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Unique Perspectives on Black History

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:46pm
Dr. Sonia Mae Brown/Langston University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 4, 2017

James Baldwin once said, “The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.” Baldwin’s words here are significant. Education shapes an individual’s critical questions about the world in which he or she lives and his or her connection to the world at large. This call for papers is for a Skype guest lecturer opportunity aimed at raising the consciousness of students in a Black History course at a HBCU.

The ultimate goal is to create a classroom that merges a variety of teaching styles so that a diverse range of student learning styles are accommodated.

Beyond Afrofuturism

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:44pm
Isiah Lavender III and Lisa Yaszek/Extrapolation
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

CFP: Beyond Afrofuturism

 

Magazines on the Move: North American Periodicals and Travel

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:23am
Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS), Nottingham Trent University/ North American Periodicals Society (NAPS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 28, 2017

A one-day seminar hosted by the Centre for Travel Writing Studies, Nottingham Trent University, in collaboration with the Network for American Periodical Studies.

Friday 22nd September 2017, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus

Deadline for proposals extended: 28th July 2017

 

Keynote speaker: Professor Andrew Thacker (Nottingham Trent University)

Organisers: Dr Victoria Bazin (Northumbria University); Dr Rebecca Butler (Nottingham Trent University); Dr Sue Currell (Sussex University); Prof Tim Youngs (Nottingham Trent University)

Confirmed speakers include Dr Claire Lindsay (UCL) and Dr Rachel Farebrother (Swansea University)

Transpacific Currents: Special Issue of American Music

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:19am
American Music Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Special Issue: Transpacific Currents 

The editorial team of American Music is planning a special issue to appear in 2018 on the topic of transpacific intersections. We invite contributions addressing Asian-Pacific music and musicians within the Americas, as well as music and musicians of the Americas in the Asia-Pacific region.

For consideration, please send an abstract of not more than 300 words and a CV to am.special.issues@gmail.com by September 30, 2017. Invited articles should be approximately 6,000-8,000 words in length including references, and will be due by January 31, 2018.

C19 panel CfP: The Landscape of Tourism in Nineteenth-Century America

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:19am
Emma Newcombe, Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 18, 2017

This proposed panel for the 2018 C19 conference seeks paper proposals on the topic of tourism in nineteenth-century American culture. The panel aims to explore the relationship between tourism and the American landscape. This might refer to tourism’s impact on the American landscape, or how tourists and touristic writers understood and depicted the environment. Papers might also consider how touristic writers grappled with the cultural or political “landscape” of the nineteenth century.

The Shape of the City: Urban Space and Identity in American Writing (NeMLA 2018 Pittsburgh)

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:44pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017


Cities occupy physical, psychological, and cultural spaces that function, as Henri Lefebvre argues in The Production of Space, “in the establishment, on the basis of an underlying logic and with the help of knowledge and technical expertise, of a ‘system’” (11). More recently, Stephen Graham’s Vertical (2016) proposes a multi-layered matrix of spatial effects that examines how inequality is built, reinforced, and exhibited in the modern city space. American writers as disparate as Ralph Ellison and Herman Melville have explored urban spaces as psychologically daunting.

2017 MSI Convening - Call for Graduate Poster Session Proposals (Deadline Extended to July 17)

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:33pm
Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Convening - Richland College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 17, 2017

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

In collaboration with the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving-Institution (AANAPISI) Program, Richland College will host a Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Convening on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.  The theme of these annual convenings is “Minority Student Success: Using Data to Effect Change.”  Whether you attended last year or are hearing about this conference for the first time, we are contacting you to request that you help us make this year’s convening a success by submitting a proposal before the upcoming June 5th deadline.

Transnational Imaginary in Contemporary Ethnic American Literatures (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Françoise Lionnet and Shumei Shi define transnational “as a space of exchange and participation wherever processes of hybridization occur and where it is still possible for cultures to be produced and performed without necessary mediation by center” (Minor Transnationalism 5). Yogita Goyal sees transnationalism “as a replacement for the outdated category of multicultural literature, and as an acknowledgement of the interconnectedness of the United States with the rest of the world through circuits of capital and culture” (Cambridge Companion to Transnational American Literature 7).

Film & History 2017: A Place To Call Our Own: Contesting and Constructing the Home in Independent Film and Media

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:35pm
Matt Connolly, Film & History Conference 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A Place To Call Our Own: Contesting and Constructing the Home in Independent Film and

Media

 

An area of multiple panels for the 2017 Film & History Conference:

Representing “Home”: The Real and Imagined Spaces of Belonging

 

November 1-November 5, 2017

The Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Milwaukee, WI (USA)

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE for abstracts: August 1, 2017

 

"Border Crossers and Crossings: Taking Risks in Writing Fiction" (Creative Writing)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:35pm
Jody Lisberger/NeMLA 2018, Pittsburgh, Apr. 12-15, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

"Border Crossers and Crossings: Taking Risks in Writing Fiction" (Creative Writing) This creative writing panel invites writers to read from and discuss moments in their literary fiction where they or their characters have dared to cross some kind of border. This border might include portraying the life of someone very unlike themselves or outside the spheres of their own world, as in crossing boundaries of race, class, gender, sexuality, ableism, work-life, point-of-view, etc. Or the border crossing might pertain to disrupting traditional forms. Or it might pertain to writing un-p.c. moments or despicable characters or speaking truths that normally don’t get spoken. Or. Or. Or. This panel is not interested in gratuitous violence, porn, or erotica.

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