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.
American Studies Association Annual Convention, November 8-11, 2018, Atlanta, GA
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, Community
Organization: Brandeis English Department Graduate Student Conference Date: March 24th, 2018
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Keynote: Homi K. Bhabha, Harvard University
Submission deadline for roundtable and presentations extended to January 15th, 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
The 53rd International Conference organized by
The American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK)
Seoul, South Korea, September 14-15, 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
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.
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.
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