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Time and Trauma in Twentieth-century Literature

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 2:09pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 9, 2016

Abstracts for papers are requsted for the panel "Time and Trauma in Twentieth-century Literature" at

The 48th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, USA


"Straight Outta English"

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:27am
Todd Craig / Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016





After the success of the NWA hip-hop biopic Straight Outta Compton, the importance that NWA played in the emerging culture we knew then as hip-hop is crystal clear. Subsequently, it is also clear that this once-emerging culture is now the pulse for popular culture. At the same time, movies like Dope become critical in thinking about the rendering and (re)rendering of hip-hop in this new wave of popular culture. This viewpoint is evident by simply observing the following nexus of events:


Philosophical Ruptures: The Counter-hegemonic Mission of Africana Literature

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:31am
LaRose T. Parris/LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The literary productions of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century African diasporic thinkers are widely acknowledged as the discursive corrective to African enslavement and colonization under Western hegemonic domination. Olaudah Equiano’s, David Walker’s, and Frederick Douglass’s works emphasize the significance of ancient African history and agitate for the abolition of chattel slavery; in the early twentieth-century, W.E.B. Du Bois’s Black Reconstruction (1935) and C.L.R. James’s The Black Jacobins (1938) contest the Eurocentricity of traditional Marxian thought by highlighting the import of enslaved African labor to the development of the modern Western capitalism.

International James Baldwin Conference

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 9:47am
The Department of American Culture and Literature, Başkent University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016


International James Baldwin Conference

04-05 May 2017

Ankara, Turkey

Call for Papers, Proposals, and Participation

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 1:30pm
Jane Marcus Feminist University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016


Call for Papers, Proposals, and Participation:

Due July 15, 2016

Jane Marcus Feminist University

Friday, September 9, 2016

9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Graduate Center, City University of New York

365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

C-Level, Rooms C201, C202, C203


Extension: CFP for Octavia Butler collection

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:54am
Martin Japtok/Rafiki Jenkins
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016


Deadline extension: Octavia Butler essay collection


We invite essays on any aspect of Octavia Butler’s multi-faceted work, from her continued exploration of the topics of domination, slavery, symbiosis, and exploitation, to her ecological vision, to her exploration of gender systems, to genre considerations, etc. etc. Essays from 3000 to 6000 words are recommended, but no strict word limit (MLA format). 

Please send essays to either Martin Japtok ( or Rafiki Jenkins ( by December 15, 2016.