The International T.S. Eliot Society is accepting proposals for a panel at the 2020 Midwest MLA conference in Milwaukee, to be held November 5-8, 2020. Any proposal on a subject reasonably related to Eliot studies will be considered. Papers drawing from relatively recently released materials from The Complete Prose or Letters would be especially welcome. If you are interested in participating, please send abstract proposals (up to 250 words) to Professor Edward Upton (email@example.com). Please also forward a CV and brief biographical statement. Submissions must be received no later than May 31, 2020.
Identity and Liminality in African American Literature
This panel seeks presentations about the proclivity of African American racial space. That is, this panel is interested in when and where conceptions of spatial race formalities are conducted. We can think of “space” as time, place, and movement—the constant liminal changing of identities. This panel invites abstracts, of no more than 250 words, for presentations on African American literature at the Midwest Modern Language Association conference. Some topics might include:
This year’s conference theme, “Cultures of Collectivity,” in some ways, seems tailor-made for the Religion and Literature permanent section. Religious communities, either local, national, or global, come to mind. However, we might also think of “collectivity” more broadly. Because the subject of Religion and Literature covers all genres, subgenres, regions, religions and folklore we welcome proposals that address works and writers who explore any aspect of “Cultures of Collectivity.”
Possible approaches to this topic might include examinations of how literature explores:
Contributions are invited for the 24th Volume (2020) of Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos.
Proposals are invited for a volume in the MLA's Approaches to Teaching World Literature series entitled Approaches to Teaching the Poetry of Robert Frost.
Essays in this volume could address teaching Frost's work by focusing on topics such as science, Darwinism and belief, gender relations/gender conflict, rural/urban life, politics, race/racism, traditional media/new media, the natural and/or the supernatural, the formal innovations Frost made with dramatic monologue, the sound of sense, or Frost's engagement with traditional verse forms. Contributors are invited to propose specific topics regardless of whether those topics relate to the examples mentioned above.
Critical Insights: Ralph Waldo Emerson (2021)
This is a call for essay proposals for a forthcoming edited collection on Ralph Waldo Emerson. This volume will be published in Spring 2021 as part of the following subset of Salem Press’s Critical Insights collection: https://www.salempress.com/ci_authors.
Designed for high school and undergraduate students, this collection will provide a comprehensive introduction to Ralph Waldo Emerson.
The format of each volume includes:
UTPB’s 2020 Halloween Conference: “Witches, Warlocks and Wizards”
deadline for submissions:
June 1, 2020
full name / name of organization:
University of Texas Permian Basin Literature and Languages Department
4901 E. University Blvd.
Conference date: Oct. 30, 2020.
CALL FOR PAPERS: THIRD STONE JOURNAL
What can be better, during these uncertain times, than producing innovative research about fun primary sources that can fill our hearts with hope and motivation? With the aim of making that possible, the PopMec academic collective opens a call for papers about one of the most successful and influential American popular culture productions: the Rocky film series. Mostly written, starred and directed by Sylvester Stallone, the story of the Italian-American boxer Rocky Balboa cautived the world, since 1976 till our days, with 6 movies and 2 spin-offs (the Creed series).