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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Her Exiled Children: Ireland and Irish America - ACIS-West, U of Montana, Oct. 20-22

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
American Conference for Irish Studies - West
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 26, 2016

The 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional

 “Her Exiled Children: Ireland and Irish America”

 Missoula, Montana

 October 20 – 22, 2016

 Submissions due August 26 at http://acisweb.org/regionals/western/submissions/

World Pictures: Rethinking Encyclopaedic Fictions (ACLA 2017, Utrecht, July 6-9)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
Kiron Ward (University of Sussex)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Encyclopaedic fictions are being studied increasingly comparatively: with such studies as Hilary Clark’s The Fictional Encyclopaedia (1990), Franco Moretti’s Modern Epic (1996), Stefano Ercolino’s The Maximalist Novel (2014), and Paul St. Amour’s Tense Future (201 5), as well as forthcoming studies like Nick Levey’s Maximalism in Contemporary American Literature (2016) and Antonio Barrenechea’s America Unbound (2016), critical attention has turned to assessing the commonalities between these daunting, ambitious, totalising texts—and away from single-author approaches.

Special Issue: Economies of the Gift in an Age of Austerity

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:29pm
NANO: New American Notes Online
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Gift exchange is odd, even paradoxical. Giving requires calculation; one must consider the recipient’s need and one’s capacities. And, after the gift is given, expectation sets in. Was it well received? Will it be reciprocated? As many have noted, the gift, though ostensibly selfless, is very much an interested activity. All the calculations leading up to and following a gift exchange reveal the rules that govern a society, even the tacit ones. The gift is an object and a process. The gift moves, and it also—as a keepsake or memorial—stays put. The gift is personal, social, and cosmic.

 

Heritage Tourism and Race in the early Americas

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:24pm
Cathy Rex for Society of Early Americanists (Tulsa, March 2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Dear colleagues,

Below is a call for proposals for a traditional panel at the SEA in Tulsa March 4-7, 2017.
Please feel free to be in touch with questions. 

 

Heritage Tourism and Race in the Early Americas

Cathy Rex, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

REXCJ@uwec.edu

This panel seeks to explore the ways in which early American landmarks, events, sites,

and even gift shops, are marketed as authentic “heritage” tourist experiences but often

ignore the complex racial dynamics that undergird them and recolonize historic peoples

Watchung Review Call for Articles

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 1:39pm
Watchung Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Watchung Review invites scholarly papers on the theme of migrations and identity. This is a timely topic, both in academic work and in the media, and one which calls on the rich work of postcoloniality, movement and migration in literature, rhetoric, and interdisciplinary studies on migration and identity.  We encourage submissions which approach these deeply political issues head on, and also papers which interpret the theme more broadly by investigating issues of migration arising in a variety of periods, intellectual spaces and through a range of critical and theoretical lenses.

Topics of interest may include but are not limited to:

NeMLA 2017: Literary Form and its Limit: Marxism, Poststructuralism, and Description

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 9:34pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The legacies of both Marxism and poststructuralism have loomed large in literary studies in recent years. The ongoing publication of the late seminars of both Foucault and Derrida, as well as the long awaited translation of Althusser’s On The Reproduction Of Capitalism suggests a sustained interest in such methodologies, while what has been called the “descriptive turn”—which encompasses practices as disparate and ill-defined as Latourian Actor-Network Theory, Morettian “distant reading”, and Heather Love’s revival of “thin description”—has attempted to caution scholars away from symptomatic reading, ideology critique, and broadly “deconstructive” critical practice.

[UPDATE] SLI: Studies in the Literary Imagination. Call for Issue Proposals

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:39pm
Studies in the Literary Imagination, Dept. of English, Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

SLI is now accepting topic proposals for future issues. Any scholar who wishes to propose a special issue for Studies in the Literary Imagination is invited to do so in a 1,000–1,500-word proposal. Please include: a working title; an overview of the proposed topic including a brief summary of pertinent issues and figures; a current C.V.; and a list of approximately 8 contributors and their paper titles with brief abstracts.

Public Humanities, Early American Studies, and the Digital Revolution

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:39pm
Society of Early Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Can the digital turn in humanities scholarship produce more fruitful engagements between post-secondary institutions and the many publics that exist just outside the

grounds of universities and colleges? This panel seeks papers that explore the waysdigital projects—particularly those concerned with online projects, but those with other

kinds of projects are welcome to apply—might help facilitate greater interaction between scholars of early American cultures and public humanities organizations while, at the

same time, advancing the goals of all communities involved in the exchange. How might such partnerships between public humanities organizations and post-secondary

Southern American Studies Association Conference 2017 CFP

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:39pm
Southern American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

2017 Biennial Conference of the Southern American Studies Association 
The College of William & Mary
March 2-4, 2017
Call for Papers: “Migrations and Circulations”

Never-Yet-Forever US South panel for SASA 2017

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:39pm
Southern American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

“The Never-Yet-Forever U.S. South: Migrations and Circulations of Contemporary Southern Media”
(Southern American Studies Association Biennial Conference, March 2-4, 2017, The College of William & Mary)

Children of the Enlightenment

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:37pm
ASECS 2017 Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Conference: ASECS 2017 (Minneapolis, MN)

Panel Title: Children of the Enlightenment

Children in American Television: A Changing Landscape

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:36pm
Adrian Schober/Monash University, Debbie Olson/Missouri Valley College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Call for submissions to a collection that interrogates the child image in popular post-WWII American television programming.  This collection seeks to trace the American cultural landscape and its impact on the ways popular television (re) imagined childhood and children during each decade.  We invite submissions that examine either children’s programming or programs that prominently feature children. These submissions will explore how US television has been a significant conduit for the public consumption of changing ideas about children and childhood, and will connect relevant events, attitudes, or anxieties in American culture to an analysis of children or childhood in American television programs.

Early National Women’s Education and the Public Sphere

updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:54pm
Dana McClain, Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Seeking papers for a panel at the Society for Early Americanists 10th Biennial Conference March 2-4 in Tulsa, OK. 

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Monsters" by 23 Oct 2016

updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:54pm
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 23, 2016

"The monster notoriously appears at times of crisis," Jeffrey Jerome Cohen states in his Monster Theory. At first glance, Cohen's assertion conveniently seems to fit the headlines by various venues--liberal and conservative--that all express a presumed crisis of the US Republican Party by referring to their 2016 presidential nominee as a "monster." However, Cohen has a different kind of crisis, and different kinds of monsters, in mind, and a broader analytical trajectory to follow: For him, American culture as such can be read "from the monsters [it] engenders."

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