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.
Established in 1989, the Center for Mark Twain Studies “International
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.
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.
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.
Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference
February 17-20, 2022 | Atlanta, GA
Richard Wright and Racial Reckoning panel/roundtable
The Evolving Character of Cormac McCarthy’s Project: New Insights and Interventions
Edited by Jonathan Elmore and Rick Elmore
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.
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 email@example.com.
CFP: Food in American Literature
Proposals due September 1, 2021
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.
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
Submissions open on August 1, 2021
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 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
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?
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:
SAMLA 93 Panel Presentation: CFP
The West Chester University Poetry Center
Call for Papers
Evolving Approaches to Teaching, Poetry, and the Natural World
A Virtual Conference
November 11-13, 2021
Submission Deadline: August 15, 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.
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.
For details, please find, below, the link for CFP on Cambrige Scholars Publishing's official website:
Abundance and Scarcity
International conference for young researchers (CLIMAS-Culture et Littérature des Mondes Anglophones)
Bordeaux Montaigne University, 17-18 February, 2022, Bordeaux, France
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.
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.
Please follow the above link to view session details and submit your abstract for NeMLA 2022, March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. Abstract deadline 9/30/2021.
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.
(Narrating) Environmental Displacements:
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)?
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 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.
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.
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.