November 15–17, 2019 | Westin Peachtree Plaza | Atlanta, Georgia
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.
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."
Call for Papers:
2019 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 10-13
151 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Deadline: April 30 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
Upload/submit proposals to Submittable: https://italianamericanstudies.submittable.com/submit
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.
- Proposals of 300 words due: 15 June 2019
- Drafts of 4000-8000 words due: 1 September 2019
PAMLA 2019 - Grotesque Realism: The Body and its Functions in the Contemporary American Novel
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.
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.