category: african-american

African American Folklore and Critical Race Theory

full name / name of organization: 
Western Journal of Black Studies
contact email: 
Issue Editor Professor Aaron N. Oforlea at aoforlea@wsu.edu

This special issue for the Western Journal of Black Studies will address the growing interests in interdisciplinary scholarship on Critical Race Theory and African American Folklore.

Professors for Peace Conference June 15-17, 2012 Nuclear Non-Proliferation: A World of No Nukes?

full name / name of organization: 
Professor for Peace
contact email: 
professorsforpeace at gmail.com

Professors for Peace CFP

Fourth International Maroon Conference: "Independence"

full name / name of organization: 
Fourth International Maroon Conference
contact email: 
fbotkin@towson.edu

Extended Deadline for Fourth International Maroon Conference, "Independence" in Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica, June 20-24, 2012

Modernist Personae and the Legacy of Double-Consciousness

full name / name of organization: 
Ingrid Diran
contact email: 
igd3@cornell.edu

This Modernist Studies Association panel revisits W.E.B. Du Bois’s famous articulation of the problem of racial double-consciousness in relation to modernist literary practice.

Black Feminist Literature journal

full name / name of organization: 
Bfemlit
contact email: 
bfemlit@gmail.com

New online journal Black Feminist Literature (bfemlit) invites original submissions on the following topics for its inaugural Spring 2012 issue: how you fell in love with black feminist literature (o

South Central American Dialect Society Session at SCMLA 2012-San Antonio (Nov. 8-10) Abstracts Due: Mar. 30

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr. - Northwestern State University of Louisiana
contact email: 
reynoldst@nsula.edu

The South Central American Dialect Society invites abstracts for individual presentations (15-20 minutes) for their allied session at the 69th annual conference of the South Central Modern Language As

Modernist Spectacles of Disability (MSA 14), Oct. 18-21, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Claire Barber, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
contact email: 
cbarber3@illinois.edu

"Modernist Spectacles of Disability" (MSA 14)

SAMLA 2012: “Remembering/Rememories of the Middle Passage in Contemporary African American Literature”

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
kmsamuel@uh.edu

Seeking abstracts for the regular session on African American Literature that address the acts of remembering, reimagining, and the rememories of displacement, travel, and exile across the Black Atlan

Reconstruction 12.1 Locations of Stardom

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

Introducing Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Issue 12.1 “Locations of Stardom”

Edited by Lisa Patti and Stanka Radovic, afterword by Barry King

Articles

English Literature 1700 to Present (PAMLA Conference; CFP Deadline April 22)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
annette.hulbert@gmail.com

English Literature (1700 to Present), a standing session, invites papers from a range of theoretical and analytic approaches on any relevant topic.

Marry the Night: Nightlife, Performance, and Queer World Making

full name / name of organization: 
LGBTQ Focus Group, Association for Theater in Higher Education
contact email: 
MarryTheNightConference@gmail.com

August 1, 2012, Washington, D.C. Location, TBA.

The Adventures of Tintin (essay collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Tyler Shores and Tom Ue
contact email: 
tyler.shores@gmail.com and ue_tom@hotmail.com

CFP: The Adventures of Tintin (essay collection)

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED - Debt: Money/Narrative/Belief (August 17-19, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English (DAGSE)
contact email: 
dagse.conference@gmail.com

[DEADLINE EXTENDED]In her 2008 Massey Lectures, Margaret Atwood calls debt “that peculiar nexus where money, narrative or story, and religious belief intersect, often with explosive force.

"Prison and Literary Production" October 19-21, 2013, PAMLA

full name / name of organization: 
Seth Michelson, Presiding Officer / 110th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
smichels@usc.edu

This special seminar aims to expose, contest, and reformulate relationships between incarceration and literary production in the hemispheric Americas.

Transatlantic Studies Association Conference CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Transatlantic Studies Association
contact email: 
David.ryan@ucc.ie

CALL FOR PAPERS
Transatlantic Studies Association
Annual Conference
University College Cork, Ireland,
July 9-12, 2012

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA), October 19-21, 2012, Seattle University, deadline: April 22

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

The 110th annual meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference will take place from October 19 to 21, 2012, at Seattle University, Seattle, Washington.

Black Leadership Conference October 18-19, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
African American Studies at UNC-Greensboro
contact email: 
afs@uncg.edu

23rd Annual Conference on African American Culture and Experience (CACE)
African American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
On the campus of UNCG in Greensboro, NC

SAMLA 2012: Beyond the Pleasure Principle?

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Division
contact email: 
gerard@utk.edu

We are seeking proposals for the Comparative Literature regular session at this year's South Atlantic Modern Language Association meeting in Durham, NC from November 9 to 11.

