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Call for Submissions: Journal of Springsteen Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:24pm
BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies / Caroline Madden
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies (http://boss.mcgill.ca/) is an open-access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. The editors of BOSS are currently soliciting papers for the journal’s fifth edition, with an expected publication date of September 2022.

REMINDER CFP: The Saul Bellow Society at ALA Conference 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:23pm
The Saul Bellow Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

The Saul Bellow Society will host one session at the American Literature Association's Annual Conference in Chicago, Ill. on May 26-29, 2022.  Proposals are welcome for paper presentations of 15-20 minutes in length concerning any aspect of Saul Bellow's work or life, including comparisons with other authors.  

More information about the ALA 2022 conference may be found at: https://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-annual-conference/general-call-for-papers/ 

Announcing the 2022 First Book Institute

updated: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:23pm
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

Announcing

The 2022 First Book Institute

June 12-18, 2022

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University

Co-Directors

Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature

1922/2022 - Total Modernism: Continuity, Discontinuity, and the Experimental Turn

updated: 
Monday, December 6, 2021 - 7:00am
Centro Studi “Arti della Modernità”
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 7, 2022

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

1922/2022 – TOTAL MODERNISM:

CONTINUITY, DISCONTINUITY, AND THE EXPERIMENTAL TURN

 

Centro Studi “Arti della Modernità”

18-19-20 May 2022 – Torino (Italy)

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 7

Call for proposals: Special Issue of RCEI (Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses)

updated: 
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 11:25am
Research project "Literature and Globalization 2: Communities of Waste"
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

CALL FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE OF REVISTA CANARIA DE ESTUDIOS INGLESES (spring 2023)

 

The Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses (RCEI) seeks submissions for a special issue entitled “Toxic Tales: Narratives of Waste in Post-Industrial North America,” to be published in spring 2023. The monograph is guest-edited by Begoña Simal-González (Universidade da Coruña), Sara Villamarín-Freire (Universidade da Coruña), and Elsa del Campo Ramírez (Universidad Nebrija), members of the research project “Literature and Globalization 2: Communities of Waste,” financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science (PID2019-106798GB-I00) and the AEI (National Research Agency).

 

American, British and Canadian Studies

updated: 
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 11:25am
Ana-Karina Schneider/ Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

American, British and Canadian Studies appears biannually in June and December. It is a peer-reviewed journal that sets out to explore the intersections of culture, technology and the human sciences in the age of electronic information. It publishes work by scholars of any nationality on Anglophone Studies, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Theory, Anthropology, Area Studies, Multimedia and Digital Arts and related subjects. Articles addressing influential crosscurrents in current academic thinking are particularly welcomed. ABC Studies also publishes book reviews and review essays, interviews, work-in-progress, conference reports, research project outlines, notes and comments.

The Lure of Science and Technology in American Culture and Literature: Past, Present, Future

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:38pm
AMERICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENTS OF TURKEY JOINT GRADUATE CONFERENCE 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

AMERICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENTS OF TURKEYJOINT GRADUATE CONFERENCE 2022April 28-29, 2022Online CALL FOR PAPERS Hosted byHacettepe University’s American Studies Department In collaboration with the American Studies Departments of Ankara University, AtatürkUniversity, Başkent University, Bilkent University, Dokuz Eylül University,Ege University, Haliç University, and İstanbul University The Lure of Science and Technology in American Culture and LiteraturePast, Present, Future A long time ago, there lived a skillful scientist who hadexperienced a spiritual reaction more striking thanany chemical one.--from Hawthorne, “The Birthmark” What is an ansible, Shevek?An idea. He smiled without much humor.

New Citizenship Studies (special issue of American Literature)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:36pm
Derrick R. Spires
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 9, 2022

CFP: New Citizenship Studies (special issue of American Literature)

 

Greetings colleagues (with apologies for cross-posting),

Please share the CFP for our co-edited special issue of American Literature: New Citizenship Studies. Essay submissions are due June 9, 2022. See information below and attached. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions.

 

Thanks,

Carrie Hyde (UCLA) and Derrick R. Spires (Cornell University)

 

Call for Papers—Special Issue of American Literature:New Citizenship Studies

 

ReFocus: A Series of Film/American Studies Anthologies

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:36pm
Edinburgh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 29, 2024

In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Drs. Robert Singer (CUNY) Gary D. Rhodes (Oklahoma Baptist University), and Frances Smith (University of Sussex), each book focuses on a critically overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Preston Sturges, Amy Heckerling, Delmer Daves, Kelly Reichardt, Elaine May, Spike Jonze, William Castle, Barbara Kopple, and Budd Boetticher, among others.

