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Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice, Fall 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 11:09am
Central Piedmont Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice; Central Piedmont Community College

Deadline extended: November 30, 2020

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice, is currently accepting submissions for our Fall 2020 issue: Teaching Horror and the Weird in the American Literature Classroom, to be guest edited by Chris Brawley, author of Nature and the Numinous in Mythopoeic Fantasy Literature.

 

Submit articles to Patricia.Bostian@cpcc.edu.

UPDATED: ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet

updated: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 10:17am
University of Edinburgh Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Call For Papers – ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet

CFP: JAST Special Issue on Asian American Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:23pm
Journal of American Studies of Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST): Special Issue on Asian American StudiesGuest edited by Nina Ha, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia In Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, Cathy Park Hong writes: “In the popular imagination, Asian Americans inhabit a vague purgatorial status: not white enough nor black enough; distrusted by African Americans, ignored by whites, unless we’re being used by whites to keep the black man down. … We have a content problem.

ALA 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:20pm
Maggie Gordon Froehlich / F. Scott Fitzgerald Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

 

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society (http://www.fscottfitzgeraldsociety.org/ ) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2021 American Literature Association in Boston, Massachusetts, 27-30 May 2021.

 

 

 

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society invites proposals for papers examining any aspect of Fitzgerald’s life and work that provides fresh insights.

 

 

 

Deadline Approaching: American Literature Area at PCA 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:12pm
Corey Taylor / Popular Culture Association (PCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

The American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association invites submissions for our National Conference, to be held June 2-5, 2021 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA.

Willa Cather and Popular Print Culture

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:12pm
Willa Cather Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

From Nebraska to Pittsburgh and New York, Willa Cather’s career as a writer was—and has been, even since her death in 1947—inextricably intertwined with various popular print forms. This conference will focus on the intersections of Cather’s life and writings with newspapers and magazines. Cather sometimes disparaged periodicals by hinting to friends and colleagues that she reluctantly published her work in them only to support her more serious writing, yet she understood very well their importance to a writer’s standing in American culture during her lifetime.

Grateful Dead Studies Association: PCA Conference

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:07pm
Grateful Dead Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: GRATEFUL DEAD DIVISION

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION 2021 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Boston Marriot Copley Place

June 2-5, 2021

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

 

DEADLINE:  November 16, 2020

The Grateful Dead area invites scholars from all disciplines to join us for our first meeting in Boston 2021!

Academics, professionals, and graduate students are all encouraged to submit proposals for papers, sessions, discussion panels, and special sessions on any aspect of the Grateful Dead and their associated contexts.

FINAL WEEK: Race and Racism in an Age of Colorblindness

updated: 
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 12:34pm
Thomas Conners
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

This seminar centers the contemporary phenomenon of colorblindness to query how in times marked by police killings, Black Lives Matter activism, and the mass maiming of detained migrants, it is critical race theory that the Trump administration calls “divisive” and “un-American.” As critical race theorists Ian Haney López and Neil Gotanda respectively assert, legal colorblindness in a post-Civil Rights era renders racism “any and every use of race.” This colorblind stance “legitimates racial inequality and domination” by perpetuating a deadly contradiction between racist violence and race-free discourse.

Revisiting Rukeyser's Elegies in Times Like These

updated: 
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 11:43am
Elisabeth Daumer
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

We are extending the deadline to Nove. 15, since the proposal submission link did not work properly.  It does work now.

The X-Files Companion - Call for Contributions

updated: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:17pm
James Fenwick / Sheffield Hallam University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 22, 2021

The X-Files Companion - Call for Contributions

Chapter proposals are invited for a proposed edited companion on the seminal television series The X-Files (1993-2018, Fox), its movies, spin offs (The Lone Gunmen, Millennium), and surrounding paratextual material (books, comics, fan fiction etc).

Eugene Current-Garcia Distinguished Scholar Award Call for Nominations

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:26pm
Association of College English Teachers of Alabama
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

The Association of College English Teachers of Alabama solicits nominations for the 2021 Eugene Current-Garcia Award for Distinction in Literary Scholarship. This award is made annually to a living, outstanding literary scholar who is from Alabama or has worked primarily in Alabama or has focused mainly on Alabama writers.

