Extended Deadline— CFP: Asian American Literary and Cultural Studies Session (PAMLA) The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is now accepting proposals for its Asian American Literary and Cultural Studies session(s). The conference will take place Nov 9-11, 2018, at Western Washington University in Bellingham Washington.
Interwar Mysteries: The Golden Age and Beyond (theme issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection)
Guest editor: Victoria Stewart (University of Leicester)
“These things never happened before the War.”
—Mr. Wetheridge, The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1928), by Dorothy L. Sayers
Panel Chair: Clair A. Sheehan
If, as the current SAAS conference theme, “The Image and the Word”, suggests, “[o]ur 21st century stands under the aegis of the image” (Boletin 27), then the most significant guiding cultural image of twenty-first century America has to be the hauntingly repetitive film of domestic passenger jets colliding with the physical embodiment of twentieth-century US power, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre.
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 28th Annual Conference (20 June–23 June 2019). It is organized by the Departments of British and of American Studies and by the Centre for Intermediality Studies in Graz (CIMIG) at the University of Graz (Austria) and will be held as a residential conference at the ‘Bildungshaus Mariatrost’ in Graz.
"Theatre of Crisis: Aesthetic Responses to a Cross-Sectional Condition"
Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
This panel seeks contributions interested in exploring the cultural and material conditions that have motivated the “affective turn” within contemporary literary production and critique. How are contemporary novelists creating works that imagine artistic spaces “beyond postmodernism,” and what is the role of feeling within our understanding of these spaces?
Call for paper: Aletria v. 28, n.3 (2018) – Early Modern English Literature
Early modern English authors (c. 1453-1789) wrote in a period of unprecedented national and international political, cultural, social, religious, and scientific changes. Literature in English across a range of traditional and alternative genres reflected, resisted, and redefined these developments. We invite papers that identify and analyse the many forms of evidence of the literary engagement with transformative issues, events, and axes within and outside of the British Isles.
Editors of the number: Elizabeth Sauer (Brock University, Canada) and Luiz Fernando Ferreira Sá (UFMG)
New Transnational Latinx Perspectives on Ana Castillo
Edited by Karen Roybal and Bernadine Hernández
“Progress, Radicalism, and the U.S. South”
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 90
Birmingham, AL / Nov. 2-4
For the annual conference of the South Atlantic MLA (SAMLA) in Birmingham, AL November 2-4, 2018.
Special Issue of Christianity & Literature
“Literature of / about the Christian Right”
Guest Editor: Christopher Douglas (University of Victoria)
The Times ‘best-seller’ list was misleading. Evangelical books were often outselling the Times’ best-sellers. But the paper did not bother to count sales in religious bookstores. The people hurt most weren’t evangelical authors (our books sold anyway); rather, the losers were Democratic Party leaders and other liberal readers of the ‘paper of record’ who were blindsided by subsequent events. The Times’ readers were not given a heads-up about what was going on ‘out there.’
– Frank Schaeffer, Crazy for God