category: american

Southern Literature Panel: Economies of Violence

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain MLA
contact email: 
mheilig1@binghamton.edu

In “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses” Louis Althusser notes that “every State Apparatus, whether Repressive or Ideological, ‘functions’ both by violence and by ideology.” Bearin

SAMLA 2015-Women’s Studies Panel, Session II Writing (of) Women’s Bodies: The Contested Nature of Contemporary Corporealities

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2015- Women's Studies Panel II
contact email: 
monica.miller@lmc.gatech.edu

Women’s Studies Panel, Session II
Writing (of) Women’s Bodies: The Contested Nature of Contemporary Corporealities

SAMLA 2015- Writing (of) Women’s Bodies: Wharton and Early Twentieth-Century Feminism

full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
monica.miller@lmc.gatech.edu

Edith Wharton Society

Writing (of) Women’s Bodies: Wharton and Early Twentieth-Century Feminism

50th Comparative Literature Conference: Tradition and Inovation: Comparative Literature in the 21st Century 4/15-17 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature and Classics, California State University, Long Beach
contact email: 
vlatka.velcic@csulb.edu

Comparative Literature is a dynamic, interdisciplinary field with a global reach.

Phantom Grief, Prosthetic Mourning: Amputation and the Semiotics of "Loss" (Collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Erik Grayson (Wartburg College) and Maren Scheurer (Goethe-Universität)
contact email: 
erikgrayson@gmail.com, scheurer@em.uni-frankfurt.de

CALL FOR PAPERS

Asian Americans Writing the South

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Asian American Literature Division
contact email: 
crystal.parikh@nyu.edu

Asian Americans Writing the South: This panel considers Asian American writers (Monique Truong, Lan Cao and others) as they write the history, geography, and politics of the US South.

40 Years of The Woman Warrior

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Asian American Literature Division
contact email: 
juliahl1@uci.edu

40 Years of The Woman Warrior: On the 40th anniversary of its publication, the continuing influence of The Woman Warrior on 21st

Flannery O'Connor Society, Open Topic, SCMLA Nashville, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Julianna Leachman, University of Texas at Austin
contact email: 
juliannaleachman@gmail.com

The Flannery O'Connor Society seeks paper submissions for the 2015 meeting of the South Central Modern Language Association in Nashville, Tennessee, October 31-November 3, 2015.

MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session: Rereading Commonplaces

full name / name of organization: 
Mai-Lin Cheng/MLA
contact email: 
cheng@uoregon.edu

Abstracts invited for a special session on commonplace books, to be proposed for MLA 2016 in Austin.

“The Songs They Sang on Seventh Street”: Tracing the Inter-Arts Collaborations of the Harlem Renaissance Era

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Allen Varlack, University of Maryland Baltimore County
contact email: 
cvarlack@umbc.edu

From Langston Hughes’ 1955 collaboration with photographer Roy DeCarava in The Sweet Flypaper of Life, Wallace Thurman’s 1929 collaboration with William Jourdan Rapp in Harlem: A Melodrama of Negr

MLA 2016 - Forms & Feelings of Latina/o Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Norma Elia Cantú, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Raúl Coronado, UC Berkeley
contact email: 
cantun@umkc.edu; raulc@berkeley.edu

Latina/o literature has long evaded genre classification, mingling fiction, poetry, history, memoir, ethnography, and visual representation. What is captured? Soul? Spirit? Community?

Nation, Narration, and Revolution - MSA 17 “Modernism and Revolution”, Boston, Nov. 19-22, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Vaclav Paris / CUNY City College
contact email: 
vaclavparis@gmail.com

The modernist period is characterized by national upheavals, from the Mexican Revolution, to the Russian Revolutions, to the controversial peace settlements of 1919, and the crises leading up to the S

MLA 2016 - Caribbean Sexualities in Displacement

full name / name of organization: 
Maia Gil'Adi, George Washington University; Radost Rangelova, Gettysburg College
contact email: 
mgiladi@email.gwu.edu; rrangelo@gettysburg.edu

The Aesthetics and Ethics of Displaced Caribbean Sexual Minorities. Seeking papers on space and body politics of exiles, diasporas, and/or migrations of Caribbean LBTQIA.

MLA 2016: Latina/o Studies and the “Transnational Turn”

full name / name of organization: 
Norma Elia Cantú, University of Missouri-Kansas City; John Alba Cutler, Northwestern University
contact email: 
cantun@umkc.edu; john-cutler@northwestern.edu

Theorizing the relationships between transnational and local in Latina/o literature and culture. Institutional politics of transnational approaches to Latina/o Studies.

Dystopia and Race in Contemporary American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016 (1/7/2016 - 1/10/2016) - Austin, TX
contact email: 
Francisco Delgado, Stony Brook University

There has been a striking turn towards the dystopic in contemporary American literature, often related to racial anxieties.

