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Not Quite Human: Crakers, Pigoons, and Other Others in Margaret Atwood’s Works (MLA, San Francisco, Jan 2023)

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:21pm
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

MLA: 5–8 January, 2023, San Francisco, CA

 Not Quite Human: Crakers, Pigoons, and Other Others in Margaret Atwood’s Works

 Following recent bioengineering marvels and the first successful pig-to-human heart transplant, the Margaret Atwood Society panel welcomes proposals for papers on depictions of the nonhuman in Atwood’s works.

 250-word abstract and bio are due to Lee Frew, leefrew@yorku.ca, March 15, 2022.

MLA Special Session: Affect and Embodiment at the Margins in 20/21-c. American Literature

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:20pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

This MLA Special Session panel invites papers that interrogate the affordances and stakes of mobilizing marginalized affects, or elucidating affects that move between marginalized bodies in contemporary American literature and culture. 

 

Lauren Berlant characterized affect as the “body’s response to the world, something you’re always catching up to.” And yet critics often overlook the role of material bodies and embodiment in the circulation and impact of affect. How can we put the questions of embodiment and materiality back into the study of affect theory? What can be gained from studying bodily affectations in marginalized lives? 

 

Other questions/topics to consider:

Queer Faulkner

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:08pm
Jay Watson / University of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha 2023

“Queer Faulkner”

July 23-27, 2023

University of Mississippi

Announcement and Call for Papers

http://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/events/faulkner

[Deadline approaching] Call for proposals: Special Issue of RCEI (Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses)

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 3:49am
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).

 

Online Conference: Women and Comedy 1890 - 1950

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:15pm
International Conference of The Elizabeth von Arnim Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 10, 2022

Online Conference: Women and Comedy 1890 - 1950

(Sponsored by the International Conference of The Elizabeth von Arnim Society)

17th- 18th September 2022

 

Having accepted papers on a range of fascinating writers and topics, we have responded to feedback from international participants and have decided to convert this conference from a face-to-face event in Cambridge to a fully-online event.

 

As a result, we’re delighted to open the conference to those who were unable to join us in person but are interested in participating online, via this supplementary call for papers.

 

Margaret Atwood's Settings and Spaces (PAMLA 11/13-11/15/22 Los Angeles)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:14pm
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Margaret Atwood’s works are replete with significant spaces: the forest in which Lucy disappears in “Death by Landscape,” Iris’s mansion in the fictional Port Ticonderoga of The Blind Assassin, Offred’s room, haunted by the Offreds who came before her, in The Handmaid’s Tale, Aunt Lydia’s hiding place in Ardua Hall in The Testaments, the rooftop gardens of the MaddAddam trilogy, Kinnear’s basement in Alias Grace, and more. We’re in a Renaissance of Atwood scholarship, prompted in part by contemporary parallels to the events in her dystopias and to the Hulu and Netflix adaptations of The Handmaid’s Tale and Alias Grace, respectively.

Call for chapter proposals: Television Comedy & Cultural Crisis

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:14pm
Holly Holladay / Missouri State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

We are seeking proposals for an edited collection tentatively titled Television Comedy & Cultural Crisis. Chapters should focus on a specific television series, and address how that series engages with the discourse of a particular cultural crisis through comedy. The function of comedy should be foregrounded, as the collection will be held together through the central question of how humor acts as space through which we can resist normative ways of thinking about these cultural crises. 

Contributors might consider humorous depictions of, but are not limited to:

  • The afterlife/faith

  • Environmentalism/climate crisis

CfP - Playing the Field III: Video Game Ecologies and American Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:32am
Dr. Nathalie Aghoro University of Eichstaett, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Playing the Field III: Video Game Ecologies and American Studies

November 17-19, 2022

Amerikahaus Munich, Germany

“Video Game Ecologies and American Studies” is the third conference organized by “Playing the Field,” a collaborative research initiative for the study of video games in American studies: https://playingthefieldeu.wordpress.com/.

Gone But Not Quite Forgotten: Recovering Lost Writers and Texts

updated: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 3:42pm
Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) invites proposals from faculty members, graduate students, and independent scholars for its 2022 Annual Conference on the theme of recovering lost writers and lost texts. We are especially interested in recovering marginalized voices, finding reasons for their disappearance, and charting a path to bring their writing and lives back into the light of current scholarship. Lost or forgotten work by canonical authors would also be welcome subjects of literary inquiry as part of this call, as would be papers that trace the evolution of a literary text from manuscript to magazine publication to book form if the changes are radical.

