category: american

"Metaphors of Detection" Roundtable; NeMLA 2016 (Abstract Submission Deadline: Sept. 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
cfeilla@gmail.com

Metaphors make the detective.

CFP Extended Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Semper - Seminario Permanente di Poesia di Trento
contact email: 
brevitas.trento@gmail.com

Comunichiamo che il comitato direttivo di SEMPER - Seminario permanente di poesia diretto da Pietro Taravacci e Francesco Zambon ha stabilito di prorogare di dieci giorni la deadline per l’invio di

Diagnosis Literature: Medical Narratives of the Nineteenth Century--NEMLA 2016 Hartford

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Caleb/Misericordia University
contact email: 
acaleb@misericordia.edu

This panel seeks to explore how medical narrative was used in nineteenth-century fiction and medical texts as a counterargument to the medical gaze, thereby rewriting the medical history of the period

Dialectical Thinking in the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA
contact email: 
kcavende@brandeis.edu

This seminar will explore the uses and limits of dialectical thinking as a critical tool for contemporary humanistic inquiry.

One Hundred Years of Susan Glaspell's "Trifles" - NeMLA 2016 (Deadline, Sept. 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association - Hartford, CT - March 17-20, 2015
contact email: 
Randy Laist - rlaist@goodwin.edu

Susan Glaspell’s one-act play, "Trifles," premiered in Provincetown in 1916, during an era of historic upheaval in American gender relations.

Queer Intimacies, Queer Spaces, & Scales of Desire

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA 2016
contact email: 
frobles@princeton.edu // brandon.menke@yale.edu

Queer Intimacies, Queer Spaces, & Scales of Desire

Showrunners in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies for Composition & Literature Courses

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Lindsay.Bryde@gmail.com

Showrunners in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies for Composition & Literature Courses

The Rise and Development of Dystopia in YA Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Lindsay.Bryde@gmail.com

The Rise and Development of Dystopia in YA Literature

Empathy in Crisis: Considering 20th- and 21st-century Literature | NeMLA 2016 | Hartford, CT

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
annav13@yorku.ca

This panel seeks papers that confront the multifarious nature of empathy, as both connection and appropriation, in literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Concentrate! A Symposium on Attention and Distraction in Medicine and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck, University of London
contact email: 
sophie.jones@bbk.ac.uk

Concentrate! A Symposium on Attention and Distraction in Medicine and Culture
30th October 2015
Birkbeck, University of London

NeMLA 2016: "Food and Feast in Post-Medieval Outlaw Literature"

full name / name of organization: 
Alexander L. Kaufman
contact email: 
akaufman@aum.edu

This session will present new work from scholars in an emerging line of inquiry: post-medieval outlaw narratives and the textual and cultural relevance of feasting and eating.

The Archive and African American Literature in the 21st Century

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association - Hartford CT, March 17-20, 1016
contact email: 
mbarwick@indiana.edu

In an age when technology and digitalization continue to redefine how we think about and explore African American literature, this panel invites considerations of the critical yet ever-evolving relati

Use, Abuse, Abstinence: Reading Alcohol in Literature | NEMLA 2016, March 17-20 | Submission Deadline Sept. 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
odonnellb12@gmail.com

This panel calls for papers that stake a claim in the cultural significance of representing alcohol or alcohol consumption. How do these representations relate to alcoholism as a disease and the alcoholic as an identity category? Does the text evaluate alcohol abuse morally or politically? Do communities organized around alcohol consumption facilitate social movements based on class, race, sexuality, or gender?

[UPDATE] THE LAND HAS A STORY

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania College English Association
contact email: 
penncea@gmail.com

CALL for PROPOSALS

The Land Has a Story

Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) 2015 Conference
October 1-3, 2015
Hilton Scranton and Conference Center

Papers and Panels: Sports and Violence Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Ashland Center for Nonviolence
contact email: 
acn@ashland.edu

Interdisciplinary Conference on Sports and Violence, March 19, 2016, Proposals due by October 31, 2015

(Post?) Modernist Hitchcock --NEMLA Convention March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Schopp/ Northeast Modern Language Association 2016 Conference
contact email: 
Andrew.Schopp@ncc.edu

In terms of simple chronology, Alfred Hitchock’s films span the Modernist era up through the beginning of the postmodern era.

Postmodern Gods and Monsters: Gender, Sexuality, Power--NEMLA Convention March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Schopp/ Northeast Modern Language Association 2016 Conference
contact email: 
Andrew.Schopp@ncc.edu

The postmodern god figure has been a staple of postmodern art at the very least since John Barth published Lost in the Funhouse, in which the god figure, both author and father, was simultaneously cha

Unsettling Objects: Collecting in Nineteenth-Century America

full name / name of organization: 
Reed Gochberg / C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
gochberg@bu.edu

This proposed panel for the 2016 C19 conference seeks paper proposals on the topic of collectors and collections in nineteenth-century American culture.

