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UPDATE: "In a Speculative Light: The Arts of James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney"

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:44pm
University of Tennessee Humanities Center
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

NEH-Funded INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: CALL FOR PAPERS

"In a Speculative Light: The Arts of James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney"

Date of symposium: February 19-21, 2020

Deadline for Proposals: November 1, 2019

 

Confirmed Keynotes:

Frederick Moten,

Professor of Performance Studies, NYU Tisch School of the Arts & Professor, The European Graduate School

Hilton Als,

Diviners and Doomsdayers: The Poet as Prophet (ALA American Poetry Symposium 2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:29pm
American Religion and Literature Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 4, 2019

Diviners and Doomsdayers: The Poet as Prophet

Prophecy and poetry share a long history in American literature. Since Emerson argued for poets as America’s sacred seers, the term “prophet” has been variously applied in criticism of American poetry, to suggest poets who have startling foresight (for example, Robinson Jeffers or W.S. Merwin); to highlight social and political investments (in Muriel Rukeyser or Adrienne Rich); to align human utterances with divinely inspired truths (in Allen Ginsberg or Nathaniel Mackey); or to suggest a trans-historical lineage of prophet-poets, from Jeremiah to Blake to Whitman and beyond.

Bob Dylan and American Poetry

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:28pm
ALA Symposium: "American Poetry"
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 25, 2019

Call For Papers

Bob Dylan and American Poetry

 

American Literature Association Symposium

“American Poetry”

February 20-22, 2020

Washington, DC

 

Emerson Society at the Thoreau Annual Gathering July 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:26pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

The Emerson Society sponsors a panel at the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering each summer in Concord, MA (July 8-12, 2020). For information on the conference theme, please visit www.thoreausociety.org. We will consider papers both on the topic below and the conference theme more generally.

 

 ‘“The way to mend the bad world, is to create the right world”: The Transcendentalists and Forms of Righting the World’*

Emerson Society at the ALA May 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:26pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society will sponsor two panels at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association, to be held May 21-24, 2020, San Diego, USA.

 

‘Emerson and Resistance’*

The Emerson Society invites proposals on the topic of ‘Emerson and Resistance’. Papers might like to consider the idea of resistance in Emerson in his own time, in subsequent periods, or in contemporary contexts. Emersonian resistance may also be considered in relation to other writers, political thinkers and philosopher’s.

 

‘Emerson’s Society and Solitude at 150’*

The Beat Generation and Counterculture

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:25pm
SW/Texas Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

Call for Papers
Beat Generation and Counterculture Panels
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://www.southwestpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Afterlives of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (10/7/19; NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:23pm
Michael Torregrossa / Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

Call for Papers for Afterlives of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

51st Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

Boston Marriott Copley Place, in Boston, Massachusetts, from 5-8 March 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Paper abstracts are due by 7 October 2019

Session organizer: Michael A. Torregrossa, The Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain

Saving the Day: Accessing Comics in the Twentieth-First Century (A Roundtable) EXTENDED DEADLINE (10/7/19; NeMLA Boston 2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:23pm
Michael Torregrossa / The Medieval Comics Project
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

Call for Papers for Saving the Day: Accessing Comics in the Twentieth-First Century (A Roundtable)

51st Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

Boston Marriott Copley Place, in Boston, Massachusetts, from 5-8 March 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Paper abstracts are due by 7 October 2019

Session organized by Michael A. Torregrossa, The Medieval Comics Project, and Carl B. Sell, Oklahoma Panhandle State University

 

James Fenimore Cooper’s Cultural Dialogues

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:40pm
Luis A. Iglesias, James Fenimore Cooper Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

Throughout James Fenimore Cooper’s prolific writing career, his novels and non-fictional works have engaged with and revealed the complicated cultural dialogues of Antebellum America. Rich in multicultural and racial exchanges, his works, from the sea and frontier novels to his travel writing and political narratives, give readers a broad view of the many layered cultural contacts of the period, revealing a nation in continual ethnic, racial, and social interchanges. We invite papers that explore the works of James Fenimore Cooper from the perspective of cultural exchange broadly defined.

