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Announcement: CFP for Issue #1 of The Journal of David Foster Wallace Studies

updated: 
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 1:36pm
The International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The Journal of David Foster Wallace Studies

Call for Papers:

Published by The International David Foster Wallace Society, The Journal of David Foster Wallace Studies is a double-blind, peer-reviewed print journal aimed at the international academic and professional communities engaged with Wallace’s work. The goal of the journal is to publish the most recent scholarship in the development of Wallace Studies and to encourage and identify new lines of inquiry for the discipline.

Ethnic Tourism and Slumming in American Literature

updated: 
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 1:28pm
American Literature Association (ALA) 28th Annual Conference May 25-28, 2017, Boston, MA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 16, 2017

This proposed panel will attempt to collect perspectives about literary tourism, particularly regarding immigrant and ethnic communities from the nineteenth century to the present. The late 1830s and early 1840s marked the beginning of the tourist industry in North America, particularly in the Northeast United States. Representing the scores of European travelers upon his tour of the United States in 1842, Charles Dickens wrote about the visual splendor of Boston’s private houses, the State House, the Boston Common, and its immigrant populations. New York City, meanwhile, welcomed nearly 70,000 tourists annually by the mid 1830s, as travelers visited Manhattan’s noted parks and churches as well as its hidden slums.

Prize for 2016 Carson McCullers Outstanding Conference Paper

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:03pm
The Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Carson McCullers Society invites submissions for an annual scholarly Prize for Outstanding Conference Paper, to be awarded to an essay on the life and work of Carson McCullers presented at a conference in the past year. Entries should provide evidence that the paper was presented at a regional, national, or international academic conference during the previous calendar year (January to December 2016) and that the winner is eligible for the award as an active member of the Society.

Modernist Prolepsis, Productive Irreconcilability, and the Thingly Lyric Object

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:03pm
Modernist Studies Association Conference, Amsterdam, August 10-13, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

This panel seeks papers on American modernist poetry that address the current debate among new materialist/speculative realist scholars on the ontological status of the thing itself by considering modernism’s approach to a thing's multiplicity—specifically, its irreducibility to a single set of definitions or characteristics that ground it ontologically. 

“Worked Up: Labor, Literature, and Culture”

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:04pm
Graduate English Organization University of Maryland College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2017

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Call for Papers: 10th Annual Graduate English Organization Conference

“Worked Up: Labor, Literature, and Culture”

Department of English

University of Maryland, College Park

          March 18th, 2017

 

 

 

Gender and Genre in Contemporary American Crime Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:06pm
Society for Contemporary Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Gender and Genre in American Crime Fiction

(Criminal America: Reading, Studying & Teaching American Crime Fiction, Chicago, IL, March 3-4, 2017); due January 10

full name / name of organization: 

Society for Contemporary Literature

contact email: 

andrea.laurencell@sunyorange.edu

 

Call for Media Reviewers and Papers - Middle West Review

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:07pm
Adam Ochonicky, Middle West Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

CALL FOR MEDIA REVIEWERS and PAPERS – MIDDLE WEST REVIEW

 

Middle West Review is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that examines the American Midwest and is published by the University of Nebraska Press. MWR is seeking scholars to review media texts that engage with midwestern identity. From popular films and television series to online exhibitions and digital archives, MWR spotlights Midwest-oriented media texts in each issue. If you are interested in reviewing a text from our list below, then please contact the MWR media review editor. We also welcome proposals for reviews of media texts that are not currently on the list.

 

SCMLA 2017: "This power was forced upon me”: Social Transformation in the Marvel Universe (Update)

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:09pm
Rebeccah Bechtold
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 30, 2017

This panel invites papers on representations of social transformation in the Marvel Universe to be presented at South Central MLA’s 2017 annual convention held October 5-8th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Presenters should feel free to propose papers on a wide-range of topics. We are especially interested, however, in papers that explore the representation of trauma and/or violence as a necessary part of socially transformative practices. Proposed papers could consider, for instance, the trauma of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’s terrigenesis or how Luke Cage’s body—often riddled with bullets—offers a challenge to the “All Lives Matter” movement.

Female Ghosts and Crime Fiction in American Literature

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:10pm
ALA Symposium Criminal America
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Female Ghost and Crime Fiction

Panel Proposal: ALA Symposium Criminal America March 2017

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