category: african-american

[UPDATE] Fifth Annual State of Black Writers Symposium: Activism in the 21st Century, October 24, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Africana Institute/Essex County College, Newark, NJ
contact email: 
profrebwilliams@gmail.com

2013 Call for Papers "Activism in the 21st Century"

Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal - 31 August 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Text in Context / 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.

Can the Subaltern Be a Superhero? The Politics of Non-Hegemonic Superheroism (NeMLA 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
rponcecordero@keene.edu

This panel welcomes papers that examine superhero narratives (in comics, film, and other media) working "against the grain."

Ordinary/Everyday/Quotidian, University of York 26-27 September 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities Research Centre, University of York
contact email: 
oeqyork2013@gmail.com

Ordinary/Everyday/Quotidian
An International Two-Day Conference

CREATING MYTHS AS NARRATIVES OF EMPOWERMENT AND DISEMPOWERMENT : update

full name / name of organization: 
LDC of the High Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, University of Jendouba, Tunisia and the Institut de Recherche en Langues et Littératures Européennes, ILLE of the University of Haute Alsace, Mulhouse, France
contact email: 
myth.creation2014@gmail.com

Call for Papers: CREATING MYTHS AS NARRATIVES OF EMPOWERMENT AND DISEMPOWERMENT from 10 to 12 March 2014.

Call for Chapters: "Food on Film: Bringing Something New to the Table" (full consideration 31 July 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Tom Hertweck, University of Nevada, Reno
contact email: 
thertweck@unr.edu

Call for Chapters for an Edited Collection
Food on Film: Bringing Something New to the Table
Edited by Tom Hertweck (University of Nevada, Reno)

Reminder: CFP: American Studies Association of Turkey (ASAT) 36th International Conference

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Turkey (ASAT)
contact email: 
asat2007@gmail.com

American Studies Association of Turkey
36th International Conference

American Fantasies and Dreams
May 14–16, 2014
Atatürk University
Erzurum Technical University
Erzurum, Turkey

New Voices 2014 Graduate Student Conference- Origins, Identity, and Authenticity - January 30th-February 1st, 2014 - Atlanta, GA

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
newvoices11@gmail.com

New Voices is an interdisciplinary graduate student conference hosted by Georgia State University’s English department and sponsored by the department’s Graduate English Association.

CFP: Shakespearean Journeys: 1st ASA Conference (Taipei, 5/15-17/2014; deadline 8/15/2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Asian Shakespeare Association
contact email: 
admin@AsianShakespeare.org

CALL FOR PAPERS and SEMINAR PROPOSALS

Shakespearean Journeys:
The Inaugural Conference of the Asian Shakespeare Association

Taipei, 15-17 May 2014

College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Graham MacPhee / College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies
contact email: 
collit@wcupa.edu

College Literature is an international, peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to publishing original and innovative research from across the discipline of literary studies.

Virginia Universities and Race Histories November 8-9, 2013 in Charlottesville Va

full name / name of organization: 
Sponsored by University and Community Action for Racial Equity (UCARE), the Corocan Department of History, and the Carter G. Woodson Institute
contact email: 
universitiesandracehistories@gmail.com

Virginia Universities and Race Histories: Complicating Our Narratives
Call for Conference Papers and Panels
The University of Virginia: November 8th and 9th, 2013

“War and American Science Fiction,” ALA Symposium on War and American Literature, October 10-12, New Orleans (Abstracts July 5)

full name / name of organization: 
Brooks E. Hefner, James Madison University
contact email: 
hefnerbe@jmu.edu

From the interplanetary wars of early science fiction through the more recent meditations on of power and capital, science fiction has often positioned itself against contemporary developments in the

The Arena Concert: Music, Mediation and Mass Entertainment

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Halligan / University of Salford, Greater Manchester
contact email: 
b.halligan@salford.ac.uk

The idea of live popular music as mass entertainment is one that presents an arresting series of challenges and remains mostly unexplored in contemporary academic writing.

Achebe at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century (Roundtable), NeMLA April 3-6 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Harrisburg PA, Host: Susquehanna University
contact email: 
lparris@lagcc.cuny.edu

Achebe at the Turn of the 21st Century (Roundtable)

Guest Bloggers Wanted: Interesting Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Interesting Literature: A Library of Literary Interestingness
contact email: 
O.M.Tearle@lboro.ac.uk

Interesting Literature is a blog which features regular posts on all aspects of literature, from Shakespeare to F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce to J. R. R. Tolkien, Aeschylus to Sherlock Holmes.

The Thin End of the Wedge: Modernism in Little Magazines and Little Theatres; Sept. 30, NeMLA April 3-6, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Bill Waddell / Northeasst Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bwaddell@sjfc.edu

As we've started to move through the centennials of the publication of key modernist texts and that era begins to seem nearly as remote as the Elizabethan, its major figures the equivalents of the Elg

JOHN BERRYMAN: A CENTENARY CELEBRATION (24-25 October 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Minnesota / Trinity College Dublin
contact email: 
berryman2014@gmail.com

Born in Oklahoma in 1914, John Berryman is one of the most significant American poets of the twentieth century.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE/JULY 15] The Society for Utopian Studies Conference, Charleston, S.C. (Nov 14-17)

full name / name of organization: 
The Society for Utopian Studies
contact email: 
dina.smith@drake.edu

"Freedom and Utopia"
: 38th Annual Meeting
, Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina
November 14-17, 2013

Exegesis CFP 'Landscapes: Real, Digital, Imagined

full name / name of organization: 
Exegesis e-journal
contact email: 
chief.editor@exegesisjournal.org

Landscapes: Real, Digital, Imagined

‘Any landscape is a condition of the spirit’
- HENRI FREDERIC AMIEL

[UPDATE] Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-speaking Countries

full name / name of organization: 
Black Camera
contact email: 
delphine.letort@univ-lemans.fr

Black Camera invites submissions for a Close-Up devoted to a critical assessment of Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-speaking Countries to be published Fall 2014.

