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George Saunders Society, American Literature Association, May 21-24 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:05pm
George Saunders Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

The George Saunders Society invites prospective participants for one or two panels at the 2020 American Literature Association conference in San Diego, CA, to be held May 21 to 24, 2020. We are interested in presentations on any aspect of George Saunders’s life and work; in this, our fourth year of activity at ALA, we are particularly interested in papers that challenge or go beyond the most common (particularly religious, ethical, or new sincericist) readings of the author’s work in the critical literature to this point. The topic is therefore open, but possible approaches might include:

Lines of Heredity: Eugenics and Gender in European Literature, 1880-1935

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:06pm
Fatima Borrmann/ KU Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Lines of Heredity: Eugenics and Gender in European Literature, 1880-1935

May 18-19, 2020

MDRN/KU Leuven

First keynote speaker: Prof. Angelique Richardson (University of Exeter).

Second keynote speaker to be announced later.

The Plays of David Henry Hwang

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:43pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019

The Plays of David Henry Hwang

Sponsored Panel by the David Henry Hwang Society

Any abstract proposal  on David Henry Hwang’s plays are welcome.

 

Some possible topics include:

 

The generation of Asian-American playwrights who have followed Hwang and their (dis)connection with his legacy

The presence of autobiography in his plays, particularly Yellow Face and Soft Power

Hwang's representation of China 

Comparing Hwang's theatrical legacy with his work on Showtime's The Affair

A discussion of Hwang's engagement with Trump in Soft Power in comparison to other theatrical depictions of Trump

 

The Plays of Anne Washburn

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:50pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019

The Plays of Anne Washburn

 

The Comparative Drama Conference asks for abstracts on the plays of Anne Washburn.  The conference does not require any specific focus, but some possible topics are:

 

Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play and other post-apocalyptic plays

Washburn's interest in the focusing on popular culture in her plays (for example, The Simpsons in Mr. Burns, her adaption of The Twilight Zone)

Washburn's contribution to the growing number of plays about Trump or inspired by Trump 

Washburn in dialogue with other playwrights

 

Reading Modernism in the Sixth Extinction

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:07pm
Caroline Hovanec (Tampa), Rachel Murray (Loughborough)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Call for Papers: Reading Modernism in the Sixth Extinction

Prospective Modernism/modernity Print+ cluster

Edited by Caroline Hovanec and Rachel Murray

 

American Elegy, Now

updated: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 5:52pm
ALA American Poetry Symposium (Washington DC, February 20-22, 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers:

Special Panel: Esoteric and Occult Politics (Esotericism & Occultism Area)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:46pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Special Panel CFP : Esoteric and Occult Politics

In the Esotericism & Occultism Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Annual Conference, Albuquerque, February 19-22, 2020

Special Panel: Esoteric and Occult Cinema (Esotericism & Occultism Area)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:50pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Special Panel CFP : Esoteric and Occult Cinema

In the Esotericism & Occultism Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Annual Conference, Albuquerque, February 19-22, 2020

Special Panel: Magic in the Modern World (Esotericism & Occultism Area)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:46pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Special Panel CFP : Magic in the Modern World

In the Esotericism & Occultism Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Annual Conference, Albuquerque, February 19-22, 2020

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