James Fenimore Cooper and the American Revolution

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:40pm
Luis A. Iglesias, James Fenimore Cooper Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

The James Fenimore Cooper Society will host two panels at the 31st Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held in San Diego, CA, May 21-24, 2020 (for more information: https://americanliteratureassociation.org/calls/ala-annual-conference/).

Panel 1: James Fenimore Cooper and the American Revolution

Playing the Field III: American Studies, Video Games, Immersion

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:37pm
Damien B. Schlarb / Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

 

Playing the Field: American Studies, Video Games, Immersion 

20 – 23 May 2020 

Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies 

Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany 

Proposal deadline: 31 October 2019 

Call for Papers 

What We Talk About When We Talk About The New York School

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:37pm
Yasmine Shamma / University of Reading
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Call for Papers:

 

What We Talk About When We Talk About The New York School 

 

We welcome short papers addressing any aspect of New York School poetry, art, and writing for the inaugural meeting of the New York School Studies Association (NYSSA). This event builds on the research network scholars and poets began to form during the illuminating New Work on the New York School symposium and poetry evening held at the University of Birmingham in 2018. We hope it will be the second international meeting of many.

 

Just art. Documentary poetics and justice

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:36pm
Synthesis, an anglophone journal of comparative literary studies, National and Kapodistrian University, Greece.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Just art. Documentary poetics and justice

Special Issue Editor: Naomi Toth

(13. 2020)

 

SEASECS 2020-- Deadline Extended!

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:34pm
South-Eastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

46TH ANNUAL MEETING OF SEASECS
FEBRUARY 20-22, 2020
MACON, GA

http://www.seasecs.org/2020-conference

SEASECS will hold its 46th annual meeting at the Macon Marriott City Center. The theme for this year's meeting is "Encounters in the 18th Century: Maps, Materials, and Media." In addition to panels and plenary sessions, special events include tours to historic sites including the Ocmulgee Indian Mounds National Historic Park, the 1869 Hay House, the Tubman Museum, historic Rose Hill Cemetery, and the Allman Brothers’ “Big House.” Host institutions include Georgia College & State University, Middle Georgia State University, and Wesleyan College.

Hawthorne Society Travel, Research, and Pedagogy Awards

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:32pm
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 11, 2020

The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society’s “Challenge Campaign” supports Hawthorne-related research or conference travel for early career (pre-tenure) scholars, as well as post-secondary instructors at 2- or 4-year institutions; graduate students presenting papers or writing dissertations incorporating Hawthorne; and college students or secondary school teachers working on Hawthorne-focused projects.

Recipients must join the Hawthorne Society for the calendar year in which they receive their awards. Please see: <https://nathanielhawthornesociety.org/membership/> for information on dues and benefits.

Hawthorne Society CFP for ALA 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:32pm
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 11, 2020

The American Literature Association’s Annual Conference will meet at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA on May 21-24, 2020. The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society is issuing two CFPs for the conference:

1) Hawthorne and Neo-Aesthetics

Reminder---Problematic Faves: Ethical Reading in the Age of Cancel Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:29pm
NeMLA 2020 - Boston
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

March 5-8, 2020

Boston, MA

“We need to now consider that we have elevated what we’ve inscribed as genius at the expense of the humanity and potential of people they silenced, erased, and preyed upon.”

Aditi Natasha Kini

Dylan Review

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:28pm
Raphael Falco / Co-editor, Dylan Review
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

For the Articles section of future issues of Dylan Review, the Editors invite submissions of full-length critical articles (not to exceed 7000 words) on any aspect of Bob Dylan’s oeuvre from, for example, music and performance to painting and sculpture. All submissions, with the occasional exception of invited authors, will undergo a standard peer-review process.

