category: african-american

[UPDATE] Repetition - with a difference? :: May 9-10, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Conference at University of Toronto
contact email: 
uoftgradcolloquium2013@gmail.com

Last year we heard Barack Obama say “Yes, we can” for a second time, and saw Youtube viewers watch and re-watch Psy’s “Gangnam Style” for the billionth time (really!): we live surrounded by

CFP: Rediscovering Morocco

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the History of Discoveries, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2013
contact email: 
lbeck@mta.ca

Session Proposal: “Rediscovering Morocco”

1930s American Activist Literature

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session, Chicago (Jan. 9-12, 2014)
contact email: 
msullivan@mercyhurst.edu

Depression-era writers responded to the vulnerabilities exposed by economic crisis, social unrest, and environmental catastrophe with artistry motivated by activism.

Slavery in the 21st-Century American Cultural Imagination, MLA Chicago, Special Session (January 9-12, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Gregory Laski
contact email: 
gmlaski@gmail.com

"21st Century Englishes"

full name / name of organization: 
English Studies Conference Committee (Bowling Green State University)
contact email: 
bgsucon@gmail.com

Graduate Student Conference: “21st Century Englishes” on Oct. 19, 2013
Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Contact email: bgsucon@gmail.com

Materiality & Corporeality: The Body in Popular Fiction & Visual Culture, Postgraduate Conference, 6th June 2013

full name / name of organization: 
University of Portsmouth
contact email: 
alexandra.messem@port.ac.uk

Materiality & Corporeality: The Body in Popular Fiction and Visual Culture

Postgraduate Conference, University of Portsmouth
Thursday 6th June 2013

LIMINA JOURNAL 2013 CONFERENCE - "Exclusivity: Boundaries of Difference", June 14th 2013 @ The University of Western Australia

full name / name of organization: 
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies, at The University of Western Australia
contact email: 
liminajournal@gmail.com

LIMINA CONFERENCE 2013

Exclusivity: Boundaries of Difference

[UPDATE] MLA 2014 -- ASECS-Sponsored, Guaranteed Session--Writing Wrongs: Literature and Human Rights in the 18th Century

full name / name of organization: 
Ramesh Mallipeddi
contact email: 
ramesh.mallipeddi@hunter.cuny.edu

Rights are entitlements or justifiable claims; human rights are a special kind of claim that one is entitled to by virtue of being human.

The Black Jacobins Revisited: Rewriting History

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rachel Douglas
contact email: 
Rachel.Douglas@glasgow.ac.uk

The Black Jacobins Revisited: Rewriting History
International conference to be held at the International Slavery Museum and the Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool, 27–28 October 2013

CFP Haunting Whiteness: Rhetorics of Whiteness in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era

full name / name of organization: 
Krista Ratcliffe, Joyce Middleton, and Tammie Kennedy
contact email: 
krista.ratcliffe@marquette.edu

The editors invite chapter proposals that work with the collection’s title, Haunting Whiteness: Rhetorics of Whiteness in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era.

Essay Collection: Identity and Power in Supernatural Teen Dramas (June 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Margo Collins
contact email: 
supernaturalteendrama@gmail.com

Since the advent of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, supernatural dramas aimed at a young adult market have become a staple of the television landscape.

Sports in French and Francophone Literature and Film

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session, MLA Convention, Chicago 2014
contact email: 
roxanna-curto@uiowa.edu; RWines@cornellcollege.edu

How are athletic activities (traditional games, mo

[UPDATE] Deadline extension: The Arts of Attention Conference, Budapest, Hungary (Mar. 31, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Károli Gáspár University
contact email: 
taoa2013@gmail.com; taoa2013@kre.hu

Attention is increasingly regarded by cognitive scientists and evolutionary anthropologists as a faculty whose development in human animals is constitutive of what it means to be human.

“Vestigial Human Nature in Modernist Literature” MSA 15 Sussex (Aug. 29-Sep. 1, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association (MSA)
contact email: 
acyerkes@ntu.edu.sg

This panel for the 2013 Modernist Studies Association Conference seeks to analyze and interpret instances of vestigial essentialism in literary modernism.

Dissent: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English
contact email: 
dagse@dal.ca

Dissent: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Department of English
Graduate Student Conference Dalhousie University
Halifax, N.S.

[UPDATE] The Place of Literature: Fictional Geographies and Literary Constructions of Space (deadline extended until Mar. 7)

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Methodist University English Department (Graduate)
contact email: 
smugradconference@gmail.com

[UPDATE] The Place of Literature: Fictional Geographies and Literary Constructions of Space ($125 award for the best essay)
full name / name of organization:

Innovative Teaching for Social Justice

full name / name of organization: 
Stretch-Accelerated Composition
contact email: 
pccstretch@gmail.com

Website: pccstretch.wordpress.com

Twentieth Century Studies Area 2013 MIdwest Popular Culture/American Culture Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
havenl@ohio.edu

Call for Papers
Twentieth-Century Studies
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference
2013

Friday – Sunday, October 11-13, 2013, St. Louis, MO

[UPDATE] Renaissance of Roland Barthes Deadline 3/1/13

full name / name of organization: 
CUNY Graduate Center Comparative Literature and English Departments
contact email: 
csommers@gc.cuny.edu

