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African American Music and Literature

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 1:56pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

In a memorable scene from Questlove’s award-winning documentary, Summer of Soul about the Harlem Cultural Festival (1969), singer Nina Simone performs “Backlash Blues,” a poem by her friend Langston Hughes. Five decades later, Beyonce performed a rousing version of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” for her Homecoming tour in 2019. The poem, affectionately called the Black National Anthem, was originally written by James Weldon Johnson in 1900. Across these multiple decades, (and long before) African American musicians have invoked Black Literature, while African American writers have referenced Black music.

Adaptation and African American Literature

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 1:56pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

In 2021, Nella Larsen’s novel Passing was made into a Hollywood film, before premiering on Netflix in fall of that year. The film garnered many prestigious awards, with critics praising the producer, script, and of course, the acting. Yet the film did not receive any Oscar nominations. To some, this omission is quite surprising, given the unanimous acclaim the movie has already received. To others, this exemplifies Hollywood: they often award golden statuettes to Black movies that are rooted in stereotypical Black images of slavery, violence, and the white savior complex, among many others.

Kurt Vonnegut Society Session at NeMLA: Vonnegut and Resilience

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 1:56pm
Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This panel is sponsored by the Kurt Vonnegut Society and seeks presentations that address the conference theme of RESILIENCE as it relates to any aspect of Vonnegut's work, including novels, short stories, essays, and public appearances. We also welcome presentations that situate Vonnegut's work in conversation with his contemporaries and/or later twenty-first-century American authors.

CFP: The Handbook of African American Literature in the Twenty-First Century

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 7:06pm
Belinda Waller-Peterson & Robert LaRue / Moravian University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 11, 2022

CFP- The Handbook of African American Literature in the Twenty-First Century

Editors: Belinda Waller-Peterson (Moravian University) and Robert LaRue (Moravian University)

 

Re-hierachizing Adaptation

updated: 
Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 9:52am
NeMLA2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Adaptation studies has contended with the question of hierarchies since it first emerged. Adaptation as a process similarly so: the problem of the source and the ‘original’ has established certain values and positions of texts. This has been challenged most notably through the debate in the field around fidelity, wherein the question of being ‘true’ to the source has been variously deemed fallacious, unhelpful, or both. Despite some recent proponents for it, what emerges from this is the challenging of the hierarchies that the fidelity debate espouses. Broadly, this has been main way in which these hierarchies have been challenged in adaptations, primarily due to the seemingly inescapable status fidelity has in the field.

Eugene Current-Garcia Distinguished Scholar Award Call for Nominations

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 10:33pm
Association of College English Teachers of Alabama
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 18, 2022

The Association of College English Teachers of Alabama solicits nominations for the 2023 Eugene CurrentGarcia Award for Distinction in Literary Scholarship. This award is made annually to a living, outstanding literary scholar who is from Alabama or has worked primarily in Alabama or has focused mainly on Alabama writers. This year will mark ACETA’s 25th annual conferrence of this prestigious award.

CFP: 2023 AAAS Verge-sponsored Panels

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 10:16pm
Global Asias Initiative
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 19, 2022

Submission Deadline | September 19, 2022

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We are excited to support the following three panels for possible inclusion at the 2023 AAAS conference:

NeMLA 2023 Russian-American Fiction panel

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:49pm
Northeast Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The 2023 NeMLA convention (March 23-26, Niagara Falls, New York) will include NINE panels on Slavic topics. This CFP pertains to the panel on contemporary Russian-American fiction. ALL PAPER PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA NeMLA’s ONLINE PORTAL: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/CFP. The panel abstract is pasted below.

 

Modernism and Literature: A (Re)consideration

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:46pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

CFP: Modernism and Literature: A (Re)consideration

Proposals due October 31, 2022

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Charles Olson Adrift: The Reach of Black Mountain Poetry

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:48am
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 9, 2022

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, to be held February 23-25, 2023. We are interested in abstracts that examine the influence of Charles Olson and/or other Black Mountain Poets on poetic practices and their developments up to the present. A variety of poets took up the innovative practices of figures like Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, John Wieners, and others associated with Black Mountain. How have the practices of this fundamentally important school of poetics been extended, transformed, and/or resisted by other poets?

Crises and Turns: Continuities and Discontinuities in American Culture (Extended deadline)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 2:36am
Nordic Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

While it appears to be perennially tempting to see one’s own time as exceptional and unprecedented, it is nevertheless safe to say that our present time is perceived by many as characterized by crises of different kinds (democratic, humanitarian, environmental) to an unusually high degree. As a result, the stakes are high when it comes to identifying causes and cures and the political, media and academic communities are all concerned in their different ways with constructing narratives that make sense of what is happening: Backlash, renewal, apocalypse?

