american

RSS feed

Roundtable Deadline Extended: Kurt Vonnegut Panels at the ALA

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 10:15pm
Tom Hertweck, Vice President / Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Vonnegut Society has extended its deadline for proposals for the roundable portion of our program, "Whither Vonnegut Studies?" as detailed below, due by 21 January.  The original CFP follows the roundtable information.  Please consider submitting!

Roundtable: Whither Vonnegut Scholarship?

This roundtable will consider past, current, and future trajectories for Vonnegut scholarship. Presentations will be 4-8 minutes (depending on the number of participants) using these brief statements on the current state of Vonnegut studies as a stepping-off point for further discussion. Though any angle will be considered, topics of particular interest could include:

Erasure and the Environment

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:58am
Loughborough University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Call for Papers: Erasure and the Environment Conference

Loughborough University, 17-18th September 2020

Keynote Address: Prof. David Herd (University of Kent)

 

 

Revisiting Poe's Poems

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:54am
Poe Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

CFP for the Poe Studies Assocation's Sponsored Panel at the Upcoming MLA Convention in Toronto, Jannuary 2021

 

2020 Marjorie Harding Memorial Fellowship

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:52am
James Finley / The Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

2020 Thoreau Society Fellowship

 

2020 Thoreau Society Graduate Student Fellowship

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:52am
James Finley / The Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

2020 Thoreau Society Graduate Student Fellowship

 

The Thoreau Society is pleased to announce its second annual graduate student fellowship. The 2020 Thoreau Graduate Student Fellow will receive an award of $1,000 for travel and Thoreau-related research in greater Boston area, plus free attendance at the 2020 Thoreau Society Annual Gathering in Concord, Massachusetts. (Attendance at the Annual Gathering is not required and will not be factored into the fellowship committee’s evaluation.)

 

"Digital Humanities in Charlotte Perkins Gilman Scholarship"

updated: 
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 3:22pm
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society-ALA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society is seeking submissions to a panel at the annual ALA conference in San Diego (May 21-24, 2020).  

"Digital Humanities in Charlotte Perkins Gilman Scholarship"

Evelyn Scott Society -- American Literature Association 2020 -- Deadline Extended January 17, 2020

updated: 
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 2:49pm
Evelyn Scott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott (1893-1963) for presentation at the American Literature Association's 31st Annual Conference in San Diego, CA (May 21-24, 2020). Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, young adult literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. We are especially interested in papers that investigate the process of canonicity, the literary networks to which Scott belonged, or the role of disability in her career, but all topics will be considered.

Edited Collection: Silenced Masculinities

updated: 
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 2:56pm
Gene Melton and Catherine Mainland / NC State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Masculinities have been created and codified by every aspect of society, and have been embodied in everything from images of cave men to the Ken doll. Much of this creation depends upon the stifling of manifestations of masculinities that, over time, fluctuate in terms of social acceptability and utility. This volume will interrogate classic and contemporary cultural products in order to expose and explore how and why masculinities have been censored as “toxic” or are increasingly being silenced in other ways. The collection seeks to offer a mindful engagement with the rapidly evolving field of masculinity studies and the emergent crises facing masculinities of all kinds.

Religious Right

updated: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 11:41am
American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

American Studies Association--Baltimore 

Nov. 12-15

This panel seeks to explore the past, present, and future of the religious right. Open to many different approaches and archives. Please send a 250 word abstract to j.haywardjansen@english.umass.edu

CFP: Panelist proposals for ASA 2020-Art’s Reparative Turn: Creating Agency, Hopeful Futurities, and Movement Towards an Exit

updated: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 11:40am
Shannon Forrester, Royal College of Art, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020

CFP: Seeking panelist proposals for Creativity within Revolt, the American Studies Association (ASA) 2020 annual conference taking place November 12-15, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland USA

Full panel proposal to be submitted to the ASA review committee conference information available here: https://www.theasa.net/node/6047

Please submit proposals via http://www.shannonforrester.com/cfp on or before: January, 25, 2020

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Special issue of EJAS on The American Neuronovel

updated: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 10:20am
EJAS
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020

EJAS (European Journal of American Studies) is accepting submissions for a special issue on the American neuronovel to be released in the fall of 2021.

