category: african-american

[UPDATE] Allegory Studies? FINAL REMINDER

full name / name of organization: 
University of Warwick
contact email: 
v.brljak@warwick.ac.uk

FINAL REMINDER FOR

Challenger Unbound [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Tom Ue
contact email: 
ue_tom@hotmail.com

Challenger Unbound
Department of English, UCL
9 December 2013

The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly: American Exceptionalism in the 21st Century Purdue University, April 17-18, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Purdue American Studies
contact email: 
allen65@purdue.edu

The election of our nation’s first Black president ushered in a discourse of Post-Blackness, suggesting that America’s race problems were behind us.

Creativity, Inc.: Intellectual Production as Capital (ACLA 2014 @ NYU)

full name / name of organization: 
Yonina Hoffman, Torsa Ghosal, Michael Harwick (English, Ohio State University)
contact email: 
yonina@gmail.com

One of the decade’s more contentious theories concerning the reformulation of capital in (post)industrial America was the denomination of the so-called “creative class.” United by a tendency tow

Interpreting Appropriation/Appropriate Interpretation Feb. 28 - Mar. 2, 2014 UMass Boston

full name / name of organization: 
Beacon: A Graduate Conference in the Humanities
contact email: 
umass.boston.beacon@gmail.com

The English Department of UMass Boston is pleased to announce our new annual event, Beacon: A Graduate Conference in the Humanities.

[UPDATE] CFP: Essays on Teaching Chesnutt (Proposals due October 31st)

full name / name of organization: 
Bill Hardwig and Susanna Ashton
contact email: 
whardwig@utk.edu; sashton@clemson.edu

Call for Papers
Approaches to Teaching Charles Chesnutt

Editors: Susanna Ashton, Clemson University
Bill Hardwig: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

[UPDATE] - Atlantic World Foodways CFP - Proposals now due November 1st

full name / name of organization: 
Atlantic World Research Network and Quaintance-Weaver
contact email: 
awrn@uncg.edu

Atlantic World Foodways: The Carolina Lowcountry, Africa, Italy, and Spain
An International, Interdisciplinary Conference Featuring Scholars and Chefs

Special Interest Section: Oh, the Humanities!: Past, Present and Future Trends in the Discipline. March 6 2014, DUE DEC. 5 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
contact email: 
agic.concordia@gmail.com

AGIC PRESENTS A SPECIAL INTEREST SECTION:
Oh, the Humanities!: Past, Present and Future Trends in the Discipline.
DUE DECEMBER 5th, 2013

In/Tangibility: The Mystical, The Material and the Messy In-Between; March 6th 2014 DUE December 5th 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
contact email: 
agic.concordia@gmail.com

In/Tangibility: The Mystical, The Material and the Messy In-Between

CALL FOR PAPERS DUE DECEMBER 5th, 2013

Submissions are welcomed for the

Book Reviewers Needed!

full name / name of organization: 
Warscapes magazine
contact email: 
reviews@warscapes.com

Warscapes is an independent online magazine that provides a lens into current conflicts across the world.

Society for American Travel Writing at ALA 2014 (22-25 May 2014 in Washington, D.C.) 15 December 2013 Submission Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Society for American Travel Writing
contact email: 
mscript@udel.edu

The Society for American Travel Writing will host two sessions at the American Literature Association’s 25th Annual Conference, 22-25 May 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Wash

Illustrating the Child and the Adolescence of Illustration (abstracts due: November 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference Dartmouth College February 28 – March 2, 2014
contact email: 
michael.chaney@dartmouth.edu

Illustrating the Child and the Adolescence of Illustration is a special-topics panel to be held at the 2nd Annual Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College, February 28 – M

First Conference for the International Society for Heresy Studies - New York University, May 30-31 2014

full name / name of organization: 
International Society for Heresy Studies
contact email: 
Gregory Erickson (gtel@nyu.edu), Bernard Schweizer (schweizerb@yahoo.com)

The International Society for Heresy Studies announces a Call for Papers for its inaugural conference at New York University, May 30-31, 2014.

Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind

full name / name of organization: 
Indiana University Dept. of English Graduate Student Conference with keynote Dr. Rachel Adams
contact email: 
iugradconference@gmail.com

Indiana University Graduate Conference: “Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind” with Keynote Dr. Rachel Adams

Energies: Through the Material, Theoretical & Textual

full name / name of organization: 
University of Southern California Association of English Graduate Students
contact email: 
uscaegs@gmail.com

ENERGIES: THROUGH THE MATERIAL, THEORETICAL & TEXTUAL

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

March 28-29, 2014

Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2013

Keynote Speakers: Fiction writer and essayist Roxane Gay (Eastern Illinois University) is most recently the author of An Untamed State (Atlantic/Grove), and Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Critical keynote TBA.

This conference will explore the many ways that systems of energy facilitate connection and exchange across borders and networks. As the world increasingly searches for new forms of sustainable and renewable power of all kinds, energies direct our lives on both macro and micro levels every day. In 2013, energy as an umbrella term relates not only to the technology that saturates our day-to-day existence — the forces that powers our cars, phones, computers — but also the invisible forces that connect us to each other, to nature, to the world around us and worlds beyond.

The idea of energy crosses disciplinary boundaries and historical periods, but holds a particular resonance for the questions engaged by the humanities. From the printing press to the camera to the Internet, technological and mechanical energy has long been integral to the way we communicate and create. Kinetic energy moves performing bodies across stages and screens; creative energy pushes the artist to new psychic spaces. Along with religion, art and literature have historically been primary catalysts for the exploration of the ways that vital emotional and spiritual energies surround and sustain — or destroy — us.

