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International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies

updated: 
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 12:46pm
Center for Mark Twain Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 7, 2022

Established in 1989, the Center for Mark Twain Studies “International
Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies” is the oldest and largest
gathering devoted to all things Twain. During times so turbulent and
uncertain as to require that that the quadrennial conference on the State
of Mark Twain Studies be postponed by a year, the theme of change and
growth “speaks to our condition,” as the Quakers say.

Transnational Indigenous Identities at the U.S.-Mexico Border

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:54pm
53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, March 10-13, 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The long existing impacts of the U.S.-Mexico border on Indigenous communities have been devastating on those communities physically on the border and for various Indigenous peoples representing many North American and South American nations seeking safety.  Papers considering Indigenous transnationality at the border are welcome.  A variety of topics and approaches are welcome, such as analyzing texts that address border crossing(s), threats to Indigenous sacred areas, blocked access to sacred spaces and cultural practice, the effects of the Border Patrol on the cultural relationships with community members across the border, and the rhetoric of organizations like the Lipan Apache Women Defense, MMIWG2S awareness groups, the U.N.

Elmira 2022: The Ninth International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:53pm
Center for Mark Twain Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 7, 2022

Established in 1989, the Center for Mark Twain Studies “International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies” is the oldest and largest gathering devoted to all things Twain. During times so turbulent and uncertain as to require that that the quadrennial conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies be postponed by a year, the theme of change and growth “speaks to our condition,” as the Quakers say. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL QUADRENNIAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION PAGE

William Gay Panel

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 7:00pm
ALA Symposium "Rebirth Renewal Renaissance"
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 30, 2021

In keeping with the symposium theme of "Rebirth Renewal Renaissance," this panel proposes a new look at the works of William Gay.  A search of the MLA International Bibliography shows little work on Gay, and that which does exist locuses more on his first two novels (The Long Home and Provinces of Night) and his short fiction.  This panel welcomes papers on Gay's later published work, and especially on his work--The Lost Country, Little Sister Death, and Stoneburner--published posthoumously.  

Beyond Psycho: A Critical Assessment of Joseph Stefano and Horror in The Outer Limits

updated: 
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 12:43pm
Michael L Shuman / University of South Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

 

 

CALL FOR CHAPTERS / CFP

We invite chapter proposals (300-500 words) for an edited volume of critical essays dealing with screenwriter Joseph Stefano and elements of horror in the 1960s television program The Outer Limits.

Kate Chopin presentations at American Literature Association Symposium

updated: 
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 12:42pm
Kate Chopin International Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 19, 2021

This year's ALA Symposium, "Rebirth Renewal Renaissance," will be held at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana, from September 9-11. The Kate Chopin International Society seeks 100-250 word proposals for 15-20 minute presentations related to any area of Chopin's life or writings as well as to the symposium theme. 
More information about the symposium can be found at https://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-symposia/a...
Please direct any questions and proposals to Kelli O'Brien at obrienk@uapb.edu

Food in American Literature

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:22pm
Jeff Birkenstein/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

CFP: Food in American Literature

Proposals due September 1, 2021

UPDATE:

We have accepted about 3/4 of the papers we need for an edited volume on food in American literature. We are seeking a handful of high-quality papers to complete the collection.

OVERVIEW:

CFP - Lawyers and the Legal System in Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:22pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

CFP - LAWYERS AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM IN POPULAR CULTURE 

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 

43rd Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022 

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center 

Albuquerque, New Mexico 

http://www.southwestpca.org 

Submissions open on August 1, 2021 

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021 

 

Transcultural Perspectives in Literature, Language and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:22pm
Aristi TRENDEL, Le Mans University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

International Conference at Le Mans University

in association with the University of Latvia

May 19-20, 2022

 

Transcultural Perspectives in Language, Literature and Culture in the 21st century

 

The Black South in the Popular Imagination

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:21pm
LaRonda Sanders-Senu
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 20, 2021

In a 2004 interview, author Percival Everett was asked if in his works he was trying to rewrite history.  He candidly responded: “What the hell’s wrong with that? You can write anything you want to. If anybody takes anything they read, history or fiction, as some gospel, then fuck ’em anyway, who cares?

Urban Cultures In Contemporary France

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:15pm
Steve Puig
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NEMLA Convention

Baltimore, MD

March 10-13, 2022

This bilingual panel seeks to analyze the development of urban cultures in France (especially urban literature and music) while taking into account the impact of postcolonial studies in France since 2005, the year of the "urban riots". The panel also aims to explore the political aspect of urban culture as well as the influence of American (especially African-American) culture on French production.

Possible themes include:

THE POLITICS OF MORAL OUTRAGE

updated: 
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 3:56pm
Myra Mendible/Florida Gulf Coast University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 30, 2021

 

SAMLA 93 Panel Presentation: CFP

Transformations: Evolving Approaches to Teaching, Poetry, and the Natural World

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:26pm
The West Chester University Poetry Center
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021

The West Chester University Poetry Center 

Call for Papers 

Transformations: 

Evolving Approaches to Teaching, Poetry, and the Natural World 

A Virtual Conference 

November 11-13, 2021 

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2021 

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Bodies" by Oct 17, 2021

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:24pm
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021

When Serena Williams wore a ‘catsuit’ during the 2018 French Open, this choice of clothing was banned because it allegedly showed a lack of “respect” for the game of tennis. The decision, and the overall incident, caused an uproar that went well beyond the world of sports, with many commentators criticizing the ban as a punishment directly aimed at policing women’s bodies.

