Containing Childhood: Space and Identity in Children’s Literature
Gender, Race, and Beyond in Contemporary Superhero Cinema
Alternative Realities: New Challenges for Literature in the Era of Trump
Friday 13 – Saturday 14 December 2019
Clinton Institute for American Studies, University College Dublin
CFP for panel proposal to the annual meeting for MELUS (The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States) from 2-5 April 2020 in New Orleans, LA.
The MELUS conference theme (Awakenings and Reckonings: Multiethnic Literature and Effecting Change–Past, Present, and Future) calls for comparative and interdisciplinary analysis of representations and imaginings of the past, present, and future as they relate to race, ethnicity, citizenship, and diaspora.
This panel is a part of the 2020 Northeast Modern Language Association conference (NeMLA), to be held in Boston, MA on March 5-8.
Submit 300-word abstracts and brief bio to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2019.
Call for Submissions
“Queer Fire: Liberation and Abolition”
Call for Papers: African-American Literature at CEA 2020
March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on African-American literature for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.
Call for Papers for Critical Insights: Frederick Douglass (2020)
This is a call for essay proposals for a forthcoming edited collection on Frederick Douglass. This volume will be published in fall 2020 as part of the following subset of Salem Press’s Critical Insights collection: https://www.salempress.com/ci_authors.
Designed for high school and undergraduate students, this collection will provide a comprehensive introduction to Frederick Douglass, with a particular focus on literary studies.
From Fredric Jameson’s The Political Unconscious (1981)to Toni Morrison’s Playing in the Dark (1992), theories of narrative so often double as theories of violence, the one theory reciprocally informing the other. For Jameson, the Marxian violence of exploitation central to the long history of capitalism can be interpreted from the internal dynamics of narrative form: just as capitalism works to repress the true reality of its oppressive mechanisms, narratives work to repress the true reality of History itself (that being, the grand narrative of class struggle).