category: american

Postmodern Gods and Monsters: Gender, Sexuality, Power--NEMLA Convention March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Schopp/ Northeast Modern Language Association 2016 Conference
contact email: 
Andrew.Schopp@ncc.edu

The postmodern god figure has been a staple of postmodern art at the very least since John Barth published Lost in the Funhouse, in which the god figure, both author and father, was simultaneously cha

Unsettling Objects: Collecting in Nineteenth-Century America

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

This proposed panel for the 2016 C19 conference seeks paper proposals on the topic of collectors and collections in nineteenth-century American culture.

"Remeasuring Lyrical Pain" -- Seminar CFP -- ACLA Annual Meeting, Cambridge, MA, March 17–20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Tabak / Brown University
contact email: 
jessica_tabak@brown.edu

In recent scholarship, lyric emerges as a privileged form for expressing, simulating, and circulating pain: its formal flexibility, non-narrative structure, and somatic elements allow lyric to evoke a

Wonder Tales: The 37th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

full name / name of organization: 
The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
contact email: 
moiraine@gmail.com

Thirty-Seventh International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Wonder Tales

March 16-20, 2016

Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel

NeMLA Roundtable: “Beyond the Monster Inside: The Ethics of Fragmentation in the Long Nineteenth-Century”: Due 9/30/15

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2016: March 17-20, 2016
contact email: 
melissa.rampelli@gmail.com

Doubles and doppelgangers abound in the Victorian Gothic novel and Miltonian readings have emphasized the inner monster as a nod to the period’s desire to, in Tennyson’s terms, “Move upward, wor

Willa Cather as Modernist, 9/30/15; 3/17-3/20/16

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Assoc (NeMLA)
contact email: 
abenn@esu.edu

This panel for the NeMLA 2016 Annual Convention, to be held in Hartford, Connecticut, from March 17 to March 20, 2016, will feature papers that explore Willa Cather as a Modernist writer.

Panel: Visualizing Diversity in Children's Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Diversity Committee, Children's Literature Association
contact email: 
lara.saguisag@csi.cuny.edu; mary.couzelis@morgan.edu

Call for Papers
Visualizing Diversity in Children’s Literature
Panel Sponsored by Children’s Literature Association Diversity Committee
2016 Children’s Literature Association Conference

1968 and Global Cinema - panel at SCMS Atlanta 2015 - Abstracts due AUG 5

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
contact email: 
s.saljoughi@gmail.com and crgerhardt@gmail.com

CfP- 2016 SCMS - 1968 + Global Cinema - 3/30-4/3/16 - Atlanta, Georgia

1968 and Global Cinema

Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference

Hilton Atlanta, March 30 - April 3, 2016

The Unsettling Politics of Nineteenth-Century Print, Abstract Deadline August 20

full name / name of organization: 
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
jseibert@clarku.edu

While earlier centuries had witnessed the global spread of print, the nineteenth century contributed a new major chapter to the history of print in the Atlantic world, a chapter full of unsettlin

'Facts and Fictions' - First Workshop of 'The Art of Identification' Network, University of Birmingham, Tuesday 13 October 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Art of Identification
contact email: 
theartofidentification@gmail.com

The Art of Identification network, funded by a networking grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) intends to bring together a range of academics and practitioners in order to explor

[UPDATE] "Daddy, What did you Do in the Culture Wars?": Academia and Public Life - NeMLA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association - Hartford CT, March 17-20, 1016
contact email: 
ens310@lehigh.edu, wal209@lehigh.edu

It’s been almost thirty years since Allan Bloom made his clarion call to classicism within the American academy with the publication of The Closing of the American Mind.

The Novel and Digital Humanities: Seeking Teaching Tools (July 25)

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website
contact email: 
khuie1@gsu.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 Wharton in Washington 2016: Deadline Extended

full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
jhaytock@brockport.edu

Wharton in Washington:
A Conference Sponsored by
the Edith Wharton Society
June 2-4, 2016

Extended Deadline: Proposals due September 1, 2015

Proposed Edited Collection on American Women Writers and Liminality 10 Dec 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
ssawwcollection@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR A PROPOSED SSAWW EDITED COLLECTION
CALL FOR SENIOR SCHOLAR TO WRITE PREFACE

The Weird & the Southern Imaginary - Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Travis Rozier / Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz; Bob Hodges / University of Washington
contact email: 
jamesrzr138@gmail.com; bhodge4@gmail.com

Keynote: The Weird & the Southern Imaginary will introduce the aesthetics and generic conventions of the Weird to cultural studies of the U.S.

Don DeLillo: "Fiction Rescues History" Conference - Paris, February 18-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Antoine Cazé / Université Paris Diderot - LARCA (Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Cultures Anglophones)
contact email: 
antcaze@wanadoo.fr

“Don DeLillo: ‘Fiction Rescues History’” Conference
Paris - February 18-20, 2016

Guest of Honor: Don DeLillo (with the support of Actes Sud Editions)

Plenary Speakers:

ACLA 2016: Pedagogy, in Theory

full name / name of organization: 
Carolyn Laubender/ Duke University
contact email: 
ccl23@duke.edu

As two of the three famous "hermeneutics of suspicion", Marxism and psychoanalysis both have an important but conflicted relationship with the work of education.

