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SAMLA 89: Modern Drama (Deadline Extended)

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:58pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 14, 2017

This session welcomes abstracts on any aspect of Modern Drama. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 89 theme, High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture, are especially welcome. By July 14, please submit a 250-word word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Aaron Botwick, The Graduate Center, CUNY, at

Edited Volume on Tarell Alvin McCraney - Call for Papers

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 2:38pm
Sharrell D. Luckett, David Roman, and Isaiah Wooden
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Call for Papers




Anticipated Publication Date:

Fall 2018


CFP: African American Literature for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:21pm
Carlton Floyd, University of San Diego
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

The African American session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of African American culture, but we are particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing."

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by May 21, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

Worldwide Educators of African Descent: Lessons from International Teaching and Tests in the Field

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:22pm
Black Educators Abroad
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Part travelogue, part professional reflection, this book will be a peer-reviewed anthology of original composition--narratives, interviews, field observations, formal academic writing--about teaching outside one’s country of origin as a person of African descent. The book seeks to augment the voices--and use print publication to promote the career advancement--of black educators who may otherwise not have access to either. In addition to parity, the publication will celebrate the unique perspectives and creative problem-solving that evolve from Africana or black cultural ways of knowing and teaching in intercultural context. Topical considerations may include a variety of impressions about instruction, pedagogy, and institutional leadership.

The Handbook to Horror Literature: Select Chapters Needed

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:24pm
Kevin Corstorphine and Laura Kremmel
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Most handbooks on the subject of horror focus specifically on film, whereas books on the literary manifestations of horror tend to be bound to the idea of the “Gothic.” The current field of Gothic studies grows out of the study of Romanticism, and refers specifically to a late eighteenth-century genre, but has also come to denote a critical approach to literature, film, and culture, drawing on psychoanalysis, post structural criticism, feminist and queer theory. These perspectives are all to be included here, but the book responds to a growing sense that “horror” is itself a worthwhile focus of analysis.

California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:08pm
Falguni Sheth/California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

The California Roundtable on Philosophy and Raceat EMORY UniversityOctober 6-7, 2017Keynote: José MedinaProfessor of PhilosophyVanderbilt University The California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race announces a call for papers for its 15th annual roundtable.

CFP: IASPM-US Annual Conference, March 8-11, 2018

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:28pm
International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States Branch
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

IASPM-US 2018 Annual Conference
Going To The Country: Pastoral-National-Musical

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States Branch invites submissions for its 2018 conference, which will take place March 8-11, 2018, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. All topics pertaining to popular music, broadly defined, including works, practices, and styles not explicitly created for mass reproduction, will be considered. The theme for the 2018 conference is “Going to the Country,” and we encourage submitters to incorporate this theme into their work.

“Flâneur of the American Underclass: Lafcadio Hearn and the Invention of Place in Cincinnati and New Orleans, 1872-1887” (ALA Symposium)

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 12:12pm
Society for the Study of Working-Class Literature (ALA, New Orleans)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 5, 2017

American Literature Association Symposium
“Regionalism and Place in American Literature”
September 7-9, 2017
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana

“Flâneur of the American Underclass: Lafcadio Hearn and the Invention of Place in Cincinnati and New Orleans, 1872-1887”

Eudora Welty Review (annual). Deadline for Vol. 10 (2018): Sept. 20, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 9:56am
Eudora Welty Review, Dept. of Engish, Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Eudora Welty Review publishes scholarly essays, book reviews, and regular features for news and notes, textual analyses, checklists, and new archival materials. The editors of EWR are constantly seeking new information about such Welty news items as adaptations of her works, forthcoming conferences of interest to Welty scholars, and awards given to Welty in acknowledgement of her contributions to American literature. The EWR is an invaluable resource for Welty scholars and lovers of Welty’s work.