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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.

 

Jack London Society Panel at the 2024 American Literature Association Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:41am
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 27, 2024

Paper submissions are invited for the Jack London Society panel at the American Literature Association Conference The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, May 23-26, 2024. Papers may address any aspect of Jack London studies. Send a 250-word abstract for a twenty-minute presentation to Kenneth Brandt at kbrandt@scad.edu by January 27, 2024. Include a brief biographical sketch and any AV equipment needs. We also welcome proposals for innovative formats including roundtable discussion groups and panels featuring more speakers and briefer papers. Panel presenters can join the Jack London Society at http://jacklondonsociety.org/

Hawthorne Society ALA 2024

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:39am
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Panel Title: Blue Hawthorne: Alluvium, Riparian, Fluvial, Oceanic

The annual conference of the American Literature Association will take place at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL on May 23-26, 2024. The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society seeks proposals for the panel below. Please send abstracts of 250 words to Ariel Silver ariel.silver@gmail.com by Jan. 17.

 

Richard Wright Society at the American Literature Association 2024 Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:39am
The Richard Wright Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 21, 2024

American Literature Association Richard Wright Society
May 23-26, 2024
The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL

The Richard Wright Society invites proposals to participate in two sessions on Wright to take place at the 35th Annual American Literature Association Conference, May 23-26 in Chicago, IL.

Panel: Richard Wright’s Chicago

“Vladimir Nabokov, or Education Without Borders” - International Conference - Cornell University - Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2024

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:38am
International Vladimir Nabokov Society / French Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

During a 1969 conversation with Simon Karlinsky, Vladimir Nabokov stated that to write "about Pushkin and also about me" one had to know French literature. Hosted by the French Studies Department of Cornell University, this conference aims to look at Nabokov through a transnational and transcultural lens. Cornell University is a particularly fitting location for such a conference given that Nabokov lectured there not only on Flaubert and Proust, but also on Austen, Kafka, Dickens, Stevenson, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Gogol, and others.

  

ALA Conference 2024 - Asian American Carceral Structures: Dispossession and Relocation

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:38am
The Circle for Asian American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2024

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

We invite papers that consider how Asian American literary texts illuminate, challenge, or reimagine Asian American relationships to carceral structures. We ask, how might a deeper awareness of the Asian American subject's implication in carceral structures allow for more interethnic coalition building? 

ALA Conference 2024 - Open Call: New Directions in Asian American Literary Studies

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:38am
The Circle for Asian American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2024

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

We welcome proposals on current debates regarding Asian American literature. Our aim is to provide a forum for new and innovative work in Asian American literary studies.

Please email your proposal (max. 250 words) and a brief CV (max. 1-page) to Timothy K. August at timothy.august@stonybrook.edu by January 23rd, 2024. Please be sure to mention any technological needs for your presentation.

Call for Collaborators - Emergence: Toward a "State of the Field" Trans Studies Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:31am
Evangeline Thurston Wilder, Watson Conference in Rhetoric and Composition, University of Louisville
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 21, 2024

Applications are now open for participation in the Thomas R. Watson Conference in Rhetoric and Composition, which will be held from Feb. 28-Mar. 1 (Zoom) and Mar. 7-9 (in-person and hybrid). Titled “Create, Connect, Reflect: Launching Collaborations and (Re)building Community in Our Fields,” the conference will be devoted to launching a number of collaborative projects—from book proposals to a multi-institutional study, from teaching and learning resources to an app—and more. 

 

“Resurgence and Decolonization: Creating Alternative Worlds”

updated: 
Wednesday, January 3, 2024 - 8:32am
JAm It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

We are pleased to announce a special issue of JAm It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy) titled “Resurgence and Decolonization: Creating Alternative Worlds.” Our inquiry aims to explore the transformative power of Indigenous Resurgence movements, which seek to transcend the limitations of settler colonial systems by envisioning alternative ways of thinking, organizing, and being.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Margaret Fuller Society American Literature Association 2024 Conference CFP: “Matters of Belonging” I: Relationality and Feeling in Fuller and Other 19C Women Writers and Reformers

updated: 
Thursday, December 28, 2023 - 5:23am
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 22, 2024

The Margaret Fuller Society will sponsor two panels on relationality at the 35th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held 23–26 May 2024 at The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. Please help circulate our CFPs far and wide across your circles of shared interest.

