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The Tacky South

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:09pm
Monica Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Call for papers: The Tacky South
American Studies Association Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia
November 8-11, 2018

As a way to comment on a person’s style, the word “tacky” has distinctly southern origins. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it first emerged around 1800 as a noun to describe “a poor white of the Southern States from Virginia to Georgia.” Although the OED does not draw connections between this origin and the origins of the adjective describing something “dowdy, shabby; in poor taste, cheap, vulgar,” these definitions suggest a clear link between national stereotypes of region, race, and class and urbane (and northern urban?) notions of taste, class, and sensibility.

Selling Childhood

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:18am
Modern Language Association Convention 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Call for Papers

Modern Language Association Convention

Chicago, IL

January 3rd – 6th, 2019

 

Selling Childhood

 

Arguably, Western culture has been selling the concept of childhood from its inception.  In the eighteenth century, figures like John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau persuaded their peers to buy the new idea that childhood constituted a distinct phase of human development. 

 

Reframing Perceptions of the Greater Caribbean in Popular Media

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 2:57pm
Caribbean Without Borders Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

7th Caribbean Without Borders Graduate Student Conference:

Reframing Perceptions of the Greater Caribbean in Popular Media.

The graduate program of the English Department at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras announces the call for papers for the 7th Caribbean Without Borders Graduate Student Conference to be held on May 16-18, 2018.

For this installment, we are looking for new interdisciplinary  scholarship on how the Greater Caribbean is represented in popular media, whether in literature, film, television, music, news media, social media platforms, comic books, or video games.

Submission requirements for abstracts:

Willa Cather's Irish Connections

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:20am
The Willa Cather Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

 

Willa Cather Symposium: IrelandJune 28–July 1, 2018Limavady and Derry, Northern IrelandHOSTED BY ULSTER UNIVERSITY AND THE ROE VALLEY ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTRE, AND SPONSORED BY THE WILLA CATHER FOUNDATION AND THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - LINCOLN

Set in the ancestral home of the Cather family, and taking place during the centennial of My Ántonia, the symposium will explore themes deeply resonant in Willa Cather’s life and work (including but not restricted to):

Emerging Scholars: Graduate Students In and Beyond Crisis

updated: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:31pm
American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Students’ Committee at American Studies Association is sponsoring the following roundtable:

Emerging Scholars: Graduate Students In and Beyond Crisis

We are looking for 5-6 panelists for a roundtable that focuses on graduate school issues for the 2018 ASA conference. This year’s theme:

“States of Emergence,” emphasizes that our sense of crisis must be thought alongside our constant commitment to challenging the calamities that beset us and to producing alternative—indeed better—worlds.

 

Chaucer: Sound and Vision, a Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:31pm
University of South Alabama English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Call for Conference Papers

 

Chaucer: Sound and Vision, October 19th and 20th, 2018

 

Deadline for Submissions: May 1, 2018

 

Name of Organization: University of South Alabama

 

Contact Email: ChaucerSoundAndVision@gmail.com

 

 

International Conference, Cinema, TV and Popular Culture in the 1990s: Spain-Latin America

updated: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:24pm
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

CFP: International Conference, Cinema, TV and Popular Culture in the 1990s: Spain-Latin America

 

The group Tecmerin (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), within the Research Project "Cine y televisión en España 1986-1995: modernidad y emergencia de la cultura global"(CSO2016-78354-P), organizes de International Conference “Cinema, TV and Popular Culture in the 1990s: Spain-Latin America” on October 17th, 18th and 19th, 2018 (5th Tecmerin Academic Encounter).

 

Humor in America Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:22pm
American Humor Studies Association / Mark Twain Circle of America
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Humor in America 2018
Call for Participants

Sponsored by:
American Humor Studies Association
Mark Twain Circle of America

Website: https://humorinamericaconference.wordpress.com

Re/Collections -- DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:22pm
Free Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, University of Calgary
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2018

Re/Collections

Free Exchange: University of Calgary Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

9-11 March 2018

Abstract Submission Deadline: EXTENDED to January 26th, 2018

 

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society — SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference in Denver

updated: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:21pm
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society invites proposals for a panel on “Recovering Gilman for the 21st Century” for the SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference in Denver, Colorado (November 7-11, 2018).  This panel will explore how recovery provides new contexts and frameworks for analyzing and teaching Gilman’s work.  Topics include but are not limited to

 

  • Recovery of Gilman’s published and unpublished writing

 

  • Digital recovery projects on Gilman’s work

 

  • Teaching Gilman and feminist recovery practices in the classroom

 

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