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The Legacies of Exchange by 19th-Century Black Women

updated: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 11:35am
Victoria Baugh and Charline Jao / SSAWW
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

We propose a panel for the SSAWW Triennial Conference "American Women Writers: Ecologies, Survival, Change" in Baltimore, Maryland, November 4-7, 2021:

Trans James

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:17pm
Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Henry James scholarship has hesitated to engage with the challenges and opportunities presented by the rich and proliferating constellation of thought that is Trans Studies. How might the question of transgender revise, reinvigorate or transform our understanding of James’s writing, and / or of James as a biographical subject?

We welcome proposals addressing any aspect of the topic. Possible approaches might include:

-          Transgender subjects in James’s fictional worlds and nonfiction texts

-          Transgender and subjectless queer critique

-          Sex, gender, and narration

-          Transgender and sexuality

-          Transgender and sibling relationships

Women in the Nineteenth Century--Traveling, Writing, Speaking

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:14pm
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Margaret Fuller SocietyAmerican Literature Association ConferenceBoston, July 7–11, 2021EXTENDED DEADLINE: Proposals due February 23, 2021

 

Women in the Nineteenth Century—Traveling, Writing, Speaking

Teaching and Practicing Feminism(s) in 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:14pm
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Margaret Fuller SocietyAmerican Literature Association ConferenceBoston, July 7–11, 2021EXTENDED DEADLINE: Proposals due February 23, 2021 

The Kurt Vonnegut Society at the ALA 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:14pm
Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 20, 2021

Please come join us at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA, from July 7-11, 2021 where the Kurt Vonnegut Society will hold two academic sessions and host a business meeting. The ALA has made accommodations for distant-presentation, so we welcome those who may only appear digitally.

Here’s the Call for Papers.  Proposals are due by February 1, 2021.  Since the ALA has pushed the conference back to July, we have extended the deadline for proposals to February 20, 2021.

Panel 1:  Vonnegut and Religion

When American Television Became American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:13pm
University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

CFP

When American Television Became American Literature

 

**** Please note this is an up-dated posting for a volume originally entitled, The Platinum Age of American Television ****

Title: When American Television Became American Literature

Publisher: Brill Publishers (European Perspectives on the United States series)

Editor: Ben Alexander
Contact: Benalexander@fas.harvard.edu or Benalexa@usc.edu

Parallels and tensions: F. Scott Fitzgerald in dialogue

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 10:51am
Roberta Fabbri Viscardi and Marcela Lanius / Cambridge Scholars Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

2020 marks the centennial celebration of the publication of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise. Because a centennial is also a time to look back in order to reevaluate, reassess and then speculate on the future, we invite scholars to explore and analyze not only the lasting significance of Fitzgerald's oeuvre, but also the many possible parallels and/or tensions between his work and that of other writers and artists. Essays that turn to new perspectives and expand upon connections between Fitzgerald’s work and other literary and artistic expressions are also especially welcome.

Topics may include (but are not limited) to:

 

Poetry in Transatlantic Translation: Encounters Across Languages

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 5:56am
Bangor University, Wales UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Poetry in Transatlantic Translation: Encounters Across Languages

June 14th-17th 2022

Bangor University, Wales

Keynotes:

Don Mee Choi
Forrest Gander

“Camps, (In)justice, and Solidarity in the Americas: Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camps”

updated: 
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 12:48am
Dept. of English, College of Humanities, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

DEADLINE EXTENDED

Call for Abstracts

(convocatoria en español abajo) 

The international conference “Camps, (In)justice, and Solidarity in the Americas: Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camps” will take place January 28-31, 2022 at the University of Graz, Austria. The Department of English in the College of Humanities at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras and the Center for Inter-American Studies at the University of Graz will co-sponsor the conference. The conference organizers anticipate a situation in which the current pandemic will have subsided and international travel will be safe. 

The Robert Frost Society Call for Papers

updated: 
Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 11:00pm
Daniel Toomey/The Robert Frost Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021

For its American Literature Association panel, the Robert Frost Society seeks papers offering fresh insights into the writing and life of Robert Frost.  All paper topics will be considered.

