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New Directions in Africana Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:37am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

“New Directions in Africana Literature”

 

This panel welcomes papers that explore the contours and contexts of contemporary Africana Literature.  We invite presenters to consider potential new scholarly directions for emerging writers of African descent as well as established writers whose recent works address the imperatives of the current moment.  We especially encourage presenters whose work addresses the SAMLA 89 theme, “High Art / Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture.”  Other themes that panelists might address in their work include, but are not limited to:

The High and the Low of Walker Percy's Art

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:39am
Karey Perkins, SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Percy's practice and thoughts on art - and the human experience - range from high to low, from immanence to transcendence.   Was Percy's philosophy an abstracted high art and his fiction, a low art, for conveying the same message, but in the humble context of physical life?  Percy's first novel, The Moviegoer, talked of the low art of movies (as they were considered during his time) as escape, but also serving a higher purpose of self-realization.  He writes of the movie magazine as the "low slick."   But the Moviegoer ends with the high art of the church, a conduit for the divine.   Percy wrote of the orbit and re-entry of the artist, going from high to low.

Carson McCullers’ High/Low Artistic Influences and Successors

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:39am
Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 5, 2017

CFP

SAMLA 89th Annual Conference:

High Art / Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture

 

Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta GA

 

November 3-5, 2017

Panel Title: Carson McCullers’ High/Low Artistic Influences and Successors

CFP: Special Issue of The Space Between on Dada and Surrealism in America

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:40am
The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Special Issue: Call for Essays

Dada and Surrealism: Transatlantic Aliens on American Shores, 1914 – 1945

 

deadline for submissions: December 31, 2017

Please submit full essays of 6,000-7,500 words in Times New Roman 12 pt. font, with MLA citation style, to the guest-editor James W. McManus (jmcmanus@csuchico.edu) by December 31, 2017. Queries or proposed topics are welcomed and can be sent for feedback prior to that date.

 

Nella Larsen’s Passing at Ninety

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:31pm
Donavan Ramon, Kentucky State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Nella Larsen’s Passing at Ninety

Guest Editor: Donavan L. Ramon, PhD

Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies, Kentucky State University

When Nella Larsen published her second novel Passing in April 1929, the critical reception was mixed. Writing for local papers in New York, some critics found the novel’s conclusion abrupt, ambiguous, and unconvincing. However, Alice Dunbar-Nelson noted that the novel “delights,” while W.E.B. DuBois praised it as a novel “of great moral import.” In his review, DuBois hoped that passing would one day emerge as a “a petty, silly matter of no real importance which another generation will comprehend with great difficulty.”

Call for Papers: [Inter]sections #20 (2017)

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:31pm
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Call for Papers

[Inter]sections is an annual double-blind peer reviewed American studies journal. It is indexed in the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Ulrichsweb, DOAJ, and CEEOL. Oour next deadline for submissions is September 1st, 2017. All submissions will be subjected to a double-blind peer review process. All accepted submissions will be included in [Inter]sections No. 20 (2017).

CFP - Reviewers needed

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:33pm
Sorina Georgescu/ Hyperion University, Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Hypercultura Journal - peer-reviewed, biannual publication of the Hyperion University, Department of Letters and Foreign Languages - is looking for reviewers for a volume called "Re-reading/writing Myths and the Beginning of the 21st Century". Areas needed - Canadian Studies/Literature (Margaret Atwood), British Literature (Mary Shelley, ted Hughes ), Indian studies (Draupadi, Ramayana, Shakshigopal-Bhagavad-Purana, Sudama and Krishna), American Literature (Don Delillo).

Please submit your CV to sorinamaria21@gmail.com until May 20, 2017!

Looking forward to receiving your CVs!

Belief in Contemporary Global Capitalism

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:35pm
CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture (Purdue University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Belief in Contemporary Global CapitalismDeadline for submissions: 15 January 2018

“‘Literary Offenses’ and Other Contentious Matter”

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:48pm
Mark Niemeyer / Université de Bourgogne (Dijon, France)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

“‘Literary Offenses’ and Other Contentious Matter”

A one-day conference on Literary Controversy

in Great Britain and the United States (1800-1900)

Centre Interlangues : Texte, Image, Langages

University of Burgundy

Dijon, France

Friday, 22 September 2017

 

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