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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

Happiness and Culture

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:17am
Vida Penezic/PCA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

 

Call for Papers

Special Topic: Happiness and Culture

Popular Culture Association (PCA) National Conference 

March 31—April 3, 2021

Boston, MA

 

NEMLA 2021: Imagining Queer Domesticity (panel)

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:15am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel will examine literary, cultural, and legal texts to investigate the space and the concept of home seen queerly. It will focus primarily on an Anglo-American context, though papers from the broader Anglophone world will be considered.

Grace Kelly: An Understudied Irish-American Icon

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:13am
Mary Burke, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Grace Kelly (1928-82) was a very successful Catholic Irish-American film actress who received the title of Princess Grace of Monaco upon her marriage in 1956, a decade in which, even though members of her ethnic community were increasingly assimilated into American society, they were still excluded from certain very exclusive roles. Thus, the impact of Kelly’s wedding cannot be underestimated: filmed by her studio, MGM, it was watched on television by an estimated 30 million people, which made it one of the largest international media events of that decade.

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:

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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