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MELUS Panel at 2019 American Literature Association Conference

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 9:14am
MELUS: The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 4, 2019

Panel Topic: "'Writing' Wrongs: Notions of Justice and Civic Engagement in Multi-Ethnic American Literature"

updated Gender in 21st Century Television

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 11:15am
Amanda Konkle / Georgia Southern University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 14, 2018

I am seeking a couple of additional essays for an edited collection on Gender and Twenty-First Century Television. I am looking in particular for essays that address contemporary television narratives featuring people of color (such as Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, Empire, Jane, the Virgin, Vida, Atlanta, etc.) If you are interested, please send a 300-word abstract and brief bio to Amanda Konkle,, by December 14. 

This collection is being proposed to an interested peer-reviewed, open access, university-affiliated press. 

I have copied the original call below:

Unsilencing Black Sexuality in the African Diaspora

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 8:27am
Tara T. Green
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 10, 2018

  "Unsilencing Black Sexuality in the African Diaspora" This is a call for papers that offers analysis of Black sexuality studies in Africa and the African diaspora. Essays may address any time period or geographical region. Those that focus on any form of art by Black artists, including film, literature, song, drama/theater, and visual art are particularly welcome. Studies of historical figures are also encouraged. Some topics to consider: How have Black people’s depictions of sexuality changed over time? How have Black people used forms of art to respond to the colonial or dominant “gaze”? How have Black people reclaimed their bodies from the “gaze”? How have Black people defined or redefined sexuality?

Announcing the 2019 First Book Institute: Call for Applications

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 8:38am
Center for American Literary Studies (CALS)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 11, 2019


The 2019 First Book Institute

June 2-8, 2019

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University


Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature

Call for Chapter Proposals: Series on Ecofeminism

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 8:25am
Gabrie'l J. Atchison, PhD/ Buffalo State College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 10, 2018

I am currently in the process of compiling a multivolume series on Ecofeminism. Professors, independent scholars and graduate students are welcome to propose a chapter for the collection. I am particularly interested in Eco-Womanist voices.



Souls Journal Special Issue on "The Black AIDS Epidemic"

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 8:00am
Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Culture, Politics, and Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

“The Black AIDS Epidemic” 

Co-Editors: Marlon M. Bailey (Arizona State University) and Darius Bost (The University of Utah)

Storytelling and the Body

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:54am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 22, 2019

Storytelling and the Body: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
15th to 16th July 2019
Verona, Italy

Pippi to Ripley: Feminist & Fantastic Pop Culture Conference

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:55am
Katharine Kittredge
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019



Pippi to Ripley


Feminist & Fantastic Pop Culture


Ithaca College, April 26-27, 2019


Keynote: Nnedi Okorafor


Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Afrofuturist Author

(Marvel's Black Panther; Akata Witch; Binti; HBO series: Who Fears Death)

Affordable All-ages Academic Conference


Agential Ecoontologies: Revitalizing Folk Magic, Rootwork, and Animism in the Age of the Anthropocene

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:56am
Association for Studies of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Agential Ecoontologies: Revitalizing Folk Magic, Rootwork, and Animism in the Age of the Anthropocene 

13th Biennial Convention, Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

June 26-30, 2019

University of California, Davis