December 10, 2020

Mark Twain and the West

SPECIAL ISSUE: Mark Twain and the West

The Mark Twain Annual will commemorate the sesquicentennial of Roughing It in 2022 with a special issue devoted to Mark Twain and the West. The Annual is seeking article-length submissions that examine Twain’s relationship to all aspects of the American West.

This broad scope allows for critical examinations of Twain’s work as:

• Western regionalist writing • Twain and indigenous peoples • Twain and immigrant populations • Commentary on the American frontier • Twain and domestic travel • Twain’s Western journalism • The West as ...

Resistance and Resilience: Envisioning the Future

Virtual Graduate Student Colloquium of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures University of Maryland, College Park March 5-6, 2021 via Zoom

This interdisciplinary graduate conference seeks to investigate how literary, cinematic, and other mediums interrogate, shape, and embody strategies of resistance and resilience and imagine alternative futures in contemporary and historical contexts across the globe. In the midst of a deadly pandemic, among other social, political, economic, and environmental crises on local and global scales, envisioning the future can become an act of resilience and resistance. ...