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DFW 2022 - David Foster Wallace - Austin, TX - June 2-4, 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:23am
International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 7, 2022

The International David Foster Wallace Society invites you to attend DFW 2022 in Austin, Texas. Special events at the Harry Ransom Center (home to Wallace’s archive), social events, and other presentations will be included, in addition to a wide variety of panels of Wallace criticism and commentary. 

Panels will be held at the University of Texas Glickman Conference Center. The keynote address by Pulitzer winner Jennifer Egan will be held at Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall on Thursday, June 2. The keynote, sponsored by the Harry Ransom Center, is free and open to the public.

Food and the American Dream

updated: 
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 2:55pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

CFP: Food and the American Dream

Proposals due February 28, 2022

 

Multitudes: Teaching Bob Dylan

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 2:33pm
Brady Harrison/University of Montana
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Call for Papers:

Multitudes:  Teaching Bob Dylan

 

I.  A Moment

 

Panel: In the shadow of Maurice Edgar and Gaston — Forgotten mediators and literary canon(s) in the 20th century

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 10:04am
53 ème Congrès de l’Association Française d’Études Américaines (AFEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 17, 2022

As illustrated even recently by the French magazine America, the « special » relation between France and US literature is long-standing. In the World Republic of Letters (2004 for the English translation), Pascale Casanova developed the idea of Paris as a “Greenwich meridian” of world literature while emphasizing the importance of “[t]he great, often polyglot, cosmopolitan figures of the world of letters [who] act in effect as foreign exchange brokers, responsible for exporting from one territory to another texts whose literary value they determine by virtue of this very activity” (21).

Black Feminist Thought: How and where is it now?

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 10:03am
MELUS-Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 11, 2022

With the 30-year anniversary publication of Patricia Hill Collins’ Black Feminist Thought, MELUS invites papers that consider historical and contemporary meanings of Black Feminist Thought in terms of ideological, cultural, and literary practice in multi-ethnic American texts. Submit titled proposals (250 words), a brief CV, and AV needs.

Bodies and Mobility in Edith Wharton and Her Contemporaries -- ALA

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 10:02am
Edith Wharton Society / American Literature Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 24, 2022

Bodies and Mobility in Wharton and Her Contemporaries, ALA 2022 -- EXTENDED DEADLINE

The Edith Wharton Society invites papers that explore how Wharton and her contemporaries represent bodies and mobility in their work. Panelists are especially encouraged to consider comparative analyses of Wharton’s work on this subject in relation to her contemporary writers. All theoretical approaches are welcome. Proposals might consider (but are not limited to) the following questions:

Two Centuries of Sedgwick

updated: 
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 10:29pm
Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

The Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society invites submissions for its ninth symposium, Two Centuries of Sedgwick, celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of the beginning of Sedgwick’s professional writing career in 1822.

 

Who Was that Masked Woman: Representations of Women Vigilantes and Outlaws in Popular Media from Reconstruction to the Great Depression

updated: 
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 12:17pm
Gregory Bray and Andrew J. Ball
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022

We are looking to round out our collected volume for a collection of critical essays that examine how women vigilantes, anti-heroines and outlaws of this era were represented in movie serials, radio dramas, films, comics, theater, and pulp fiction.  The majority of the book is set, and we are in negotiations with a peer-review publisher. As this will be a multidisciplinary collection, we encourage submissions from scholars in any of the numerous fields that examine the representation of women in American popular culture from 1865-1940. The call is open to a broad spectrum of methodological and critical approaches, and we invite submissions from seasoned as well as emerging scholars.