David Foster Wallace Panels at ALA 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:35pm
International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

The International David Foster Wallace Society will sponsor two panels at the 33rd annual conference of the American Literature Association in Chicago on May 26-29, 2022.

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

Given the conference’s setting this year, in Illinois, we are particularly interested in work that considers Wallace’s relationship to or depiction of the American Midwest, or that considers Wallace as a Midwestern writer.

Serial Poems, the Long Song, and Epic Form in American Verse

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:34pm
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 24, 2022

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a panel at the upcoming American Literature Association Conference, to be held in Chicago, May 26-29, 2021. We are interested in abstracts that address themes, ideas, and theories related to American long poems. The form goes by many names: the serial poem, the long song, the epic, the life poem, or simply the long poem, but no matter the terminology that is applied to long poems, their abiding presence in the tradition of American poetry is clear.

RE: Recreation, Revisiting, and Reassessing (Virtual Conference)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:34pm
New Voices- Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022

RE: Recreation, Revisiting, and Reassessing

Much like the function of RE: in an email response, our theme this year looks to address topics related to returning to, responding to, or reimagining texts in new lights. This year’s conference will be held virtually via WebEx Events on February 10th-11th, 2022 and there is no cost whatsoever to participate in the conference. We invite proposals for papers, panels, roundtable discussions, creative writing readings or workshops, and multi-media art submissions. Although priority will be given to proposals that address the conference theme, we recognize the ambiguity of our theme and welcome all possible interpretations.

Pauline E. Hopkins and her Contemporaries

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:34pm
Pauline E. Hopkins Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Hopkins and her Contemporaries:

Responses to Racial Violence, Appeals for Racial Justice 

Historical destinies as the foundation of legitimacy: the biographical genre in pop cultural studies

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:32pm
Danièle ANDRE, La Rochelle University (France)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 16, 2022

The 2022 AFEA[1] Annual Conference : “Legitimacy, Authority, Canons

31 May- 3 June 2022, Bordeaux Montaigne University (France)

 

POPULAR CULTURE WORKSHOP

Historical destinies as the foundation of legitimacy: the biographical genre in the United States pop cultures

 

Charles W. Chesnutt panels, American Literature Association conference (1/15/22 deadline)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:26pm
Charles W. Chesnutt Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS

Charles W. Chesnutt Association

American Literature Association

33rd Annual ConferenceMay 26-29, 2022The Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe
Chicago, IL  60603

 

The Charles W. Chesnutt Association welcomes abstracts (of no more than 300 words) for presentation at two sessions on the work of Chesnutt at the 2022 ALA conference in Chicago.

 

Session One: Chesnutt’s Influences

UPDATE: CFP: Food in American Literature Proposals due December 24, 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 12:34pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 24, 2021

UPDATE: CFP: Food in American Literature

Proposals due December 24, 2021

NOTE:

We are well along in the peer review process with a university press with favorable evaluations. In order to further bolster our collection, however, at this point we are looking only for proposals addressing the following:

  • Food and one or more contemporary (last 20 years) African American texts;
  • Food and one or more queer literary texts;
  • Food and a 19th century American literary text.

For more detailed information on what to send, please see our original CFP below. Thank you.

OVERVIEW:

"Grown Deep Like the Rivers": A CALS "Unprecedented" Webinar (12/3)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 8:48am
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 3, 2021

 

Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents

 “Grown Deep Like the Rivers”:

The Black Lives Matter Movement(s) from Langston Hughes to the Present

 Friday, December 3, 2021, Noon–1:00 p.m. EST via Zoom

 Register here:

https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fnHH104bQba8-jRByn0BsA

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email

containing information about joining the webinar.

Who Was that Masked Woman: Representations of Women Vigilantes and Outlaws in Popular Media from Reconstruction to the Great Depression

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 7:38am
Gregory Bray and Andrew J. Ball/ Publisher Not Yet Attached
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

We invite chapter proposals for a collection of critical essays that examine how women vigilantes, anti-heroines and outlaws of this era were represented in movie serials, radio dramas, films, comics, and pulp fiction.  

