James Baldwin, one of the most eminent and evocative American essayists, novelists and playwrights of the twentieth century, would have been ninety-one years old on August 2, 2015. Literary critics have described Baldwin as the most successful African American writer of his time, and even of all time. His prominence or fame are of less importance, though, than the substantial body of complex writing he left behind for readers, students, and scholars to interpret.
The International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, anthropology, business studies, communication studies, criminology, cross-cultural studies, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, literature, discourse studies, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies, visual arts, women and gender studies, queer studies etc…for the December 2015 Issue (Volume Two, Issue Three).
Manuscripts Submission Deadline: November 20, 2015.
For the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Conference, March 17-20, 2016, Harvard University
In 2014, "Religion, Ethics, and Literature" became a new research committee of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA). Its members adhere to a range of scholarly perspectives that represent not only philosophical, but also cultural divergences. While scholars within the group focus their attention on multiple literatures, their perspectives can be grouped under three basic positions, all of which depict how the faculties interact with each other because of the convergence of religion, ethics, and literature.
The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, January 28–29, 2016, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.
This roundtable proposal seeks to expand the conversation on sound studies in literature. Instead of focusing on one time period or geographical area, this roundtable brings scholars of all different types of literature together to discuss sound in literature.
Since the era of slavery and continuing through the present, Black women have articulated a vision of freedom, equality, anti-racism, and racial uplift, drawing from Scripture to sustain their work of promoting equal rights for African Americans. From the early female abolitionists such as Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman, to the anti-lynching activists Ida B. Wells and Mary Talbert, to the twentieth-century civil rights activists Ella Josephine Baker and Septima Clark, and countless others, these "churchwomen" actively challenged the status quo that relegated Black women to the least empowered positions in the social order.
Black Womanist Ethics and The Color Purple as Sacred Text
Call for Panelists --- Abstract Deadline, September 30, 2015
Call for Papers: RAP AND HIP HOP CULTURE Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association
37th Annual Conference February 10-13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center Downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico http://www.southwestpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2015
Submit Paper Proposals Here: http://conference2016.southwestpca.org
Proposals for both Panels and Individual Papers are now being accepted for the Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture Area.
Please consider proposing a paper to the ACLA 2016 seminar on poetry and forgiveness.
See details below and at http://www.acla.org/seminar/poetry-and-forgiveness.
Seminar: Poetry and Forgiveness
Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association
Harvard U., Cambridge, MA, 17-20 March, 2016
Abstracts due 23 September, midnight PST; submit through the ACLA online portal: http://www.acla.org/node/add/paper.