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CFP-Panel "Colonization, Emigration and the Back to Africa Movement"

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 8:44am
full name / name of organization: 
French Association for American Studies (AFEA) - Lawrence Aje, University of Montpellier & Claire Bourhis-Mariotti, University Paris 8

Dear Colleagues,

For the upcoming annual conference of the French Association for American Studies, which will be held in La Rochelle, France, from May 27 to May 30 2015, we are seeking additional proposals for a panel we are organizing on "Colonization, Emigration and the Back to Africa Movement" (see CFP below for more information).

Prospective panelists should please send a 300 word abstract and a brief C.V. before January 20th 2015 to the following addresses:
lawrence.aje@univ-montp3.fr & claire.bourhis-mariotti@univ-paris8.fr

Call for papers

Tales Beyond Borders [23 - 25 April 2015]

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 7:33am
full name / name of organization: 
Reading the Fantastic

Tales Beyond Borders is a two-day international conference (24th-25th April) and a postgraduate/early career researcher workshop (23rd April), all of which is being organized by the 'Reading the Fantastic' Graduate Research Group at the University of Leeds. Through these events, we aim to bring together those working in various aspects of fantasy studies in order to study and discuss this emerging field of research from a cross cultural and interdisciplinary perspective.

The Edwidge Danticat Society- MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) Conference, April 9-12, 2015

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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 9:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Edwidge Danticat Society
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The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA.

The Edwidge Danticat Society invites papers for its inaugural panel at the 29th Annual MELUS Conference. In keeping with the theme of this year's conference, "Arrivals and Departures in U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literatures" we welcome papers that analyze Edwidge Danticat's work (activist, fiction, film, non-fiction) in relationship to immigration arrivals and departures, including presentations that seek to address, but are not limited to: citizenship rulings, detention, mobility, and transportation. The Edwidge Danticat Society invites proposals for 15 -minute presentations, possible topics include:

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to January 15, 2015; Utopia and political theology today

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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 9:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
[sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation (www.sic-journal.org) University of Zadar

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar (Croatia)
www.sic-journal.org

10th Call for Papers
CFP: Utopia and political theology today

Panel "Proliferating Minoritized Bodies & Knowledges in the University," Cultural Studies Association, Riverside May 21-4, 2015

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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 6:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
(Women & Queer) of Color Critique Working Group of the Cultural Studies Association
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Cultural Studies Association, "Another University Is Possible: Praxis, Activism, and the Promise of Critical Pedagogy"

Riverside Convention Center, Riverside, Greater Los Angeles Area, California, 21-24 May, 2015

"Proliferating Minoritized Bodies and Knowledges in the University"

Paul Laurence Dunbar Society Panels at ALA 2015; May 21-24, 2015

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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 5:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Paul Laurence Dunbar Society
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The Paul Laurence Dunbar Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA on May 21-24, 2015.

There is also an upcoming NEH Summer Institute on Paul Laurence Dunbar and American Literary History in July 2015. Applications are due by March 2, 2015; please see www.creativelearningfactorydunbar.org for more information.

Session 1: Teaching Dunbar

Maroons, Indigenous Peoples, and Indigeneity

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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 12:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Charles Town International Maroon Conference

Maroons, Indigenous Peoples, and Indigeneity
June 19-23, 2015
Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

The Seventh Charles Town International Maroon Conference invites papers that explore the relationships between place and tradition in Indigenous and Maroon communities around the globe.

Ernest J. Gaines Society Sessions 2015 American Literature Association Conference Boston, Massachusetts May 21-24, 2015

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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 11:19am
full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Teutsch/ University of Louisiana at Lafayette

The Ernest J. Gaines Society invites proposals for papers on any aspect of the work of Ernest J. Gaines for the Gaines Society's sessions at the American Literature Association Annual Conference. Please send a proposal (300 to 500 words) and a short CV to Marcia Gaudet at mgaudet@louisiana.edu by January 15, 2015. All relevant proposals will be considered. For more information on the society, please see the Ernest J. Gaines Center's website ernestgaines.louisiana.edu.

The Rise of the New Negro Woman: "Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives," and the Harlem Renaissance Experience

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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 11:19am
full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Allen Varlack, UMBC
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Traditionally, women writers of the Harlem Renaissance era from Nella Larsen to Jessie Redmon Fauset to Marita Bonner, among others, have been under-represented in criticism both past and present. The concept of the New Negro, after all, was gendered male, excluding the value role that women writers would play in not only challenging the pervasive color line but in calling increased attention to the depths of African-American experience that, as Zora Neale Hurston posits, white publishers would not print.

Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference - Deadline May 1st

updated: 
Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 4:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Mississippi

The 21st Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student conference featuring both critical submissions (seminar papers, articles, works in progress) exploring Southern literature/culture and creative submissions (poetry, short stories, or novel excerpts) exploring Southern themes/settings. Accepted submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, 16-18 July 2015.

Parallel International Conferences:Scholars as Fictionists, or On-/Off-Campus Creative Writing & 'Pictures from an Institution"

updated: 
Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 3:59am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Gdansk, Poland

Call For Proposals
Parallel International Conferences, University of Gdańsk, Poland
1. Scholars as Fictionists, or On-/Off-Campus Creative Writing
2. 'Pictures From An Institution': Academy Across Time and Media

2 - 4 October 2015

62nd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, September 24-27, 2015, Detroit

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:58am
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Conference on British Studies
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MWCBS is proud to announce that its 62nd Annual Meeting will be hosted by Wayne State University and held at the historic Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, September 24-27, 2015. The keynote speaker will be Patrick Brantlinger of Indiana University, and the plenary address will be given by Alison Games of Georgetown University.

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