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Extension: CFP for Octavia Butler collection

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:54am
full name / name of organization: 
Martin Japtok/Rafiki Jenkins
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

 

Deadline extension: Octavia Butler essay collection

 

We invite essays on any aspect of Octavia Butler’s multi-faceted work, from her continued exploration of the topics of domination, slavery, symbiosis, and exploitation, to her ecological vision, to her exploration of gender systems, to genre considerations, etc. etc. Essays from 3000 to 6000 words are recommended, but no strict word limit (MLA format). 

Please send essays to either Martin Japtok (mjaptok@palomar.edu) or Rafiki Jenkins (jjenkins@palomar.edu) by December 15, 2016.

Varieties of Aesthetic Experience in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-century American Literature (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern MLA conference 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In Art As Experience, John Dewey writes: “When an art product once attains classic status, it somehow becomes isolated from the human conditions under which it was brought into being and from the human consequences it engenders in actual life-experience.” Dewey also notes that the growth of capitalism “has been a powerful influence in the development of the museum as the proper home for works of art, and in the promotion of the idea that they are apart from the common life."

Global Movements: Interdisciplinary Investigations (Extended Deadline)

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 11:08am
full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA 2016 (Pasadena, Nov 11-13, 2016)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

This panel welcomes interdisciplinary investigations of various aspects of global migrations. Special attention will be given to the connections between writing and global movements, personal and institutional constructions of citizenship, and such issues as literacy narratives, the work of memory, personal and public archiving of migrant experience, and representations of refugee crises.

Submit 250-500 word proposals on the PAMLA Online Submission Page by July 1:

http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

 

Western Area

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:47am
full name / name of organization: 
Film & History
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

 

Figuring the Work of Maintenence

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association - March 23-26, 2017 - Baltimore, MD
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The interrogation of wide-ranging labor and political-economic issues has long provided cultural and literary studies with a foundational motive. Not much has been said about maintenance—at least not directly. Against modernity’s celebration of progress, development and productivity, and against neoliberal incantations of innovation and creative destruction, attending to maintenance reveals a devalorized and oft-hidden form of labor, one on which productivity happens to depend. And, against that most fundamental drive in all forms of capitalism—growth—maintenance may offer a workable alternative.

THE BEIGING OF AMERICA: PERSONAL NARRATIVES ABOUT BEING MIXED RACE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Cathy J. Schlund-Vials and Tara Betts/2Leaf Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

DEADLINE: September 15, 2016

THE BEIGING OF AMERICA: PERSONAL NARRATIVES ABOUT BEING MIXED RACE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Edited by Cathy J. Schlund-Vials and Tara Betts
ISBN-13: 978-1-940939-54-4 (pbk)
ISBN-13: 978-1-940939-55-1 (eBook)
LCCN: 2016944187
2LP EXPLORATIONS IN DIVERSITY SERIES (Vol. 2)
Series Editor: Sean Frederick Forbes
Publication Date: May 2017

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE! Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella/PAMLA
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
November 11 - 13, 2016
Westin Pasadena
Pasadena, California

Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures

This panel aims to explore the ways in which physical place has become archival within 20th and 21st century literatures. One of the most obvious examples may be the ways in which place is archival in post-9/11 literatures, but this panel welcomes varied and original interpretations of place as archive.

8th International Biennial Conference on American Studies

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Irakli Tskhvediani/Akaki Tsereteli State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 10, 2016

8thINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AMERICAN STUDIES

 

October 14- 15, 2016 Kutaisi, Georgia

 

Akaki Tsereteli State University in Kutaisi, Georgia will host a two-day international biennial multidisciplinary conference on American studies. The conference is organized by Prof. Vakhtang Amaglobeli Center for American Studies at Akaki Tsereteli State University, ATSU Foreign Affairs and Development Office and John Dos Passos Association of Georgia. The event is supported by the US Embassy in Georgia.

We invite a variety of contributions that address any of the following topics:

Stained Pages: Fundamentalism, Action, and Reaction in Contemporary Novels

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Richard Trama/Stockton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Stained Pages:  Fundamentalism, Action, and Reaction in Contemporary Novels

Recent events in Brussels, Pakistan, France (to name but a few places), demand the attention of the world. But, how does an academic organization such as NeMLA engage in discourse abut such violence without appearing to glorify or condone such acts?

CFP: The American Short Story: An Expansion of the Genre

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of the American Short Story and the American Literature Association
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

The American Short Story: An Expansion of the Genre

A Symposium of the American Literature Association

 

Keynote Speaker:

J. Gerald Kennedy, Boyd Professor of English, Louisiana State University

Special Event:

A Reading by Judith Ortiz Cofer

 

The Society for the Study of the American Short Story (SSASS) requests proposals for papers and presentations at an international symposium on the short story to be held in Savannah, GA, October 20-22, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. More information regarding hotel reservations and registration is available on the society website:

NEMLA 2017: Embodiment and the Modern Corporation

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Délice Williams-Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

As a site of struggle, a target of discursive discipline, the seat of disruptive agency, and the material ground for various voluntary and imposed definitions of identity, the human body has long been the subject of interrogation in literary scholarship. The recent “material turn” in various fields of subfields, including the environmental humanities, has brought the figure renewed critical attention This panel seeks to examine representations of the body in the context of a particular relationship: one with the supposedly disembodied entity of the modern corporation. The panel invites papers that consider how modern authors articulate this relationship in various configurations for different effects and political purposes.

Edited Collection on Joe Brainard

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 7:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Yasmine Shamma, Honors College of Florida Atlantic University
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Edited Collection on Joe Brainard

 

Innovation and Tradition

updated: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:16am
full name / name of organization: 
Ed Demerly/ Michigan College English Association
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

 Call for Papers:  MCEA Conference on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 2016

 

A combined conference with the Michigan Writing Centers Association

 

Theme:  Innovation and Tradition

 

Featured Luncheon Speaker on Fri. Oct. 21:  Poet M. L. Liebler

 

Location:  Macomb Community College, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Building K, Warren, MI 48088-3896

 

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