CFP: ALA Symposium on The City and American Literature (Deadline 6.30.15)

Call for Papers: American Literature Association Symposium on The City and American Literature 

New Orleans, LA
September 10-12, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Ed Folsom, University of Iowa

ALA symposia provide opportunities for scholars to meet in pleasant settings, present papers, and share ideas and resources.  The September 2015 symposium will focus on representations of the city in American literature. We welcome proposals for individual papers, complete panels, and roundtable discussions on any aspect of this important subject. (more…)

SSAWW 2015 Conference

Thank you to all submitters for the November conference in Philadelphia. We have a wonderful, rich range of submissions and have begun the process of reviewing them. The author society, regional and study group submissions have confirmed spots, and are already indicative of a stimulating and varied program for SSAWW 2015. We will be in touch in mid-to-late spring with decisions for all others.

Thank you again and best springtime wishes,

Rita, Dick, Beth, Miranda, Leslie, Rickie-Ann

Rita Bode (Trent University), VP of Organizational Matters and Conference Director
Dick Ellis (University of Birmingham), President
Beth L. Lueck (University of Wisconsin – Whitewater), Associate Conference Director
Miranda Green-Barteet (Western University), Conference Program Coordinator
Leslie Allison (Temple University), Conference Grad Assistant
Rickie-Ann Legleitner (Black Hills State University), Conference Grad Assistant

CFP: C19 Conference 2016 (Deadline 9.1.15)


State College, Pennsylvania

March 17-20, 2016

Hosted by Penn State University

C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists seeks paper and panel submissions for its fourth biennial conference, which will take place March 17-20, 2016 at the Nittany Lion Inn at Penn State University in State College. We invite individual paper or group proposals on U.S. literary culture—broadly conceived—during the long nineteenth century.


CFP: Adrienne Rich (Journal issue; Deadline 4.30.15)

Women’s Studies Journal CFP

American poet Adrienne Rich died on March 27, 2012. The response, nationally and internationally, to this loss was immediate and speaks to her place and import in American literature and culture. As Katha Pollit wrote, “The death of Adrienne Rich marks not only the end of a long and transcendent literary career—thirty books of poetry and prose, prizes beyond counting—but the end of a kind of poetry that mattered in the world beyond poetry.” The Poetry Foundation claims Rich as “one of America’s foremost public intellectuals,” while the New York Times wrote that Rich was “a poet of towering reputation and towering rage, whose work — distinguished by an unswerving progressive vision and a dazzling, empathic ferocity — brought the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse and kept it there for nearly a half-century.”

For over 60 years, Adrienne Rich has mapped who we are and what we believe in five essay collections, sixteen poetry collections, and three editions of collected poems. Her volumes of writings address a diverse range of issues including, gender, class, sexuality, nationalism, poverty, violence, racism, and our individual and collective responsibilities to our local, national, and international communities. In doing so, she emerged as not just one of the foremost women writers in the United States, but also one of our foremost poets. She is often cited as one of our most important poets of the post-World War II era, a significant feminist theorist of the 20th century, a groundbreaking poet who has shaped our understandings of political and social movements, particularly the women’s movement, since the 1960s, and a powerful essayist who has consistently examined the intersections of poetry and politics.


Humanities Faculty (Bard Early College)

Bard Early Colleges are founded on the belief that many high-school age students are eager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a college education. Bard Early Colleges act on this belief by providing younger scholars with a tuition-free, credit-bearing college course of study in the liberal arts and sciences following the 9th and 10th grades. Students are taught by college faculty in seminar classes; they receive up to 60 college credits and an associate in arts (A.A.) degree from Bard College, concurrently with a high school diploma. Bard Early Colleges begin preparing students for college work as early as the 9th grade and offer ongoing guidance and academic supports.
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Applications are invited for a full-time permanent lectureship in English. The appointee will teach and research in the area of English-language fiction and/or poetry of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. She or he will also be expected to contribute to our teaching in the area of North American literature, and to one or more of the following strategic development areas: gender/queer studies; global literature; ecocriticism; book history; publishing studies. Applicants must hold a PhD (normally) in a relevant field and have experience in third-level teaching. (more…)

1-year Leave Replacement (GRINNELL COLLEGE)

GRINNELL COLLEGE. 1-year leave replacement position in the Department of English (specializing in 20th- and 21st-Century American Literature). Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) possible. The teaching schedule of five courses over two semesters will include three 100-level Literary Analysis courses (ENG 120), one 200-level course in 20th- and 21st-century American literature (ENG 231), and a 300-level seminar in the applicants area of expertise (e.g., ENG 328, 330, 331, or 335). Additional information about the courses we offer can be found at In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss how they might contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values.  To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by March 13, 2015. Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi of courses applicant is prepared to offer, a writing sample under 20 pages, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Ralph Savarese at or 641-269-4655. (more…)

Call for Nominations: SSAWW President and VP for Publications

SSAWW is seeking nominations for two offices, President and VP for publications. For details, go to

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