 The word “neuronovel” was coined by American critic Marco Roth in a famous 2009 article, “The Rise of the Neuronovel.” According to Roth, in contemporary Anglo-American fiction “the novel of consciousness or the psychological or confessional novel—the novel, at any rate, about the workings of a mind—has transformed itself into the neurological novel, wherein the mind becomes the brain.” To illustrate his statement, he then quotes a long list of examples:

Theatre Annual Call for Articles

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 1:55pm
American Theatre & Drama Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Theatre Annual is the oldest theatre periodical continuously published in the United States. It is dedicated to examining theatre and performance of the Americas. We construe “America” broadly to include North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean Islands. Articles may treat work in these geographic areas or work from these areas that is presented elsewhere in the world. We welcome articles on the history and ethnography of performance, drawing from such areas as theatre studies, performance studies, popular culture, music, anthropology, dance, communication, philosophy, folklore, history, and areas of interest that cross disciplinary lines.

 

African American Literature and Culture Society at the 31st American Literature Association Conference, San Diego CA, May 21-24, 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:38pm
African American Literature and Culture Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

African American Literature and Culture Society

American Literature Association

31st Annual Conference

May 21-24, 2020Manchester Grand Hyatt
One Market Place
San Diego, CA

 

 

 
The African American Literature and Culture Society invites abstracts (of no more than 250 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the American Literature Association (http://americanliteratureassociation.org/).  We will also consider a limited number of panel proposals (of no more than 500 words). 

 

ATHE’s Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group: The Bruce Kirle Memorial Debut Panel in Music Theatre/Dance

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:37pm
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Music Theatre/Dance (MT/D) Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) announces its call for papers for the Bruce Kirle Memorial Debut Panel in Music Theatre/Dance at the 2020 ATHE conference in Detroit, Michigan from July 29-August 2, 2020. Accepted papers will be published in Studies in Musical Theatre, and panelists will receive a complimentary copy of Bruce Kirle’s Unfinished Show Business: Broadway Musicals as Works-in-Process

Transnational American Spaces (BOOK)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:36pm
Tina Powell / Concord University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

As people migrate, they are drawn to the familiar in their need to adapt to the unfamiliar, forming communities whose cohesiveness emanates from shared value systems and experiences. Culturally homogeneous networks constructed by migrant communities in the U.S. both shape and are shaped by the spaces they occupy. From these socially constructed spaces (like Mary Louise Pratt’s contact zones), which can be construed as physical, emotional, intellectual, or creative, immigrant groups negotiate their position in U.S. society. This transnational lens affects both individuals’ perception of their place in society and their success or failure to thrive in this new home.

FIN du GLOBE: Decadence, Catastrophe, Late Style

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:28pm
British Association of Decadence Studies and the Aestheticism and Decadence Network
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

FIN du GLOBE:

Decadence, Catastrophe, Late Style

 

Call for Papers: Abstracts by March 1, 2020

 

The 3rd Annual Conference of the 

British Association of Decadence Studies

and the journal VOLUPTÉ

and the Aestheticism and Decadence Network, NAVSA

 

CORNELL UNIVERSITY, 10-13 SEPTEMBER 2020 

 

Conference Committee:  Ellis Hanson, Elisha Cohn, Jane Desmarais, Kate Hext, 

Caroline Levine, Kristin Mahoney, Alex Murray

 

Call for Papers: Society for the Study of American Women Writers at the 2020 American Literature Association conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:21pm
Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

SSAWW will sponsor two panels at the 2020 American Literature Association Conference, one on “Toni Morrison and Her Legacy” and one on “Women’s Rights, Women’s Suffrage.”

