category: african-american

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Pedagogy / Topic: Graduate Students / 500-word proposals due by Sept. 15th, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Leonard Cassuto, Fordham University
contact email: 
cassuto@fordham.edu

*Pedagogy* announces a special issue devoted to graduate students.

Call for Articles: Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities (Submission Deadline October 1st)

full name / name of organization: 
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities
contact email: 
submissions@diesisjournal.org

Diesis Volume 1, Issue 2: the Other Issue

Submission Deadline: October 1st, 2011

Children's Media

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Humanities
contact email: 
Dr. Wynn Yarbrough - wynnyarbrough@hotmail.com or Dr. Michael Howarth - howarth-m@mssu.edu

The spring 2012 issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities will focus on children’s media.

"Time after Time" (Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies special topic)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University (Taipei, Taiwan)
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 38 No. 2, September 2012
Deadline for Submissions: February 15, 2012

CFP: Global Shakespeare

full name / name of organization: 
Shakespeare: Journal of British Shakespeare Association
contact email: 
acyhuang@gwu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

Shakespeare: Journal of British Shakespeare Association special issue

"Global Shakespeare"

Deadline: September 30, 2011

On Violence - Journal Issue, November 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Horizons Journal
contact email: 
editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca

For the November 2011 issue of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the concept of violence in its many forms and from a variety of ethical standpoints.

Ideas of Place and Particularity - Journal Issue, May 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Horizons Journal
contact email: 
editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca

For the May 2012 issue of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various philosophical, literary, artistic, and political expressions of place and particularity which have led to and are pa

Ideas of Place and Particularity Conference, October 21, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Horizons Journal
contact email: 
editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca

[UPDATE] Imagining Gender in 19th-Century American Women’s Poetry-SAMLA (7/15/11 abstracts, 11/4-6/11 conference)

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Wearn
contact email: 
mary.wearn@maconstate.edu

AMERICAN LITERATURE I (PRE-1900)

Imagining Gender in Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Poetry

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Fourth world writings in English after 1947 until 1990

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Neerja Arun
contact email: 
drneerjaarun@gmail.com

Dr. Neerja Arun invites submissions to a collection of critical essays on Fourth world writings in English after 1947 until 1990.

Reconstruction 12.3, "(In)Securities"

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Call for Abstracts: Reconstruction 12.3 “(In)Securities”

Edited by Susana Araújo (University of Lisbon) and Susana S. Martins (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Mapping Adoption: Histories, Geographies, Literatures, Politics; July 9; March 22-25

full name / name of organization: 
Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Cujlture
contact email: 
asac2012@scrippscollege.edu; scastagn@scrippscollege.edu

The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture announces:

The 4th International Conference on Adoption and Culture
Mapping Adoption: Histories, Geographies, Literatures, Politics

Psychological Trauma and its Material Bodies (Cultural Studies Association Conference, March 28-April 1, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Terra Caputo/Allegheny College
contact email: 
tcaputo@allegheny.edu

I am seeking paper proposals for a panel to be proposed for the Cultural Studies Association Conference to be held March 28-April 1 at the University of California in San Diego.

Literature, Trauma, and Healing: Refusing to Silence the Discourse

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA -- Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, 2012
contact email: 
traumahealing2012@gmail.com

Session Description:

Peer English 8

full name / name of organization: 
Ben Parsons/ University of Leicester
contact email: 
bp62@le.ac.uk

Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed academic journal, now in its seventh year, published by members of the School of English at the University of Leicester.

Call for Articles African American Poetry and Ecocriticism for Anthology

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Paula Hayes
contact email: 
phpoetry@gmail.com

Seeking article submissions that discuss the relationship between African American poetry and ecocriticism for a scholarly anthology.

African American Women in Rochester | NeMLA | March 15-18, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
jennifer.sieck[at]gmail.com

This panel explores modes of self-representation of African American women living in Rochester, New York.

MULTICULTURALISMS: THEORIES AND PRACTICE AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 14th – 17th May 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Reconstructing Multiculturalism Research Network and the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University
contact email: 
multiculturalism@cf.ac.uk

The Reconstructing Multiculturalism Research Network and the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University are organizing an interdisciplinary conference on multiculturalisms from 14th

UPDATE - NeMLA Conf. March 15-18, 2012 - Teaching the Harlem Renaissance as Part of a Black Aesthetic (Roundtable)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA Annual Conference
contact email: 
flassite@mc3.edu

This roundtable will explore pedagogical approaches for teaching the Harlem Renaissance across disciplines and academic levels.

