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Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 7:06pm
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Notice:

The Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium has been rescheduled for November 4–7, 2021 at the Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center.

Updated Information for the 2021 Symposium is presented below.

 

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium:

November 4–7, 2021, Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center, Sonoma, California  

 

NeMLA 2021: Addiction and Healing in 19th-Century American Literature and Culture

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:10pm
Eric Bjornson / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel will explore early forms of recovery in American culture from Washingtonian temperance to inebriate homes of the late 19th century. Panelists may consider Native American revitalization movements, temperance meetings, recovery narratives, medical and philosophical systems, among other topics. Of particular interest is how early, non-coercive forms of healing reclaim or reconceive notions of selfhood and agency, including for historically disenfranchised persons.

Please submit abstracts by Sept 30th at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18916

CHILDHOOD IN ART AND LITERATURE

updated: 
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 2:17am
Department of English, P.B.C.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 16, 2020

♦ Deadline extended 

The volume proposes to promote original, critical research works that study, interpret and question the critical issues relating to childhood and children. In order to refurbish the interdisciplinary prospect of the field, works offering newer insights and concentrating on its representation in other literatures or other forms of arts like painting, films etc. will also be encouraged.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin: Citizen of Mondrath

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:53pm
Mythlore, journal of The Mythopoeic Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 20, 2020

Call for Papers for Special Issue of Mythlore, Spring 2021:

Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin: Citizen of Mondrath

Guest Edited by Melanie A. Rawls

 

Deadline extended: Submit finished papers by December 20, 2020

 

Mythlore, a journal dedicated to the genres of myth and fantasy (particularly the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis), invites article submissions for a special issue focused on Ursula K. Le Guin, grandmaster of mythopoeic fantasy.

CFA: Anarchism for Journal for the Study of Radicalism

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:51pm
JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—an academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our fifteenth year of issues.

CFA: Anarchism

We are interested in articles for an issue that explores the history of anarchism, including recent history of anarchist movements, groups, and individuals. We are also interested in related currents, which include Black bloc, antifa, and the creation of autonomous zones, as well as ecological movements or groups like Extinction Rebellion.

Philip K. Dick: His Sources and Inspirations

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:48pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Philip K. Dick:  His Sources and Inspirations

 

Tradition and Innovation in Ezra Pound's Modernist Circle

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:46pm
Jeff Grieneisen / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 28, 2020

Ezra Pound’s role in modernism is undeniable, but his connections to Philadelphia may be less obvious and are worthy of exploration. He spent his formative years in this “birthplace of America,” where his father worked at the U.S. Mint. Among the many artists he befriended in Philadelphia were fellow poets who would become modernists: Hilda Doolittle (H.D.), Marianne Moore, and William Carlos Williams. Pound’s relationship with Philadelphia institution University of Pennsylvania is a tumultuous one. Having earned his master’s degree, he was “pushed out” of the program, and his efforts to get a PhD were denied by the university, including many recent efforts to award him a posthumous PhD. This remains another source of controversy in Pound studies.

The 5th Vampire Academic Conference

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:45pm
The International Vampire Arts and Film Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 14, 2020

The 5th Vampire Academic Conference
Virtually Hosted
October 30th 2020 9:00 am- 7:00 p.m. and October 31st 10:00 am- 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

            American Vampires
            CALL FOR PAPERS

MAIN THEMES: This conference will focus on the American Vampire and how they are represented. There is a vast amount of literature and film representing American vampires such as Salem’s Lot, Anne Rice and her chronicles, Lost Boys, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Blade, Twilight and of course Bela Lugosi’s classic Dracula

   American Vampires KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS: To Be Confirmed

Reform and Social Justice in 19th-century American Literature

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 10:14am
Northeast Modern Language Association/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

19th-century America was the site of various reform movements: antislavery, women's rights, education, temperance, penal reform, et al.

Folklore and Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:31pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: 

FOLKLORE AND POPULAR CULTURE: CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  SESSIONS, PANELS, PAPERS

 

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2020 NATIONAL CONFERENCE – Boston, MA: March 31-April 3, 2021 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel

For information regarding the PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

 For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  November 1, 2020

Making a Murderer: True Crime in Contemporary American Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 2:18pm
Crime Fiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

“Everybody’s fascinated with the notion that there is a cause and effect,” claims notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, quoted in the Netflix original, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (2019) – that we can “put our finger on it,” and reassuringly rationalise the genesis of the uniquely modern phenomenon of the American serial killer. But when there is “absolutely nothing” in the background of a serial murderer that would lead one to believe they were “capable of committing murder,” how do we begin to acclimatise ourselves to this violent defect of contemporary history?

Katherine Anne Porter Society Graduate Student Paper Award

updated: 
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 2:11pm
Katherine Anne Porter Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The Katherine Anne Porter Society is pleased to invite submissions for our annual Graduate Student Paper Award. Interested applicants should submit an article-length (15-25 page) paper on any Katherine Anne Porter topic. The winner, who will be announced on December 1, 2021, will be invited to present a shortened form of the paper at the annual Katherine Anne Porter Society Session at the American Literature Association Conference and will be featured in an article of the Katherine Anne Porter Society Newsletter. The award also brings a monetary prize of $250. Please email submissions as Word attachments to Jerry Findley at jerryfindley1@gmail.com by June 30, 2021. 

