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ALA2020: American Travel Writing (2 panels)

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:17pm
Society for the Study of American Travel Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline, January 15, 2020

Society for the Study of American Travel Writing

American Literature Association 31st Annual Conference

May 21-24, 2020

Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA


The SSATW ( invites abstracts of 250-300 words for presentations at the annual conference of the American Literature Association (  The society will be hosting two thematically linked panels.


W.D. Howells Society Panels at the American Literature Association Conference, May 21-24, 2020 (UPDATED DEADLINE)

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 8:50am
W.D. Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the 31st annual conference of the ALA in San Diego, CA from May 21-24, 2020.



Though born and raised in Ohio, William Dean Howells is often considered the prime shaper and protector of what Nancy Glazener terms the “northeastern urban bourgeoisie” because of his stewardship of the elite east coast literary magazines The Atlantic Monthly and Harper’s. Inspired by our transition from Boston back to the West Coast for ALA 2020, for this panel we seek presentations on Howells’s equally important relationship with the American West, broadly construed.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

British Romanticism and Europe

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:05pm
Patrick Vincent
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

British Romanticism and Europe

5-8 July 2020, Monte Verità conference center, Ascona, Switzerland

Keynote Speakers: Christoph Bode, Biancamaria Fontana, Paul Hamilton, and Nicola Moorby

Henry James Society-ALA-San Diego May 21-24, 2020

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:27pm
The Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020

The Henry James Society

American Literature Association Conference

San Diego, CA

May 21-24, 2020




Citizen James: Native, Nation, and Empire


Call for Papers for Critical Insights: Life of Pi (2020)

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 9:20am
Adam T. Bogar / NCIS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

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:


In line with the expectations of the Critical Insights series, I ultimately seek essays that:

Indigenous Mobilities: Travelers through the Heart(s) of Empire

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:39pm
University of Kent/East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019



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)




[UPDATE/DEADLINE EXTENDED] Call for Chapter Proposals: The City Speaks: Re-presenting Urban Spaces in Indian Literature [Edited Volume]

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 3:48am
Subashish Bhattacharjee and Goutam Karmakar
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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.

Stephen Crane Society Panels at ALA 2020

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:47pm
Stephen Crane Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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

50th Anniversary Symposium, May 2020--Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:20pm
The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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.

CFP: Journal of Austrian-American History

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:14pm
Michael Burri, Journal of Austrian-American History
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

The Journal of Austrian-American History, sponsored by the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies ( 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.