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Edited Collection: Barbie and Material Culture

updated: 
Monday, January 9, 2023 - 11:05am
Jennifer Harris / U of Waterloo / Hilary Iris Lowe / Temple
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

Edited Collection: Barbie and Material Culture

 

Pedagogies of Solidarity in Black American Literature at Mid-Century: American Studies Association (ASA) 2023

updated: 
Monday, January 9, 2023 - 9:53am
American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS: American Studies Association (ASA)

In-person, Le Centre Sheraton,

Montreal, Canada, Nov 2nd-5th, 2023

 

Session Title: "Pedagogies of Solidarity in Black American Literature at Mid-Century"

Session Organizers: Rachel Carroll, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ariel Martino, Colgate University

Due Date: Please send abstracts (250-500 words) and a brief bio (max 350 words) to racheljc@illinois.edu and afrasermartino@colgate.edu by Friday, January 20th, 2023.

Gilman on Evolution and Social Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 12:52pm
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society invites papers for two panels at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, May 25-28, 2023. 

 

1. Gilman on Evolution and Social Theory

"Black Feminist Intimacies at the Limits of Legibility": American Studies Association (ASA) Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:52am
Carmel Ohman / American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS: American Studies Association (ASA)

In-person, Le Centre Sheraton,

Montreal, Canada, Nov 2nd-5th, 2023

 

Session Title: “Black Feminist Intimacies at the Limits of Legibility”

Session Organizer: Dr. Carmel Ohman, Brandeis University

Due Date: Please send 200-word abstracts to carmelohman@brandeis.edu by January 15, 2023 

Small Screen Supers: Essays on Superhero Television

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:52am
academic anthology edited by Anna F. Peppard & Dru Jeffries
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Call for Papers: Small Screen Supers: Essays on Superhero Television 

As superhero films have proliferated, so too has superhero television. But as scholarship on superhero films has similarly proliferated, scholarship on superhero television has not. When superhero television is discussed by scholars, it is often as an offshoot of filmic franchises rather than as a phenomenon in its own right, with its own histories and contexts of production, its own approaches to adaptation, and its own dynamics of reception. 

Teaching Kate Chopin's Fiction Roundtable at American Literature Association

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:24am
Kate Chopin International Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 8, 2023

The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual proposals for a teaching roundtable at the 2023 American Literature Association conference in Boston, Massachusetts, May 25–28, 2023. 

The roundtable on “Teaching Kate Chopin,” seeks short (seven- to eight-minute) papers/remarks that address an aspect of or strategy for teaching Chopin’s life or work. Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks. 

Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a 200- to 300-word abstract. 

Posthumanism and Environmental Poetics in American Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:21am
Journal Issue RSA Rivista di Studi Americani 34
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022

Issue #34 (2023) of RSA Journal: Rivista di Studi Americani, the official journal of the Italian Association for North American Studies (Associazione Italiana di Studi Nord-Americani – AISNA) will feature a special section, edited by Cristina Iuli (Università del Piemonte Orientale) and Pilar Martinez (University of L’Aquila), on Posthumanism andEnvironmental Poetics in American Literature. Scholars from different areas of American literature, culture, and the arts are invited to submit their proposals.

 

CFP: Symposium (virtual): Hollywood and the Asian American Imagination

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:17am
Jessica Ka Yee Chan/University of Richmond
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 20, 2023

Call for Papers:

Symposium (virtual): Hollywood and the Asian American Imagination

Date: February 20 and February 22, 2024 (Tuesday and Thursday) (tentative)
Venue: Zoom, hosted by the University of Richmond, Virginia

Keynote speaker: Yiman Wang (UC Santa Cruz)

Russia and/in America

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:17am
Ashley Rattner
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

Since the dawn of the Cold War, U.S. popular culture has been saturated with narratives that pit a morally-righteous United States against a sinister, duplicitous Russia–a binary foundational to postwar American Studies. In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine–and the attacks on democracy and human rights that it entails–the image of a menacing Russian presence is once again salient. Rather than redeploying a Cold War logic designed to disavow the sordid histories of the United States, this panel asks how we might approach the intertwined histories of Russia and the U.S. as a way of strengthening our critique of the oppression and exploitation perpetuated by both nations.