“Toni Morrison and Her Legacy”

The profound loss of a defining voice of American women’s writing demands our attention as we consider the work of women writers of the past and present.   We invite papers which engage with Morrison’s writing, her work in relation to other women writers, and her legacy as a defining figure in American literature.

“Women’s Rights, Women’s Suffrage

52nd Conference of the French Association for American Studies - Lille, May 26-29, 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:57am
AFEA: French Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Dear colleagues,

Please click on the following link to open all the calls for papers of the 24 workshops of the 52nd Conference of the French association for American Studies (AFEA) which will take place in Lille, France, on May 26-29, 2020.

 

http://afea.fr/IMG/pdf/cfp_ateliers_workshops_afea_lille_2020_bilingue.pdf

The topics cover most aspects of US history and culture, with a special twist on theory and the environment, as the general theme is "Post-America".  

The CFPs are in French and English; so will be the presentations.

Submission deadline is January 31st, 2020.

 

Instructive, Astonishing, and Laughable: P.T. Barnum’s American Museum, 1841-1865

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:39am
American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Blurring distinctions between the morally edifying, instructive, and perverse, P.T. Barnum’s American Museum at the corner of Broadway and Ann Street in New York was central to the emerging culture of popular entertainment in the 1840s-1860s. Les Harrison estimates that by 1865, forty-one million visitors attended P.T. Barnum’s American Museum in New York: nearly six million more than the total population of the United States at the conclusion of the Civil War.

 

Maxine Hong Kingston and Protest

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:03am
The Maxine Hong Kingston Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 20, 2020

Call for Papers

American Literature Association Annual Conference

May 21-24, 2020

San Diego, CA

Panel Topic: “Maxine Hong Kingston and Protest”

The RAAS-Fulbright Conference, October 8-10, 2020, Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania - Eco Consciousness: Imperatives in American Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:03am
The Romanian Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

The topic of the conference invites contributors to reflect on the significance of ECOlogy as key concern in the United States of America and around the world today. Some of the questions the conference hopes to discuss are: have decision makers and communities developed effective strategies of dealing with climate change and the ECOlogical crises of this century, has American culture addressed the problems that threaten the ECOsystem responsibly and equitably, does ECOcriticism help in raising environmental awareness when applied to American cultural productions.

The Marilynne Robinson Society

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:03am
American Literature Association Conference (San Diego; May 21-25, 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 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 January 15, 2020.

Seaside Resorts, the Coastal Experience and Their Representation in the Arts

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:02am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

HJEAS (the Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies) 2021 spring issue will be dedicated to the British seaside resorts with a rich history of reflection across the arts.

Popular Culture Workshop : SUPERNATURE

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:02am
Danièle ANDRE and Christophe BECKER
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

US Popular Culture Workshop :

SUPERNATURE

 

Danièle André and Christophe Becker

La Rochelle Université & Université Paris 8 – CRHIA

 

                               For the AFEA (The French Association of North-American Studies) 2020 Conference - Post(-)America,  Lille University (France), May 26-29, 2020.

 

Indigenous Environmental Artistic Practices Responding to Pollution: Comparative Research between Oceania and the Americas

updated: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 3:06pm
Universite de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO), Brest, France
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Please find at https://www.univ-brest.fr/crbc/menu/Projets_de_recherche/Les-pratiques-artistiques-environnementales-autochtones-comme-reponses-a-la-pollution our CFP for an international conference on "Indigenous Environmental Artistic Practices Responding to Pollution: Comparative Research bet

ExRe(y) 2020 - ExtReme 21: Going Beyond in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 4:08pm
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

Department of American Literature and Culture at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University is pleased to announce the third ExRe(y) conference. A three-day international conference “ExtReme 21: Going Beyond in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Culture” will be held on June 4-6, 2020 in Lublin, Poland.

We invite proposals for papers and panels that focus on the topic of the (broadly understood) extreme in American and Canadian literature and culture of the last two decades.

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Pages