“To learn, to teach, to serve, to enjoy”: The Legacy of Julia Ward Howe

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:23pm
Boston University/College of General Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

An extraordinary nineteenth-century American woman, Julia Ward Howe was a courageous abolitionist, suffragist, pacifist, poet, public speaker, and founder of many organizations whose purpose was the intellectual and political advancement of women.  To acknowledge and examine this notable woman’s increasingly complicated and fraught legacy a one-day symposium will be held at Boston University’s College of General Studies (CGS) on June 11, 2022, and includes a luncheon with a keynote address by Pulitzer-Prize winning biographer and historian, Megan Marshall.

The symposium is co-sponsored by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society, Boston University’s College of General Studies (CGS), and CGS’s Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning.

Abundance and Scarcity

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:22pm
Méliné Kasparian-Le Fèvre
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 30, 2021

 

Abundance and Scarcity

International conference for young researchers (CLIMAS-Culture et Littérature des Mondes Anglophones)

Bordeaux Montaigne University, 17-18 February, 2022, Bordeaux, France

 

Post-1945 Poetics and Empire

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:22pm
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 10, 2021

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, to be held February 24-26, 2022. We seek abstracts concerning the relationship between avant-garde American poetics and empire, colonialism, and other national or international issues. These concerns are intimately related to Charles Olson’s poetics, given his choice of Gloucester, Massachusetts, as his subject for The Maximus Poems as well as his six-month stay in Yucatan during 1951.

Mysticism and Spirituality in Post-1945 Poetics

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:22pm
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 10, 2021

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held February 24-26, 2022. We seek abstracts concerning the relationship between avant-garde American poetics and spirituality, religion, and/or other mystical influences. The connection between experimental verse and spiritual traditions relates directly to Charles Olson’s poetry and to the poetry of many other important post-1945 figures. While Olson’s early poetry is often lauded for its materialist concerns, his later poetics has, at times, been dismissed for what poet Jack Clarke once called “the kook strain,” a line of thinking that grew increasingly esoteric, mystical, and gnostic.

Neo-Slave Narratives in the 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:21pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 9, 2021

It has been more than two decades since Ashraf Rushdy published his genre-defining analysis of neo-slave narratives, which argues that literary artists of the 1960s and 70s became interested in creating fictionalized versions of antebellum slave narratives in order to articulate new understandings of Black political subjectivity that developed during the civil rights era. In the decades following the book’s publication, we have seen a surge of antiracist literature and activism aimed at addressing deadly police violence, mass incarceration, and ongoing discrimination in employment, education, healthcare, and housing opportunities for African-American people.

Apocalypse and Utopia in American Literature and Culture (SAMLA 93 Special Session)

updated: 
Saturday, July 3, 2021 - 7:22pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (93rd Annual Conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

This panel seeks to examine the relationship between “apocalypse” and “utopia” in American literature and culture. In the wake of 2020 and its arguably apocalyptic elements, coupled with increased conversations about how these moments of rupture and upheaval might serve as openings for crafting a better world and a better society, this panel welcomes submissions on any aspect or portrayal of the relationship between the apocalyptic and the utopian in American literary and cultural production--novels, short stories, poetry, comics, graphic novels, films, television, etc. How might we understand the relationship between apocalypse and utopia in seeking to form a politics of utopia (and all that phrase might entail)?

Women Writing About Houses

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:17pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel will explore the particular liminal quality of the way women write about the houses they live in: how they develop relationships with their domestic places, how they express themselves in the way they inhabit the space, and how they may even come to interact with the house as if it’s a knowing, responsive entity. Looking at examples in fiction and memoir, from writers as varied as Virginia Woolf, Shirley Jackson, May Sarton and Sarah Broom, we’ll explore women’s houses as seats of psychic power and sites of domestic alchemy.

CFP (Edited Collection)--Scripting the Past in the Present: Early America and Contemporary Culture

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:17pm
Dr. Patrick Erben and Dr. Rebecca Harrison
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 3, 2021

CFP for Edited Collection

Scripting the Past in the Present: Early America and Contemporary Culture

 

Editors: Patrick M. Erben and Rebecca L. Harrison

Proposal Deadline: September 3, 2021

 

The editors seek critical and pedagogical essays for a book collection that critically examines the reverberations and re-scripting of early America (its literature, history, art, politics, religion, material culture, public spectacle, monuments, etc.) in contemporary culture.

Diaspora of Foreign Scholars in WWII: Relief and Salvation

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
North East Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

After the "Anschluss," March 12, 1938, Jewish and anti-political scholars and scientists were in danger in Austria and Germany. This session deals with the forced immigration and salvation from Vienna and Germany aided by American authors and their patrons.

 Personal experiences of the individuals and the salvation of the authors, scientists and intellectuals from the forced diaspora in Europe before and during World War II will be the focus of this panel.

 

Frames of Care: Guantánamo Bay Prison & Mass Incarceration (Panel)

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA conference in Baltimore, MD, March 10-13, 2022

 

In her 2009 book Frames of War, Judith Butler theorizes the frames of recognizability that enable a particular culture of war to take hold, shaping our “affective and ethical dispositions through a selective and differential framing of violence.” But more than just a diagnostic, Butler makes an ethical demand to become critical readers who can “frame the frame,” notice where the frame breaks, and enact other models of moral responsiveness. Looking back at this seminal work, this panel launches from one of the primary sites that Butler focalizes, Guantánamo Bay Prison, to re-evaluate the entangled frames of war and mass incarceration.

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