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American Literature before 1865 Panel at PAMLA

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 3:45pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

This session welcomes papers that explore any aspect of American Literature before 1865, including American Renaissance, Colonial, and Puritan literature. While we are open to papers dealing with a variety of topics and authors during this time period, we are particularly interested in papers that engage with the special conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages." As such, papers dealing with issues such as acting as art and metaphor, theories of role play and theatricality, and conceptions of the world stage and the public audience in American Literature prior to 1865 are particularly welcome. If your paper does not tap into these specific themes but deals with literary topics relevant to this era, you are still more than welcome to submit a proposal.

UPDATED CfP: ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze (under contract)

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:21am
Eds. Kim Wilkins and Wyatt Moss-Wellington (The University of Sydney, Australia)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Deadline for submissions: Proposals 1 July 2018, full chapters 14 October 2018 

This edited collection is under contract with Edinburgh University Press as part of their ReFocus series. Series editors are Robert Singer, PhD and Gary D. Rhodes, PhD.

Call for papers on the following topics:

Her and gender

Jonze and screenwriting (including Where the Wild Things Are and Her)

Jonze’s short films


Studies in Crime Writing

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:20am
Studies in Crime Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 7, 2019

Newberry College is pleased to invite submissions for the second issue of Studies in Crime Writing, which will appear in the fall of 2019. Studies in Crime Writing is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online scholarly journal dedicated to crime writing, including true crime, thrillers, prison writing, detective fiction, and noir. The journal's focus is on written work, rather than film, computer games, or other electronic media. We are open to a variety of theoretical and scholarly approaches, and to bibliographic and textual scholarship as well.

Third Biennial European Association for American Studies (EAAS) Women’s Network Symposium

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 4:19am
EAAS Women’s Network
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

                                                 CFP: Third Biennial European Association for American Studies (EAAS) Women’s Network Symposium


In collaboration with the Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS)


Feminism and Technoscience


Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Museum of Byzantine Culture

 Thessaloniki, Greece

April 6, 2019


Afterlives of Historical Violence in American Literature and Activism

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 4:43pm
SAMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Per William Faulkner’s famous phrase, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” This is to say that the forms of social inequality that characterize contemporary life and drive contemporary activism are rooted in long histories of violence. Yet over time, as these histories extend not only throughout individual lives but also across generations, they can become so naturalized that they run the risk of being functionally invisible.

Humor and Activism in America (SAMLA 2018)

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:15am
American Humor Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sometimes we have to laugh to keep from crying...and many people, especially today, use humor as a form of critique and resistance. This panel welcomes abstracts on any aspect of humor and activism in America. By May 16, 2018, please submit a 250-word abstract, brief biographical statement (inclusive of academic affiliation and contact information), and A/V requirements to Autumn Lauzon, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, at

This panel is an affiliated session with SAMLA 90 (November 2-4, 2018 in Birmingham, Alabama).

American Literature in France, 1917-1967: the role of cultural intermediaries and mediators

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 2:18pm
Université de Rennes 2
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

This two-day interdisciplinary symposium will look at how American literature was taken up into French culture over a fifty-year period bounded by two defining moments in French-US relations: 1917, when the US entered World War I, and 1967, when NATO troops withdrew from French soil.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, "Playing Our Part: Social Hierarchy and the Performance of Class in Literature"

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 6:24pm
John D. Schwetman / University of Minnesota Duluth
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

While historically a product of birthright, and more recently associated with merit, social class has always presented itself as a set of expectations setting the stage for encounters between unfamiliar people. Whether sincerely or in masquerade, everyone adopts a social class as a role to be played before an audience. In line with this year’s conference theme “Acting, Roles, and Stages,” this panel, examines social class as performance and focuses on literary works across genres and eras that present class accordingly. From estates satire to the minstrel show, from social realism to the theater of the absurd, we will consider ways that literature either enacts the performance of class or dramatizes its enactment.

Levinas, Displacement & Repair - Extended Deadline

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 2:01pm
North American Levinas Society - July 31 - August 3
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Emmanuel Levinas writes extensively about the temptations of knowledge and the seductions of intelligibility and intentional consciousness as they enable a fascination for ontology, power, and war. For nearly 13 years, the North American Levinas Society has worked to preserve and focus this critique through social apertures that privilege questions of historical violence, transgenerational suffering, memory and repair.