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Through Mama’s Eyes: Unique Perspectives of Southern Matriarchy

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:49pm
Ernest J. Gaines Center, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

Edited By: Cheylon Woods and McClung, Kiwana  

 

Format: A collection of 10-15 essays (4000-5000 words, .doc or .docx  and no more than 10 images per submission [300 dpi JPEG or TIFF]; Citation Style: Chicago Manual Style) that address the subject matter in a range of disciplines, from a variety of scholarly perspectives. (Foreword, Introduction, Essays, Photographs/Images/Charts, Conclusion, Appendix.)

 

Publisher: University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press

 

Submission requirements:Abstract length: 3-500 words

 

Centralizing Non-White Voices in Midwest Studies

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:47pm
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 30, 2017

From regionalist writers Gene Stratton Porter and Edward Eggleston through modernists Sherwood Anderson and Willa Cather up to contemporary authors Marilynne Robinson and Jeffrey Eugenides, Midwestern literature is often thought to be by and about white people. This is clearly a falsehood.

 

American Literature Association: Charles W. Chesnutt panels

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:46pm
Charles W. Chesnutt Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

 The Charles W. Chesnutt Association welcomes abstracts (of no more than 300 words) for presentation at two sessions on the work of Chesnutt at the 2018 ALA conference in San Francisco.

 

Session One: Outside the Chesnutt Canon

Langston Hughes Society Panels at the American Literature Association Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 6:53pm
Christopher Allen Varlack, Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

CFP: Langston Hughes Society Panels at the American Literature Association Conference

May 24-27, 2018 | Hyatt Regency San Francisco 

The Langston Hughes Society is pleased to invite proposals for the following two panels to be held at the 2018 American Literature Association (ALA) Conference in San Francisco, CA. Though we welcome papers on the themes below, we also strongly encourage submissions on any topic related to Langston Hughes and his contemporaries.

I. “Hold[ing] Fast to Dreams”: Tracing the Literary Legacy of Langston Hughes

Post-Truth: An Interdisciplinary Exploration

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:45pm
University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Post-Truth: An Interdisciplinary Exploration

University of Portsmouth

March 24th, 2018

Keynote: Professor Steve Fuller (University of Warwick)

 

Post-Truth, as a concept, seemed to exemplify 2016. The term, in fact, was appointed word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries, underscoring its pre-eminence. The phenomenon is characterized by notions of ‘fake news’, ‘alternative facts’, and ‘false information’, but is this simply academic residue from the postmodern debate trickling down to its broader expression in social media?

Transatlantica special issue: call for papers / Creating the child audience: media and the invention of modern American childhood in the late 19th and 20th centuries

updated: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 2:37am
Thibaut Clément, Université Paris-Sorbonne
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

One of the most original contributions of the so-called new childhood studies is the shift away from earlier notions of a “universal child” (marked by biological as much as cultural and psychological universals, cutting across all cultural and social groups) to the idea of childhood as a social construct, contingent on historically and culturally situated realities. Starting in the 1980s, researchers have increasingly placed emphasis on children as “agents” and “beings” in their own right, whereas before childhood was conceptualized as a social structure and a state of becoming toward fully realized human adults (James and Prout 1990).

Kate Chopin International Society Presentations at the American Literature Association Conference

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:36pm
Kate Chopin International Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual proposals for two sponsored panels at the 2018 American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018. The first panel, a roundtable on "Teaching Kate Chopin," seeks short (seven-to eight-minute) papers/remarks that address an aspect of or strategy for teaching Chopin’s life or work. Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks. The second panel seeks proposals relating to any aspect of Chopin’s life or work.

“In defense of close reading or, reading the minuscule”

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 2:29am
FRENCH ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 22, 2018

AFEA 2018 Symposium « Magnifying America : the poetics and politics of details » 

22-25 May 2018

Nice-Sophia Antipolis University

 

PANEL “In defense of close reading or, reading the minuscule”

Transatlantic Otherness and the Politics of Form

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:35pm
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Conference in Transnational American Studies (9th Annual)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2018

Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Conference in Transnational American Studies (9th Annual)

 

Theme: “Transatlantic Otherness and the Politics of Form”

Where: Binghamton University, Downtown Center

When: Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Keynote: Eric Lott (CUNY Graduate Center)

Deadline for Proposal Submission: February 16th, 2018

 

Global Perspectives on Early America at IAAS 2018

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:15am
Irish Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

We seek proposals on early American literature and history for the Irish Association for American Studies’ 2018 Conference, “Foreign Bodies and Native Sons,” at the University College Dublin (April 27-28). Though the recent U.S. presidential election thrived on the division of “foreign bodies” and “native sons,” this panel aims to analyze who and what constituted “America” prior to the creation of the United States. These two categories offer especially productive lenses into early American history and literature: how does coloniality trouble the terms foreign and native? how did the New World alter the bodies and minds of its disparate peoples? in what ways did early Americans renegotiate their own cultural and national identities?

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