[UPDATE] Brave Words: Literature and Student Veterans (MLA 1/3-1/6/13)--DEADLINE EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
2013 Modern Language Association annual convention in Boston, January 3-6, 2013
contact email: 
wccorley@csupomona.edu

***DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 3/21/12***

KEYNOTE UPDATE "After Queer, After Humanism" Rice University English Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University English Symposium
contact email: 
rice.symposium@gmail.com

Rice University English Symposium

Keynote Address by Professor Lee Edelman, Tufts University

Sept. 14-15, 2012

After Queer, After Humanism http://afterqueerhumanism.blogs.rice.edu/

Race, Perception, and Modernist Spectacle (MSA 14, October 18-21, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Joshua Lam / University at Buffalo (SUNY)
contact email: 
jdlam@buffalo.edu

“Race, Perception, and Modernist Spectacle”

[UPDATE] Children in Text, Person and Theory, CFP - March 20, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Vasuki Shanmuganathan, University of Toronto
contact email: 
v.shanmuganathan@utoronto.ca

Children in Text, Person and Theory
Thursday, 19 April 2012, University of Toronto

[UPDATE] - Reconfiguring Authorship’

full name / name of organization: 
Research on Authorship as Performance (RAP) project, English Studies, Ghent University
contact email: 
soren.hammerschmidt@ugent.be

Thursday, November 15-Sunday, November 18, 2012
Ghent University, Belgium

[UPDATE] Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights (PAMLA, Deadline 4/22/12)

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bhalltw@gmail.com

CFP: Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights (PAMLA, Deadline 4/22/12)
PAMLA: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: bhalltw@gmail.com

Call for Abstracts (April 23, 2012) for CRITICAL INSIGHTS: LITERATURE OF PROTEST AND LIBERATION, a collection of scholarly essay

full name / name of organization: 
Kimberly Drake/Scripps College
contact email: 
kdrake@scrippscollege.edu

The editor of the book Critical Insights: Literature of Protest and Liberation, a collection of scholarly essays (under contract with Salem Press/EBSCO) seeks contributions on any aspect of protest li

Seventh Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies Uppsala, 20-22 September 2012. Deadline 1 April 2012

full name / name of organization: 
SAAS - Swedish Association for American Studies
contact email: 
chloe.avril@eng.gu.se

Seventh Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies, Uppsala, 20-22 September 2012

Call for Papers

4th International Symposium: Otherness, Agency and Belonging. 6th-8th, November, 2012. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

full name / name of organization: 
International Network for Alternative Academia
contact email: 
oab-4@alternative-academia.net

4th International Symposium:
Otherness, Agency and Belonging

Part of the Research Program on:
Recognition, Agency and the Politics of Otherness

REMINDER: Cine-Excess VI: TRANSGLOBAL EXCESS: THE ART AND ATROCITY OF CULT ADAPTATION

full name / name of organization: 
Cine-Excess
contact email: 
Filippo.dellucchese@brunel.ac.uk

The 6th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents

Cine-Excess VI: TRANSGLOBAL EXCESS: THE ART AND ATROCITY OF CULT ADAPTATION

24th-26th May 2012,

[MLA Boston 2013 Panel] Across the Global Pacific: Transcultural Exchange and New Narrative Forms

full name / name of organization: 
Koonyong Kim
contact email: 
koonyong.kim@gmail.com

The past decade has seen an upsurge of interest in globalization and the resulting formation of transnational culture as scholars in a variety of disciplines seek to reconfigure national literature an

Harlem Spectacle (MSA 14)

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Hannah / University of Oregon
contact email: 
mhannah@uoregon.edu

In the chapter “Spectacles in Color” in his autobiography The Big Sea, Langston Hughes describes the famous Hamilton Club Lodge Ball as the “Strangest and gaudiest of all Harlem spectacles.” F

[Update] Critical Insights:Zora Neale Hurston

full name / name of organization: 
Sharon Lynette Jones
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

I am seeking abstracts about Zora Neale Hurston and/or her publications for an edited book called

[Update] Critical Insights:Zora Neale Hurston

full name / name of organization: 
Sharon Lynette Jones
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

I am seeking abstracts about Zora Neale Hurston and/or her publications for an edited book called

Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – EXTENDED DEADLINE: April 22, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
melanieh@u.washington.edu

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

COMPARATIVE AMERICAN ETHNIC LITERATURES

“WRITING THE BODY (POLITIC)”

2012 Annual SAMLA Conference-Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ljsmith@gsu.edu

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association welcomes proposals for full panels or calls for papers for the 2012 SAMLA Convention, which will be held in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Novem

Anger in Women's Fiction - MLA 2013 - Extended Deadline: March 26

full name / name of organization: 
Caroline Godart / Rutgers University
contact email: 
caroline.godart@gmail.com

This panel will focus on anger in twentieth and twenty-first-century fictional works by women writers both within and beyond the English-speaking world.

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