 

Send 250-word proposals (indicating AV needs) that respond to the calls below, along with brief biographical statements, to Jana Argersinger, 1st Vice President, at argerj@gmail.com. Submissions from graduate students and folks in non-academic fields are very welcome.

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Margaret Fuller Society American Literature Association 2024 Conference CFP: “Matters of Belonging” II: Learning and Teaching in Relation—Fuller’s Conversations and Beyond

updated: 
Thursday, December 28, 2023 - 5:21am
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 22, 2024

The Margaret Fuller Society will sponsor two panels on relationality at the 35th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held 23–26 May 2024 at The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. Please help circulate our CFPs far and wide across your circles of shared interest.

 

Send 250-word proposals (indicating AV needs) that respond to the calls below, along with brief biographical statements, to Jana Argersinger, 1st Vice President, at argerj@gmail.com. Submissions from graduate students and folks in non-academic fields are very welcome.

 

"Seen and Read Everywhere": The Saturday Evening Post (edited volume)

updated: 
Monday, December 18, 2023 - 3:49pm
Adam McKible, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Patrick Collier, Ball State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

In 1949, James Playstead Wood described the Saturday Evening Post as “seen and read everywhere. People came to know it as they knew their own names. Its influence was pervasive and immeasurable, spreading simultaneously in many directions. . . . The Post became both a powerful and continuing social force and almost a sign and symbol of the country itself.” Under the editorship of George Horace Lorimer, and for many decades after, the Post was the most widely read U.S. magazine of its era. And yet the Post has been all but invisible in contemporary scholarship on print culture.

On Bothering

updated: 
Friday, December 15, 2023 - 12:11pm
Canadian Association of American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

“On Bothering” is an interdisciplinary American Studies conference, hosted by Concordia University and the Canadian Association for American Studies (CAAS). It will take place at Concordia University in Montréal/Tiohtià:ke from October 4th-6th, 2024.

'Fuck the Patriarchy': A Taylor Swift Conference

updated: 
Friday, December 15, 2023 - 12:10pm
University of Kent, UK & Online. Friday 31st May 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2024

Named Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ and Spotify’s ‘Artist of 2023,’ Taylor Swift has dominated the music scene with re-recordings, a global tour and billions of streams. Singer, songwriter, performer and film director, Swift has excelled across genres, categories and artistic mediums. Bringing together academics, students and ‘Swifties,’ this conference will consider Taylor Swift as a major feminist voice and performer in the 21st century. Coinciding with the European leg of ‘The Eras Tour,’ the conference will offer a space to explore Swift’s feminist Reputation.

Topics under consideration might explore (but are not limited to): 

The Sounds of Horror: Music and Sound Effects in American Horror Film and Television (Panel at the 2024 German Association for American Studies Conference; May 23-25, 2024)

updated: 
Friday, December 15, 2023 - 12:06pm
Michael Fuchs
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

The strings accentuating Norman Bates's stabbing of Marion Crane in Psycho (1960); the simple, albeit extremely effective two-note ostinato representing the shark in Jaws (1975); the sinister atmosphere established by Ennio Morricone's The Thing (1982) theme; the critique of pop music to the (diegetic) tune of Huey Lewis & The News' song "Hip To Be Square" in American Psycho (2000); the poignant use of Lynyrd Skynyrd's song "Free Bird" in the concluding scene of The Devil's Rejects (2005); the pieces of classical music accompanying Hannibal Lecter's preparation of dishes containing human ingredients in Hannibal (NBC, 2013–2015); sounds of chainsaws cutting off human limbs, alligator jaws snapping h

