category: african-american

CFP Sholem Aleykhem: New Perspectives in Comparative Context (Edited volume): 300-word abstract, including a brief bio, by Nove

full name / name of organization: 
Universitas Press
contact email: 
supervising.editor.universitas@gmail.com

This edited volume marking the centennial of Sholem Aleykhem’s death (May 1916), will explore the writer’s vast contributions to Yiddish literature through comparison with authors of other nationa

[UPDATE] The Fantasy of Social Justice: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Fantastic Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
contact email: 
fsj.conference2016@gmail.com

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Farah Mendlesohn, Anglia Ruskin University, UK

March 11 & 12, 2016

“Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves”: Women in Collaboration

full name / name of organization: 
ACCUTE 2016 (Calgary, 28-31 May 2016); submission deadline 1 November 2015
contact email: 
lms3@ualberta.ca

This panel surveys and celebrates examples of women in collaboration, also taking into account some of the possible challenges associated with women in partnership.

SWPACA Literature-General CFP February 10-13, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
contact email: 
slay@uwa.edu

CFP: Literature (General)

37th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

February 10-13, 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://www.southwestpca.org

Object Emotions: Polemics

full name / name of organization: 
University of Cambridge
contact email: 
padmamaitland@berkeley.edu

Object Emotions: Polemics
(April 15-16, 2016, Cambridge University)

The Novel and Digital Humanities: Seeking Teaching Tools

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website
contact email: 
khuie6@gatech.edu

The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal’s affiliate website.

American Literature in the World Graduate Conference, Yale University, April 8, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Yale University
contact email: 
brandon.menke@yale.edu

The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media.

Re/Considering (In)humanity/ies: A Graduate Conference in Reno, 26-27 February 2016

full name / name of organization: 
College of Liberal Arts Graduate Symposium (CLAGS)
contact email: 
clags2016@gmail.com

Re/Considering (In)humanity/ies
The 6th annual College of Liberal Arts Graduate Symposium (CLAGS)
Conference Date: February 26-27, 2016

[UPDATE] NeMLA 2016, "Sound Studies in Literature" Roundtable

full name / name of organization: 
Shawn M. Higgins / University of Connecticut
contact email: 
shawn.higgins@uconn.edu

**Deadline extended until October 5th**
Submit: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15723

CfP for the Panel: Art as Cultural Diplomacy, Prague, 27 – 28 November 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Euroacademia & Anglo-American University, Prague
contact email: 
application@euroacademia.eu

Call for Papers for the Panel:

Art as Cultural Diplomacy: (Re)Constructing Notions of Eastern and Western Europe

Cyber Pedagogy and the Digital Archive

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
brandi.d.so@gmail.com

As many as half of traditional undergraduate students will take an online class in their academic career before graduation.

Diaspora in the Digital Age: Texts of Leave-Taking to New Lands

full name / name of organization: 
The Georgia-Carolina College English Association (GACCEA)
contact email: 
Kathleen.DeMarco@gpc.edu

The Georgia-Carolina College English Association (GACCEA) invites proposals for individual papers and three-person panels at its annual meeting in metropolitan Atlanta.

[[Deadline Extended]] CFP: “Moved by the Spirit, Authorized by God: Black Women Activists and Religion” NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016,

full name / name of organization: 
Jami Carlacio, Borough of Manhattan CC / NeMLA
contact email: 
jcarlacio@bmcc.cuny.edu

Since the era of slavery and continuing through the present, Black women have articulated a vision of freedom, equality, anti-racism, and racial uplift, drawing from Scripture to sustain their work of

"Pleasure and Suspicion"

full name / name of organization: 
Carolyn Laubender/ Duke University
contact email: 
ccl23@duke.edu

“Pleasure and Suspicion”

Conference Hosted by Duke University Program in Literature and the Polygraph Editorial Collective.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Use, Abuse, Abstinence: Reading Alcohol in Literature | NEMLA 2016 | Submission Deadline Oct. 5

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
odonnellb12@gmail.com

This panel calls for papers that stake a claim in the cultural significance of representing alcohol or alcohol consumption. How do these representations relate to alcoholism as a disease and the alcoholic as an identity category? Does the text evaluate alcohol abuse morally or politically? Do communities organized around alcohol consumption facilitate social movements based on class, race, sexuality, or gender?

[UPDATE] Cities, Centers, and Limits in Post-1945 American Literature (March 17-20, NeMLA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Tim Clarke, Caroline Holland
contact email: 
tclar089@uottawa.ca, caroline.holland@mail.utoronto.ca

Please note that the submission deadline for this panel has been extended to OCTOBER 5th.

33rd PSYART International Conference on Psychology and the Arts – Reims, France (June 29/July 4 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
PsyArt Foundation / CIRLEP - University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne
contact email: 
daniel.thomieres@univ-reims.fr

We are pleased to announce that the 33rd PSYART International Conference on Psychology and the Arts will be held at the Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France, June 29-July 4, 2016.

[UPDATE] Gendered Madness: Literary Representations of Othered Gender Expressions--deadline extended to October 5, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole Lowman, SUNY University at Buffalo
contact email: 
nllowman@buffalo.edu

Panel Description
Each culture has its own conception of gender, and those conceptions are often intertwined with ideas about appropriate sexuality. Whenever there are norms, there are always already opportunities for both exclusion and subversion. Those who have been othered and, by extension, excluded may either be perceived as mad because they lack normative gendered traits or can experience psychic trauma, which can drive them to madness. In either case, gender non-conformists are often viewed as crazy. Conversely, subversion can be a powerful force for those who have been deemed other to exert their agency and the validity of their othered identities. Though gender ideology evolves over time and across cultures, there are always those that fall outside what is considered normal. Some embrace those othered identities while some cannot cope with their own uniqueness.

