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Panel: A William Dean Howells Retrospective

updated: 
Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 3:27pm
The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

Panel: A William Dean Howells Retrospective

 

Conference: WRITING THE MIDWEST: A Symposium of Scholars and Creative Writers

The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML)

May 28-30, 2024. Kellogg Hotel and Convention Center, East Lansing, Michigan

 

New Modalities of Irishness

updated: 
Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 3:18pm
Boston University and University College Dublin's Clinton Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2023

New Modalities of Irishness: Performance, Race and Inequality

The Modalities of Irishness project co-hosted by University College Dublin’s Clinton Institute and Boston University’s College of Fine Arts is now accepting submissions for its second event, following the successful first symposium in Boston in June 2023. The next symposium in the series will take place at the Clinton Institute on Friday 19th April 2024.

Two ALA Sessions: 1. Gothic in Horror, Horror in Gothic and 2. Folk Horror

updated: 
Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 3:18pm
American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2024

American Literature Association

35th Annual Conference

May 23-26, 2024

The Palmer House Hilton—Chicago

The SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF THE AMERICAN GOTHIC will organize two sessions at the 35th Annual Conference of the ALA.

CFP One: Gothic in Horror, Horror in Gothic

From North Carolina Out: Charles Olson, Black Mountain Poetics, and the Later Years

updated: 
Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 2:54pm
Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2024

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual American Literature Association Conference, to be held in Chicago, May 23-26. This year, the Society is interested in abstracts that examine the later periods of Black Mountain Poetry. After the closure of Black Mountain College, the liquidation of the property in 1957, and the folding of the Black Mountain Review in the same year, poets like Olson, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, John Wieners, Ed Dorn, and Larry Eigner had to find new centers of community where they could continue the advances of their experimental poetics. Gloucester, Buffalo, San Francisco, New York, Boston, and New Mexico – different locales became important for fostering exchange for these poets.

Jazz and American Poetics: From The New American Poetry to Contemporary Verse

updated: 
Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 2:54pm
Charles Olson Society; Amiri Baraka Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2024

The Charles Olson Society and the Amiri Baraka Society will co-sponsor a session at the annual American Literature Association Conference, to be held in Chicago, May 23-26. This year, our two societies are pleased to announce a collaboration around the theme of jazz and its relation to the development of experimental American poetry. As Charles Olson once stated in a series of talks titled “On Black Mountain”: “Boy, there was no poetics. It was Charlie Parker. Literally, it was Charlie Parker.” Olson was thinking back to his 1950s correspondence with Robert Creeley, who consistently wrote to Olson about the importance of Parker’s bop rhythms for his own poetics. In the talk, Olson equates the entirety of the New American Poetry with just Charlie Parker.

“Spiritualism Reconjured”: A special issue of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers

updated: 
Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 1:12pm
Ashley Reed
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2024

Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers seeks essays devoted to the study of women's writing by, for, and about members of the nineteenth-century Spiritualist movement. Spiritualism was a wildly popular religious practice that burst onto the American scene in 1848 when two young girls in Hydesville, New York, claimed to be communicating with the dead.

Revisiting Region: Locating the "Where" in American Studies

updated: 
Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 12:22pm
New England American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2023

The New England American Studies Association is currently seeking submissions for our Summer 2024 conference “Revisiting Region: Locating the “Where” in American Studies” to be held at Harvard University, June 21-22, 2024.

In a moment of political polarization, environmental crisis, and educational censorship, the serious study of region as a cultural, social, and academic tool is of pivotal importance for building and disrupting ideas of identity and collectivity. We seek submissions that explore the role of region(s) within the national project, within our field of study, and within the popular imagination. Put simply, we invite you to join us as we revisit region.

Transatlantic Literature at CEA 2024

updated: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 8:23am
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 13, 2023

Call for Papers, Transatlantic Literature at CEA 2024

March 21-23 | Atlanta, Georgia

The Westin Buckhead Atlanta

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Transatlantic Literature for our 53rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

Our conference theme in 2024 is Transformations, and studies related to Transatlantic Literature seem especially concerned with transformations of all kinds. Please refer to the general Call for Papers for more information.

