The Mari Sandoz Heritage Society encourages research on Mari Sandoz and her work by offering an annual research award of $1,000 for proposals that emphasize new insights on Sandoz or new approaches to her life and work. Topics to consider include: feminism; American Indian topics; environmental issues; activism. The award recipient will present the research at the Mari Sandoz Symposium at Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska, held annually during the fall. One award of $1,000 will be disbursed in two payments: An initial payment of $500 will be presented with award notification to the recipient and an announcement. The balance of $500 will be paid the following year when the research is completed and presented at the symposium.
Popular Culture Association Call for Papers: American Literature
The American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Literature Association invites submissions for our National Conference in Seattle.
*Deadline Extended to 9/10*
Panel for The Society for the Study of Southern Literature 2022.
The conference will take place February 17-20, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a hybrid conference with virtual attendance available.
Southern Ecologies, Southern Capital:
The Making and Unmaking of the (Non)Human World
Writing about the reception of his essay collection The Souls of Black Folk (1904), W. E. B. Du Bois describes the text as a simultaneous mixture of clear messages and irreconcilable ambiguity. “A clear central message it has conveyed to most readers,” he claims, “but around this center there has lain a penumbra of vagueness and half-veiled allusion.” The difficulty, Du Bois suggests, comes from Souls’s attempt to reconstruct affect into language: “to translate the finer feelings of men into words.” Scholars frequently identify these fragments of affect and vagueness as part of Du Bois’s poetic style.
An international biannual print and on-line publication of the American Studies Association of Turkey, the Journal of American Studies of Turkey operates with a double-blind peer review system and publishes work (in English) on American literature, history, art, music, film, popular culture, institutions, politics, economics, geography and related subjects. The Editorial Board welcomes articles which cross conventional borders between academic disciplines, as well as comparative studies of America and other cultures. The Journal of American Studies of Turkey is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, TÜBİTAK/ULAKBİM TR Dizin, and the Classificazione ANVUR delle riviste scientifiche (Italy).
I am inviting original essays on the literary works written by American writers, who have lived in Paris from the 1800s to the present, for a book tentatively titled American Writers in Paris: Then and Now.
Although American expatriate literature in Paris is typified by the Lost Generation or the Jazz Age of the 1920s, Americans show a distinct presence in Paris from Jefferson to the Jazz Age and from the Jazz Age to the present. Lifting social repressions, liberating artistic expressions, alleviating psychological ailments, inspiring artistic creations, enriching personal experiences, or enhancing economic standards at different times of history, Paris has turned out to be an alternative abode to live and write for American writers.
Extended Call for Papers: Crime Fiction Studies
Volume 3, Issue 1: ‘Making a Murderer: True Crime in Contemporary American Popular Culture’
Guest Editors: Victoria Madden and Harriet Stilley
Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments
La Mirada, CA
April 7–9, 2022
“All theology is rooted in geography.”
—Eugene H. Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant: an Exploration in Vocational Holiness
When we talk about the eighteenth-century and adaptation, we frequently talk about adaptations of eighteenth-century literature and art, often into film. Yet adaptation was a common practice during the eighteenth century as well.
Theatrical Reconstructions (Proposed Panel)
March 31-April 2
Michael D’Alessandro, Duke University
Brian D. Valencia, Florida International University
53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD)
Popularizing STEM: Science and Technology in 21st-Century US Popular Culture
15-19 November 2021 (virtual conference, one day on site if feasible)
Confirmed keynotes: Gerry Canavan, Charles Adler, Stina Attebery, André Brock, Emily Cox-Palmer-White, J. Jesse Ramírez. [on-site activities would be streamed virtually and include two keynotes and workshops on biology-related comics, graphic medicine, and science dissemination in drag]
Conference page: https://www.popmec.com/stem-conference/
Call for Submissions: The Journal of the Thoreau Society, The Concord Saunterer
Special Issue: Other than Thoreau: Nineteenth-Century African American Nature Writers
I thought of the fishes of the water, the fowls of the air, the wild beasts of the forests, all appeared to be free, to go where they pleased, and I was an unhappy slave.
Henry Bibb, Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave (1849)
Technology and Carson McCullers
Session Proposal for the Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL) 2022 Hybrid Conference
February 17-20, 2022, Atlanta, GA
CALL FOR PAPERS: Essays on Police and Policing in 21st Century Film and Television
The Black Lives Matter movement, the trial and conviction of Derek Chauvin, calls to defund the police, the prominence in the media of killer police such as Joseph James DeAngelo are recent manifestations of intense and even unprecedented levels of media attention on policing at interlocking points of race, inequality, social justice and political agendas. Equally, exciting cross-disciplinary engagement between fields of justice studies, criminology, cultural studies and popular culture are increasingly opening up.
