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ACLA 2022 - Ethics of Postcolonial Translation: Exploring New Modes of Power and Resistance in Transcultural Exchanges

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:47pm
Anum Aziz/University of North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

The organizers of this seminar invite abstracts for American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2022

 

The goal of this panel is to provide a platform to locate the fast-evolving theoretical precepts in translation from a postcolonial and cultural studies perspective. Taking an in depth look at the possibilities and challenges posed by translation, we aim to demonstrate the ways in which ‘ethical’ translation in various possible senses can be integral to forming a resistance culture to counter the political environment in the metropole, which aims to suppress multilingual and multicultural realities in the US and beyond.

Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Papers and Panels for Southwest American/Popular Culture Association Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:43pm
Southwest American/Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Submissions are open for the 2022 Conference!

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 43rd annual SWPACA conference to take place February 23-26, 2022, in Albuquerque, New Mexico! One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.

 We are now forming panels for presentations of American poetry and poetics criticism at our 2022 conference. There are no limits in regard to historical period, topic, or theme, and we welcome panel proposals, especially those that include panelists from multiple institutions.

 

NeMLA Roundtable: Genre of the Sketch in Long 19-century American Literature

updated: 
Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 7:52am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

As one of the most versatile genres in long 19th Century American literature, the sketch appears in a variety of forms, including short stories, parts of longer novels, essays, biographies, brief plays, poetry, and more. What characteristics, if any, unite this breathtakingly diverse genre? Without a common theme or style, sketches change radically over time and between authors. Some sketch writers endeavor to render characters, scenes, or events from real life, like Louisa May Alcott when she recounts her experiences as a Civil War nurse in Hospital Sketches. Similarly, regionalist writers such as Francis Parkman, George Washington Cable, or Bret Harte present impressions of people and places.

Southern Literature and Culture

updated: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 1:05pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

2021 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference

Southern Literature and Culture

Deadline for submissions:

June 1, 2021

Dr. Ashley Goulder, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

contact email (for questions only, submissions must be made through the website): agoulder@utm.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

Friday-Sunday, October 7-10, 2021 Westin, Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN

Topics may include but are not limited to: 

 

--Southern food studies 

--Slavery and the American South; slave narratives 

--Civil War narratives 

Seventh Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

updated: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 11:59am
Post45
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Seventh Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

April 8-9, 2022 

Northwestern University

Submission deadline: November 30, 2021

Keynote Speaker: Michelle Huang

Additional Faculty Participation by Harris Feinsod, Kalyan Nadiminti, Lauren Michele Jackson, Justin Mann, Lakshmi Padmanabhan, Nick Davis, Francisco Robles

Feminist Awakenings in Multiethnic Literature - MELUS 2022

updated: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 11:06am
Isadora J. Wagner / Fulbright University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 24, 2021

CFP – MELUS 2022
New Orleans, March 23-28, 2022
Feminist Awakenings in Multiethnic Literature -- MELUS 2022 Panel

DEADLINE EXTENDED--NeMLA 2022 Panel: Locked Up--An American Landscape

updated: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 4:34pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

It’s a statistic we hear often: America incarcerates more people per capita than any other nation. Yet, most Americans can go about their daily lives without thinking about their physical proximity to prisons or the people locked within. With few exceptions, prisons are built in rural, remote areas, set back from main highways and not visible from shopping centers, restaurants, and housing developments. Likewise, America’s political landscape works hard to obfuscate the realities of life locked up, reducing discourses of mass incarceration to shocking statistics and incomprehensible numbers. 

30th Annual St. Francis Writers' Conference

updated: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 4:11pm
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS FROM UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

30th Annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference

Saturday, November 13th, 2021 

at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL (hybrid format)

featuring graphic poet and translation editor Naoko Fujimoto as keynote speaker

Undergraduate students should submit abstracts for 10-15 min in-person or virtual presentations no later than Oct. 15, 2021 in any of the following categories:

David Foster Wallace Society Panel at NEMLA 2022: DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 12:49pm
The International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

The International David Foster Wallace Society are accepting papers for panel at the 53rd NeMLA, which will take place between March 10-13, 2022 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland.

We are seeking submissions related to any aspect of Wallace’s fiction or nonfiction. Paper topics may include but are not limited to:

ECR/Grad Students: call for short book reviews, popular culture/cultural studies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 6:23am
PopMeC research blog
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

This call is for our book recommendation section.for the academic blog (ISSN 2660-8839, https://popmec.hypotheses.org) of the PopMeC Association for US Popular Culture Studies.

We aim at recommending books that we find relevant in the realm of the representation of the US, as well as in the related cultural studies. We’d like to share books that we found inspiring, useful, and engaging, delving into culturally relevant topics, popular culture products, public reception, cultural politics, minority/discriminated groups’ representation, collective imaginaries fueled by cinema, music, comics, TV series, public performances, and whatnot. 

Eudora Welty and Performance

updated: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 4:11pm
Eudora Welty Society/ American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Eudora Welty Society at the  American Literature Association Conference, May 26-29, 2022 / Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois 

Eudora Welty and Performance 

30th Annual CDE Conference: "Theatre and the City" (Paris, 23-26 June, 2022)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 4:10pm
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

30th Annual CDE Conference, Paris, June 23-26, 2022

The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 30th Annual
Conference (June 23-26, 2022), hosted by RADAC in partnership with Avignon Université, Le Mans Université,
Université Gustave Eiffel, and Sorbonne Université to be held at the Cité Internationale in Paris.

