category: african-american

Seriously Funny: The Role of Satire and the Satirist in the 21st Century -- NeMLA 2016 (March 17-20, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Danielle Fuentes Morgan/ NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
daf265@cornell.edu

Dave Chappelle walked away from a $50 million contract with Comedy Central, later explaining, “I want to make sure that I am dancing and not shuffling.” Likewise, Stephen Colbert refused to allow

Identity Politics, Postcolonial Theory, Intersectionality Writing WANTED

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh Valley Vanguard
contact email: 
lehighvalleyvanguard@gmail.com

www.lehighvalleyvanguard.org

Submissions in PROSE

Generally, we're looking for people who want to critically examine our society through their writing. This can be done in a variety of ways.

Feminist Pedagogy: Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association in Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen Alves/NeMLA/CUNY
contact email: 
kalves@qcc.cuny.edu

Feminist Pedagogy in the Two-Year College

The Contemporary Novel at Work (NeMLA Session)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA Panel
contact email: 
mschratz@brandeis.edu

Since the 1970's, the world has increasingly seen the proletarianization of creative work: crafts that were once considered holistic and inalienable are increasingly being performed in circumstances t

[UPDATE] 21st Century Englishes Conference - DEADLINE EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
Bowling Green State University, Department of English
contact email: 
bgsucon@gmail.com

21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Animals in Literature and Film.

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association-Caribbean Chapter
contact email: 
cea.cc.conference@gmail.com

The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter (CEA-CC), a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our 2016 annual conference which w

Special Journal Issue: "Afro-Asian Feminist and Queer Formations" (Abstract Submission Deadline: September 15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
The Scholar & Feminist Online
contact email: 
vdreddy@tamu.edu

Over the last decade, the vibrant subfield of Afro-Asian Studies has played an integral role in advancing comparative racial analysis, highlighting the deep and under-recognized history of political c

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to August 15th: 'Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Film and Media' Colloquium

full name / name of organization: 
Synoptique Journal Colloquium
contact email: 
colloquium.synoptique@gmail.com

SYNOPTIQUE Journal Colloquium
October 16-17, 2015

HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS: Laughter and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Film and Media

DEADLINE EXTENDED: August 15th, 2015

Reconstruction 17.1, In-Between Spaces: Interstices and Borders of Identity (Dec. 1, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Reconstruction 17.1, In-Between Spaces: Interstices and Borders of Identity
(Abstracts 250-500 words due Dec 1, 2015, full papers due Mar 1, 2016)
Edited by Amanda Gradisek and Ron Scott

Reconstruction 16.3, Games and Determinism (Oct. 1, abstracts)

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Reconstruction 16.3: Game Studies and Determinism,
edited by Reconstruction staff
(Abstracts 250-500 words, due Oct. 1 2015, completed papers by Feb 1, 2016)

Conference Session on Detective Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
NorthEastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bastet801@att.net

Recent examinations of the functioning of the past within detective fiction – whether going back in time to reconstruct a crime or examine a larger criminal pattern/ trend in a past period – raise

[Deadline extended 1 week] Beauty and Belief (deadline for abstracts: August 7; conference: November 5-6, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Office for the Study of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University
contact email: 
daniel_muhlestein@byu.edu

The conference will include a wide variety of sessions and topics on possible connections among (and tension between) literature, aesthetics, theory, and belief, broadly defined.

[CFP] Powerful and Dangerous: Audre Lorde’s Legacy Today - Aug 7 deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Lana Lin/Society for Cinema and Media Studies
contact email: 
lclin10003@yahoo.com

The siting of the 2016 SCMS conference in Atlanta (3/30-4/3/16), where the Audre Lorde papers are housed at Spelman College, provides an ideal opportunity to convene a panel that addresses Lorde’s i

[Update] Call for Panels and Creative Work--Southern Writers Symposium--October 23-24, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Writers Symposium at Methodist University
contact email: 
bjernigan@methodist.edu

Our focus is on the South, but for the 2015 Symposium, we are particularly interested in the intersection of art, particularly photography, and creative writing.

Options for Teaching Modernist Women Writers in English (MLA Series): DEADLINE 12/1/15

full name / name of organization: 
Janine Utell / Modern Language Association
contact email: 
janine.utell@gmail.com

Essay proposals are invited for a volume entitled Teaching Modernist Women’s Writing in English, to appear in the Options for Teaching series published by the Modern Language Association.

The City in Quarantine--abstract due 9/30/15, conference 3/17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
amendel@brandeis.edu and jodie.austin@menlo.edu

In William Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton’s problematic play Timon of Athens, the fate of Athens hangs in the balance as the eponymous character threatens the city with literal and figurative dise

CFP: Love and the Word, Melbourne, 7th-9th December 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Australasian Universities Languages and Literature Association (AULLA)
contact email: 
aulla@aulla.com.au

Love & the Word - AULLA Conference 2016

DEADLINE: Monday the 29th February 2016

Second-Generation Cognitive Approaches to Literature (NeMLA 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Dan Irving, Stony Brook University
contact email: 
daniel.j.irving@stonybrook.edu

Now accepting proposals for a panel on Second-Generation Cognitive Approaches to Literature at NeMLA 2016, to be held March 17-20, in Hartford, Connecticut.

