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The William Dean Howells Society (ALA 2017)

updated: 
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:35am
The William Dean Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 28th Annual American Literature Association Conference to be held in Boston, May 25-28, 2017. 

 

Panel 1: On the Neglected Works of William Dean Howells

African American Literature and Culture Society at ALA, Boston, May 25-28, 2017

updated: 
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:35am
African American Literature and Culture Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 6, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

African American Literature and Culture Society

American Literature Association

25th Annual Conference

May 25-28, 2017

The Westin Copley

10 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02116-5798

"Inter-Ethnicity," Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association (JMMLA), Spring 2017

updated: 
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 10:21am
Midwest Modern Lanugage Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

In the opening pages of Sherman Alexie's Reservation Blues (1995), Spokane Indian storyteller Thomas Builds-the-Fire comes into ownership of legendary African American bluesman Robert Johnson's guitar, a magical object that both furthers his band's musical aptitude and reopens the scars of historical memory. In Gish Jen's Mona in the Promised Land (1996), her titular Chinese-American protagonist, newly-relocated to an affluent New York suburb, converts to Judaism, arguing to her mother, "we are a minority, like it or not, and if you want to know how to be a minority, there's nobody better at it than the Jews."

 

Emily Dickinson International Society: ALA 2017

updated: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:24am
Emily Dickinson International Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Calls for Papers

Emily Dickinson International Society: ALA 2017

 

 

The Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2017 American Literature Association Annual Conference. ALA conference will be held in Boston, May 25-28, 2017. Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV to Michelle Kohler (mkohler@tulane.edu) and Renee Bergland (renee.bergland@simmons.edu) by January 4, 2017.

 

Panel 1: Dickinson and Violence

A Political Companion to John Updike

updated: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:25am
Edited by Matthew Shipe, Yoav Fromer, and Scott Dill
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 30, 2017

Recent scholarship on John Updike—especially since his death in 2009 and the subsequent opening up of his personal papers at Houghton Library—has begun to shed light on his still overlooked, albeit extremely fecund, political mindset. A Political Companion to John Updike will seek to establish a new scholarly foundation for this exciting and burgeoning field in Updike studies by inviting scholars to submit essays that employ multiple perspectives and fresh interdisciplinary approaches to better understanding the kinds of political questions Updike’s writing addresses.

Special Issue of Southern Quarterly on the South and the Caribbean

updated: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 11:27am
John Wharton Lowe University of Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    Special Issue of SOUTHERN QUARTERLY on

    THE U.S. SOUTH AND THE CARIBBEAN
    Guest Editor, John Wharton Lowe

[MELUS] DEADLINE APPROACHING: Religion and US Ethnic Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:25am
J. Stephen Pearson (U North Georgia)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

We invite papers exploring the representation or influence of religion and/or spirituality in ethnic U.S. literatures for a panel at MELUS 2017. Scholars might consider how multicultural encounters with religion "construct or deconstruct racial, gender, sexual, and class identities."

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 27-30, 2017 at MIT.

Hidden Narratives essay collection

updated: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:25am
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deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

The dominant narratives of women in music have neglected, obscured, or minimized the successes and importance of countless female musicians who became the driving forces in the development and success of their genres. Instead, such narratives emphasize the rarity of the female musician or attribute her success to a male mentor, especially in the period before second-wave feminism. While recent research has uncovered the histories of forgotten women in art music, little work has been done on the careers of women in vernacular musics. For instance, Ruth Alice "Ronnie" Gilbert was a founding member of the Weavers, a long-time activist in social issues, and a highly influential singer-songwriter who is often overshadowed by Pete Seeger.

(Updated Due Date) Poetry and Poetics Papers for the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Annual Conference

updated: 
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 1:35pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

CFP: Poetry and Poetics (Critical) 

Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2016

 

For the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association’s 38th Annual Conference.

 

February 15 - 18, 2017

 

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

330 Tijeras Ave NW

Albuquerque, NM 87102

1-888-421-1442 / 1-888-421-1442

Fax: (505) 843-2710

 

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