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Provocations and Provocateurs of the Long Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 5:18pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 30, 2020

Submissions are invited for any aspect of the conference theme "Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts." Please note that the "Long Nineteenth Century" encompasses works published between 1789 and 1914.

By May 30, please submit a 500-word abstract for your proposed presentation and a brief biography to

Dr. Anita Turlington

Associate Professor, English

University of North Georgia

anita.turlington@ung.edu

 

 

SCMLA 2020 Native American Literature CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 1:27pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 23, 2020

South Central Modern Language Association 

2020 SCMLA Conference 

Houston, Texas (October 8-10, 2020)

 

Native American Literature Panel

Special Topic: Indigenous Presents 

 

We are now accepting submissions for the Native American Literature Panel at SCMLA 2020, to be held in Houston, TX, from Oct. 8-10, 2020. 

 

Call for Submissions: Journal of Springsteen Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 1:05pm
BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies / Caroline Madden
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies (http://boss.mcgill.ca/) is an open access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. The editors of BOSS are currently soliciting papers for the journal’s fourth edition, with expected publication date of August 2020. 

Scaling Trans Studies (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 2:47pm
Davy Knittle and Ava L.J. Kim, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

In her 2014 Transgender Studies Quarterly article, "The Technical Capacities of the Body, Assembling Race, Technology, and Transgender," Jules Gill-Peterson argues that "if both transgender and race benefit from treatment as technical capacities of the body, it remains to explain how it is they retain their differences in this framework as well as how they are made more or less available at various ecological scales by systems of normalization and regulation" (412).

EXTENDED DEADLINE MLA 2021: Practices of Persistence: Women's Authorial Labor in Seventeenth-Century England and the New World

updated: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 11:52am
Lauren Mamolite, Wagner College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This panel invites papers addressing how seventeenth-century women’s authorial labor constituted and/or negotiated practices of persistence that were considered necessary to confront the transatlantic New World, including but not limited to willfullness, fortitude, sacrifice, and endurance. A variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches welcome. Please submit 250 word abstract and brief biography to lauren.mamolite@wagner.edu

Hawthorne Society MLA 2021

updated: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 10:53am
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

Hawthorne and the EcoGothic

The Annual Conference of the MLA will meet in Toronto on January 7-10, 2021. The editors of Gothic Nature observe that the Gothic now serves as a primary means to articulate the horrors of climate change and our current environmental crisis. EcoGothic, however, has been a fundamental component of American literature since William Bradford recoiled from the continent’s “hideous & desolate wilderness.” A recent spate of articles not only acknowledges this strange continuity but has begun to situate Nathaniel Hawthorne as one of the tradition’s key figures. This panel invites papers that further investigate Hawthorne’s entanglement with the ecoGothic.

Persistence in American Drama

updated: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 12:33pm
American Theatre and Drama Society & Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Due Date Extended: This panel will consider how American plays, live performances, masters, or movements in American drama and theatre from any period offer strategies for persistence in an age of mechanical reproduction. How do American plays model, operationalize, and/or resist persistence? Why and how do some theatrical voices persist in the national discourse amid marginalization? For example, papers may wish to consider persistence in American drama within Benjaminian, or other, theoretical context(s) regarding the work of art in an age of mechanical reproduction or live performance’s “aura” in a digital age.

Resisting Identities: Possibilities of (Re)emergence

updated: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 3:58pm
Department of English at Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020

Deadline Extended!

Date of Conference: Saturday, April 25th, 2020

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Manu Karuka

Location: Binghamton, New York

Patriotism and Protest | NEASA 2020 Conference | June 6, 2020

updated: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 10:49am
New England American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Call For Papers

“Patriotism and Protest”

New England American Studies Association Annual Conference

June 6, 2020

Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Short Fiction Criticism, SCMLA 2020

updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:44pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 23, 2020

 

Now accepting proposals for the Short Fiction Criticism panel at the South Central Modern Language Association conference in Houston, Texas, October 8-10, 2020.

Papers critically engaging short fiction in any language or time period will be considered. Approaches that engage the conference theme “Politics of Protest” are encouraged, as are papers that expand the definition of short fiction as a genre (to include, for example, graphic literature or digital media narratives).