 

Invest in Yourself: Discourses of Self-Care and Self-Optimization in Literatures of the Neoliberal Economy (Seminar at the ACLA 2021)

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:25pm
Seminar at the ACLA 2021 (Online)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Invest in Yourself: Discourses of Self-Care and Self-Optimization in Literatures of the Neoliberal Economy

“Before moving to the free weights I spend twenty minutes on the exercise bike while reading the new issue of Moneymagazine“.

Assemblages of Empire : an American Studies Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:23pm
Department of American Studies, University of Texas, Austin
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Assemblages of Empire : an American Studies Symposium

Hosted by Graduate Students in the Department of American Studies

The University of Texas, Austin

March 4-5, 2020

Economies of Entitlement and Complicity [ACLA 2021]

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:20pm
Anirban Gupta-Nigam | UC Humanities Research Institute; Rebecca Saunders | Illinois State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

This seminar for the 2021 annual conference of the American Comparative Literature Association investigates the intersections and divergences among literary, sociocultural, and political-economic species of entitlement and the mechanisms of complicity that perpetuate them. It examines intertwined modes of domination and exploitation including, but not limited to: 

-overtly predatory forms of droit du seigneur; Sadean (and sadistic) forms of aristocratic sexual predation; white supremacist and toxic masculinities; systems of slavery and servitude; and the “pornotropological” rhetorics and practices (identified by Hortense Spillers) that pathologize black and brown bodies; and

Fictions of Employment: The Image of Business in Contemporary Literature

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:20pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020

This seminar explores the image of business and the business person/persona in contemporary literature from a wide variety of theoretical and disciplinary approaches. Open to all geographical contexts, with focus on texts dating 1971-onwards. Particular interest and enthusiasm for submissions grounded in women and BIPOC representation in business settings, neoliberal policy and political ideology, mental health, and climate change. Contact: rmarnane@bryant.edu

Cognitive Faulkner

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:17pm
2021 American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

“Memory believes before knowing remembers, believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.” In this passage from Light in August, Faulkner articulates memory’s persistence. His recognition that emotionally charged memories linger even as details fade is why, for Faulkner, “the past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

Sixth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:15am
Sam Huber, Yale University (on behalf of Post45)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Sixth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

February 19-20 and 26-27, 2021

Keynote Speaker: Annie McClanahan 

Additional Faculty Participation by Srimayee Basu, Christopher Fan, Oren Izenburg, Virginia Jackson, Joseph Jonghyun Jeon, Theodore Martin, and Rajagopalan Radhakrishnan

Post45 seeks graduate-level works-in-progress related to post-1945 literature and culture. We particularly welcome submissions that expand our conception of post-1945 literature’s histories, boundaries, and future trajectories, or place it in a comparative, transnational, or hemispheric frame.

CFP for essays for edited collection: Crossroads of Crime Writing: Historical, Sociological and Cultural Contexts/Intersections/Perspectives

updated: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 3:53pm
Meghan P. Nolan & Rebecca Martin
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

This volume, which will be proposed to a leading independent academic publisher, seeks to explore the implications of crime writing in its narrative forms through essays that situate orientations fictional and non-fictional, past and present in relation to public perspectives. Just as real crime has served as inspiration for fictional accounts, Kieran Dolin reminds us in Fiction and the Law that crime literature has long influenced popular understanding of social institutions as well.

Call for journal submissions: New York State of Crime

updated: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 3:51pm
Mean Streets: A Journal of American Crime and Detective Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Call for Papers

Mean Streets: A Journal of American Crime and Detective Fiction

Issue 2

 

Topic: New York State of Crime

 

Proposals: October 31, 2020

Final essays: January 15, 2021

 

For the second issue of Mean Streets, the editors seek proposals focusing on crime literature of New York City or elsewhere in the Empire State.

Miradas Hispanas: US representations from Spanish-speaking perspectives

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 12:37pm
PopMeC
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

CALL FOR ARTICLES

El objetivo de esta sección es promover la producción de conocimiento sobre la representación de los Estados Unidos desde perspectivas no nacionales en lengua española. En consecuencia, se privilegia el estudio de experiencias migrantes, viajeras y de exilio, así como las resultantes de intercambios educativos y científicos, por señalar algunos ejemplos.