The deadline for proposals is now February 21, 2021.

Please send proposals to Daniel Toomey at dtoomey@landmark.edu

The American Literature Association 32nd Annual Conference will be held July 7 to July 11, 2021 at Westin Cople Place, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02116.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet

updated: 
Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 2:24pm
University of Edinburgh Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Call For Papers – ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet

We are seeking abstracts of 250-500 words for essays to be included in a book-length anthology on David Mamet to appear in late 2022. We have received a number of strong proposals already, but looking for a few more to add to the volume’s lineup. The intended scope of the work is to analyze Mamet’s unique position as an artist of note in both the theatre and the cinema, as well as his very specific ideas about dramatic structure, performance style, and economical visual storytelling. It will argue, for the first time, that Mamet’s film work is an essential, but underappreciated dimension of his artistic career.

MLA 2022: Experimental Writing in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 12:38pm
Orchid Tierney/Eric Schmaltz/ASLE
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

MLA '22 will be held 6–9 January, 2022 in Washington, DC. We invite abstracts for an ASLE-sponsored panel. 

CFP: Henry James and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Landscape

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:13pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

In the opening preface to the New York Edition of his fiction, James famously wrote: “Really, universally, relations stop nowhere, and the exquisite problem of the artist is eternally but to draw, by a geometry of his own, the circle in which they shall happily appear to do so. . . . The prime effect of so sustained a system, so prepared a surface, is to lead on and on; while the fascination of following resides, by the same token, in the presumability somewhere of a convenient, of a visibly-appointed stopping-place.”

James’s problem of the artist is also the problem of scholarship: Finding a “convenient . . . stopping-place” that also leads readers “on and on” in their own work and thinking too.

Update on the 41st APEAA Conference at the University of Aveiro - 21-22 May 2021

updated: 
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 11:22am
APEAA Associação Portuguesa de Estudos Anglo-Americanos/Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 10, 2021

Update on the 41st APEAA Conference at the University of Aveiro - 21-22 May 2021 

First of all we would like to thank everybody for their patience and understanding when the 41st APEAA Conference at the University of Aveiro had to be cancelled due to the pandemic!  

Given the ongoing uncertainty around the Covid pandemic, we have decided the best course of action is to hold the APEAA Conference entirely online, using Zoom. The new date is 21-22 May 2021, during Portuguese working hours. 

This is of course disappointing, since we will be unable to see our colleagues face to face to exchange views at greater length, but circumstances dictate this format. 

 

Proposed Special Session on Domestic Cats in Literature at SAMLA 93

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:51am
Ben P. Robertson / Troy University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Please note that this session is SEPARATE from the conference on domestic cats in literature to be held in June.

 

Proposed Special Session on Domestic Cats in Literature at SAMLA 93

 

Submissions are invited for a proposed special session of 15-minute traditional papers on domestic cats in literature at the 93rd annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), scheduled to be held in Atlanta, GA, USA, 4-6 November 2021.

 

Papers may address any aspect of the subject, including—but not limited to—the following:

Conference on Domestic Cats in Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:51am
Ben P. Robertson / Troy University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Submissions are invited for a scholarly conference on domestic cats in literature to be hosted online 11-12 June 2021 by the Troy University Department of English.

Papers may address any aspect of the subject, including—but not limited to—the following:

PAMLA 2021: The City in Afrofuturism

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:51am
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

“Cities controlled by big companies are old hat in science fiction,” writes diarist Lauren Olamina in Parable of the Sower. Be it site of dystopian horror or utopian haven, The City in all its iterations serves speculative and science fiction in a variety of ways: as setting, plot device, character-in-itself, metanarrative reference point, all-purpose trope. Yet as metaphorical stand-in for ‘civilization’—and all that loaded signifier may entail—the city as trope may be all the more richly complicated within afrofuturism, allowing authors to ground their narratives in explorations of race, gender, class, and an entire array of intersectional complexities of human identity, community and social marginalization.

