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Updated: Cinema Televison Literature Association Panels at American Literature Association Conference May 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 7:41pm
Christine Danelski / Cineman Television Literature Associsation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

The Cinema Television Literature Association still welcomes proposals for two panels to be held at the 2018 ALA Conference in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018.

The first panel, “Recent Critical Work on Film and Television Adaptations of Literary Narratives” seeks four presentations based on American literary works adapted for feature film or long-format episodic series.

The second panel “Film and Literary Texts” seeks four presentations on the use of literary texts in feature films or long format episodic series or the use of film or long format episodic series in literary works.

“Black Knowledge, Black Thought”: Reimagining Authors, Artistry, and Archives in the Diaspora

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 10:13am
Howard University Graduate English Student Association(GESA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

“Who Cuts the Border?”
– Hortense Spillers


The Howard University Graduate English Student Association invites submissions for our third annual conference, “Black Knowledge, Black Thought: Reimagining Authors, Artistry, and Archives in the Diaspora” to be held at Howard University on March 22-23, 2018.   In the midst of transitions in the academy and our world, we seek paper abstracts with innovative perspectives and methods of analysis. Presentations may examine individual artistic legacies or may undertake comparative readings of Diasporic and other texts. We welcome pieces that focus upon interpretation of any aspect of the cultural production of the Black Diaspora.


Musicians, Movement, and Literature: Blues and Jazz Representation

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:17am
The Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club website is seeking monthly feature articles ranging between 1,000 and 3,000 words on various blues and jazz topics for 2018. Our organization is looking for individuals who are actively engaged in blues and jazz culture and/or scholarship who are interested in writing conversational yet informative articles for our website.

Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 8:55am
Kent State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017





“Intersectional Approaches to Survival: Legacies of Resistance”

APRIL 12-13, 2018


Keynote Speaker: Professor Linda James Myers


ALA 2018--Comics and Graphic Narratives Circle

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:10pm
Comics and Graphic Narratives Circle at the American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2018

Call for Papers

Comics & Graphic Narrative Circle

American Literature Association

29th Annual Conference: May 24-27, 2018

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA


The Comics & Graphic Narrative Circle welcomes abstracts for presentation at two sessions on comics at the 2018 ALA conference in San Francisco.


Session One:

Underground, Indie, and Alternative Publishing & the Graphic Novel



Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 5:49pm
Anthony Ballas / University of Colorado at Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Edited Volume, Cinema Liberation Theology


I am looking for 7-10 additional 4,000-5,000 word chapters on cinema and liberation theology for an edited collection which a major academic publisher is interested in.

This collection focuses on liberation narratives which are in some way related to or inspired by religious traditions/literatures/practices/discourses from around the world. The films and analyses need not be explicitly religious in content, but need only to be argued in the context of liberation with theology, spirituality, or divinity functioning as a loose guide.

Haunted History in France and America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 7:27pm
French PhD Program, Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 21, 2018

As seen in Charleston, South Carolina and more recently in Charlottesville, Virginia, monuments that celebrate slave-owning heritage such as confederate flags and memorials honoring anti-abolitionists have become contentious subjects, leading to outrage and violence. For some, these controversial symbols represent racial oppression; for others, their heritage, turning historic landscapes into a stage for the ongoing conversation about race and inequality in America.  Unlike France, the United States has yet to officially acknowledge slavery as a crime against humanity or to erect slave memorials that pay homage to the victims.  

Through Mama’s Eyes: Unique Perspectives of Southern Matriarchy

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:49pm
Ernest J. Gaines Center, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

Edited By: Cheylon Woods and McClung, Kiwana  


Format: A collection of 10-15 essays (4000-5000 words, .doc or .docx  and no more than 10 images per submission [300 dpi JPEG or TIFF]; Citation Style: Chicago Manual Style) that address the subject matter in a range of disciplines, from a variety of scholarly perspectives. (Foreword, Introduction, Essays, Photographs/Images/Charts, Conclusion, Appendix.)


Publisher: University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press


Submission requirements:Abstract length: 3-500 words


Centralizing Non-White Voices in Midwest Studies

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:47pm
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 30, 2017

From regionalist writers Gene Stratton Porter and Edward Eggleston through modernists Sherwood Anderson and Willa Cather up to contemporary authors Marilynne Robinson and Jeffrey Eugenides, Midwestern literature is often thought to be by and about white people. This is clearly a falsehood.


American Literature Association: Charles W. Chesnutt panels

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:46pm
Charles W. Chesnutt Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

 The Charles W. Chesnutt Association welcomes abstracts (of no more than 300 words) for presentation at two sessions on the work of Chesnutt at the 2018 ALA conference in San Francisco.


Session One: Outside the Chesnutt Canon