Writing the Pandemic: Perspectives on Pandemic Literature

updated: 
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 10:05am
Dr Rakhi Vyas, Department of English, Jai Narain Vyas University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 7, 2020

Call for Papers

Writing the Pandemonium: Perspectives on Pandemic Literature

 

 

Proposals for an edited book/ anthology of chapters on Pandemic Literature i.e. novels, poetry, short fiction pertaining to Pandemic Literature.

 

The Contemporary Essay: How Do We Read Them and Who Are They For?

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 11:15am
American Comparative Literature Association 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

The esteemed American Comparative Literature Association’s 2021 Annual Meeting is now fully virtual and will take place April 8-11, 2021. Please find details below about an exciting opportunity to submit a proposal to get involved with the conversation about the ‘contemporary essay’ at the ACLA 2021 virtual conference. 

Panel Title: The Contemporary Essay: How Do We Read Them and Who Are They For?

The Nonhuman in American Literary Naturalism

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:57am
Kenneth K Brandt and Karin M Danielsson
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 8, 2021

Call for proposals

The Nonhuman in American Literary Naturalism

Editors: Kenneth K Brandt and Karin M Danielsson

New Deadline: Anglophone Literature, Anglo-American Institutions (NeMLA 2021 Panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:30pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

How have British and American institutions shaped Anglophone literatures across the 20th and into the 21st centuries? In the decades accompanying decolonization, London and New York remain literary capitals by dint of their concentration of literary capital: the infrastructure of publishers and periodicals, agencies and awards that—staffed by professional readers—support (and distort) the creative act. Centers of cultural gravity, they continue to set standards and bestow prestige, offering more reliable access to readers and remuneration, acting on the materials of writers and manuscripts drawn from around the world.

[Deadline extended]NeMLA Panel: Neoliberal Orientalism

updated: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 4:12pm
NeMLA 2021 (Virtual)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

Confronted by the 2020 public health crisis one would remember as COVID-19, the notion of Orientalism as proposed by Edward Said in 1979 calls for continuous examinations. Said defines Orientalism as “not an airy European fantasy about the Orient, but a created body of theory and practice in which, for many generations, there has been a considerable materials investment.” From the trade war and technology race between the U.S.

ReFocus: A Series of Film/American Studies Anthologies

updated: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 3:06pm
Edinburgh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 1, 2026

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 (University of Central Florida), 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.

CFC CURRENTS NO. 6: NEW TRENDS IN ENGLISH STUDIES FOR THE 2020s

updated: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:13am
CURRENTS: A Journal of Young English Philology Thought and Review
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

 

CURRENTS NO. 6

NEW TRENDS IN ENGLISH STUDIES FOR THE 2020s

 

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the sixth issue of CURRENTS: A Journal of Young English Philology Thought and Review. CURRENTS is an open access, peer-reviewed, yearly interdisciplinary journal, based in Toruń (Nicolaus Copernicus University), addressed to young researchers in the field of English studies.

Evelyn Scott Society -- SSAWW -- Deadline January 15, 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 11:19am
Evelyn Scott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott (1893-1963). Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, short stories, memoir, poetry, young adult literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. We encourage papers that engage with the themes of the 2021 Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference: Ecologies, Survival, Change. Scott’s work showed keen awareness of the “dynamic, interlocking systems that make up our world,” and often revealed stresses and fault lines where systems conflicted. She also frequently represented resilience in the face of change and hardship, but also probed characters and situations where change was experienced irrevocably as loss.

(Extended Deadline: October 19, 2020) Still Greek to Us: Greek Myth and 21st-century Literature (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 3:32pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

Stories from ancient Greek myths dot the literary landscape of the early 21st century. To some extent, this has been the result of deliberate planning, as when Canongate began publishing a series of mythological retellings by well-known authors in 2005. But alongside and independent of such coordinated efforts to keep old tales alive for contemporary audiences, offerings from both established authors (David Malouf, Barry Unsworth, Colm Toibin, Pat Barker) and successful newcomers (Madeline Miller, Daisy Johnson) have likewise retold and reimagined mythical narratives in recent years.

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