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Postwar Area Studies Group CFP for ALA

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:07pm
Postwar Area Studies Group
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Calls for Papers: Postwar Area Studies Group

The Annual Conference of the American Literature Association will meet at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 23-26, 2019. The Postwar Area Studies Group is issuing two Calls for Papers for this year's meeting:


1. Memoir and Recovery Narratives, 1945-1980

American Literature Association 2019 – Boston, May 23-26 / Postwar Area Literature Group

Memoirs and autobiographies; lost and found objects, persons, and selfhoods in literatures of the postwar period.  Abstracts by January 15 to


2. Samples and Fragments, 1945-1980

Doris Lessing 100: The Writer's Quest

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:30am
University of East Anglia, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Doris Lessing 100: The Writer's Quest, 12th-14th September 2019.The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia is hosting an international conference to mark the centenary of Lessing's birth.

Faulkner's Transgressive Fictions: A Faulkner Studies in the UK Research Network Panel

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:33am
Faulkner Studies in the UK Research Network/Royal Holloway, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Faulkner’s Transgressive Fictions

A Faulkner Studies in the UK Research Network Panel


The 64th Annual British Association for American Studies (BAAS) Conference at

the University of Sussex (25-27 April, 2019)


Neoliberalism: Between Utopia and Dystopia (ACLA 2019)

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 9:56am
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference

Georgetown University

Washington, DC 

March 7th-10th, 2019

Panel Title: Neoliberalism: Between Utopia and Dystopia

Please send paper/presentation proposals of 3000 or fewer characters to the ACLA seminar website to on or before Thursday, September 20th at 9 AM:

This panel seeks to examine utopian representations of (neo)liberalism in 20th century literature and culture, emphasizing comparative connections to (neo)liberal political philosophy and economic theory. 

CFP for NeMLA 2019: Viscerality in the 20th Century

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 9:20am
NeMLA March 21-24th, 2019 Washington, D.C
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

CFP for NeMLA 2019: Viscerality in the 20th Century 

We are seeking submissions for our accepted panel, entitled "Viscerality in the 20th Century," at the Notheastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference to be held on March 21-24th, 2019 in Washington D.C.

'Essayism': Special Issue for Electronic Book Review

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 1:44pm
electronic book review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

electronic book review is currently seeking submissions for a new gathering on the theme of ‘Essayism’

ACLA 2019: Revisions of Fascism: History, Aesthetics, and Affect

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:08am
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

“The logical outcome of fascism is an aestheticizing of political life,” writes Walter Benjamin in "The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility," thus placing aesthetics at the center of the critical discourse on fascism. Employed in work as disparate as Klaus Theweleit’s Male Fantasies (1977/1987) and Erin Carlston’s Thinking Fascism (1995), Alice Kaplan’s Reproductions of Banality (1986) and Mark Christian Thompson’s Black Fascisms (2007), Benjamin’s concept has situated fascism as a historical and phenomenological phenomenon. Reproduced incessantly, this line of Benjamin’s refuses to resolve into a single tradition of thought, a crystallized image.

"Memorializing War, Destroying Memory" NeMLA 2019

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:11am
Urszula Rutkowska
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In explaining what inspired 1984, George Orwell wrote that what “frightens [him] much more than bombs” is imagining a future in which “some ruling clique controls not only the future but the past.” The retroactive curation of memory is an oft-undertaken project, practiced in ways as particular as the redaction of a text like Guantanamo Diary, and as absolute as the omission from history of the story told by Chester Himes’ If He Hollers Let Him Go, in which Robert Jones is punished for a crime he did not commit by being forced to enlist in the Army in order to fight, and likely die, in World War II.

Eudora Welty: One Writer's Beginnings Reconsidered

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:36am
American Literature Association Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

One Writer’s Beginnings Reconsidered

2019 marks the 35th anniversary of Eudora Welty’s memoir One Writer’s Beginnings (Harvard UP, 1984). Loved and admired by a diverse readership, this book centers on the circumstances that sparked Welty's passion to become a writer. Originating from her presentations as inaugural speaker in Harvard’s Massey Lectures in American Studies (then the "Lectures in the History of American Civilization” ), the book chapters are based on her three lectures --“Listening,” “Learning to See,” and “Finding a Voice” --and they focus on Welty’s childhood and family life in Jackson, Mississippi.