We are currently soliciting abstracts for The Films of Barbara Kopple, one of the scholarly editions to be published by the University of Edinburgh Press in a new series of anthologies examining overlooked American film directors. Series editors are Robert Singer and Gary D. Rhodes.
This MLA roundtable will reconsider the “Theory” debates of the 1980s and after in light of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Is poststructuralist “de-centering” somehow complicit in the rise of “alternative facts” of recent newspeak or does it offer a critical bulwark against it? (This is not a guaranteed session, so the proposal will be submitted once the roundtable is set.) Please send a 250-word abstract and short biographical blurb by March 10 to David Ben-Merre (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Issue 5.1: Listening to Refugees
albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of literature by and concerning refugees.
Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:
Fictional accounts of exile
The Jewish diaspora
Literature of political disillusionment
The role of nostalgia in displaced writers
Being “at home” in America
Trauma and/as emigration
Representations of exile in comics and graphic novels
Class is all Around You: Exploring Class, Identity, and Ideology in American Literature
Editors: John F. Lavelle, Ph.D. and Debbie Lelekis, Ph.D.
The American Religion and Literature Society invites proposals for our panel at the 2017 Midwest Modern Language Association convention, November 9-12, 2017 in Cincinnati, OH.
Session title: “Social Activism in American Religious Literature”
The Anthropocene: Fiction and the End(s) of Human Ecologies
Guest Editor: Robert P. Marzec
Deadline for Submissions: 15 April 2017
CORRUPTIBLE SEED: Literary, Political, and Historical Perspectives on Bob Dylan
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond B.C., September 22-23, 2017
Organisers: Tracey Kinney (Department of History, Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Gregory Millard (Department of Political Science, Kwantlen Polytechnic University), and Heather Cyr (Department of English, Kwantlen Polytechnic University).
Multicultural Literature in the Classroom Section, Midwest MLA Conference, Cincinnati, OH, November 9-12, 2017:
Call for Papers
Atlantic World Arts: Collision, Fusion, Re-Vision
An International, Interdisciplinary Conference
Sponsored by the Atlantic World Research Network and The National Folk Festival
Reclamation Ecopoetics of the African Diaspora
MLA 2018, January 4-7, New York City
A panel organized by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment