category: american

VPFA 8th annual conference: Victorian Popular Genres, 14-15th July 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
contact email: 
vpfamembership@gmail.com

Victorian Popular Genres, 14-15th July 2016

Keynote Speaker – Dr Joanne Knowles (Liverpool John Moores University)

Keynote Speaker – Dr Andrew Maunder (University of Hertfordshire)

[UPDATE] Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

full name / name of organization: 
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
contact email: 
florian.klaeger@wwu.de

CALL for PAPER 2016 : SOCRATES JOURNAL

full name / name of organization: 
Socrates: Scholarly research Journal
contact email: 
socratesjournal@outlook.com

Socrates Journal invites Authors/Researchers to submit their research papers for consideration of publication in the regular Issues of the Journal.

American Literature Association (ALA) May 26-29 - Catharine Maria Sedgwick abstracts

full name / name of organization: 
Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society
contact email: 
lisa.west@drake.edu

As we head toward the 150th anniversary of Catharine Sedgwick's death and the 20th anniversary of the CMS Society in 2017, we invite proposals for the following panels for ALA 2016:

[UPDATE] Ninth Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies (SAAS) (Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2016, Gothenburg)

full name / name of organization: 
Swedish Association for American Studies (SAAS)
contact email: 
chloe.avril@eng.gu.se

CALL FOR PAPERS

[UPDATE] New Deadline: "Philip Roth & American Politics" Panel at 2016 ALA Conference (May 26-29)

full name / name of organization: 
The Philip Roth Society
contact email: 
mmckinle@harpercollege.edu

The Philip Roth Society invites papers for a panel on Philip Roth and American Politics at the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, CA, May 26-29, 2016.

Chapter Proposals for "Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment"

full name / name of organization: 
D. Vakoch / California Institute of Integral Studies
contact email: 
dvakoch@ciis.edu

Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment, due by March 1, 2016.

[UPDATE] Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal [January 25th 2016]

full name / name of organization: 
Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal
contact email: 
aelurus@weber.edu

[UPDATE] SAGES Conference: Hysteria Abstracts DUE 1/25/2016

full name / name of organization: 
Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars
contact email: 
kah92@zips.uakron.edu

The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on April 28, 2016.

Terrible Beauty [Deadline Extended to 1/30/2016]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Virginia
contact email: 
terriblebeauty2016@gmail.com

We take our title from W. B. Yeats’ poem “Easter, 1916” to invite new takes on an old tune: the relation of aesthetics to politics.

In Repertoire: The Repertory System in/and Theatre History (MLA 2017 CFP)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Tavares / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
contact email: 
tavares1@illinois.edu

In what ways does the repertory system condition the performance event? How has/does this production mode influence actorly practice or playgoing?

{UPDATE] William Dean Howells Society Panels for ALA May, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
William Dean Howells Society
contact email: 
daniel.mrozowski@trincoll.edu

January 25th is the extended deadline.

A special issue of ESQ to celebrate the landmark contribution of Paula Bernat Bennett

full name / name of organization: 
Faith Barrett (Duquesne University), Paraic Finnerty (University of Portsmouth), Elizabeth Petrino (Fairfield University).
contact email: 
barrettf@duq.edu, paraic.finnerty@port.ac.uk, epetrino@fairfield.edu

Call for papers for a special issue of ESQ to celebrate the landmark contribution of Paula Bernat Bennett to the recovery of nineteenth-century American women poets and the 20th anniversary of the pub

'All the World's a Stage: Performing Identity in Everyday Life', a one-day inter-disciplinary conference, 1 July 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bristol
contact email: 
performingidentity2016@gmail.com

CfP: ‘All the World’s a Stage’: Performing Identity in Everyday Life, one-day inter-disciplinary conference, University of Bristol, 1st July 2016.

UPDATE: Fighting Words (Cold War, Korea, Vietnam) - Abstracts by JANUARY 30

full name / name of organization: 
Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco
contact email: 
foertsch@unt.edu

How did war terminologies and war mentalities manifest themselves in important texts from the postwar period? Did war narrative change significantly after WWII, in the period 1945 to 1975?

"No Duty to Retreat?: Defense and the Home/Land," CFP for ASA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association
contact email: 
lalivingston@byu.edu

CFP: American Studies Association (ASA) 2016 Panel
November 17-20, 2016
Denver, Colorado

No Duty to Retreat?: Defense and the Home/Land

Fighting Words (Cold War, Korea, Vietnam) - Abstracts by JANUARY 30

full name / name of organization: 
Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco
contact email: 
foertsch@unt.edu

How did war terminologies and war mentalities manifest themselves in important texts from the postwar period? Did war narrative change significantly after WWII, in the period 1945 to 1975?

