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CFP: Stephen Crane Panels at ALA 2023

updated: 
Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 7:40pm
Stephen Crane Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

Call for Papers: Stephen Crane Society, ALA 2023

The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 25-28, 2023.

All topics are welcome. Here, for example, are a few suggestions:

Jamesian Space (American Literature Association)

updated: 
Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 7:39pm
Sarah Wadsworth / Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

In the aftermath of the spatial turn in literary studies, we look for fresh approaches to Jamesian spaces, material and metaphorical, real and imaginary. James’s texts have explicit spatial dimensions. Whether as settings aesthetically conceived or as sites of cultural, social, and political signification, spaces in James constitute means of thematic as well as formal exploration and even experimentation. From the Roman Colosseum to the “house of fiction” and from the “chamber of consciousness” to the “jolly corner” and the “amazing hotel-world,” James’s literary geography emphatically asserts the dynamic relations between space, subjectivity, and text.

Hawthorne Society ALA 2023

updated: 
Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 7:37pm
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

Panel Title: A is for Abortion: Reading Hawthorne’s Political Relevance Today

Panels on John Dos Passos at the American Literature Association (Boston, May 25-28, 2023)

updated: 
Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 7:33pm
John Dos Passos Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 27, 2023

The John Dos Passos Society invites proposals for one or two open-topic panels at the American Literature Association conference, to be held in Boston on May 25-28, 2023.

As such, we invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Dos Passos’s life or work.

For consideration, please submit a 300-word abstract and a brief bio in Word or PDF format to jdpsociety@gmail.com by January 27, 2023. Be sure to also note any A/V requirements.

Richard Wright Society at the American Literature Association 2023 Conference

updated: 
Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 7:31pm
The Richard Wright Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 21, 2023

American Literature Association

Richard Wright Society

May 25-28, 2023

Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

 

The Richard Wright Society announces two sessions on Wright to take place at the 34rd Annual American Literature Association Conference, May 25-28 in Boston. 

Panel: The Posthumous and Unpublished Works of Richard Wright  

Irish Association for American Studies Annual Conference 2023

updated: 
Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 7:28pm
Irish Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Irish Association for American Studies Annual Conference 2023

Theme: “In/Security”

University of Limerick, Ireland, 28-29 April 2023

Hybrid event: virtual and in-person

The Irish Association for American Studies is an all-island scholarly association dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary American Studies in Ireland. It invites paper and panel proposals for its 2023 Annual Conference, which will take place 28-29 April at the University of Limerick. The hybrid event will be the first IAAS Annual Conference since 2019 to include an in-person element.

David Foster Wallace Panels at ALA 2023

updated: 
Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 7:28pm
International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

The International David Foster Wallace Society will sponsor two panels at the 34th annual conference of the American Literature Association in Boston on May 25-28, 2023.

We are seeking submissions related to any aspect of Wallace’s fiction or nonfiction. 

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words including name, institutional affiliation (if any), and contact information, no later than January 15, 2023 to submissions@dfwsociety.org . Please attach your abstract as a Word document, and indicate if you will need AV equipment. Note that scholars are limited to one presentation at this conference. 

Publishing Late Modernism

updated: 
Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 7:25pm
John Beck / University of Westminster
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

One-day conference, in-person, June 9 2023.

Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW.

CFP: Edith Wharton Panels at ALA 2023

updated: 
Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 7:25pm
Edith Wharton Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 5, 2023

American Literature Association Conference

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:

 

Robert Frost at the American Literature Association 2023

updated: 
Monday, November 28, 2022 - 3:21pm
The Robert Frost Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

The Robert Frost Society invites papers for a roundtable and a panel at the 2023 American Literature Association Conference, May 25-28, 2023 in Boston.

 

New Hampshire and Beyond: Robert Frost and His Successors (Roundtable)

Robert Frost's book New Hampshire turns 100 in 2023, and this roundtable contributes to a year-long exploration of and response to that groundbreaking volume, which won Frost the first of his four Pulitzer Prizes. The Frost Society welcomes 100- to 250-word proposals that reflect on the impact that the poems from New Hampshire had on Frost’s successors, and/or on how these poems anticipated some of the poet’s own later work.

 

Tall Tales and Urban Legends in American Literature

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 3:41pm
Jasleen Singh, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Tall Tales and Urban Legends in American Literature

Canadian Association for American Studies (CAAS) 2023 Conference, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS, September 22-24, 2023

Organized by Ross Bullen (OCAD University) and Jasleen Singh (University of Toronto)

 

Affective Labor (Special issue JMMLA)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 3:37pm
Douglas Dowland
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites submissions for its spring 2023 special issue focused on the theme “Affective Labor.” The special issue editors seek essays from across historical periods that address the role of affective labor in literature, film, and media. We seek analyses of the role of kin work, caring labor, nurturing and maternal activities; of pink collar, gendered labor; and other ways in which the affective is put to work, broadly conceived. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2023.

A non-exhaustive list of subjects we would appreciate reading essays on includes:

“Disability (in) Literature in North Carolina" Special Feature Section

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 3:31pm
North Carolina Literary Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

The North Carolina Literary Review (NCLR) is seeking submissions of interviews and literary criticism for a special feature section on the theme of “Disability (in) Literature in North Carolina" for its 2024 issues.  Many North Carolina writers have written about their own experiences with chronic illness or disability, from Reynolds Price’s meditations on the spinal cancer that rendered him paraplegic in A Whole New Life: An Illness and a Healing (1994) to James Tate Hill’s recent memoir Blind Man’s Bluff (2021) about his experiences with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy, a condition that left him legally blind.