Professing Literature / Professing Faith: A Roundtable Discussion - ALA 2022

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 11:10pm
American Religion and Literature Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 26, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS
American Religion and Literature Society
American Literature Association
33rd Annual Conference
May 26-29, 2022
The Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603

Professing Literature / Professing Faith: A Roundtable Discussion

Taylor Sheridan's Wests (Essay Collection)

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:34pm
Stefan Rabitsch (University of Graz/University of Warsaw)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Call for Papers

Taylor Sheridan’s Wests

The Futures of Henry James

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:10pm
Sarah Wadsworth / Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022

The Henry James Society

American Literature Association

33rd Annual Conference

Chicago

26-29 May 2022

Call for Papers

The Futures of Henry James

 

Race and Yoga 7.1 (2022) - OPEN ISSUE

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:09pm
Race and Yoga
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The Race and Yoga editorial board is currently seeking articles, personal narratives, interviews, book reviews, and creative works for the seventh issue of the journal. For this open theme issue, we are particularly interested in work that addresses the contemporary context and/or explores the connection between the present and the past.

 

Race and Yoga is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, and international academic journal committed to critical examinations of the history, politics, and practice of yoga.

 

Possible topics may include yoga in relationship to:

 

● Communities and accountability in the COVID-19 context, including but not limited to:

     ○ COVID-19 conspiracies

The Role of the Humanities in Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy: A CALS "Unprecedented" Webinar (1/21)

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:09pm
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

 

 

Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents

 

The Role of the Humanities in Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

 

Friday, January 21, 2022, Noon–1:00 p.m. EST via Zoom

 

 Register here.

https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sV4yrP4kS3-R3dCBBY2A_g

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email

The Armstrong Continuum

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:09pm
The Center for Jazz Studies - Columbia University and the Armstrong Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 7, 2022

The Armstrong Continuum 2022 Meeting is seeking graduate student papers for a panel devoted to new work based on archival and scholarly research looking at the music, performances, and legacies of Louis Armstrong being done by graduate students across the globe. The Armstrong Continuum will be hosted by Robert G. O’Meally and the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University and is sponsored by the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation.

 

CFP: Precarity in Performance in the Early Global South

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:01pm
Peter Reed / University of Mississippi, ASA Early Americas Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022

CFP:  Precarity in Performance in the Early Global South

If New Orleans and the greater Atlantic world have been characterized by recurrent states of emergency and endemic oppression and hardship, it has also produced profound cultural invention and innovation, particularly in its wide array of performance cultures.  “Precarity,” as this panel imagines it, invokes the vulnerability of living at sea level in an age of rising sea levels, but we also use the term to invoke the resourceful responses that shore up the region’s carefully constructed and balanced lives.

William Gaddis Beyond the "Very Small Audience": Centenary, Archives, and Futures [Oct 20-22, 2022]

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 2:59pm
Washington University in St Louis
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

December 29th 2022 will be the 100th anniversary of William Gaddis’ birth. Washington University in St Louis, whose library holds Gaddis’ comprehensive archive, will commemorate this centenary two months earlier with exhibitions, art events, and performances, as well as an academic conference on the prospects for the next 100 years of studying Gaddis’s life and work. The celebration will be organized by Joel Minor (curator of the Modern Literature Collection, including Gaddis’ archive, at the university’s Olin Library), and Ali Chetwynd (author of multiple articles on Gaddis’ archive).

 

Gender & Sexuality on the High Seas | 2022 ASA

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 2:59pm
American Studies Association (ASA) 2022 meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 23, 2022

The theme of the 2022 meeting poses that “the roof is on fire” and the water is rising, but perhaps this very water provides respite from the confines of our social roles. This panel explores open water as liminal space with its loosely defined—or absent—borders facilitating broader self-expression for the people working, serving, and living upon it. We call for scholarship examining ways in which contemporaneous boundaries of gender and sexuality have been expanded, rejected, and/or pantomimed on the high seas, ranging from the expression of 18th century pirates to 19th century whalers to 20th century naval officers.

Steinbeck Review Call for Submissions

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 1:58pm
Steinbeck Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

The Steinbeck Review is actively seeking submissions of scholarly and reflective essays on the life, work, and impact of writing by John Steinbeck

To submit a manuscript to the editorial office, please visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/steinbeck/ and create an author profile. The online system will guide you through the steps to upload your article for submission to the editorial office.

Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 1:56pm
Dr Rakhi Vyas, Department of English, Jai Narain Vyas University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

Call for Papers
Abstracts: 14th February 2022

(DEADLINE EXTENDED) Harlem Renaissance: A Century of Black Aesthetics

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 11:06am
The Gregory J. Hampton Graduate English Student Association at Howard University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 14, 2022

The Howard University Gregory J. Hampton Graduate English Students Association’s 6th Annual Graduate Conference

Harlem Renaissance: A Century of Black Aesthetics


 

Submission Deadline: January 14th, 2022 

Decisions sent: January 17th, 2022

Conference Date: March 18th

Conference Location: Zoom

Keynote Speaker: [TBA]

Send Abstracts to Gesasecretary@gmail.com


 

Meridian Literary Journal

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:39am
Multimeans Media International, Research Unit
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 5, 2022

Meridian Literary Journal is currently accepting new submissions. The journal publishes poems, short stories and scholarly articles.

Meridian Literary Journal aims to be a truly literary platform fulfilling the primary aim of Literature to entertain through the publication of original poetry and short fictions.  It seeks also to support scholars share their research with the global academic community by publishing research and review articles on any area of Literary Studies. 

Richard Wright Society Announces Two ALA Sessions

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:37am
Alison Arant, Wagner College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

American Literature Association

May 26-29, 2022

Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois

 

In an effort to organize a new Richard Wright Society, this call announces two sessions on Wright, along with an organizing meeting, to take place at the 33rd Annual American Literature Association Conference.

 

Roundtable: Richard Wright’s Place in the Canon

*Final Call* Investigating the Hardwood – Interdisciplinary Analyses of and Reflections on Professional Basketball

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:36am
Till Neuhaus & Niklas Thomas (Eds.)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 17, 2022

As a sport, basketball follows a certain set of rules and conventions which serve as a framework for players, coaches, and teams to play the sport. By their very nature, these rules are meritocratic which means that all participants are equal on the court, play by the same rules, and the only relevant (read as: game deciding) factors are effort, skill, and fortune. Such a perspective on basketball and sports leads certain fans and observers to statements such as “politics should be kept out of sports”.

Buddhism and American Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:28am
Maxine Hong Kingston & George Saunders Societies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

There have been several recent studies of literary writing as something that crosses between secular artistry and religious practice, for example Kyle Garton-Gundling’s Enlightened Individualism: Buddhism and Hinduism in American Literature from the Beats to the Present and Avram Alpert’s  A Partial Enlightenment: What Modern Literature and Buddhism Can Teach Us About Living Well Without Perfection. The writers who are discussed in relation to Buddhism and other religions spreading from Asia to the West has increased since the Beats were the “usual suspects,” but it was surprising that Buddhism was rarely mentioned in the recent obituaries of bell hooks.

ALA 2022: Documenting the Author: Examining the Role of and Impact of Author-Based Documentaries

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
The Ernest Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 23, 2022

The Ernest Hemingway Society

American Literature Association Conference

May 26-29, 2022

Chicago, IL

Documenting the Author: Examining the Role of and Impact of Author-Based Documentaries

This past April, the highly anticipated documentary, Hemingway (2021), premiered on PBS, coupled with watch parties and much discussion of reactions to the film.  The reception of the documentary spurred debate, provided new perspectives of Hemingway through visual footage and images, and perhaps most importantly, presented the author’s life and work to a public audience, inviting both casual and dedicated readers to watch and learn. 

MLA 2023: Disability and Trauma in the Life and Works of Ernest Hemingway

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
The Ernest Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The Ernest Hemingway Society

2023 Modern Language Association Convention

January 5-8, 2023

San Francisco, CA

Disability and Trauma in the Life and Works of Ernest Hemingway

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