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CFP: Unsettling the Gendered West
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
March 17-20, 2016 at Pennsylvania State University
This panel examines nineteenth-century women’s writing as a political tool for unsettling notions of the American West as masculine, anti-modern, and untouched. As recent work by Nina Baym and Krista Comer has shown, there is considerable work left to be done to account for women writers’ use of the West as an imaginative and political space. Likewise, new directions in gender studies, border theory, settler colonialism, and critical regionalism have made new conversations about the U.S. West as a setting for political and literary engagement increasingly urgent.
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We are also looking into an overflow hotel.
Wharton in Washington: A Conference Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society
June 2-4, 2016
Extended Deadline: Proposals due September 1, 2015
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. (more…)
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR A PROPOSED SSAWW EDITED COLLECTION
CALL FOR SENIOR SCHOLAR TO WRITE PREFACE
The Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) is seeking abstracts (250 words) for essays (7500-8500 words, excluding notes) on American women writers and liminality for a proposed edited collection. We also seek a senior scholar in the field of American women writers to write the preface to the collection and, if interested, join the team as a co-editor.
With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dartmouth is pleased to accept applications for two postdoctoral fellowship in the humanities and humanistic social sciences from Fall 2016 to the end of Spring 2018. These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees, by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programs in which they are housed. The program also benefits Dartmouth by complementing existing curricula with underrepresented fields.
We are currently NOT accepting applications for Anthropology, Art History, Asian/ Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, Philosophy, Religion, Russian, Theater, and Women¹s and Gender Studies. (more…)
CFP: “The Midwestern Moment: Essays in Early 20th c. Midwestern Regionalism”
Hastings College Press welcomes proposals for chapters for an edited volume focused on Midwestern regionalism during the first half of the twentieth century. The volume is tentatively entitled “The Midwestern Moment: Essays in Early-Twentieth Century Midwestern Regionalism.” Midwestern regionalism includes writers, artists, publishers, intellectuals, architects, journalists, filmmakers, magazines, journals, institutions, films, etc. Subjects may include but are not limited to
• Midwestern regionalism as a movement to highlight work that was produced in the Midwest and focused on the Midwest as a counter to the cultural dominance of the coasts, especially Boston and New York City
• Individuals or institutions that purposely sought to encourage or counter the theory that Midwestern intellectuals and writers “revolted” from their Midwestern villages
• Representations of the Midwest in popular culture or by non-Midwesterners
• Rejection or confirmation of the Midwest as the agricultural Heartland
• Controversies about the definition or geographical boundaries of the Midwest
• Midwestern ecologies
Proposals should be roughly 300 words, briefly explain the significance of the subject chosen and sources available, and be sent to Patricia Oman firstname.lastname@example.org. The editor of the volume will be Jon K. Lauck. All proposals are due by August 1, 2015. If a proposal is accepted, the resulting chapter, not exceeding 6,000 words (including notes), shall be due June 1, 2016.
Visiting Assistant Professor – American Literatures
Drew University, a selective liberal arts college located 30 miles outside of New York City, seeks applications for a one-year faculty appointment, beginning fall 2015, in twentieth-century American Literatures with the ability to offer courses in media studies and/or in ethnic literatures, preferably either Asian-American or Latina/o. Six course per year load to include undergraduate American literature courses; intermediate and upper-level courses in twentieth-century/contemporary American literatures and/or ethnic literatures, and courses in media studies and American Popular Culture.
Applicants must have Ph.D. by fall of ‘15. Salary competitive. Submit cover letter and CV to Professor Wendy Kolmar, electronically toHR0715email@example.com, or by mail to English Department, Drew University, Sitterly 107, Madison NJ 07940.
Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
In order to enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an AA/EO employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. This position is subject to a background check.