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Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Awards - call for applications

updated: 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 11:27am
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 28, 2020

Awards Announcements

2020

 

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society announces three awards for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson.

 

PLEASE NOTE THE EXTENDED DEADLINES.

 

*Research Grant*

Provides up to $500 to support scholarly work on Emerson. Preference given to junior scholars and graduate students. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, and a 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by August 28, 2020.

SEA 2021 Biennial Conference: Call for Panels

updated: 
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 12:23pm
Society of Early Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

CALL FOR PANELS

EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

JUNE 15, 2020 (FORMERLY MAY 15, 2020)

*Deadline approaching* Edited Collection: Silenced Masculinities

updated: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:44pm
Gene Melton and Catherine Mainland / NC State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Masculinities have been created and codified by every aspect of society, and have been embodied in everything from images of cave men to the Ken doll. Much of this creation depends upon the stifling of manifestations of masculinities that, over time, fluctuate in terms of social acceptability and utility. This volume will interrogate classic and contemporary cultural products in order to expose and explore how and why masculinities have been censored as “toxic” or are increasingly being silenced in other ways. The collection seeks to offer a mindful engagement with the rapidly evolving field of masculinity studies and the emergent crises facing masculinities of all kinds.

The 3rd Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium: Faulkner, the Twenties, and Modernism *UPDATED*

updated: 
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 6:00pm
Royal Holloway, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 17, 2020

The 3rd Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium:

Faulkner, the Twenties, and Modernism

 

Royal Holloway, University of London

May 28th, 2020, *ONLINE*

*Having taken into account the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided that it would be in the best interests of our applicants to cancel our upcoming Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium from occuring face to face.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Forms of Fabulation

updated: 
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 9:57am
Science Fiction Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

CFP: SCIENCE FICTION RESEARCH ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2020 

Wednesday, July 8th - Saturday July 11th

Indiana University, Bloomington IN 

 

Conference Theme: Forms of Fabulation

Keynote Speakers: 

Tavia Nyong’o

Kate Marshall

 

Special Guest: 

John Crowley

(author of Little, Big)

 

The Science Fiction Research Association invites proposals for its 2020 annual conference, to be held on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

MSA 2020 - Street Smarts: On Modernist Know-How

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:07pm
Modernist Studies Association (Brooklyn NY, Oct. 22-25, 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED - NOW MARCH 18, 2020. This panel pursues MSA's conference theme this year, "Streets," by discussing "Street Smarts."  

Modernism has its smart sets, not just Mencken’s but in Stein’s salons and Woolf’s Bloomsbury, and in the serious philosophical engagements (and antipathies) of T.S. Eliot, Dora Marsden, Samuel Beckett, and others. But how do “street-smarts” inform conversations about modernism’s epistemological and intellectual positions? How do the streets, with their marginal figures and spaces, refine critical views of what counts as knowing? How do the streets re-orient epistemology with a phenomenology of everyday things? 

CFP: Steely Dan at 50 (Special Issue of Rock Music Studies)

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:32pm
Michael Borshuk / Texas Tech University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Special Issue of Rock Music Studies

Steely Dan at 50

Guest-Edited by Michael Borshuk

Texas Tech University

 

T. S. Eliot International Summer School, 4-12 July 2020

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:31pm
Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The T. S. Eliot International Summer School

4-12 July 2020, University of London

Director: Professor Anthony Cuda | Deputy Director: Elizabeth Micakovic

Walker Percy

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 12:04pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 24, 2020

Call for Papers for a Walker Percy Session at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s November conference in Jacksonville, FL, November 2020. The conference theme is “Scandal!: Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts.”and more detail about the theme and the conference can be found at this link:  https://samla.memberclicks.net.

Seeking Review Articles for Canadian Review of American Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 1:08pm
Canadian Review of American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Canadian Review of American Studies, a journal published by the University of Toronto, is seeking review articles for upcoming issues. A review article surveys three recently published books that explore similar or intersecting themes, summarizing the main issues raised between texts and offering a critical perspective of the given field. If interested, please provide a brief paragraph (250 words max) outlining your review article including the three books intended for review. Editors will make selections based on these proposals following the submission deadline. If selected, the Reviews Editor will provide desk copies from the publisher for your review article.