Call for Panels and Creative Work-Southern Writers Symposium--October 23-24, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Writers Symposium at Methodist University
contact email: 
bjernigan@methodist.edu

Our focus is on the South, but for the 2015 Symposium, we are particularly interested in the intersection of art, particularly photography, and creative writing.

Representing Disability In American Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
John Casey
contact email: 
jcasey3@uic.edu

Disability Studies provides a shining example of how interdisciplinary scholarship at its best might operate. Yet within literary studies this mode of analysis still struggles to gain pride of place.

Final CFP: 37th International American Studies Conference

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Turkey
contact email: 
info@asat-jast.org

American Studies Association of Turkey
37th International American Studies Conference

Transnational American Studies

November 25–27, 2015

Akdeniz University
Faculty of Letters

Submission Call : The Sunflower Collective

full name / name of organization: 
The Sunflower Collective
contact email: 
thesunflowercollectiveindia@gmail.com

The Sunflower Collective is looking for submissions. We celebrate the personal and the political - which we believe to be one and the same thing - in art.

Call for Essay Proposal for Volume on Teaching Young Adult Literature (1 November 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Publications
contact email: 
kscoat2@ilstu.edu

Proposals are invited for a volume entitled Teaching Young Adult Literature to be edited by Karen Coats, Mike Cadden, and Roberta Seelinger Trites.

Call for Paper - Global Journal of English Language and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Global Journal of English Language and Literature
contact email: 
globaljournalell@gmail.com

Papers are invited for the Volume 3, Issue 2 of the Global Journal of English Language and Literature (ISSN 2320-4397) to be published in August 2015. The forthcoming issue will be an Open Issue.

SCMS 2016 - Hollywood Dreams and Publicity Machines

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Labuza, University of Southern California
contact email: 
labuza@usc.edu

Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference
Hilton Atlanta, March 30 - April 3, 2016

Disability in the Visual Sphere--abstract due 9/30/15, conference 3/17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
natalie.prizel@yale.edu

This panel seeks to explore the category of disability as something that is perceived and performed in the visual sphere.

Edited Collection on the Afterlife in the African Diaspora--Abstracts Due 12/15/15; Complete Essays Due 7/1/16

full name / name of organization: 
Mae G. Henderson and Gene Melton
contact email: 
hendersm@email.unc.edu AND hgmelton@ncsu.edu

We are seeking abstracts (300 words) for essays (7500-8500 words, excluding notes) on the topic of the “Afterlife in the African Diaspora” for an edited collection on this important and underexplo

UPDATE: Extended Deadline: Monstrous Messengers 17 Aug. 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Leslie Ormandy
contact email: 
monstrousmessengers@gmail.com

For this collection, three more papers from any discipline are welcome; however, advantaged are those focusing on a gendered or religious moral message.

Local and Global Transgressions in Art and Literature, NeMLA, 2016, Hartford CT

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel M. Scott III and Irma Maini/ USACLALS
contact email: 
dscott@ric.edu and imaini@njcu.edu

United States Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (USACLALS) panel on Local and Global Transgressions invites papers that address transgression in literature and art as well a

Queer Intimacies, Queer Spaces, & Scales of Desire

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA 2016
contact email: 
frobles@princeton.edu // brandon.menke@yale.edu

Queer Intimacies, Queer Spaces, & Scales of Desire

Concentrate! A Symposium on Attention and Distraction in Medicine and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck, University of London
contact email: 
sophie.jones@bbk.ac.uk

Concentrate! A Symposium on Attention and Distraction in Medicine and Culture
30th October 2015
Birkbeck, University of London

NeMLA 2016: "Food and Feast in Post-Medieval Outlaw Literature"

full name / name of organization: 
Alexander L. Kaufman
contact email: 
akaufman@aum.edu

This session will present new work from scholars in an emerging line of inquiry: post-medieval outlaw narratives and the textual and cultural relevance of feasting and eating.

The Archive and African American Literature in the 21st Century

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association - Hartford CT, March 17-20, 1016
contact email: 
mbarwick@indiana.edu

In an age when technology and digitalization continue to redefine how we think about and explore African American literature, this panel invites considerations of the critical yet ever-evolving relati

Use, Abuse, Abstinence: Reading Alcohol in Literature | NEMLA 2016, March 17-20 | Submission Deadline Sept. 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
odonnellb12@gmail.com

This panel calls for papers that stake a claim in the cultural significance of representing alcohol or alcohol consumption. How do these representations relate to alcoholism as a disease and the alcoholic as an identity category? Does the text evaluate alcohol abuse morally or politically? Do communities organized around alcohol consumption facilitate social movements based on class, race, sexuality, or gender?

[UPDATE] THE LAND HAS A STORY

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania College English Association
contact email: 
penncea@gmail.com

CALL for PROPOSALS

The Land Has a Story

Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) 2015 Conference
October 1-3, 2015
Hilton Scranton and Conference Center

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