This proposed edited collection on Michael Cimino will represent the first, full critical engagement with the work of this divisive figure: acclaimed and lionised with The Deer Hunter (1979 Oscars for Directing and, presented by John Wayne, Best Picture), dismissed and demonised with Heaven’s Gate, condemned for The Year of the Dragon, and marginalised and forgotten thereafter, only to be haltingly reappraised shortly before his death in 2016 (with tributes at the Venice and Locarno film festivals).
In May 2023, Republican Senator Tommy Tuberville replied, “Well, they call them that. I call them Americans,” when asked by Richard Banks, a radio host for WBHM in Alabama, if he believed white nationalists should be allowed in the U.S. military. Tuberville, who later said “I look at a white nationalists [sic] as a Trump Republican,” also later slightly recanted, stating that, “We agree that we should not be characterizing Trump supporters as white nationalists.” However, Tuberville’s initial comments and impulses create and reinforce a corollary that to be American is to be white.
M. Butterfly at 35
Sponsored Panel by the David Henry Hwang Society for the Comparative Drama Conference
2023 marks the 35th anniversary of David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly. We welcome papers that engage with Hwang's Tony-winning play, the David Cronenberg 1993 film as well as the 2017 rewritten Broadway revival. We also encourage discussion of various productions of either play.
International Thomas Merton Society
College English Association
53rdTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Westin Buckhead Atlanta
Call for Papers
Trans LiteraturesA special issue of College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies
Call for Proposals
Co-edited by: Alex Brostoff (Kenyon College) & RL Goldberg (Princeton University, Prison Teaching Initiative)
In Other Wor(l)ds: Romanticism at the Crossroads, a special issue of Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780-1840
Note: The deadline for submissions has been extended to 9/15/23.
Celebrating the Centenary of the Harlem Renaissance: Legacy, Influence, and Contemporary Perspectives
International Hybrid Conference
17-18 February 2024
University of Delft, The Netherlands
(In-Person/Physical Presence and Online Presentation sessions: 2 days)
(Virtual platform for pre-recorded presentations: 5 days)
GIRES, the Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship dedicated to interdisciplinarity commemorates the Centenary of the Harlem Renaissance and explore the diverse aspects of the movement, highlight its lasting impact, and examine its relevance in contemporary society.
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference 2024
March 7-10, 2024
The line, encased by parentheses in the 1892 version of Leaves of Grass, famously runs: “(I am large, I contain multitudes.)” Extending and containing the self conceptually and syntactically, Whitman proclaims his potential for contradiction as well as the creation of a protean lyric psyche.
[The deadline for submissions is Monday, August 28th, 2023. If you have questions, please contact email@example.com]
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society will sponsor a panel at the seventh biennial conference for C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists taking place March 14-16, 2024, in Pasadena, California.
The End(s) of Originality?: The Transcendentalists and AI
Call for Papers
International Ph.D. Seminar in American History / American Studies
Middelburg, The Netherlands, 6-8 December 2023
The Roosevelt Institute for American Studies (RIAS) is a leading research center and graduate school, partnered with Leiden University, dedicated to the study of American history, politics, and society. Since 2003, the Institute has organized regular seminars for doctoral students pursuing research in its areas of interest.