Please submit abstracts to Sarah Peters at speters@ecok.edu by March 23, 2020.

In the Wake of Red Power Movements. New Perspectives on Indigenous Intellectual and Narrative Traditions

updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:44pm
Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This symposium explores North American Indigenous intellectual and narrative traditions that were recovered, reclaimed, or (re-)invented in the wake of Red Power movements that emerged in the 1960s in the settler colonial societies of Canada and the USA. It asks: which new perspectives and visions have been developed over the last 50 years within Indigenous studies and related fields when looking at Indigenous land and land rights, Indigenous political and social sovereignty, extractivism and environmental destruction, oppressive sex/gender systems, and for describing the repercussions of settler colonialism in North America, especially in narrative representations?

"Where are the Wonder Girls? Heroines and Persistence in Campus Novels"

updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:44pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

 

"Where are the Wonder Girls? Heroines and Persistence in Campus Novels" 

 

Call for Papers

Modern Language Association Convention

Toronto, Ontario

January 7-10, 2021 

  

[UPDATE] MLA 2021 CFP: State of the Body: Health and Illness in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:45pm
Tana Jean Welch / Florida State University College of Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

What methodologies and/or texts best help us make sense of our current bodily relationship to health, illness, and medicine? Papers utilizing posthumanism, new materialism, feminist science studies, or other philosophical tools are welcome. All literary genres and time periods will be considered.

This cfp is purposefully broad; the focus of the panel(s) created will be more specific.

This panel is sponsored by the medical humanities forum of the MLA.

Submit 250- to 500-word abstracts and a CV, by March 15, 2020, to Tana Jean Welch, Florida State University College of Medicine, at tana.welch@med.fsu.edu

MSA 2020 - Millay, Lowell, Teasdale, and the ‘Sentimental’ Modern Poet

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:24am
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

Call for Proposals

Millay, Lowell, Teasdale, and the ‘Sentimental’ Modern Poet

 

Modernist Studies Association

Brooklyn, NY

22-25 October 2020

 

Organized by Sarah Parker (Loughborough University) and Francisco E. Robles (University of Notre Dame)

 

Scandalous Short Stories

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:24am
Timothy K. Nixon, SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

SAMLA 92 will be taking place in Jacksonville, Florida, from November 13th to the 15th. The theme of this year's conference is SCANDAL! This particular panel considers the genre of the short story juxtaposed with the conference's theme: Scandal. We welcome proposals considering short works of fiction that are scandalous, that caused a scandal, or that were inspired by scandal. By May 31st, please send a 200-word abstract, brief biography (no more than 75 words), and A/V requirements to Dr. Timothy K. Nixon, Shepherd University, at tnixon@shepherd.edu.

Travel Literature and Transatlantic Encounters: “The Iberian Peninsula as seen from North America (1850-1950)"

updated: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 6:18am
Sara Prieto
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Travel Literature and Transatlantic Encounters: “The Iberian Peninsula as seen from North America (1850-1950)"

University of Alicante (Spain), June 4-5, 2020.

This conference is part of the research project "Exotic Spain: American Travel Literature about Spain (1900-1950)" (ATLAS) funded by the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office of Alicante University (GRE18-14 A). The project focuses on the study of a corpus of American authors who traveled to Spain in the first half of the twentieth century, especially on those texts that look beyond the vision of Spain related to the experience of the Spanish Civil War.

Fantastic (Fantasy & Science Fiction / Monsters & the Monstrous) (NEPCA Manchester, NH 10/23-24/2020)

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 8:40pm
Michael Torregrossa, Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Call for Papers on the Fantastic (Fantasy & Science Fiction / Monsters & the Monstrous)

The Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic and the allied Fantastic Areas (Fantasy & Science Fiction and Monsters & the Monstrous) invite paper proposals for the 2020 conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA) to convene at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire, from Friday, 23 October, to Saturday, October 24.

The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2020.

