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CFP NeMLA 2018 Pittsburgh - Extraordinary Space: Locating States of Exception in the Fantastic

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:29pm
Tim Bryant / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The literature of the fantastic uniquely offers productive space for expansive political imagination, as well as consideration of factors threatening its foreclosure. Speculative fiction projects dynamic futures between utopian and dystopian extremities. Fantasy literature describes epic histories and mythic worlds within which anyone might rise to supreme power or fall into cruel ignominy. Horror stories relegate their characters to fearful ordeals typically leading to terrible ends, but not before informing the concerns of mundane existence with greater significance. Borrowing tropes from these discrete genres, the recently revived hybrid of the weird forecasts even stranger locations of wondrous destiny and sublime doom.

Climate and Income Inequality

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:30pm
C19 conference in Albuquerque in March 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

For the C19 conference in Albuquerque in March 2018, I am seeking scholars to form a panel called "Climate and Income Inequality" -- a panel that addresses the literary representation of the conjunction of climate change and socioeconomic inequality. While environmental justice and environmental racism focus on low-income or minority communities who are forced to live near hazardous or toxic environments, I would like the panel to focus on how climate change specifically affects the poor. How do authors express concerns about vulnerability, deprivation, limited resources, exploitation, oppression, development, distributive justice, mitigation, and education so that the terms equally apply to financial struggles and anthropogenic climate change?

Cli-fi and Class

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Anthropogenic climate change is not an "equal opportunity" threat--the poor will suffer much more than the wealthy. Many American writers recognize this and address socioeconomic struggle alongside global warming. Since both wealth inequality and planetary warming are socially constructed forces of economics and politics, how do American writers narrate one in terms of the other in order to reveal and connect the dual exploitation of the poor and the earth? Upload 500-word proposals by September 1, 2017 to panel number 16744 "Clif-fi and Class" to https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login   questions to drosenthal@jcu.edu

RePost Deadline Extended: “Scribbling Americans: Appropriation and Subversion in Literary Arts High and Low”

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:31pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association 89th Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Deadline extended!

Following the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s 89th Conference’s theme of “High Art/ Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” abstracts are invited for the Pre-1900 American Literature Panel, titled

“Scribbling Americans: Appropriation and Subversion in Literary Arts High and Low”

Marginally Modernist: NeMLA, April 2018, Pittsburgh

updated: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 9:20pm
Michelle Rada
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Please consider submitting a paper proposal to the panel "Marginally Modernist" for NeMLA's upcoming conference in Pittsburgh, PA, April 12-15, 2018 (description below). 
  Submit your 300-word paper abstract directly to the NeMLA website: 

Chuck Palahniuk: Literature or Trash? (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:00pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NeMLA Annual Convention - Pittsburgh, PA - 12-15 April, 2018

Chuck Palahniuk is one of the most prolific American authors of the past twenty years, averaging more than a book a year since exploding onto the scene with Fight Club (1996), which was made into a cult feature film by David Fincher, featuring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham-Carter and Jared Leto. The author made a name for by combining the comically absurd and grotesquely horrific in his tales of transgressive fiction and with time has developed a tendency to transgress his own writing style, experimenting with narrative forms as well as penning graphic novels and even a drawing book.

Gendered Ecologies and Nineteenth-Century Women Writers

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:16pm
Northeast MLA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

If ecology is without nature, as Timothy Morton provocatively argued in 2007, then one may wonder of ecology without the feminine as a corollary. For nature, much like the feminine, has been fetishized, exoticized, and romanticized as a signifier emptied out—a sort of lacuna. If we can be at ease with the gap, vacancy, or interval and, perhaps, theorize about the unfilled space while sorting out the inconsistencies of what it means to represent nature, the feminine, and androgyny, then we might begin to trace the valuable contributions of 19th-century women writers to the development of the term oecologia coined by Ernst Haeckel in 1866 and beyond. 

Feeling Character Spaces

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:21pm
Joshua Gooch, D'Youville College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NeMLA Convention, April 12-15, 2018 in Pittsburgh

"The US and the World We Inhabit". 24th AISNA Biennial Conference University of Milan, September 28-30, 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:18pm
Italian Association for North American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

24th AISNA Biennial Conference

The US and the World We Inhabit
University of Milan, September 28-30, 2017

Paper proposals (max. 300 words) should be submitted, together with a brief biographical note, to the Workshop Coordinators and carbon copied to the Conference Organizer, Paola Loreto (paola.loreto@unimi.it), by June 15, 2017. Successful proponents will be notified by June 30, 2017. Workshops exceeding four participants will be split into two sessions.

 

 

1. The Wor(l)ds We Inhabit: Modes and Moods of Reading

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