Modern Language Association 2025 (New Orleans, January 9 – 12, 2025): “Wallace Stevens & Classicism.”

updated: 
Friday, December 15, 2023 - 12:00pm
The Wallace Stevens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

There’s Jove’s “mythy mind” in “Sunday Morning,” Penelope’s meditative compositions in “The World as Meditation,” “Aeneas” bearing his father “from / The ruins of the past” in the uncollected “Tradition,” and a call-out to “Classical mythology” in general as “The greatest piece of fiction” toward the end of Adagia. Stevens invokes “Plato’s ghost” and “Aristotle’s skeleton” in “Less and Less Human, O Savage Spirit”; he proposes and describes a “platonic person” in “The Pure Good of Theory”; he points to Plato and cites Socrates throughout his essays and letters. We find him freely, knowingly referring to Callimachus, Democritus, Parmenides, Sappho, Xenophon; to Catullus, Cicero, Horace, Lucretius, Ovid.

Jerome Charyn Anthology

updated: 
Friday, December 15, 2023 - 12:00pm
Bob Batchelor
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Jerome Charyn Anthology

Jerome Charyn is one of America’s most prolific and respected authors. He has written 50-plus works of fiction, nonfiction, essay collections, memoirs, and more. Charyn is widely celebrated in Europe (particularly France and Germany), including renown for writing award-winning graphic novels. Included in his oeuvre is the Isaac Sidel crime novels, which added a new dimension to the genre, and his recent historical fiction: Savage & Son, Big Red, Sergeant Salinger, and Cesare. 

Unveiling Untold Narratives: Rediscovering the Literary Legacy of Jewish Female Writers and Representations of Jewish Women by Female Writers from the 1700s to the 1920s

updated: 
Monday, December 11, 2023 - 9:42am
Women’s Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Special issue of Women’s Writing (Taylor & Francis)

Unveiling Untold Narratives: Rediscovering the Literary Legacy of Jewish Female Writers and Representations of Jewish Women by Female Writers from the 1700s to the 1920s

Guest Edited by Irina Rabinovich and Brygida Gasztold

 

Description: This compilation seeks to shed light on the often-overlooked voices and hidden gems within the vast tapestry of Jewish women’s writing, as crafted by female authors during a transformative period in history.

Explorations: A Journal of Language and Literature

updated: 
Friday, December 8, 2023 - 2:09pm
Jacek Gutorow / University of Opole
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

Explorations: A Journal of Language and Literature is a peer-refereed online journal published by the University of Opole, Poland (for more information and the current issue see http://www.explorations.uni.opole.pl).

For the next issue of the journal, to be published in December 2024 we invite articles addressing language and literature related topics in an original and innovative way. We welcome interdisciplinary approaches ranging across linguistics, critical theory, literary studies, cultural studies and translation studies (theoretical or applied).

The Flannery O'Connor Society at ALA 2024

updated: 
Friday, December 8, 2023 - 2:06pm
The Flannery O'Connor Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS

Flannery O’Connor Society

American Literature Association

2024 Annual Conference May 23-26, 2024
Palmer House Hilton | Chicago, IL

The Flannery O’Connor Society seeks proposals for three planned sessions at ALA 2024 in Chicago. See panel descriptions and submission details below under the appropriate headings.

Transcendentalist Legacies of Resilience

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:22pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2024

Thoreau Annual Gathering

July 10-14, 2024

Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

 

Transcendentalist Legacies of Resilience  

William H. Gass at 100: Essays

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:22pm
Ted Morrissey / Twelve Winters Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

The year 2024 will mark the centenary of William H. Gass (1924-2017), and a collection of essays examining the work of the influential author and educator will be published by Twelve Winters Press, edited by long-time Gass scholar Ted Morrissey. Gass -- who was born in Fargo, ND, grew up in Ohio, and taught primarily at Purdue University and Washington University in St. Louis, home of the William H. Gass papers -- is perhaps best known for his massive and controversial novel The Tunnel (1995), famously 26 years in the writing and winner of the American Book Award (1996).

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