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30th Annual St. Francis Writers' Conference

updated: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 4:11pm
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS FROM UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

30th Annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference

Saturday, November 13th, 2021 

at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL (hybrid format)

featuring graphic poet and translation editor Naoko Fujimoto as keynote speaker

Undergraduate students should submit abstracts for 10-15 min in-person or virtual presentations no later than Oct. 15, 2021 in any of the following categories:

David Foster Wallace Society Panel at NEMLA 2022: DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 12:49pm
The International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

The International David Foster Wallace Society are accepting papers for panel at the 53rd NeMLA, which will take place between March 10-13, 2022 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland.

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

ECR/Grad Students: call for short book reviews, popular culture/cultural studies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 6:23am
PopMeC research blog
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

This call is for our book recommendation section.for the academic blog (ISSN 2660-8839, https://popmec.hypotheses.org) of the PopMeC Association for US Popular Culture Studies.

We aim at recommending books that we find relevant in the realm of the representation of the US, as well as in the related cultural studies. We’d like to share books that we found inspiring, useful, and engaging, delving into culturally relevant topics, popular culture products, public reception, cultural politics, minority/discriminated groups’ representation, collective imaginaries fueled by cinema, music, comics, TV series, public performances, and whatnot. 

Eudora Welty and Performance

updated: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 4:11pm
Eudora Welty Society/ American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Eudora Welty Society at the  American Literature Association Conference, May 26-29, 2022 / Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois 

Eudora Welty and Performance 

New Approaches to N.K. Jemisin (prospective ALA pitch)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 4:10pm
Alex Anderson and Matt Morgenstern, Purdue University Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Greetings,

The CFP to follow is for a prospective panel at the American Literature Association’s 2022 meeting in Chicago (more information on the conference is linked here). To supplement the panel pitch, we would like four individual papers to submit to the conference organizers as an indication of interest in the panel; unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the panel will be accepted by the organizers. Nevertheless, after receiving and deciding on individual paper proposals, we will communicate our decisions by early-November with the aim of submitting the panel pitch to ALA by 12/1.

30th Annual CDE Conference: "Theatre and the City" (Paris, 23-26 June, 2022)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 4:10pm
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

30th Annual CDE Conference, Paris, June 23-26, 2022

The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 30th Annual
Conference (June 23-26, 2022), hosted by RADAC in partnership with Avignon Université, Le Mans Université,
Université Gustave Eiffel, and Sorbonne Université to be held at the Cité Internationale in Paris.

“Theatre and the City”

 

Alfred Hitchcock

updated: 
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 11:00pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Call for Papers

[ALFRED HITCHCOCK]

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

43rdt Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on August 1, 2021

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021

 

WASTELANDS-34th European Association for American Studies Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 1:14pm
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 10, 2021

WASTELANDS

34TH EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES CONFERENCE

UNED, Madrid 6-8 April 2022

The year 2022 marks the centenary of the publication of T.S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land. The title of the conference alludes to Eliot’s work and the main themes in it, expanding the idea of the wasteland to the study of the United States. Hence, the overarching theme of the conference is open to all kinds of reflections around the concept of “wasteland” and waste. EAAS 2022 invites proposals that address the concept of waste in U.S. culture, history, and politics.

Proposals may address (but are not restricted to) the following topics:

 WASTELANDS IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

Motherhood in American Literature (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 2:16pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD - 10-13 March, 2022

 

How does one resist the systems of subjugation that prey on the marginalized and seek to dissolve and consume them within this white supremacist capitalist imperialist patriarchy? While for some resistance takes the form of confrontation and battle, for Black feminist thinkers like bell hooks and Audre Lorde, resistance comes in the form of the practice of love. It is in the embrace of the erotic, of initiating the quest of mutual self-fulfillment, in seeking value in the relationships we have with each other, that we resist. In other words, for hooks and Lorde, we resist through care.

 

Food in American Literature (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 2:16pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD - 10-13 March, 2022

 

The Jack London Society Symposium, December 9–12, 2021, Sonoma, CA

updated: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 6:51pm
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

[Proposal and Registration Deadlines Extended]

The 15th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held December 9–12, 2021 at The Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center in Sonoma, California.

The organizers of the 2021 Jack London Society Symposium encourage participants to experiment with innovative, alternative, and established theoretical approaches to the life and work of Jack London.We welcome conventional 20-minute paper presentations and panel submissions on any aspect of the author’s life and work. Proposals for roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists.

Global Conference on Women and Gender

updated: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 11:49am
Christopher Newport University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities seeks abstracts for the forthcoming

Global Conference on Women and Gender

to be held in person and online, March 17-19, 2022

Our theme is:

Community, Care, and Crisis

The IAAS Postgraduate Symposium “The (Hi)stories We Create: Narratives of Exceptionalism, Ideology, and Resilience”

updated: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 2:01am
Irish Association of American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

In November 1621 colonists in Massachusetts celebrated a year of survival and their first harvest  with a feast that has since been called The First Thanksgiving. The feast was a supposed  celebration of resilience after hardship. It was not until 1863, in the midst of the American Civil  War and with the nation divided, that this feast was enshrined as a national holiday and a  touchstone of American tradition and ideology: a story of togetherness projected over the  realities of division, exceptionalism, genocide, and slavery.  

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 2:26pm
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

[Proposal and Registration Deadlines Extended]

The 15th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held December 9–12, 2021 at The Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center in Sonoma, California.

The organizers of the 2021 Jack London Society Symposium encourage participants to experiment with innovative, alternative, and established theoretical approaches to the life and work of Jack London.We welcome conventional 20-minute paper presentations and panel submissions on any aspect of the author’s life and work. Proposals for roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists.

