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Spaces of Death in the Cultures of the Atlantic World

updated: 
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 4:05pm
Jonathan Nash / College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Please consider submitting a proposal to this accepted panel for the 2017 Society of Early Americanists Conference (March 2-4, 2017, Tulsa, Oklahoma)

 

Spaces of Death in the Cultures of the Atlantic World

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Honors Education - book

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:24am
National Society for Minorities in Honors (NSFMIH)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Second and Final Call

for chapters to be included in a book contracted to be published in 2017, entitled:

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Honors Education (CSP, 2017)

Each chapter will be 4000 words in length and a next to final draft would be required by December 18 2016; with final drafts, following a reading, by February 18 2017.

Closing date for chapter abstracts (150 words) is September 30 2016 - gharper@oakland.edu

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:13am
Leslie Poole / Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature seeks academic articles, creative fiction and poetry, and notes in the spirit of or regarding the life of Rawlings, her circle, and other authors who used the state of Florida as a source of creativity.

The JFL is a peer-reviewed publication sponsored by the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society.

NELMLA 2017 Panel -- The Un-Thirties: The Other Side of Depression-Era Literature

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:13am
Northeast Modern Language Association – Sara Rutkowski
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD 23-26 March 2017

Depression-era literature is often regarded in stark contrast to the periods that frame it—the 1920s and the postwar—which have been deemed altogether more compatible with each other both thematically and stylistically. American writers of the Thirties, as the story goes, tended to immerse themselves in the political culture of the period, eschewing modernist concerns in favor of deterministic narratives that offered scathing social criticism and echoed a leftist agenda. Indeed, the period has been critically defined by the work of writers like John Steinbeck, Jack Conroy, James Agee, Michael Gold, and Richard Wright and more generally by the mode of the proletarian genre.

Doing Undergraduate Research in Early American Studies

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:13am
Society of Early Americanists, Patrick Erben
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Call for Individual Paper Proposals 2017 Society of Early Americanists Conference in Tulsa, OK (March 2-4, 2017)https://sea2017.wordpress.com/Submission deadline: August 30th Experimental Panel: "Doing Undergraduate Research in Early American Studies" Think about when and how you first became excited about early America and early American studies.  Was the spark your own reading, an inspiring teacher or professor, or a research paper that gripped your attention?  As teachers and research

CFP: Special Issue of NANO on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:13am
Jason Ellis
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Call for Papers: New American Notes Online NANO Issue 12 on Star Wars: The Force Awakens Deadline: February 1, 2017  Special Issue: Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Narrative, Characters, Media, and Event Guest Editors: Jason W. Ellis, Alan Lovegreen, and Sean Scanlan This thing [Star Wars] communicates.

Hamilton: A Special Issue of Studies in Musical Theatre

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:12am
Pete Kunze (University of Texas at Austin)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

While introducing a performance from Hamilton at the recent Tony Awards ceremony, hip hop artist Common described the show as a “gamechanger,” a “cultural phenomenon,” and “simply put... one of the greatest pieces of art ever made.” Indeed it has become hard to talk about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton without resorting to hyperbole, as it appears to be a watershed moment in Broadway theatre and in American cultural history at large.

PAMLA 2016; Nov. 11-13; One Paper Needed on Knowledge, Learning, or Information in Film

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:09am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Looking for one more paper to round out a panel on knowledge, learning, or information in film/televsion studies.  Topics can be drawn from any film, genre, or national cinema.  The 2016 PAMLA conference will convene at the Westin Pasadena, in Pasadena, California, November 11-13, 2016. Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words--by August 30--to Andrew Howe at ahowe@lasierra.edu.

Rap and Hip Hop Culture CFP

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:09am
Pop Culture and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Call for Papers

Rap and Hip Hop Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

38th Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2017

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2016

 

CFP NeMLA 2017: "Queer and Now": Queerness in the Mainstream

updated: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 12:32pm
North East Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

On or about June 26, 2015, human character changed. As late as 1991, Eve Sedgwick observed that being queer at that time still meant being someone whose life did not matter and whose very survival was highly uncertain (“Queer and Now”). Yet, our contemporary “now” is a moment which has seen same sex marriage declared a federal right; openly queer persons appear as comedians, TV reporters and characters on shows, in films and recently on the musical stage. No longer “apparitional” in Terry Castle’s well-known sense, queers of the current moment might not be confined to haunting the margins of the social imaginary.

Trans Atlantic Shell Shock

updated: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 2:27pm
Trans Atlantic Shell Shock
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Although the phenomenon of World War I trauma, particularly shell shock (a term that this volume understands as denoting specifically mental trauma unique to World War I), greatly influenced both British and American literary modernism, the trauma, and its reception, was different on each side of the Atlantic, both in its scale and its quality. This proposed peer-reviewed comparative collection seeks essays on both British and American literary and cultural representations of World War I trauma, particularly shell shock. Essays that compare and contrast the American and British experiences and representations of shell shock are particularly welcome, and will be given special consideration.

 

The American Romance in 2016

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
Society of Early Americanists (SEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

his panel addresses the American romance in light of recent developments in early American studies. While many Britishists accepted the ascendancy of the anglophone novel, others challenged this teleology, and the transatlantic turn has invited us to consider whether the romance genre survived the New World. The existence of a colonial romance would challenge the “birth” of the American genre in the wake of Scott’s Ivanhoe (1819), and revising that literary history could in turn broaden American romance beyond a hoary pro-slavery ideology. Post-WWII critics arguing for an American romance tradition often cite Hawthorne’s own christening of his novels as “romances” as a key piece of evidence.

Reckonings: Essays on American Revenge Narratives (edited collection) DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 12:06pm
Kyle Wiggins, Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

I invite proposals for a collection of essays that examines the theme of revenge in American fiction, film, and television. Vengeance – that quest for violent reciprocity – is one of storytelling’s oldest and most enduring plots. But in the modern American imaginary the familiar shape of retribution assumes a new form. Over and over, avengers on page and screen desire not only blood but also symbolic victories. In Sherman Alexie’s Indian Killer (1996) a troubled protagonist named John Smith yearns to kill the one “white man [who] was responsible for everything that had gone wrong” for Native Americans.

Experience and Education: Pragmatism in the English Studies Classroom - Panel @ NeMLA 2017

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 10:17am
Matthew Overstreet / University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel seeks to bring together teacher-scholars who utilize the philosophical tradition of American Pragmatism in teaching literature, writing, digital media, cultural criticism or rhetoric and composition.

This includes those who teach the work of William James, John Dewey and their progeny directly, and those who use pragmatist thought to inform broader pedagogical or theoretical projects.  Whether interested in the semiotics of C.S. Peirce, the neo-pragmatism of Richard Rorty or Stanley Fish, the “prophetic pragmatism” of Cornel West, or any other branch of the pragmatist tradition, all are welcome.

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