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CFP: Emily Dickinson International Society (MLA; 3.15.15)

The Emily Dickinson International Society invites submissions for their guaranteed session at next year’s MLA Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas:

Title of session:      Lyrical Ecologies

Description: This session focuses on Dickinson’s relation to human and non-human eco-systems. We invite 300-word abstracts for presentations engaging Dickinson’s textual and material ecologies, including her interrogation of anthropomorphism; her stakes in human-non-human crossings; her creation of “soundtopes”; her imagination of a post-human “world without us”; her investment in the sociality of poetic form,  her continued existence in a new digital ecology, etc.

Please submit cvs and abstracts by March 15 to:

Eliza Richards (eliza_richards@unc.edu ) and Marta Werner (wernerm@dyc.edu )

SSAWW Announcements: New Membership Directory Posted

The new SSAWW Membership Directory has been posted at https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/membership/directory/.   Thanks to Dr. Heidi Hanrahan, Vice President for Membership and Finances, for making this information available.

If you want to join SSAWW or renew your membership, you can do so from the Membership page at https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/membership/

SAMLA 2015– Call for Papers

Originally posted on The Edith Wharton Society:

Writing (of) Women’s Bodies: Wharton and Early Twentieth-Century Feminism

In keeping with the SAMLA theme, “In Concert: Literature and other Arts,” this panel seeks papers which consider Edith Wharton’s work in the context of the growing voice of feminism of her time. In this panel, we are interested in papers which explore the connections between Wharton’s treatment of female bodies and the context of early twentieth century feminism. We encourage a broad interpretation of this theme, including (but not limited to) the role of sexuality in her work, to her work as a war correspondent, to even the material realities of her characters’ lives. By June 15, 2015, please submit a 250-300 word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Monica Miller, monica.miller@lmc.gatech.edu.

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Study Groups: SSAWW Mid-Atlantic Study Group (RSVP by 2.27.15)

Just a reminder.  We can accept RSVPs a bit longer than we originally anticipated; please let me or Maria Sanchez know if you’re coming by Fri. 2/27. From SSAWW-L:

From: Catherine E. Saunders
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 8:19 PM
To: Society for the Study of American Women Writers
Subject: Discussion of Bondwoman’s Narrative w/ Gregg Hecimovich, Cambridge, MA, 3/21/15; RSVP by 2/23

The Mid-Atlantic Study Group is migrating northward for its spring meeting; we’ll meet on March 21st on the campus of Harvard University (where our host, SSAWW-MA member María Carla Sánchez, is currently a fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research).  As with all our meetings, anyone who is interested (with or without affiliation with the “Mid-Atlantic,” however construed) is welcome to join us. (more…)

CFP: MLA Special Session Katherine Anne Porter — Texan, Southerner, Cosmopolitan (3.11.15)

Katherine Anne Porter — Texan, Southerner, Cosmopolitan

MLA Special Session
New assessments of Porter’s legacy, as the MLA meets in her home state for the first time since 1980. 100-word abstracts by 11 March 2015; Thomas Carl Austenfeld (thomas.austenfeld@unifr.ch).

CFP: Edith Wharton and Hemingway (Essay collection; 4.15.15)

Originally posted on The Edith Wharton Society:

Contributors are sought for a proposed collection of essays on Edith Wharton and Ernest Hemingway, tentatively titled _Architects of American Modernism:  Wharton and Hemingway_.   Louisiana State University Press has expressed interest in this project and asked to review a full proposal.

Edith Wharton and Ernest Hemingway have a great deal in common:  They were both American modernist writers who lived as expatriates in Paris.  They were both active in World War I well before the U.S. declared war.  Both wrote in a range of genres, including novels, short fiction, drama, travel writing, and magazine journalism, and they shared a publisher, Scribner’s.  Both wrote novels that became bestsellers, and both won the Pulitzer Prize.  Hemingway owned six of Wharton’s books and mentioned her in a letter, while Wharton belittled his books in her private writing and in a letter once openly mocked the Americans who frequented the cafes of Montparnasse.

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CFP: MLA Special Session “From the Lowell Mills to Lean In” (3.15.15)

From the labor leader to the COO, what do American narratives about working women reveal about women’s paths to power? 250-word abstracts and CVs by 10 March 2015; Meghan Wadle (mtinning@smu.edu).

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