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Show & Prove Hip Hop Studies Conference

updated: 
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 9:28am
UC Riverside Department of Dance in conjunction with the UC Consortium for Black Studies in California
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Show & Prove 2018 Hip Hop Studies Conference

December 7-9, 2018 | Riverside, CA
Keywords:  hustling, response/ability

CALL FOR PAPERS/ PANELS/ PERFORMANCES/ WORkSHOPS**DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO MAY 30TH, 2018**

Southeastern American Studies Association (SASA) 2019 CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 9:14am
Southeastern American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Call for PapersSoutheastern American Studies Association (SASA)March 14-16, 2019Emory Conference Center and HotelAtlanta, GeorgiaSubmission Deadline: August 1, 2018 Looking Back, Talking Back, Moving Forward Black Lives Matter, the #MeToo Movement, the Women’s March, DREAMERs, the March for Our Lives. In recent years, we have witnessed—whether on the ground or via social media—a diversity of individuals and groups speaking up and talking back publicly in response to systemic intimidation and violence that has marginalized certain populations within and beyond the United States. Some say that we are at a watershed moment in U.S. history, but are we? Who and what have come before, and in what ways did they succeed and/or fail?

Black Neo-Victoriana

updated: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 6:01am
Edited collection for Neo-Victorian Studies book series (Brill)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Recent developments in neo-Victorian cultural production seem to have at least partially acknowledged the steadfast urge put forth by actors, readers/viewers, and critics to include Black experiences in their storyworlds. TV formats like Penny Dreadful (2014-2016), The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015- ), Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015-), and Peaky Blinders (2013- ) as well as films such as Wuthering Heights (2011), Belle (2013), and Lady Macbeth (2017) feature Black characters as part of their screenscape.

Afrographics: Visual Cultures of Black Modernism (MSA Columbus)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 9:41am
Kelly Hanson and Savannah Hall
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 21, 2018

Afrographics: Visual Cultures of Black Modernism (MSA Columbus)

CFP, 2018 Modernist Studies Association conference (“Graphic Modernisms”)

Panel proposal for MSA Columbus, November 8-11 2018

Literature & Religion

updated: 
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 6:24pm
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA; November 9-11, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

This panel welcomes papers on a wide variety of religious and spiritual topics in connection to literature. Given the special conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages," papers that attempt to engage with this theme in relation to religious topics are particularly welcome.   

The conference will take place at Western Washington University, in Bellingham, WA.  

Please submit a 350-word proposal by going to the PAMLA website:   http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

On-going CFP, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies

updated: 
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 10:00am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) is

- devoted to literary, historical, film and cultural studies of the English-speaking world
- an international scholarly journal with an international audience available at major research centers and libraries throughout the world
- the oldest continuously published Central European scholarly journal in its field
- published twice a year by the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary.

Pegagogy of the Literature Classroom: Social Justice Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 4:12pm
Thomas Cassidy SC State U
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The Birmingham meeting place of SAMLA 90 and the conference theme, “Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies,” suggests the extent to which social justice has replaced literary aesthetics as the driving force of literary classroom pedagogy.  While our classrooms may still be filled with analysis of irony, depth, and complexity, it is certainly true that the intersectional barriers to social justice have become an animating force in the analysis of literature.  The questions this panel wants to ask include:

Genres of the Human: on Sylvia Wynter

updated: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:13am
Department of English - King's College London
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Department of English at King’s College London is hosting a two-day conference on 7th and 8th June 2018 celebrating the work of the Honourable Sylvia Wynter OJ. The conference will include keynote presentations by Denise Ferreira da Silva (University of British Columbia) and Alexander G. Weheliye (Northwestern University), and a response by Paul Gilroy.

 

“Language of the Unheard”: Riot on the American Cultural Stage

updated: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:08am
Susan Gilmore, Central Connecticut State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Articles sought for a proposed edited volume of essays,  “Language of the Unheard”: Riot on the American Cultural Stage, addressing the following questions:

  

How does a riot speak?  How do we articulate and explore the riot as news, art, event, and mechanism for social change?  How do riots redefine urban landscapes and the ways in which we inhabit and express them?  How and why have American literary and cultural works illuminated cities and communities rocked by injustice and riot as a mode of protest or giving voice to what Martin Luther King, Jr., called “the language of the unheard.” 

 

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