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Soundscapes and Sonic Cultures in America

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:21pm
Austrian Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Call for Contributions

Soundscapes and Sonic Cultures in America

“That music must be heard is not essential—what it sounds like may not be what it is.” (Charles Ives)

“To think sonically,” Jonathan Sterne argues in his introduction to The Sound Studies Reader, “is to think conjuncturally about sound and culture” (Jonathan Sterne 2012).

NEMLA 2017--Literature, Writing, and the Promise of the Public Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:21pm
Peter Kerry Powers
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NEMLA 2017 panel CFP--Literature, writing, and the Promise of the Public Humanities--Many humanists seize on the “public humanities” to address the public relevance of the humanities in general. Public humanities programs offer students experiential learning that will lead to a deeper knowledge of both their world and their subject matter. For educators, public work promises to “make a difference,” by having humanities learning engage directly with public needs. For departments, the public humanities offer a justification for their fields in an era of declining resources and public interest.

Seeking Review Articles for Canadian Review of American Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:20pm
Chris Vanderwees, Reviews Editor
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Canadian Review of American Studies, a journal published by the University of Toronto, is seeking review articles for upcoming issues. Typically, a review article surveys three recently published books that explore similar or intersecting themes, summarizing the main issues raised between texts and offering a critical perspective of the given field.

CRAS is currently accepting review article submissions on a wide range of topics in the context of American literature, culture, and politics.

Please contact the Reviews Editor, Chris Vanderwees, with any questions or suggestions pertaining to review articles.

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THE INTERFACE OF LITERATURE AND ECONOMY (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:19pm
The English Language and Literature Association of Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

13–15 December 2016
Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea

The world has entered into the age of universal economic crisis. In this second decade of the twenty-first century, the long shadow of economic downturn and instability looms over not only traditionally underdeveloped countries and regions, but the superpowers of global economy, such as the US, the EU, and China. At the time when economy is at once a global priority and the source of worldwide anxiety, fear, and uncertainty, and when economic crisis seems to accelerate the crisis of humanities and higher education, the ELLAK will organize an international forum to reconfigure the interface of literature and economy and redefine the social parameters of literary studies.

The American Romance in 2016

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:18pm
Amanda Louise Johnson, Rice University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Below is an abstract for the upcoming SEA conference, March 2-4, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Please feel free to email me with your abstract proposal, and please include a CV.  THE AMERICAN ROMANCE IN 2016 Amanda Louise Johnson, Rice University amanda.l.johnson@rice.edu  This panel addresses the American romance in light of recent developments in early American studies. While many Britishists accepted the ascendancy of the anglophone novel, others challenged this teleology, and the transatlantic turn has invited us to consider whether the romance genre survived the New World.

The Female Science Fiction Western (Abstracts due August 7, 2016; collection of essays)

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:31pm
Melanie A. Marotta / Kolin Ford
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 7, 2016

We are seeking original, previously unpublished essays for a collection tentatively titled The Science Fiction Western: Representation of Female Characters in the Late Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Media. In reference to historians' accounts of the frontier, Susan Armitage writes that "Women are either absent or incidental to the story". While women may have been attracted to the Frontier Myth concept, they are infrequently the main focus of American Western stories. Adult males, however, appeared prominently within literature in connection to this myth.

Society for Cinema & Media Studies - 2017 - Mediating Things in Motion

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:26pm
Kim Beil / Stanford University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

Mediating Things in Motion

(Audio)visual media structure and articulate our relation to speed, slowness, and mobility. In the arts, in the sciences, in the realms of commerce and government, as well as on the terrain of the everyday, they serve to organize perceptions and to ground understandings of various moving phenomena, of things and worlds in motion. The audio-/optico-technological capture and storage of such phenomena—accelerative objects and bodies, motive energies and materialities—have, in turn, enabled and impelled the reinvention or revaluation of certain media-aesthetic conventions and media-epistemic protocols.

Dementia studies network - call for expressions of interest

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:22pm
University of Hull/University of Huddersfield
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Since the turn of the twenty-first century, few conditions have had such a profound impact on the public imagination as dementia. As Swinnen and Schweda’s recent edited collection showed, dementia is no longer the sole province of biomedical discourse, but has thoroughly penetrated the cultural sphere, finding popular representation in literature, film, theatre and television. Correspondingly, a growing research culture is emerging that explores, interrogates, and evaluates the ways in which Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia are being harnessed for diverse symbolic, aesthetic, and narrative purposes.

“Some Conjectures” and Some Correctives: Public Witches and Private Agendas

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:21pm
Michele Lise Tarter, The College of New Jersey
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 20, 2016

CFP: “Some Conjectures” and Some Correctives: Public Witches and Private Agendas

 

This panel will be part of the upcoming Society of Early Americanists' 10th Biannual Convention to be held in Tulsa, OK,

March 2-4, 2017.

To apply, please send a 100-200 word abstract and a brief bio (including your institutional affiliation) to:

Michele Lise Tarter,  tarter@tcnj.edu  

 

Deadline for your proposal:  August 20, 2016

 

 

Pocahontas and after: historical culture and transatlantic encounters, 1617-2017

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:21pm
British Library - Institute for Historical Research, London
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Pocahontas and after: historical culture and transatlantic encounters, 1617-2017

The British Library and the Institute for Historical Research, London

March 16-18, 2017

 

A major international conference to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Pocahontas’ death.  Co-hosted by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library and the Institute for Historical Research.

 

Additional support has been provided by the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture and The University of Warwick.

 

American Journal of Social Science Studies R&D ​

updated: 
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 11:03am
JSRD
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2016

American Journal of Social Science Studies R&D

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American Journal of Social Science Studies R&D understands the importance of social science study for the betterment of the society and for the better understanding of the human behavior, that’s why it is providing a platform to all the researchers of all over the world to publish and share their valuable information in any field of social sciences. 

  1. Culture and theory

  2. Economics

Writers Without Borders: US and Canadian Women Authors

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:31am
Rita Bode, NeMLA Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA Convention, Baltimore (23-26/03/2017)

In her study of L. M. Montgomery (1874-1942) in the “Extraordinary Canadians” series, Canadian author Jane Urquhart invokes comparisons of L. M. Montgomery’s life and work to that of her near-contemporary American peers, Edith Wharton (1862-1937), Willa Cather (1873-1947), and Mary Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930), among others. While the transatlantic connection among women writers is receiving increasing critical attention, the literary relationships among American and Canadian women writers offer a relatively recent area for scholarly explorations of the influences and alignments crossing North America.

Call for Chapters

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:28am
Liberating Herself: Emancipationist Writing at the Fin de Siècle (Cambridge Scholars Publishing)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 20, 2016

The second half of the nineteenth century was marked by the emergence of the global women’s movement. Feminist writer Sarah Grand (1854-1943) is considered to be the first to have coined the term “New Woman” in 1894 in England. New Woman writers (in Victorian literature the New Woman novel forms a separate genre) participated in the feminist debate. Feminism altered the course of literature by challenging those literary conventions that governed the portrayal of women and women's experience at the fin de siècle. Feminist texts explicitly advocated social change and discussed new women’s roles in society.

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