REMINDER: Edith Wharton Panels at ALA

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:05am
American Literature Association Conference 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 5, 2023

American Literature Association

34th Annual Conference

May 25-28, 2023

The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Edith Wharton and Beauty

The Edith Wharton Society invites papers that explore Wharton’s engagement with beauty in her works. Panelists are encouraged to consider the role of beauty in her writing on design, gardens, and travel as well as her novels and stories. All theoretical approaches are welcome. Proposals might consider (but are not limited to) the following questions:

 

Shirley Jackson Society at ALA 2023

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:03am
The Shirley Jackson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

Call for Papers

“Ecocritical Approaches to Shirley Jackson” and “Shirley Jackson: Witchcraft and Magic”

Sponsored by the Shirley Jackson Society

American Literature Association Annual Conference

Boston, Massachusetts

May 25-28, 2023

 

The Shirley Jackson Society invites scholars at all stages of their careers to submit to our panels for the American Literature Association’s Annual Conference in Boston, May 25-28, 2023. We are planning for two panels this year: 1. Ecocritical Approaches to Shirley Jackson, and 2. Shirley Jackson: Witchcraft and Magic.

 

Call for papers on fairy tales, legends and nursery rhymes

updated: 
Monday, January 2, 2023 - 5:04pm
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

 

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

 

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) seeks paper presentations and panels for the PCA's annual conference, April 5-8, 2023. We are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale, legend or nursery rhyme related subject. Discussions of fairy tale monsters and shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc.) versions of tales are especially welcome. Creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history will also be considered. 

 

Emerson Society Panels ALA 2023

updated: 
Wednesday, December 28, 2022 - 9:13am
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

Emerson Society Panels ALA 2023

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society will sponsor two panels at the 34th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held May 25–28, 2023, at the Westin Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. Both panels will honor the contributions of the late professor Joel Myerson.

“Editing Emerson and his Circles”

Emerson Panel at Thoreau Society Annual Gathering 2023

updated: 
Wednesday, December 28, 2022 - 9:11am
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society will sponsor a panel at the 82nd Annual Gathering of the Thoreau Society—exploring the themes of Thoreau, politics, and extinction—to be held July12-16, 2023, in Concord, MA.

“Fates, Fortunes, and Resources in the Postbellum Republic”

Hugh Kenner: How To Write

updated: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 12:07pm
Université Paris Nanterre
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Hugh Kenner: How to Write

Symposium, Université Paris Nanterre, May 5th, 2023

 

Call for papers

 

Stephen Graham Jones: Literary Experimentation and the New Native Horror Organized by the Stephen Graham Jones Society

updated: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 12:01pm
Billy J. Stratton / Stephen Graham Jones Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 30, 2023

The Stephen Graham Jones Society is inviting participants for an American Literature Association panel for the 2023 meeting comprised of emerging and established scholars who have interest and/or experience with the recent and ongoing scholarship and/or pedagogical value of Jones' ever-expanding body of writing. We are seeking proposals that examine any aspect of Jones’ literary, philosophical, cultural or historical engagements as reflected in his novels or short fiction. Proposed presentations on his more recent experimentations in genre and horror are especially welcomed. 

 

CFP America and Deep Time: Alternate Geographies, Temporalities, and Histories

updated: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 11:57am
Polish Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023

Polish Association for American Studies 2023 Annual Conference held and hosted by the Department of American Literature and the Department of Studies in Culture, The Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

America and Deep Time: Alternate Geographies, Temporalities, and Histories

25-27 October 2023

ASA 2023 - Children and Youth Studies Caucus Sponsored Session: “Resisting Restricted Childhoods”

updated: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 11:55am
Mary Zaborskis and Phil Nel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 13, 2023

Sponsored by the Children and Youth Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association, this session seeks papers that grapple with the ways that childhoods have been restricted—temporally, geographically, sexually, racially, politically—as well as the work that has been done to build solidarities that enable more expansive possibilities for childhood. 