The Robert Frost Society Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 8:40pm
Daniel Toomey/The Robert Frost Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020

For its MLA Convention 2021 (Toronto) Panel, the Robert Frost Society seeks papers offering fresh insights into the writing and life of Robert Frost.  All paper topics will be considered.  Some possible subject areas: influences on Frost's own writing and his influences on that of others; deeper analyses of overlooked or underappreciated poems, prose pieces, and plays; and analytical work that furthers our understanding of Frost's philosophical dualism.

MOVE! (Conversations in Motion)

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:50pm
Queens College, City University of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

Seventh Annual Queens College English Graduate Conference 

 

MOVE!

Conversations in Motion

 

Conference Date: April 29, 2020

Keynote Speaker: Cristina Pérez Jiménez (Manhattan College)

Submission Deadline: March 10, 2020

 

Diverse Projects on American Lit - archival, bibliographical, pedagogical, DH

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:50pm
Resources for American Literary Study (Penn State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

Resources for American Literary Study, the leading journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, is inviting submissions for 2020. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. The journal also welcomes pedagogically focused submissions examining archival study in the classroom. Due to the nature of the journal, there is no minimum or maximum length for submissions, and we encourage innovative projects and approaches that will serve as resources for the field.

The Age of Innocence at 100

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:50pm
Edith Wharton Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

The Age of Innocence at 100

Call for Articles: Special Issue 'Locating the Centre in Contemporary Literature'

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 8:11am
Alluvium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

CfP Alluvium 7.7 – Special Issue: 'Locating the Centre in Contemporary Literature'

Alluvium is an open access journal featuring short essays of around 2,000 words on key issues and emerging trends in 21st-century writing and criticism. The journal publishes six issues a year, employing a system of post-publication peer-review by the engaged commentariat on the message boards of the journal’s website, enabling vital current ideas to find a rapid readership. (see https://www.alluvium-journal.org/

Depression-era Environmental Literature in the U.S. (MLA 2021, Toronto)

updated: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 8:40am
Matthew Lambert, Wabash College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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Dust storms. Flooding.  The fear of nuclear fallout.  While literary critics associate American authors of the 1930s and 40s with leftist political and economic thought, they often ignore concern in the period’s literature and other cultural works with major environmental crises.  In my forthcoming book, The Green Depression: American Ecoliterature of the 1930s and 40s (U of Miss. Press, Oct. 2020), I identify ways that depression-era literature contributed to shifts in conservationist thought during the period that would lay the groundwork for the development of environmental thought in the second half of the 20th century.  

T. S. Eliot MMLA 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:36pm
Edward Upton / International T. S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

Eliot Society MMLA CFP 2020

"Hollywood and the Holocaust" Conference Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:04pm
Elyce Rae Helford / Middle Tennessee State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020

I seek original papers for a panel on "Hollywood and the Holocaust" for Middle Tennessee State University's Holocaust and Genocide Studies Conference in Murfreesboro (near Nashville), TN, Oct 21-23.

Specific topics may emphasize a single director or film or address a theme or representational style. My goal is to include some diversity of approach and paper subject within the broad field of Hollywood cinema's engagement with the Holocaust, 1930s-present.

There is potential for future publication via journal special issue or published conference volume.

"Race, Slavery, and Social Justice in Biblical Interpretation by Historical Women

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:51pm
RECOVERING FEMALE INTERPRETERS OF THE BIBLE: Society of Biblical Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Call For Papers: We seek paper proposals on the following topics: 1) "Race, Slavery, and Social Justice in Biblical Interpretation by Historical Women: Papers Commemorating Maria Stewart." Inspired by the Boston setting of the 2020 Annual Meeting, this program unit remembers the work of Boston orator and essayist Maria W. Miller Stewart (1803-1879), the first recorded African American female political writer. We invite papers on Maria Stewart, as well as other historical women (active prior to World War I) who interpreted the Bible to promote social justice by confronting racism, slavery, and sexism. Papers should include significant attention to the historical figures’ work as biblical interpreters and their approach to scripture.

Hawthorne Society Triennial Conference (June 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:46pm
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 5, 2020

CFP: Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Conference

“Hawthorne and Friends, Enemies, Frenemies”

Crowne Plaza Hotel Downtown Union Station—Indianapolis, USA

The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society invites paper and session proposals for its triennial summer conference to be held in Indianapolis on June 18-20, 2021.

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