category: african-american

Proposing Panel on Carlene Hatcher Polite

full name / name of organization: 
Proposing Panel to American Literature Association (May 22nd-25th)
contact email: 
alimchet@umich.edu

Carlene Hatcher Polite published two sui-generis novels—The Flagellants (1966) and Sister X and the Victims of Foul Play (1975)—that were widely reviewed as examples of cutting-edge African Americ

Shirley Jackson: Beyond the Gothic ALA May 2014 [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association
contact email: 
leslie.allison@temple.edu

This panel seeks new interpretations of Shirley Jackson’s work that move beyond the gothic.

Shirley Jackson: Beyond the Gothic ALA May 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Leslie Allison
contact email: 
leslie.allison@temple.edu

This panel seeks new interpretations of Shirley Jackson's work that move beyond an investigation of the gothic.

Twelfth National Black Writers Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Clarence V. Reynolds / Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY
contact email: 
Creynolds@mec.cuny.edu

Twelfth National Black Writers Conference
CALL FOR PAPERS:“Black Writers Reconstructing the Master Narrative”
Thursday, March 27–Sunday, March 30, 2014

CALL FOR BOOK REVIEWS

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (JoSH)
contact email: 
the.josh.editors@gmail.com

The Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (JoSH), published by the United States Military Academy at West Point, seeks scholarly works composed by undergraduate and graduate students, college facu

2014 Futures of American Studies Institute

full name / name of organization: 
Dartmouth College
contact email: 
James.E.Dobson@Dartmouth.EDU

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE ANNOUNCES A ONE WEEK SUMMER INSTITUTE:
STATES OF AMERICAN STUDIES

MONDAY, JUNE 16 — SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014

DIRECTOR: Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College)

6th Global Conference: Hope in the 21st Century (March, 2014:Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
hope6@inter-disciplinary.net

6th Global Conference: Hope in the 21st Century

Friday 14th March – Sunday 16th March 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations

28 February 2014: "Sex in Context," Spring Issue of Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Connecticut State University
contact email: 
textincontext.southernct@gmail.com

Sex in Context

Our Spring 2014 issue will feature a selection of papers devoted to “Sex in Context.” Papers submitted to “Sex in Context” should explore the role of sex and/or sexuality in texts. Some potential questions papers may address include, but are not limited to:

• How does a character’s sexuality influence his or her development?
• How does attaining sexual gratification motivate characters or play a role in the text?
• How might sex affect the text’s reception by historical or current audiences?
• What does sexuality mean in a particular text?
• How does the text define “normal” and/or “abnormal” sex and/or sexuality?
• What does the text say about cultural definitions of “normal” and/or “abnormal” sex and/or sexuality?

As always, we welcome papers from a variety of fields, provided they relate to our theme of “Sex in Context.” Please note that papers engaging with genders studies will be considered for our “Text in Context” section.

[UPDATE] British Women Writers Conference @ Binghamton University (SUNY): June 19-21, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference
contact email: 
bwwc2014@gmail.com

British Women Writers Conference @ Binghamton University (SUNY): June 19-21, 2014

Authority and Its Discourses

full name / name of organization: 
Lynda Chouiten/University of Boumerdès
contact email: 
chouiten_lynda@yahoo.fr

Call for Papers
Authority and Its Discourses
International Conference
Department of Foreign Languages, University of Boumerdès
October 19-21, 2014

Teaching College Literature (ongoing; new resource)

full name / name of organization: 
Renee Pigeon, Teaching College Literature (TCL)
contact email: 
rpigeon@csusb.edu

Have you taught a terrific literature class recently?

September 11-14 2014 First World War Conference [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
United States Military Academy (USMA)
contact email: 
ww1@usma.edu

September 11-14 2014 First World War Conference

"Literature, Memory, and the First World War"

Call for Papers
United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point, New York, USA

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
The English Graduate Organization of Indiana University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
iupego2014conference@gmail.com

IUP EGO 2014 Annual Interdisciplinary Conference CFP
Enacting Change in a Polarized World: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Inequality

[UPDATE] MadLit 2014: "Texts and Violence" with keynote speaker Hillary Chute/ Feb 20-22

full name / name of organization: 
University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
uwmadlit@gmail.com

Keynote speaker: Hillary Chute, author of Graphic Women and Associate Editor of MetaMaus

Call for papers- Auto/Fiction: 2:1

full name / name of organization: 
Auto/Fiction
contact email: 
autofiction@hotmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS - Auto/Fiction – 2:1

Theme: “Gender and Autofiction”

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Dec. 30th Beacon: A Graduate Conference in the Humanities Feb. 28 - Mar. 2, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Massachusetts Boston
contact email: 
umass.boston.beacon@gmail.com

Beacon: A Graduate Conference in the Humanities

Interpreting Appropriation/Appropriate Interpretation

[UPDATE] 38th Annual PAC Conference, 27-29 March 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Philological Association of the Carolinas
contact email: 
Dr. Kirk Boyle (kboyle@unca.edu) and Dr. Kristin A. Kiely (kkiely@fmarion.edu)

The Philological Association of the Carolinas is pleased to announce that the due date for submissions to our annual conference has been extended to 15 January 2014.

