category: african-american

The “Soul” of W.E.B. DuBois: Fifty Years Later

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
donavanramon@gmail.com

The year 2013 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of W.E.B. DuBois’ death. As the premier historian, sociologist, and civil rights activist of the twentieth century, DuBois certainly left his mark within the African Diaspora and beyond. His seminal work, The Souls of Black Folk (1903) includes his prescient formulation that “the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.” Later on, he published Black Reconstruction (1935) and founded two journals, Phylon and The Crisis—this latter one was the official publication of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Racism 2.0: Race in the Digital Age

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
donavanramon@gmail.com

In an op-ed piece for the New York Times last year, cultural critic Touré argued for the end of the term “post-race” as a sanguine way to view race relations. It’s a word that began with President Obama’s election, which erroneously suggests that racism is a distant memory. Though the days of Jim Crow and legal segregation are long gone, race and racism are still very pertinent in myriad ways, most notably online. Any website that includes a “comments” section runs the risk of eliciting racist commentary from its viewers, with YouTube being the most notorious example. Certainly the coverage of the Trayvon Martin death has triggered a wave of racist remarks online. Social media websites, such as Facebook and Twitter, have long been breeding grounds for racism. Coupled with digital racism is the growing issue of online passing—a phenomenon in which people of color represent themselves as white using lighter skinned avatars.

CFP: Contemporary Black Female Sexualities (collection) - Abstracts Deadline: October 1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Trimiko Melancon and Joanne M. Braxton
contact email: 
blackfemalesexualities@gmail.com

For a collection on “Contemporary Black Female Sexualities,” the editors invite essays that explore black women’s sexualities--and representations or manifestations of black female sexual desire

ecloga Journal of Literature and the Arts. Call For Papers 2013. Deadline 10th September 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
ecloga Journal of Literature and the Arts. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
contact email: 
a.campbell@strath.ac.uk : levelsix@strath.ac.uk

ecloga is a B-listed, peer-reviewed journal of literature and the arts published in print and online by postgraduate researchers at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Zora Neale Hurston's THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD 75th Anniversary Conference, September 20-21, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Anna Lillios / University of Central Florida
contact email: 
Anna@ucf.edu

A conference celebrating the 75th-year anniversary of the publication of Zora Neale Hurston’s THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD will take place in Hurston’s hometown of Eatonville, Florida, Septem

The Artistic and Journalistic Practices of Documentary Theater (NeMLA 2013, March 21 - 24, Boston)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
cen@brandeis.edu

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

Imagined Constructions of Community: Continuing Scholarship on Jonathan Edwards (SEA Savannah, Georgia, Feb. 28 - March 2, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrea Knutson - Oakland University
contact email: 
knutson@oakland.edu

Panel Organizer: Andrea Knutson, Oakland University
Chair: Joy A. J. Howard, Saint Joseph’s University

Modes of Mobility: Popular Culture in an Age of Technology - Feb. 8-10, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Scholars Association, Bowling Green State University
contact email: 
bgpcsa@gmail.com

CFP: The Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture
Modes of Mobility: Popular Culture in an Age of Technology

UPDATE: The Literature of Hurricane Katrina

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Ruth Marotte, Associate Professor of English, Graduate Director, University of Central Arkansas
contact email: 
mrmarotte@uca.edu

Seeking abstracts (250 words) and/or critical essays (20-30 pages in length) on works of fiction,poetry,film,television that feature the disaster of Hurricane Katrina within the narrative.