Teaching Black and Brown Childhood: Race, Ethnicity, and Young Adult Novels the Classroom

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:14pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In the midst of the election of the Trump administration, the growing racial tensions that coalesced into the violent protests in Charlottesville, and the rising rates of hate crimes committed against black and brown individuals, there has been a slew of young adult novels published by writers of color that tackle the ways in which young people within these communities must simultaneously navigate the complexities of childhood while also confronting racism, xenophobia, homophobia, and police brutality.

"Wallace Stevens and Performance" - guaranteed panel at the American Literature Association Annual Conference, May 2020, San Diego CA

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 11:43am
Wallace Stevens Society, American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Wallace Stevens Society Call for Papers

American Literature Association

May 21-24, 2020, San Diego, CA

 

Wallace Stevens and Performance

The Wallace Stevens Society is pleased to invite papers for a panel on the topic of “Stevens and Performance” at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference in San Diego, California, on May 21-24, 2020. Topics might include (but are not limited to):

 

Diversity in/and/or the Arts

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 11:30am
Robert Morace/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

FINAL CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Diversity, which in the US and UK had initially been associated with and largely confined to the areas of employment and college admissions, has recently taken center stage, most dramatically with the seating of the US House of Representatives on 2 January and the Golden Globes film awards 4 days later. Despite the gains, diversity remains a contentious issue even in an area associated with progressivism: the arts in general (the Golden Globes notwithstanding) and literature in particular. Case in point: Lionel Shriver’s article in the 9 June 2018 issue of The Spectator in which the US novelist attacked Penguin Random House UK’s newly announced diversity statement.

Extended Deadline Interrogating Men: Toxic Masculinity in the Contemporary Moment

updated: 
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 8:20am
Jon Mitchell / University of East Anglia UK
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

“Toxic masculinity” is a relatively new buzz phrase to capture, in the contemporary moment, problematics of male behavior and masculinist beliefs. However, the term needs interrogating if we are to fully understand its implications. What exactly is toxic masculinity? What agenda(s) does the term serve? What makes it toxic, and to whom is it toxic? Indeed, is toxic masculinity itself really a thing, or is it simply a new slogan for behaviours and beliefs that have always been a part of (too) many expressions of masculinity? What is the significance of this phrase to the study of masculinity?

Frogpondia: Edgar Allan Poe and Boston (Extended Deadline)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 7:17pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

Edgar Allan Poe published his first volume of poetry with the pseudonym "A Bostonian." By the end of his life, he had dismissed the city of his birth as “Frogpondia” and its authors as chasing after transcendental fads. This session welcomes proposals that consider Poe’s relationship to and portrayals of Boston, as well as authors of the city.

Submit short bios and 300-word abstracts with a free NeMLA CFP List account at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18171.

*DEADLINE EXTENDED* NeMLA 2020: Suspicion Today

updated: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 1:26pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

In the wake of the recent Postcritical Turn in literary studies, a pall has been cast over suspicious modes of analysis. Eve Sedgwick famously sought to move away from the paranoid imperative towards a more reparative relation; Sharon Best and Stephen Marcus have proposed surface reading as an antidote to symptomatic methodology; and, more recent still, Rita Felski has underscored the banality of suspicious hermeneutics as a central premise in her circumscription of the limits of critique.

SSSL 2020: Beyond Borders, Bars, and Binaries in Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing

updated: 
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 8:12pm
Amber P. Hodge
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 11, 2019

In recent years Jesmyn Ward’s workhas received significant critical attention for its stark depiction of race, class, and gender dynamics through Bois Sauvage, microcosm of a rural South typically marginalized in the US imaginary. However, her most recent novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing, while still deeply invested in a specific, southern time and place, engages with peripheries in which these categories are constructed. Where does life intersect with death, sickness clash with health, or freedom meet incarceration?

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