We are editing a Handbook of the Short Story in the World for Brill as part of the series Handbooks of Literary and Cultural Studies, and we are looking for chapters on some specific topics (see below). We are well aware that the chapters are broad in their scope. Some of these chapters should have a comparativist approach that covers several countries. For that reason, we are looking for potential contributors who have expertise in the field to write a synthetical approach to the topic while at the same time being analytical in the discussion of concrete short stories. Ideally a chapter should offer an overview of the topic, and then discuss three or four authors and/ or stories.
The Carson McCullers Society ~ Call for Papers
Carson McCullers and Social Justice
American Literature Association (ALA) Annual Conference / Chicago, IL, May 26-29, 2022
The Sixth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium
Faulkner, Love, and Sex
May 28th and 29th, 2022, online via Zoom
With keynote addresses by:
Professor Jaime Harker (author of The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, the Women in Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon [University of North Carolina Press, 2018] and co-editor of Faulkner and Print Culture [University Press of Mississippi, 2019]) and
CFP: Narrating Dreams: Solution and Dissolution (Due 31 December 2022)
Juliet Flower MacCannell (University of California-Irvine, USA)
Claude Fretz (Sun Yat-sen University, China)
Rose Hsiu-li Juan (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan)
I am currently soliciting abstracts of 250 words for essays to be included in a book which will examine the richness and relevance of Mel Brooks’ body of work, from its beginnings in stand-up comedy and improvisation, the broad farce and parody for which Brooks is so well known, his forays into drama and his success on Broadway. I welcome proposals that foreground Brooks’ significant contributions to American culture and comedy. Proposals may examine an individual or a number of Brooks’ works, Brooks’ work as a comedian or a dramatist, and Brooks as a writer, actor, director, or producer of television, film or on Broadway.
Call for Abstracts:
Joan Didion: Life and/with/through Words
University of Bamberg
April 29-30, 2022
“Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.” Vanessa Redgrave speaks these lines on stage, in the monologue play The Year of Magical Thinking, impersonating Joan Didion and quoting from her 2005 memoir on which the play is based.
Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition.
Submissions should be between 3000 and 6000 words (not including the bibliography). All submissions should be double-spaced, written in English, and formatted according to the most recent MLA guidelines. Submissions should be uploaded as MS Word files through our website and online submission system. (https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/criterion/)
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.
CFP: Food and the American Dream
Proposals due February 28, 2022
Call for Papers:
Multitudes: Teaching Bob Dylan
I. A Moment
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).
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 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:
The Margaret Fuller Society will sponsor two panels at the 33rd Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held 26–29 May 2022 at The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.
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.
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.
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
Call for Papers
Taylor Sheridan’s Wests
The Henry James Society
American Literature Association
33rd Annual Conference
26-29 May 2022
Call for Papers
The Futures of Henry James
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
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
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email
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
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.
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).
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.
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
Abstracts: 14th February 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