Over decades, William Munroe Special Collections Curator Leslie Perrin Wilson and her predecessors and colleagues at the Concord Free Public Library have amassed a distinguished collection of materials by and about the Alcotts. Among those archival holdings are literary manuscripts, personal papers, microfilmed diaries and letters, newspaper clippings, reprints, and research papers by or about Louisa May Alcott and Amos Bronson Alcott, as well as Abigail May “Abba” Alcott and Abby May Alcott Nieriker (“Alcott Holdings in the Special Collections,” CFPL, https://concordlibrary.org/special-collections/collections/alcott ).
The annual conference of the American Literature Association will meet at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 23-26, 2019 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).
The Jonathan Bayliss Society will sponsor one roundtable discussion on Experiments in Narrative Form in American Fiction.
American fiction abounds in experimental narrative form, from Melville, Dos Passos, and Djuna Barnes through Faulkner, Kerouac, Barth, Kathy Acker, Jonathan Bayliss, and many others. The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites proposals on American novels that engage in such experiment.
The roundtable will be comprised of several brief (8-10 minute) presentations.
Graduate students are especially welcome to submit proposals.
David Henry Hwang's latest work, Soft Power, which is, as he describes it, a play with a musical, had its world premiere in Los Angeles in May of this year. Undoubtedly, Soft Power, which tells of a love story between a Chinese movie producer and Hillary Clinton, is Hwang's most overt piece of political theatre, written in response to the election of Donald Trump to President. The David Henry Hwang Society invites asbtract proposals that examine Hwang and his plays in relation to his and their engagement with politics. In other words, just how political is Hwang as a playwright?
In addition, the David Henry Hwang society invites any proposals that cover Hwang and his works in general.
As an affiliated organization, the Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) organizes a panel at ASLE’s biennial conference (June 26-30, 2019; University of California, Davis, Davis, CA).
Building on the work of our three previous collections, Spaces of Surveillance (2017), Surveillance, Race, Culture (2018) and Surveillance, Architecture and Control: Discourses on Spatial Culture (2018), this call seeks papers investigating the role of nostalgia on screen from within the context of contemporary American culture and politics.
The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.
The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.
Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.
Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Author's name should not appear on the manuscript.
Call for Papers:
The Latina/o/x Literature & Culture Society
of the American Literature Association
30th Annual Conference: May 23-26, 201
Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA
Deadline: January 2, 2019
Medical Humanism / American Literature
CFP for American Literature Association (ALA) 30th Annual Conference
May 23-26, 2019, Boston, MA
Given the ongoing healthcare crisis in America—soaring costs, physician shortages, and lack of insurance coverage—and the rising interest in the field of health humanities, I seek projects that illuminate American literature’s contribution to medical humanism. More specifically, I am interested in papers that address how American literature can help us revision our view of the body, health, illness, disease, medical education, and/or the healthcare system.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
New Texas Journal
Sul Ross State University
Alpine, Texas 79832
•Now Accepting: Poetry, fiction, articles, critical and creative non-fiction,
photography and multimedia published on-line at
newtexassulross.org and in a vibrant print soft-cover issue in Spring with selected
•Complete works that have not been published elsewhere should be
submitted to Dr. Francine K. Richter at email@example.com.
•Deadline for submission: May 1, 2019
•Submission guidelines: MLA format with cover letter, including a short
biography. No abstracts; only full-length presentations.
Call for Papers for ELN Issue:
Indigenous Narratives of Creation and Origin: American Hemisphere Perspectives
Penelope Kelsey and Leila Gomez, co-editors
University of Colorado, Boulder