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Essays on Identity and Social Justice

updated: 
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:16am
Diálogos Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Call for Papers

 

Diálogos Journal is a non-profit international publication on identity and social justice, based in Toronto, Canada. We are dedicated to fostering inter-cultural exchange of ideas and experiences, aimed at building understanding in Canada and internationally.

 

With this in mind, we invite you to submit essays and photojournalism for our print issue, which will be published in January 2018. For the upcoming issue, we are looking forward to reading research-based submissions providing insight on a wide range of subjects, such as race, ethnicity, gender, collective memory, migration policies.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Toni Morrison, Violence, and Domestic Space

updated: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 5:29pm
Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Parlour Issue 4: Toni Morrison, Violence, and Domestic Space

“She rolled a bit of newspaper into a tight stick about six inches long, lit it and threw it onto the bed where the kerosene-soaked Plum lay in snug delight. Quickly, as the whoosh of flames engulfed him, she shut the door and made her slow and painful journey back to the top of the house” (Morrison, Sula).

Actors behind the camera

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:26pm
Film Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

“Actors are cattle” was Hitchcock’s provocative judgement in the famous series of talks that the filmmaker gave to François Truffaut (Jeffries).

Truly enough, during the heyday of Classical Hollywood, actors were under contract, like any other cog in the wheel of production of the studio system. The prevailing star system put an end to the “multitasking” norm of the beginning of the movie industry and, in this context, the instances of actors who turned directors (Charles Laughton, Robert Montgomery, Ida Lupino) were all the more remarkable.

Ruth Vande Kieft Prize: Eudora Welty Essay Contest

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:11pm
Eudora Welty Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 20, 2017

The Ruth Vande Kieft Prize, sponsored by the Eudora Welty Society, is awarded annually for the best essay on Eudora Welty by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in the Eudora Welty Review.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than 4 years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

American Literature in the World Graduate Conference, Yale University, April 6, 2018

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 4:29pm
Yale University, Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Toni Morrison and Junot Díaz, Yusef Komunyakaa and Carolyn Forché, Tony Kushner and Lynn Nottage without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.

Humor and Violence in the African-American Imagination

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:03pm
contact email: aio16@english.rutgers.edu This session welcomes papers that will investigate the range of comedic forms embedded within African American literature. On the heels of the twentieth anniversary of the release of Saidiya Hartman’s seminal mon
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This session welcomes papers that will investigate the range of comedic forms embedded within African American literature. On the heels of the twentieth anniversary of the release of Saidiya Hartman’s seminal monograph Scenes of Subjection, this panel’s exploration of the use of humor in black literature offers a new critical framework for exploring the ways that spectacles of violence have continued to undergird representations of black performance in contemporary critical thought. From the auction block to the jazz stage, “blackness” manifests epidermally and externally, often through public articulations of shared racial grief. As such, recent critical work has often framed humor as a tactical response to racial violence.

Call for Papers: Film Adaptation PCA/ACA 2018

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:04pm
Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Call for Papers: Film Adaptation

PCA/ACA (J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis, IN/ March 28th-31st)

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 

For Conference details click:   

http://pcaaca.org/ 

MELUS Annual Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:57pm
MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Join us for the 32nd Annual MELUS Conference in Las Vegas

May 3-6, 2018

 

Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

Call for Papers: “TransCulture”

Deadline: November 15, 2017

 

Postwar Urban Poetry (ALA 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:13pm
Postwar Area Literature Group - American Literature Association - 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Postwar Area Literature Group panel (1 of 2) at the 29th annual conference of the American Literature Association (2018).

Postwar Urban Poetry: All readings of poetry (1945-1975) focused on the US cityscape, urban events, figures, and legends invited. Postwar urban poetry from various schools such
as Black Arts, Beats, and New York School welcome. Possible poets include Gwendolyn Brooks, Frank O'Hara, Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez. Abstracts to foertsch@unt.edu and
ndib@umail.ucsb.edu by 20 January 2018.

Grammar/ Linguistics at CEA (Due 11/1 for CEA 4/5-4/7/18)

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:52pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers: Grammar/ Linguistics at CEA 2018

 

Call for Papers, Grammar/Linguistics at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Grammar/Linguistics for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Conference Theme: Bridges

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