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WALKER PERCY'S 100TH BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 3:05pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
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deadline: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

In honor of Walker Percy’s 100th Birthday Anniversary, proposals addressing any topic or area celebrating Walker Percy’s life, his fiction, or his non-fiction are welcome.  Send 300-word abstracts, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Dr. Karey Perkins, University of South Carolina - Beaufort, at both kareyp@uscb.edu and kareyperkins@gmail.com by June 7.

Mother Figures and Representations of Motherhood in English-speaking Societies

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:27am
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Universite Francois Rabelais, Tours (France)
deadline: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

               Alternately celebrated and pilloried, mother figures have been assigned contradictory roles throughout the histories of English-speaking societies. Reflecting the power structures and conflicts of their times, they have been portrayed as pillars of society, providing material and emotional security, and models of sacrifice, or vilified for failing to perpetuate the expected values of individual responsibility and self-control. Nearly a century after winning political emancipation and almost half a century after the historic struggles for sexual emancipation—which yielded unequal results from one country to another—, women in all segments of society in the USA, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth are still regard

Roots at 40: Reflections and Remembrances [Update]

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:46am
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Goodwin College
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

In the final week of January, 1977, the ABC miniseries Roots became the most-watched television program of all time. To the surprise of the show’s producers, Roots became not only a ratings windfall, but a cultural phenomenon, articulating an African-American counter-narrative of American history, provoking a dialogue about the legacy of slavery, and presenting African-American characters with a dignity and integrity that differed sharply from the caricatured representations common to television up to that time. In many ways, the response to the show by the media and the general public constitutes the first of many “conversations about race” that have punctuated the Post-Civil Rights era.

Southern Studies Conference 10-11 Feb. 2017

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:44am
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Auburn University at Montgomery
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deadline: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Now in its ninth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 10-11 February 2017. Topics may include but are not limited to:

SAMLA 88: EUDORA WELTY AND INTERTEXTUALITY

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:02am
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William Murray
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deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

THE EUDORA WELTY SOCIETY

The Eudora Welty Society welcomes a range of papers, but proposals addressing Welty and the SAMLA 88 theme of "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?" are especially welcome. We also are interested in work that investigates how Welty's fiction, essays, or photography interact with politics, jazz, the blues, newspapers, magazines, television, film, and other texts. Consider also how Welty's work has been reimagined by other artists, such as Claire Holley's song "Pleasant Dreams" inspired by "The Whistle." By June 1, 2016, please send a 300-500 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V requirements to William Murray at wpmurray@crimson.ua.edu.

[Deadline Extended] PTSD and Clint Eastwood Films

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:02am
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Allen Redmon and Charles Hamilton, Texas A&M University-Central Texas
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deadline: 
Friday, May 27, 2016

Our initial deadline has passed but we still have room for one-three more chapters on PTSD and trauma in Clint Eastwood's directorial efforts.

Dystopic Dickinson. Or Is It Utopic Dickinson?

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:02am
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention
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deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention; Jacksonville, Florida; November 4-6, 2016 

Dystopic Dickinson. Or Is It Utopic Dickinson?

Call for Papers: [Inter]sections No. 19 (2016)

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Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:57am
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American Studies Program, University of Bucharest
deadline: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

March 6, 2016

Submission Guidelines

[Inter]sections is an online annual peer-reviewed journal of American studies. We are currently accepting submissions for issue 19 (2016) by September 1, 2016.

We publish academic papers, as well as relevant reviews and interviews. Papers should be between 3,000 and 8,000 words, and written in accordance with the 2009 MLA citation style. All submissions should also include an 100-word abstract and a list of 5-7 keywords, a short bio,  and an abstract. Alternately, you may wish to fill in the following submission form:

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The Strange Place of Ecocriticism: The Material as Cultural Artifact?

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Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:56am
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Dewey W. Hall/California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
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deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association  

PAMLA 116th Annual Conference November 11-13, 2016

 

Panel Chair:              Dewey W. Hall, Professor of English

 

Affiliation:                California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

 

Email:                        dwhall@cpp.edu

 

Session Title:           “The Strange Place of Ecocriticism: The Material as

DeLillo's Zero K

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Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:54am
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016

Zero K is Don DeLillo’s 16th novel and deals with cryogenics -- the freezing of the dead body for a subsequent scientifically-fueled resurrection. Keeping in mind SAMLA’s theme,  Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise is It?,  we seek papers that explore DeLillo’s themes, conflicts, characterization, and/or science. (SAMLA 88 * November 4-6, 2016 * Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront * Jacksonville, FL.)  Please send your 250 word abstract to Jacqueline Zubeck (jacqueline.zubeck@gmail.com) by June 5, 2016.

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