AAH New Voices: Art and its Hierarchies. University of Nottingham, UK. November 24th 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Art Historians
contact email: 
artanditshierarchies@gmail.com

“Good order is the foundation of all good things” Edmund Burke, 1790

The Seventies, Now -- Abstracts September 30; manuscripts November 15; journal issue, December 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Enthymema http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/enthymema/index
contact email: 
cristina.iuli@lett.unipmn.it; stsini@tin.it


In Western post-WW2 history, the Seventies marked a watershed between cultures and societies still defined by a large degree of consensus and societies marked by a high degree of conflict, crossed by political, social, demographic, economic, aesthetic and literary transformations, and characterized by ideological polarizations. From the vantage point of intellectual history, the Seventies registered a relentless questioning of modes of knowing and theoretical foundations, and generated a thorough revision of critical thinking, as the (mainly) French and German traditions of philosophical modernity

[UPDATE] Cinephilia/Cinephobia: New Mediations of Desire and Disgust | Nov. 9-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Pittsburgh Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
contact email: 
pittfilmgradconference@gmail.com

Cinephilia/Cinephobia: New Mediations of Desire and Disgust
University of Pittsburgh, November 9-11, 2012
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)

Conference "Migrations. Sexualities and Genders on the Move" (Deadline: August 15, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Studies on the Languages of Identities - University of Bergamo
contact email: 
stefano.asperti@unibg.it

Interdisciplinary conference
“Migrations. Sexualities and genders on the move”
Bergamo, November 5-6, 2012

The spirit of black music - Call for papers - Deadline: August 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Revue Artéfact / http://revue-artefact.weebly.com/
contact email: 
contact.revue.artefact@gmail.com

CFP: _Feminist Studies in English Literature_ (Deadline: September 30, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
The Korean Association of Feminist Studies in English Literature (KAFSEL)
contact email: 
fselsubmissions@gmail.com

At this time, _Feminist Studies in English Literature_ is actively accepting submissions for the December edition.

[UPDATE] Teaching College-Level Literature: A Resource Guide

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Renee Pigeon, Dept. of English, CSU San Bernardino
contact email: 
rpigeon@csusb.edu

Contributions solicited for a new web resource on teaching English literature at the college/university level.

Confinement, Resistance, Freedom [8-10 May 2013; Izmir, Turkey]

full name / name of organization: 
Ege University 14th Internatiınal Cultural Studies Symposium
contact email: 
css2013ege@gmail.com

Seemingly, the history of humanity has fashioned itself on the tri-partite relationship between confinement, resistance and freedom.

The F Word in Contemporary Women's Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Postgraduate Contemporary Women's Writing Network
contact email: 
thefword@pgcwwn.org

Keynote Speaker: Angela McRobbie

Feminism has always found significant expression in creative
and critical literature, from poetry and pamphlets to modes of

The F Word in Contemporary Women's Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Postgraduate Contemporary Women's Writing Network
contact email: 
thefword@pgcwwn.org

Keynote Speaker: Angela McRobbie

Feminism has always found significant expression in creative
and critical literature, from poetry and pamphlets to modes of

CFP: Special issue on Science Fictions

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel
contact email: 
studiesinthenovel@unt.edu

Call for Papers

Health and illness in culture: 21 Dec 2012 (update)

full name / name of organization: 
Health and illness in culture / center for the study of languages and cultures, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
contact email: 
cameralove@tmu.edu.tw

Call for Papers:
Health and Illness in Culture
full name / name of organization:
Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC) Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan
Contact email:

Post-Racial America?: An Interdisciplinary Conference--November 9 & 10, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Griot Institute for Africana Studies--Bucknell University
contact email: 
griot@bucknell.edu

The Griot Institute at Bucknell University announces and invites paper submissions for a conference entitled Post-Racial America?: An Interdisciplinary Conversation, to be held November 9th and 10th, 2012 in Lewisburg, PA. Keynote speaker: Farah Jasmine Griffin. Conference website: http://www.bucknell.edu/x78200.xml Abstracts due midnight Sept. 1, 2012 to griot@bucknell.edu

Remembering, Forgetting, Imagining: The Practices of Memory (March 2013, New York)

full name / name of organization: 
Fordham University Graduate English Association
contact email: 
practicesofmemory@gmail.com


CFP: Remembering, Forgetting, Imagining: The Practices of Memory
1-2 March, 2013

Keynote speaker: Professor Marianne Hirsch, Columbia University

6th Global Conference: Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity (March, 2013: Lisbon, Portugal)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
ic6@inter-disciplinary.net

