In conjunction with the MLA theme: #States of Insecurity, this panel seeks contributions that complicate notions of assimilation and the assimilated Italian American. How has Italian American radicalization been minimized, erased, or marginalized in favor of the assimilation tale of struggle, hard work, and success? How have Italian radical migrants’ stories been homogenized by the mythic and legal processes of assimilation, including the Alien Registration Act? How have other ethnic and racial minorities used the example of Italian American assimilation to create their assimilation stories? Seeking contributions especially in gender studies, race and ethnic studies, urban studies, working class studies, and digital humanities.
Call for Papers Edited Volume: The Flourishing of New Men: Ecomasculinities in North America (provisional title)
Editor: Rubén Cenamor
Proposals are sought for a special session roundtable for the 2018 MLA convention: “Family Letters in Early America”
Papers addressing letters/letter writing, actual or fictional, between parent(s)/guardian(s) and child(ren) in early America. Some thematic areas to consider include: sentiment; separation; advice; friendship; romance; letter as news, memorandum, dispatch, philosophical forum.
Dear Colleagues, please consider this CFP. A shareable link can be found here: https://seanguynes.com/2017/01/12/cfp-mla-2018/.
MLA 2018 CFP
4-7 January 2018
New York City, NY
Institutions, Markets, Speculations: Creative Economies of Science Fiction
Title: "The Empathetic Imagination and the Pedagogies of American Protest Music"
As we head toward the 150th anniversary of Catharine Sedgwick's death and the 20th anniversary of the CMS Society in 2017, we invite proposals for the following panel for ALA 2017:
Session #1: TIME, MEMORIALS AND ANNIVERSARIES (3 or 4 15 to 20-minute papers):
William Faulkner Society
2017 American Literature Association Conference
Boston, MA, May 25-28
Reading Faulkner in the Age of Trump(ism)
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society (http://www.fscottfitzgeraldsociety.org/ ) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2017 American Literature Association in Boston, Massachusetts, 25-28.
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society invites proposals for papers examining any aspect of Fitzgerald’s life and work that provides fresh insights.
The Don DeLillo Society seeks contributions for the next edition of its newsletter.
Short, informal articles on any aspect of DeLillo's work or DeLillo scholarship are welcome. Submissions should be no longer than 1,500 words.
Please submit contributions to Anne Longmuir by March 1, 2017.
Special Issue of Symbiosis: A Journal of Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations