Wharton in Washington: A Conference Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society
June 2016 (specific dates TBA)
Conference site: http://whartoninwashington2016.wordpress.com
Please join the Edith Wharton Society for its upcoming Conference in Washington, DC. The conference directors seek papers focusing on all aspects of Wharton’s work. Papers might offer readings of any of Wharton’s texts, including the short fiction, poetry, plays, essays, travel writing, and other nonfiction, in addition to the novels.
While all topics are welcome, the location of the conference in the U. S. capital invites readings related to nationalism, cosmopolitanism, transatlanticism, seats of power, Americana, museum cultures in the 19th C, material cultures, and the work of preservation. Further, given the centennial years of World War I, papers offering new examinations of Wharton’s relationship to the war are particularly invited. Proposals might also explore Wharton’s work in the context of such figures as Teddy Roosevelt and Henry Adams or Wharton’s work in relation to that of her contemporaries, such as Gertrude Stein, Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Nella Larsen, Anita Loos, Henry James, and more. All theoretical approaches are welcome, including feminist, psychoanalytic, historicist, Marxist, queer studies, affective studies, disability studies, and ecocritical perspectives. Continue reading
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As part of a sustained phase of investment by the College of Arts and Law at the University of Birmingham, we are seeking to appoint a Professor of Contemporary American Literature for the start of the 2015/16 academic year.
Black Women’s Poetry and the Color Line
Reevaluating relationships between racial politics, aesthetics, and (non)canonicity in African American women’s poetry from Reconstruction to the Harlem Renaissance. Topics might include, but are not limited to: thematic or aesthetic divisions within a poet’s oeuvre and/or in contemporary scholarship, negotiations of audience and/or publishing venues, poetry of social protest, etc.
Please send a 250-word abstract and short bio to Heidi Morse (email@example.com) by March 15.
Job Description: AFRICANA STUDIES: African American Literature Instructor: Teach African American Literature
Minimum: Master’s degree in the discipline. Doctorate preferred. Must have a minimum of two (2) years college teaching experience or equivalent. Must also have had substantial experience with minority organizations, institutions or associations.
Additional Information: Accepting applications for FALL 2015 and/or SPRING 2016.
“Colored Conventions in the Nineteenth Century and the Digital Age”
Hosted at the University of Delaware and the Delaware Historical Society
April 24-25, 2015
Registration is now available for the symposium, “Colored Conventions in the Nineteenth Century and the Digital Age” hosted by The Colored Conventions Project at the University of Delaware on April 24-25, 2015. The two-day symposium held at UD and the Delaware Historical Society will bring together scholars from a broad range of inter/disciplinary perspectives including but not limited to religious, historical, literary, gender, visual and performance studies. There is no registration fee; though registration is required.