category: african-american

Volunteers Needed for Digital American Studies Project

full name / name of organization: 
Geoff Hamilton, Their America
contact email: 
theiramericaweb@gmail.com

We -- a group of researchers creating an ambitious digital humanities project called Their America -- are looking for volunteer contributors to our site.

Faking It: Forgery and Problems of Authenticity, February 22nd 2013

full name / name of organization: 
History of the Book Working Group, UC Berkeley
contact email: 
thehistoryofthebook@gmail.com

Call for Papers: “Faking It: Forgery and Problems of Authenticity”
A History of the Book Working Group Conference, UC Berkeley
Saturday, February 22, 2014

Critical Caribbean Symposium 2013 Location: College of The Bahamas, Nassau Bahamas Dates: November 22-23

full name / name of organization: 
The Critical Caribbean Symposium Series, The College of The Bahamas
contact email: 
criticalcaribbean@gmail.com

Critical Caribbean Symposium 2013
Location: College of The Bahamas, Nassau Bahamas
Dates: November 22-23
CFP

[UPDATE] - Rendering (the) Visible II: Figure, February 6-8, 2014- second keynote speaker and opening screening

full name / name of organization: 
Moving Image Studies Doctoral program, Georgia State University
contact email: 
movingimagestudies@gmail.com

RENDERING (THE) VISIBLE II: FIGURE
Georgia State University, Atlanta GA
February 6-8, 2014

Amiri Baraka at 80

full name / name of organization: 
University of Kent
contact email: 
b.hickman@kent.ac.uk

Keynote speaker: Paul Gilroy

With a reading from Amiri Baraka

2014 SE Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
West Palm Beach Atlantic University
contact email: 
lisa_marzano@pba.edu

Call for Papers: 2014 Southeastern Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature
Palm Beach Atlantic University, April 3-5, 2014
West Palm Beach, FL

Photography and violence: Call for papers for dossier in Nuevo Mundo/Mundos Nuevos

full name / name of organization: 
Piroska Csúri
contact email: 
piroska.csuri@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Photography and violence: Representations and disputes
Special dossier of the journal Nuevo Mundo, Mundos Nuevos
Section “Images, memories and sounds”

Late 20th Century Literary and Cinematic Representations of Slavery

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association: 45th Annual Convention, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
contact email: 
donavanramon@gmail.com

Quentin Tarantino’s movie *Django Unchained,* has been polarizing since its 2012 release.

Teaching African American Literature in the Age of Obama

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association: 45th Annual Convention, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
contact email: 
donavanramon@gmail.com

In 2011, Kenneth Warren made the provocative assertion that African American literature is now a dead genre; it grew out of the Jim Crow era when writers were explicitly engaged with representing blac

Call for Artices: (Un-)Boundedness: On Mobility and Belonging

full name / name of organization: 
Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture
contact email: 
submissions@diffractions.net

(Un-)Boundedness: On Mobility and Belonging

Deadline for submissions: November 15 2013

Public Religion and Issues of Homosexuality in Contemporary Africa

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Adriaan van Klinken, University of Leeds
contact email: 
a.vanKlinken@leeds.ac.uk

—Call for Papers—

Public Religion and Issues of Homosexuality in Contemporary Africa

edited by

Extended Deadline! Cannibal Modernisms Comparative Literature Conference, King's College London, November 8th, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
King's College London Comparative Literature Annual Graduate Conference
contact email: 
cannibalmodernisms@gmail.com

Call For Papers Deadline: August 16th, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Professor Xudong Zhang, Professor of East Asian Studies and Comparative Literature, New York University.

PCA/ACA Conference: Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry - Nov. 1

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association
contact email: 
KatMann@gmail.com

The Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association invites proposals from two kinds of panelists: those reading original poetry and those deliver

Folklore and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
contact email: 
kathryn.edney@regiscollege.edu

The Folklore and Popular Culture Area Chair of the PCA/ACA invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of folklore and popular culture.

Suffragette Legacy; How does the History of Feminism Inspire Current Thinking in Manchester?

full name / name of organization: 
Camilla Mørk Røstvik/University of Manchester with People's History Museum Manchester
contact email: 
suffragetteevent@gmail.com

Suffragette Legacy
How does the History of Feminism Inspire Current Thinking in Manchester?
Saturday 8 March 2014

Call for Papers

Vice and Assimilation in American Literature - NeMLA - Harrisburg, PA (April 3-6, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Francisco.Delgado@stonybrook.edu

This panel seeks papers that explore narratives wherein the process of assimilation is completed through vice rather than through the virtues of hard-work and persistence.

[UPDATE] ACIS Midwest Regional Conference (Deadline: September 6, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies
contact email: 
acismidwest@gmail.com

The 37th annual ACIS Midwest Regional Conference in Iowa City (October 10-12, 2013) welcomes proposals for papers on any and all topics related to Irish studies – from new and existing ACIS members,

[UPDATE] "Race and Reception" -- NeMLA Harrisburg, PA, April 3-6, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
laz55@unh.edu

This panel will examine U.S. race relations and ethnic identity through the lens of literary reception. How do communities of readers overlap or stray beyond communities of race?

