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Octavia Butler Panels at ALA 2019 in Boston

updated: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 9:25am
Octavia E. Butler Literary Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Octavia E. Butler Literary Society

American Literature Association Annual Conference

Boston

May 2019

 

Claude McKay, Romance in Marseille Special Issue

updated: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 9:18am
Gary Holcomb, William J. Maxwell
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

In February 2020, Penguin Random House will publish for the first time Claude McKay’s never-released revolutionary novel, Romance in Marseille, written circa 1929-1933, edited by Gary Holcomb (Ohio U) and William J. Maxwell (Washington U in St. Louis). A “Black Spine” series Penguin Classics paperback, Romance in Marseille will be the publisher’s Black History Month selection and centerpiece of the 2020 catalogue. McKay’s late-Harlem Renaissance novel lends itself to several contemporary critical concerns: queer, disability, proletarian, black transnational, and New Modernist studies among them.

GET UP, STAND UP: THEMES OF PROTEST IN LITERATURE, FILM, AND MUSIC

updated: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 9:14am
SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 2, 2019

Elie Wiesel believes that “We must always take sides.  Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.  Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” With these words in mind, this panel invites abstracts for papers that consider themes of protest in literature, film, and music.  Prospective panelists may consider, but are not limited to, texts from authors such as W. E. B.

MELUS Panel at 2019 American Literature Association Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 9:14am
MELUS: The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 4, 2019

Panel Topic: "'Writing' Wrongs: Notions of Justice and Civic Engagement in Multi-Ethnic American Literature"

updated Gender in 21st Century Television

updated: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 11:15am
Amanda Konkle / Georgia Southern University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 14, 2018

I am seeking a couple of additional essays for an edited collection on Gender and Twenty-First Century Television. I am looking in particular for essays that address contemporary television narratives featuring people of color (such as Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, Empire, Jane, the Virgin, Vida, Atlanta, etc.) If you are interested, please send a 300-word abstract and brief bio to Amanda Konkle, akonkle@georgiasouthern.edu, by December 14. 

This collection is being proposed to an interested peer-reviewed, open access, university-affiliated press. 

I have copied the original call below:

Unsilencing Black Sexuality in the African Diaspora

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 8:27am
Tara T. Green
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 10, 2018

  "Unsilencing Black Sexuality in the African Diaspora" This is a call for papers that offers analysis of Black sexuality studies in Africa and the African diaspora. Essays may address any time period or geographical region. Those that focus on any form of art by Black artists, including film, literature, song, drama/theater, and visual art are particularly welcome. Studies of historical figures are also encouraged. Some topics to consider: How have Black people’s depictions of sexuality changed over time? How have Black people used forms of art to respond to the colonial or dominant “gaze”? How have Black people reclaimed their bodies from the “gaze”? How have Black people defined or redefined sexuality?

Announcing the 2019 First Book Institute: Call for Applications

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 8:38am
Center for American Literary Studies (CALS)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 11, 2019

Announcing  

The 2019 First Book Institute

June 2-8, 2019

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University

Co-Directors

Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature

Call for Chapter Proposals: Series on Ecofeminism

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 8:25am
Gabrie'l J. Atchison, PhD/ Buffalo State College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 10, 2018

I am currently in the process of compiling a multivolume series on Ecofeminism. Professors, independent scholars and graduate students are welcome to propose a chapter for the collection. I am particularly interested in Eco-Womanist voices.

 

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Souls Journal Special Issue on "The Black AIDS Epidemic"

updated: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 8:00am
Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Culture, Politics, and Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

“The Black AIDS Epidemic” 

Co-Editors: Marlon M. Bailey (Arizona State University) and Darius Bost (The University of Utah)

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