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REMINDER: Geographies of Terror: The Fantastic and Quotidian

updated: 
Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 12:09pm
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Upcoming deadline! May 15.

Geographies of Terror: The Fantastic and Quotidian 

Proposals invited for a special session panel at PAMLA's 2022 Conference, UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California

November 11 - 13, 2022 

 

Panel Organizer: Amanda Lagji alagji@pitzer.edu

 

Radical Henry James

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:32pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Writing nearly four decades ago in the Henry James Review, Darshan Singh Maini, in an essay on, “The Politics of Henry James,” observed that “it is difficult to imagine Henry James in relation to any kind of politics, feudal, parliamentary, radical, charismatic, or messianic” (158). Perhaps unsurprisingly, James’s two most explicitly political novels–The Bostonians (1886) and The Princess Casamassima (1886)--have most often been treated as anomalous parts of his oeuvre, and together are often read as signs of James’s deep skepticism about (or lack of real interest in) radical movements and ultimately, in Alex Beringer’s words, “[his] final rejection of political and social radicalism” (37).

William Gaddis Beyond the "Very Small Audience": Centenary, Archive, and Futures

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 1:43pm
Gaddis Centenary Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 13, 2022

The last decade has been good for Gaddis’ public profile. Three major milestones—Joseph Tabbi’s biography, Steven Moore’s edition of Gaddis’ letters, and #Occupy Gaddis, 2012’s global social-media readthrough of J R—have seen Gaddis discussed across major US media, the letters and biography reviewed more widely (in an age of less literary reviewing) than much of Gaddis’ fiction was during his lifetime. As a result, Gaddis’ first two novels are now republished in the NYRB Classics series, giving them their best chance yet of finding that post-2010s boom audience.

Beat Studies Association 2022 Conference: The Kerouac Centenary

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 1:41pm
Beat Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

 

Beat Studies Association Conference:

The Jack Kerouac Centenary

November 3-4, 2022

Harper College

Palatine, IL

 

Keynote Speaker: Ann Charters

                       

The Beat Studies Association invites presentation proposals for its 2022 conference. Given that 2022 is the 100th anniversary of Jack Kerouac’s birth, we are inviting proposals on any aspect of Kerouac’s life or work, with particular interest in “new directions” for Kerouac studies.

 

Cynthia Ozick and the Art of Nonfiction

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 10:56am
Studies in American Jewish Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

For a special issue of Studies in American Jewish Literature on “Cynthia Ozick and the Art of Nonfiction,” guest editors Michèle Mendelssohn (Oxford) and Charlie Tyson (Harvard) invite proposals on Cynthia Ozick’s essays and criticism. Given the critical turn towards the essay form, the special issue will examine particularly themes that overlap in her essays and fiction, among them memory, cultural transmission, canon formation, style, influence, and the state of Jewish-American literature and culture.

North-American Novelists’ Autobiographical Acts: Nonfictional Disruptions

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 10:56am
Aix-Marseilles University (France)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

North-American Novelists’ Autobiographical Acts: Nonfictional Disruptions

 

Aix-Marseilles University, 6/7 July 2023

Organizers: Sophie Vallas (Aix-Marseilles University, LERMA), Arnaud Schmitt (University of Bordeaux, CLIMAS)

 

 

 

*Extended Deadline* 2022 Annual MMLA: Special Session "Through the Food Lens"

updated: 
Monday, April 25, 2022 - 11:08am
Maria Mothes/Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

This special session invites proposals that engage with literary or cultural food studies, food novels, or other texts that depict food and eating in unconventional ways. How can we approach literary or cultural texts through the framework of food and eating and what effect does this have on the reading experience or the audience? This panel is especially interested in proposals that examine socially or politically sensitive topics and, with respect to the conference theme Post-Now, the alternative ways of reading and perceiving that the food lens can enable. Proposals should indicate your name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and paper title, as well as the methodologies used and the text(s) under consideration.

DEADLINE EXTENDED - CFP: "American Literature 1870-Present" (MMLA Permanent Section)

updated: 
Sunday, April 24, 2022 - 11:15am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The MMLA’s permanent section on American Literature After 1870 invites papers which, building on the conference theme, examine the topic of “post-book” American literature. In an 1868 essay, John William De Forest first used the term “The Great American Novel,” which has had an outsized impact on the American literary imagination ever since. This panel asks how the term applies in an age of sophisticated narratives that often live outside of the printed page, or in transmedia combinations with the printed page. While acknowledging the continuing importance of print texts both old and new, our panel seeks papers that examine the changes to literary analysis, objects, and pedagogy associated with a contemporary “post book” orientation.

