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CFP: [African-American] Women's Writing and Voodoo 5/30/2008 (proposals) 7/30/2008 (final)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 6:20pm
Kimberly A. Wells

Women Writers seeks scholarly essays for a Special Issue on any aspect of
Women's Writing and Voodoo. The special issue will be published in the
August 2008 online, peer-reviewed journal Women Writers: A Zine,
available at .

The electronic journal is in its tenth year of continuous bi-annual
publication. Original poetry, creative fiction, and/or artwork will also
be considered for publication.

Please see the website for past special issues as well as "regular"
submissions at:

UPDATE: [African-American] Female Academic Superstardom (2008 M/MLA)

Monday, April 7, 2008 - 3:32pm
(no email)

We have extended our deadline to April 30th, 2008!

The Women's Caucus for the Midwest Modern Languages Association is
inviting 250-word abstracts for a panel entitled "Female Academic
Superstardom." The 50th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language
Association will take place on November 13-16, 2008 in Minneapolis,

This panel will explore female academic superstardom from a variety of
perspectives. Successful abstracts might address one or more of the
following questions:

How does a critic or theorist become an "academostar," a term used to
describe a high-profile academic in a 2001 special issue of The Minnesota
Review devoted to academic superstardom?

CFP: [African-American] MSA X-"Modernism and Global Media"

Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 9:32pm
Derrick R. Spires

MSA X: Call for Panel and Roundtable Proposals
Deadline for Submission of Panel Proposals: May 12, 2008
Deadline for Submission of Roundtable Proposals: May 12, 2008
The 2008 meeting of the Modernist Studies Association will take place at the
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, November 13-16, 2008. The
organization’s annual conference regularly brings together in excess of 500
scholars from a variety of disciplines and features an engaging mix of
keynote addresses, small seminars, panel presentations, and roundtable
discussions. This year’s event, “Modernism and Global Media,” will be
hosted by Vanderbilt University with generous financial support provided by

CFP: [African-American] race and new media

Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 7:33pm
annie seaton

May 3, co-sponsored by, the City University of New York, and

"Race and New Media": An Interdisciplinary, Multi-Media Conference in Downtown Brooklyn:
keynote speakers: Omar Wasow (Harvard,, Joel Rainey (Harvard)

CFP: [African-American] Affective Aesthetics: Representations of Emotion

Friday, March 21, 2008 - 7:53pm
Rice University

Æffective Æsthetics: Representation of Emotion

Rice Graduate Symposium, September 26-27, 2008
Rice University, Houston, Texas

Affective representation in both artistic and lived experience is
frequently explained in terms of competing social, political, and
cultural systems that often nullify one another. Compounding the problem
is the tendency for affect to complicate how we think about
representation; it seems that the two are inextricable. Through
investigating representations of affect within a variety of fields, this
conference proposes to find inroads that will bring the competing claims
of various discourses together into productive dialogue.

UPDATE: [African-American] M/MLA 50th Annual Conference: African American Literature Panel I

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 5:52pm
Faith Bennett

M/MLA (Midwest Modern Language Association) African American Literature I Panel CFP:
Intersections of African American Literacies and Popular Culture
        Paper topics should explore connections between popular culture (film, music, TV) and African
American literacies-i.e.,oral, written, digital. For example, Cornel West, one of the most prominent
African American theorists, has produced a rap CD. What are the implications of such crossover
scholarships? Other questions to consider include, but are not limited to, what are the connections
between popular culture and African American literacies? How are these connections defined? What