Candyman: The Whole Damn Swarm

updated: 
Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 4:41pm
University of Sheffield Centre for the History of the Gothic, Sheffield Hallam Fear 2000, University of California Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 8, 2022

30 years ago, Polygram Filmed Entertainment released Candyman, a film loosely adapted from Clive Barker’s short story “The Forbidden”. Unlike Barker’s original text, this Candyman was set in Chicago, specifically the urban ghetto Cabrini Green, and seemed to focus on the tragedy of a Black artist who vengefully returns as a violent ghost after his brutal lynching. The film and its ideologies were complicated. Innovative in its starting point – a story of profound Black suffering which called attention to the racial injustice underpinning US society – audiences were also given a tale which reiterated ideas of Black monstrosity and illogical interracial violence.

Novels on the Musical Stage

updated: 
Friday, February 11, 2022 - 11:29am
Jeff Dailey/MLA--Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022

How are novels adapted for onstage presentations as musicals or operas?  Given their large numbers of characters, multiple settings, and large spans of time, the plots of novels need to be adapted to fit within the logistical and chronological realities of live theatre, as compared when novels are adapted for film or video.  Also, how is music used in these adaptations?  We seek proposals that examine how this has been done in the past and is being done now.

Looking Backward, Working Forward: Contemporary Life Writing and the Queer/Trans Past

updated: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 4:03pm
Megan Paslawski / MLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

What strategies are contemporary life writers using to approach queer/trans pasts that remain unrecognized or unrecognizable? Possible topics may include archival silences, biofiction, LGBTQ childhoods and queer temporality, intergenerational mentorship, HIV/AIDS’ legacy, and more.

This call for papers is for a special session at the Modern Language Association 2023 conference, which means that it is a non-guaranteed panel. Please submit 250-word abstracts and CVs to Megan Paslawski (Queens College, CUNY) to be considered for the panel proposal. 

 

65th American Studies Association of Texas - Space & Autonomy

updated: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 12:30pm
American Studies Association of Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

The 65th American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held November 2-4, 2022, at Collin College-Frisco, Texas. Our conference theme is “Space & Autonomy.” While scholars and researchers in various disciplines have examined the relationship between space and autonomy for centuries, perhaps millennia, our need to negotiate between these two concepts has never been more pressing: we have had to reconsider our personal and public spaces in the face of a pandemic; we have had to reconceive of the geography of our urban spaces and infrastructure to confront climate change; we have had to maneuver around the constantly shifting political climate in a fractious nation; and we have had to negotiate the ever expanding realm of cyberspace.

Edited Collection: American Furies: Collective Action and the Politics of Moral Outrage

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:33pm
Myra Mendible/Florida Gulf Coast University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

American Furies: Collective Action and the Politics of Moral Outrage

Myra Mendible, Editor 

 

“Our ability to respond with outrage depends upon a tacit realization that there is a worthy life that has been injured or lost…”

Judith Butler, “Survivability, Vulnerability, Affect”

 

“Outrage has become the signature emotion of American public life.”

Lance Morrow, “America is Addicted to Outrage”

 

Gender Research Workshop “Hollywood and the Subversion of Identity”

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:32pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2022

In the online session "Hollywood and the Subversion of Identity", Sandra Shevey will discuss raising issues of gender, race, antisemitism and orientation in interviews with megastars. 

Sandra Shevey, age 78, has not only interviewed over 500 major icons from Mick Jagger to Alfred Hitchcock in her career spanning 60 years, she has revised the megastar interview by introducing issues of race, gender, antisemitism and orientation.

4th Biennial Philosophy of Communication Conference: Pragmatism

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:31pm
Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies and Communication Ethics Institute at Duquesne University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

4th Biennial Philosophy of Communication Conference: Pragmatism

  • Sponsored by the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies and the Communication Ethics Institute at Duquesne University
  • Virtual Conference
  • June 7–9, 2022

The theme for this year’s conference is Pragmatism. The conference centers on the works of Jane Addams, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Charles S. Peirce.

