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EXTENDED: ALA 2020 August Wilson

updated: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 4:37pm
J. Ken Stuckey, August Wilson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

The August Wilson

Author Society

of the

American Literature Association

announces its

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

for the

31st Annual ALA Conference

May 21-25, 2020

 

Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel

1 Market Place

Henry James and the Art of Persistence-MLA Jan 7-10-2021

updated: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 4:18pm
The Henry James Society/MLA convention
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

In James’s fiction and in his life, what sustains his faith and practice as an artist and a citizen? What role does community play in his lifelong prodigious productivity and engagement?

Final Reminder: First Book Institute Applications Due by Feb. 10 (Hard Deadline)

updated: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 4:17pm
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 10, 2020

Announcing  

The 2020 First Book Institute

May 31-June 6, 2020

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University

Co-Directors

Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature

Margaret Atwood Studies Journal

updated: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 4:16pm
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

The Margaret Atwood Studies Journal always invites submissions (from both members and nonmembers of the Society alike). Essays submitted must be the original work of the author(s) and neither published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. Essays should be focused primarily on the work of Margaret Atwood, between 2,500 and 6,250 words, double-spaced, written in grammatical English, and documented following the conventions outlined in the latest MLA Handbook. Please include an abstract. To facilitate blind review, submissions should include a cover sheet with contact information and include no references to authorship in the essay. There is no hard submission deadline; we take submissions on a rolling basis.

T. S. Eliot and Emily Hale

updated: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 1:58pm
Gabrielle McIntire / International T. S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020

MLA 2021 in Toronto: T.S. Eliot and Emily Hale

Deadline for submissions:

April 1, 2020

Full name/name of organization:

Gabrielle McIntire, Queen’s University, Canada

Contact email:

mcintire@queensu.ca

“T.S. Eliot and Emily Hale”

ChLA 2020 Panel *Sustaining Black Lives: Ecological Imaginaries in African American Books for Young Readers*

updated: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 12:43pm
Samira Abdur-Rahman, University of San Francisco
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

We are seeking panelist proposals for the accepted Children’s Literature Association (ChLA 2020) conference panel “Sustaining Black Lives: Ecological Imaginaries in African American Books for Young Readers.” The  ChLA 2020 theme “Sustainability Through Story: Eco-Justice, Children's Literature, and Childhood” invites “an expansive array of interdisciplinary topics on the cultural, political, historical, and contemporary impact of children’s literature in relationship to the environment.” This panel seeks papers that correlates race and gender with Black sustainability issues like environmental inequity and global migration.

E. E. Cummings Sessions at the American Literature Association's 31st annual conference, San Diego CA, May 21-24, 2020

updated: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 1:02pm
E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 27, 2020

The E. E. Cummings Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2020 American Literature Association conference in San Diego -- ( http://americanliteratureassociation.org ). We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Cummings' life or work. Proposals that touch upon the following topics will be especially welcome:

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge's Poetry and Multi-media Poetics

updated: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:40pm
Laura Hinton, Dept. of English, The City College of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Calling for ALA paper proposals on Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge's poetry and multi-media poetics. The American Literature Association meets in San Diego this year over Memorial Day weekend. Please respond ASAP with ideas if you are interested, as the proposal deadline is soon. 

 

Marx in the American Grain

updated: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:03pm
Nineteenth-Century Prose
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

Deadline extended:  Nineteenth-Century Prose is publishing a special edition in the fall of 2020 to be titled “Marx in the American Grain.” Submissions should engage Karl Marx and/or Marxist theory as it applies to the American project writ large. Essays from across the disciplines that focus on the long nineteenth century (1840-1920) in nonfiction prose and cultural studies (including history, politics, economics, history of ideas, etc.)  are welcome. Send 500 word abstracts and basic bio to dmadsion.furrh@csupueblo.edu

The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2020.

