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SAMLA 96: Seen & Unseen

updated: 
Thursday, January 18, 2024 - 10:38am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 28, 2024

SAMLA 96Seen and UnseenFriday, November 15 to Sunday, November 17, 2024Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront | Jacksonville, FL

Verge 12.1 CfP

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 10:02am
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2024

Verge: Studies in Global Asias Issue 12.1

Special Issue: Trade in Humans

Edited by Kristin Roebuck, Johanna Ransmeier, and Jessamyn Abel

Deadlines | Convergence proposals: March 15, 2024 | Essays: August 30, 2024

A PDF of this call is available here. Please direct all questions to verge@psu.edu.

Verge 11.2 CfP

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 10:02am
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Verge: Studies in Global Asias Issue 11.2

Special Issue: The Asian Century: Idea, Method, and Media

Edited by Christopher T. Fan, Paul Nadal, Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan, and Tina Chen

Deadlines | Essays: May 1, 2024

What is the Asian Century? Are we living in it? Do its recent invocations—by writers and readers, politicians and pundits, journalists and academics—mark a return to earlier eras of relative Asian centrality on the world stage or announce a future we have yet to inhabit? Is it a paranoid, U.S.-centered discourse of Western decline or a triumphant announcement of Asian economic-semiotic arrival? Is the Asian Century an aspiration or a threat—and to whom?

Teaching Alcott’s Writings/ Teaching in Alcott’s Writings

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:53am
Alcott Society/ American Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 25, 2024

Teaching Alcott’s Writings/ Teaching in Alcott’s Writings (Deadline Extended)

 ALA 2024/ Chicago

Final Reminder: First Book Institute Applications Due 2/12 (Hard Deadline)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:45am
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2024

Announcing

The 2024 First Book Institute

June 2-8, 2024

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

Co-Directors

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Distinguished Professor of English, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature

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

Dead or Alive: The Future of Zombie Studies Edited Collection

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:43am
Tim Lanzendörfer and Marlon Lieber
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Call for Papers for an Edited Collection

Dead or Alive: The Futures of Zombie Studies

Edited by Marlon Lieber and Tim Lanzendörfer

The Grounds from Which We Speak: Identity, Knowledge Production, and the Academy

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:43am
Smaran Dayal and Alexandria Ramos
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 28, 2024

Adrienne Rich has written that her feminist politics entails “locating the grounds from which to speak with authority,” beginning “not with a continent or a house, but with the geography closest in–the body.”  Taking inspiration from Rich and foundational women of color feminists, this panel invites papers exploring the politics of position within the academy and scholars' embodiment in relation to our work.

From Body Hacking to Body Activism: Redefining Bodies in Digital Media

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:40am
Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Digital media has dramatically changed our understanding, knowledge, and experience of bodies. Body tracking apps and smart watches allow for new and intense practices of self-surveillance; social media platforms such as Insta and Tiktok present the constant work of body optimization as reasonable and desirable; selfie culture commonly serves to demonstrate willing compliance with new unachievable beauty standards. Filters, editing, lighting, and angling suggest that everybody can be brought into normative shape. Bodies are highly commodified when influencers link their accounts to LTK or amazon storefronts where products are being sold that suggest that youth, fitness, health, thinness, and beauty can be bought.

Going Home Again: Revisiting American Literature of Suburbia

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:36am
Julie Wilhelm and John Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume tentatively titled Going Home Again: Revisiting American Literature of Suburbia. We are aiming for a balance of revisionary views of “classic” suburban literature of the post-war decades informed by current critical approaches; explorations of how 21st century American literature has represented and revised ideas about suburbia; and arguments looking comparatively at both. We hope that putting newer and older works of American suburban literature in dialogue may suggest ways in which the genre and its history can be redefined.

