and othering in that specific context, we will focus on the alternative processes of interaction, conviviality, and inclusive practices.

CfP for Edited Collection on Jesmyn Ward

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 6:05pm
Maria Torres-Quevedo
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Jesmyn Ward is a two-time winner of the National Book Award, winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award, and a recipient of the MacArthur “genius grant.” Known for her critically acclaimed fiction and non-fiction, Ward’s lyrical narratives of Black life, home, and family in Louisanna’s Gulf Coast are visceral and evocative. Moreover, while her work is often set in the same geographical region, the concerns explored within it stretch beyond the shores of the Gulf Coast, extending if not physically then cosmologically toward the Caribbean and the African continent. Yet, despite the critical celebration and geopolitical breadth of her work, Ward remains remarkably under-studied, particularly outside the United States.

Revised Call for Papers for MELUS 2021

updated: 
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 2:09pm
MELUS: The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

MELUS 2021 Virtual Conference

April 8-10, 2021

Abstracts due December 15, 2020 to MELUS2021@gmail.com

David Foster Wallace Panels at ALA 2021

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:38pm
International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

The International David Foster Wallace Society will sponsor two panels at the 32nd annual conference of the American Literature Association in Boston on May 27-30, 2021.

We are seeking submissions related to any aspect of Wallace’s fiction or nonfiction.  Paper topics may include but are not limited to:

Media in America, America in Media Conference

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:34pm
Polish Rhetoric Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

We invite the submission of abstracts for Media in America, America in Media international conference to be held online on 25-26 March 2021. This is the third edition of a joint effort of the American Studies and Political Science scholars who aim to generate a cross-disciplinary debate that brings together divergent yet complementary voices reflecting on American media environment and America’s portrayals in media across the globe.

The conference Media in America, America in Media addresses a wide variety of topics across the disciplines of media, political science, language and cultural studies. They may include the following themes, among others:

New Fictional Formats & Age-Old Narratives: Understanding Creative Modes of Popular Culture in the Digital Age

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:33pm
PopMeC research blog
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Constant transformation has been the norm in the new digital media environment since its inception. During the 2020 health crisis, the impact of this ever-changing digital world in our daily lives has been especially notable. Due to quarantine measures, the only opportunity to interact with friends and to consume culture was to rely on social networks, streaming services and video conferencing softwares. Web-based cultural activities have affected people’s relationships with cyberspace: many have visited museums, seen award ceremonies, and even been to concerts online. In other words, we are never disconnected from the Internet (DeNardis 2020). 

Emerson Society at the Thoreau Annual Gathering July 2021

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:33pm
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 10, 2021

Emerson Society at the Thoreau Annual Gathering July 2021

deadline for submissions: 

January 10, 2021

full name / name of organization: 

Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

contact email: 

joseph.urbas@u-bordeaux-montaigne.fr

 

The Emerson Society sponsors a panel at the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering each summer in Concord, MA (July 8-12, 2021). For information on the conference theme, please visit www.thoreausociety.org. We will consider papers both on the topic below and the conference theme more generally.

Emerson Society at the ALA May 2021

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:33pm
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 10, 2021

Emerson Society at the ALA May 2021

deadline for submissions: 

January 10, 2021

full name / name of organization: 

Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

contact email: 

joseph.urbas@u-bordeaux-montaigne.fr

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society will sponsor two panels at the 32nd Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held May 27-30, 2021, Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116.  

"Emerson and Health"*

31st Annual Mardi Gras Graduate Student Conference 'Uncertain Futures'

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:29pm
Louisiana State University - English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 21, 2020

31st Annual Online Mardi Gras Conference at LSU

“Uncertain Futures: Exploring Ambiguities, Hopes and Anxieties”

 

Dates: Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 - Friday, February 12th, 2021

 

SPECIAL ROUNDTABLE: ‘A House Divided’?: Reading Faulkner in the Post-Trump Era

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 7:44am
The Fourth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 18, 2020

The Fourth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium:

Faulkner, Transgressive Fiction, Postmodernism

 

SPECIAL ROUNDTABLE CALL FOR PAPERS:

‘A House Divided’?: Reading Faulkner in the Post-Trump Era

 

Saturday, January 30th, 2021

Vampire Studies (2021 PCA/ACA National Conference)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 3:00pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021

The co-chairs of the PCA/ACA Vampire Studies area are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions that cover any aspect of the Vampire for the Annual National Popular Culture Association Conference to be held in Boston, MA from June 2-5, 2021. You must be a member of the PCA to submit a proposal.