“The Future of Trauma and Memory Studies" April 11 & 12, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
The Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
contact email: 
Jkyoung2@illinois.edu

“The Future of Trauma and Memory Studies: Challenging Interpretive and Theoretical Boundaries”

Graduate Student Conference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

April 11-12, 2014

What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English / 14-17 July 2014 / Lincoln, UK / Deadline: 1st February 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Martin Paul Eve, University of Lincoln
contact email: 
meve@lincoln.ac.uk

What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English
3rd Biennial International Conference
14-17 July 2014, University of Lincoln, UK

CALL FOR PAPERS

NEW LITERATURES IN ENGLISH

full name / name of organization: 
Dr R.P. Singh Associate Professor of English and Modern European Languages, University of Lucknow Pin- 226007 rpsingh.lu@gmail.com Phone-09415159137
contact email: 
rpsingh.lu@gmail.com

The proposed book seeks to examine various aspects of New Literatures in English with special reference to the following:
1. Making of New Literatures
2. Postcolonialism
3. Postmodernism

After Glissant: Caribbean Aesthetics and the Politics of Relation (1/15/14) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Emily Maguire
contact email: 
e-maguire@northwestern.edu

Discourse – Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture

Interventions in English Studies: Finding Our Places

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Dayton
contact email: 
cfp.udayton@gmail.com

“When I cannot see words curling like rings of smoke round me I am in darkness ­I am nothing.” -Virginia Woolf, The Waves

NEW ACADEMIA: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory (Print ISSN 2277-3967) (Online ISSN:

full name / name of organization: 
Interactions Forum, Pune, India (http://www.interactionsforum.com/new-academia)
contact email: 
newacademia.if@gmail.com

Special Issue on Research Methods in Literature
Vol III Issue II Jan 14 (Submit papers before 15 January 2014)
Impact Factor: 0.39

CFP: Sound and Silence

full name / name of organization: 
HARTS & Minds postgraduate journal
contact email: 
editors@harts-minds.co.uk

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates or early career researchers on the subject of Sound and/or Silence for the fourth edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for students o

3rd Global Conference: Sins, Vices and Virtues (July 2014: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
sins3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference: Sins, Vices and Virtues

Friday 25th July – Sunday 27th July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations

Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind ft. Dr. Rachel Adams

full name / name of organization: 
Indiana University Department of English
contact email: 
iugradconference@gmail.com

Indiana University Graduate Conference: “Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind” with Keynote Dr. Rachel Adams

"Working Through Environmental Unlikeness: Ecology and Nature in the Humanities." April 5th, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University English Conference: St. John's University English Dept.
contact email: 
sju.grad.conference2014@gmail.com

“Working through Environmental Unlikeness: Ecology and Nature in the Humanities”
St. John’s University Graduate English Conference: April 5th, 2014

IROCSJournals: Call For Paper- 12-31-2013

full name / name of organization: 
International Research Organization of Computer Science
contact email: 
press@irocsjournals.org

You will receive a comprehensive and fair peer review within just three weeks from submission.

Shadow Ballers| Pitchin’ Men [ Ralph Ellison & Narratives of the Black Male Athlete ] MELUS 2014/ March 6-9, OKC

full name / name of organization: 
Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States Convention/Ralph Ellison Centennial Celebration
contact email: 
mantonucci@keene.edu

Through its multiple vamps, riffs, and leitmotifs Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man delivers a vision of Black masculinity that includes a particular exploration of Black male athleticism.

[UPDATE] The Economies of Future Past: Redefining the Space(s) of (Post)Memory - March 13 and 14, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Students' Society at Université de Montréal
contact email: 
postmemory2014@gmail.com

Deadline: January 6, 2014.

September 11-14 2014 First World War Conference

full name / name of organization: 
United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point, New York, USA
contact email: 
www.usma.edu/WW1Conference2014

September 11-14 2014 First World War Conference

"Literature, Memory, and the First World War"

Call for Papers
United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point, New York, USA

[UPDATE] Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK) 2/14/14 - 6/28/14 - 6/29/14

full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College
contact email: 
conference@greatwriting.org.uk

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Great Writing
UK’s International Creative Writing Conference
Imperial College, London
Saturday 28 June – Sunday 29 June 2014

"Small World: Campus Fiction – Insular or Global?" Seminar; June 5-7, Bucharest, Romania

full name / name of organization: 
The English Department of the University of Bucharest, Romania/The Institute of English, German and Communication Studies, Koszalin University of Technology
contact email: 
wojciech.klepuszewski@tu.koszalin.pl

"Small World: Campus Fiction – Insular or Global?" Seminar
Bucharest, 5-7 June 2014,
Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Str. Pitar Moş 7-13, Bucharest

Isms: An Exploration of the Invisible Barriers of Classification (March 22nd) Extended Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi
contact email: 
sigmataudeltaiotachi@gmail.com

We welcome work that aims to dissect various “isms” of the past, present, and even future, in order to examine their individual parts. How are these constructs created and propagated?

“Alter-geographies” UCLA Dept of Comparative Literature 2014 Annual Graduate Conference Friday and Saturday, February 21& 22

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA Department of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
ucla.complit.conf@gmail.com

Poet Mahmoud Darwish observed that “the geographical part of History is stronger than the historical part of geography.” We ignore space at our peril.

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