2020年03月24日

ALA2020 Conference CANCELLED

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Updated Message (March 20, 2020)
ALA Conference and Coronavirus:
 
I deeply regret to inform you that we have had to cancel the ALA conference scheduled for May 21-24, 2020 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. The current situation in California and much of the rest of the country has made it impossible for us to hold this conference.  The hotel is suspending normal operations and has agreed to allow us to cancel without penalty.
 
Please cancel your travel plans and your hotel reservations.  If you have already paid the conference registration fee, you have three options:
1.     You may request a full refund and we will process those refunds in early April.
2.     You may request a credit that you can use to cover the full cost of registration for either the May 2021 conference in Boston or another ALA conference, including the upcoming symposia in Santa Fe in October 2020 and in Washington D.C. in February 2021.  Although the conference fees for both the symposia and the large conference will have to go up to $175, you can use this credit instead of receiving a refund of $125.
3.     You may choose to donate your refund to the new funds that the American Literature Association is setting up to support graduate student travel and the other activities of the organization.
If you have paid the registration fee, you can request any of these options by sending an email to Professor Olivia Carr Edenfield at carr@georgiasouthern.edu and informing her of your choice.
 
As you know, the American Literature Association will return to Boston for our May 2021 conference.  In addition, we will be hosting a symposium on the Historical Imagination in American Literature in Santa Fe on October 29-31, 2020 and a symposium on the Forms of the American Novel in Washington, D.C. on February 25-27, 202.  Information on all of these conference will be posted on the ALA website at www.americanliteratureassociation.org
 
Thank you for your ongoing support of the American Literature Association.
 
Alfred Bendixen, Executive Director    
Leslie Petty, 

2020 ALA Conference Director   
American Literature Association
posted by NHSJ at 09:28| 日記

2020年03月03日

CFP for MLA 2021: Extended Deadline Mar 13

MLA 2021 Call for Papers: Hawthorne and the EcoGothic
Deadline extended: Mar. 13, 2020
 
The Annual Conference of the MLA will meet in Toronto on January 7-10, 2021. The editors of Gothic Nature observe that the Gothic now serves as a primary means to articulate the horrors of climate change and our current environmental crisis. EcoGothic, however, has been a fundamental component of American literature since William Bradford recoiled from the continent’s “hideous & desolate wilderness.” A recent spate of articles not only acknowledges this strange continuity but has begun to situate Nathaniel Hawthorne as one of the tradition’s key figures. This panel invites papers that further investigate Hawthorne’s entanglement with the ecoGothic.

Abstracts of 250 words to Nancy Sweet at nsweet@csus.edu by March 13, 2020.

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posted by NHSJ at 11:57| 日記

CFP: Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Conference

CFP: Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Conference

“Hawthorne and Friends, Enemies, Frenemies”

Crowne Plaza Hotel Downtown Union Station−Indianapolis, USA

The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society invites paper and session proposals for its triennial summer conference to be held in Indianapolis on June 18-20, 2021

All topics related to Hawthorne and his friends, competitors, rivals, influences, collaborators, admirers, correspondents, promoters, etc., are welcome. Email 250-word paper proposals to Chuck Baraw, Program Committee Chair, at barawc1@southernct.edu by Oct 5, 2020. Please include “Hawthorne and Friends” in the subject line. Requests for A/V equipment should accompany the proposal. 

1,000 word session proposals, also due by Oct 5, 2020, should include organizer and speaker names and affiliations, as well as paper titles, abstracts, and requests for A/V equipment. Slots for papers will be twenty minutes apiece. Individual author societies are especially welcome to propose sessions on Hawthorne’s contemporaries, etc.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

Coterie writing and publishing practices
Reception and reputation
Translation
Literary theory
The Anthropocene
The Non-Human 
Twentieth & Twenty-First Century Heirs
Genre (short story, novel, sketch, romance, gothic, humor, children’s literature, allegory)
Adaptations (literary, cinematic, graphic novels, television, video games, etc.)
Transatlantic or global studies
Race, class, gender, sexuality
Literary, philosophical, scientific, or cultural influence
Pedagogy
Biographies
Politics
Contemporary “Afterlives”

All those whose proposals are accepted for the conference must become members of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society (or other sponsoring organization) to present. Participants may present one paper and also organize one session.


Conference Hotel:

Situated in America’s first union station (1853), Crowne Plaza Hotel Downtown Union Station is the city’s most unique hotel. It boasts 273 guestrooms that include 26 early 1900’s authentic Pullman Train Car guestrooms and over 50,000 square feet of meeting space.

Convenience:
  •  #1 airport in country
  •  #1 convention city in US 
  •  10-15 minute shuttle from airport to hotel
  • Can walk everywhere in downtown
Things to do:
  • Conner Prairie: 1836 pioneer village; 1859 balloon ride; 1863 Civil War; Lenape camp
  • Eiteljorg (Native American Art Museum)
  • White River State Park 
  • Indiana Historical Society 
  • #2 city with most monuments in US

posted by NHSJ at 11:53| 日記