This year is a return to the aborted theme from Philadelphia, the legacy of Dracula. Anyone who was accepted last year may resubmit their proposal for an automatic acceptance.  As well as Dracula, we are particularly interested in papers, presentations, and panels that cover:

      Vampires at the end of the world and beyond

International Journal of Education (IJE)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 2:01am
IJE
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

International Journal of Education (IJE)

ISSN : 1839-519N 2974-5962 (Print)

                                                                                                                                                     Submission System.

http://flyccs.com/jounals/IJEMS/Home.html 

 

 

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(UPDATED) Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Papers and Panels for Southwest American/Popular Culture Association Conference

updated: 
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 5:26pm
Southwest American/Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Call for Papers

Poetry & Poetics (Critical)

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

 

42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submission Deadline EXTENDED to December 1, 2020

 

Call for abstracts (edited volume): Latinx Representation in Popular Culture and New Media

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:24am
A.M. Marini (Instituto Franklin-UAH) & J.J. Ramirez (University of St. Gallen)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Call for abstracts: edited volume

Latinx Representation in Popular Culture and New Media

Editors: J. Jesse Ramirez (University of St. Gallen) and Anna Marta Marini (Instituto Franklin–UAH)

 

Mapping the Contemporary US Novel: Theories, Forms and Themes

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:23am
special topic section of RSAJournal (Rivista di Studi Americani)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Issue #32 (2021) of RSAJournal: Rivista di Studi Americani, the official journal of the Italian Association for North American Studies (Associazione Italiana di Studi Nord-Americani – AISNA) will feature a special section, edited by Pia Masiero (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) and Virginia Pignagnoli (University of Zaragoza) on “Mapping the Contemporary US Novel: Theories, Forms and Themes.”

 

Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective - New conference dates

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:22am
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Milan, September 23th - 24th 2021 (new dates)

 

Organizing institutions:

Department of Philosophy of the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan; Triennale di Milano.

 

Organizers:

Raffaele Ariano (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele di Milano), Leonardo Caffo (NABA - Nuova accademia di belle arti di Milano; Fondazione Triennale di Milano).

 

Confirmed speakers:

Sandra Laugier – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (keynote)

Stephen Mulhall – University of Oxford (keynote)

Call for Essays on Central and Eastern European Immigration to Canada

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:21am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The international journal, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) solicits papers on “Central and Eastern European Immigration to Canada” for a special issue to be published in 2022.

The special issue will address a broad range of topics related to Central and Eastern European immigration to Canada; therefore, we are looking for essays that examine the topic from a wide range of perspectives, including, but not limited to, migration studies, history, literature, cultural studies, film studies, travel writing studies, etc. There is no chronological limitation in terms of the time of migration and the term Central and Eastern Europe is used in the broadest possible sense, also including the Balkans and Russia.

Asian American Solidarities in the Age of COVID-19

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:21am
U.S. Studies Online
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 14, 2020

‘Asian American Solidarities in the Age of COVID-19’

U.S. Studies Online Special Series

Series Editor: Harriet Stilley 

"All Doing Is Ours": Ritual and the Collective Construction of Meaning in American Literature - ALA 2021

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:20am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Jonathan Bayliss created a fictional science called "dromenology" in his Gloucesterman series which was meant to study collective human endeavor. In contrast to the Romantic concept of individual action, this science describes activity conducted by humans as groups: work and play, religious ritual, and artistic endeavors such as dance or drama. He conceptualized such activity as the work that staves off entropy in the thermodynamic systems we call communities or societies.

Conference - Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 5:54am
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

CONFERENCE POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 23-24 2021

Considering the recent global events, we have unfortunately decided to postpone the conference (originally scheduled for September 25-26, 2020) to a further date. The safety of our speakers, staff, and academic cohort has been the decisive argument in this matter. 

We will announce a new date as soon as possible, but the most likely period is the second half of September 2021.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Milan, September 25th - 26th

 

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