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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Racial Disposability and Cultures of Resistance

updated: 
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:20am
Department of African American Studies at The Pennsylvania State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 14, 2019

The African American Studies Department at The Pennsylvania State University is pleased to announce a conference titled, "Racial Disposability and Cultures of Resistance," to take place on October 10-12, 2019 at the Penn Stater in State College, PA.  

Essays on Mildred Taylor

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:00am
Tammy L. Mielke, Sarah Hardstaff & Michelle H. Martin / University Press of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

CfP: Essays on Mildred Taylor (Edited Collection)

Editors: Tammy L. Mielke, Sarah Hardstaff and Michelle H. Martin

Since the publication of Song of the Trees in 1975, Mildred D. Taylor’s award-winning Logan family novels have presented complex representations of black characters, family, community, cultural and political life that defy the often stereotypical representations found in children’s literature at large. Yet there has been considerably less critical engagement with Taylor’s work than might be expected. For this anthology we are seeking contributions that examine numerous aspects of Taylor’s work and its wider impact.

This anthology is under advanced contract with University Press of Mississippi.

Anthology of Hip Hop Poetics

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 4:15pm
Breaking Down Bars: Perspectives on Hip Hop Poetics Anthology
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Breaking Down Bars: Perspectives on Hip Hop Poetics

Black Geographies and African American Literature Since 1945

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 2:42pm
Dorothy Stringer, Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 23, 2019

 2020 MLA Convention, 9-12 January in Seattle; https://www.mla.org/Convention Soliciting papers that draw on recent work in Black Geographies to discuss African American literature from the mid-20th century to the present. Work addressing urban space particularly desired. 500-word abstracts to Dorothy Stringer (dorothy@temple.edu) by March 23. Queries also welcome. Thanks a lot, and I'll talk to you tomorrow!

Black Modernity

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 1:33pm
MLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

How do we understand black modernisms and modernity? How is a modern black subject constituted? This session invites papers that approach these questions through periodization, intellectual history, aesthetics, or political formations. 250 word abstracts.

To submit an abstract, please e-mail ariel.martino@rutgers.edu

SAMLA 91 (Nov. 15-17, 2019, in Atlanta, GA): Silenced Masculinities

updated: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 2:37am
Gene Melton and Catherine Mainland / NC State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 9, 2019

This panel welcomes submissions on any aspect of masculinities that have been left on the margins of mainstream literary narratives, pop culture, and scholarship, including but not limited to: race, class, and/or privilege; body integrity, aesthetics, age, and/or health; masculine relationships and roles; and sexuality. Proposals addressing the conference theme of “Languages: Power, Identity, and Relationships” are especially welcome. By Thursday 9th May 2019, please submit an abstract of up to 250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Dr. Catherine Mainland, NC State University, at cmmainla@ncsu.edu, and Dr.

RENEGOTIATING AMERICAN IDENTITIES 13th Biennial Conference of the Hungarian Association for American Studies (HAAS 13)

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 8:25am
Hungarian Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

RENEGOTIATING AMERICAN IDENTITIES

13th Biennial Conference of the Hungarian Association for American Studies

(HAAS 13)

May 31−June 1, 2019

North American Department,

Institute of English and American Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Debrecen

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

11th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

updated: 
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 3:23pm
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

The 11th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 20-21, 2019 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The 2019 conference theme, “Becoming Louisiana,” is dedicated to exploring the ways in which Louisiana’s cultures, peoples, and histories have evolved over time. Presentation proposals on any aspect of this theme, as well as creative texts and performances by, about, and/or for Louisiana and Louisianans, are sought for this year’s conference.

The Black Arts Movement in the United States and Algeria

updated: 
Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 12:26pm
Faculté des Langues Etrangeres/Université Abd el Hamid Ibn Badis/Algeria
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

International Conference on

“The Black Arts Movement in the United States and Algeria

18-19 November, 2019

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE

Possible topics may include (but are not limited to):

I. Segregation and Colonialism

I.1. James Baldwin on Justice/Injustice in the Algerian Context

I.2. Dr. Martin Luther King and Ahmed Ben Bella: “Linking Two Injustices”

I.3. Ben Bella, W. E. Dubois and Pan-Africanism

II. The Emergence of the Black Arts Movement

African American Literature Section, MMLA 2019, 11/14-11/17 in Chicago

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:30am
Dr. Almas Khan / Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

In The Souls of Black Folk (1903), W. E. B. Du Bois famously conceptualized doubleness as the condition of black life in America, asserting: “It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. One ever feels his two-ness,—an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.” African American literature has often thematically foregrounded double-consciousness, in addition to representing doubles, doppelgängers, and other forms of duality.

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