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50th Anniversary Symposium, May 2020--Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:20pm
The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Join us in Chicago in May 14-16, 2020, as we celebrate 50 years of The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature SSML.  Founded in 1971, the vision of the society was to "encourage and assist the study of Midwestern literature in whatever directions the insight, imagination, and curiosity of its members may lead."  We are honored to be celebrating 50 years of that curiosity and insight by holding our 50th anniversary sympsisum at the prestigious Newberry Library.

Edited collection on Bonnie Jo Campbell

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:19pm
Lisa DuRose, Ross Tangedal, Andy Oler
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

We invite chapter proposals for an edited collection on the writing of Bonnie Jo Campbell. Campbell is the author of three short-story collections—Mothers, Tell Your Daughters (2015), Women & Other Animals (1999), and American Salvage (2008), which was a finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics’ Circle Award. She has also published two novels—Q Road (2002) and Once Upon a River (2011), which was recently adapted into a feature film.

The Marilynne Robinson Society

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:17pm
American Literature Association Conference
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.

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.

DFW 2020 - David Foster Wallace - Austin, TX - June 4-6, 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 5:02pm
International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 6, 2020

The International David Foster Wallace Society Conference 

Austin, Texas – June 4-6, 2020

The International David Foster Wallace Society invites you to attend DFW 2020 in Austin, Texas. Special events at the Harry Ransom Center (home to Wallace’s archive), film screenings, social events, and other presentations will be included, in addition to a wide variety of panels of Wallace criticism and commentary. 

Panels will be held at the University of Texas Glickman Conference Center and DoubleTree hotel on 15th Street. The Keynote address will be held at Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall. 

American Elegy, Now

updated: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 5:52pm
ALA American Poetry Symposium (Washington DC, February 20-22, 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers:

George Saunders Society, American Literature Association, May 21-24 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:05pm
George Saunders Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

The George Saunders Society invites prospective participants for one or two panels at the 2020 American Literature Association conference in San Diego, CA, to be held May 21 to 24, 2020. We are interested in presentations on any aspect of George Saunders’s life and work; in this, our fourth year of activity at ALA, we are particularly interested in papers that challenge or go beyond the most common (particularly religious, ethical, or new sincericist) readings of the author’s work in the critical literature to this point. The topic is therefore open, but possible approaches might include:

Leon Edel Prize (11/1/19)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 8:15pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

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: hjamesr@creighton.edu

Call for Papers Music: Traditional, Political, Popular Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020 (Due date: November 20, 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:02pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

 

 

Call for Papers

Music: Traditional, Political, Popular

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: November 20, 2019

 

Journal of the British Fantasy Society: Gene Wolfe special (to be published in Autumn 2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:02pm
British Fantasy Society Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

The Journal of the British Fantasy Society contains a mix of academic papers, reviews, interviews and feature articles. Our contributors and readers have interests across many genres and in many media: literature, comics, movies, music, oral histories and so on. 

Deadline Approaching: American Literature at PCA 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:43pm
Corey Taylor / Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

The American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association invites submissions for our National Conference, to be held April 15-18, 2020 at the Downtown Marriott in Philadelphia, PA. The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 1, 2019.

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

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