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Post45 Graduate Symposium: March 2-3, 2018 (Yale University)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:21pm
Post45 Graduate Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Third Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

March 2 - 3, 2018

Yale University

Keynote Speakers: Professors Amy Hungerford & Anthony Reed

 

Post45 seeks graduate-level works-in-progress related to post45 literature and culture.

Appropriation and Its Discontents (ACLA 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:20pm
ACLA at UCLA, 3/29/18-4/01/18
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

A couple of years ago, when the conceptual poet Kenneth Goldsmith read “The Body of Michael Brown,” an appropriation of Brown’s autopsy report for a conference at Brown University, he unleashed a furious debate about the politics of speaking for another people’s pain or experience.  While some accused him of bad taste and pointed to the long, colonial history of white male artists using black bodies as fodder for their art, others defended the right of the artist to provoke and explore, and decried what they considered the essentialism behind condemnations of Goldsmith’s pieces.  Appropriation’s discontents are also evident in such recent controversies as the protests against the exhibit of Dana Schutz's "Open Casket" at the Whitney Biennial (and the subs

Religion in America: "Kindness"

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 5:44pm
Religion in America Unit of AAR-WR
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

In light of the larger conference theme devoted to “Kindness,” the Religion in American section welcomes any and all submissions related to the study of American religion as it relates to “Kindness,” especially those that expand interdisciplinary approaches to the study of religion and offer new insight into the current state of religion in America.  

EXTENDED: Racial Passing and Colorism in Literature Panel

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:01pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CFP: Racial Passing and Colorism in Literature Panel

Society for the Study of Southern Literature
Biennial Conference
Austin, Texas
15-18 February 2018

 

Racial passing has been a common theme in literature, especially in texts dealing with escaping to freedom during the antebellum period.  The Nadir period also witnessed a spike in racial passing and colorism themes as racial tensions heightened anti-black violence throughout the United States. This panel seeks papers that examine texts dealing with racial passing and colorism.  Questions for consideration might include:

Excluded: Neglected Authors Pre-1900, American Literature and Literary History

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Call for Papers

The Northeast Modern Language Association Conference

April 12-15, 2018 Pittsburgh

Submissions are due September 30th.

Submit your proposal online at NeMLA. www.buffalo.edu/nemla

Excluded: Neglected Authors Pre-1900, American Literature and Literary History (Panel)


Primary Area / Secondary Area

American.  ID 16775

Chair(s)

Melissa Mentzer (Central Connecticut State University)

 

Abstract

Franz Fanon Today

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
Richard Schumaker/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Soldier, psychoanalyst, political activist, and post-colonial theorist—in his intense and brief life, Frantz Fanon wore many masks. And his influence has been as variegated as well; the list of those who fell under his sway include, to name just a few, Sartre and De Beauvoir, Homi Bahba, film director Gillo Pontecorvo, and the Black Panthers. This panel invites papers that explore and meditate upon how Fanon’s vibrant life and enduring writings influenced and continue to operate upon our present cultural and political moment.

This panel focuses on the enduring influence of Frantz Fanon by looking at specific works, ideas, and connections between Fanon and events, especially those of national liberation between his lifetime and the present time.

Hydro-criticism

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:20pm
English Language Notes
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Hydro-criticism

Call for Papers

English Language Notes

Issue 57.1 (April 2019)

 

[Deadline Extension] CFP SWPACA 2018 - Television

updated: 
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 2:58pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Call for Papers: Television

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018, Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 39th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  

The Television Area Chair invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of television, past or present. Topics include, but are not limited to:

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