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society Panel (ALA Fall 2022 Symposium) DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Sunday, September 4, 2022 - 8:36pm
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society, American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 12, 2022

CFP – ALA Fall 2022 Symposium – Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society – Deadline: 9.1.2022American Literature Association – Fall 2022 Symposium“The Historical Imagination in American Literature”

October 27-29, 2022

Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe, NM

(EXTENDED DEADLINE) ExRe(y) 2022 - ExπRE: Going Off in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Culture

updated: 
Saturday, September 3, 2022 - 4:38am
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University and The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 17, 2022

Department of English and American Studies at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin and Department of American Literature and Culture at The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin are pleased to announce the third ExRe(y) conference. A two-day international conference “EXπRE: Going Off in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Culture” will be held online on December 1-2, 2022.

We invite proposals for papers and panels that focus on the topic of the (broadly understood) expiration and waning in American and Canadian literature and culture of the last two decades.

Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:

CFP: Social Justice & American Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:21pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 16, 2017

CFP: Social Justice & American Literature

 

We seek essays of 5,000 to 6,000 words for an anthology that explores American literature through the lens of social justice.  The volume will become a part of a popular literary series published by a major press.

 

CFP: Social Justice & American Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:20pm
Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 16, 2017

We seek essays of 5,000 to 6,000 words for an anthology that explores American literature through the lens of social justice.  The volume will become a part of a popular literary series published by a major press.

 

Russian & American Short Stories and Influence Abstract: 11/15/2018; Completed Draft: 3/15/2019

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:19pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Though usually relegated to second status critically, the short story is having a moment. When Canadian writer Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2013, it was specifically for her contribution to the short story genre. As a writer who does not write novels, she acknowledged the importance of the award: “It’s a wonderful thing for the short story.” Indeed.

 

UPDATED: Russian & American Short Stories and Influence Abstract: 3/31/2019; Completed Draft: 8/15/2019

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:19pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Though usually relegated to second status critically, the short story is having a moment. When Canadian writer Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2013, it was specifically for her contribution to the short story genre. As a writer who does not write novels, she acknowledged the importance of the award: “It’s a wonderful thing for the short story.” Indeed.

 

Russian & American Short Stories & Influence, updated; Abstract: 7/8/2019; Completed Draft: 12/1/2019

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:19pm
Jeff Birkenstein
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019

CFP: Russian & American Short Stories & Influence, updated

Abstract: 7/8/2019; Completed Draft: 12/1/2019


UPDATE: Below follows our original CFP, which we now update slightly and with urgency. We have thus far assembled an excellent collection of promised essays, but are now looking specifically for essays that meet the requirements below as well as1) are about Russian authors OTHER than Chekhov (as you can imagine, we quickly got our share of those) and 2) about American authors who are of color and/or women. Please read on and submit your idea(s) to us. We are excited to hear from you.

 

Russian & American Short Stories & Influence (updated)

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:18pm
Jeff Birkenstein / Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

UPDATE: We have a contract with Lexington Books!

 

But we are posting our updated CFP because we would still like one or two more excellent essays on specific authors.  

 

Food in American Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:18pm
Jeff Birkenstein/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

CFP: Food in American Literature

Proposals due September 1, 2021

UPDATE:

We have accepted about 3/4 of the papers we need for an edited volume on food in American literature. We are seeking a handful of high-quality papers to complete the collection.

OVERVIEW:

UPDATE: CFP: Food in American Literature Proposals due December 24, 2021

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:18pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 24, 2021

UPDATE: CFP: Food in American Literature

Proposals due December 24, 2021

NOTE:

We are well along in the peer review process with a university press with favorable evaluations. In order to further bolster our collection, however, at this point we are looking only for proposals addressing the following:

  • Food and one or more contemporary (last 20 years) African American texts;
  • Food and one or more queer literary texts;
  • Food and a 19th century American literary text.

For more detailed information on what to send, please see our original CFP below. Thank you.

OVERVIEW:

Food and the American Dream

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:17pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

CFP: Food and the American Dream

Proposals due February 28, 2022

 

Modernism and Literature: A (Re)consideration

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:17pm
Jeff Birkenstein/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

CFP: Modernism and Literature: A (Re)consideration

Proposals due September 1, 2022

OVERVIEW:

Figures of Freedom in Anthropocene Fiction [Update]

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 12:09pm
Randy Laist
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Call for Chapter Proposals:

Figures of Freedom in Anthropocene Fiction

 

We are soliciting chapters for a forthcoming book, Figures of Freedom in Anthropocene Fiction, a collection of essays examining how American literary, filmic, and televisual narratives have represented and reimagined themes of personal and political agency within the context of 21st-century aspirations and anxieties.

cfp - "Roads of America" [NeMLA panel]

updated: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 11:17pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

**This cfp is for an already-acceped panel at the NeMLA conference. NeMLA is taking place in person March 23-26, 2023 in Niagara Falls, New York. **

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