Announcing the 2023 First Book Institute

updated: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 11:53am
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 13, 2022

Announcing

The 2023 First Book Institute

June 4-10, 2023

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University

Co-Directors

Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Past Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature

“‘Hear the dance, see the music’ – voices, sounds, noises and silences in American dance and music”

updated: 
Sunday, December 18, 2022 - 11:18am
AFEA - French Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 16, 2023

AFEA 2023, “Voices, Sounds, Noises, Silences”

International Congress of the French Association for American Studies, Dijon, France, May 23-26, 2023.

 

 “‘Hear the dance, see the music’ – voices, sounds, noises and silences in American dance and music” (A. Chevrier-Bosseau, Sorbonne Université, and M. Duplay, Université Paris Cité)

 

Contemplative Practice and Writing about Race - ALA 2023

updated: 
Saturday, December 17, 2022 - 10:00am
American Religion and Literature Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 6, 2023

Contemplative Practice and Writing about Race

The American Religion and Literature Society (ARLS) invites papers for a panel at the American Literature Association Conference, May 25-28, 2023 in Boston. 

Midrash and the Literary

updated: 
Saturday, December 17, 2022 - 10:00am
The American Religion and Literature Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 6, 2023

Midrash and the Literary

The American Religion and Literature Society (ARLS) invites papers for a panel at the American Literature Association Conference, May 25-28, 2023 in Boston.

We are seeking papers that explore the relevance of Midrash to contemporary literary criticism.

Olson Adrift: The Reach of BLack Mountian Poetry

updated: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 10:06am
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 27, 2023

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual American Literature Association Conference, to be held in Boston, May 25-28. We are interested in abstracts that examine the influence of Charles Olson and/or other Black Mountain Poets on poetic practices and their developments up to the present. A variety of poets took up the innovative practices of figures like Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Ed Dorn, Robert Duncan, John Wieners, and others associated with Black Mountain. How have the practices of this fundamentally important school of poetics been extended, transformed, and/or resisted by other poets?

Postwar Area Literature Group CFPs - American Literature Association 2023 Conference

updated: 
Monday, December 12, 2022 - 3:24pm
Postwar Area Literature Group
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

The Postwar Area Literature Group invites submissions on the following postwar + contemporary topics for the 2023 American Literature Association Conference, which will be held in Boston, MA from May 25-28, 2023. Please send abstracts by January 15th, 2023 to Jacqueline Foertsch at Jacqueline.foertsch@unt.edu.

Postwar Gothics – Discussions of post-WWII poetry, drama, or prose that draws on the romance/horror tradition are welcome.  The uncanny in postwar literature; states of uncertainty or indeterminacy in postwar literature; violence, haunting, or nightmare in postwar literature.

CfP: Practicing Trust and Authority | Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 10:02am
Heidelberg Center for American Studies (Germany)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 5, 2023

The graduate school 'Authority and Trust' (GKAT) at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies welcomes submissions for their conference "Practicing Trust and Authority" to take place in Heidelberg (Germany) on May 11-13, 2023. Submission deadline is February 5, 2023.

Get in touch: gkat-conference2023@hca.uni-heidelberg.de

Visit our website: www.hca.uni-heidelberg.de/gkat/2023conference.html

 

CFP, Submission Date Deadline Extended: International Steinbeck Studies Conference at San Jose State University, March 22-24

updated: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 9:59am
International Steinbeck Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

You’ll find the full CFP below, but there are a few updates and details worth noting

  • Submissions will now be accepted on a rolling basis with a submission cutoff date of January 15 2023.
  • We still welcome undergraduate submissions for a poster session of student work
  • To ensure an accessible conference experience, the conference will accept digital/hybrid paper presentations, which will be shared with the live audience of in-person attendees. Plenary events will be livestream for access by registered attendees.

 

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Call For Papers

2023 Steinbeck Conference: “Reading, Teaching, and Translating Steinbeck”

March 22-24, 2023     

San José State University, San José CA

Global Vietnam War Literature and Culture: Representation, Postmemory, and the Changing Geopolitics of the Transpacific

updated: 
Monday, December 5, 2022 - 2:39pm
53rd Comparative Literature Symposium Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Long T. Bui, Associate Professor of Global and International Studies, the University of California at Irvine 

Dr. Patricia Pelley, Associate Professor of History, Texas Tech University

Dr. Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Professor of English and Asian American Studies, the University of Texas at Austin

 

Special Guest Speaker

Ms. Callie Wright, Education Director, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

 

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