The Renaissance of Roland Barthes
Speakers: Jonathan Culler, Diana Knight, Rosalind Krauss, D.A. Miller, and Lucy O'Meara

CALL FOR INVITED PAPERS (FROM EXPERT ONLY)- 2ND ISSUE- MAY, 2013.

full name / name of organization: 
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (IJMESS) ISSN 2304-1366
contact email: 
editor.ijmess@gmail.com

CALL FOR INVITED PAPERS- 2ND ISSUE- MAY, 2013.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (IJMESS) ISSN 2304-1366

PROMINENT FEATURES OF IJMESS:

Sensationalims and the Genealogy of Modernity

full name / name of organization: 
Alberto Gabriele
contact email: 
alberto.gabriele.tau@gmail.com

Sensationalism and the Genealogy of Modernity

A Two-Day International Workshop

Tel Aviv University, December, 18-19, 2013

[UPDATE] The Human journal NOW accepts submissions for June 2013 issue

full name / name of organization: 
The Human, a journal of humanities, social sciences, and arts
contact email: 
human@humanjournal.org

Call for Papers – The Human journal NOW accepts submissions

[UDATE] Supernatural Studies Journal - Inaugural Issue

full name / name of organization: 
Supernatural Studies Association
contact email: 
SupernaturalStudies@gmail.com

Supernatural Studies, a new, peer-edited e-journal welcomes submissions for its inaugural issue, Spring 2013, through March 1.

Marxism..."That is the Question"

full name / name of organization: 
Marxist Literary Group/South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 8-10, 2013
contact email: 
acooke2@emory.edu

Taking a cue from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, this panel focuses on a critical examination of the act or state of calling one’s self a Marxist, that is to say, it asks the question, “What does it mean

Haunting Whiteness: Rhetorics of Whiteness in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era

full name / name of organization: 
Tammie M Kennedy, Joyce Middleton, and Kris Ratcliffee
contact email: 
tmkenendy@unomaha.edu

The editors invite chapter proposals that work with the collection’s title, Haunting Whiteness: Rhetorics of Whiteness in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era.

Special Themed Issue on The Spectral South

full name / name of organization: 
Special Issue of The South Carolina Review: The Spectral South
contact email: 
slauro@clemson.edu & kmangan@clemson.edu

Essay proposals are invited for a special themed issue of The South Carolina Review that examines the images of zombies, vampires, and other undead in the American South.

Vulnerable Times and the Rise of Fascism: Radical Writers on the Front of the Spanish Civil War (MLA Chicago, Jan 9-12 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Foster (CUNY-Graduate Center) and Evelyn Scaramella (Manhattan College)
contact email: 
jashfoster@yahoo.com, evelyn.scaramella@manhattan.edu

This panel explores testimonies of writers who volunteered in the Spanish Civil War. 250-word abstract by 15 March 2013; J.

Creative submissions are invited to upcoming issue of Yellow Medicine Review devoted to the Fairy-tale

full name / name of organization: 
Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought
contact email: 
editor@yellowmedicinereview.com

Yellow Medicine Review is accepting poetry, fiction, and creative essays for its upcoming issue devoted to modern writers working in the myth/folktale genre.

Graphic Novel Panel for PAMLA (Nov. 1-3, 2013); Deadline: March 15, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jschwetm@d.umn.edu

We are currently seeking proposals for papers to be presented as part of a standing session on the Graphic Novel at the 2013 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Meeting in San Diego

What's Material about Vulnerability? MLA, Chicago, Jan 9-12, 2014 (deadline: March 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Joanna Fax and Kimberly Macellaro/Rice University
contact email: 
jmf4@rice.edu, kam5@rice.edu

Seeking new perspectives on the place of materialist theory in the study of vulnerability in American culture, nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature; racial, economic, sexual vulnerabi

Newer New or Coming After? Americanist Literary Criticism at the Present Moment (MLA)

full name / name of organization: 
Jed Dobson
contact email: 
james.e.dobson@dartmouth.edu

This special session panel seeks papers that reflect on the work of the New Americanists. Abstracts (300-500 words) and brief cv by 15 March 2013; Jed Dobson (james.e.dobson@dartmouth.edu).

Postcolonial Studies in the Public Sphere, 17th May 2013.

full name / name of organization: 
Postcolonial-Public
contact email: 
postcolonial.public@gmail.com

An AHRC funded project in association with Durham University & Queen’s University Belfast

[Deadline Extended] Worlds Between: Exploring the Borders, Boundaries, and Gaps that Divide and Bind

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta, Iota Chi Chapter / California State University, Northridge
contact email: 
sigmataudeltaiotachi@gmail.com

"Worlds Between: Exploring the Borders, Boundaries, and Gaps that Divide and Bind"

Saturday, April 27, 2013
California State University, Northridge
Graduate Conference

Call for articles

full name / name of organization: 
International Journal of Communication and Health
contact email: 
communicationandhealth@gmail.com

The International Journal of Communication and Health is an on-line peer-reviewed journal interested in any aspect related to health communication.

MLA 2014 Special Session: Why Rancière is important? (Abstract deadline March 15, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Haythem Guesmi
contact email: 
h.guesmi@umontreal.ca

This special session seeks submissions that discuss themes of vulnerability, resistance and social change in Jacques Rancière’s work.

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