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Final Reminder: 2017 First Book Institute Applications Due 2/13

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 12:26pm
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 13, 2017


The 2017 First Book Institute


June 4-10, 2017

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at PennsylvaniaStateUniversity


Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Editor of American Literature


Storytelling in the Literature of Edwidge Danticat

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 12:26pm
Edwidge Danticat Society at SAMLA 89 (November 3-5, 2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Edwidge Danticat Society: SAMLA 89 (November 3-5, 2017)
The South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
November 3-5, 2017 The Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta, GA

Storytelling in the Literature of Edwidge Danticat

*update* Holding Blackness: Aesthetics of Suspension

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 12:03pm
liquid blackness
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 18, 2017

liquid blackness 3, no. 7 (LB7) – Call for papers 

Holding Blackness: Aesthetics of Suspension[1] 



American Literature Conference panel in May: On Women, Poetics, and New Millennial Protest:

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:01am
Laura Hinton, Prof. of English, City College of New York (CUNY)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The upcoming Women’s March on Washington D.C. is expected to be a collaborative expression of U.S. women associated with the latest wave of a multi-cultural feminist movement. It is framed as an enormous protest of millions in D.C. and other cities, one waged against the post-Nov. 8th American political move to the right, current U.S. administrative policies at home and abroad being rewritten by PEOTUS and a Republican-dominated Congress, and particularly the new war on women—the return to a highly conservative, so-called “feminism” represented by Ivanka Trump (see New York Times article on January 14) and other women connected with the ascending Trump presidency. 


Appalachian Ecocriticism

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:11am
Jessica Cory and Dr. Laura Wright/Western Carolina University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Submissions are currently being accepted for an anthology of Appalachian ecocriticism. The Appalachian region has largely been underrepresented in ecocritical studies, and this unique volume will represent Appalachian literature and its environment to the community of ecocritics and, more broadly, the scholarly community as a whole.

Critical investigations into the ways in which Appalachian nature are portrayed in text is, of course, the central theme of the volume. However, additional intersections may include, but are not limited to, the following:

-Accessibility/Disability and the environment

-Animal studies

-Mountaintop removal

-Significance of water/Water quality


Migration, Diaspora, Circulation and Translation

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:24am
Charles Brockden Brown Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERSMigration, Diaspora, Circulation and Translation October 5-7, 2017University College Dublin, Clinton Institute for American StudiesDublin, IrelandA conference sponsored by the Charles Brockden Brown Society(


40 Years after Combahee: The Intersection of Age, Race, and Gender in the Movement for Black Lives

Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 10:37pm
Melanie Cattrell and Linda Hess / National Women's Studies Association Aging and Ageism Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2017

The 2017 National Women’s Studies Association conference will take place in Baltimore, Maryland from Nov. 16-19.  The topic will be “40 Years after Combahee:  Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives.”  The NWSA Aging and Ageism Caucus believes this topic provides many central connection points to the study of aging and ageism in the lives of women. We would like to submit a panel (3-4) of presenters for each of the following proposed subthemes (see descriptions below):

Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference Call for Papers

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 2:41pm
Society for American Baseball Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 27, 2017

Call for abstracts related to black baseball and in particular black baseball in Harrisburg.  Abstracts should be 250 words along with a brief biographical note and full contact information.  Abstracts welcome from all disciplines and from faculty and students.  If your proposal is for a poster please indicate that in your abstract.  all proposals should be sent to  Or by mail to Leslie Heaphy, KSU at Stark 6000 Frank Rd North Canton, OH 44720.