Faulkner and Jesmyn Ward

updated: 
Friday, April 22, 2022 - 2:21pm
Center for Faulkner Studies/Southeast Missouri State Univ
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 3, 2022

Call for Papers
Faulkner and Ward
A Conference Sponsored by the Center for Faulkner Studies
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
October 20-22, 2022

This “Faulkner and Ward” conference invites proposals for 15-20 minute papers on any topic related to William Faulkner and/or Jesmyn Ward.  All critical approaches, including pedagogical, are welcomed.  We are particularly interested in inter-textual approaches that treat both authors. Proposals for organized panels are also encouraged.

2022 MAPACA War Studies Area

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:18pm
MAPACA - Mid Atlantic Popular & American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Call for Papers

2022 Conference of   Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association (MAPACA)

MAPACA War Studies Area

Thursday, November 10 -- Saturday, November 12, 2022
Princeton Marriott at Forrestal
Princeton, New Jersey 

Proposals due to http://www.mapaca.net  by  June 30, 2022

LIT Special Issue CFP: Intersectional Feminism and Barriers to Representation at the Turn of the Century

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:15pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

LIT Special Issue CFP: Intersectional Feminism and Barriers to Representation at the Turn of the Century

 

Deadline for submissions: July 15, 2022

 

Full name / name of organization: LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

 

Contact email: litjourn@yahoo.com

 

 

Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War-War-Two Literature in English

updated: 
Sunday, April 17, 2022 - 5:47am
Institute of English Studies, University of Wrocław
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in
Post-World-War-Two Literature in English

Date: May 26-27, 2022

Keynote Speakers: Professor Dominika Ferens (University of Wrocław, Poland) and Professor Evie Shockley (Rutgers University, USA)

We can build for the United Kingdom and for the European Union
a mountain of debris for us nimble-hoof goats to climb, and gloat.
But we need to move on to talk about our future relationship
with razor lips like bad ram john
Of course we recognize that we can’t leave the EU and have everything stay the
same
So we regurgitate ole talk, chew and re-chew, fling blame and cus you.

Deadline Extended for Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives Anniversary Edition

updated: 
Friday, April 15, 2022 - 10:35pm
KJ Cerankowski and Megan Milks
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Seeking abstract proposals for new chapters

 

Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives

Revised and Expanded 10-Year Anniversary Edition (2024 Publication with Routledge)

 

Since Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives was published in 2014, we have seen exponential growth in scholarship on asexuality as well as more widespread recognition of asexuality in socio-political life, including increased asexual representation in art and media, a surge in people identifying as asexual and aromantic, and a greater presence of asexuality in the public lexicon. 

 

CURATING AND RESISTING AMERICANA

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:34pm
University of Kent Fourth Americanist Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 17, 2022

We invite you to join us in building a creative, interdisciplinary, and accessible symposium that considers the challenges of engaging the public and the role of resistance within the cultural spaces curating Americana. This two-day event will take place on the 19th and 20th of May. Hosted online by the University of Kent, UK. 

Please submit a 250-word proposalwith title and 50-word biography for a presentation, panel or workshop to kentamericanists@gmail.com by April 17th, 2022.

Racial Justice Protests and the Media: a CALS "Unprecedented" Webinar (4/15)

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:32pm
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

 

Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents

 

Racial Justice Protests and The Media: Unprecedented and Routine Violence

 

Friday, April 15, 2022, Noon–1:00 p.m. EST via Zoom

 

 Register here.

https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DzxDxHiLThy5-9mGxbPzuQ

 

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email

MMLA - "Post-Now" in Pre- and Post-Revolutionary America

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:28pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

The MMLA’s permanent session on American Literature pre-1870 seeks papers that engage with the conference theme, “Post-Now,” in a pre- and post-Revolutionary context. The moment of the Revolution was simultaneously a moment of explosive ideological change and continued oppression for millions of marginalized individuals in the colonies and subsequent United States. How do authors, artists, politicians, intellectuals, and writers of any background confront this division, and how are they able to propose a future for the new nation that recognizes continued tyranny in its social and political structures? Interdisciplinary and multinational perspectives welcome.

