category: american

[UPDATE] Postcolonial Shakespeares - CFP for Postcolonial Interventions Vol I, Issue 2 -

full name / name of organization: 
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies ISSN 2455 6564
contact email: 
postcolonialinterventions@gmail.com

2016 marks the quartercentenary of Shakespeare’s death and the upcoming issue of Postcolonial Interventions will focus on the continued relevance of multiple Shakespeares in the culture-scape of the

Problems We Can Name: Subverting Domesticity Past and Present A Reader

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel May and Anna Brecke
contact email: 
DomesticityReader@gmail.com

Problems We Can Name: Subverting Domesticity Past and Present
A Reader

SAMLA 88: Thinking Utopia/Dystopia through Decolonization

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 88th Annual Conference, Jacksonville, Florida
contact email: 
bls39@miami.edu

SAMLA 88: Thinking Utopia/Dystopia through Decolonization

(SAMLA-88; Jacksonville, FL, USA 4-6 Nov 2016)
Contact email:
Bls39@miami.edu

Neoliberalism in Literature and Film (SAMLA Conference: November 4 - 6)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael J. Blouin / Milligan College
contact email: 
MJBlouin@milligan.edu

NEOLIBERALISM IN LITERATURE AND FILM (Panel at SAMLA in Jacksonville, FL)

Religion and Literature permanent section panel, MMLA, November 10-13, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jason.zirbel@marquette.edu; aschmi48@slu.edu

In keeping with the conference theme “Border States,” the Religion and Literature permanent section invites papers on writers and texts which challenge, question, or reimagine the borderlands betw

NANO: Economies of the Gift in an Age of Austerity (10/1)

full name / name of organization: 
New American Notes Online
contact email: 
jcraig@alas.edu

NANO: New American Notes Online

Call for Papers: Issue 11

Deadline: October 1, 2016

Special Issue: Economies of the Gift in an Age of Austerity

Audiences and Adaptation: Literature/Film Quarterly Special Issue (Abstract Deadline May 1, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Scahill, Literature/Film Quarterly
contact email: 
litfilmquart@salisbury.edu

ADAPTATION AND AUDIENCES
Literature/Film Quarterly Special Issue

Poetics/Politics

full name / name of organization: 
Eric Athenot/IMAGER/Université Paris-Est Créteil
contact email: 
athenot.eric@orange.fr

Poetics/Politics:
Writing, Ethics, and Aesthetics
October 14-15, 2016
IMAGER/Université Paris-Est Créteil

[UPDATE] Vile Visions: Representing Evil

full name / name of organization: 
University of Southampton
contact email: 
cew106@soton.ac.uk

The concept of evil is age old, but the way it manifests in cultural narratives has continuously shifted. From the theological to the psychological, evil is a core theme of tales across the ages.

[UPDATE] MLA 2017 Special Session: New Approaches to Existentialism and the Absurd (deadline 3/15/2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Julia Elsky / Loyola University Chicago
contact email: 
jelsky@luc.edu

This is a call for a proposed panel, which will explore new approaches to the study of the existentialist and absurdist movements in the 20th century.

Politics, Civic Life and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)
contact email: 
rhackey@providence.edu

​The section on Politics, Civic Life, and Culture for the 2016 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) conference is now accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students (jointly a

Deadline Extended to April 1 for Submission to Harriet Beecher Stowe Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Harriet Beecher Stowe Society
contact email: 
hmdalygaleano@lcsc.edu

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Society is organizing its 20th Anniversary conference on "Everyday Stowe" at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington from June 24-26, 2016.

Form and The Public Intellectual (MLA 2017 Guaranteed Session; 3/15/16; 1/17)

full name / name of organization: 
David Bahr, BMCC-CUNY
contact email: 
dbahr@bmcc.cuny.edu

Almost thirty years ago, Russell Jacoby defined public intellectuals as "writers and thinkers who address a general and educated audience." Yet from Rousseau to Jacoby, the public intellectual has bee

MLA 2017 Unhomely Narratives: Migration and Displacement in Black Diaspora Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Debarati Biswas/English, The Graduate Center CUNY; Christopher Ian Foster/Department of English James Madison University
contact email: 
debarati.biswas@gmail.com; fosterci@jmu.edu

MLA 2017
Unhomely Narratives: Migration and Displacement in Black Diaspora Literature
Calls for Papers Submission
Panel Organizers: Debarati Biswas and Christopher Ian Foster

Book chapters for Sustainability and the City: Urban Poetics and Politics by April 1

full name / name of organization: 
Lauren Curtright/Georgia State University
contact email: 
lcurtright@gsu.edu

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS: SUSTAINABILITY AND THE CITY: URBAN POETICS AND POLITICS

Welcome to Night Vale (collection; 6/15/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
contact email: 
Jeffrey.Weinstock@cmich.edu

Call for Papers: Welcome to Night Vale (collection; 6/15/16)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

CFP: How Normal is White?: The Normalization of Whiteness in Young Adult Dystopian Lit

full name / name of organization: 
Meghan Gilbert-Hickey, Miranda Green-Barteet (SAMLA)
contact email: 
raceinyalit@gmail.com

In recent years, critics, teachers, editors, authors, and readers have all argued that children's and Young Adult literature must be more diverse.

