Calling Graduate Student Writers: “The Year in Conferences: MLA” (Deadline: 11.20.2019)

Calling graduate student writers for “The Year in Conferences: MLA”:

ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture is seeking participants to cover the Modern Language Association convention in Seattle this January for its annual “The Year in Conferences” feature.

The MLA team will cover panels of interest to ESQ‘s readers.  This project is an excellent opportunity for scholarly collaboration and professionalization. YiC has been recognized by scholars not just for its utility but also as a mentoring and networking tool. From the initial recruiting stages to panel selection and publication of the final piece, YiC creates a supportive, collaborative environment that encourages participants to do their best work.  Past YiC writers have found the experience very rewarding.

We seek a team of Ph.D. students working in nineteenth-century American literature.  If you are interested in participating, please send a C.V. and brief message describing your scholarly interests to LuElla D’Amico at ldamico@uiwtx.edu by November 20, 2019. 

CFP: The Barbara L. Packer Fellowship for Transcendentalist Scholarship (Deadline 1.15.2020)

The Barbara L. Packer Fellowship is named for Barbara Lee Packer (1947-2010), who taught with great distinction for thirty years in the UCLA English department. Her publications, most notably Emerson’s Fall (1982) and her lengthy essay on the Transcendentalist movement in the Cambridge History of American Literature (1995), reprinted as The Transcendentalists by the University of Georgia Press (2007), continue to be esteemed by students of Emerson and of the American Renaissance generally. She is remembered as an inspiring teacher, a lively and learned writer, and a helpful friend to all scholars in her field—in short, as a consummate professional whose undisguised delight in literature was the secret of a long-sustained success. In naming the Fellowship for her, the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society offers her as a model worthy of the attention and emulation of scholars newly entering the field. The Barbara L. Packer Fellowship is awarded to individuals engaged in scholarly research and writing related to the Transcendentalists in general, and most especially to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, and Henry David Thoreau. Ph.D. candidates, pre-tenure faculty, and independent scholars are eligible to apply.

The application deadline is January 15, 2020. Additional information, along with application materials, can be found on the AAS website: https://www.americanantiquarian.org/short-termfellowship.

CFP for Graduate Studies: Beyond the Margins – A Graduate Journal of Literary Scholarship (Deadline: 2.28.2019)

CFP: Beyond the Margins.

A Graduate Journal of Literary Scholarship

University of New Orleans

Beyond the Margins is a new annual, open access, blind peer-reviewed journal, housed at the University of New Orleans, dedicated to furthering diversity in academia through the publication of graduate student scholarship in the field of English, with a focus on literary and textual studies. The journal’s aim is twofold: to broaden opportunities for graduate student scholars to contribute to academic conversations and to provide a platform for alternative forms of scholarship.

Beyond the Margins welcomes submissions from currently enrolled graduate students at the Master’s and Ph.D. level in the form of critical essays, reviews of contemporary scholarly books (published by university or trade presses), pedagogical articles, archival discoveries (including introduction and explanatory notes), and hybrid genres (such as autobiographical criticism). Students from public, urban universities are especially encouraged to submit.

Each issue of Beyond the Margins will also focus on a special theme that pushes beyond the boundaries of what is already known or assumed, although submissions on other topics are welcome as well. The theme of the first issue is “Beyond the ‘Lost Generation’: New Perspectives on American Writers Abroad.” We envision publishing a cluster of essays, archival discoveries, or other pieces that help us to reconceptualize American writers’ experiences abroad beyond the mythology and particular concerns of the “Lost Generation” in France during the 1920s. We are looking for works that take new approaches, examine American writers from a wide variety of backgrounds, and consider their travels to both well-known and lesser-known parts of the globe. Papers may consider such questions as the following, although other approaches are certainly welcome:

* How did race and/or gender impact the experience of Americans abroad?

* When American writers traveled to lesser-known parts of the world did they view these areas and their inhabitants through colonialist eyes? Did they make an effort to fully understand the culture of the areas they visited? If so, how does that effort come across in their writing?

* How do the works that authors wrote while abroad differ from what they wrote while living in the United States? In other words, how were they influenced by their new surroundings?

* How have American writers’ exposure to different artistic communities, political systems, and/or social structures, informed their writings?

* Has going abroad always been a liberatory or beneficial experience for American writers? Has it, in some cases, perhaps limited expression or caused crises of identity?

Submissions, except for reviews, should be 5,000 to 7,500 words, double-spaced, in .doc format, and follow the 8th edition of the MLA style guide. Reviews should be 1,000 words. Submissions will be accepted at http://scholarworks.uno.edu/beyondthemarginsjournal, the journal’s website. All submissions must be original and not under consideration elsewhere. Due to the journal’s blind editorial review process, submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter with the title of paper, author’s name, and a brief bio. Do not include the author’s name on the paper itself. Please also provide a one-paragraph abstract.

