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MLA 2018: The Historical Novel After Postmodernism

updated: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:09am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MLA Special Session on "The Historical Novel After Postmodernism."

We welcome papers on the authors, novels, forms, genres, archives, literary institutions and historical periods that mark the contemporary historical imagination.

Please send approx. 300-word abstracts and a brief CV to Alexander Manshel (amanshel@stanford.edu) by March 1st, 2017.

CFP - III INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN TRANSATLANTIC STUDIES

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:11am
REAL COLEGIO COMPLUTENSE AT HARVARD
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 27, 2017

SPACES OF CONFRONTATION

III INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN TRANSATLANTIC STUDIES

May 12th-13th 2017

Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard (Cambridge, MA)

 

Transatlantic culture often presents itself as a narrative of encounter and dialogue that transcend the limits of the local. However, the trace of colonialism, the living memory of exile, and an uneven distribution of economic, political, and symbolic power haunts transatlantic imagination. This conference aims to explore the many ways in which antagonisms, uneasy pluralism, and tense negotiations of difference overdetermine sites of Transatlantic cultural practices.

 

MLA 2018: Southern Literary Studies and Activism: A Roundtable

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:25am
MLA Forum: Southern United States
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This proposed roundtable seeks to address the role of activism in the study of southern literature and in the southern literary studies classroom. Given the numerous recent protests across the region and across academia, we look for scholars to discuss how their research and pedagogy engages social issues that affect and/or are inflected by the South. These projects may reveal the relationships between the region and the nation as well as the differences and similarities that emerge when different areas of the country engage with southern literary studies.

Mississippi Goddam Everywhere: The Ends of Southern and American Exceptionalisms

updated: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:28am
MLA "Southern United States" Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

CFP:Mississippi Goddam Everywhere: The Ends of Southern and American Exceptionalisms We are seeking abstracts for 20-minute papers for a panel of the Southern United States Forum at MLA 2018. The myth that the United States (and the “American” colonies before that) is the greatest and freest nation in the world has always been deeply intertwined with the myth of a problematic, antidemocratic, backwards South. On the flip side, many southerners have long embraced the notion that the region is culturally and politically different from the rest of the nation in terms of food, music, religion, family life, literature, and more.

Special Relationships: Poetry Across the Atlantic Since 2000

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:28am
Rothemere American Institute, Oxford University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Special Relationships: Poetry Across the Atlantic Since 2000

 

We are delighted to announce the Call for Papers for Special Relationships: Poetry Across the Atlantic Since 2000, a one-day symposium exploring the interstices of poetics in the circum-Atlantic region since 2000, to be held at the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford on May 19, 2017.

 

Critical Insights: Civil Rights Literature, Past & Present

updated: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 12:19pm
Christopher Allen Varlack, UMBC
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

From its flawed notion of "separate but equal" to the rampant violence against black bodies throughout the twentieth century, the United States faced a clear racial divide perpetuated by its Jim Crow culture and the disenfranchisement of blacks. In response, on August 28, 1963, noted American civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, urging radical social and political change in a society marred by a rich history of segregation and discrimination. Since then, we have recognized this speech as a symbol of the enduring struggle for equal civil rights and the pursuit of the core values upon which the United States was based.

Call for Book Reviewers

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 12:21pm
American Indian Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

American Indian Quarterly (AIQ) is looking for established and new scholars of Native American studies who would like to write book reviews for AIQ. In order to be considered for selection as a reviewer, please contact our book review editor, Dr. Trever Holland, with a set of research goals/interests and short CV/Resume at aiqsubmissions@okstate.edu

Final Reminder: 2017 First Book Institute Applications Due 2/13

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 12:26pm
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 13, 2017

Announcing  

The 2017 First Book Institute

 

June 4-10, 2017

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at PennsylvaniaStateUniversity

Co-Directors

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

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Editor of American Literature

 

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