In anticipation of the 20th anniversary of the anthology Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania (PSU Press 2005), co-editors Marjorie Maddox and Jerry Wemple request submissions of 1-3 poems from poets currently living in or deeply connected to the state of Pennsylvania. Organized geographically and tentatively entitled Keystone Poets: Reflections on the Commonwealth, this collection of new poems will explore the hometowns, history, traditions, and culture of the Commonwealth. We expect some poems may highlight significant Pennsylvania events of the last twenty years. All poems should contain a strong sense of place. Submissions of poems of any length are allowed, with a preference for shorter works. Previously published poems are acceptable.
We are currently seeking abstracts for an edited volume on representations of motherhood in 21st Century North American theatre and performance (which we take to include Canada and Mexico, as well as the United States and its territories).
Call for Papers
Special Issue, Mississippi Quarterly: Mass Incarceration in the U.S. South
Guest editors, Katie Owens-Murphy and Jeanine Weekes-Schroer
If you are Black, you were born in jail, in the North as well as the South. Stop talking about the South. As long as you are south of the Canadian border, you’re South.
Lawrence Buell’s essay “The Ecocritical Insurgency” (1999) claims that “human beings are inescapably biohistorical creatures who construct themselves, at least partially, through encounters with physical environments that they cannot not inhabit.” Precisely two centuries earlier, American writer Charles Brockden Brown advocates for a specifically American gothic tradition; Brown adapts the European gothic to American soil.
Over the past few decades, the vast early American field has recognized the significance of women’s writing in the formation of an early American history and culture. Through their letters, diary entries, and commonplace books, just to name a few, early American women have demonstrated their participation in the political and social movements that were essential to the country’s founding. Therefore, this panel seeks submissions that considers how eighteenth, and nineteenth American women’s writing contributed to the history and mythology of the founding moment in Philadelphia. Literature will be broadly interpreted and include poetry, fiction, essays, diaries, and letters.
Our journal, HyperCultura, Electronic ISSN 2559-2025, indexed CEEOL, DOAJ, MLA DIRECTORY OF PERIODICALS, ULRICHSWEB, ERIH PLUS, EBSCOHOST (on the process of signing the agreement), invites articles as follows: we encourage, though not imposing, a comparative approach on the following areas - literature (print and hypertext)- (not classic literature), media studies, film studies, visual and performative arts, teaching (language, literature, rhetoric). Subjects such as Postcolonialism-Decolonization, Gender Studies, etc, are welcome if they have the above mentioned areas as their case studies.
We only receive original articles, not already published, not under simultaneous review at any other publication.
Commitment—a concept which names the title of Theodor Adorno’s 1962 critique of a text’s thematic engagement with politics—entails a work’s capacity to mark a site of historical intervention. “When I am committed,” says Jean-Paul Sartre, “I reveal the situation by the very intention of changing it…I strike at its very heart, I transfix it, and I display it in full view…with every word that I utter, I involve myself a little more in the world." For scholars of the modernist documentary, commitment serves as a starting point for attempts to better understand the historical import of literary experiments in reportage.
Panel at NeMLA's 52nd Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA
Update: NeMLA has secured a hybrid/virtual platform for the conference. If you wish to present virtually, you may do so.
The website devoted to Muriel Rukeyser invites submission of short essays (for instance on individual poems); blogs (on any topic related to Rukeyser); approaches to teaching Rukeyser's work; creative work inspired by Rukeyser; and reviews of recent works on or related to the poet's life and work. We are also interested in discussions/summaries of dissertation research, interesting archival finds, visual material, etc.
This roundtable invites abstracts for short position papers reflecting on the present state of nineteenth-century studies. How do recent developments in and around the field change our understanding of the nineteenth-century as a site of inquiry? Papers might include, but are not limited to, the following:
CFP for a panel on Grace Kelly at NeMLA, Philadelphia, March 11-14, 2021. (Virtual participation possible.)
Dawn Keetley and Matthew Wynn Sivils note that “the dominant American relationship with nature . . . has always been unsettling” with the Gothic “sewn into the very warp and woof of American literature." This panel seeks to coalesce a body of work which investigates the Ecogothic in American literature before 1900: letters, slave narratives, novels, and travel journals which foreground nature as protagonist. The panel aims to investigate how writers of early America invoked the Gothic to describe their wild environs as well as the natural spaces becoming trampled by progress and exploration.
“Disinformation” emerged from the Soviet intelligence bureaucracy during the Cold War as a tactic for managing perception and consensus through the media. Rather than refuting or suppressing ideas that undermined the state agenda, false information and simulated events were disseminated to destabilize the positive character of truth itself.
