category: american

Paris on Film (abstract due Sept. 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackie.cameron@gmail.com

This panel seeks participants interested in exploring the many different ways that the City of Light has been captured in films from a variety of countries.

Girls' Voices August 25, 2015; April 7-9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
International Girls' Studies Association Conference
contact email: 
heather.warren-crow@ttu.edu, kkl9@duke.edu

Over the past few years, there has been an increasing concern about the prevalence of uptalk, vocal fry, and other markers of so-called Valley Girl-speak among young women across America.

Heidelberg Center for American Studies 13th Annual Spring Academy Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Heidelberg Center for American Studies
contact email: 
springacademy@hca.uni-heidelberg.de

Heidelberg, Germany, 14-18 March, 2016

Call for Papers

Performance and/as Exception (ACLA 2016, March 17 -20, Harvard University)

full name / name of organization: 
William Burch (Rutgers University)
contact email: 
Burch.William@Rutgers.edu

The state of exception, theorized by Carl Schmitt and Giorgio Agamben, describes the state’s ability to grant exemptions to the normative order of its own law, and in so doing to perform itself as a

Word and Image on Page, Stage, and Screen in the Long Nineteenth Century, NeMLA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
kate.holterhoff@gmail.com

The organizers of this panel session welcome papers that engage with any aspect of the word-image nexus in illustrated novels, stage productions, or film in Anglo-European or North American culture du

C19: Unsettling Old Age

full name / name of organization: 
C19. March 17-20, 2016
contact email: 
NAW178@psu.edu

CFP: American Literature Area at PCA/ACA 2016, March 21-25

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
taylor13@rose-hulman.edu

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
2016 National Conference
Seattle, WA
March 21-25, 2016

Call for Papers: American Literature

Teaching Post-Modern Native American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Carrie Louise Sheffield
contact email: 
csheffi1@utk.edu

Call For Papers: 2016 Native American and Literature Symposium

Panel Title: Teaching “Post-Modern” Native American and First Nations Literature

ASECS -- The Objects of Performance (3/31/2016 - 4/3/2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Bender / American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
abender@twu.edu

This panel seeks papers that consider the role of objects in the production and study of Restoration and eighteenth-century drama.

[UPDATE] SCMS 2016 - Hollywood Dreams and Publicity Machines

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Labuza, University of Southern California
contact email: 
labuza@usc.edu

Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference
Hilton Atlanta, March 30 - April 3, 2016

[UPDATE] Ruth Rendell: Special Issue of Contemporary Women’s Writing on Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine

full name / name of organization: 
Falmouth University
contact email: 
ruth.heholt@falmouth.ac.uk, f.peters@bathspa.ac.uk and g.wisker@brighton.ac.uk

Ruth Rendell, who has recently died, was one of the most prolific and important female authors of the C20th/21st centuries, achieving many literary awards and honours, plus a Labour peerage.

Museum Engagements in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature; NeMLA 2016; Hartford, CT; March 17-20, 2016 [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2016
contact email: 
capogna.f@husky.neu.edu

The rise of the modern museum was (and remains) a global event that resonates across literary cultures.

CFP: CCLA Congress 2016—Engaging Communities Comparatively 28-30 May, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
cclacongress2016@gmail.com

CFP: Congress 2016—Engaging Communities Comparatively

Cities of the Future - NeMLA Conference 2016 - Hartford, CT

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Lambert / Carnegie Mellon University
contact email: 
mmlamber@andrew.cmu.edu

This panel seeks to explore representations of futuristic cities from all periods in American literature, film, and other cultural mediums.

Edited collection on college movies, Nov. 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Randy Laist and Kip Kline
contact email: 
rlaist@goodwin.edu and klinech@lewisu.edu

Movies about college have been a staple of American cinema since the silent era.

Tracing Indo-American Encounters, 1780s-1880s (for ACLA 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Anupama Arora, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; Rajender Kaur, William Paterson University
contact email: 
aarora@umassd.edu, KAURR@wpunj.edu

This seminar seeks to draw on the growing body of work oriented toward the transnational and global turn in American Studies to trace connections between the Indian subcontinent and the United States

Hartford and Antebellum American Writing

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA: 3/17-3/20, 2016
contact email: 
rwelburn@english.umass.edu

The reputations of Hartford, Connecticut, residents Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain overshadow the city’s antebellum authors.

Faulkner:Still Relevant?

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 
burtonpbcc@gmail.com

Full information is available at

www.buffalo.edu/NeMLA

Abstracts must be submitted by September 30 2015 for the conference March 30 to April 3

The Evidence of Realism (deadline 9/23/15; ACLA, Harvard 3/17-20/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Geoffrey Baker
contact email: 
geoffrey.baker@yale-nus.edu.sg

The Evidence of Realism

[For the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association at Harvard University, March 17-20 2016]

The Marvel Cinematic Universe as Literature (NeMLA 2016 Roundtable 15845)

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Ellen Iatropoulos, Independent Scholar / Derek S. McGrath, SUNY Stony Brook
contact email: 
maryiatrop@gmail.com / derek.s.mcgrath@gmail.com

With dynamic individual superhero/superhuman characters populating a world of complex, interwoven mythologies and origin stories, the films and television series of Marvel Comics Studios present an ex

