Looking for one more paper to round out a panel on knowledge, learning, or information in film/televsion studies. Topics can be drawn from any film, genre, or national cinema. The 2016 PAMLA conference will convene at the Westin Pasadena, in Pasadena, California, November 11-13, 2016. Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words--by August 30--to Andrew Howe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While introducing a performance from Hamilton at the recent Tony Awards ceremony, hip hop artist Common described the show as a “gamechanger,” a “cultural phenomenon,” and “simply put... one of the greatest pieces of art ever made.” Indeed it has become hard to talk about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton without resorting to hyperbole, as it appears to be a watershed moment in Broadway theatre and in American cultural history at large.
Call for Papers: New American Notes Online NANO Issue 12 on Star Wars: The Force Awakens Deadline: February 1, 2017 Special Issue: Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Narrative, Characters, Media, and Event Guest Editors: Jason W. Ellis, Alan Lovegreen, and Sean Scanlan This thing [Star Wars] communicates.
Seeking one more paper to fill out a panel for the Society of Early Americanist Conference in Tulsa, March 2017.
Call for Individual Paper Proposals 2017 Society of Early Americanists Conference in Tulsa, OK (March 2-4, 2017)https://sea2017.wordpress.com/Submission deadline: August 30th Experimental Panel: "Doing Undergraduate Research in Early American Studies" Think about when and how you first became excited about early America and early American studies. Was the spark your own reading, an inspiring teacher or professor, or a research paper that gripped your attention? As teachers and research
NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD 23-26 March 2017
Depression-era literature is often regarded in stark contrast to the periods that frame it—the 1920s and the postwar—which have been deemed altogether more compatible with each other both thematically and stylistically. American writers of the Thirties, as the story goes, tended to immerse themselves in the political culture of the period, eschewing modernist concerns in favor of deterministic narratives that offered scathing social criticism and echoed a leftist agenda. Indeed, the period has been critically defined by the work of writers like John Steinbeck, Jack Conroy, James Agee, Michael Gold, and Richard Wright and more generally by the mode of the proletarian genre.
The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature seeks academic articles, creative fiction and poetry, and notes in the spirit of or regarding the life of Rawlings, her circle, and other authors who used the state of Florida as a source of creativity.
The JFL is a peer-reviewed publication sponsored by the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society.
Second and Final Call
for chapters to be included in a book contracted to be published in 2017, entitled:
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Honors Education (CSP, 2017)
Each chapter will be 4000 words in length and a next to final draft would be required by December 18 2016; with final drafts, following a reading, by February 18 2017.
Closing date for chapter abstracts (150 words) is September 30 2016 - email@example.com
his panel addresses the American romance in light of recent developments in early American studies. While many Britishists accepted the ascendancy of the anglophone novel, others challenged this teleology, and the transatlantic turn has invited us to consider whether the romance genre survived the New World. The existence of a colonial romance would challenge the “birth” of the American genre in the wake of Scott’s Ivanhoe (1819), and revising that literary history could in turn broaden American romance beyond a hoary pro-slavery ideology. Post-WWII critics arguing for an American romance tradition often cite Hawthorne’s own christening of his novels as “romances” as a key piece of evidence.
The Bulldog Review invites scholarly and research papers, personal essays, interviews and creative content on the theme of the manifestation of Soviet paranoia in pop culture, the arts and American society from the mid 1950s through the 1980s for its inaugural issue. There has been a resurgence of the topic as of late with projects like The Americans and Bridge of Spies, as well as the invasion of the Crimean Peninsula and Russian Federation doping scandal at this year's Olympics. We encourage submissions which approach the subject directly and specifically, as well as papers which interpret the theme in a broader sense.