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"Southern States of Insecurity: The South During Crises" - SSSL at MLA 2018

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:06pm
Katharine A. Burnett, Fisk University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The U.S. South is often the site and focal point for many of the definitive crises that have characterized American history and culture. Whether it is a widespread national crisis like the Civil War, or a more localized natural disaster such as Hurricane Katrina, the South’s history and culture has been consistently marked by moments of upheaval and intensified chaos. Just as consistently, works of literature take up these crisis moments as topics in order to depict both the immediate and reverberating effects of crisis and disaster.

 

"The Tacky South" - SSSL at MLA 2018

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:06pm
Katharine A. Burnett, Fisk University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

As a way to comment on a person’s style, the word “tacky” has distinctly southern origins. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it first emerged around 1800 as a noun to describe “a poor white of the Southern States from Virginia to Georgia.” Although the OED does not draw connections between this origin and the origins of the adjective describing something “dowdy, shabby; in poor taste, cheap, vulgar,” these definitions suggest a clear link between national stereotypes of region, race, and class and urbane (and northern urban?) notions of taste, class, and sensibility.

 

The American Cultures Workshop at the University of Sydney

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:06pm
American Cultures Workshop
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The American Cultures Workshop at the University of Sydney invites paper proposals for 2017 from scholars across Australia, Asia, New Zealand, the Pacific, Latin America, and the Indian Ocean Basin.  Beginning in March 2017, the American Cultures Workshop will meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7:00pm at the University of Sydney. One workshop a month will feature a scholar from the Sydney metropolitan region; the other will feature a scholar from the broader Pacific and Indian Ocean Basins.

2017 SCMLA Special Session on Robert Penn Warren

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:06pm
The Robert Penn Warren Circle
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

“Robert Penn Warren & Time”

Deadline: 2/15/2017

Most of Warren’s oeuvre concerns itself with Time in one way or another, whether through personal memory, metaphysical speculation, “official” history, cultural traditions, or prognostication.  While the historical and socio-historical elements of Warren’s work remain of permanent interest, we particularly encourage studies that explore Time in its relation to Warren’s metaphysical quest, or “yearning,” and/or in its relation to his aesthetics. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

4H: History, Hamilton & Hip hop in High School

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:07pm
Jan Susina/ Eng. Dept., ISU for 2018 MLA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

CFP for 2018 MLA

4H: History, Hamilton, & Hip hop in High School

2018 MLA Conference, New York City, January 4-7, 2018

Session sponsored by MLA’s Children & Young Adult Literature Forum

CFP: Social Justice & American Literature

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 12:59pm
Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 16, 2017

We seek essays of 5,000 to 6,000 words for an anthology that explores American literature through the lens of social justice.  The volume will become a part of a popular literary series published by a major press.

 

"Popular Print Culture"

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:00pm
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Papers are invited for the SHARP affiliate session at the 2017 South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention. Potential topics include print culture, history of the book, authorship, publishing history, ephemera, illustration, publishers’ archives, production, circulation, and reception. Papers addressing this year’s convention theme,“High Art/Low Art Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” are especially welcome. What connections can be made between print culture/book history and the diverse world of popular culture? How has print culture reflected popular taste from the early modern world to the present? 

Possible topics include:

Genre fiction

Sensation fiction

Science fiction

Gothic

William Faulkner's New York -- MLA 2018

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:01pm
William Faulkner Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 12, 2017

2018 Modern Language Associaton Convention

New York, NY, Jan. 4-7, 2018

Update - Emerson Society awards announcement

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:01pm
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

 

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society announces awards for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson.  

*Research Grant*

Provides up to $500 to support scholarly work on Emerson. Preference given to junior scholars and graduate students. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, and a 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by April 1, 2017.

 

*Pedagogy or Community Project Award*

Transnational American Studies Conference_Binghamton University

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 2:29pm
BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 24, 2017

Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference

in Transnational American Studies (8th Annual)

Binghamton University

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Keynote: Russ Castronovo, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Deadline for Proposal Submission: February 24th, 2017

 

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