Subscribe to RSS - american

american

"Embodiment and Charlotte Perkins Gilman" ALA 2018

updated: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 2:57pm
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

American Literature Association (ALA) 28th Annual Conference--May 24-28, 2018--San Francisco, California

"Embodiment and Charlotte Perkins Gilman"

Gender, Sexuality and Museums, new volume REVISED DUE DATES

updated: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 2:56pm
Josh Adair/Murray State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

 

Gender, Sexuality, and Museums, new volume

 

Abstracts due: January 15, 2018

Full essays due: March 15, 2018

 

Mapping the Text

updated: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:09pm
NYU English / NYU Libraries / Mapping the Text
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the “Mapping the Text” conference, occurring at New York University on Saturday 21 April 2018. The conference will be held in conjunction with the annual Culture Mapping event hosted at New York University, which will occur on Friday 20 April 2018. The Culture Mapping event will be hosted by NewYorkScapes, a research community dedicated to exploring the literary, historical, and social aspects of the city of New York using digital forms of scholarship.

William Stafford and the Anthropocene: Toward a Poetics of the "Earthbound"

updated: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:08pm
Friends of William Stafford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Friends of William Stafford: Call for Papers for a William Stafford panel at the 29th annual American Literature Association conference (http://americanliteratureassociation.org/), May 24th-27th, 2018, San Francisco, CA.

 

WILLIAM STAFFORD AND THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A POETICS OF THE “EARTHBOUND”

 

LURe Journal: UNDERGRADUATE Research CFP

updated: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:08pm
LURe Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

LURe Journal is an undergraduate research journal based out of the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, GA. We accept research on literature, film, cultural studies, and critical theory. 

 

Manuscripts should be no more than 20 pages in length, be formatted in Microsoft Word or as a Google Doc, and conform to MLA 8 citation style. 

 

Because of the blind review process, the author’s name and contact information must only appear in the email affiliated with the work being submitted. Please include current address, phone number, email address, and institutional information in your email as well.

 

Not Yet the George Saunders Society ALA San Francisco May 24-27, 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:07am
Not Yet the George Saunders Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The George Saunders Society invites prospective participants to submit proposals relating to any aspect of Saunders’ life and work. The topic is open, and especially welcome are essays on shifts in Saunders thematic emphasis and tone (e.g., the question of “New Sincerity”) across the developing arc of his career. We might also ask, after LINCOLN IN THE BARDO, how did the afterlife figure in his earlier writing, and where will it go next? Is there a developing genre in English that might be called the bardo mode?  How are his thematic and political commitments inflected by artistic choices involving prose, theatricality, and the cinematic imagination?

"Good God, but Life Could Be Less Than Easy": George Saunders and the Fiction of Radical Humanism

updated: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:12am
Loyola University Chicago - Hank Center for Catholic Intellectual Heritage
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Loyola University Chicago is seeking abstract proposals for a day-long event to be held March 1, 2018, featuring critically-acclaimed fiction author George Saunders. In light of the upcoming softcover version of Lincoln in the Bardo (winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction) and the recent release of George Saunders: Critical Essays (Palgrave, 2017), Loyola’s Hank Center, in collaboration with other university communities, seeks to explore, interrogate, and celebrate Saunders’s work.

#southernsyllabus

updated: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:04am
south: a scholarly journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

#southernsyllabus

south: a scholarly journal invites submissions for a special issue on southern studies, pedagogy, and activism guest edited by David A. Davis to be published in fall 2018. Position papers/essays are due by May 1, 2018. Please submit 2,500 to 3,000 word (10-12 pp.) documents to our website under “submissions” with the title of the article and the designated special issue #southernsyllabus.

Speculative Fiction as Literature of Emergence

updated: 
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 1:31pm
Gabriella Friedman/American Studies Association 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 2, 2017

Speculative fiction is often loosely defined as an umbrella category that includes genres such as science fiction, fantasy, supernatural horror, and magical realism—that is, as fiction that deploys non-mimetic or “fantastic” elements. This panel, however, will take up conceptions of speculative fiction that go beyond this generic distinction. That is, instead of defining speculative fiction primarily by the presence of non-mimetic elements, the panel will explore speculative fiction as any fiction that generates emergences—ontological, epistemological, and/or political—which are seemingly unimaginable in our existing society.

Pages