Category Archives: CFP

CFP: Edith Wharton at ALA (Deadline January 7, 2019)

Reposting because the deadline is in 1 week!

Edith Wharton Society Call for Papers
American Literature Association
May 23-26, 2019 Boston, MA

The Edith Wharton Society will sponsor two panels at ALA in 2019. Scholars whose proposals are accepted must be members in good standing of the Edith Wharton Society by the time of the conference, and individuals may participate in only one panel.

The Case for Comparisons

The Edith Wharton Society solicits proposals for a roundtable discussion, comprised of 2 single-spaced-page position papers outlining arguments for studying Wharton’s work in relation to a particular writer and that author’s specific works.  What specific works of Wharton and another author pose compelling possibilities for teaching and/or scholarly work? What theories or histories or contexts would this comparison engage?  What do we gain from studying Wharton’s work comparatively? What potential pitfalls, if any, await us?  250 word proposals, with titles, by Jan. 7 to Melanie Dawson at mvdaws@wm.edu.

Wharton and the Family

The Edith Wharton Society invites proposals for 15-20 minute papers on “Wharton and the Family” for inclusion in the ALA 2019 program in Boston. Proposals may approach any aspect of Wharton and the family, including issues of maternity, paternity, childrearing, sibling relationships,  queer families, and more. Papers may also compare Wharton’s representations of families with those of her contemporaries. Titled proposals (approx. 300 words) are due to Jennifer Haytock (jhaytock@brockport.edu) by January 7, 2019.

 

 

 

 

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CFP: “Modernism and Diagnosis” (prospective cluster for the Modernism/modernity Print Plus platform) 

Call for Papers: “Modernism and Diagnosis” (prospective cluster for the Modernism/modernity Print Plus platform)

Edited by Lisa Mendelman and Heather A. Love

Proposed titles & abstracts due March 15, 2019

Selected essays due June 15, 2019

We seek proposals for short, provocative essays addressing the topic of “Modernism and Diagnosis” for a prospective peer-reviewed cluster on Modernism/modernity’s Print Plus platform.

The first decades of the twentieth century saw the proliferation of popular and scientific diagnoses. Ushered in by a standardizing culture of physical and mental health, individual and social measures of wellbeing and pathology abound during these years—from psychoanalysis and eugenics to self-help and the physical culture movement. Contemporary cultural productions drew from and commented on this evolving slew of analytics. Think, for example, of the representations of shell-shocked and institutionalized bodies in print, on stage, and on screen; formalist experiments that play with new models of selfhood through stream-of-consciousness narration and (sincere or satiric) primitivist aesthetics; and sweeping social diagnoses like Gertrude Stein’s “you are all a lost generation.”

This Print Plus cluster invites papers that meditate on these period dynamics and their implications for understanding modernism’s legacy. Individual essays might focus on questions of identification, categorization, epistemology, or ontology raised by modernist aesthetics (e.g., “cases,” dialect, primitivism), popularized discourses like psychoanalysis and eugenics, and evolving academic disciplines including psychiatry, sexology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, and linguistics. Authors might also engage with the recent turns to cognitive neuroscience and sociology in literary studies, conversations about research methodology, modernist cultures of feeling / affect, and narratives of diagnosis as they pertain to contemporary analytic trends and enduring social categories including race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability.

Papers should be inventive, provocative gestures, along the lines of a conference roundtable (2000-3000 words). We particularly welcome submissions that draw on the unique possibilities afforded by the digital setting of the Print Plus platform. Please send a titled, 300-word abstract and a brief biography to lisa.mendelman@menlo.edu and heather.love@uwaterloo.ca by March 15, 2019. 6 to 8 contributors will be invited to submit essays, after which the entire cluster will be sent out for peer review.

CFP: Edith Wharton Pane at ALA 2019 in Boston (Deadline 12.1.18)

Edith Wharton Society Call for Papers at the American Literature Association
May 23-26, 2019 Boston, MA

Wharton and the Family

The Edith Wharton Society invites proposals for papers on “Wharton and the Family” for inclusion in the ALA 2019 program in Boston. Proposals may approach any aspect of Wharton and the family, including issues of maternity, paternity, childrearing, sibling relationships,  queer families, and more. Papers may also compare Wharton’s representations of families with those of her contemporaries. Titled proposals (approx. 300 words) are due to Jennifer Haytock (jhaytock@brockport.edu) by December 1, 2018. Please include any requests for AV needs in your proposal. Scholars whose proposals are accepted must be members in good standing of the Edith Wharton Society by the time of the conference.

Wharton Society CFP for MLA 2019: Edith Wharton’s Sense of Time (Deadline: 3.5.18)

Edith Wharton’s Sense of Time

The Edith Wharton Society welcomes proposals related to Wharton’s explorations of temporalities, from the social to the natural, including but not limited to such paradigms as: punctuality/lateness; the historical/transhistorical; of an era/undefined by time; the timely/tardy; marking time/eluding time; the temporal/timeless; the geologic/anthropocenic; the linear/cyclical, and the dynastic/original.  300 word proposals by March 5; Melanie Dawson (mvdaws@wm.edu).