Mental Illness in Early and Antebellum America (ALA 2023)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 3:26pm
Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

The Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society solicits proposals for two panels to be presented at the 2023 American Literature Association Conference. The conference will take place May 25-28 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts.

The society seeks papers on the topic of mental illness and mental health in early national and antebellum America. We welcome proposals that address Catharine Maria Sedgwick's own works (including her published works, her letters and journals, and her manuscript autobiography) or writings by her contemporaries in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Suggested topics might include (but are by no means limited to):

Study the South

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 3:26pm
Center for the Study of Southern Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2025

Study the South announces a general call for papers. Study the South is a peer-reviewed, multimedia, online journal, published and managed by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. Founded in 2014, Study the South (www.StudytheSouth.com) exists to encourage interdisciplinary academic thought and discourse on the American South, particularly through the lenses of social justice, history, anthropology, sociology, music, literature, documentary studies, gender studies, religion, geography, media studies, race studies, ethnicity, folklife, and visual art.

Willa Cather Foundation panels at American Literature Association

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 3:24pm
Willa Cather Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

Call for Papers: The Willa Cather Foundation seeks proposals for both a roundtable and a panel at the 34th annual conference of the American Literature Association, held in Boston from May 25-28, 2023.

The roundtable, “Contextualizing Willa Cather, will be comprised of either four or five brief (8-10 minute) presentations dealing with some aspect of Cather’s life or work. There will be time after the presentations and before the Q&A for participants to respond to one another’s work. Please note that the rules of ALA permit presenters to participate in a roundtable in addition to giving a paper.

Extended deadline: Marilynne Robinson Society

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 3:23pm
American Literature Association Conference (ALA); Boston, MA; May 25-28, 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 6, 2023

The Marilynne Robinson Society will be hosting a panel on a wide variety of topics connected to Robinson’s essays and novels at the annual conference of the American Literature Association.

The conference will take place in Boston, MA, May 25-28, 2023. 

Please submit a 350-word proposal and short bio to haein.park@biola.edu by Friday, January 6, 2023.

Extended deadline: Marilynne Robinson, Jesus and John Wayne, and the American Evangelical Tradition

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 3:23pm
American Literature Association Conference (ALA); Boston, MA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 6, 2023

The Marilynne Robinson Society and the American Religion and Literature Society (ARLS) will hold a joint panel at the annual American Literature Association Conference (May 25-28, 2022; Boston, MA).  We are seeking papers that examine the author’s relationship to American evangelicalism.  Robinson’s spiritual vision has been shaped by the writings of Jonathan Edwards, who is considered to be the founding father of American evangelicalism.  How does Robinson’s body of work lead us to think critically about the evangelical tradition in the United States?  How do her essays and novels, particularly Gilead, provide a counter-narrative to the discourses found in modern and contemporary American evangelicalism?  In what ways can they respond to the inc

Horror Homeroom Special Issue #8: Horror Literature

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 3:03pm
Horror Homeroom
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 23, 2023

Horror literature’s resurgence in recent years has yielded huge results for the genre - not only a proliferation of new and diverse horror fictions but also an interest in reclaiming critically dismissed titles of the past. Whether disdained as pulpy trash or ignored for appealing to youth demographics, a large swathe of pre-2000s horror literature has frequently been deemed unworthy of critical analysis.

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Panels at American Literature Association 2023

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 3:01pm
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

ALA 2023

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Society Call for Papers

The Freeman Society invites proposals on the following topics. Comparative approaches to Freeman and other authors are welcome.

Freeman, Animals, and the Nonhuman

« Oppositional Gazes » Independent Cinema in the Americas in the XXIst Century

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 3:00pm
Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022

Socio/Criticism XXXII-2

Thematic Issue : « Oppositional Gazes »

Independent Cinema in the Americas in the XXIst Century

 

Coordination : Michèle Soriano (CEIIBA), Cristelle Maury (CAS), Laurence Mullaly (ICD), Émilie Cheyroux (CAS).

           

Extended deadline: Marilynne Robinson Society

updated: 
Monday, November 21, 2022 - 5:09pm
American Literature Association Conference (ALA); Boston, MA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 6, 2023

The Marilynne Robinson Society will be hosting a panel on a wide variety of topics connected to Robinson’s essays and novels at the annual conference of the American Literature Association.

The conference will take place in Boston, MA, May 25-28, 2023. 

Please submit a 350-word proposal and short bio to haein.park@biola.edu by Friday, January 6, 2023.

Extended Deadline: Marilynne Robinson, Jesus and John Wayne, and the American Evangelical Tradition

updated: 
Monday, November 21, 2022 - 5:08pm
American Literature Association Conference (ALA); Boston, MA; May 25-28, 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 6, 2023

The Marilynne Robinson Society and the American Religion and Literature Society (ARLS) will hold a joint panel at the annual American Literature Association Conference (May 25-28, 2022; Boston, MA).  We are seeking papers that examine the author’s relationship to American evangelicalism.  Robinson’s spiritual vision has been shaped by the writings of Jonathan Edwards, who is considered to be the founding father of American evangelicalism.  How does Robinson’s body of work lead us to think critically about the evangelical tradition in the United States?  How do her essays and novels, particularly Gilead, provide a counter-narrative to the discourses found in modern and contemporary American evangelicalism?  In what ways can they respond to the inc

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