6th Global Conference
Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity

Tuesday 19th March – Friday 22nd March 2013
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentation:

Football and Communities Across Codes (February, 2013: Sydney, Australia)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
fcac@inter-disciplinary.net

Conference: Football and Communities Across Codes

Monday 4th February – Wednesday 6th February 2013
Sydney, Australia

Call for Presentation:

3rd Global Conference: Trauma: Theory and Practice (March 2013: Lisbon, Portugal)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
ttp3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Trauma: Theory and Practice

Tuesday 19th March – Friday 22nd March 2013
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentation:

8th Global Conference,Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship (March 2013: Lisbon, Portugal)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
pic8@inter-disciplinary.net

8th Global Conference
Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship

Saturday 16th March – Monday 18th March 2013
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentation:

IALJS-8: “Literary Journalism: Text and Context” (Tampere, Finland; 16-18 May 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for Literary Journalism Studies
contact email: 
imeuret@ulb.ac.be

The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies invites submissions of original research papers, abstracts for research in progress and proposals for panels on Literary Journalism for th

[REMINDER] CFP - Gothic Antipodes: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 22-23 January 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)
contact email: 
conference@ganza.co.nz

The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its inaugural conference, to be held at the Stamford Plaza Hotel, Auckland, on 22-23 January 2013.

2012 ELLAK Global Conference at Busan Convention Center, Korea in December 11-14, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
ELLAK (English Language and Literature Association of Korea)
contact email: 
conference@ellak.or.kr

Call for Papers

2012 ELLAK Internationall Conference on “Border, Translation, and What Then?: Rethinking “Convergence” in English Language and Literature”

New transdisciplinary, open-access e-journal open to papers (deadline ongoing)

full name / name of organization: 
International Journal of Radical Critique
contact email: 
ijrc.editor@hotmail.com

The International Journal of Radical Critique (http://www.radicalcritique.org) is a peer-reviewed, transdisciplinary, open-access e-journal edited by international academics and independent intellectu

THE 2ND WORLD HUMANITIES FORUM, November1-3, 2012, BUSAN BEXCO XONVENTION CENTER.

full name / name of organization: 
UNESCO, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Korea, and Busan Metropolitan City
contact email: 
whf@unesco.or.kr

The 2nd World Humanities Forum, which is co-organized by UNESCO, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Korea, and Busan Metropolitan City, will take place in Busan, Republic of Korea fr

"Abject Blackness" abstracts due by 9/15/2012, completed papers by 11/15/2012

full name / name of organization: 
Ellesia Blaque / Banned Books
contact email: 
bannedbooks@live.com

Banned Books is seeking select papers for an upcoming scholarly text: Abject Blackness: The Tangled Weave of Ethnicity and Nationality in the Hispanic American Community.

Why does a Dominican student, who shares not only physical features, but also the history of enslavement with African Americans, feel compelled to daily remind associates and peers he is not black? Why does a self-identified Afro-Puerto Rican support the idea that he is not connected to Africa and/or African American history? How do Hispanics, particularly among Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, and Cubans, negotiate forced American racial identities and paradigms, while also sharing geographical, public, cultural, and historical spaces with their enslaved cousins, African Americans? Watching people of color shuffle identity and culture in America’s schools, neighborhoods, educational facilities, marketplaces, and political spheres is an observance of negotiations within an Ethnic Interstice—ethnic spaces that are confusing at best, always chaotic, and over time, becoming historically erased. Hispanic, African American, and Native Indian identities are permanently linked by history, slavery, genealogy, culture, community, economy, and policy, all of which are affected, but none of which are controlled by the members of these various ethnic groups.

CFP: Journal of Feminist Scholarship

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Feminist Scholarship
contact email: 
jfs@umassd.edu

At this time, the Journal of Feminist Scholarship is actively accepting submissions.

3rd Global Conference: The Patient (March, 2012: Lisbon, Portugal)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
patient3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
The Patient

Saturday 16th March – Monday 18th March 2013
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentation:

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