"Remeasuring Lyrical Pain" -- Seminar CFP -- ACLA Annual Meeting, Cambridge, MA, March 17–20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Tabak / Brown University
contact email: 
jessica_tabak@brown.edu

In recent scholarship, lyric emerges as a privileged form for expressing, simulating, and circulating pain: its formal flexibility, non-narrative structure, and somatic elements allow lyric to evoke a

Wonder Tales: The 37th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

full name / name of organization: 
The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
contact email: 
moiraine@gmail.com

Thirty-Seventh International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Wonder Tales

March 16-20, 2016

Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel

NeMLA Roundtable: “Beyond the Monster Inside: The Ethics of Fragmentation in the Long Nineteenth-Century”: Due 9/30/15

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2016: March 17-20, 2016
contact email: 
melissa.rampelli@gmail.com

Doubles and doppelgangers abound in the Victorian Gothic novel and Miltonian readings have emphasized the inner monster as a nod to the period’s desire to, in Tennyson’s terms, “Move upward, wor

Willa Cather as Modernist, 9/30/15; 3/17-3/20/16

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Assoc (NeMLA)
contact email: 
abenn@esu.edu

This panel for the NeMLA 2016 Annual Convention, to be held in Hartford, Connecticut, from March 17 to March 20, 2016, will feature papers that explore Willa Cather as a Modernist writer.

Panel: Visualizing Diversity in Children's Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Diversity Committee, Children's Literature Association
contact email: 
lara.saguisag@csi.cuny.edu; mary.couzelis@morgan.edu

Call for Papers
Visualizing Diversity in Children’s Literature
Panel Sponsored by Children’s Literature Association Diversity Committee
2016 Children’s Literature Association Conference

1968 and Global Cinema - panel at SCMS Atlanta 2015 - Abstracts due AUG 5

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
contact email: 
s.saljoughi@gmail.com and crgerhardt@gmail.com

CfP- 2016 SCMS - 1968 + Global Cinema - 3/30-4/3/16 - Atlanta, Georgia

1968 and Global Cinema

Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference

Hilton Atlanta, March 30 - April 3, 2016

The Unsettling Politics of Nineteenth-Century Print, Abstract Deadline August 20

full name / name of organization: 
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
jseibert@clarku.edu

While earlier centuries had witnessed the global spread of print, the nineteenth century contributed a new major chapter to the history of print in the Atlantic world, a chapter full of unsettlin

'Facts and Fictions' - First Workshop of 'The Art of Identification' Network, University of Birmingham, Tuesday 13 October 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Art of Identification
contact email: 
theartofidentification@gmail.com

The Art of Identification network, funded by a networking grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) intends to bring together a range of academics and practitioners in order to explor

[UPDATE] "Daddy, What did you Do in the Culture Wars?": Academia and Public Life - NeMLA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association - Hartford CT, March 17-20, 1016
contact email: 
ens310@lehigh.edu, wal209@lehigh.edu

It’s been almost thirty years since Allan Bloom made his clarion call to classicism within the American academy with the publication of The Closing of the American Mind.

The Novel and Digital Humanities: Seeking Teaching Tools (July 25)

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website
contact email: 
khuie1@gsu.edu

The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal’s affiliate website.

UPDATE Wharton in Washington 2016: Deadline Extended

full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
jhaytock@brockport.edu

Wharton in Washington:
A Conference Sponsored by
the Edith Wharton Society
June 2-4, 2016

Extended Deadline: Proposals due September 1, 2015

Proposed Edited Collection on American Women Writers and Liminality 10 Dec 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
ssawwcollection@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR A PROPOSED SSAWW EDITED COLLECTION
CALL FOR SENIOR SCHOLAR TO WRITE PREFACE

The Weird & the Southern Imaginary - Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Travis Rozier / Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz; Bob Hodges / University of Washington
contact email: 
jamesrzr138@gmail.com; bhodge4@gmail.com

Keynote: The Weird & the Southern Imaginary will introduce the aesthetics and generic conventions of the Weird to cultural studies of the U.S.

Don DeLillo: "Fiction Rescues History" Conference - Paris, February 18-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Antoine Cazé / Université Paris Diderot - LARCA (Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Cultures Anglophones)
contact email: 
antcaze@wanadoo.fr

“Don DeLillo: ‘Fiction Rescues History’” Conference
Paris - February 18-20, 2016

Guest of Honor: Don DeLillo (with the support of Actes Sud Editions)

Plenary Speakers:

ACLA 2016: Pedagogy, in Theory

full name / name of organization: 
Carolyn Laubender/ Duke University
contact email: 
ccl23@duke.edu

As two of the three famous "hermeneutics of suspicion", Marxism and psychoanalysis both have an important but conflicted relationship with the work of education.

A CRITICAL COMPANION TO TIM BURTON (Abstr. by 30 September)

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Adam Barkman and Dr. Antonio Sanna
contact email: 
adam_barkman@hotmail.com isonisanna@hotmail.com

Tim Burton is certainly one of the most popular directors of contemporary Hollywood.

Looking for Public Humanities Pieces on "America"

full name / name of organization: 
'Merica Magazine: for the unlikely patriot......
contact email: 
mericamagazine@gmail.com

It is our contention that a magazine like this has needed to exist for a while.

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