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American Literature in the World Graduate Conference, Yale University, April 6, 2018

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 4:29pm
Yale University, Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Toni Morrison and Junot Díaz, Yusef Komunyakaa and Carolyn Forché, Tony Kushner and Lynn Nottage without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.

Chicano/a Literature, Film, and Culture

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 2:14pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Call for Papers

Chicano/a Literature, Film, and Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017

 

Deadline Approaching--American Literature Area at PCA/ACA 2018

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:03pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)

2018 National Conference

Indianapolis, IN

March 28-31, 2018

Call for Papers: American Literature 

Deadline: October 1, 2017

The American Literature Area of PCA/ACA seeks individual papers for presentation at our 2018 National Conference, to be held in Indianapolis, IN at the J.W. Marriot. 

2018 War, Literature & the Arts Conference CFP

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:03pm
Lt Col Jesse Goolsby, PhD/US Air Force Academy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Call for Papers: An international conference investigating war, literature, and art at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado on September 20-21, 2018 solicits both disciplinary and interdisciplinary presentations on "Representing and Remembering War.” The conference seeks a variety of genre submissions, both critical and creative, including literary criticism, journalism, rhetorical analysis, cultural studies, theory, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, film studies, photography, painting, and music.

CALL FOR ESSAYS: Journal Imaginaires: Places of Rupture

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:12pm
Dr Daniel Thomières, Université Reims Champagne-Ardenne
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Journal Imaginaires (CIRLEP, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne) Call for papers: Places of rupture Major works of art are often the result of a break or of several breaks with their time, which leads their authors to reconfigure their worldviews, reinvent their use of language, modify a genre, or conceive a new theory. But a work itself is also made up of flows and rhythms that delineate or destroy the main features of a man’s existence, a community or a territory for others to take form or be wiped out for ever.

Humor and Violence in the African-American Imagination

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:03pm
contact email: aio16@english.rutgers.edu This session welcomes papers that will investigate the range of comedic forms embedded within African American literature. On the heels of the twentieth anniversary of the release of Saidiya Hartman’s seminal mon
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This session welcomes papers that will investigate the range of comedic forms embedded within African American literature. On the heels of the twentieth anniversary of the release of Saidiya Hartman’s seminal monograph Scenes of Subjection, this panel’s exploration of the use of humor in black literature offers a new critical framework for exploring the ways that spectacles of violence have continued to undergird representations of black performance in contemporary critical thought. From the auction block to the jazz stage, “blackness” manifests epidermally and externally, often through public articulations of shared racial grief. As such, recent critical work has often framed humor as a tactical response to racial violence.

Borderlines: Ekphrasis and the Status of the Poetic in Rhetorical Appeals

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:11pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The proposed panel purports to explore the functions of ekphrasis and the poetic in rhetorical appeals. It welcomes papers based on the Classical appeals to logos, pathos and ethos, as well as Modern appeals to authority, evidence, data, time, place, the body, gender, race, literary tropes and narrative form. Within the context of the panel, the term ekphrasis is broadly interpreted in both its Ancient sense, as energeia, that is vivid sensuous description, or its more Modern sense as the verbal representation of visual representation. Another way to frame the intention of the panel would be to say that it purports to explore the persuasive power of both vision and language from Antiquity to the present.

Reminder: Considering Modernist Confusion (NeMLA 2018 Pittsburgh)

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:05pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel reflects on the place of confusion in British and American modernism. Confusion has not been traditionally considered a proper scholarly response to textual analysis; critics are supposed to interpret a text rather than allow themselves to experience its uncertainties. What happens when we explore the confusion we feel when reading not as something to be worked through, but as something to be worked with? Building on affect theorists’ work on how our feelings can influence the way we read, such as Eve Sedgwick’s reparative reading and Rita Felski’s reflective and post-critical reading, how can considering confusion change both our experience of reading and our critical practices?

MELUS Annual Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:57pm
MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Join us for the 32nd Annual MELUS Conference in Las Vegas

May 3-6, 2018

 

Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

Call for Papers: “TransCulture”

Deadline: November 15, 2017

 

Keynote Update: Simon Stephens at the Comparative Drama Conference, April 5-7, 2017

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:55pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 3, 2017

42nd Comparative Drama ConferenceText & PresentationCall for PapersApril 5-7, 2018Orlando, Florida 2018 Keynote Event

April 6, 2017      8 p.m. (followed by a reception)

A Conversation with Simon Stephens

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