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albeit Issue 4.1: Black Lives Matter Call for Book Reviews

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:54pm
albeit Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Issue 4.1: Black Lives Matter

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly book reviews exploring the theme of "Black Lives Matter." We are interested in reviews addressing fiction, nonfiction, visual, or digital texts that explore this topic. Examples include but are not limited to: Men We Reaped (Jesmyn Ward); Welcome to Braggsville (T. Geronimo Johnson); “Black Panther” (Ta-Nehisi Coates); Lemonade (Beyonce).

Please email completed reviews to by December 15.

Frank Yerby Panel at CLA 2017

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:02pm
Matthew Teutsch
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 5, 2016

Frank Yerby, over the course of his literary career, published thirty-three books. Throughout his lifetime, he sold millions of copies of those books becoming a millionaire in the process. Even with these successes, Yerby remains a footnote in the histories of American literature. As such, we seek to organize a panel for the 2017 College Language Association in Columbia, Missouri, on Frank Yerby’s work and life.

Roundtable: Art, Public Scholarship, and Baltimore

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

From David Simon’s Homicide, The Corner, and The Wire to the novels of George Pelecanos, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s books and blog, and Jelani Cobb’s journalistic histories of the city, Baltimore has become a focus of cultural and scholarly engagements with issues of race, class, community, justice, and identity in contemporary America. In this roundtable, we’ll consider these and other voices and texts, using their works and Baltimore itself to help us discuss and analyze the place and role of artistic, journalistic, and public scholarly engagements with 21st-century America.

CFP For SEA 2017: Spaces of Death in the Cultures of the Atlantic World

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:13am
Jonathan Nash / College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 29, 2016

Please consider submitting a proposal to this accepted panel for the 2017 Society of Early Americanists Conference (March 2-4, 2017, Tulsa, Oklahoma)



Spaces of Death in the Cultures of the Atlantic World


Call For Abstracts: Teaching Race and Ethnicity in Academia

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:14am
Jason Cohen / Berea College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Call for Abstracts

Deadline for abstracts: October 31, 2016 

Topic and Title: “Teaching Race and Ethnicity in Academia”


The editors, Dwayne Mack and Jason Cohen, seek new contributions for a collection focused on practices and theories related to teaching race and ethnicity in the classroom. Chapters may engage pedagogical or critical approaches that consider teaching race in its relationship with at least one of the following:

ACLA 2017: A Poetics of Emergency

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 1:04pm
Melissa Parrish/Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016

This seminar proposal is for an ACLA 2017 seminar, which will be held in Utrecht from July 6-9, 2017. 

Charles Brockden Brown Society Conference -- Dublin 2017

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:15am
Michelle Sizemore/University of Kentucky
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Migration, Diaspora, Circulation and Translation 
October 5-7, 2017
University College Dublin, Clinton Institute for American Studies
Dublin, Ireland
A conference sponsored by the Charles Brockden Brown Society

SEA 2017 -- Early American Mysticisms

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:15am
Michelle Sizemore/University of Kentucky
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

“The mother sea and fountainhead of all religions lies in the mystical experiences of the individual.”
—William James to Henry Rankin, 1901

Call for Editors: The Langston Hughes Review (Update)

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 12:02pm
The Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Call for Editors
Langston Hughes Review Journal
Editorship: To begin August 1, 2017 for a five-year period.

The Langston Hughes Society is accepting proposals for a dynamic, energetic new editor for the Langston Hughes Review. The deadline for receipt of application is February 15, 2017.

Rap and Hip Hop Culture CFP

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:09am
Pop Culture and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Call for Papers

Rap and Hip Hop Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)


38th Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2017

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2016