Extended Deadline (2/1/24): WRITING THE MIDWEST: A Symposium of Scholars and Creative Writers

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:34am
The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Extended Submission Deadline (2/1/24): WRITING THE MIDWEST: A Symposium of Scholars and Creative Writers

The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML)
May 28-30, 2024. Kellogg Hotel and Convention Center, East Lansing, Michigan

 

About SSML and The Writing the Midwest Symposium: The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML), founded in 1971, exists to support the study and dissemination of work in Midwestern literature, art, film, and scholarly study. 

Swiss Association for North American Studies conference, University of Geneva, 7-8 November 2024 : "American Futurisms"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:29am
Swiss Association for North American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 8, 2024

American Futurisms

SANAS Biennial Conference 2024

Swiss Association for North American Studies

University of Geneva, November 7-8, 2024

 

Conference Director: Prof. Deborah Madsen

Assisted by: Ms. Caroline Martin, Ms. Aïcha Bouchelaghem

Call for Papers

Material Culture Caucus-Sponsored Panels for American Studies Association, "Grounded Engagements in American Studies"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:29am
Material Culture Caucus of the American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2024

The Material Culture Caucus of the American Studies Association invites submissions to three proposed sessions at the ASA’s Annual Meeting (Baltimore, Maryland, November 14-17, 2024). We encourage proposals that connect meaningfully with the conference theme: “GROUNDED ENGAGEMENTS IN AMERICAN STUDIES.”

Special Issue on Literature and Artificial Intelligence

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 3:40am
International Review of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Literature and Artificial Intelligence

International Review of Literary Studies

Deadline for Submission: February 29, 2024

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The International Review of Literary Studies, an open access with no APC, invites scholars, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of literature, language, and AI to submit their original contributions for a special issue focused on the intersection of Literature and Artificial Intelligence.

Theme: Literature and AI: Exploring the Nexus of Creativity and Technology

American Literature in the National Parks

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - 12:28pm
Sarah Buchmeier / American Conservation Experience
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 22, 2024

Proposed Panel for

American Literature Association
35th Annual Conference
May 23-26, 2024
Chicago, IL

 

Bird Sonics

updated: 
Friday, January 12, 2024 - 4:43am
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

“Bird Sonics”

Roundtable Discussion at the 2024 Annual Meeting of the German Association for American Studies on “American Soundscapes” (https://dgfa.de/annual-meeting/); Oldenburg University, May 23-25, 2024 (in person)

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

updated: 
Thursday, January 11, 2024 - 11:41am
Brigham Young University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 25, 2024

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition. We are now accepting submissions for our Winter 2024 issue.

The 27th Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Student Conference: “Southern” Legacies in the 21st Century

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2024 - 10:56am
Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

The 27th Southern Writers/Southern WritingGraduate Student Conference 

University of Mississippi

July 26th-27th, 2024

Call for Submissions

“Southern” Legacies in the 21st Century

 

The Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SW/SW) is an interdisciplinary conference, welcoming graduate students, creative writers, activists, and community members with interest in the U.S. or Global South from all departments and fields of study. The 27th edition of SW/SW will be held at the University of Mississippi from July 26th-27th, 2024.

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Lewis-Reynolds-Smith Founders Fellowship

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2024 - 10:53am
The Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Lewis-Reynolds-Smith Founders Fellowship

 

Each year the Hemingway Society accepts applications for its Lewis-Reynolds-Smith Founders Fellowship grant, and typically makes two awards of $1,000 each to support the development of a Hemingway-related project. Preference is given to enrolled graduate students, independent scholars, or recent recipients of doctorate degrees. Applications are due by Friday, March 1, 2024. Winners will be announced at the end of March.

 

DEADLINE this weekend!!! “Johnson-Reed 100 Years Later”: Critical Reflections on the Global Legacy of US Immigration Quotas, 1924-2024

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2024 - 8:12am
nstitute of English and American Studies at the University of Debrecen, Hungary and the American Hungarian Educators Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 12, 2023

“Johnson-Reed 100 Years Later”:

Critical Reflections on the Global Legacy of US Immigration Quotas, 1924-2024

 

 

This international conference is organized by the Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Debrecen, Hungary in partnership with the American Hungarian Educators Association to mark the 100th Anniversary of the US Immigration Act of 1924.