Resources for American Literary Study, a journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, invites submissions for our upcoming 2022 issues. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis.
Founded in 1971, RALS remains the only major scholarly periodical of its kind. Each issue includes, in addition to archival and bibliographical research, related book reviews and a unique “Prospects” essay that identifies new directions in the study of major authors. Our editorial board consists of leading scholars from an array of fields and subfields in American literary study.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Stefanie Diekmann (Universität Hildesheim)
Steven Hoelscher (UT Austin)
Kerstin Schmidt (KU Eichstätt)
“Embodied Acts and American Photographs” (June 30 – July 2, 2022)
International Conference (Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)
A dark urban setting scattered with dots of light. Yellow gas flames shoot up against a glowing red horizon, creating an almost hellish feel. Flying cars pierce the atmosphere, revealing the orange smog haze that reappears in urban sequences throughout the movie. As the camera moves closer to futuristic, monumental buildings, cold white beams of light transition to interiors dominated by blue hues. Sequences in the Tyrell Corporation are marked by cool tones as opposed to Deckard’s warm-toned private spaces. How would we feel and think about a cult film like Blade Runner (1982) if cinematographic choices about color had been made differently?
SSSL: The Society for the Study of Southern Literature
2022 Biennial Conference | February 17-20, 2022 | Atlanta & Online
CFP Deadline: September 1, 2021
Conference Hotel: Hyatt Centric Atlanta Midtown, 125 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309
Additional Meeting Space: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, 1000 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Virtual Conference Platform: Whova Event Management Software, https://whova.com
Conference Theme: “Technologies of Region”
CFP: MEDIA REVIEWERS and SCHOLARLY ARTICLES – MIDDLE WEST REVIEW
Middle West Review (MWR) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that examines the American Midwest. The journal is published biannually by the University of Nebraska Press.
CFP – Panel Submission – C19 2022 (Coral Cables Florida, March 31-April 2)
Reconstructing Class Analysis
On July 4, 1826, Robert Owen delivered an oration that would go on to be known as the “Declaration of Mental Independence” in which he situated an ideology animating his experimental society in New Harmony, Indiana within an existing tradition of American liberty. Communal societies seek to reconstruct society in miniature, though in the 19th century several of these experiments ultimately aspired to reshape society on a grand scale.
We seek essays that explore 19th century American communitarian experiments as revisions, renewals, and reconstructions of existing institutions, cultures, and mores. Essays may explore:
tensions between the public and private in intentional communities
2022 marks a significant anniversary for the celebrated — and divisive — work of Hunter S. Thompson. His seminal Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas celebrates fifty years since its publication in book form, as do the dispatches from the George McGovern campaign that would later become Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72. This panel aims to reexamine Thompson’s body of work and the refractions of his presence as a cultural signifier in popular conception, as well as to consider the viability of the Gonzo form and style as something that could survive — and evolve beyond — its virtually metonymic association with Thompson.
CFP: Pandemic “TV”
Call for Papers: Special Session-Cyberpunk and the City (in-person panel)
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Thurday November 11 to Sunday November 14, 2021, at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Conference Theme: "City of God, City of Destruction" (https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/CFP)
JCCT invites novel researchers to submit their original, unpublished work in Volume 3 (2). JCCT
is an international, open access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal published by the University
of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore.
JCCT mainly addresses the research articles under the domains of English (American and
Asian) Linguistics, Applied Linguistics,TESOL, ELT, Intercultural Communication, Diversity in
Communication and Cultural trends, anthropological linguistics, etc. The journal covers a wide
range of areas including different aspects of language and culture.
Submission Deadline: 15 August 2021
Publication Date: 31 October 2021
NeMLA 2022: Baltimore, MD. March 10-13, 2022
Roundtable: Pedagogy & Professional
The Michigan Hemingway Conference will be held in Bay View, MI, on Oct 1-3 2021. These scholarships provide opportunities for scholars of all ages to come and present papers on Hemingway's Michigan fiction.
For conference information, please go to: https://michiganhemingwaysociety.org/index.html
#1: The Sparrow Stoneback Memorial Award
Eligibility: Must be
a) enrolled in a graduate program and engaged in Hemingway Studies; or
b) non-tenured English Department faculty in Lecturer or Adjunct position; or
c) independent scholar with record of engagement in Hemingway Studies.
We are currently soliciting submissions for the Comedy Studies Area of the NEPCA Conference, which will take place virtually from Thursday, October 21-Saturday, October 23.
This area seeks papers considering humor in popular culture, past and present. Recent papers have considered Canada’s CODCO and Kids in the Hall, social messages in Richard Pryor’s stand-up comedy, and political incorrectness in Seth MacFarlane’s adult television cartoons. A more general list offers additional topics:
CALL FOR PAPERS
Life Narratives: Prismatic World of the Author and Beyond