“American Afterlives”

deadline for submissions: 
October 11, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
51st Annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture

*CFP Deadline Extended*

“American Afterlives” - 51st Annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture

February 19-20, 2024 (virtual) and February 22-24, 2024 (in person)

Dear Colleagues:

Last February, The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 began a new tradition, American Afterlives. This dedicated panel stream crosses the pre-1900/post-1900 divide, helping us rethink the chronologies by which we structure stories and studies about American literature and culture. In 2023, twelve presenters across three panels focused on experiments with aesthetic traditions, remediations of early American texts, and reconstructions of ideas of social difference. Many of these excellent presentations are posted on our dedicated LCLC YouTube page here.

The LCLC’s traditional post-1900 focus presents a marvelous opportunity for scholars of earlier and later periods to reach new audiences and share work that unsettles and/or reconstructs our senses of American literature and culture. Critical and pedagogy presentations, as well as fully-formed panels on this general theme, are welcome.

Please click the following link for the general cfp for LCLC 2024, which includes instructions on how to submit a proposal. Please indicate your interest in “American Afterlives” in your proposal, and please indicate your preference for virtual or in-person participation. The extended deadline is October 11, 2023.

Being mindful of the financial challenges of conference travel and housing, please know that we offer reduced registration rates for graduate students, contingent faculty, and independent scholars, as well as virtual and in-person options. Please reach out to Dr. Mark Alan Mattes (mark.mattes@louisville.edu) if you have any questions.