category: african-american

Calls for Edited Collection: Ethnic Perspectives on Ethnic Literatures: A Contemporary Critical and Theoretical Reader (1 Sept)

full name / name of organization: 
Editors J. Stephen Pearson and Carrie Louise Sheffield
contact email: 
stpears11@gmail.com ; carrielouisesheffield@gmail.com

Inspired by Simon Ortiz’s “Towards a National Indian Literature: Cultural Authenticity in Nationalism” and Jace Weaver, Craig Womack, and Robert Allen Warrior’s American Indian Literary Nationalism, this collection will be a site for emerging as well as well-known ethnic critics and theorists to illustrate where they see their respective fields heading and construct perspectives outside of western ideologies.

[UPDATE] Pleasures of Romance (deadline extended to May 30, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for the Study of Popular Romance
contact email: 
eselinge@depaul.edu

The Fourth Annual International Conference on Popular Romance Studies

The Pleasures of Romance

York, United Kingdom
27-29 September, 2012

UPDATE: Florida

full name / name of organization: 
CFP: Florida Collection
contact email: 
j.rice@uky.edu

CFP: Collection

Florida

Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST): Special Issue on Transnational Feminism(s)

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Turkey (ASAT)
contact email: 
tanfer.emin@gmail.com

Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST): Special Issue on Transnational Feminism(s)
Guest edited by Tanfer Emin Tunc, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

[UPDATE] CFP for Fan CULTure: An Examination of Participatory Fandom in the 21st Century

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Jonathan Lampley
contact email: 
jlampley@daltonstate.edu

With the advent of new media technologies and social networking sites making communication faster and easier than ever, there exists a dearth of opportunity to see how fan cultures have evolved as a r

Short Story Panel / 2012 MMLA

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
katy.leedy@marquette.edu

This session welcomes critical papers on the short story for the annual MMLA convention. Proposals may be related to the conference theme of Debt, but it is not necessary.

THATCamp HBCU

full name / name of organization: 
THATCamp HBCU at Atlanta University Center
contact email: 
thatcamphbcu@gmail.com

Calling all Computer Geeks, Humanists, and Wannabe Techies!

THATCamp HBCU is coming to the Atlanta University Center Library on June 14-15, 2012.

July 31st 2012. New parameters in the construction of lyrical subjects in contemporary poetry

full name / name of organization: 
452ºF Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature (www.452f.com)
contact email: 
redaccion@452f.com

The monographic section will address new parameters in the construction of lyrical subjects in contemporary poetry, including theoretical and practical scopes of investigation:

Apollon eJournal - Undergraduate Submissions deadline 6/15/2012

full name / name of organization: 
Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities
contact email: 
apollonejournal@gmail.com

Apollon eJournal announces its second issue and CFP.

How Did I Write That? Reflections on Singularity in the Creative Process, Oct. 1

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Issue 13.1
“How Did I Write That? Reflections on Singularity in the Creative Process”
Edited by Alan Clinton and Angela Flury

NYCEA "Literature and the Arts" October 12-13, 2012 Buffalo, NY

full name / name of organization: 
New York College English Association
contact email: 
giordano@villa.edu

The 2012 New York College English Association Conference will be held at Villa Maria College in Buffalo, NY, a small Catholic college that specializes in art and music programs.

Harlem Renaissance Issue Modernism/Modernity

full name / name of organization: 
Adam McKible/John Jay College
contact email: 
amckible@jjay.cuny.edu

Modernism/Modernity is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on new approaches to the Harlem Renaissance, guest-edited by Adam McKible and Suzanne W. Churchill.

PAMLA: Panel CFP: Literature and the Other Arts

full name / name of organization: 
The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
apmiller@uga.edu

The 2012 PAMLA Conference at Seattle University (October 19-21, 2012) has over 130 approved sessions.

CFP: The 9th Biennial Symbiosis Conference 2013: Anglo-American Literary & Cultural Relations [07/04 - 07/07/13; deadline: 01/3

full name / name of organization: 
Symbiosis: Journal of Anglo-American Literary & cultural Relations, and Brunel University, West London
contact email: 
Philip.tew@brunel.ac.uk / t.m.l.scott@reading.ac.uk

Venue: Brunel University, London, UK
Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th July, 2013

Guest speaker: novelist Will Self on ‘My American Self.’
Other keynote speakers: tba.

CFP: Literature and Religion: Sanctuary, Sacred Space & Theology of Place (PAMLA: Seattle, WA; October 19-21, 2012; Extended Dea

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
haein.park@biola.edu

“Whatever is true for space and time, this much is true for place: we are immersed in it and could not do without it.

(SAMLA 2012) Authorial identity and racial depiction (SSSL session)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association, session for Society for the Study of Southern Literature
contact email: 
sharon.colley@maconstate.edu

FAILURE OF IMAGINATION? AUTHORIAL IDENTITY AND RACIAL DEPICTION
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
2012 South Atlantic Modern Language Association

[UPDATE] The AnaChronisT (5/31/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
The AnaChronisT
contact email: 
anachronist@freemail.hu

The AnaChronisT 17 (2012) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2012/3.