1922/2022 - Total Modernism: Continuity, Discontinuity, and the Experimental Turn

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:51am
Centro Studi “Arti della Modernità”
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

1922/2022 – TOTAL MODERNISM:

CONTINUITY, DISCONTINUITY, AND THE EXPERIMENTAL TURN

 

Centro Studi “Arti della Modernità”

18-19-20 May 2022 – Torino (Italy)

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Forgotten Genocides

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:51am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The tern Genocide was coined by Raphael Lemkin in 1944, in a context heavily influenced by the events of the Jewish Holocaust. The parameters of Genocide, and its legal consequences were gathered in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide that recognizes that the following are factors that take place in a genocide:

-Killing members of the group

-Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group

-Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring physical destruction in whole or in part

-Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group

-Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group

"The Cultural Politics of American Relief Efforts in Greece"

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:50am
Special Issue of Ex-centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media (The Journal of the Hellenic Association of American Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Proposal for a Special Issue of Ex-centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media (The Journal of the Hellenic Association of American Studies)

The Cultural Politics of American Relief Efforts in Greece

Whales and Veils: Obsessions in Melville and Hawthorne (2nd CFP)

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:50am
University of Lodz, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Whales and Veils: Obsessions in Melville and Hawthorne

12-14 May 2022

Łódź, Poland / Online

 

Conference Venue:

University of Łódź

Faculty of Philology

ul. Pomorska 171/173, Łódź

(alternatively: Zoom)

 

 

2nd Call for Papers

 

Happiness and Culture

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:50am
Vida Penezic/PCA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Call for Papers

Special Topic: Happiness and Culture

National Conference 

of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) 

Seattle, WA

April 13-16, 2022

 

We are seeking paper proposals for the 2022 PCA conference in Seattle. The papers may focus on any aspect of the relationship between happiness (tentatively understood as subjective well-being) and broadly defined popular culture.

Texas women conservationists

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:47am
Texas Woman’s University Pioneering Women: Leaders and Trailblazers book series
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022

Celebrating the role of women in Texas conservation, we are compiling an edited collection of essays composed by and about Texas women conservationists. Essay topics will include but are not limited to historic explorations of Texas women in the field of conservation; trailblazing Texas women in contemporary conservation; BIPOC women in Texas conservation; conservation as a field in Texas academia; inspiring future generations of Texas women conservationists; career potentials for women in the Texas field of conservation; and Texas women conservationists’ personal reflections.

TRANSNATIONAL CALIFORNIA: Special Issue of Comparative American Studies

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:47am
Michael Docherty
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Deadline for abstracts: 1 December 2021

Deadline for essays: 1 May 2022

California has been transnational since the moment of colonial encounter from which it acquired its name – borrowed by Spanish explorers from a work of contemporary fiction and imposed upon a place (indeed, multiple places) long known to indigenous peoples by other words. Since that time, California has been defined by further transnational encounters, exchanges, and conflicts – as a site of cross-cultural communication where borders often characterise experience but equally often prove to be porous and mutable.

Hispanic, Latinx, Chicano/a Literature (CEA 3/31/22–4/2/22)

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:46am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Call for Papers: Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicano/a Literature at CEA 2022

March 31-April 2, 2022 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2201 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicano/a Literature for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

W(h)ither the Christian Right?

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 12:14pm
Post45 Contemporaries
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

"W(h)ither the Christian Right?” Papers are invited for a Post45 Contemporaries cluster on the U.S. Christian Right and literature. Recent evidence suggests the evangelical share of the population may be decreasing, but its political power so far has not waned and it is geared for apocalyptic combat. Momentarily defeated but unbowed like their champion President Trump, conservative white Christians have not received much attention in literary studies.

Reimagining Asian American Immigration History in the Americas

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:13am
Min Kyung Boo, Chloe Huh Prudente / NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Asian American immigrants’ heterogeneity in their countries of departure, race, ethnicity, and class characterizes different immigrant experiences -- ranging from “voluntary” immigration to dislocation directly caused by wars and imperialism. What is the role of literature in preserving the history of their movements? How does literature reimagine the history of these marginalized subjects? What is the significance of narrating Asian American immigration history through literary forms? What do the stories of these subjects -- immigrants, refugees, undocumented immigrants, elite cosmopolitan, and many more -- suggest the meaning of belonging in the Americas? 

Women and Comedy 1890-1950: 17th-18th September 2022

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:10am
Elizabeth von Arnim Society, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Is it true that, according to a 2019 study, men are ‘officially funnier than women’?

Reimagining Asian American Immigration History in the Americas

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:07am
Min Kyung Boo, Chloe Huh Prudente / NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Asian American immigrants’ heterogeneity in their countries of departure, race, ethnicity, and class characterizes different immigrant experiences -- ranging from “voluntary” immigration to dislocation directly caused by wars and imperialism. What is the role of literature in preserving the history of their movements? How does literature reimagine the history of these marginalized subjects? What is the significance of narrating Asian American immigration history through literary forms? What do the stories of these subjects -- immigrants, refugees, undocumented immigrants, elite cosmopolitan, and many more -- suggest the meaning of belonging in the Americas? 

What Gives?: Formal Change after Catastrophe (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 4:35pm
Jackie O'Dell / UMass Dartmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In the wake of COVID, some workers have been deemed essential, forced to put their lives at risk to keep the market moving or care for those with the means to stay off the frontlines. While these jobs may be crucial, those who perform them are frequently treated as exchangeable.Yet as workers have become interchangeable, a fantastical contrast has emerged in the form of the non-fungible token (NFT): at the same time that stable employment and livable wages have been cut in the interest of profit, digital creations become irreplaceable tokens of payment. The catastrophic impact of the pandemic shows which systems of exchange are malleable or fluid and which remain brittle or stagnant.

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