category: travel writing

Where Are We Now? Self & Other in Contemp Am Lit (ALA Symp: Frontiers & Borders in American Lit, San Antonio; due Sept 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Contemporary Literature
contact email: 
andrea.laurencell@sunyorange.edu

The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the Frontiers & Borders in American Literatu

Touching the Body in Pieces: Affective Ecologies of the Modern Body (NeMLA- March 2016, Hartford, CT) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
North East Modern Language Association
contact email: 
molly_hall@my.uri.edu/kara_watts@my.uri.edu

From artist Hans Bellmer’s distorted dolls, to Rupert Brooke’s “dust” in a “corner of a foreign field,” to Virginia Woolf’s “orts, scraps, and fragments,” bodies – textual, phenome

The Victorians and the Democratic Imagination

full name / name of organization: 
University of Hong Kong
contact email: 
jvaldez@hku.hk, jkuehn@hku.hk

The Victorians and the Democratic Imagination

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta’s Far Western Regional Conference
contact email: 
perspectives.abstracts@gmail.com

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Abstracts due October 10th

Contemporary African Diaspora Travel Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Kajsa K. Henry/College Language Association
contact email: 
kkhenry@english.umass.edu

CLA Call for Paper--Proposed Panel

The 76th Annual CLA Convention will be hosted by Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, April 6-9, 2016. The Conference theme is "Dialogues between Africa and African Diaspora in Languages, Literatures and Films."

Within the last decade, a number of established African diaspora writers have published what I am calling contemporary forms of the black Atlantic travel narrative. We can include Sadiyia Hartman’s _Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Trade Route_ (2007), Jamaica Kincaid’s _A Small Place_ (2000), John Edgar Wideman’s _The Island: Martinique_ (2003), Edwidge Danticat’s _After the Dance: A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti_ (2002), Caryl Phillips’s _Atlantic Sound_ (2000), and most recently, Paule Marshall’s _Triangular Road: A Memoir_ (2010) within this category. These texts mark the return to the travel narrative as a genre that allows these authors to raise questions about their own personal struggles with identity as connected to place while also marking the emergence of a variant of an African diasporic sensibility. This sensibility is not structured around themes of nostalgia for a past that once was, but a longing for a feeling of relation through a shared loss that maintains a sense of community across time and borders. While these narratives address the remains of slavery, they focus more so on the symbolic loss of a diasporic identity.

CFP on SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE. Conference 22-25 March 2016 in Seattle, WA.

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Curley, Area Chair, Sea Literature, History & Culture, Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
contact email: 
curleys@tamug.edu

DEADLINE for submission: 1 Oct. 2015.

For the joint national conference (22-25 March 2016 in Seattle, WA) of the Popular Culture & American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA).

The Itinerant Document: Between Capture, Display, and Resistance (ACLA 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
César Barros / SUNY New Paltz
contact email: 
barrosc@newpaltz.edu or mdonosomacaya@bmcc.cuny.edu

ASSE 2015 conference on British and American Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Albanian Society for the Study of English
contact email: 
armelap@assenglish.org

In the beginning was the word … and then … technology

Third ASSE International Conference on British and American Studies

“Transatlantic Eighteenth-Century Women (Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts)" ASECS 2016 (3/31-4/3) Abstracts due 9/14

full name / name of organization: 
Misty Krueger / American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
misty.krueger@maine.edu

This ASECS panel, sponsored by the Aphra Behn Society, addresses writings by or about long eighteenth-century women who have crossed the Atlantic Ocean.

Interactions CFP 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Ege University, Depts. of British and American Studies
contact email: 
sebnemtoplu@hotmail.com

INTERACTIONS
Journal

Annual deadline : October 15

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