Transmedia Storytelling

updated: 
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 4:54pm
University of Bergamo
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Call for Papers Iperstoria

 Iperstoria is a biannual online peer-reviewed journal of American and English Studies, including literature, language and linguistics  Issue 16 -- NUMERO XVI Fall / Winter -- Autunno/ Inverno 2020Special Section -- Sezione monografica Transmedia Storytelling 

Migration: Shifting to and fro and In-between

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 2:20pm
University of North Alabama English Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

The English Department at UNA welcomes you to participate in this year’s Graduate Conference: Migration: Shifting to and fro and In-between

While influxes of immigrants/migrants/refugees arriving to the U.S. dominate conceptualizations of identity and belonging, it is vital to analyze our deeper understandings of migration. Migration—the act of moving from one place to another—exists in a number of ways, not just geographically. So, how do our limited ways of thinking of migration affect its potential in certain fields/entities/theories?

Extended deadline: The Marilynne Robinson Society (ALA, San Diego CA; May 21-24, 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:22pm
Biola University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

The Marilynne Robinson Society will be hosting a panel on a wide variety of topics connected to Robinson’s essays and novels at the annual conference of the American Literature Association in San Diego.  Given the special conference theme of frontiers and borders, papers that attempt to engage with this theme are particularly welcome. Please submit abstracts of around 300 words to haein.park@biola.edu by Feb 1, 2020.

Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2020 - Deadline Extended

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:20pm
Rebecca Harding Davis Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 26, 2020

The Rebecca Harding Davis Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the next meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 21-24, 2020 in San Diego, CA.

 

New Directions in Davis Scholarship (2 panels)

We are interested in proposals that engage in any aspect of Davis’s work. We particularly encourage proposals that address some of Davis’s lesser known works, and we also welcome new readings of the canonical “Life in the Iron-Mills.”

 

 

Please send a 200-250 word abstract to Aaron Rovan (ajrovan@mix.wvu.edu) by Sunday, January 26, 2020.

 

 

 

Mining the Diaspora: Italian-American Materialities, Archaeologies, and Intersections

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:56am
Italian American Studies Association 53rd Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

The Italian American Studies Association (IASA formerly the American Italian Historical Association AIHA) celebrates its fifty-third year of academic inquiry into all things Italian and Italian American. We welcome independent thinkers, scholars, and academics, past and present, to participate in its annual conference to be held in Pittsburgh, PA.

Call for International Conference Proposals (China)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:39am
Southwest Jiaotong University, China
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

                                                                  美          国          研          究          中          心

Center for American Studies, Sichuan, China

Southwest Jiaotong University, Sichuan, China

 

The Third International Conference on the Humanistic Foundation and

Cross-cultural Understanding of Sino-American Relations

 

Call for Proposals

 

Beyond Equity Into Justice: Bringing Theory Into Practice at Community Colleges

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:38am
Sobia Khan and Kendra Unruh
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR A PROPOSED EDITED COLLECTION. We are seeking submissions for a collection of essays titled Beyond Equity Into Justice: Bringing Theory Into Practice at Community Colleges. This edited volume addresses how our changing attitudes towards serving all student populations has shifted the pedagogical and relational approaches used by faculty, staff, and administrators at community colleges. Attitudes about equality, equity, and justice are more intentional and integral to the evolution of the work we do as educators. Dr. Diane K.

Marriage and Other Domestic Entanglements in American Literature - ALA 2020 Roundtable

updated: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 5:08pm
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Extended deadline 1/28/2020 - The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites proposals for a roundtable discussion on Marriage and Other Domestic Entanglements in American Literature at the annual American Literature Association Conference (ALA), which will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California, on May 21-24, 2020 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend). 

The potential subjects for this topic are far too many to list, but a small beginning might include Jonathan Bayliss, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edith Wharton, Theodore Dreiser, Kate Chopin, Henry James, Norman Mailer, Philip Roth, John Updike, Gillian Flynn, Lauren Groff, and Tayari Jones. 

