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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.

The Transnational American Periodical

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:32pm
British Library/Network of American Periodicals
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

The Transnational American Periodical

A one day symposium in collaboration with the Network of American Periodical Studies

British Library, London – 15 December 2017

Plenary Speaker: Professor Janet Floyd (King’s College London)

Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900

updated: 
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:56am
University of Louisville
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 11, 2017

The 46th annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900

February 22 - 24, 2018

The 46th annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900 will be held at the University of Louisville, February 22-24, 2018. Critical papers may be submitted on any topic that addresses literary works published since 1900, and/or their relationship with other arts and disciplines (film, journalism, opera, music, pop culture, painting, architecture, law, etc). Work by creative writers is also welcome.

Submissions may be in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. Submissions will be considered if received by 11:59 P.M. EST September 11, 2017.

Critical panels

Call for Web Feature Articles on Blues and Jazz Topics

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:26pm
The Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club is an organization committed to helping blues and jazz music and dance enthusiasts learn more of the history and culture behind the music and dances. Our organization provides reading lists, interactive opportunities with organizers and fellow book club members through Facebook, and a quarterly book to read and discuss. As of 2016, we successfully launched a bi-annual live event, featuring a scholar discussing one of the books or authors we have read during the year. 

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