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CFP American Literature Association Boston May 2019, deadline Jan 15

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 9:24am
H.D. International Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The H.D. International Society will sponsor one session at the 2019 annual conference of the American Literature Association, May 23-26, 2019, at Westin Copley Place in Boston. 

The American Literature Association’s 30th annual conference will meet at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 23-26, 2019 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).  For further information, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.

Narrative & Nostalgia: Crusades & American Civil War (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 9:12am
Virginia Tech
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Michel-Rolph Trouillot closed his 1995 Silencing the Past by reminding us that “History doesn’t belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it in their own hands.” This is nowhere more true than in two historical periods seldom in conversation - the medieval phenomenon called the “Crusades,” and the 19th-century American Civil War. Scholars here seek to clarify these periods among themselves, while popular audiences voraciously consume these and other retellings of the past, and others on the political left and right “take it in their own hands” by toppling monuments or explicitly evoking these periods as direct predecessors of their own.