Date: August 22-23, 2024

Venue: Debrecen, Hungary, Main Building of the University of Debrecen

Postwar Area Literature Group CFPs - American Literature Association 2024 Conference (Chicago)

updated: 
Friday, January 5, 2024 - 4:12pm
Postwar Area Literature Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

American Literature Association
35th Annual Conference
May 23-26, 2024
Chicago, IL

The Postwar Area Literature Group invites submissions on the following postwar and contemporary topics for the 2024 American Literature Association Conference, which will be held in Chicago, IL from May 23-26, 2024 (information on the annual conference can be found at the American Literature Association website). The Postwar Literature Group has three guaranteed panels this year, two in postwar studies and one in contemporary studies. Please review our calls for papers below, and email nicoledib@suu.edu with any questions.

All the President’s Men at 50: Investigative Journalism in an Age of “Both Sides”

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:47am
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2024

 

 

Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents

 

All the President’s Men at 50: Investigative Journalism in an Age of “Both Sides”

 

Friday, January 19, 2024, Noon—1:00 p.m. EST via Zoom

 

 Register here

https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_46vaWLnNSZGcQKnXVzYZkA

 

Bonnie Jo Campbell's Midwestern Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:47am
American Literature Association Conference | Bonnie Jo Campbell Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS: American Literature Association Conference in Chicago, IL, May 23-26, 2024

Weird James

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:47am
Sarah Wadsworth / Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2024

Sharon Cameron’s Thinking in Henry James pointed up the weirdness of how consciousness works in his novels. She cites this example from The Portrait of a Lady, in which the subject of Isabel Archer’s reverie suddenly appears: “The effect was strange, for Madame Merle was already so present to her vision that her appearance in the flesh was like suddenly, and rather awfully, seeing a painted picture move.” In Mark Fisher’s account, “the weird is constituted by a presence – the presence of that which does not belong. In some cases [...] the weird is marked by an exorbitant presence, a teeming which exceeds our capacity to represent it.”

2nd Midwest Regional African American Studies Biennial Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:47am
Ball State African American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2024

2nd Midwest Regional African American Studies Biennial Conference

Conference theme: Love Ethic

The Ball State African American Studies program and the Honors College are pleased to announce the hybrid 2nd Midwest Regional African American Studies Biennial Conference taking place on February 22-23, 2024. The conference will be virtual with an opportunity to present face-to-face in Muncie, Indiana.

ASA 2024 - Children and Youth Studies Caucus Sponsored Session: Children & History of Medicine

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:45am
Mary Zaborskis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 22, 2024

 

This Children and Youth Studies Caucus-sponsored panel seeks papers that consider the role of children and childhood in histories of medicine. From experiments across medical, scientific, and social scientific disciplines to issues of consent and privacy to interventions that delimit trajectories of child development, histories of medicine have helped shape childhoods–its bounds, temporalities, and norms–and children have helped to shape medicine–its protocols, rationales, and knowledges. 

Washington Irving Society Panels - Open Topic (ALA Conference)

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:44am
The Washington Irving Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 25, 2024

The Washington Irving Society (washingtonirvingsociety.org) invites proposals for any topic related to the study of Irving’s writings, reception, historical contexts, or contemporaries for the American Literature Association Conference in Chicago, May 23-26, 2024. All critical approaches are welcome. Please send an abstract of approximately 250 words plus a brief bio to Dr. Sean Keck at skeck@radford.edu by January 25th, 2024.

Challenging Structural Inequalities: Langston Hughes and His Contemporaries [ALA 2024]

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:43am
Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 28, 2024

Challenging Structural Inequalities: Langston Hughes and His Contemporaries

--The Langston Hughes Society at the 35th ALA Convention--

 

May 23-26, 2024
The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL 

 

The Langston Hughes Society invites proposals to participate in our session at the 35th Annual American Literature Association Conference, May 23-26 in Chicago, IL.

 

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