This year’s conference will be conducted in a seminar format with:

  1. A keynote address on each of the three central pragmatic thinkers

    1. Jane Addams will be addressed by Annette Holba, Plymouth State University.

ExRe(y) 2022 - ExπRE: Going Off in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:30pm
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University and The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Department of English and American Studies at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin and Department of American Literature and Culture at The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin are pleased to announce the third ExRe(y) conference. A two-day international conference “EXπRE: Going Off in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Culture” will be held online on December 1-2, 2022.

We invite proposals for papers and panels that focus on the topic of the (broadly understood) expiration and waning in American and Canadian literature and culture of the last two decades.

Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:

CFP: Media Reviewers and Papers - Middle West Review (fall 2022 issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:30pm
Adam Ochonicky / Middle West Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

CFP: MEDIA REVIEWERS and SCHOLARLY ARTICLES – MIDDLE WEST REVIEW

 

Middle West Review (MWR) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that examines the American Midwest. The journal is published biannually by the University of Nebraska Press.

 

Work in James

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:29pm
Sarah Wadsworth / Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The Henry James Society

Modern Language Association Convention

San Francisco

5-8 January 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The Henry James Society invites proposals for the following panel.

Work in James

Call for Book Reviews

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:12pm
MFS: Modern Fiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 28, 2025

MFS is currently looking for potential book reviewers. Below is a list of some of our current books received. If you are interested in writing a review for us, please send an email containing the title of the book you would like to review and a short CV to mfs@purdue.edu. We will consider requests from doctoral students who are ABD. Also, please explain any personal or professional relationship you have with the author of the book. 

Current List of Books Received

Lindsay Thomas, Training for Catastrophe: Fictions of National Security after 9/11 (Minnesota 2021)

Al Filreis, 1960: When Art and Literature Confronted the Memory of World War II and Remade the Modern (Columbia 2021)

Sizing Up _The Chair_: a CALS "Unprecedented" Webinar (2/18)

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 12:17pm
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 18, 2022

Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents

Sizing Up The Chair

Friday, February 18, 2022, Noon–1:00 p.m. EST via Zoom

Register here.

https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K-tboEe3Tv-t_b6iC8ve9A

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

2022 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 12:17pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

2022 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference

American, British, and Canadian Literature: 1800-1999
(Formerly Contemporary Studies)

Deadline for submissions: 

April 30, 2022

 

Dr. Jennifer K Farrell, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

contact email (for questions only, submissions must be made through the website): 

farrell@msoe.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

Friday-Sunday, 14-16 October 2022

The Beats and Chicago/ The Beats, Open Topic

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:43am
John Whalen-Bridge/ Beat Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 7, 2022

The Beat Studies Association has space for papers on The Beats in relation to Chicago and for an open topic panel. Please send your proposal (title and a short paragraph) to John Whalen-Bridge at john.whalenbridge@gmail.com by end of day, 7 February 2022. 

EJAS (European Journal of American Studies): Call for book reviews

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:40am
European Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

EJAS (European Journal of American Studies): Call for book reviews

EJAS (European Journal of American Studies) invites reviews of current books on topics relevant to American studies for publication in EJAS’ upcoming issues (vol. 17-18) due in 2022 and 2023.

Please send a review proposal (author, title, publisher, publishing date and place, number of pages), and CV (including the list of publications) to the book review editor, Dr. Kornelia Boczkowska (kornelia@amu.edu.pl). We accept proposals on a rolling basis.

Call for Papers & Panels: Disaster in the Formation of the Global South

updated: 
Friday, February 4, 2022 - 8:20pm
Global Souths Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

Sixth Annual Global Souths Conference

Formerly the Deep South in the Global South Conference

March 17-19, 2022

University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana

 

[Deadline Extended] CFP: Graduate Online Conference (The Lure of Science and Technology in American Culture and Literature: Past, Present, Future)

updated: 
Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 12:23pm
American Studies Departments of Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

AMERICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENTS OF TURKEY JOINT GRADUATE CONFERENCE 2022

April 28-29, 2022

A Virtual Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

Hosted by Hacettepe University’s American Studies Department

In collaboration with the American Studies Departments of Ankara University, Atatürk University, Başkent University, Bilkent University, Dokuz Eylül University, Ege University, Haliç University, and İstanbul University

 

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