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“I knew him … a fellow of infinite jest”: Reading David Foster Wallace, Ten Years Later

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:15pm
Josh Privett / Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

It has been ten years since the untimely death of American writer David Foster Wallace, who is best remembered for his gargantuan novel, Infinite Jest. This panel seeks papers that focus on any aspect of DFW’s life or work. Proposals might address how critical appreciation of Wallace has changed in the last decade, or they might chart new paths for the next decade of Wallace scholarship. Special preference will be given to proposals that are related to this year’s conference theme of socio-political activism, which you can read more about on the SAMLA website.

ALA 2018 Pauline Hopkins Society panels on genre and activism, deadline extended

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:36am
Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018

 

Call for Papers

Pauline E. Hopkins Society

American Literature Association

29th Annual Conference

May 24-27, 2018

San Francisco, CA

 

The Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society will sponsor two sessions at the 29th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association.

 

Panel One: Pauline Hopkins and Genre

Novel Spaces: Capitalism, Technology

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:36am
Brandeis University English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Novel Spaces: Capitalism, Technology, Community

Organization: Brandeis English Department Graduate Student Conference Date: March 24th, 2018
Contact Email: brandeisgradconference2018@gmail.com
Keynote: Homi K. Bhabha, Harvard University

Submission deadline for roundtable and presentations extended to January 15th, 2018!

Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Gathering

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:35am
Indiana University/Salo University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Gathering

Call for Academic Papers

Indiana University Bloomington is pleased to announce a call for proposals for Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Gathering, a two-day conference/festival in celebration of the life and work of Kurt Vonnegut to be held May 11-12, 2018 at Indiana University Bloomington. 

Revisioning America: History, Myth, and Reality

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:34am
The American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Revisioning America: History, Myth, and Reality

 

The 53rd International Conference organized by

The American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK)

Seoul, South Korea, September 14-15, 2018

 

Evelyn Scott Society -- SSAWW -- Deadline for abstracts February 9, 2018

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 3:03pm
Evelyn Scott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott (1893-1963) for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers 2018 Triennial Conference in Denver, Colorado on November 7-11, 2018.  

Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, letters, young adult literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. Following from the conference theme of “Resistance and Recovery across the Americas,” we are especially interested in papers that explore those themes in Scott’s work and/ or that of her contemporaries.  Conference themes include:

•Writing the fight: social justice, resistance, and protest in poetry and prose

Paper proposals on the work of Lyn Hejinian, for the American Literature Association

updated: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:45am
Professor Laura Hinton, Department of English, City College of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

As one of the most highly-regarded, well-published of the ground-breaking Bay Area Language Poets to emerge in the 1970s—and also as a theorist, translator, publisher, and in recent decades a UC Berkeley professor—Lyn Hejinian is one of the most accomplished innovative writers in contemporary America. This panel, which will be proposed for the American Literature Association meeting in San Francisco (May 24-27, 2018), will examine Hejinian’s stunning oeuvre from a variety of critical perspectives. Paper proposals should include a title, 500-word description, the potential presenter’s short professional bio (publications, awards, academic rank and affiliation). Query ASAP for more information. Polished proposal DEADLINE: Jan.

REMINDER: Child and Youth Agency in Science Fiction & Fantasy

updated: 
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 2:05pm
Ingrid E. Castro, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, USA & Jessica Clark, University of Suffolk, Ipswich, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

We are seeking chapter submissions for an edited volume that interrogates representations of children and youth’s agency in science fiction and fantasy.  Our collection will explore child and youth agency in the context of “beyond the known.”  Often, children’s agency is viewed as imaginary, given the heightened structures foisted upon them by adults/parents, peers/friends, and institutions/organizations in the real world.  Insomuch as science fiction and fantasy represent liminal spaces with unbounded potential, our book may unearth that child and youth agency is accepted as more real in the unreal, more possible in the impossible.  

Update - "Howells and Democracy" - ALA 2018 (deadline extended)

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:04pm
W. D. Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 29th Annual American Literature Association Conference to be held in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018.

Panel 1: William Dean Howells and Democracy 

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