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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

CFP: [African-American] CEA at MLA

Monday, March 17, 2008 - 5:05pm
Coretta M. Pittman

Call for Papers: Confronting Issues of Race in the Academy: Examining
Literary Responses to Racism

CFP: [African-American] Writing into the Profession: Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar (Grad)

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:43pm
Kimberly Reigle

Since our first two conferences met with such success, The University of
North Carolina -Greensboro’s English Graduate Student Association again
asks, “What you working on?” for its third interdisciplinary conference in
English studies. We are each “Writing into the Profession” as we employ
the theories and practices of effective English scholarship. This is not
your usual CFPâ€"we’re not asking you to bend your interests to suit a
specific theme. Instead, we want you to use our conference as an
opportunity to explore and enact just what it means to be part of the
English profession. Bring whatever you are currently working on and engage

CFP: [African-American] CFP: Righteous Readers: Race, Reception, and Book Club Mania

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 11:07am
Michelle Taylor

History of Critical Reception Permanent Section
Righteous Readers: Race, Reception, and Book Club Mania
Midwest Modern Language Association, November 13-16, 2008, Minneapolis, MN
This session invites papers that examine the intersection of race,
reading, and ethnicity. Papers may explore such topics as the
intersection of race and literature in the 19th and 20th centuries; the
explosion of book clubs in communities of color; literacy, books clubs
and domestic nationalism; the explosion of urban literature; and
the ‘Oprah effect.’ Papers that examine race and readership are the focus
of the panel, but papers that explore other aspects of readership are

CFP: [African-American] African American Children's literature MLA special session

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 11:57pm
myisha priest

The study of African American children's literature resides at the
intersection of many disciplines-- African American literature and
children's literature of course, but also cultural studies, studies of
gender and sexuality, American history, popular culture, and more. This
rich and fruitful interdisciplinarity makes for an innovative and exciting
field that, because it has not been claimed by any one field, is often left
out of critical conversations altogether.
   I'm seeking others interested in participating in a special session on
African American children's literature at the 2008 MLA. Please contact me
with your expressions of interest and/or proposals by March 25 at