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albeit Issue 4.1: Black Lives Matter Call for Book Reviews

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:54pm
albeit Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Issue 4.1: Black Lives Matter

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly book reviews exploring the theme of "Black Lives Matter." We are interested in reviews addressing fiction, nonfiction, visual, or digital texts that explore this topic. Examples include but are not limited to: Men We Reaped (Jesmyn Ward); Welcome to Braggsville (T. Geronimo Johnson); “Black Panther” (Ta-Nehisi Coates); Lemonade (Beyonce).

Please email completed reviews to submissions@albeitjournal.com by December 15.

CFP for MELUS 2017 - Harboring a Fugitive: A Panel on Incarceration

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:54pm
MELUS: Multi-ethnic Literature in the US
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

I am soliciting co-panelists for a proposed MELUS session on writing by and about incarceration. I originally envisioned this panel as a session about prison writing, but I am open to including papers that discuss other forms of imprisonment, including captivity or slave narratives.

Southern Studies Conference 10-11 Feb. 2017

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:42pm
Auburn University at Montgomery
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Now in its ninth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 10-11 February 2017. Topics may include but are not limited to:

Frank Yerby Panel at CLA 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:02pm
Matthew Teutsch
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 5, 2016

Frank Yerby, over the course of his literary career, published thirty-three books. Throughout his lifetime, he sold millions of copies of those books becoming a millionaire in the process. Even with these successes, Yerby remains a footnote in the histories of American literature. As such, we seek to organize a panel for the 2017 College Language Association in Columbia, Missouri, on Frank Yerby’s work and life.

Call for Editors: The Langston Hughes Review

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:24am
The Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Call for Editors
Langston Hughes Review Journal
Editorship: To begin August 1, 2017 for a five-year period.

The Langston Hughes Society is accepting proposals for a dynamic, energetic new editor for the Langston Hughes Review.

SEA 2017 -- Early American Mysticisms

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:15am
Michelle Sizemore/University of Kentucky
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

“The mother sea and fountainhead of all religions lies in the mystical experiences of the individual.”
—William James to Henry Rankin, 1901

Charles Brockden Brown Society Conference -- Dublin 2017

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:15am
Michelle Sizemore/University of Kentucky
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Migration, Diaspora, Circulation and Translation 
October 5-7, 2017
University College Dublin, Clinton Institute for American Studies
Dublin, Ireland
A conference sponsored by the Charles Brockden Brown Society
(www.brockdenbrownsociety.ucf.edu)
 

An American Poetics of Emergency

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:14am
Melissa Parrish/Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016

The present moment of American history is a difficult one to write. It consists of a complicated range of catastrophic events in the making, as the convergence of institutional racism, uneven development, and ecological degradation set the conditions for pervasive sense of crisis. The American present therefore demands political engagement from a number of angles—racial, economic, ecological, to name a few—at once. And the contingencies of the present as a temporal category, more generally, recall the boundary-crossing potential of event-making on the move—history “in solution,” as Raymond Williams put it.

Call For Abstracts: Teaching Race and Ethnicity in Academia

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:14am
Jason Cohen / Berea College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Call for Abstracts

Deadline for abstracts: October 31, 2016 

Topic and Title: “Teaching Race and Ethnicity in Academia”

 

The editors, Dwayne Mack and Jason Cohen, seek new contributions for a collection focused on practices and theories related to teaching race and ethnicity in the classroom. Chapters may engage pedagogical or critical approaches that consider teaching race in its relationship with at least one of the following:

CFP For SEA 2017: Spaces of Death in the Cultures of the Atlantic World

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:13am
Jonathan Nash / College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 29, 2016

Please consider submitting a proposal to this accepted panel for the 2017 Society of Early Americanists Conference (March 2-4, 2017, Tulsa, Oklahoma)

 

 

Spaces of Death in the Cultures of the Atlantic World

 

Roundtable: Art, Public Scholarship, and Baltimore

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

From David Simon’s Homicide, The Corner, and The Wire to the novels of George Pelecanos, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s books and blog, and Jelani Cobb’s journalistic histories of the city, Baltimore has become a focus of cultural and scholarly engagements with issues of race, class, community, justice, and identity in contemporary America. In this roundtable, we’ll consider these and other voices and texts, using their works and Baltimore itself to help us discuss and analyze the place and role of artistic, journalistic, and public scholarly engagements with 21st-century America.

Spaces of Death in the Cultures of the Atlantic World

updated: 
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 4:05pm
Jonathan Nash / College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Please consider submitting a proposal to this accepted panel for the 2017 Society of Early Americanists Conference (March 2-4, 2017, Tulsa, Oklahoma)

 

Spaces of Death in the Cultures of the Atlantic World

 

NELMLA 2017 Panel -- The Un-Thirties: The Other Side of Depression-Era Literature

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:13am
Northeast Modern Language Association – Sara Rutkowski
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD 23-26 March 2017

Depression-era literature is often regarded in stark contrast to the periods that frame it—the 1920s and the postwar—which have been deemed altogether more compatible with each other both thematically and stylistically. American writers of the Thirties, as the story goes, tended to immerse themselves in the political culture of the period, eschewing modernist concerns in favor of deterministic narratives that offered scathing social criticism and echoed a leftist agenda. Indeed, the period has been critically defined by the work of writers like John Steinbeck, Jack Conroy, James Agee, Michael Gold, and Richard Wright and more generally by the mode of the proletarian genre.

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