UPDATE- NeMLA Conference, March 15-18, 2012 Early African Muslims and Discourses of Resistance

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA Annual Conference
contact email: 
flassite@mc3.edu

This panel will examine early narratives (including first person, oral, and translated/transcribed) by Diasporic Africans as part of a discourse of resistance.

Cultural Productions of 9/11

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Introducing “Cultural Productions of 9/11”

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Issue 11.2

Edited By Christopher Schaberg and Kara Thompson

Featuring:

[Update]: CFP - The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The journal LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

[UPDATE] American Frontiers: British Association for American Studies Postgraduate Conference (November 12th, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
British Association for American Studies / University of Birmingham
contact email: 
American.Frontiers@gmail.com

November 12th, 2011
Keynote: Professor Liam Kennedy (University College Dublin)

Imagining New Lives, Imaging New Relationships in Nineteenth-Century America

full name / name of organization: 
Maureen McCarthy/South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
contact email: 
maureentmccarthy@gmail.com

This session seeks to explore representations in poetry, prose, and discourse that reflect changes in nineteenth-century American society--not just what was happening but what was possible.

NEMLA: March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY: Call for papers - Obscenity, Violence, and Humor in the Eighteenth-Century Novel

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen Alves/City University of New York
contact email: 
kalves@qcc.cuny.edu; katalves83@gmail.com

NEMLA: March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY: Call for papers - Obscenity, Violence, and Humor in the Eighteenth-Century Novel

full name / name of organization:

[UPDATE] The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization. In NYC @Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus

full name / name of organization: 
Fordham University’s Graduate English Association (Deadline July 31st, 2011. Conference on Oct 14th, 2011)
contact email: 
artofoutrage@gmail.com

An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote speaker TBA shortly.

“‘They’re not like us,’ and for that reason deserve to be ruled.”

NeMLA/March 2012, Early African Muslims and Discourses of Resistance

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

This panel will examine early narratives (including first person, oral, and translated/transcribed) by Diasporic Africans as part of a discourse of resistance.

NeMLA-March 2012, Teaching the Harlem Renaissance as Part of a Black Aesthetic

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

This roundtable will explore pedagogical approaches for teaching the Harlem Renaissance across multi-disciplines and academic levels.

Pursuing the Trivial - Postgraduate Conference June 2012, Vienna

full name / name of organization: 
University of Vienna, Austria
contact email: 
eugenie.theuer@univie.ac.at, valentin.freyler@unvie.ac.at

Pursuing the Trivial - Investigations into Popular Culture.
A Postgraduate Conference with Invited Guest Speakers, University of Vienna, June 1-2 2012

MMLA COMP LIT: The Politics of Guilt and Neo-Orientalism in the post-9/11 Era DEADLINE JULY 1ST

full name / name of organization: 
MMLA Comparative Literature Permanent Section
contact email: 
bhakman@ilstu.edu

We are seeking abstracts for the following permanent session for the 53rd Annual MMLA Convention that will be held in St. Louis, Missouri at the St.

update

full name / name of organization: 
Ogaga Okuyade, College of Education Warri, Nigeria
contact email: 
gagokus@yahoo.com

Call for papers on African literature, world literature, postcolonial literature, popular culture, popular music, cultural studies, African American literature and culture, carrebian literature and fi

Cinema and Community, Cinema As Community

full name / name of organization: 
Colleen Kennedy-Karpat Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
contact email: 
cbkennedykarpat@gmail.com

Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS) Conference
Boston, Massachusetts
March 21-25, 2012

"Transatlantic Fictions" (Sept. 15, 2011; ASECS March 22-25, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Ganz, Harvard University
contact email: 
mganz@fas.harvard.edu

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
San Antonio, TX
March 22-25, 2012

Call for Creative Submission for SAMLA (November 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Komal Patel (Kennesaw State University)
contact email: 
kpatel42@kennesaw.edu

This panel will highlight 21st century confessional responses in the following genres: memoir, nonfiction, and poetry. Participants will read their creative work in the aforementioned genres.

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Essais
contact email: 
essais.uvu@gmail.com

Essais, a new journal for undergraduate literature students published through Utah Valley University, is asking for papers dealing with any subject in literature, rhetoric, theory, or cinema studies.

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