Hawthorne Society ALA 2020

updated: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 11:20am
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

Extended Deadline: Jan. 24,2020. The American Literature Association’s Annual Conference will meet at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA on May 21-24, 2020. The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society is issuing two CFPs for the conference:

1) Hawthorne and Neo-Aesthetics

Pauline E. Hopkins and Social Justice--Deadline Extended!

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 2:09pm
Pauline E. Hopkins Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 26, 2020

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Call for Papers

Pauline E. Hopkins Society

American Literature Association

31th Annual Conference

May 21-24, 2020

San Diego, CA

 

Pauline E. Hopkins and Social Justice

Movement and Progress: Beyond, Ahead, and Post- in American Dance and Music

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:51pm
French Association for American Studies annual conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Movement and Progress: Beyond, Ahead, and Post- in American Dance and Music

Adeline Chevrier-Bosseau (Université Clermont-Auvergne) and Mathieu Duplay (Université de Paris)

 

Katherine Anne Porter Society Graduate Student Paper Award

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:48pm
Katherine Anne Porter Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Katherine Anne Porter Society is pleased to announce an annual Graduate Student Paper Award. Interested applicants should submit an article-length (15-25 page) paper on any Katherine Anne Porter topic. The winner, which will be announced on December 1, 2020, will be invited to present a shortened form of the paper at the annual Katherine Anne Porter Society Session at the American Literature Association Conference and will be featured in an article of the Katherine Anne Porter Society Newsletter. The award also brings a monetary prize of $250. Please email submissions as Word attachments to Jerry Findley at jerryfindley1@gmail.com by June 30, 2020.

 

Open call for panel papers – Carson McCullers Society

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:47pm
American Literature Association (ALA) Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Carson McCullers Society is pleased to announce an open call for papers on any topic related to the life and works of Carson McCullers for a guaranteed panel at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference in San Diego, California, on May 21-24, 2020. Papers that approach McCullers’ works from interdisciplinary, comparative, and disability or gender studies perspectives are especially sought; however, all topics will be considered. Interested parties should send a 250-300 word abstract and short bio to the Carson McCullers Society at carsonmccullerssociety@gmail.com no later than Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020. Please list “ALA 2020 abstract” as the subject of your email.

MLA 2021 CFP: State of the Body: Health and Illness in the 21st Century

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:46pm
Tana Jean Welch / Florida State University College of Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

What methodologies and/or texts best help us make sense of our current bodily relationship to health, illness, and medicine? Papers utilizing posthumanism, new materialism, feminist science studies, or other philosophical tools are welcome. All literary genres and time periods will be considered.

This cfp is purposefully broad; the focus of the panel(s) created will be more specific.

Submit 250- to 500-word abstracts and a CV, by March 15, 2020, to Tana Jean Welch, Florida State University College of Medicine, at tana.welch@med.fsu.edu

W.D. Howells Society Panels at the American Literature Association Conference, May 21-24, 2020 (UPDATED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 8:50am
W.D. Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the 31st annual conference of the ALA in San Diego, CA from May 21-24, 2020.

 

HOWELLS OUT WEST

Though born and raised in Ohio, William Dean Howells is often considered the prime shaper and protector of what Nancy Glazener terms the “northeastern urban bourgeoisie” because of his stewardship of the elite east coast literary magazines The Atlantic Monthly and Harper’s. Inspired by our transition from Boston back to the West Coast for ALA 2020, for this panel we seek presentations on Howells’s equally important relationship with the American West, broadly construed.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Washington Irving - Open Topic (ALA 2020)

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:36am
The Washington Irving Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 27, 2020

The Washington Irving Society (WIS) invites proposals for any topic related to the study of Irving's writings, historical contexts, or contemporaries for the American Literature Association Conference in San Diego, May 21-24, 2020. All critical approaches are welcome.  

Please send an abstract of 250 words plus a brief bio to Dr. Sean Keck at skeck@radford.edu by January 27th, 2020.

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