The Monster In The House: Domestic Ideology in Superhero Narratives (NeMLA 2016 Panel 15842)

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Ellen Iatropoulos, Independent Scholar / Derek S. McGrath, SUNY Stony Brook
contact email: 
maryiatrop@gmail.com / derek.s.mcgrath@gmail.com

Deadline for abstract submissions: September 30th 2015

Animals, Animality, and National Identity (ACLA 3/17-3/20/2016; due 9/23/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kchez@bmcc.cuny.edu

This seminar will explore how national identities have been forged through the manipulation and deployment of animals and animality. How have animals, and ideas associated with such animals, been used to construct imagined communities? How have these constructions helped to strengthen or weaken national borders? How have assertions of imagined community, as expressed via relations with animals, overlapped with racial/ethnic identities?

In naming both animals and animality, I allude to the intersection of material practices with the representational appropriation of ideas and values of certain animals, which together forged the affective ties of groups or nations. The seminar also hopes to pursue issues surrounding the internal production of national identities by citizens and residents, as well as tensions arising when “outsiders” attempt to challenge, co-op, or otherwise influence these identities.

Rethinking National Foundations: Using/Abusing History (ACLA 2016; March 17-20; Cambridge, MA)

full name / name of organization: 
Meredith Malburne-Wade (Gettysburg College) / ACLA 2016
contact email: 
mmalburn@gettysburg.edu

Foundational texts, events, and people influence our cultural and national personas.

THE “POETESS” IRL: The World, Work, and Performances of Nineteenth-Century Women Poets / Aug 25 Submission

full name / name of organization: 
Lauren Kimball and Caolan Madden (Rutgers University) for C19 Conference 2016
contact email: 
lkimball@rutgers.edu

THE “POETESS” IRL: The World, Work, and Performances of Nineteenth-Century Women Poets

The Afterlives of Nineteenth-Century Medicine (March 10-13, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
INCS 2016 (Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies)
contact email: 
rablumen@iuk.edu and dlelekis@fit.edu

From sympathetic contagion to animal magnetism, nervous physiology to cell theory and germ theory, nineteenth-century medical theory and practice imagined human embodiment in open relation to the environmental, economic, religious, and political forces that shape historical experience.

[UPDATE] CFP: “Moved by the Spirit, Authorized by God: Black Women Activists and Religion” NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT

full name / name of organization: 
Jami Carlacio, Borough of Manhattan CC/CUNY
contact email: 
jcarlacio@bmcc.cuny.edu

Update: Gender and Class Representation in U.S. Culture, NeMLA, Hartford, 3/17-3/20

full name / name of organization: 
47th Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
contact email: 
tanya.kennedy@maine.edu

This panel investigates the contemporary meaning of gender and class in film and literature in the United States.

The New Literary Anxiety (ACLA 2016 Seminar Proposal, March 17th-20th, Harvard University)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Oldfather, University of Colorado,Colorado Springs; Rebecca Soares, Arizona State University
contact email: 
rebecca.soares@asu.edu, eoldfath@uccs.edu;

The melancholic poet, the neurasthenic female reader, the man of artistic temperament: these heavily typed figures, each coded in the medical and psychological discourse of its own time, together besp

[UPDATE] Trafficking Memory: Women, Catastrophe, and the Limits of the Transnational; Submissions Deadline 8/31/2015

full name / name of organization: 
Stephenie Young and Adele Parker
contact email: 
syoung2@salemstate.edu ; aparker@holycross.edu

If one measure of the term catastrophe lies in its power to subvert existing systems, we ask how this concept impacts certain memory-narratives produced by contemporary women writers and artists in th

“Catch if you can your country’s moment”: The Poetry of Current Events, NeMLA, Mar. 17-20, 2016, Hartford. Proposals by Sept. 30

full name / name of organization: 
William Waddell
contact email: 
bwaddell@sfjc.edu

If literature is, as Pound said, “news that stays news,” then perhaps poetry is always a matter of current events, but recently, books like Claudia Rankine’s Citizen or Brian Turner’s Here, Bu

[UPDATE] Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation (Nov 19-20, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
words.unofficial.uchicago@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS: UPDATE

Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
November 19-20, 2015

UPDATE

full name / name of organization: 
Bettina Hofmann/University of Wuppertal
contact email: 
bhofmann@uni-wuppertal.de

CfP: Translated Memories: Transgenerational Perspectives in Literature on the Holocaust

The River: Flows of Innovation and Exchange in the Global(i)zed English World

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English & Modern Languages, North South University
contact email: 
conference.deml@northsouth.edu

We would like to solicit abstracts, with a maximum of 300 words, for papers addressing any aspect of our theme of innovation and exchange.

Submission Call for New Art Journal

full name / name of organization: 
The Undergraduate Journal of Art (TUJOA)
contact email: 
tujoa.info@gmail.com

A new art history and fine art undergraduate journal seeks submissions of art history research papers/essays/opinion pieces/reviews as well as fine art (in any medium).

mirorview journal, international journal of fresh poetry,fiction and related articles-update

full name / name of organization: 
mirrorview journal
contact email: 
editormirrorviewjournal@gmail.com

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