Teaching the Digital North American Slave Narrative: A Roundtable

full name / name of organization: 
C19, Chapel Hill, March 13-16, 2014
contact email: 
pathorn@unc.edu

Applicants to this roundtable session should submit an assignment or syllabus (new or previously used) that asks students to engage with one or more of the slave narratives hosted online at Documentin

CFP: Five Years Beyond Douglass: Expanding the Conversation

full name / name of organization: 
C19, March 13-16, 2014
contact email: 
zach.hutchins@colostate.edu

This panel invites participants to put in practice the call of Michael Drexler and Ed White and avoid “streamlined, artificially constructed canons” of African-American literature by engaging one

"The Writings of Langston Hughes: Pathway and Portico to Circum-Caribbean Literature" (March 26-March 29, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
The Langston Hughes Society
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Langston Hughes Society
Panel: “The Writings of Langston Hughes: Pathway and Portico to Circum-Caribbean Literature”
College Language Association Convention 2014

Wish You Were Here: Positions, Interactions, and Environments

full name / name of organization: 
University of Florida English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
ufl.ego@gmail.com

Wish You Were Here: Positions, Interactions, and Environments
24-26 October 2013
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Keynote speaker: Mathias Nilges (St. Francis Xavier University)

Cross-cultural Studies Call for Paper Submissions to Volume 1, No. 9, deadline 15 Sept. 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
contact email: 
cfcs@nccu.edu.tw, cfcsjournal@gmail.com

Cross-cultural Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Apollon eJournal - Undergraduate Submissions deadline 9/15/2013

full name / name of organization: 
Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities
contact email: 
apollonejournal@gmail.com

Check the website, apollonejournal.org, for submission details on publication, or for an application to work with us.

The Southern Studies Conference at Auburn University at Montgomery (February 7-8, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
AUMLAC: Southern Studies Conference, Auburn University at Montgomery
contact email: 
aumlac@aum.edu

The sixth annual Liberal Arts Conference at Auburn University at Montgomery invites panel and paper proposals on the literature of the American South. Topics might include:

British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference

full name / name of organization: 
British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference
contact email: 
bcpcs2014@bcpcsconference.com

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United S

MELUS CFP for 2015 Special Issue on African American Print Cultures

full name / name of organization: 
MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
contact email: 
hrambsy@siue.edu

MELUS CFP for 2015 Special Issue: African American Print Cultures
Guest Editors: Joycelyn Moody and Howard Rambsy II

The Sixth Language and Linguistics Student Conference

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Central Oklahoma Language Society
contact email: 
langconf@gmail.com

THE SIXTH LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2013
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

Literature and Medicine in the Eighteenth Century: NEMLA 2014, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; April 3-6

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen Alves/CUNY
contact email: 
kalves@qcc.cuny.edu

Literature and Medicine in the Eighteenth Century

[UPDATE] Registration Open & CFP: Ordinary/Everyday/Quotidian

full name / name of organization: 
University of York
contact email: 
oeqyork2013@gmail.com

Ordinary/Everyday/Quotidian
An International Two-Day conference
26-27 September 2013

Little Horrors: Representations of the Monstrous Child

full name / name of organization: 
Simon Bacon and Leo Ruickbie
contact email: 
leo@ruickbie.com

Little Horrors: Representations of the Monstrous Child

Gone is the Victorian innocence of childhood. We have entered the age of the monstrous child, the little horror.

[UPDATE] Ethnicity and Affect in American Literatures

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 
rodrigues.laurie@gmail.com

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3 – 6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

[UPDATE] Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal - 15 September 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Connecticut State University
contact email: 
textincontext.southernct@gmail.com

Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal

Text in Context is a graduate student journal published electronically by Southern Connecticut State University. We seek submissions exploring the text itself and its function(s) and implications both internally and externally—literary analysis, poetry studies, critical theory, popular reception of a particular work, close readings, historical relevance, etc. Though the journal primarily deals with English studies, we welcome original papers from other disciplines, provided those papers focus on the text and/or its context—pedagogy and instructional design, localization of language in the brain, regional dialects and their origins, etc.

[UPDATE] New Directions: African American Literature in the 21st Century (8/12;11/7)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Wendy Rountree / North Carolina Central University
contact email: 
wrountree@nccu.edu

North Carolina Central University's Department of Language and Literature will host its Seventh African American Literature Symposium on Thursday, November 7, 2013.

Imagining Alternatives: A Graduate Symposium on Speculative Fictions Oct 18-19, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Imagining Alternatives: A Graduate Symposium on Speculative Fictions
contact email: 
imaginingalternatives@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Imagining Alternatives: A Graduate Symposium on Speculative Fictions

October 18-19, 2013

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Submission Deadline: August 23, 2013

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