Deadline Extended: “From the Black Death to COVID-19: Airborne Diseases in History, Literature, and Culture”

updated: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 4:19pm
Tatiana Konrad, Savannah Schaufler, and Chantelle Mitchell
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

 

Call for Papers (Deadline Extended)

“From the Black Death to COVID-19: 

Airborne Diseases in History, Literature, and Culture”

 

Type: Call for Papers

Dates: November 16-18, 2022

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended: May 1, 2022

Venue: Virtual via Zoom

American, British and Canadian Studies, Special Issue: Staging Crisis in Contemporary North American Theatre and Performance, December 2022

updated: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:50pm
Ana-Karina Schneider/ Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

Special Issue: Staging Crisis in Contemporary North American Theatre and Performance, December 2022

 

Deadline: 1 August 2022

 

Special Guest Editor:

Felicia Hardison Londré (University of Missouri Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emerita of Theatre)

 

Guest Editors:

Diana Benea (University of Bucharest), diana.benea@lls.unibuc.ro

Ludmila Martanovschi (Ovidius University, Constanța), martanovschi.ludmila@univ-ovidius.ro

 

CFP Reminder - Humanities Bulletin 5.1 May 2022

updated: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:50pm
Humanities Bulletin/London Academic Publishing, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 25, 2022

Humanities Bulletin Journal - Call for papers
Submission Deadline: April 25, 2022
Vol. 5, No. 1 - May, 2022

ISSN 2517-4266

Humanities Bulletin is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed Journal which features original studies and reviews in the various branches of Humanities, including History, Literature, Philosophy, Arts.
This journal is not allied with any specific school of thinking or cultural tradition; instead, it encourages dialogue between ideas and people with different points of view. Our aim is to bring together different international scholars, in order to promote the dialogue between cultures, ideas and new academic researches.
The Journal is hosted by London Academic Publishing, London, UK.

Literature and Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:49pm
Northeast Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

The Literature and Popular Culture area for the 2022 Northeast Popular & American Culture Association conference is accepting paper and panel proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2022 virtual annual conference will be held online from Thursday, October 20-Saturday, October 22, 2022. Abstracts are due by August 1, 2022.

 The NEPCA Literature and Popular Culture area welcomes papers that analyze and evaluate the connections between popular culture and literature, understood broadly.  How does popular culture inform and/or react to literature, and what are the implications for that relationship? 

CFP Animals in the American Popular Imagination | Virtual conference (updated)

updated: 
Sunday, April 3, 2022 - 5:20am
PopMeC and AACCP
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 24, 2022

Animals in the American Popular Imagination

Virtual conference 12-16 September 2022

Currently confirmed keynotes: Brett Mills, Christy Tidwell. Thematic roundtables on cryptozoology (moderated by Margo DeMello), animals in games and digital spaces, more TBA.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Flannery O'Connor Allied Session at South Central Modern Language Association

updated: 
Friday, April 1, 2022 - 11:11am
Flannery O'Connor Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 25, 2022

 

The Flannery O'Connor Society seeks abstracts for our virtual Allied Session at the South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Conference. More information regarding the conference can be found here.

This year, we are particularly interested in projects that intersect with SCMLA's theme of movements, described below:

Black Lives Matter: Lessons from a Global Movement

updated: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 11:20am
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Black Lives Matter: Lessons from a Global Movement

International Conference
( Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:6 days)

Thematic Approach

GIRES, the Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship and the Greenwood African American Studies Center (GAASC) wish to explore  the phenomenon of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

Muslims in America

updated: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 2:08pm
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

 

Muslims in America

The SAMLA 94 Change will be held at Jacksonville, FL, from November 11-13, 2022.

 

This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, musicians, performers, filmmakers, and visual artists. We welcome submissions that examine the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities as depicted in cultural texts as they challenge and engage with the canonical codes and sociopolitical norms of national, theoretical, literary, and aesthetic spaces.

Musicalizing language: flow and voice in rap music

updated: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 2:08pm
Marion Coste, Hector Jenni and Cyril Vettorato / Paris Cité University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Musicalizing language: flow and voice in rap music

 

International conference, 18-19 November 2022, Paris Cité University (Grands Moulins)

 

 

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