“Theatre and the City”

 

Alfred Hitchcock

updated: 
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 11:00pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Call for Papers

[ALFRED HITCHCOCK]

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

43rdt Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on August 1, 2021

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021

 

WASTELANDS-34th European Association for American Studies Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 1:14pm
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 10, 2021

WASTELANDS

34TH EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES CONFERENCE

UNED, Madrid 6-8 April 2022

The year 2022 marks the centenary of the publication of T.S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land. The title of the conference alludes to Eliot’s work and the main themes in it, expanding the idea of the wasteland to the study of the United States. Hence, the overarching theme of the conference is open to all kinds of reflections around the concept of “wasteland” and waste. EAAS 2022 invites proposals that address the concept of waste in U.S. culture, history, and politics.

Proposals may address (but are not restricted to) the following topics:

 WASTELANDS IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

Motherhood in American Literature (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 2:16pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD - 10-13 March, 2022

 

How does one resist the systems of subjugation that prey on the marginalized and seek to dissolve and consume them within this white supremacist capitalist imperialist patriarchy? While for some resistance takes the form of confrontation and battle, for Black feminist thinkers like bell hooks and Audre Lorde, resistance comes in the form of the practice of love. It is in the embrace of the erotic, of initiating the quest of mutual self-fulfillment, in seeking value in the relationships we have with each other, that we resist. In other words, for hooks and Lorde, we resist through care.

 

Food in American Literature (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 2:16pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD - 10-13 March, 2022

 

The Jack London Society Symposium, December 9–12, 2021, Sonoma, CA

updated: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 6:51pm
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

[Proposal and Registration Deadlines Extended]

The 15th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held December 9–12, 2021 at The Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center in Sonoma, California.

The organizers of the 2021 Jack London Society Symposium encourage participants to experiment with innovative, alternative, and established theoretical approaches to the life and work of Jack London.We welcome conventional 20-minute paper presentations and panel submissions on any aspect of the author’s life and work. Proposals for roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists.

Global Conference on Women and Gender

updated: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 11:49am
Christopher Newport University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities seeks abstracts for the forthcoming

Global Conference on Women and Gender

to be held in person and online, March 17-19, 2022

Our theme is:

Community, Care, and Crisis

The IAAS Postgraduate Symposium “The (Hi)stories We Create: Narratives of Exceptionalism, Ideology, and Resilience”

updated: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 2:01am
Irish Association of American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

In November 1621 colonists in Massachusetts celebrated a year of survival and their first harvest  with a feast that has since been called The First Thanksgiving. The feast was a supposed  celebration of resilience after hardship. It was not until 1863, in the midst of the American Civil  War and with the nation divided, that this feast was enshrined as a national holiday and a  touchstone of American tradition and ideology: a story of togetherness projected over the  realities of division, exceptionalism, genocide, and slavery.  

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 2:26pm
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

[Proposal and Registration Deadlines Extended]

The 15th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held December 9–12, 2021 at The Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center in Sonoma, California.

The organizers of the 2021 Jack London Society Symposium encourage participants to experiment with innovative, alternative, and established theoretical approaches to the life and work of Jack London.We welcome conventional 20-minute paper presentations and panel submissions on any aspect of the author’s life and work. Proposals for roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists.

Forgotten Genocides

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:51am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The tern Genocide was coined by Raphael Lemkin in 1944, in a context heavily influenced by the events of the Jewish Holocaust. The parameters of Genocide, and its legal consequences were gathered in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide that recognizes that the following are factors that take place in a genocide:

-Killing members of the group

-Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group

-Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring physical destruction in whole or in part

-Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group

-Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group

"The Cultural Politics of American Relief Efforts in Greece"

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:50am
Special Issue of Ex-centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media (The Journal of the Hellenic Association of American Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Proposal for a Special Issue of Ex-centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media (The Journal of the Hellenic Association of American Studies)

The Cultural Politics of American Relief Efforts in Greece

Whales and Veils: Obsessions in Melville and Hawthorne (2nd CFP)

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:50am
University of Lodz, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Whales and Veils: Obsessions in Melville and Hawthorne

12-14 May 2022

Łódź, Poland / Online

 

Conference Venue:

University of Łódź

Faculty of Philology

ul. Pomorska 171/173, Łódź

(alternatively: Zoom)

 

 

2nd Call for Papers

 

Happiness and Culture

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:50am
Vida Penezic/PCA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Call for Papers

Special Topic: Happiness and Culture

National Conference 

of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) 

Seattle, WA

April 13-16, 2022

 

We are seeking paper proposals for the 2022 PCA conference in Seattle. The papers may focus on any aspect of the relationship between happiness (tentatively understood as subjective well-being) and broadly defined popular culture.

Texas women conservationists

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:47am
Texas Woman’s University Pioneering Women: Leaders and Trailblazers book series
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022

Celebrating the role of women in Texas conservation, we are compiling an edited collection of essays composed by and about Texas women conservationists. Essay topics will include but are not limited to historic explorations of Texas women in the field of conservation; trailblazing Texas women in contemporary conservation; BIPOC women in Texas conservation; conservation as a field in Texas academia; inspiring future generations of Texas women conservationists; career potentials for women in the Texas field of conservation; and Texas women conservationists’ personal reflections.

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