As this will be a multidisciplinary collection, we encourage submissions from scholars in any of the numerous fields that examine the representation of women in American popular culture from 1865-1940. The call is open to a broad spectrum of methodological and critical approaches, and we invite submissions from seasoned as well as emerging scholars.  

Reminder: Special Issue of Lamar Journal of the Humanities-- 9/11 and Its Aftermath

updated: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 10:41pm
Lamar Journal of the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022

The Lamar Journal of the Humanities, a peer-reviewed, scholarly indexed interdisciplinary journal, invites papers for its 2021-22 Special Issue on “9/11 and Its Aftermath.” 

The 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 offers a timely opportunity to reflect on the tremendous influence that fateful morning has had over the last two decades. Technically the new century began on the first day of 2000, and the new millennium on the first day of 2001, but the new world arrived on that Tuesday—a world that, for better or worse, we largely still inhabit. It is in this spirit that we dedicate our 2021-22 issue to scholarly examinations of 9/11 and its aftermath, associations, and phenomena.

Seeking Articles for Canadian Review of American Studies (general submissions and special issue on Outlander series)

updated: 
Friday, November 26, 2021 - 8:59am
Canadian Review of American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Canadian Review of American Studies (University of Toronto Press) is the leading American Studies journal outside the United States and the only journal in Canada that deals with cross-border themes and their implications for multicultural societies. Published three times a year, the journal aims to further multi- and interdisciplinary analyses of the culture of the US and of social relations between the US and Canada. CRAS is a dynamic and innovative journal, providing unique perspectives and insights in an increasingly complex and intertwined world of extraordinarily difficult problems that continue to call for scholarly input.

UPDATE Critical Essays on Gloria Naylor (New deadline: 1/15/22)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 4:18pm
Gloria Naylor Archive
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Call for Articles: “Critical Essays on Gloria Naylor” (advanced contract with University of Mississippi Press), edited by Maxine Lavon Montgomery, Mary C. Foltz, and Suzanne M. Edwards

Abstract proposals of 500-750 words and C.V. due by Jan. 15, 2022. Submit abstract proposals to: innaylor@lehigh.edu.

 

Children and Youth Studies Caucus Sponsored Session - ASA 2022 (American Studies Association)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 1:27pm
Mary Zaborskis and Brie Owen
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 14, 2022

Drawing on the ASA conference theme “The Roof is on Fire,” this session invokes the phenomenon of book burnings to launch a broader conversation about the politicization of children’s media and the category of childhood itself — especially in debates about what materials children can and cannot encounter in domestic, institutional, and public spaces. For example, how is childhood being deployed in the targeted disinformation campaigns over Critical Race Theory?

JRSP-ELT (ISSN: 2456-8104) Calls for Paper Submission

updated: 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 6:36am
Journal for Research Scholars and Professionals of English Language Teaching
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Call for Papers - January 2022 (Volume 6, Issue 29)

Greetings of the Day!

Dear Author/Researcher,

Call for Papers: Edited Volume on Greek American Women

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:25pm
Dr. Theodora Patrona-School of English/Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

“Hidden Figures”: Greek American Women in Context

"Only connect!" Delivery Systems in American Fiction - ALA 2022 Chicago

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:46am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

E. M. Forster had something aesthetic in mind with that famous phrase, but it applies as well to more practical or material kinds of systems, networks, and patterns in American fiction, from the whaling industry in Moby-Dick (and the Pequod as metonym for that industry) to the various networks - transportation, financial, criminal, political, logistical, electronic - explored in the work of writers like Frank Norris, Philip K. Dick, Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon, William Vollmann, and Jonathan Bayliss.

Depicting Interiority - ALA 2022 Chicago

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:46am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The poet's lyric "I" is perhaps the locus classicus for depictions of interiority, or what it feels like to inhabit a particular psyche, to experience a particular consciousness, but this roundtable will examine such depictions in American fiction. Authors might include Jonathan Bayliss, Annie Dillard, Henry James, Jack Kerouac, Ralph Ellison, Kathy Acker, Henry Miller, William Faulkner, or others. 

The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites proposals of no more than 200 words, along with a brief bio, for consideration for a roundtable at the American Literature Association, May 26-29, 2022, Chicago. Please send proposals to Gary Grieve-Carlson at grieveca@lvc.edu by January 25, 2022.

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