International Thomas Merton Society
College English Association
52stTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Birmingham Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham, AL
Extended Deadline- Call for Book Chapters for the Edited Collection: Marginalized Women and Work in 20th- and 21st-Century British and American Literature and Media
MELOW (The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World), in collaboration with the Dept of English, Shoolini University, Solan, invites you to participate in its 20th International Conference in Oct 2020 (exact dates to be announced. The theme this time is “Four Hundred Years of American Literature” which aims at taking a look at the landmarks that dot the literary landscape of the USA.
Subject: Call for Papers: Native American Literature at CEA 2021
Call for Papers, Native American Literature at CEA 2021
April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, Alabama
Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org
Call for Papers
Fictions of Distance in Recent American Literature
AmLit – American Literatures – Themed Volume
Fabian Eggers and Sonja Pyykkö, PhD candidates at the Graduate School of North American Studies, John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin
NeMLA has secured a hybrid/virtual platform for 2021.
Monmouth University is proud to announce the publication of a new scholarly journal. Entitled AMP: American Music Perspectives, the journal is sponsored by Monmouth University and published by Penn State University Press.
AMP welcomes manuscripts from a variety of cultural and theoretical perspectives, while also considering traditional, biographical, historical, and archival studies of American music and its artists, composers, genres, and practitioners. AMP also welcomes interpretive analyses of American music, as well as manuscripts that investigate its sociocultural production, its political manifestations, and the history of the business practices and technological innovations associated with its development.
This guaranteed session will be part of the March 11-14, 2021 NeMLA convention in Philadelphia, PA: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html. Proposals must be submitted through the NeMLA’s conference website.
Please contact Tom Hertweck (email@example.com), Vice President of Kurt Vonnegut Society, with questions.
Panel Title: “Kurt Vonnegut Changing the World—and In a Changing World”
Apart from the recent exhibition and attending catalogue for the 2018 Cooper-Hewitt exhibition, Senses: Design Beyond Vision, which focused on countless objects, and Diana Fuss’ compelling The Sense of an Interior(2004) which explores the specific rooms of four giant literary figures from the nineteenth century, a sustained investigation of the complex relationships between the senses and interior design remains elusive. Yet, despite this absence countless are the examples and vantage points from which to explore a constellation of interior design practices, theories and uses that have taken the five senses (sight, touch, smell, taste and hearing) into consideration.
The MLA Convention (virtual, Jan 7-10, 2021) has opened up last-minute slots for proposed sessions discussing the events of summer 2020. The session organizer invites contributions for 15-minute papers that engage one or more intersections of Black studies, sexuality studies, Black feminist criticism, visual cultural studies, and surveillance studies. Full session description here:
The Fourth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium:
Faulkner, Transgressive Fiction, Postmodernism
January 29th and 30th, 2021, online via Zoom
With keynote addresses by:
Dr Phillip Gordon (author of Gay Faulkner: Uncovering a Homosexual Presence in Yoknapatawpha and Beyond [University Press of Mississippi, 2019])
Southern Spaces requests blog post submissions on voting, politics, political organizing, and similar subjects, emphasizing spatial interpretation and digital media. Submit all inquiries and materials to Southern Spaces managing editor Madison Elkins at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions are especially welcome before October 1, 2020.
CALL FOR BLOG POSTS
The focus of this panel is to assess and illustrate the potential or possibility regarding the influence of mental disorders on various notable writers. Whether related to bipolar disorder, post-partum depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD], or some other form of clinical depression, melancholia has appeared throughout literature. For example, how is bipolarism reflected in some of Anne Sexton’s award winning poetry? What effects of Sylvia Plath’s clinical depression are evident in her writing? How does the father’s suicide of eight-year-old Ernest Hemingway possibly influence the dangerous, life-threatening choices Ernest made in his adult life?
The American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association invites submissions for our National Conference, to be held June 2-5, 2021 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA.
400 years ago, the Mayflower arrived on Patuxet land and established the settler colony of Plymouth. Just two years later, the Patuxet peoples were pronounced extinct. Despite or due to this settler violence, the Plymouth colony gave rise to the American tradition of “Thanksgiving” and the mythology of Europeans building a ‘City upon a Hill’ in America.
Call for Papers:
Jesuits in Science Fiction: The Clash of Reason and Revelation on Other Worlds
Edited by Richard Feist (Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada)
To be published by Vernon Press
The 64th annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held February 12th through 13th at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. This year’s conference is delayed until the spring because of COVID-19. The following is a list of suggested areas of scholarship you may consider when exploring our conference theme: