category: american

Fictional Religions (ACLA 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
nfredrickson@umail.ucsb.edu

Fantasy, science fiction, horror, and even more mimetic fiction in various media such as texts and graphic novels have long permitted the sort of free experimentation often celebrated (or bemoaned) in

Connections: The Threads, Roots, and Pathways That Bind Us

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
gsu.newvoices@gmail.com

The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2016 New Voices Conference.

New Frontiers in the American West (Submission Deadline: September 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Kyle Wiggins kwiggins@bu.edu

While narratives of “savage war” along the borders of wilderness and civilization are not unique to the United States, Americans’ tendency to assign those stories mythic significance is.

“Love and its Opposites” in Post-Colonial Narratives, ACLA 2016, Abstracts Due 9/23/15

full name / name of organization: 
Kenneth Sammond, Fairleigh Dickinson University
contact email: 
ksammond@gmail.com

Introducing a conversation between Salman Rushdie, Christopher Hitchens and Deepa Mehta, the American scholar Deepika Bahri recalled how Rushdie had written that “The opposite of hatred is love; the

[UPDATE]: Consuming and Consumption (Columbia, SC): abstract due October 20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars
contact email: 
cescon@mailbox.sc.edu or bryanlov@mailbox.sc.edu

Consumption sustains and undermines modern life, from popular culture to our most privileged art.

2016 NACCS TEJAS NON-FICTION BOOK AWARD

full name / name of organization: 
National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies—Tejas Foco
contact email: 
Trevor.Boffone@gmail.com

Description of Award:

Hemingway and His Contemporaries

full name / name of organization: 
Arkansas Philological Association Conference - Oct. 15-17
contact email: 
adamlong@astate.edu

In 1927, Ernest Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer, whose family lived in Piggott, AR.

Edited anthology of Conjure, Hoodoo and Voodoo in African-American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
James Mellis/ William Paterson University
contact email: 
mellisj@wpunj.edu

Articles are sought for a collection of essays on representations of Conjure, Hoodoo and Voodoo in African-American literature.

Translation and Transmission of the Early Americas: "(T)racing the Language of Labor: The Early West Indian Plantation”

full name / name of organization: 
Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture
contact email: 
vab@gwu.edu


Conference Date: June 2-6, 2016
Location: Washington, D.C., The University of Maryland

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 15, 2015

[UPDATE] Reminder: CFP for Unsettling Objects: Collecting in Nineteenth Century American (C19 2016) -- abstracts due August 23

full name / name of organization: 
Reed Gochberg / C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
gochberg@bu.edu

Unsettling Objects: Collecting in Nineteenth-Century America

ACLA 2016 - Revisiting the Archive: Finance and Contemporary Literature

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association // Harvard // March 17-20 2016.
contact email: 
lafinch@sas.upenn.edu // jjmcglot@indiana.edu

REVISITING THE ARCHIVE: FINANCE AND CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE

250 WORD ABSTRACTS ACCEPTED SEPTEMBER 1-23, uploaded to http://www.acla.org/annual-meeting.

ON NEARNESS, ORDER, AND THINGS: COLLECTING AND MATERIAL CULTURE 1400 TO TODAY; April 8-9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northrop Frye Centre and Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto
contact email: 
nfc@utoronto.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS

ON NEARNESS, ORDER, AND THINGS:
COLLECTING AND MATERIAL CULTURE 1400 TO TODAY
Top of Form

ACLA 2016: "Marked/Unmarked: Modes of Producing Difference"

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Gelinas / University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
contact email: 
mgelinas@umich.edu

In the context of the upcoming ACLA conference (Harvard University, March 17-20, 2016) we invite proposals for the seminar "Marked/Unmarked: Modes of Producing Difference."

[UPDATE] CFP: American Literature Area at PCA/ACA 2016, March 22-25

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
taylor13@rose-hulman.edu

Please note the updated start date for the 2016 PCA/ACA Conference. All other dates, etc. remain the same.

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)

Where Are We Now? Self & Other in Contemp Am Lit (ALA Symp: Frontiers & Borders in American Lit, San Antonio; due Sept 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Contemporary Literature
contact email: 
andrea.laurencell@sunyorange.edu

The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the Frontiers & Borders in American Literatu

What is Media? April 14-16, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of Oregon, Portland
contact email: 
jwasko@uoregon.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

WHAT IS MEDIA?
Experience • Exploration • Emergence

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON • PORTLAND, OREGON • APRIL 14-16, 2016

Dance in Literature | Literature as Dance - registration open - Thursday 10th September 2015, London

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Lynsey McCulloch (Coventry University)
contact email: 
lynsey.mcculloch@coventry.ac.uk

Coventry University is running a small, one-day working symposium next month in London on the subject of dance and literature. It will include short talks, activities and networking.

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta’s Far Western Regional Conference
contact email: 
perspectives.abstracts@gmail.com

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Abstracts due October 10th

Contemporary African Diaspora Travel Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Kajsa K. Henry/College Language Association
contact email: 
kkhenry@english.umass.edu

CLA Call for Paper--Proposed Panel

The 76th Annual CLA Convention will be hosted by Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, April 6-9, 2016. The Conference theme is "Dialogues between Africa and African Diaspora in Languages, Literatures and Films."

Within the last decade, a number of established African diaspora writers have published what I am calling contemporary forms of the black Atlantic travel narrative. We can include Sadiyia Hartman’s _Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Trade Route_ (2007), Jamaica Kincaid’s _A Small Place_ (2000), John Edgar Wideman’s _The Island: Martinique_ (2003), Edwidge Danticat’s _After the Dance: A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti_ (2002), Caryl Phillips’s _Atlantic Sound_ (2000), and most recently, Paule Marshall’s _Triangular Road: A Memoir_ (2010) within this category. These texts mark the return to the travel narrative as a genre that allows these authors to raise questions about their own personal struggles with identity as connected to place while also marking the emergence of a variant of an African diasporic sensibility. This sensibility is not structured around themes of nostalgia for a past that once was, but a longing for a feeling of relation through a shared loss that maintains a sense of community across time and borders. While these narratives address the remains of slavery, they focus more so on the symbolic loss of a diasporic identity.

Fabricating Truths: African-American Women and Clothing in the 19th Century August 28, 2015; March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Kimberly Lamm
contact email: 
kkl9@duke.edu

Fabricating Truths: African-American Women and Clothing in the 19th Century

Soundscapes of American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast MLA
contact email: 
meghan.burns@uconn.edu

Sound has always been a method of understanding the world around us, and literature of various forms and time periods has attempted to capture such soundscapes.

CFP: Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK) - 11/9/15 (6/18- 6/19)

full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing: International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College, London
contact email: 
conference@greatwriting.org.uk

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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016

Imperial College, London

ACLA 2016: The House in Literature: practices of commemoration, consumption, display and self-fashioning.

full name / name of organization: 
Diviani Chaudhuri / State University of New York at Binghamton
contact email: 
dchaudh1@binghamton.edu

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2016 Annual Meeting will take place at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts March 17-20, 2016.

A CRITICAL COMPANION TO TIM BURTON (Abstr. by 30 September) [REMINDER]

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Adam Barkam, Dr. Antonio Sanna
contact email: 
adam_barkman@hotmail.com isonisanna@hotmail.com

A Critical Companion to Tim Burton
Edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna

Mental Health and Mental Illness Seattle 2016 March 21-25

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
ericmatthewgreene@gmail.com

Seattle, March 21st-25th, 2016

UC Berkeley Comp Lit Undergrad Journal ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS for Fall 2015 Issue {DEADLINE: September 18, 2015}

full name / name of organization: 
UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal
contact email: 
berkeleycluj@gmail.com

Professors, graduate students, and administrators: Please share this upcoming publication opportunity with your undergraduates.

CFP Steven Spielberg's Hook for the collection Children in the Films of Steven Spielberg

full name / name of organization: 
Adrian Schober, Monash University
contact email: 
beatles9@optusnet.com.au

Collection: Children in the Films of Steven Spielbert

Editors: Adrian Schober and Debbie Olson

Seeking essay on Spielberg's Hook.

The contemporary Canon

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Assocation
contact email: 
hmatthe1@binghamton.edu

[For the annual American Comparative Literature Association’s conference, held at Harvard University, March 17-20, 2016]

The Itinerant Document: Between Capture, Display, and Resistance (ACLA 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
César Barros / SUNY New Paltz
contact email: 
barrosc@newpaltz.edu or mdonosomacaya@bmcc.cuny.edu

ASSE 2015 conference on British and American Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Albanian Society for the Study of English
contact email: 
armelap@assenglish.org

In the beginning was the word … and then … technology

Third ASSE International Conference on British and American Studies

[UPDATE] Walker Percy Centennial. April 28-30, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Conference on Christianity and Literature
contact email: 
rgray@montreat.edu

Walker Percy Centennial: Pilgrimage in Literature
2016 SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE ON CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE
April 28-30, 2016
Montreat College, Montreat, NC 28757

“Transatlantic Eighteenth-Century Women (Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts)" ASECS 2016 (3/31-4/3) Abstracts due 9/14

full name / name of organization: 
Misty Krueger / American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
misty.krueger@maine.edu

This ASECS panel, sponsored by the Aphra Behn Society, addresses writings by or about long eighteenth-century women who have crossed the Atlantic Ocean.

The Novel and Digital Humanities: Seeking Teaching Tools [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website
contact email: 
kathryn.huie@lmc.gatech.edu

The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal’s affiliate website.

[UPDATE] “Moved by the Spirit, Authorized by God: Black Women Activists and Religion” NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast MLA (NeMLA)
contact email: 
Jcarlacio@bmcc.cuny.edu

Since the era of slavery and continuing through the present, Black women have articulated a vision of freedom, equality, anti-racism, and racial uplift, drawing from Scripture to sustain their work of promoting equal rights for African Americans. From the early female abolitionists such as Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman, to the anti-lynching activists Ida B. Wells and Mary Talbert, to the twentieth-century civil rights activists Ella Josephine Baker and Septima Clark, and countless others, these “churchwomen” actively challenged the status quo that relegated Black women to the least empowered positions in the social order. In their effort to address slavery, segregation, violence, disenfranchisement, and civil rights, these women moved audiences toward social reform with stirring speeches; cultivated activism by establishing clubs and councils; and held key leadership positions in political organizations including the the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA). We seek papers from any theoretical or critical perspective that analyzes the ways in which these or other Black women activists employed their religious or spiritual authority to effect radical social change in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.

Interactions CFP 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Ege University, Depts. of British and American Studies
contact email: 
sebnemtoplu@hotmail.com

INTERACTIONS
Journal

Annual deadline : October 15

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