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Soundscapes and Sonic Cultures in America

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:21pm
Austrian Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Call for Contributions

Soundscapes and Sonic Cultures in America

“That music must be heard is not essential—what it sounds like may not be what it is.” (Charles Ives)

“To think sonically,” Jonathan Sterne argues in his introduction to The Sound Studies Reader, “is to think conjuncturally about sound and culture” (Jonathan Sterne 2012).

NEMLA 2017--Literature, Writing, and the Promise of the Public Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:21pm
Peter Kerry Powers
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NEMLA 2017 panel CFP--Literature, writing, and the Promise of the Public Humanities--Many humanists seize on the “public humanities” to address the public relevance of the humanities in general. Public humanities programs offer students experiential learning that will lead to a deeper knowledge of both their world and their subject matter. For educators, public work promises to “make a difference,” by having humanities learning engage directly with public needs. For departments, the public humanities offer a justification for their fields in an era of declining resources and public interest.

Family Ties: Kinship, Collaboration, and Power in Film and Media

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:21pm
University of Pittsburgh Film Studies Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Family Ties: Kinship, Collaboration, and Power in Film and Media

Keynote Speaker: Karen Redrobe, University of Pennsylvania, Department of History of Art.

University of Pittsburgh, September 30th - October 1st, 2016

Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)

Call for Papers | Deadline: August 15, 2016

 

Arts of Healing: Cultural Narratives of Trauma

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:21pm
The Department of Philology, University of Ploieşti
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Department of Philology, Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploieşti

The Centre of Literary Studies, Linguistics, Theory of Criticism and Culture

 

in collaboration with

 

The Department of English Studies, University of Cyprus

 

invite you to the international conference

 

Arts of Healing: Cultural Narratives of Trauma

 

Seeking Review Articles for Canadian Review of American Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:20pm
Chris Vanderwees, Reviews Editor
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Canadian Review of American Studies, a journal published by the University of Toronto, is seeking review articles for upcoming issues. Typically, a review article surveys three recently published books that explore similar or intersecting themes, summarizing the main issues raised between texts and offering a critical perspective of the given field.

CRAS is currently accepting review article submissions on a wide range of topics in the context of American literature, culture, and politics.

Please contact the Reviews Editor, Chris Vanderwees, with any questions or suggestions pertaining to review articles.

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THE INTERFACE OF LITERATURE AND ECONOMY (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:19pm
The English Language and Literature Association of Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

13–15 December 2016
Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea

The world has entered into the age of universal economic crisis. In this second decade of the twenty-first century, the long shadow of economic downturn and instability looms over not only traditionally underdeveloped countries and regions, but the superpowers of global economy, such as the US, the EU, and China. At the time when economy is at once a global priority and the source of worldwide anxiety, fear, and uncertainty, and when economic crisis seems to accelerate the crisis of humanities and higher education, the ELLAK will organize an international forum to reconfigure the interface of literature and economy and redefine the social parameters of literary studies.

UPDATED DEADLINE: On the DL: Athletes, Athletics, and Disability

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:19pm
Joseph P. Fisher
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Popular rhetoric about athletics consistently emphasizes corporeal mastery and bodily perfection.  Always exhibiting physical and mental toughness, athletes train ceaselessly to reach the pinnacle of sporting accomplishment: taking things to the next level.  In fact, there is a good argument to be made that athletic excellence requires superhuman skill, for it is only when athletes devote 110% of themselves to their sports that victory can be achieved.

CFP: "Shattered" - Pivot 6.1 (Articles Due 6 September 2016)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:19pm
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS
"Shattered"
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

“When you are in the middle of a story it isn’t a story at all, but only a confusion; a dark roaring, a blindness, a wreckage of shattered glass and splintered wood; like a house in a whirlwind, or else a boat crushed by the icebergs or swept over the rapids, and all aboard powerless to stop it.”
– Margaret Atwood

“Here am I and there is my body dancing on glass”
– Sarah Kane

The American Romance in 2016

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:18pm
Amanda Louise Johnson, Rice University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Below is an abstract for the upcoming SEA conference, March 2-4, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Please feel free to email me with your abstract proposal, and please include a CV.  THE AMERICAN ROMANCE IN 2016 Amanda Louise Johnson, Rice University amanda.l.johnson@rice.edu  This panel addresses the American romance in light of recent developments in early American studies. While many Britishists accepted the ascendancy of the anglophone novel, others challenged this teleology, and the transatlantic turn has invited us to consider whether the romance genre survived the New World.

The Female Science Fiction Western (Abstracts due August 7, 2016; collection of essays)

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:31pm
Melanie A. Marotta / Kolin Ford
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 7, 2016

We are seeking original, previously unpublished essays for a collection tentatively titled The Science Fiction Western: Representation of Female Characters in the Late Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Media. In reference to historians' accounts of the frontier, Susan Armitage writes that "Women are either absent or incidental to the story". While women may have been attracted to the Frontier Myth concept, they are infrequently the main focus of American Western stories. Adult males, however, appeared prominently within literature in connection to this myth.

Writing Europe

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:29pm
Kingston University/ University of Lincoln
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Call for Papers: BrexLit: Writing Europe

A One Day Conference

Wednesday November 2nd 2016

Kingston University, London

Keynote speaker: Professor Simon Glendinning (Professor of European Philosophy –  LSE)

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