Papers in this panel explore the normative gender constructs of their respective texts and the characters whose traits lie outside said norms. By exploring the perceived or actual madness of characters who express othered gender traits, these papers describe the ways in which literature, across nations and across periods, critiques ideologies of normative gender.

UPDATE: Lacan and Literature submission deadline 9/30/2015 -- NeMLA, Hartford CT 3/18-20/2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15863

Correction to an earlier CFP

[UPDATE] Comparative Drama Special Issue Deadline 1/1/16

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Drama
contact email: 
comparative-drama@wmich.edu

Call for Papers: The Actor in the Interval

25th CDE Conference: "Theater and Mobility", 26-29 May 2016 in Eichstätt, Germany

full name / name of organization: 
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English
contact email: 
Kerstin.Schmidt@ku.de

The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 25th Annual Conference in Eichstätt, Germany (26-29 May 2016).

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
contact email: 
tswl@utulsa.edu

DEADLINE EXTENDED

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS

Women, Girls, and Young Adult Literature
Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature

Digesting Discourses: Taste, Appetite, and Consumption #iuic16

full name / name of organization: 
Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English
contact email: 
iugradconference@gmail.com

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled “Digesting Discourses: Taste, Appetite, and Consumption,” to be held at Indiana University—Bloomington, March 4-5, 2016. Join us for our 14th annual conference hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

Daily life is ordered by many kinds of consumption, all of which influence the way we produce and comprehend meaning within the world. “Digesting Discourses” invites scholars from the humanities, sciences, law, and public health to explore the diverse meanings of taste, appetite, and consumption across texts, methodologies, and time periods. What do metaphors of eating and digestion reveal about the materiality of knowledge? How do aesthetic and physical consumption differ? What does the critical history of material consumption reveal about patterns and power dynamics of cultural exchange? How do genre, discipline, and methodology impact the representation and study of these topics?

[REMINDER] Translation and Transmission of the Early Americas: (T)racing the Language of Labor. Abstracts Due: 10/15

full name / name of organization: 
Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture (OIEAHC)
contact email: 
vab@gwu.edu

Conference Date: June 2-6, 2016
Location: Washington, D.C., The University of Maryland
Abstract Submission Deadline: October 15, 2015

CFP: Ninth Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies (SAAS) (Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2016, Gothenburg)

full name / name of organization: 
Swedish Association for American Studies (SAAS)
contact email: 
chloe.avril@eng.gu.se

Call for Panels

[UPDATE] Edited Collection on the Afterlife in the African Diaspora--Abstracts Due 12/15/15; Complete Essays Due 7/1/16

full name / name of organization: 
Mae G. Henderson and Gene Melton
contact email: 
hendersm@email.unc.edu AND hgmelton@ncsu.edu

We are seeking abstracts (300 words) for essays (7500-8500 words, excluding notes) on the topic of the “Afterlife in the African Diaspora” for an edited collection on this important and underexplo

'Merica Magazine - Second Issue

full name / name of organization: 
'Merica Magazine: for the unlikely patriot
contact email: 
mericamagazine@gmail.com

Fresh on the heels of our first issue of 'Merica Magazine we're asking for new submissions we hope to publish weekly on a rolling basis.

English at Play: A Conference on Language and Literature [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta of Western Illinois University
contact email: 
ego@wiu.edu

Please note our updated deadline for abstracts! Abstracts will be accepted until October 15, 2015.

[UPDATE] AMSN3: Modernist Work

full name / name of organization: 
Australasian Modernist Studies Network (AMSN)
contact email: 
j.attridge@unsw.edu.au

Abstract submissions close this week for AMSN3: Modernist Work

Date: 29-31 March 2016
Venue: University of New South Wales, Sydney

Abstracts due: 1 October 2015

"Rethinking Allegory", The Warburg Institute, 30 October 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Warburg Institute
contact email: 
Karen.Lang@warwick.ac.uk, vb276@cam.ac.uk

[UPDATE] Unstable states, mutable conditions

full name / name of organization: 
/ANGLES/, journal published by the SAES
contact email: 
cornelius.crowley@u-paris10.fr

Call for papers

CFP: Spatializing Sovereignty, 3/4/2016, UC Berkeley

full name / name of organization: 
The Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life
contact email: 
radicalspaces@gmail.com

2016 Symposium CFP: “Spatializing Sovereignty”

Featuring keynote addresses by:
Dr. Mishuana Goeman, Professor of American Indian Studies and Gender Studies, UCLA

[UPDATE] The Contemporary Novel at Work (2016 NeMLA Session)

full name / name of organization: 
47th Annual NeMLA Convention
contact email: 
mschratz@brandeis.edu, cpmiller@brandeis.edu

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The Contemporary Novel at Work (2016 NeMLA Session)

47th Annual NeMLA Convention
Hartford, Connecticut—March 17 - 20, 2016

Forty Years of Black Studies in the Local, National and Global Spaces: Past Accomplishments and New Directions. Due Nov. 16 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Clara Matonhodze / National Council for Black Studies
contact email: 
matonhca@ucmail.uc.edu

Forty Years of Black Studies in the Local, National and Global Spaces: Past Accomplishments and New Directions

All abstracts must be submitted online not later than November 16.

Appetites: Discourses of Consumption, March 10-12, 2016; submission deadline December 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
20th Annual CLIFF Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
contact email: 
cliffumich2016@gmail.com

Appetites: Discourses of Consumption
20th Annual CLIFF Conference
March 10-12, 2016
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Keynote: “A Tale of Deliveries”
Rey Chow, Duke University

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