CFP for SSAWW 2018: “Edith Wharton’s Geographies” (Deadline 2.10.18)

SSAWW 2018 Call for Papers: “Edith Wharton’s Geographies”

The Edith Wharton Society will sponsor at least one guaranteed session at SSAWW, November 7-11, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. The general subject is “Edith Wharton’s Geographies,” but all topics are welcome. How did Edith Wharton conceive of her world in geographic terms? What did she associate with certain regions? What sense of national traits informed her fiction?  How was her sense of place informed by her studies in history, anthropology, and evolution? The broad category of “geographies” includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Wharton’s sense of place
  • Wharton and the West
  • Edith Wharton’s New England
  • Wharton and Europe
  • Wharton’s home country (where is it?)
  • Wharton and travel
  • Trains, ships, and automobiles: modernity and movement
  • Looking back at the United States
  • New and Old New York
  • Mapping Wharton’s fiction

 

Please send 250-word proposals and a 1-page CV or brief biographical statement by February 10, 2018 to Donna Campbell, campbelld@wsu.edu.

CFP: Deadline for MLA Volume on Wharton Extended to 1/8/18

The deadline to contribute to the survey and send a proposal to a Modern Language Association (MLA) volume, Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edith Wharton, is extended to January 8, 2018.

The volume Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edith Wharton, edited by Ferdâ Asya (Professor of English, 111A Bakeless Center for the Humanities, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815; fasya@bloomu.edu), is now in development in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature.

You can contribute to the volume by completing a survey about your experiences of teaching Wharton’s works. The names of all contributors to the survey will be mentioned in the published volume.

You also can propose an essay for the volume. If you would like to propose an original essay for the volume, please submit an abstract of approximately 500 words in which you describe your approach or topic and explain its usefulness for both students and instructors. The focus of your essay should be pedagogical and the abstract should be as specific as possible. Proposed essays should not be previously published.

Please also attach a short CV.

Please send your abstract and CV to Ferdâ Asya electronically at fasya@bloomu.edu by January 8, 2018.

You may send any supplemental materials such as course descriptions, course plans, syllabi, assignments, bibliographies, or other relevant documents as separate attachments (.doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf) or by surface mail to Ferdâ Asya at Department of English, 111A Bakeless Center for the Humanities, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.

The information about proposing an essay is available at the end of the survey.

The survey for Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edith Wharton is also available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/att-Wharton

For other questions, please contact Ferdâ Asya at fasya@bloomu.edu.

CFP:  The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society and the Edith Wharton Society at ALA 2018

CFP:  The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society and the Edith Wharton Society at ALA 2018

AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION
MAY 24-27, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

 The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society and the Edith Wharton Society

  • Comparative Approaches to Fitzgerald and Wharton

 

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society and the Edith Wharton Society are collaborating to organize a panel on the two writers at the American Literature Association’s 2018 convention in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018. We are looking for scholars to present work that pursues comparative approaches to these pivotal twentieth-century literary artists.

 

Topics could include, but are by no means limited to:

 

  • positioning the two writers within diverse, competing, or overlapping modernisms (“high,” ethnic, nativist, sentimental, etc.)
  • questions of gender and sexuality, including explorations of masculinity, femininity, and friendship
  • family ecology: representations and/or life experiences of childhood, marriage, parenthood
  • questions of print culture
  • issues of film adaptation
  • issues of critical reception and popular reputation
  • approaches to teaching Fitzgerald and Wharton in the graduate, undergraduate, or secondary school classroom

 

300-500-word proposals for 20-minute papers, along with a brief vita, should be submitted electronically to Maggie Gordon Froehlich, Department of English, Pennsylvania State University, Hazelton (mgf10@psu.edu), by Friday, January 5, 2018. Please indicate any AV equipment needs.

 

  • Scott Fitzgerald (open topic)

 

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society (http://www.fscottfitzgeraldsociety.org/ ) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2018 American Literature Association in San Francisco, CA. The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society invites proposals for papers examining any aspect of Fitzgerald’s life and work that provides fresh insights.

 

Send abstract and brief vita to Maggie Gordon Froehlich at mgf10@psu.edu by January 5, 2018.  Please indicate any AV equipment needs.

 

The American Literature Association’s 2th annual conference will meet at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on May 24-27, 2018 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend). The deadline for proposals is January 30, 2018. For further information, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org or contact the conference director, Professor Leslie Petty, at pettyL@rhodes.edu or the Executive Director of the ALA, Professor Alfred Bendixen of Princeton University, at ab23@princeton.edu  with specific questions.