Southern Modernist Women Writers and the Streets

updated: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 12:27pm
Modernist Studies Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

In keeping with the Modernist Studies Association 2020 conference theme of the “streets,” the Carson McCullers Society is pleased to sponsor a roundtable discussion series about southern modernist women writers and the streets. The roundtable panel is intended to spark conversation among Eudora Welty, Flannery O’Connor, Carson McCullers, Margaret Walker, Katherine Anne Porter, Kate Chopin, Anne Spencer, Zora Neale Hurston, and Lillian Hellman scholars, among others, about the innovations and interventions of southern modernist women writers in creating street scenes and characters.

Carson McCullers Annual Outstanding Conference Paper Award

updated: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 12:26pm
Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

The Carson McCullers Society is pleased to invite submissions for its annual prize for Outstanding Conference Paper. This award recognizes the best entry for a scholarly essay on the life and work of Carson McCullers presented at a conference the previous year. Entrants should provide evidence that the paper was presented at a national, regional or international academic conference during the 2019 calendar year (January 1 to December 31) and that the winner is an active member of Society at the time of receipt of the award (information on membership can be found here on our website).

MLA 2021: The Position of Fascism in American Culture

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:08am
Modern Language Association Annual meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

 ****This is a CFP for MLA 2021*** In Habeas Viscus (2014), Alexander Weheliye invokes metonyms of Nazism, European colonialism, and American slavery, revising Paul Gilroy to argue, "the concentration camp, the colonial outpost, and the slave plantation suggest three of many relay points in the weave of modern politics, which are neither exceptional nor comparable, but simply relational." However, where Gilroy and Weheliye are particularly interested in how colonial practices preceded and underwrote fascism, they also raise the question of how fascism relates and returns to America.  Over the past six years, beginning with Christopher Vials's Haunted by Hitler (2014), there have been a number of significant scholarly works that

Political Demonologies: Race, Gender, and Coloniality in a Postsecular Age (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:02am
University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020

Political Demonologies: Race, Gender, and Coloniality in a Postsecular Age

 

May 15–16, 2020, University College Dublin, Ireland

 

EXTENDED ABSTRACT DEADLINE: March 22.

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: 

C. Heike Schotten (University of Massachusetts, Boston)

Selamawit D. Terrefe (Tulane University)

 

Playing with/for Time: Nabokov's Persistent Images (MLA Convention 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:01am
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

For its next session at the MLA Convention 2021 (7-10 January, Toronto), the International Vladimir Nabokov Society welcomes proposals  on the following theme:

Playing with/for Time: Nabokov's Persistent Images

 Nabokov created persistent images (visual and other), which mark readers' minds not unlike the phenomenon of retinal persistence. How do such images survive, confer timelessness to his fiction, or anchor it in a specific temporality? Please send a 250-word abstract to Lara Delage-Toriel (ldelage@unistra.fr) and a very short bio by March 24th, 2020.

 

Latina/o cultural productions as provocation: breaking rules, making texts.

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:09am
SAMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Latina/o Cultural Productions as Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts.

 

The cultural production of US Latina/os, as any other so-called minority discourse, can be analyzed as defiant voices that aim to provoke dialogue with the hegemonic discourse and the mainstream culture. As such, these discourses can be more or less combative in their struggle to break and resist the rules imposed by the status quo.

This panel welcomes submissions in English or Spanish on any aspect of Latina/o cultural products (literature, fashion, film and visual arts, etc.) that aim to contest hegemony, including but not limited to:

Provocations and Provocateurs of the Long Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 5:18pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 30, 2020

Submissions are invited for any aspect of the conference theme "Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts." Please note that the "Long Nineteenth Century" encompasses works published between 1789 and 1914.

By May 30, please submit a 500-word abstract for your proposed presentation and a brief biography to

Dr. Anita Turlington

Associate Professor, English

University of North Georgia

anita.turlington@ung.edu

 

 

SCMLA 2020 Native American Literature CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 1:27pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 23, 2020

South Central Modern Language Association 

2020 SCMLA Conference 

Houston, Texas (October 8-10, 2020)

 

Native American Literature Panel

Special Topic: Indigenous Presents 

 

We are now accepting submissions for the Native American Literature Panel at SCMLA 2020, to be held in Houston, TX, from Oct. 8-10, 2020. 

 

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