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Thoreau's Cape Cod - ALA 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:11pm
The Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

American Literature Association

May 24-27, 2018, in San Francisco, California.

Cape Cod  

SSSL Panels at ALA 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:10pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 22, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS
Society for the Study of Southern Literature Sessions (Two Sessions)
29th Annual American Literature Association Conference
May 24-27, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Deadline: January 22, 2018

Two Open-topic Sessions

The Black Atlantic Cultural Series: Revisioning the Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:09pm
Lexington Books - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

 

PUBLICATION SERIES: The Black Atlantic Cultural Series: Revisioning the Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts

This series will embrace exploratory discussions that emanate from the latest Africana ideas from the Caribbean, Black Atlantic, and Southern United States. The series aims to examine ideologies, theories, aesthetics, and their cultural and global manifestations. From the music, dance, literature, fashion, linguistic nuances, and beyond, Africana culture is vibrantly original and requires significant documentation to avoid its loss in the vast imitation that abounds nationally and internationally. 

Contact the editor for full proposal guidelines.

Domestic Space: The Home in American Science Fiction--ALA 2018, San Francisco May 24-27, 2018

updated: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:36am
John Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 21, 2018

The so-called “Golden Age” of American science fiction coincided with the mythologizing of the American home in the two decades following WW II as an idealized site for the realization of a certain conception of “American values.”  While science fiction might seem an unlikely genre in which to explore and question ideas of domesticity, much science fiction in and since the 1950s has done just that.

Neglected Newberys: A Critical Reassessment at the Centennial

updated: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:36am
Sara L. Schwebel and Jocelyn Van Tuyl
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

CFP: Neglected Newberys: A Critical Reassessment at the Centennial

Volume editors: Sara L. Schwebel and Jocelyn Van Tuyl

In anticipation of the one hundredth anniversary of the American Library Association’s Newbery Medal (1922-2022), submissions are welcomed for a volume devoted to critically-neglected Newbery Award-winners.

About the Volume

Don DeLillo and Paradox at ALA 2018

updated: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:34am
Jesse Kavadlo/Don DeLillo Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

The Don DeLillo Society plans to have two panels at the May 24-27, 2018 American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA, on the topic of “Don DeLillo and Paradox.” Throughout his career, DeLillo’s work has balanced oppositions: novelists, and terrorists, life and death, the power of fiction and the power of history, prescience and timelessness, among many others. This year’s panel hopes to explore these paradoxes, but also why paradox, perhaps paradoxically, seems central to our understanding of DeLillo’s work. Please send your 250 word proposal and brief CV to Jesse Kavadlo at jkavadlo@maryville.edu by January 5, 2017.

Society for the Study of American Women Writers 2018 Triennial Conference

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:53pm
Christopher Allen Varlack, Society for the Study of American Women Writers
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2018

CFP for the SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference in Denver, Colorado
Conference Theme: “Resistance and Recovery across the Americas”
November 7-11, 2018 | The Westin Denver Downtown 

BEAT STUDIES ASSOCIATION @ AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION (SF, May 2018)

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:51am
Beat Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

THE BEAT STUDIES ASSOCIATION AT THE AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

 

The Beat Studies Association is seeking abstracts for two panels at the American Literature Association

Conference to be held in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018.  We are open at this point to proposals on any

topics related to Beat authors, poetics, aesthetics, culture, or geography.  Some possibilities include:

--underrepresented Beat writers

--the "graying" of the Beats

--the place of Beat Studies in academia

--the Beats in San Francisco

Maxine Hong Kingston Society ALA San Francisco May 24-27, 2018

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:51am
The Maxine Hong Kingston Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 13, 2018

The MHK Society invites prospective participants to submit proposals relating to any aspect of Kingston’s life and work. The topic is open. Especially welcome are papers exploring Kingston’s work across genres. How are her thematic and political commitments inflected by artistic choices involving prose, poetry, theatricality, and the cinematic imagination? What is the importance of space and place in her work--San Francisco, Stockton, Berkeley, Honolulu, New York, the Sierra Mountains? Please email abstracts of 2-300 words to John Whalen-Bridge at jwb@nus.edu.sg no later than January 13, 2018.

ALA 2018: Arthur Miller Society

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:46am
David Palmer / The Arthur Miller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

The Arthur Miller Society
http://arthurmillersociety.net/

Call for Papers
Two Conference Panels on Arthur Miller

American Literature Association Conference
San Francisco: May 24-27, 2018
http://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-annual-conference/

Deadline for submitting proposals for papers for Arthur Miller panels: January 15, 2018

Proposals for papers for Arthur Miller panels should be sent to
David Palmer, President, The Arthur Miller Society: dpalmer@maritime.edu

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