The Flannery O’Connor Society invites papers on any topic in the life and works of Flannery O’Connor. Please send 300-word abstracts by June 15, 2020, to Sarah Shermyen, University of Georgia, at email@example.com. Please also include a brief bio and any A/V requirements in your abstract. Paper will be read at SAMLA in Jacksonville, FL; November 13-15, 2020.
South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference, November 13-15, 2020, Jacksonville, Florida
"Wild nights – Wild nights!": Scandalous Dickinson
Note: because the editors have been overwhelmed with proposals, we have brought the original deadline of the end of July 2020 forward.
Call for contributions: The Jurassic Park Book
Editors: I.Q. Hunter and Matthew Melia
Proposals are invited for contributions to a proposed edited collection of new essays on Jurassic Park (1993), its sequels, franchise, and spin offs.
The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $300, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.
The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.
Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.
Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Author's name should not appear on the manuscript.
Extended Deadline: 1st June 2020
Erasure and the Environment Conference
Loughborough University, 17-18th September 2020
Keynote Address: Prof. David Herd (University of Kent)
Elizabeth Wurtzel (1967-2020) is most famous for her controversial bestselling autobiographies, Prozac Nation (1994) and More, Now, Again (2001). These works are often cited as seminal in the ‘memoir boom’ of the late 1990s and early 2000s and established Wurtzel as a cult classic and an icon of her generation. Her writing spans across almost 40 years and includes journalism, personal essays (most notably Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women (1998)), and other non-fiction. In the aftermath of Wurtzel’s passing in January 2020, a reappraisal of her literary career seems both timely and a mark of tribute. We welcome articles exploring the following aspects:
William H. Gass’s magnum Opus The Tunnel turns 25 in 2020, and it’s been just over fifty years since parts of the novel began appearing in print in 1969; thus, it may be an appropriate time to reassess Gass’s massive work, which was met with a wide range of reactions when it came out in 1995, from effusive praise to bewilderment to outright hostility.
The primary goal of this project is to direct attention to The Tunnel, which has become one of those great books (no matter how one defines great) which is rarely read. In fact, on April 9, 2020, Lithub.com published a list of “The 50 Best Contemporary Novels over 500 Pages” – “Long Books, Worth Your Time” – and The Tunnel was not among them.
Americana invites submissions in Media Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Women's Studies, and American history etc. -- especially as it pertains to Americana popular culture, 1900 to present.
DEADLINE: 1 June 2020 for the Spring 2020 edition of Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present -- published late June/early July 2020
We welcome a variety of critical approaches on subject matter such as film, television, streaming shows, YouTube shows/channels, sports, bestsellers, venues, fashion, emerging popular culture trends, pop culture and technology, music, politics, style, quarantine, COVID-19, and other related topics.
The ExRe(y) project invites proposals for articles to be published in a special issue of Polish Journal for American Studies titled “ExtReme 21: Going Beyond in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Culture” (Fall 2021).
Final Dedaline: May 15
Note: Due to the Corona-Virus I extended the deadline or submissions of abstracts until May 15. I have head from many of you and understand that all of our lives have been challenged. I sincerely hope that the May 15 deadline allows for all interested to prepare abstracts.