Punk Scholars Network: Global Punk

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:50pm
Punk Scholars Network 7th Annual Conference & Postgraduate Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Punk Scholars Network Annual Conference – Call for Papers

Theme: Global Punk

Date: 12th – 19th December

A virtual, online, global conference spanning eight days is being brought together by the Punk Scholars Network – be a part of it.

Genre and Gender Bending Through and With the Essay

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:48pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The proliferation of essays on the essay is evidence of this literary form’s provocative nature. The essay compels us to reflect on what this art form “is,” while it avoids easy classification. In “She: Portrait of the Essay as a Warm Body,” Cynthia Ozick invites us to think of the essay not so much as a genre, but rather as a gender: “She is too fluid or too elusive to be a category... she is the protagonist, the secret self's personification…why should we not call her she?”

Scandalous Profession(al)s: Sovereignty, Authority, and Secrecy

updated: 
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 9:57am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), 92nd Annual Conference (Virtual)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

This panel welcomes proposals for papers or projects addressing any aspect of professional sovereignty, authority, or secrecy within or between professions. We invite conversations about the functions or representations of sovereignty, authority, or secrecy within any genre of Literature.

Hidden Nabokov Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 9:52am
Susan Elizabeth Sweeney / International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

HIDDEN NABOOV

 

(July 14-18, 2021, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA)

 

Deadline: Submit 250-word abstracts (with “Hidden VN Submission” as subject heading) to ssweeney@holycross.edu by midnight, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020.

 

Chicago: an Irish-American Metropolis?

updated: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 9:52am
University of Caen Normandie, University of Chicago, University of Paris
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 2, 2020

 

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“Chicago: an Irish-American Metropolis?

Politics, Ethnicity, and Culture from 1830s to the present Time”

 

An International and Multidisciplinary Conference

June 21-23, 2021

 

Paris

 

A partnership between the universities of Chicago, Caen Normandie and Paris

 

Norman Mailer Society 2020 Virtual Conference

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:19am
Norman Mailer Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Call for Papers: 18th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference

October 15-17, 2020

 

The 2020 Norman Mailer Society Conference invites paper proposals for its 18th annual conference, which (due to ongoing concerns regarding COVD-19) will be held virtually this year, via Zoom.  

Fear Narratives and their Role/Use in the United States

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:18am
Spanish Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

The 15th International Conference of the Spanish Association for American Studies (SAAS)
“Fear Narratives” and their Role/Use in the United States”
March 24-26, 2021
University of Deusto, Bilbao

Queer and/or BIPOC Appalachian Ecocriticism--needed immediately

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 10:59am
Jessica Cory and Dr. Laura Wright/Western Carolina University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 10, 2020

 

Submissions are currently being accepted for a scholarly collection of Appalachian ecocriticism edited by Dr. Laura Wright and Jessica Cory. A university press has shown interest in the volume and we are hoping to submit the manuscript to them by mid-August. We are in immediate need of essays in the range of 6K-7K words that focus on the intersections of queer and/or BIPOC Appalachian writers and ecocriticism/environmental literature. 

Narrative Dumplings: Remembering Toni Morrison & Paule Marshall

updated: 
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 11:04am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The literary world lost both Toni Morrison and Paule Marshall within a week of each other in August 2019. Together, these renowned Black women writers influenced generations of writers, summed up most memorably by Edwidge Danticat’s recent reflections in The New Yorker: “Both Ms. Morrison and Ms. Marshall have helped me make my narrative dumplings.”

Becoming the Obamas: Critical Approaches to Barack & Michelle Obama’s Memoirs

updated: 
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 11:04am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Barack Obama’s memoir Dreams from My Father (1995). Praised by Toni Morrison and Philip Roth, Obama’s memoir explores his life up to his admission to Harvard Law School in 1988. More recently, 2018 saw the publication of Michelle Obama’s best-selling memoir Becoming, which is the story of her life up through the end of her tenure as first lady. This panel seeks papers that critically explore the major prose works by Barack and Michelle Obama: Becoming, Dreams From My Father, and The Audacity of Hope.

Questions to consider include, but are not limited to:

PCA/ACA Generational Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 2:11pm
Shay Rahm / PCA/ACA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: GENERATIONAL STUDIES

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION 2020 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2020

We welcome proposals for papers on any and every topic related to America’s generations including Baby Boomers, Generation Jones, Generation X, Xennials, Millennials (Gen Y), and iGen (Gen Z).

We invite submissions from individuals and organized panels (3 or 4 persons), focusing on topics related to:

CFP-[Inter]sections 23 (2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:08pm
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

[Inter]sections publishes academic articles, reviews, and interviews relevant to the field of American studies. We encourage our authors to explore the most recent scholarship, from a solid critical background and in conversation with relevant and challenging work from the field. Although we focus primarily on subjects that are grounded in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century, we do not exclude work that explores other time periods. The scope of our journal includes research in the fields of North American literature, history, visual culture, film and television studies, popular culture, political studies, race and ethnic studies, philosophy, gender and sexuality studies.

Revisiting the American Grotesque

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:08pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This proposed roundtable will explore current manifestations of the grotesque in various forms and genres, using a range of current critical approaches. This could include, but not be exclusive to, analyses using a posthumanist, postmaterialist, postmillennial, or similar critical lens. In an age when so much seems grotesque—from our art to our politics to our everyday lives—this session will provide new ways to think about both contemporary literature and our current cultural moment. Submit a 250-300 word abstract and a brief c.v. by Sept. 30 to the NeMLA website:https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/CFP

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