category: african-american

Diversity and Language Change (MLA, Chicago, 9-12 Jan 2014; abstract deadline 15 March)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Division on Language Change
contact email: 
cpalme20@kennesaw.edu

What role does “diversity” play in understanding language change? Papers will explore perspectives on linguistic diversity, e.g.

Language Change and Literature (MLA, Chicago, 9-12 Jan 2014; abstract deadline 15 March)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Division on Language Change
contact email: 
cpalme20@kennesaw.edu

How does language change matter to literature (and vice versa)?

“Making Meaning at the End of the World: Apocalyptic Texts” [SAMLA Nov. 8-10] Abstracts by 6/7

full name / name of organization: 
Lynne M. Simpson / College English Association
contact email: 
lsimpson@presby.edu

SAMLA 2013 Conference
Conference Theme: "Cultures, Contexts, Images, and Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds"
November 8-10, 2013

Representing African American Adolescence (2014 MLA Special Session Proposal)

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Griffiths/New York Institute of Technology
contact email: 
jgriff02@nyit.edu

This panel seeks papers that address the literary representation of African American adolescence, particularly from the perspective of Black youth narrators, in the post-Civil Rights period.

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of DuBois’ Death and the 110th Anniversary of The Souls of Black Folk

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA--African American Literature Regular Session
contact email: 
srtaylo4@uncg.edu

African American Literature Regular Session: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of DuBois’ Death and the 110th Anniversary of The Souls of Black Folk

SAMLA November 8-10, 2012

Designing and Teaching Interdisciplinary Courses - RMMLA Conference

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA Conference, Vancouver, Washington, October 10-12, 2013
contact email: 
pichugin@sas.upenn.edu

We invite presentations on any aspect of interdisciplinary teaching with focus on strategies for integrating multiple perspectives and approaches into a course while maintaining an overall sense of co

The Long Twentieth Century (1885-2008): Literature, Politics, Aesthetics

full name / name of organization: 
Goldsmiths, University of London
contact email: 
c.sweeneyecl@gold.ac.uk

The Long Twentieth Century(1885-2008):Literature,Politics, Aesthetics
A one day conference

Department of English and Comparative Literature

Goldsmiths, University of London

A Re-examination of Private Military and Security Companies - Abstracts due: April 1, 2013 - Papers due: July 8, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
STAIR, Oxford University
contact email: 
STAIRjournalPMSC@gmail.com

CFP - A Re-examination of Private Military and Security Companies - STAIR - OXFORD UNIVERSITY

Abstracts due: April 1, 2013
Papers due: July 8, 2013
Maximum length of articles: 6000 words

Solo Performances On and Off the Page (PAMLA, November 1-3, 2013; Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA)

full name / name of organization: 
Cathy Irwin/University of La Verne
contact email: 
tirwin@laverne.edu

This panel examines how the voice in solo performance (on the page, stage, internet, etc.) mediate what Judith Butler calls a shared vulnerability or precarity between self and other.

SAMLA 2013 Charles W. Chesnutt Panel Discussion - "Chesnutt’s Gothic Psychology of the Future American"

full name / name of organization: 
Charles W. Chesnutt Association - SAMLA
contact email: 
rlsmith5@memphis.edu or djelzie@memphis.edu

This discussion will focus on how works like Mandy Oxendine utilize the elements of gothic psychology to confound binary racial concepts and to create the mixed-race identity matrix at the foundation

"Architecture and Literature: Reading the Room" (1-3 November, San Diego); Proposal Deadline: 15 April

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
stevensonlushbaugh@gmail.com

Most literary works take place within the context of some sort of constructed space, e.g. a house, an office, a transit node, a place of worship, a place of performance.

Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-speaking Countries

full name / name of organization: 
Black Camera
contact email: 
delphine.letort@univ-lemans.fr

Call for Papers: Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-speaking Countries

Ozarks Studies Symposium September 19-21, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Leigh Adams / Missouri State University--West Plains
contact email: 
leighadams@missouristate.edu

The Ozarks Studies Committee of Missouri State University-West Plains seeks proposals for its seventh annual symposium.

[UPDATE] Violent Sympathies

full name / name of organization: 
Rebeccah Bechtold
contact email: 
rebeccah.bechtold@unco.edu

In The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Adam Smith reminds us that sympathy for another must emerge from an act of imagination.

[UPDATE] Coming Home: Stony Brook University's 25th Annual English Department Graduate Conference--Rescheduled Date: March 16

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate English Society, Stony Brook University, NY
contact email: 
stonybrookenglishgradcon@gmail.com

Due to the weather in the northeast last week, 'Coming Home' has been rescheduled and will now be held on Saturday, March 16.

