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Novels, Then and Now

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:31am
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Novels, Then and Now

The Popular Novels area includes all novel genres, authors, time periods, cultures, and settings. Consider it a safety net for novels that don’t fit neatly into a specific genre or that cross genres. Consider the many sub-genres of Romance with a capital “R”—western, thriller, paranormal, religious, romance (with a small “r”), detective, urban fantasy, etc. From Pearl S. Buck to Lee Child, from Laurie King to Tony Hillerman, from Julia Spencer-Fleming to Emilie Richards—all are welcome.

With this is mind, the area chairs for the “Novels, Then and Now” section of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) invite papers on the above as well as on the following themes:

Collection of Essays: Spain and the U.S. in the Nineteenth Century

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:31am
Ricardo Miguel-Alfonso and John C. Havard
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Separate Worlds? Spain, the United States, and Transatlantic Literary Culture throughout the Nineteenth Century

Edited by Ricardo Miguel Alfonso (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha) and John C. Havard (Auburn University at Montgomery)

Reflections in the Funhouse Mirror: A Graduate Student Visual Culture Conference

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:27am
Saint Louis University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 29, 2018

Call for Papers


“Reflections in the Funhouse Mirror”

Saint Louis University, Department of American Studies

October 19-20, 2018

Deadline for proposal submissions: June 29, 2018


Facebook:  SLU American Studies Department



The Department of American Studies at Saint Louis University proudly presents, “Reflections in the Funhouse Mirror,” a visual culture conference soliciting graduate student applicants.

American Literature before 1865 Panel at PAMLA

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 3:45pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

This session welcomes papers that explore any aspect of American Literature before 1865, including American Renaissance, Colonial, and Puritan literature. While we are open to papers dealing with a variety of topics and authors during this time period, we are particularly interested in papers that engage with the special conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages." As such, papers dealing with issues such as acting as art and metaphor, theories of role play and theatricality, and conceptions of the world stage and the public audience in American Literature prior to 1865 are particularly welcome. If your paper does not tap into these specific themes but deals with literary topics relevant to this era, you are still more than welcome to submit a proposal.

UPDATED CfP: ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze (under contract)

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:21am
Eds. Kim Wilkins and Wyatt Moss-Wellington (The University of Sydney, Australia)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Deadline for submissions: Proposals 1 July 2018, full chapters 14 October 2018 

This edited collection is under contract with Edinburgh University Press as part of their ReFocus series. Series editors are Robert Singer, PhD and Gary D. Rhodes, PhD.

Call for papers on the following topics:

Her and gender

Jonze and screenwriting (including Where the Wild Things Are and Her)

Jonze’s short films


Studies in Crime Writing

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:20am
Studies in Crime Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 7, 2019

Newberry College is pleased to invite submissions for the second issue of Studies in Crime Writing, which will appear in the fall of 2019. Studies in Crime Writing is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online scholarly journal dedicated to crime writing, including true crime, thrillers, prison writing, detective fiction, and noir. The journal's focus is on written work, rather than film, computer games, or other electronic media. We are open to a variety of theoretical and scholarly approaches, and to bibliographic and textual scholarship as well.

Third Biennial European Association for American Studies (EAAS) Women’s Network Symposium

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 4:19am
EAAS Women’s Network
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

                                                 CFP: Third Biennial European Association for American Studies (EAAS) Women’s Network Symposium


In collaboration with the Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS)


Feminism and Technoscience


Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Museum of Byzantine Culture

 Thessaloniki, Greece

April 6, 2019


Afterlives of Historical Violence in American Literature and Activism

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:15am
SAMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Per William Faulkner’s famous phrase, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” This is to say that the forms of social inequality that characterize contemporary life and drive contemporary activism are rooted in long histories of violence. Yet over time, as these histories extend not only throughout individual lives but also across generations, they can become so naturalized that they run the risk of being functionally invisible.