Poetry and Poetics (critical) Papers and Panels for Southwest Popular/ American Culture Association Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 1:24am
Southwest Popular/ American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Call for Papers

Poetry & Poetics (Critical)

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

45th Annual Conference, February 21-24, 2024

Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

https://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on September 1, 2023

Proposal submission deadline: November 14, 2023

 

CAMPS, CARCERAL IMAGINARIES, & CRITICAL INTERVENTIONS

updated: 
Sunday, November 5, 2023 - 9:56am
University of Graz, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2024

2nd CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 

(en español abajo)

Deadline for Abstracts  / October 23, 2023

 

CAMPS, CARCERAL IMAGINARIES, & CRITICAL INTERVENTIONS

 

The 2nd Graz/Puerto Rico International Conference on Human Rights 

from an Inter-American Perspective

 

May 30 to June 2, 2024 - University of Graz, Austria

 

Alfred Hitchcock---DEADLINE EXTENDED---Call for Papers

updated: 
Saturday, November 4, 2023 - 10:06pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2023

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Call for Papers

ALFRED HITCHCOCK

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

45th Annual Conference, February 21-24, 2024

Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on September 1, 2023

Extended proposal submission deadline: November 14, 2023

 

 

Texas Transformations (for the guaranteed TCEA session) at CEA 2024

updated: 
Thursday, November 2, 2023 - 5:15pm
Moumin Quazi / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 13, 2023

Call for Papers, Texas Transformations (for the guaranteed TCEA session) at CEA 2024

March 21-23, 2023 | Atlanta, Georgia

Westin Buckhead, Atlanta | 3391 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 365-0065, https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/atlwb-the-westin-buckhead-atlanta/overview/?scid=f2ae0541-1279-4f24-b197-a979c79310b0 

JOIN CEA IN ATLANTA!

updated: 
Thursday, November 2, 2023 - 9:43am
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 13, 2023

The Big Peach. The ATL. The Dogwood City. Atlanta is a city always reimagining itself. The city’s history parallels America's own complicated and continuing story. This spirit of TRANSFORMATION—the theme of CEA 2024—is captured in the city's seal featuring a phoenix rising from the ashes. The image captures Atlanta's resilience as a city in how it emerged from the devastation of the Civil War to become a modern industrial metropolis, the center of the movement for Civil Rights, and what the New York Times describes as “hip-hop’s center of gravity.” 

Esotericism, Occultism, and Magic at Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, Feb 21-24, Albuquerque, New Mexico

updated: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023 - 6:00pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2023

DEADLINE EXTENDED : NOVEMBER 14

ESOTERICISM, OCCULTISM, AND MAGIC

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 

45th Annual Conference, February 21-24, 2024

Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on September 1, 2023

Proposal submission deadline: November 14, 2023 

ALA 2024: Stevens and the Little Magazine

updated: 
Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 1:28pm
Wallace Stevens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

American Literature Association 2024 (Chicago, May 23 – 26, 2024): “Stevens and the Little Magazine”

The publication, circulation, and reception of little magazines made modernism happen. They set modernist poetry in motion, rattling and humming. The little magazine was a medial form, a technology, an infrastructure, a format, and a context for reading. Organized by the Wallace Stevens Society, this panel welcomes scholars to consider Stevens’s work in little magazines and to consider little magazines as mediators of, or resonators for, Stevens’s work. We seek abstracts that draw Stevensian poetics and criticism into contact with cultural and textual studies of the little magazine.

Living Enclosures

updated: 
Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 1:22pm
Stony Brook University 36th Annual English Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2024

Enclosure is as much origin-story as it is globally contested condition. Critical accounts
positioning the act of enclosure as integral to the root-systems of global capitalism,
environmental catastrophe and precarity often refer to the historical effort by landowners to do
away with the commons in favor of legally and politically recognized enclosures. Transforming
sustainable agricultural practices into sites of energy-production primed for capital development,
the early-modern enclosure movement gave rise to what Robert P. Marzec characterizes as “a
model of the human that took as its direct enemy an environment thought to be threatening

Margaret Fuller, Women in the 19C, and Resilience (Thoreau Gathering in Concord, MA, July 10-14, 2024)

updated: 
Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 1:19pm
Thoreau Gathering in Concord, MA, July 10-14, 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 8, 2023

Call for Papers: Margaret Fuller, Women in the 19C, and Resilience

Panel for the Thoreau Gathering in Concord, MA, July 10-14, 2024

Margaret Fuller both overcame odds and recognized the virtue of resilience in others. “Resilience” is the theme of this year’s Thoreau Gathering, and the organizers suggest four categories for considering this strength: ecological, cultural/political, personal/spiritual, and legacy. With some major differences from Thoreau, these same categories are helpful with Fuller, and in our annual contribution to the Gathering we invite presentations approaching her and likeminded women writers in her circles that also draw on one of these kinds of resilience.

