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Please note that, in accordance with the new forum structure (implemented for the 2016 convention), calls submitted by divisions and discussion groups appear under forums. The American Literature Section is included in the list of allied organizations.

If a Lion Could Speak: The Impress of Paul West
Special Session
Tribute to the prolific, English-born American novelist (1930-2015). His stylistic mastery, dedication to marginal persons, erudition, wit and grim candor. 250-word abstracts by 10 March 2016; Stephen Donatelli (
Posted 14 November 2015

Beyond Queer Masculinity in C19 American Studies
Special Session
What underserved archives of our queer American genealogy lie beyond the C19 gay male archive? How should we attend to them now? 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Timothy Griffiths (
Posted 13 November 2015

Dickinson in the Anthropocene
Allied Organization: Emily Dickinson International Society
How does the idea of the Anthropocene change our understanding of Emily Dickinson? Presentations on ecopoetics, vitalism, animal studies, periodization, and other topics welcome. Abstract, cv by 10 March 2016; Cody Marrs (
Posted 10 November 2015

The Spatial Turn in Dickinson and Her Contemporaries
Allied Organization: Emily Dickinson International Society
Presentations on memory, artifact, and experience; reconstructing lost landscapes or mindscapes; immersive environments; ambiguity and contingency in representations of the past welcome. Abstract, cv by 10 March 2016; Marta L. Werner (
Posted 10 November 2015

The Avant-Garde City in Latin America
Special Session
The papers of this session will analyze the relations between the avant-garde movements in Latin America and the cities that produced them. 150-word abstract. by 12 February 2016; Rodrigo Figueroa (
Posted 9 November 2015

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