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Edith Wharton's New York

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 9:48am
Edith Wharton Society Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019


 Edith Wharton’s New York: 

A Conference Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society 

New Yorker Hotel 

June 17th-20th 2020 

Please join the Edith Wharton Society for its upcoming conference marking the centennial anniversary of the publication of Edith Wharton’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, The Age of Innocence. We will celebrate this momentous year in New York, the setting not only of so many of Wharton’s works but also of much of her life. 

"You mark my words": Eudora Welty, Dialect, and Relationships

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:06pm
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 7, 2019

November 15-17, 2019 – Atlanta, GA EXTENDED DEADLINE!

Eudora Welty used dialect in her stories to reproduce the full performance of power and identity associated with language. Of her early stories, Welty herself said in 1982, "I love to write dialogue but it’s very hard to prune it and make it sharp and make it advance the plot and reveal the characters—both characters—the one listening and the one talking."


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:59am
Midwest Pop Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Call for Papers:


2019 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 10-13

Cincinnati, OH                          

151 West Fifth Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Deadline: April 30 2019

Defying Boundaries, Rais(az)ing Walls: Italian Americans Negotiating Borders in a Changing Ethnic Framework

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 4:10pm
Italian American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 18, 2019

52nd Annual IASA Conference in Houston

 — Call for Papers —

 Defying Boundaries, Rais(az)ing Walls:

 Italian Americans Negotiating Borders in a Changing Ethnic Framework

Location: Doubletree at Hilton, 6 E. Greenway Plaza; Houston, Texas, 77046

Date: October 31-November 3, 2019

Submission Deadline: Friday, May 3, 2019

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ReFocus: A Series of Film/American Studies Anthologies (update)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:12am
Edinburgh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2027

In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Robert Singer (CUNY) Gary D. Rhodes (University of Central Florida), and Frances Smith (University of Sussex), each book focuses on a critically overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, mainstream cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Preston Sturges, Amy Heckerling, Delmer Daves, Kelly Reichardt, Elaine May, Spike Jonze, William Castle, Barbara Kopple, and Budd Boetticher.

Cultural History; PAMLA (November 14-17, 2019)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:03am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

The 117th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) will be held at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside, from Thursday, November 14, to Sunday, November 17.


Disney and Its Worlds

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:02am
PAMLA 117th Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

From starting its own streaming service to producing live action recreations of its most successful animated films, Disney has had a fruitful year. Disney films are both a reflection and also a creator of social norms, and critical response has interpreted the intertextual heteroglossia of discourse between films and society to assess how Disney ideology is absorbed, reflected, rejected, or altered. This panel explores the discursive, literary, filmic, and historical dimensions of the Disney phenomenon in both the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.