[UPDATE] Second Chances, Final Glances: Media Afterlives - Extended Deadline & Keynote Speaker

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

University of Pittsburgh, October 18-19, 2013
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
EXTENDED Deadline: July 17, 2013

Essays on teaching HBO's The Wire (due September 3, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Naomi Crummey and Dr. Karen Dillon, Blackburn College
contact email: 
ncrummey@gmail; karenleedillon@gmail.com

Considered one of the greatest television programs and one of the greatest contemporary American narratives of all time, The Wire has received much scholarly and critical attention since its run on HB

Banquets and Borders in Language and Literature October 25-26, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization, Western Illinois University
contact email: 
ne-hagstromschmidt@wiu.edu

CFP: Banquets and Borders in Language and Literature

Landscapes: Digital, Real, Imagined

full name / name of organization: 
Exegesis Journal
contact email: 
chief.editor@exegesisjournal.org

Exegesis, the peer-reviewed academic e-journal of the English Department at Royal Holloway, University of London, is now accepting submissions for the Autumn 2013 edition on Landscapes: Real, Digital, Imagined. For this issue we hope to attract creative writing dealing with the notion of landscape, broadly considered, as well as literary, historical and other critical readings informed by considerations of space, form and location.

NEMLA - April 2014, Redefining American History and Identity through the Novels of Toni Morrison

full name / name of organization: 
Fran L. Lassiter
contact email: 
flassite@mc3.edu

This roundtable seeks critical and creative treatments of Toni Morrison’s novels as indicative of her efforts to redefine American history and identity through a multiplicity of voices and cultures.

NEMLA - April 2014, Interdisciplinary Approaches for Teaching the Harlem Renaissance

full name / name of organization: 
Fran L. Lassiter
contact email: 
flassite@mc3.edu

With the concepts of history, memory, and myth central to the discussion, this panel seeks critical and creative papers that offer an interdisciplinary approach for teaching the Harlem Renaissance.

Religion, Spirituality, and Inequality in Communities of Color

full name / name of organization: 
Assata Zerai/ University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
contact email: 
azerai@illinois.edu

Recent public discourse on women’s reproductive rights and abortion, full-time homemakers and working mothers, and LGBTQ partnership and marriage, has highlighted the pervasive role and power of org

On Being a Professor, October 18th 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Sandra E. Weissinger/ Polymath
contact email: 
sweissi@siue.edu

This special issue of Polymath invites scholars from across the academy, regardless of discipline, rank or employment status, to contribute to our knowledge concerning the experience of being a profes

Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions, Oct. 2-3, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Claflin University Department of English and Foreign Languages
contact email: 
mwong@claflin.edu

Theme: Reading and Writing across the Curriculum

Keynote Speaker: Ms. Nahid Rachlin, renowned fiction writer and memoirist, also teaches at the New School University, New York City

[Extended Deadline] THE WORD MADE TEXT (SAMLA, Nov. 8-10, Atlanta)

full name / name of organization: 
J. Stephen Pearson
contact email: 
stpears11@gmail.com

Religion and Literature: This panel explores the ways religious print texts—scriptures, devotional texts, prayer books, hymnals, etc.—are presented in other literary texts, such as fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction.

Special Issue: Tasting Modernism (Deadline: Oct 1, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
J. Michelle Coghlan, University of Manchester
contact email: 
michelle.coghlan@gmail.com

_Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities_ invites short, original essays for its upcoming “Tasting Modernism” special issue.

[UPDATE] SAMLA 2013 Making Feminist Meanings Across Worlds: Print, Digital, and Networked Feminisms and Women's Studies

full name / name of organization: 
David Magill / SAMLA
contact email: 
magillde@longwood.edu

In keeping with the theme of this year’s conference, “Cultures, Contexts, Images, Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds,” the Women’s Studies regular session invites pa

CDE Conference 2014 – CFP: “Theatre and History: Cultural Transformations”

full name / name of organization: 
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English
contact email: 
ute.berns@uni-hamburg.de

23rd Annual CDE Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 19 June - 22 June 2014

[UPDATE] CFP: Urban Culture Area, MAPACA, 11/7-11/9/2013, Atlantic City, NJ (June 30th, 2013, deadline for proposals)

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 
bmm202@nyu.edu

This year, we continue to explore various matters of the urban, but in particular, education and this city.

Critiquing Culture: The Cultural Studies Graduate Conference - submission extension to June 22, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee
contact email: 
critiquing.culture@gmail.com

Critiquing Culture: The Cultural Studies Graduate Conference (21/9/13) at George Mason University is now accepting paper proposals.

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