Call for Papers: The Forms of Academic Work
Special Issue of Postmodern Culture
Edited by The Working Group on Academic Forms
Seeking Contributors for MLA volume, Approaches to Teaching the Works of Colson Whitehead
Edited by Stephanie Li
CALL FOR PAPERS
Beyond mere sustenance, food often serves as a rich source of meaning, symbolizing cultural, social, and psychological dimensions. This panel invites scholars to examine literary moments where food becomes an integral part of the narrative, exploring its multifaceted roles and its ability to facilitate storytelling. Papers discussing food as setting, symbol, descriptor, or as other literary devices welcome. Please submit a 250 word abstract directly to the conference website: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20637
William Wells Brown as a Man of Letters
CFP for 2024 C19 Conference Panel:
William Wells Brown as a Man of Letters
Re-Creating Camelot? Community-Building in Arthurian Studies (A Roundtable) (virtual)
Sponsored by Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain and International Arthurian Society, North American Branch (IAS/NAB)
Organizers: Michael A. Torregrossa and Joseph M. Sullivan
Call for Papers - Please Submit Proposals by 15 September 2023
59th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)
Hybrid event: Thursday, 9 May, through Saturday, 11 May, 2024
For this special issue, Popular Culture Review is interested in articles related to all aspects of Asian and Asian American popular culture. This includes, but is certainly not limited to, topics including
- graphic novels
- animation and anime
- video games
- food culture
- social media culture
- television and film
Call for Papers:
New Directions in Hawthorne’s Gothic: for Nathaniel Hawthorne Review
Feminist Theologies in American Literature
Call for Chapters
The editor of a collection in development seeks completed chapters on literary expressions of feminist theology broadly construed. The scope of the volume is wide and inclusive. Chapters may focus on any religious tradition, historical period, genre, or form of American literature. We particularly welcome essays on works of literature
- that examine the power, enfranchisement, ideas, and practices of women
- that consider how religion subverts or reinforces androcentrism and patriarchy
- that engage with the ways that gender relations inform women’s religious concepts, commitments, and experience
CFP: Individuality and Community in Mid-Century American Culture (1945-1968)One-day symposium, October 27, 2023
NB this symposium will now take place online, via Zoom!
The Society of Nineteenth Century Historians, in partnership with the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Augusta University, presents the 31st annual Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression. The Society invites submissions dealing with any aspect of the US mass media of the 19th century, including the Civil War in fiction and history, freedom of expression in the 19th century, presidents and the 19th century press, the African American and immigrant press, sensationalism and crime in 19th century newspapers, and coverage of 19th century spiritualism and ghost stories.
SUBMISSION: FULL PAPER OR **ABSTRACT**
“The End of the Human(ities)”
In The Souls of Black Folk, W. E. B. Du Bois explained that the problem of the color line was a problem of (meta)physical and educational implications for those who “still seek, the freedom of life and limb, the freedom to work and think.” Du Bois’s “freedom” connected the liberation of the body, soul, and mind—the desire to live and learn unbounded—to the human. He introduced a quandary still relevant today: To think and be human is to think about how to study life through the “humanities.”
Special Issue of Nineteenth Century Studies:
Blackness, Race, and Racism in Nineteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submission: August 15, 2024
full name(s)/name of organization:
Wendy Castenell and A. Maggie Hazard co-editors/Nineteenth-Century Studies
Go Slow Now, or A Dream Deferred: William Faulkner and Civil Rights
Call for Panel Papers at the 2024 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference “Faulknerian Anniversaries”
July 21-25, 2024
University of Mississippi
Organised by the Faulkner Studies in the UK Research Network
This roundtable examines the re-location of Shakespeare in America from the angle of regional production, performance, pedagogy, culture, and impact with a focus on race, class, gender, history, and culture.
Shirley Jackson Studies, Vol. 2, Issue #1: Queer(ing) Jackson
In his now canonical work Monsters in the Closet: Homosexuality and the Horror Film, Harry M. Benshoff describes queerness as that which “opposes the binary definitions and proscriptions of a patriarchal heterosexism." For Benshoff, “Queer can be a narrative moment, or a performance or stance which negates the oppressive binarisms of the dominant hegemony.” Queer, then, has the capacity to embody a multitude of challenging or oppositional stances, playing with or subverting gender binaries, heteropatriarchal orders, political hegemonies, and ingrained systems of meaning. Queer can be playful, daring, and defiant.
Poets and Writers: consider submitting for a panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, March 7-10, 2024, in Boston. Panelists will read original work focused on some aspect of adoption and participate in a discussion. To submit an abstract, go to https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20738 or the NeMLA website and look for panel 20738. Submission deadline is September 30.