James Fenimore Cooper Society panels at ALA Chicago, May 2024

updated: 
Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 1:18pm
Luis A Iglesias, James Fenimore Cooper Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2024

The James Fenimore Cooper Society will host two panels at the 35th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held at The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, May 23-26, 2024. For additional information: https://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-annual-conference/

Panel 1: The Pilot, A Bicentennial Celebration: James Fenimore Cooper and the Maritime World

Mobility and American (Non)Fiction. A Special Issue of [Inter]sections

updated: 
Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 1:15pm
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 10, 2023

This is a call for papers for a special issue (27/2024) on “Mobility and American (Non)Fiction” of the online open-access double-blind peer-reviewed journal [Inter]sections, co-edited by José Duarte (School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon) & Mihaela Precup (American Studies Program, University of Bucharest).

 

[Call for Chapters] “Problematic” Punk: NOFX's Forty Years of Punk Provocations

updated: 
Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 1:11pm
Ellen Bernhard, Stefano Morello, David Pearson
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2024

For forty years, NOFX’s brand of (depending who you ask) witty, offensive, humorous, juvenile, intelligent, existential, political, anti-PC, and/or philosophically probing punk has reared several generations in punk attitude and ethos, for better or worse (again, depending who you ask). The band got its start in the early-1980s Los Angeles punk scene, was among the pioneers of the melodic yet hardcore So-Cal punk style, rode the wave of 1990s punk popularity without signing to a major record label, took a political turn during the Bush era, and continued their punk provocations until retiring in 2023.

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to Present

updated: 
Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 1:02pm
Americana
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 8, 2023

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to Present, invites submissions in areas related to American Studies, American history, American popular culture, comics, music, film, politics, sports, fashion, food, radio, television/streaming, tourism, etc.

Scholars can visit the guidelines for submission here:
https://americanpopularculture.com/journal/call_for_papers.htm

Scholars are also invited to peruse past issues to see the style and type of articles we publish here:
https://americanpopularculture.com/journal/past_issues.htm

Jordan Peele's Generic Renovations

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 1:33pm
ACCUTE, Congress 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 17, 2023

With 2017’s Get Out, Jordan Peele burst out of the confines of sketch comedy and announced himself as one of the most original voices in contemporary cinema. Part and parcel of Peele’s success was his undeniable mastery of–and facility with–generic conventions. Get Out has been ascribed a range of genre labels, from psychological thriller to political horror, black comedy to sci-fi, zombie movie to horror verité. Peele himself has added fuel to the fire by musing that his film is a “social thriller” and a “documentary” that “subverts the idea of all genres.” Since the success of his first film, Peele has released a pair of even more generically ambitious and ambiguous films: Us (2019) and Nope (2022). 

Men and Men's Studies Area

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 1:33pm
National Popular Culture/American Culture Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

Proposals on any aspect of men, men’s studies, and/or masculinities are welcome; however, the following topics are of particular interest:

Deadline Extension for Comparative Drama Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 1:25pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2023

46th Comparative Drama Conference

April 4-6, 2024

Orlando, Florida

 

NEW DUE DATE: OCT. 20

 

Due to numerous requests for an extension to the abstract due date, the new abstract due date is October 20th.

 

We look forward to receiving your abstract.

 

 

 

SUBMISSION INFORMATION            

 

Humorous Perspectives on Perpetrators in Contemporary American Literature and Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 1:21pm
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 12, 2023

This is a Call for Papers for an online workshop titled Laughing in the Face of Evil: Humorous Perspectives on Perpetrators in Contemporary American Literature and Popular Culture. The workshop asks what humor can contribute to our understanding of perpetrators by examining a selection of works from contemporary American literature and popular culture. Does humor help demythologize certain perpetrators whose international fame turned them into quasi-mythical figures? Can the ownership of humorous content about a traumatic situation or process endured by a specific marginalized community be transferred to other communities?

Call for Proposals: The Work and Legacy of Minnie Bruce Pratt

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 1:21pm
The Journal of Lesbian Studies special issue
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

Call for Proposals: The Work and Legacy of Minnie Bruce Pratt

 On July 2, 2023, Minnie Bruce Pratt died at the age of 76 after a brief illness resulting from a glioblastoma. (Obituaries are available here and here.) Pratt leaves behind an important body of creative, theoretical, and political work as a gift and legacy to scholars, activists, cultural workers, writers, poets, and readers.

 

Urban Myths and Cultural Geography of Horror

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 1:21pm
Irena Jurković, Marko Lukić and Tijana Parezanović
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Urban Myths and Cultural Geography of Horror
Edited by Irena Jurković, Marko Lukić and Tijana Parezanović

 

Rebecca Harding Davis Panels at 2024 ALA (Chicago)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 1:19pm
Rebecca Harding Davis Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

The Rebecca Harding Davis Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the 2024 American Literature Association conference in Chicago from May 23-26, 2024. 

 

Panel 1: Crisis and Healing in the Works of Rebecca Harding Davis 

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