Modernism and the Queer Ordinary (MSA 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Wilson / Christopher Newport University
contact email: 
mary.wilson[@]cnu.edu

“Queer” has become a familiar modifier of “modernism,” to the point that Heather Love could argue in PMLA that “of all the forms of marginal modernism that have surfaced in the past couple o

[UPDATE] Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (Apr 19-20, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University - English Department
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (4th Annual)

Theme: “Historicizing Difference in Globalized Subjectivities”

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Issue 12.4

full name / name of organization: 
Alan Clinton
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Introducing
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Issue 12.4

Colloquium for American Literature and Culture--NYU

full name / name of organization: 
CALC
contact email: 
nyucalc@gmail.com

The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

CALL FOR PAPERS

Academic journal CFP: Next issue on Bilingualism and Multiculturalism (deadline March 1 - Eng-Span-Fr or Portuguese articles OK)

full name / name of organization: 
Universidad EAN
contact email: 
mltubio@ean.edu.co

CONVOCATORIA

Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas

COMUNICACIÓN, CULTURA Y POLÍTICA

ISSN 2145-1494, Bogotá-Colombia

Periodicidad Semestral

"Efface the Traces!" Modernism and Influence

full name / name of organization: 
Durham University
contact email: 
effacethetraces@gmail.com

Registration is now open for '"Efface the Traces!" Modernism and Influence', a three-day interdisciplinary conference, taking place at Durham University on 9-11 April 2013.

[UPDATE] 20th Annual (dis)junctions Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Conference, Apr 5-6. DEADLINE EXTENDED to Feb 22

full name / name of organization: 
Josh Pearson, University of California Riverside
contact email: 
disjunctions2013@gmail.com

This year’s (dis)junctions conference at UCR invites papers that contribute to conversations around notions of “encountering,” with particular focus given to the operation of texts, understood a

(Re)Presenting the Archive

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sheffield, UK
contact email: 
archive@sheffield.ac.uk

In a Higher Education context where originality in research is increasingly valorised, what place is there for explicitly re-presentational practices such as scholarly editing and curating?

CFP: From Monadism to Nomadism: A Hybrid Approach to Cultural Productions. [Deadline Extension: February 22, 2013]

full name / name of organization: 
The Annual Center for Research in the Humanities & Arts Graduate Students conference will be held at the campus of the University of California, Merced on April 12-13, 2013.
contact email: 
wc.2013gradconf@ucmerced.edu

The Annual Center for Research in the Humanities & Arts Graduate Students conference will be held at the campus of the University of California, Merced on April 12-13, 2013.

[UPDATE] Mod Bods: Modernism, Bodies, and...

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Wyoming English Department
contact email: 
agraham8@uwyo.edu

Mod Bods:
Modernism, Bodies, and…

In Bodies We Trust: Performance, Affect, & Political Economy

full name / name of organization: 
Northwestern University Department of Performance Studies Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
nupsconf@gmail.com

In Bodies We Trust: Performance, Affect, & Political Economy

an interdisciplinary graduate student conference

Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

The Human journal NOW accepts submissions. May 5, 2013 is the deadline for the June issue.

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

The Human (www.humanjournal.org) is an international and interdisciplinary new journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, postcolonial, etc.),

Literary Responses to Mind Science, MLA 2014, Abstracts Due 3/15

full name / name of organization: 
Nikki Skillman / American Academy of Arts and Sciences
contact email: 
nskillman@amacad.org

[UPDATE] Purity: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 11th-12th July 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Excursions Journal, University of Sussex, UK
contact email: 
purity@excursions-journal.org.uk

PURITY: A Call For Papers

UPDATE - EXTENDED DEADLINE - MARCH 1, 2013 - Call for Papers - Critical Disability Discourse (Graduate Journal)

full name / name of organization: 
Critical Disability Discourse
contact email: 
cdsj@yorku.ca

CRITICAL DISABILITY DISCOURSE /
DISCOURS CRITIQUES DANS LE CHAMP DU HANDICAP

Call for Papers - Extended Deadline - March 1, 2013

MLA 2014 (Chicago, 9-12 January 2014) Special Session: "Situating the Self: Immigrant Auto/biography"

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2014
contact email: 
11sg28@queensu.ca, 7af15@queensu.ca

MLA 2014 (Chicago, 9-12 January 2014)
Special Session: "Situating the Self: Immigrant Auto/biography"

[UPDATE] Teaching College Literature (ongoing; new resource)

full name / name of organization: 
Renee Pigeon, Teaching College Literature (TCL)
contact email: 
rpigeon@csusb.edu

Contributions are solicited for a web resource on teaching English literature at the college/university level, Teaching College Literature (http://teachingcollegelit.com).

MLA 2014 CFP Adoption and Disability

full name / name of organization: 
Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture
contact email: 
mf107@nyu.edu

Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture panel invites 15-min. papers that explore connections between adoption and disability (literary and cinematic representation included).

Engaging with Eco-ability 4/27 & 4/28/2013

full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University
contact email: 
ecoability@gmail.com

1st Annual Conference “Engaging with Eco-ability”
University of Binghamton, New York
April 27 and 28, 2013

Theme:
A Politics of Disability and Animal Liberation

Northeast Florida Literary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization/ University of North Florida
contact email: 
james.beasley@unf.edu

Novelist and activist Salman Rushdie observed, “Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth bu

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