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Debating (Ultra)Minor/Small and World Literatures in the Age of Cold War

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:58am
Yanli HE(Sichuan University),Iker Arranz(University of California, Santa Barbara)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

This panel will take place as a part of the American Comparative Literature Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, March 7th-10th, 2019.

Craft, Community, and Politics: Reforming the Creative Writing Workshop

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:03am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

We are currently seeking paper proposals for a creative writing pedagogy panel accepted for the Northeast Modern Language Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C., from March 21-24, 2019.

Whitman & Disability Studies (Special Issue of Commonplace)

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:55am
Commonplace: The Journal of Early American Life
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In his influential book Disability Aesthetics, Tobin Siebers makes two interventions. The first is to argue that modern aesthetics has long relied on disability as one of its defining features, even while neglecting to acknowledge this dependence explicitly. The second is to advocate on behalf of a deliberate praxis of disability aesthetics, which “embraces beauty that seems by traditional standards to be broken,” yet shows it to be “not less beautiful, but more so, as a result.” Ask literary scholars who work in the nineteenth century to think of a poet who best exemplifies Siebers’s argument, and few would be likely to name Walt Whitman.

Transnational Deafnicity? The Liminality of Deaf People in Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:34am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The 50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention

(http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html )

Convention Site

Gaylord National Resort Center
Washington, DC
March 21-24, 2019

Convention Theme

Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples

Panel CFP:

Transnational Deafnicity? The Liminality of Deaf People in Literature

(https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17517 )

2019 Call for Papers: Jeffers's Inevitable Place

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 1:59pm
Robinson Jeffers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 12, 2018

Jeffers’s Inevitable Place
2019 Robinson Jeffers Association Annual Meeting
February 15-17, 2019
Carmel Woman’s Club, Carmel, CA

Call for Papers: The American Short Story at the ALA Symposium

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:13am
Society for the Study of the American Short Story
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 10, 2018

The Society for the Study of the American Short Story seeks papers for two panels to be held at the November 2018 American Literature Association Symposium. The conference will convene in Santa Fe, NM, November 1-3, 2018, at the Drury Plaza Hotel.

The governing idea of the conference is Sights and Sites: Vision and Place in American Literature: What does it mean to envision the American landscape? What are the philosophical, psychological, and political factors that shape how writers look at a place and transform their perceptions into works of fiction, poetry, drama, travel writing, and autobiography? How does race, class, and gender influence the perception of natural and social sites?

Extended Deadline - Ray Bradbury’s Elliott Family: A Gentle Horror

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:30am
Miranda Corcoran & Steve Gronert Ellerhoff
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In the decades following the Second World War, the American family assumed an unprecedented cultural and political importance in the life of the nation. Happy families were everywhere: beaming enthusiastically from magazine advertisements and indulging in wholesome hijinks on ubiquitous post-war sitcoms. However, while the typical post-war family may conjure up images of white picket fences, exuberant children playing on green lawns, and pies cooling on windowsills, a sinister reimagining of American domesticity emerged in the pages of pulp novels and popular magazines.

Trans-nationalizing Identity and Space in The Orient: 19th Century Women’s Travel Writing Nemla 2019

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 9:26am
Dr. Nilgun A. Okur / NeMLA 2019, Washington D.C. March 21-24, 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The clash of people and civilizations from East to West has been a particularly rich, varied, and intense development in history. Formulating new identities, while being surrounded by foreign space and native people, the traveler reflects the changing modes, times, and equally shifting cultural attitudes that can be found in a European’s travel writing. For instance, a glimpse across time into the city of Istanbul, held as a popular travel spot by visitors for centuries, reveals varied cultures, groups of people and their diverse linguistic uses, food choices, social norms and religious customs.

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