Beyond the Margins does not accept creative submissions, such as short stories, poems, or creative non-fiction.

Submissions will be accepted until February 28, 2019.

The Editor of Beyond the Margins is Dr. Anne Boyd Rioux, and the Managing Editors for the first issue are Toria Smith and Renee Vincent, graduate students in English at the University of New Orleans. Questions should be directed to beyondthemargins@uno.edu.

Call for Submissions: SSAWW Triennial Conference Graduate Student Paper Award (Deadline: 12.14.2018)

Call for Submissions:

SSAWW Triennial Conference

Graduate Student Paper Award

Every three years, after the SSAWW Triennial Conference, we invite submissions to be considered for the SSAWW Graduate Student Paper Award, awarded to the best paper presented by a graduate student at the conference. This award brings public recognition (on the SSAWW website) as well as a monetary prize for the first-place ($250.00) and second-place ($150.00) winners. Note that this award is separate from the Legacy awards mentioned above.

Papers should be submitted after the conference and should include: 1) the paper presented (no more than 2500 words, not including the content of the Works Cited page), 2) the name of the panel, and 3) the author’s contact information (name, institution, degree program, and E-mail address). Participants are welcome to revise their papers from their conference form but should not exceed the 2500-word limit. A committee of SSAWW members will read the submissions and select the award recipients.

The deadline for submission is December 14, 2018. Please contact the Vice President of Development at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com regarding any inquiries or to submit your work for consideration. The award announcement will occur in March 2019 on the SSAWW website.

Call for Graduate Students: “Year in Conferences-MLA” (Deadline 9.20.2018)

Call for Graduate Students:

“The Year in Conferences MLA”

ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture is seeking participants to cover the Modern Language Association convention in Chicago this January for its annual “The Year in Conferences” feature.

The MLA team will cover panels of interest to ESQ‘s readers.  This project is an excellent opportunity for scholarly collaboration and professionalization. YiC has been recognized by scholars not just for its utility but also as a mentoring and networking tool. From the initial recruiting stages to panel selection and publication of the final piece, YiC creates a supportive, collaborative environment that encourages participants to do their best work.  Past YiC writers have found the experience very rewarding.

We seek a team of Ph.D. students working in nineteenth-century American literature.  If you are interested in participating, please send a C.V. and brief message describing your scholarly interests to LuElla D’Amico at ldamico@uiwtx.edu by September 20, 2018.

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference – Graduate Student Travel Awards DEADLINE APPROACHING (8.10.2018)

Reminder: Graduate Student Travel Awards deadline approaching August 10th, 2018

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference Graduate Student Travel Awards

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) is pleased to support graduate students with travel awards to our 2018 triennial conference. These awards (a minimum of fifty dollars) will be available to all graduate students whose membership with SSAWW is current, who are registered for the conference by July 31, 2018, and who are presenting on panel or roundtable at the conference. Those who apply will receive a check when they arrive to pick up their registration materials (badge, program, etc.) at the conference.

To ensure that we can provide assistance to the greatest number of graduate students possible, the SSAWW Executive Committee asks that those fortunate enough to have full support from their home institutions decline the reimbursement (please let us know as soon as possible after applying if you fall into this category).

To apply, please send the following information via E-mail to Christopher Varlack, the program director for the 2018 triennial conference, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com:

Name:

Institution:

Year of graduate studies:

Paper/Panel Title:

In addition, please confirm the following:

Yes, I have registered for the 2018 conference.

Yes, my SSAWW membership is current.

 

Applications must be received no later than August 10, 2018. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged via E-mail. Please note, however, that late applications cannot be considered.

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference Graduate Student Registration Waiver (For Service)

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference Graduate Student Service Opportunity (Registration Waiver)

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) is pleased to support graduate students with registration waivers in exchange for four hours of service at the registration desk or monitoring the art exhibition room at the 2018 triennial conference. These waivers (covering the full cost of registration) will be available to a select number of graduate students based upon our needs. In order to apply, your membership with SSAWW must be current and you must be presenting on a panel or roundtable at the conference. The SSAWW Executive Committee asks that those fortunate enough to have full financial support from their home institutions decline the reimbursement (please let us know as soon as possible after applying if you fall into this category).

To apply, please send the following information via E-mail to Christopher Varlack, the program director for the 2018 triennial conference, at ssaww.vpdevelopment@gmail.com:

Name:

Institution:

Year of graduate studies:

Paper/Panel Title:

Applications must be received no later than June 15, 2018. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged via E-mail. Please note, however, that late applications cannot be considered. Those accepted will be notified by June 22, 2018.

Those who apply and are accepted for one of these service positions must still register for the conference but are not required to pay the associated registration fees. For those who have already paid, those funds will be refunded via PayPal.