"Social Justice: Voices from the Past and Beyond" --- deadline July 1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
"Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity"
contact email: 
connect@bloomu.edu

Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity invites submissions for our fall 2012 issue.

4th World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality

full name / name of organization: 
Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice
contact email: 
rwilkins@umn.edu

Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice
University of Minnesota
CONFERENCE ANNOUCEMENT AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

[UPDATE] PAMLA Conference: Seattle University (April 22 paper proposal deadline; October 19-21 conference

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
svonkin@netzero.com

The 2012 PAMLA Conference at Seattle University (October 19-21, 2012) has over 130 approved sessions.

[UPDATE] Extended deadline for CWWA-FWSA conference

full name / name of organization: 
The Feminist and Women's Studies Association/The Contemporary Women's Writing Association
contact email: 
feminismandausterityconference@gmail.com

Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity?
Current Issues and Future Challenges

Friday 28th September 2012
The University of Nottingham

Keynote Speakers:

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture - MPCA/ACA

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
promins2@msu.edu

The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture for our annual conference.

Fashion Panel at MPCA/ACA Conference 2012-- October 12-14: Deadline, April 30, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Pop Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
kobrien1@memphis.edu

Call for Papers:
FASHION
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Columbus, OH
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Deadline: April 30, 2012

PAMLA 2012/Comparative Media Session/Deadline April 22nd, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
kimberly.hall@email.ucr.edu

COMPARATIVE MEDIA STANDING SESSION: NETWORKS AND KNOWLEDGE

PAMLA 2012 Conference—October 19-21, 2012, Seattle University

Survival [update]

full name / name of organization: 
Michigan College English Association
contact email: 
edemerly@aol.com

http://www.michcea.com

Call for Papers: MCEA Conference, Friday, October 26, 2012
Theme: Survival
Luncheon Speaker: Patricia Clark, Poet-in-Residence at GVSU

The 1st Biennial U.S. Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference Haciendo Caminos: Mapping the Futures of U.S. Latina/o

full name / name of organization: 
Professors Richard Perez and Belinda Rincon
contact email: 
latlitconfnyc@gmail.com

The 1st Biennial U.S. Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference

Haciendo Caminos: Mapping the Futures of U.S. Latina/o Literatures

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Fairy Tale Collection of Essays

full name / name of organization: 
Christine Garbett M.A., ABD, Nadine Farghaly M.A.
contact email: 
Fairytale.Collection@gmx.de

The new millennium has born witness to a multitude of reinventions. Various mythological creatures have been reinvented, vampires, werewolves, and zombies to name but a few.

Transnational Literatures, Gender and State Power, edited volume (Abstract deadline: May 15, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Joan Conwell and Gema Ortega, Editors
contact email: 
joanie.conwell@gmail.com or ortega@sxu.edu

Increasing interest in the conceptualization of “Transnational Literatures” calls for a re-appraisal of the role of gender in contesting official discourses of nation and power.

MPCA 2012-- Southern Literature and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
anne.canavan@gmail.com

Call for Papers

[REMINDER] Princeton Comparative Poetics Colloquium: Poiesis and Techne

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Stergiopoulos
contact email: 
poiesistechne@gmail.com

“Poiesis and Techne”

Seventh Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Colloquium
Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Deadline for Proposals: April 9, 2012

UPDATE Extended Submission Deadline for Paper Proposals and Creative Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Ninth Biennial College Southern Women Writers Conference
contact email: 
swwc@berry.edu

Deadline Extension on Call for Papers and Creative Submissions

Ninth Biennial Southern Women Writers Conference
Berry College, Mount Berry, GA, 30149
September 20-23, 2012

CFP for the Language and Popular Culture Area of the MAP/ACA annual conference, November 1-3, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/AmericanCulture Association
contact email: 
joe.trotta@eng.gu.se

Call for Papers
Language and Popular Culture Area
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
23rd Annual Conference
Abstract Deadline: June 15, 2012

Wyndham Grand Hotel

Lights: The MESSA Quarterly, Vol. 1, Issue 3. Upcoming submission deadline: April 6th

full name / name of organization: 
Middle Eastern Studies Student Association (MESSA) for the Center of Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Chicago
contact email: 
uchicagomessalights@gmail.com

We invite Master’s students from all departments to submit work on a range of topics related to Middle Eastern studies.

Call for Submissions: Electronic & Print Journal Looking for Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
A Few Lines Magazine
contact email: 
JFoster.Editor@gmail.com

A Few Lines Magazine is currently accepting submissions for its fifth issue, which is slated to come out this summer. Our publication is growing rapidly, and our readership is larger than ever.

The Golden Age: Nostalgia in Word and Image

full name / name of organization: 
University of Dundee
contact email: 
e.r.rogers@dundee.ac.uk
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