25 Years of Infinite Jest: The (After)Lives and Influences of the Work of David Foster Wallace

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:50am
VU University Amsterdam and Amsterdam University College (The Netherlands)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

25 Years of Infinite Jest:

The (After)Lives and Influences of the Work of David Foster Wallace

VU University Amsterdam and Amsterdam University College (The Netherlands)

28-30 October 2021

 

From Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 October 2021, VU University Amsterdam and Amsterdam University College (The Netherlands) will host the annual International David Foster Wallace Conference, entitled “25 Years of Infinite Jest: The (After)Lives and Influences of the Work of David Foster Wallace” (DFW2021).

William Gaddis Beyond the "Very Small Audience": Centenary, Archives, and Futures [Fall 2022, date tbc]

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:49am
Washington University in St Louis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Call for Papers: William Gaddis Beyond the “Very Small Audience”: Centenary, Archive, and FuturesWashington University in St Louis, Fall 2022 (2 day conference, dates tbc)  December 29th 2022 will be the 100th anniversary of William Gaddis’ birth. Washington University in St. Louis, whose Julian Edison Department of Special Collections at Olin Library holds Gaddis’ comprehensive archive, will commemorate this centenary with, among other things, an academic conference on the prospects for the next 100 years of studying Gaddis’ life and work. The celebration will include an exhibition of Gaddis’ archive, and may include other exhibitions, art events and performances.

Inagural Poetry MLA 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:43am
Douglas Dowland, Ohio Northern University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Topics open but can include: the inaugural poem as genre; poetry of politics and poetry as politics; the public performance of poetry; studies of poets (Frost; Angelou; Williams; Alexander; Blanco; Gorman); poetry as the nation/nationalism. Please send CV and abstract to d-dowland@onu.edu by March 1, 2021.

Vampire Studies (2021 PCA/ACA National Conference)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 8:45am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Update: The 2021 PCA/ACA conference (June 2-5, 2021) will be fully virtual. The deadline for paper proposals has been extended to Feb. 28. Please see below for submission details.

The co-chairs of the PCA/ACA Vampire Studies area are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions that cover any aspect of the Vampire for the Annual National Popular Culture Association Conference to be held in Boston, MA from June 2-5, 2021. You must be a member of the PCA to submit a proposal.

Call for editorial assistants: US pop culture and new media

updated: 
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 12:12pm
PopMeC peer-reviewed academic blog
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

 

This call is for editorial assistants for the peer-reviewed academic blog https://popmec.hypotheses.org (ISSN 2660-8839). Assistants will be regularly invited to join in editorial discussions, learn about the peer-reviewing process, and have the chance to participate in the coordination of calls, events, and activities. We welcome applications by early career researchers, including skilled BA and MA students interested in the topics the collective works on. Assistants will appear in the PopMeC Team page and a certificate of their editorial activities will be released whenever needed.

 

We are looking for editorial assistants for any of these tasks:

Making Sense: The Construction of Feeling in the Atlantic World

updated: 
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 7:13am
Nikki Roulo and Shawn Welch
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

In The Temple (1633), George Herbert observes that “broken bones may joy,/ And tune together in a well-set song.” Here, Herbert observes the interplay between ailments that affect both the spiritual and physical senses. Senses - understood to be those faculties that acquire knowledge vis-à-vis experience - serve as a shared vocabulary informing both spiritual (i.e., transcendent, religious) and physical (i.e., materialistic, naturalistic) means of treatment. But even in our own day, such connections among theories of sense, spiritual and physical illnesses, and their treatments reconfigure what we mean by “healing” in medical discourses. 

 

Emily Dickinson International Society 2022 CFP

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:55am
Emily Dickinson International Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

The 2022 Emily Dickinson International Society Conference in Seville,

“Dickinson and Foreignhood”

 

The Emily Dickinson International Society invites proposals for papers and panels at its international conference “Dickinson and Foreignhood,” scheduled at the College of Philology, University of Seville, Spain, from Tuesday, July 12, to Thursday, July 14, 2022. Because the academic calendar for 2021-2022 at the University of Seville is pending, conference dates will be confirmed in July 2021.

Final Reminder: First Book Institute Applications Due by 2/15

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:27am
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

Announcing  

The 2021 First Book Institute

June 6-12, 2021

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University via Zoom

Co-Directors

Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature

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