The Suburban Sublime - Abstracts by JANUARY 30

full name / name of organization: 
Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco
contact email: 
foertsch@unt.edu

How did important texts from the postwar period frame the suburbs as a locus of refuge, anger, hysteria, or (even) self-realization at a moment when American cities themselves experienced a shifting a

[REMINDER] Transatlantic Britain//NACBS// January 30, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
The North American Conference for British Studies
contact email: 
vab@gwu.edu

Call for Presenters: The North American Conference for British Studies

Where: Washington, D.C.

When: November 11-13, 2016

Abstract due: January 30, 2016

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UC Santa Barbara
contact email: 
ezinn@ucsb.ihc.edu

Conference dates: Thursday-Friday, May 12-13, 2016
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UC Santa Barbara
Abstract deadline Monday, February 29, 2016

Teaching Matters, April 1-2, 2016--Critical Thinking as Radical Pedagogy: Academic Freedom and Inclusion in the Classroom

full name / name of organization: 
Teaching Matters--Gordon State College
contact email: 
TeachingMatters@gordonstate.edu

Teaching Matters' 14th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
Gordon State College
Barnesville, GA
April 1st-2nd, 2016

Critical Thinking as Radical Pedagogy:

ASA 2016: At home/not at home in time: rhythms of belonging and unbelonging in American Arts and Social Life

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Freeman and Krystyna Michael
contact email: 
krysia.michael@gmail.com

Elizabeth Freeman (UC Davis, English) and Krystyna Michael (CUNY Graduate Center, Comp Lit) seek papers for an ASA 2016 panel proposal that asks questions about how rhythm has functioned to either cre

[Update] Reminder Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA (deadline 1.15)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
contact email: 
mischa.renfroe@mtsu.edu

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World welcomes proposals for an open topic session at the American Literature Association’s Annual Conference.

Lands of Milk and Honey: The Spatial Turn in Religion

full name / name of organization: 
Edward Simon
contact email: 
ens310@lehigh.edu

In his 1967 "Des Espace Autres" Michel Foucault wrote that in contrast to literary and cultural criticism’s previous privileging of history, periodization, and time that “The present epoch will pe

2017 MLA: "Dangerous Visions: Science Fiction's Countercultures"

full name / name of organization: 
Sean A. Guynes
contact email: 
guynesse@msu.edu

Dangerous Visions: Science Fiction's Countercultures

Superheroes and Critical Animal Studies: The Intersection of Species and Power in the World of Fictional Saviors

full name / name of organization: 
Institute for Critical Animal Studies
contact email: 
debate@binghamton.edu

Title: Superheroes and Critical Animal Studies: The Intersection of Species and Power in the World of Fictional Saviors

CFP:

Catastrophe: Special issue of The Comparatist

full name / name of organization: 
The Comparatist
contact email: 
zallouz@whitman.edu

Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
Topic: Catastrophe
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)

Crime and Criminality, Deadline Extended

full name / name of organization: 
Carolina Graduate Literature Society, University of South Carolina
contact email: 
uscgradlitsociety@gmail.com

The Carolina Graduate Literature Society is thrilled to announce the third annual Graduate English Conference at the University of South Carolina:

Crime and Criminality
April 1-2, 2016 

CFP: General Submissions for Journal of Narrative Theory

full name / name of organization: 
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory
contact email: 
jnt@emich.edu

JNT publishes theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narrative from a host of critical perspectives.

"The Historical Novel as a Generic Hybrid" Modern Language Association (MLA) Special Session Annual Convention 5-8 January 2017,

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin D. O'Dell
contact email: 
bdodell2@illinois.edu

Is the historical novel a literary genre in the formal sense or is the term merely a placeholder for fictions about the past?

CSA Performance Working Group: Policing Crises Now

full name / name of organization: 
Cultural Studies Association Annual Conference Villanova University (June 2-5, 2016)
contact email: 
Stefanie A. Jones (sjones@gradcenter.cuny.edu) and Eero Laine (eero.email@gmail.com)

Policing Crises Now: The Cultural Studies Association’s Performance Working Group invites submissions for the 14th Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (U.S.), to be held at Villanova

Comics & Graphic Narrative Sessions at ALA 2016, San Francisco, May 26-29; Proposals Due Jan 29, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Comics & Graphic Narrative Circle
contact email: 
owen.179@osu.edu

We welcome abstracts for presentation at two sessions.

1) Women in the Comics Industry: Although women have been part of the comics industry in the United States since its beginning, the last few years have seen a massive growth in popular and critically-acclaimed comics by women creators, along with increasing attention to female fans and the representation of women characters.

[UPDATE] Theories that Shape Worlds: Teaching Literary and Cultural Theory through Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA (Salt Lake City, UT October 6-8, 2016)
contact email: 
deludens@dwu.edu

Panel Description:

Bodies and Politics

full name / name of organization: 
Université Paris-Est Créteil, France
contact email: 
CIMMA2016@hotmail.com

Call for papers: “Bodies and Politics”

The City and the Anthropocene (abstracts due 2/25/16, final papers 6/30/2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 43 No. 1 | March 2017

The City and the Anthropocene

Guest editors

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