The John Dos Passos Society invites papers for its Fourth Biennial Conference, to be held October 8-10 at the Instituto Cervantes in New York City. The setting and venue are eminently appropriate, combining as they do two of the most important places in Dos Passos’s personal and artistic life: Spain and New York City.
The Henry James Society
American Literature Association Conference
San Diego, CA
May 21-24, 2020
CALL FOR PAPERS
Citizen James: Native, Nation, and Empire
Call for Abstracts: Representations of Refugee, Migrant, and Displaced Motherhood in a Global Context
Contributions are invited for a scholarly edited collection that aims to explore literary accounts of migrant, refugee, and displaced motherhood in a global context. The collection will look primarily at contemporary writings about migrant motherhood. In a world marked by forced migrations, climate change, and wars, the collection aims to examine writings about the displacement of mothers at the American borders, in the Syrian conflict, and beyond.
Call for Papers for Critical Insights: Life of Pi (2020)
This is a call for chapter proposals for a forthcoming edited collection on the 2001 philosophical novel Life of Pi by Canadian author Yann Martel. This volume will be published in Fall 2020 by Salem Press as part of the following subseries of their Critical Insights collection: https://www.salempress.com/ci_works.
In line with the expectations of the Critical Insights series, we ultimately seek essays that:
Travelers through the Heart(s) of Empire
Wednesday 17th –
Friday 19th June
Reid Hall, Paris
- David A. Chang (University of Minnesota)
- Nika Collison (Haida Gwaii Museum)
- Michael H. Crowe (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians)
The city has been a zone of contention for a considerable amount of time in literature—a producer of narratives as well as a consumer. These cities have embodied their characters and their narratives in a way that is reflective of the city’s topology, genealogy, and living archaeology. Literature, therefore, often serves to excavate the cities through its representations, and is also, in turn, unearthed. Rather than visualising the city as a null-space that exists horizontally to frame the literary work, the cities in literary works across its myriad cultural and national histories have turned more serpentine, more transgressive, and have moved in unpredictable trajectories.
Call for Papers: Stephen Crane Society. ALA 2020
The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego on May 21-24, 2020. All topics are welcome. Here, for example, are a few suggestions:
· Crane’s depiction of war
· Crane and the arts (e. g., painting, photography, music)
· Crane’s depiction of the city
· Crane’s poetry
· Crane’s journalism
Join us in Chicago in May 14-16, 2020, as we celebrate 50 years of The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature SSML. Founded in 1971, the vision of the society was to "encourage and assist the study of Midwestern literature in whatever directions the insight, imagination, and curiosity of its members may lead." We are honored to be celebrating 50 years of that curiosity and insight by holding our 50th anniversary sympsisum at the prestigious Newberry Library.
The Journal of Austrian-American History, sponsored by the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (www.botstiber.org) and published by Penn State University Press, is an open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal.
Authors are invited to submit articles based on original research that speak to the relationship between the United States and Austria, including the historical Habsburg Empire. Contributions from scholars working in history and related disciplines -- such as economics, history of science, law, political science, and cultural studies, broadly construed -- are welcome.
“Queer Crossings, Unruly Locales, 1500-1800”
University of California, Santa Barbara
Conference Date: February 28-29, 2020
Abstracts Due: November 20, 2019