Romantic Legacies

full name / name of organization: 
National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
contact email: 
earn.nccu@gmail.com

Romantic Legacies, 18-19 November 2016
Conference Website: http://rl2016.com/

Keynote Speakers:

SAMLA 88: Thinking Utopia/Dystopia through Decolonization

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 88 panel CFP
contact email: 
bls39@miami.edu

South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 88th Annual Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, USA 4-6 Nov. 2016.
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Jacksonville, FL

Call for Papers:

Seeking short stories by women on theme of "chosen"- DEADLINE EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
Project GirlSpire- Resources and Outreach for Liberia
contact email: 
girlspire@rol-liberia.org

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

[UPDATE] Washington and Politics on Contemporary US Television (Edited Collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Betty Kaklamanidou - Margaret Tally
contact email: 
betty.kaklamanidou@gmail.com

We are currently inviting submissions for 2-3 chapters for an edited collection on Washington and Politics on Contemporary US Television already contracted by Ashgate.

Editing the Amanuensis, due 15 March

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Documentary Editing
contact email: 
CDBL@Brown.edu

The Association for Documentary Editing invites proposals for its 2017 MLA session entitled “Editing the Amanuensis.” We seek presentations that address issues of editing material prepared with th

Vital Evidence: Speculative Realism and the Modernist Clue

full name / name of organization: 
Jeremy Colangelo
contact email: 
jcolang2@uwo.ca

CFP for MSA 18 (November 17-20, Pasadena, CA)

Vital Evidence: Speculative Realism and the Modernist Clue

SCMLA 2016: Southern Literature (abstracts due March 31)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mdsursav@central.uh.edu

Submissions are welcomed for this regular session of the SCMLA annual conference to be held in Dallas, TX, November 3-5, 2016.

Musical Theatre area Inaugural Session at NEPCA October 21/22, 2016; deadline 6/1/16

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
GagnonD@wcsu.edu

The Northeast Popular Culture Association is soliciting paper proposals for the inaugural session of the new area on Musical Theatre at the NEPCA conference at Keene State College in Keene, NH on Octo

trauma and traumatic memory

full name / name of organization: 
A monographic volume
contact email: 
spiritualityvsscience@gmail.com

Traumatic Memory CFP
A monographic volume on trauma and traumatic memory

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] Call for Articles: New Voices in Jewish-American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Open Library of the Humanities
contact email: 
newvoicescollection@gmail.com

The retirement of Philip Roth in 2012 signifies a definite break with the past, the silencing of one of the last living links with the Jewish generation that dominated post-war American literary cultu

Philadelphia's Black Literary Intellectuals: Frances Harper, W.E.B.Dubois, Alain Locke, and Sonia Sanchez

full name / name of organization: 
Pearlie Peters, MLA Special Session Panel Organizer for "Philadelphia's Black Literary Intellectuals" panel which is anticipated for presentation at the 2017 Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention which will be held in Philadelphia from January 5-8
contact email: 
petersp@rider.edu

This panel entitled "Philadelphia's Black Literary Intellectuals: Harper, DuBois, Locke and Sanchez" seeks papers for presentation at the 2017 MLA Convention which will be held in Philadelphia, Penn

[UPDATE] Shepherding Language: Restoring Faith in Words - May 12-14, 2016 [Abstract due 3/25/16]

full name / name of organization: 
2016 Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature (at California Baptist University, Riverside, Calif.)
contact email: 
lveltman@calbaptist.edu

Shepherding Language: Restoring Faith in Words

Call for Papers

Romancing the Zombie [Contracted with McFarland Publishers-Update]

full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Szanter and Jessica K. Richards
contact email: 
romancingthezombie@gmail.com

Romancing the Zombie: Falling in Love with the Undead in the 21st Century

Editors
Ashley Szanter, Weber State University
Jessica K. Richards, Weber State University

Project Overview

Revisiting Harper Lee: New Essays on To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman [Abstract Due June 1st, 2016]

full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan S. Cullick, Northern Kentucky University and Cheli Reutter, University of Cincinnati
contact email: 
cullickj@nku.edu and reuttemm@ucmail.uc.edu

Revisiting Harper Lee: New Essays on To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman

Edited Collection

"Pushing Back: Feminist Readings as Resistance"

full name / name of organization: 
Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis
contact email: 
parlourjournal@gmail.com

Deadline for Submissions: August 1, 2016

Ethnic Literature and the African Focus: The Third International Symposium on Ethnic Literature [Abstract due 3/31/2016]

full name / name of organization: 
Hangzhou Dianzi University
contact email: 
ISEL3@hdu.edu.cn

In order to promote international academic exchange in the field of ethnic literature, Foreign Languages College and the Institute of African and African American Literatures at Hangzhou Dianzi Univer

Call for Submissions: Travel Writing (March, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)
contact email: 
diaries.coldnoon@gmail.com; dialogues.coldnoon@gmail.com

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) invites writings (prose/nonfiction/reserach/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel.

Magic and Literature: May 27-28, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English & Humanities, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
contact email: 
conference.english@ulab.edu.bd

Call for Papers
International Conference
Magic and Literature

May 27-28, 2016

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Prof. Subir Dhar, Rabindra Bharati University

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