Cultures of (In)Security in Comparison - 31 May 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Themed Issue Dedalus Journal | Project CILM
contact email: 
s.i.a.araujo@gmail.com and cgc@campus.ul.pt

CULTURES OF (IN)SECURITY IN COMPARISON
Dedalus Journal: Issue edited by Susana Araújo | Susana S. Martins | Carlos Garrido Castellano

Wunderkino 5 Moving Images of War and Peace CFP: April 20, 2015 July 23 – July 25, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
16th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium, Bucksport, Maine, USA
contact email: 
symposium@wunderkino.org

Wunderkino (“wonder-cinema”) are moving images that ignite our curiosity and engagement and help us to rethink questions of creativity, complexity, rarity and the multiple uses and understandings

CFP - InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching (March 1, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching
contact email: 
cetl@park.edu

Call for Papers
Volume 10: Scholarly Teaching and Learning

DLB 378: Novelists on the American Civil War--please submit by Summer 2015

full name / name of organization: 
George P. Anderson / Dictionary of Literary Biography
contact email: 
ganderson@bclpub.com

DLB 378: Novelists on the American Civil War

MSA 2015, Boston, November 19-22

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
charles.sumner@usm.edu

“The Means, Ends, and Representation of Radical Political Experience”

CFP for MLA 2016: Teaching Animal Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Thomas Doran
contact email: 
thomasdoran@umail.ucsb.edu

How do we teach animal studies and how could we? Approaches from any field or time period are welcome. We will consider case studies, narratives, proposals, or pedagogical theory.

CfP: Texts in times of conflict (8 September 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
The Centre for Textual Studies and The Centre for Adaptations, De Montfort University
contact email: 
gradcats@outlook.com

Reflecting on the seismic cultural and political shifts of his own time, Francis Bacon pinpointed 'printing, gunpowder, and the compass' as the technological drivers which had 'changed the appearan

CFP: Academic Autobiographies

full name / name of organization: 
Intermezzo
contact email: 
j.rice@uky.edu

CFP: Academic Autobiographies

Intermezzo, a digital longform publication associated with Enculturation (http://www.enculturation.net) seeks submissions that address academic autobiography.

"Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens" An interdisciplinary conference on nationalism and identity, OCTOBER 30-31, Toronto, Canada

full name / name of organization: 
Humber College and the International Festival of Authors (IFOA)
contact email: 
daniel.hambly@humber.ca

Call For Proposals:

Conference: “Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens” An interdisciplinary conference on nationalism and identity
Dates: October 30 – 31, 2015

MLA 2016: Teaching Literature in Public

full name / name of organization: 
James E. Dobson / Dartmouth College
contact email: 
James.E.Dobson@Dartmouth.EDU

Papers are invited that address the teaching of literature to public audiences on MOOCs.

250-500 word abstract for twenty minute papers due March 15th.

James.E.Dobson@Dartmouth.EDU

SLCA: "Positions" October 15-17, 2015 (New Orleans)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts (SCLA)
contact email: 
jblevins@mcneese.edu

Haunting in Short Fiction and Its Adaptations: 20-21 November 2015, University of Angers, France

full name / name of organization: 
European Network for Short Fiction Research (ENSFR) (with University of Angers, Edge Hill University, University of Leuven, University of Le Mans, University of Nantes)
contact email: 
michelle.ryan-sautour@univ-angers.fr

There is a long tradition of haunting in short fiction, often appearing in the form of ghost stories, folk tales, fairy tales, and legends. Short narrative indeed appears to embrace the supernatural.

CFP: Memories on the Move: Asian Connections; Deadline June 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies (National Taiwan Normal University)
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

Memories on the Move: Asian Connections
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 42 No. 1 | March 2016
Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2015

The Arts as White Property: Interrogating Racism within Arts in Education [Deadline April 15, 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
Amelia M. Kraehe, Ph.D. / University of North Texas
contact email: 
CRTartsed@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Arts as White Property: Interrogating Racism within Arts in Education

CO-EDITORS

Restaging the Harlem Renaissance: New Views on the Performing Arts in Black Manhattan (June 27, 2015, deadline: Mar. 27)

full name / name of organization: 
Columbia University
contact email: 
ARH2123@columbia.edu

RESTAGING THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE:
New Views on the Performing Arts in Black Manhattan

A one-day interdisciplinary symposium
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Columbia University, New York City

[UPDATE] CFP: Toy Stories: The Toy as Hero

full name / name of organization: 
Tanya Jones, M.Ed & Chris Stoneley
contact email: 
CallforPapers@ProductivePartnership.com AND tanyacarinae@hotmail.com

Abstracts are being welcomed for a proposed collection examining the toy as hero.

"Bouncing on The Stone Mattress: Atwood's Short Fiction" (MLA Jan. 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret Atwood Society
contact email: 
erao@unisa.it)

Papers on Atwood’s latest collection, Stone Mattress (2014) and / or its relation to her earlier short stories and prose poems.

PAMLA 2015 Special Session: “Faulkner & Time” (11/6-8, Portland)

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA
contact email: 
kfujie@lclark.edu

This special session takes the 2015 PAMLA conference theme of “Literature and Time” as an occasion for reconsidering a topic that has interested Faulkner critics for as long as there has been Faulkner criticism.

Representing Neurological Difference (MLA 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Ajitpaul Mangat
contact email: 
ajitpaul@buffalo.edu

Papers addressing how representations of "neurological difference" provide new ways of understanding aesthetic formal tactics, disability, embodiment, and/or human cognition, subjectivity, and sociali

"Women of the Mediterranean", Sorrento Italy, June 12-13, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Sant’Anna Institute
contact email: 
womenofthemediterranean@gmail.com

Sant'Anna Institute (Sorrento, Italy) and the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, United States) are pleased to present the First International Conference

"Women of the Mediterranean"

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