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

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

Tim Burton is certainly one of the most popular directors of contemporary Hollywood.

Looking for Public Humanities Pieces on "America"

full name / name of organization: 
'Merica Magazine: for the unlikely patriot......
contact email: 
mericamagazine@gmail.com

It is our contention that a magazine like this has needed to exist for a while.

Perry, Politics, and Propaganda

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
jlamar@odu.edu

Tyler Perry has become an African-American cultural icon through his stage plays, films, sitcoms, and now, primetime dramas.

CFP: "A Feel for the Text: Affect Theory and Literary Critical Practice" (Edited collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Ahern
contact email: 
stephen.ahern@acadiau.ca

Ever since Massumi posited the autonomy of affect and Sedgwick called for us to pay more attention to the felt “texture” of experience, there has been a surge of interest across the humanities and

Crisis: Imaginations and Representations of an Oft-Quoted Notion (LMU Munich 2016 Graduate Conference - CfP Oct 31 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Earnshaw/Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
contact email: 
languagetalks16@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Languagetalks 2016: Graduate Conference at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

IBZ Munich, 24th to 26th February 2016

Graduate School of Language and Literature

Reading Risk in Contemporary U.S. Fiction and Culture (02/10/15) - A Postgraduate and Early Career Rersearcher Colloquium

full name / name of organization: 
University of Birmingham, UK
contact email: 
riskinUSfiction@gmail.com

Five days after 9/11, Republican Party activist James Pinkerton proclaimed that ‘the World Trade Center has been destroyed, but this has also been a crushing defeat for irony, cynicism and hipness.

CFP: 42nd Annual Conference of the African Literature Association (April 6-9, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
African Literature Association
contact email: 
atlanta@ala2016.com

Emory University and Kennesaw State University
cordially invite you to submit your proposals for seminars, roundtables, and panels
at the
African Literature Association 2016 Conference

SCMS 2016 Conference Panel: "Media and Surveillance"

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Cinema & Media Studies 2016, Atlanta, March 30-April 3
contact email: 
lisahan@umail.ucsb.edu

Media and Surveillance

Panel CFP: Media, Ecology, and New Materialism (SCMS Atlanta Panel, March 30-April 3, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel W Jekanowski / Concordia University & Kenneth Rogers / York University
contact email: 
rachel.jekanowski@concordia.ca

Panel CFP: Media, Ecology, and New Materialism

SCMS Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia
March 30-April 3, 2016

Individual proposals due: Aug 5, 2015

Southern Studies Conference 5-6 Feb. 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Auburn University at Montgomery
contact email: 
jhavard@aum.edu

Now in its eighth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 5-6 February 2016.

Reading Risk in Contemporary U.S. Fiction and Culture (02-10-15). A Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Colloquium

full name / name of organization: 
University of Birmingham, UK
contact email: 
riskinUSfiction@gmail.com

Five days after 9/11, Republican Party activist James Pinkerton proclaimed that ‘the World Trade Center has been destroyed, but this has also been a crushing defeat for irony, cynicism and hipness.

[UPDATE] Call for Submissions: Money Talks: Inequality and North American Identity (Deadline Extended - 01/11/2015)

full name / name of organization: 
49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies
contact email: 
editors@49thparalleljournal.org.

http://49thparalleljournal.org/

The Text as Being: Ontologies of Redemption, Repair, and Regret, ICLA Congress, 21-27 July 2016

full name / name of organization: 
ICLA Research Committee on Religion, Ethics, and Literature
contact email: 
kmillet1@sfsu.edu

For the upcoming conference of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA), the Research Committee on Religion, Ethics, and Literature, invites submissions for the following panel, "Th

Mystery and Detective Fiction - PCA/ACA 2016 (Seattle, WA; March 21-25)

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
contact email: 
patrick.k.russell@uconn.edu and debleiter@alumni.calvin.edu

The Mystery & Detective Fiction Area of the Popular Culture Association invites proposals for our annual conference.

Expanded Horizons: New Approaches to CinemaScope Aesthetics (SCMS 2016 Atlanta, Submit by 7/29)

full name / name of organization: 
Anthony Coman, University of Florida; Sam Roggen, University of Antwerp
contact email: 
awcoman@ufl.edu


This panel invites papers exploring the production history, aesthetics, and legacy of CinemaScope films.

Race and Comics: The Politics of Representation in Sequential Art | NeMLA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
rponcecordero@keene.edu

47th Annual NeMLA Convention
March 17-20, 2016 Hartford, CT
Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30, 2015

Update to CFP for Barzakh's Spring 2015 Issue (3/5/2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Barzakh Magazine
contact email: 
barzakhmagazine@gmail.com

The editors of Barzakh Magazine are proud to present our new RAGE issue, featuring new work by Lydia Davis and other talented writers!

2nd Annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh English Department Graduate Program
contact email: 
LSJLehigh@gmail.com

The Lehigh English Department’s second annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference will take place on Lehigh’s campus in Bethlehem, PA, on March 4th-5th, 2016.

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