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CFP Reminder: Divining (the) Circum-Caribbean South(s) | Sponsored Panel at SAMLA 88 Conference | Jacksonville, FL | Nov 4-6, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:42am
The Society for the study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

CFP: Divining (the) Circum-Caribbean South(s)
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature
SAMLA 88 | November 4-6, 2016 | Jacksonville, FL

As SAMLA heads to Jacksonville, Florida, for its 2016 conference, one recalls Keith Cartwright’s characterization of the state as a “longtime frontier[] of creolizing contact” (8): “Whether in Old South Jacksonville or St. Augustine, or south of that South in Miami’s creolizing space, Florida repeats itself as an ‘un-American’ frontier of the nation, a multi-ethnic borderland, a point of contested migration and immigration, a location of repeating racialized violence, and a divinatory contact space” (188).

CALL FOR PAPERS - Global Journal of English Language and Literature

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:42am
Global Journal of English Language and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS Papers are invited for the Volume 4, Issue 1 of the Global Journal of English Language and Literature (ISSN 2320-4397) to be published in July 2016. The forthcoming issue will be an Open Issue. The journal features densely theoretical and analytical writings that focus on various aspects of English Studies which address/approach the research problems with methods of and insights borrowed from multiple established disciplines. Accepted papers will be published after peer-review process. This is an online electronic journal and there will be no hard copy of the issues. There are no publication fees or handling charges. The last date for submission is 20th July, 2016. 

PAMLA 2016: African American Literature (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:45am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Looking for paper proposals on any topic relating to African American Literature. Papers relating in particular to the conference theme of “Archives, Libraries, Properties” are especially welcome. 

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to:

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10, 2016. 

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

BILLIE 101: A Hundred and One Years of Lady Day

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:08am
Michael Perez / Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 22, 2016


Jessica McKee and Michael Perez, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

SEVENTH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE Toni Morrison and her role as Editor

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:45am
Toni Morrison Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016


JULY 21-24, 2016, The Roosevelt HotelNew York, New York–CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS–

Greetings, Colleagues,

Roots at 40: Reflections and Remembrances [Update]

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:46am
Goodwin College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

In the final week of January, 1977, the ABC miniseries Roots became the most-watched television program of all time. To the surprise of the show’s producers, Roots became not only a ratings windfall, but a cultural phenomenon, articulating an African-American counter-narrative of American history, provoking a dialogue about the legacy of slavery, and presenting African-American characters with a dignity and integrity that differed sharply from the caricatured representations common to television up to that time. In many ways, the response to the show by the media and the general public constitutes the first of many “conversations about race” that have punctuated the Post-Civil Rights era.

Southern Studies Conference 10-11 Feb. 2017

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:44am
Auburn University at Montgomery
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Now in its ninth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 10-11 February 2017. Topics may include but are not limited to:

Call for Papers--Vignettes: Episodic Tales of in the Lives of Strangers [UPDATED]

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:00am
Farris Lee Francis and Maj. Sylvia C. McPherson Ed.M (Ret)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 2, 2016

Call for Papers--Vignettes: Episodic Tales of in the Lives of Strangers full name / name of organization: Farris Lee Francis and Maj. Sylvia C. McPherson Ed.M (Ret) contact email: 

Vignettes: Episodic Tales of in the Lives of Strangers

Farris Lee Francis and Sylvia C. McPherson seek contributors for their first collection of essays centred on the struggles, pain, love, despair, and destruction which creates the human experience. The editors have extensive background in social science, women and gender studies, and African American studies.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:02am
William Murray
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016


The Eudora Welty Society welcomes a range of papers, but proposals addressing Welty and the SAMLA 88 theme of "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?" are especially welcome. We also are interested in work that investigates how Welty's fiction, essays, or photography interact with politics, jazz, the blues, newspapers, magazines, television, film, and other texts. Consider also how Welty's work has been reimagined by other artists, such as Claire Holley's song "Pleasant Dreams" inspired by "The Whistle." By June 1, 2016, please send a 300-500 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V requirements to William Murray at