Southern Studies and Children's Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Children’s Literature Association Conference Panel (Southern Studies):
contact email: 
griffeya@email.sc.edu

Children’s Literature Association Conference Panel (Southern Studies):

June 19-21, 2014; Columbia, South Carolina

International Conference “Youth and/in Literature & Society” (Lisbon, 9-11 July, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
CETAPS and CESNOVA, New University of Lisbon
contact email: 
youthconference2014@hotmail.com

Call for Papers

International Conference “Youth and/in Literature & Society”

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
New University of Lisbon

CESNOVA/CETAPS
Lisbon (Portugal)

Playgrounds: Space, Power, Play DEADLINE DEC. 1 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Media Fields Journal
contact email: 
submissions@mediafieldsjournal.org

Media Fields Journal: Critical Explorations in Media and Space
Issue 8: Playgrounds
Submission Deadline: Dec. 1, 2013

Proquest/RSAP Essay Prize, essays due December 13

full name / name of organization: 
Research Society of American Periodicals
contact email: 
whardwig@utk.edu

Proquest and the Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP) proudly announce the 5th annual $1000 article prize.

[ACLA] Uncertain Understanding: Capital in Science and Medicine Before the 20th Century (March 20-23, 2014 at NYU)

full name / name of organization: 
Christine Yao / Cornell University
contact email: 
cy295@cornell.edu

In his influential work The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn explains “the reception of a new paradigm often necessitates a redefinition of the corresponding science.

Call for Contributors: Volume on Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Modernism

full name / name of organization: 
Ariane Mildenberg, School of English, University of Kent
contact email: 
A.Mildenberg@kent.ac.uk

The goal of this collection of essays is to address critical questions regarding the relationship between modernism and the phenomenology of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, who remains today one of the m

Graphic Humor in American Periodicals - American Literature Association (5/22/14); proposals due 12/15

full name / name of organization: 
Research Society for American Periodicals
contact email: 
wustert@gmail.com

Graphic Humor in American Periodicals

War and American Periodicals after 1914 - American Literature Assn (5/22/14), proposals due 12/15

full name / name of organization: 
Research Society for American Periodicals
contact email: 
gailey@unl.edu

War and/in American Periodicals after 1914

Writing Spaces in the University - 11/1/13

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA 2014 Meeting
contact email: 
justin.hayes@quinnipiac.edu

In Pascalian Meditations Pierre Bourdieu implies that the acquisition of cultural capital through the exercise of academic discourse simultaneously devalues alternative discourses.

CFP American Circuits, American Secrets. Banff, Alberta: Sept 18-21, 2014.

full name / name of organization: 
University of Alberta / Canadian Association of American Studies
contact email: 
organizers@circuitsandsecrets.com

According to a top-secret 2009 National Security Agency report leaked by now infamous former NSA and CIA employee Edward Snowden, approximately one third of all international telephone calls, and more

Poetry and Precarity in the 21st Century (ACLA 2014, 20-23 March, NYU)

full name / name of organization: 
Charles Legere, Walt Hunter / American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
cdlegere@pitt.edu, hunter1@clemson.edu

Our seminar stakes out a set of texts, terms, and questions for engaging how poems materialize experiences of precarity within the shifting, ubiquitous demands of capital.

[UPDATE] The Future of Black Studies NeMLA 2014 Deadline Extended

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association 2014 Conference Harrisburg, PA
contact email: 
diego.millan@tufts.edu

Black Studies, as a phrase, have more prominently reentered the lexicon of academics in the recent years more prominently.

Writing Back: Language, Identity, Culture, and Difference April 2-3, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Qatar University
contact email: 
eholliday.karre@qu.edu.qa

Writing Back:
Language, Identity, Culture, and Difference
An international two-day conference (2-3 April 2014) at Qatar University

[UPDATE] Australian and American Cinemas: Transnational Perspectives

full name / name of organization: 
Pete Kunze (University at Albany, SUNY) and Stephen Gaunson (RMIT University)
contact email: 
pkunze@albany.edu

Australian and American Cinemas: Transnational Perspectives

Editors: Pete Kunze (University at Albany, SUNY) and Stephen Gaunson (RMIT University)

"Cold War After China," Shanghai, China 27-29 June 2014

full name / name of organization: 
ASAP/6 Shanghai: Modern and Postmodern Arts: China and the Present
contact email: 
belletts@lafayette.edu

I am soliciting proposals for a roundtable discussion on the broad topic of "Cold War After China."

Epistemes and Economies of Expertise

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association, 2013 (NYU)
contact email: 
jsrhee@vcu.edu

http://acla.org/acla2014/epistemes-and-economies-of-expertise/

Crossing the Space Between, 1914-1945; July 17-19, 2014, Institute of English Studies, London; abstract due December 2 2013

full name / name of organization: 
The Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945
contact email: 
Robert Hemmings <roberthe@nipissingu.ca>

The 16th annual conference of the multidisciplinary society,
The Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945

July 17-19, 2014, Institute of English Studies, London

Aging and the Humanities, ACLA New York 2014, Deadline Nov 1, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association, March 20-23, 2014
contact email: 
limbu@pdx.edu, elanacommisso@gmail.com

Dominant representations of old age depict it as a period of debilitation and decline, frailty and dependence, isolation and loss of selfhood.

Call for Book Reviews on Radicalism- OPEN

full name / name of organization: 
Journal for the Study of Radicalism
contact email: 
jsrbookreview@gmail.com

The Journal for the Study of Radicalism is currently looking for potential book reviewers. Currently we have a backlog of works on the following subject matters:
* Leftism in Puerto Rico

Motherhood and Labor in Transnational Women’s Writing (March 20-23 2014, NYU)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association)
contact email: 
shadighazimoradi@gmail.com
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