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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. **

Graduate Student Call: Judith Yaross Lee Publication Grant in American Humor Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 11:28am
American Humor Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2022

American Humor Studies Association

Judith Yaross Lee Publication Grant in American Humor Studies

 

Sponsored and funded by the American Humor Studies Association, the goal of the Judith Yaross Lee Publication Grant is to provide graduate students and emerging scholars with professional guidance and support in publishing an article on comedy and humor studies. Graduate students and those who earned their Ph.D.s in 2022 are welcome to apply. 

Thinking with a River: Housatonic Valley History and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 11:24am
Jacob Remes and Sheila Liming
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Thinking With a River: Housatonic Valley History and Culture
Edited by Sheila Liming and Jacob A.C. Remes

Abstracts due February 1, 2023

Normalized Assumptions about Inequality and Precarity in Contemporary US Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 10:13am
SAAS Conference Granada 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

SAAS Conference Granada 2023Call for proposals - panel on "Normalized Assumptions about Inequality and Precarity in Contemporary US Fiction"Co-organizers: Virginia Pignagnoli and Laura Roldán-SevillanoProposal deadline: 15 October 2022Website and further details: http://www.saasweb.org/PANEL11.htmlPlease send your proposals (max.

Protagonists and Antagonists in World Literatures, Mythologies, and Folklores: An Explication of Their Essence, Intrigue, Purpose, and Empowerments

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:22am
NORTHEAST MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The objective of this round-table session is to explore, examine, and discuss, in a variety of manners, particular literary protagonists and antagonists in world literary cultures. What seems to be their intrigue? What empowers them, or, perhaps, who do they empower? Consideration of and elaboration on points of view, themes, idiosyncrasies, heroisms, actions, styles, diction, and purpose(s) will be important to ascertain and reveal in a deliberate, inspirational, thought-provoking, as well as insightful dialogue with, hopefully, a sharing of esoteric discoveries. Contemplate how and in what ways certain protagonists and antagonists across world literatures continue to have tremendous value or a long-lasting effect in their specific roles.

Cormac McCarthy Studies

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:21am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

February 22-25, 2023

Albuquerque, NM

The Area Chair of the Cormac McCarthy Area of the SWPACA conference is seeking paper proposals on any aspect of the work of Cormac McCarthy, including novels, plays, and television and film scripts and adaptations.  We invite presentations about all facets of McCarthy’s work in forms ranging from critical essays to analyses employing recognized research methodologies. The chair also welcomes pre-formed panels, but will need submissions to be uploaded individually as required by the SWPACA. Paper presentations should be 15 minutes and should present an arguable thesis or develop a compelling question.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Portrayals of Africans in Europe and the USA in Modern African Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:29pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Diverse African literary works portray the experiences of African characters in the United States and other Western nations. Such works include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah, Imbolo Mbue's Behold the Dreamers, and NoViolet Bulawayo's We Need New Names. What do such portrayals tell us about imagined ideas of Western opportunity and promise? What do these types of narratives reveal about shared and divergent outlooks and lifestyles in African and Western communities? What different kinds of political and gender-based experiences are dramatized in these works, and what are the similarities and differences between the views of such experiences by African and Western characters?

50th Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 2:43pm
Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 12, 2022

50th Annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture

 

February 20-21 (Virtual) – 23-25 2023

 

Featuring Keynotes by Stephanie Burt, Jennifer Egan, Merve Emre, & Fernando Operé

 

Societies in Residence at the LCLC include E. E. Cummings Society, International Lawrence Durrell Society, T. S. Eliot Society, Iris Murdoch Society, Charles Olson Society, International Harold Pinter Society & International Virginia Woolf Society

 

Water Justice and Urban Climate Resilience (NeMLA 2023)

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 1:48pm
Davy Knittle, Princeton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This NeMLA 2023 session will explore literary critical and environmental humanities methods for rethinking water justice and urban climate adaptation. We are interested in formal and informal relationships to water justice; representations of riverine and coastal cities; and readings of texts that help us consider governmental, private, and community-based strategies of water management. Topics might include representations of drought, flooding, toxicity and cleanup, water access, and water infrastructures.

CFP: Rhetoric, Composition and Popular Culture Area of the PCA/ACA

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 12:53pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2023 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

RHETORIC, COMPOSITION AND POPULAR CULTURE AREA
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: PAPERS OR PANELS

For information on the Popular Culture Association as well as complete and current conference details, see https://pcaaca.org/conference/2023

2023 GCWG

updated: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 12:32pm
Global Conference on Women and Gender
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Global Conference on Women and Gender

To be held in person March 16-18, 2023

This interdisciplinary conference on Women and Gender brings together participants from all academic fields to engage in wide-ranging conversations about education as a catalyst for freedom and transformation. Contributors are encouraged to consider education in the diversity of its forms, and how “traditional” and/or “alternative” models, both inside and outside of the classroom, intersect with the politics of gender. What are the social, economic, and intellectual consequences of denying women and marginalized communities access to education? Alternatively, how may education serve as an act of resistance to systems of oppression throughout the world?

Emily Dickinson

updated: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 12:01pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 5, 2022

The Emily Dickinson International Society panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention (in Jacksonville, Florida, November 11 to 13) invites submissions on any aspect of Dickinson's writing. Abstracts addressing the conference theme ("Change") are especially welcome. By September 5, please submit an abstract, a brief bio or CV, and any A/V requests to Dr. Trisha Kannan at trisha@concisionmatters.com.

Call for Zoom support (PhD/MA students) | Animals in the American Popular Imagination

updated: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 4:18am
PopMeC & AACCP
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

 

Animals in the American Popular Imagination | virtual conference, September 13-16

 

We are opening a call for Zoom support, welcoming PhD/MA students to work with us as general support during the conference. We will issue a certificate for it. Support should be connected during the conference to help if any tech issue happens, possibly take care of sharing panels on Twitter depending on the distribution of tasks among support team.

If you are interested, please send us an email at popmec.animals@gmail.com attaching a document (docx / doc) with your name, affiliation, email, and ca. 200 words long bio.

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