This session welcomes papers that explore the nature of sight and touch as sources of knowledge in American literature. Papers analyzing the use of touch as a means of resolving doubts about visual knowledge or the different implications of gathering knowledge through sight as opposed to touch are particularly encouraged.
CALL FOR PAPERS
IASPM-US 2018 Annual Conference
Going To The Country: Pastoral-National-Musical
The International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States Branch invites submissions for its 2018 conference, which will take place March 8-11, 2018, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. All topics pertaining to popular music, broadly defined, including works, practices, and styles not explicitly created for mass reproduction, will be considered. The theme for the 2018 conference is “Going to the Country,” and we encourage submitters to incorporate this theme into their work.
Theme: "Global Spaces, Local Landscapes and Imagined Worlds"
Propose a session at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla
The 49th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association will meet April 12 to 15, 2018, and will feature approximately 400 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Every year, this event affords NeMLA’s principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of lively research and pedagogical exchange in language and literature.
Gendered Ecologies and Nineteenth-Century Women Writers
Jillmarie Murphy and Dewey W. Hall, Editors
Union College and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Call for Papers Deadline: August 31, 2017
American Literature Association Symposium
“Regionalism and Place in American Literature”
September 7-9, 2017
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana
“Flâneur of the American Underclass: Lafcadio Hearn and the Invention of Place in Cincinnati and New Orleans, 1872-1887”
The Eudora Welty Review publishes scholarly essays, book reviews, and regular features for news and notes, textual analyses, checklists, and new archival materials. The editors of EWR are constantly seeking new information about such Welty news items as adaptations of her works, forthcoming conferences of interest to Welty scholars, and awards given to Welty in acknowledgement of her contributions to American literature. The EWR is an invaluable resource for Welty scholars and lovers of Welty’s work.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals on comics and graphic novels for its fall conference to be held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on October 27-28, 2017.
A wide range of topics will be considered; however, in an effort to best serve the medium and culture that make up comics, applicants are encouraged to deal with comics in a theoretical framework. Papers that demonstrate the role of comics in the broader cultural and critical discussion are preferred. Applicants should feel welcome to submit papers on the role of mainstream comics, independent comics, webcomics, strip comics, and underground comix.
The 61st Annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held November 9th-11th, 2017 on the campus of Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. The Conference Committee is now accepting proposals for the upcoming meeting. The title of the 2017 conference is “'Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?' Journeys, Treks, and Voyages that Define(d) the Americas” The following is a suggested, though not a comprehensive list of subject areas to consider:
Agriculture and Rural Studies Ingenuity and invention
The editor of The Ages of the Flash is seeking abstracts for essays that could be included in the upcoming collection. The essays should examine the relationships between stories featuring the Flash or comic book characters closely related to the Flash ks and the social era when those comic books were published. Analysis may demonstrate how the stories found in Flash comic books and the creators who produced the comics embrace, reflect, or critique aspects of their contemporary culture. This will be a companion volume to existing volumes in the series that have already focused on Superman, Wonder Woman, the X-Men, the Avengers, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, and the Justice League.
Online Vitriol: Advocacy, Violence, and the Transforming Power of Social Media
Conference at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture, Giessen, Germany
Wednesday June 29th – Saturday July 1st, 2017
- Researchers in the fields of (digital) culture and media, and related fields
- Professionals dealing with online advocacy and social media presence of their organization
- Journalists and others confronted with online violence
- PhD and MA students in culture and media studies