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Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 1:50pm
Drs. Tiffany Austin and Emily Ruth Rutter
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

Call for Critical Abstracts and Creative Submissions: Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era

First Four: The Films of Kasi Lemmons

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 6:11pm
D. E. Wynter / California State University Northridge
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

We are extending the Call-for-Chapter submissions for an edited volume on the films of writer-director Kasi Lemmons. This collection of critical analyses and close 'readings' will explore cinematic, narrative, intertextual, and/or thematic elements of Lemmons' films, as well as their cultural aesthetics and social impact. We are particularly interested in examinations of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity (2013), the adaptation of Caveman's Valentine (2001), the biopic of Petey Greene, Talk to Me (2007) and formal aesthetic examinations of Eve’s Bayou(1997). The submission date for abstracts is extended to June 1, 2018. 

The Anthological Impulse: Pedagogy and Social Justice

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 4:15pm
American Studies Association (ASA, November 8-11, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Anthologies are a profoundly pedagogical genre. However, while anthologies are often constructed specifically for classrooms, as scholars such as Kenneth Warren (1993) and Cynthia G. Franklin (1997) have argued, their making is typically removed from the site and sight of the classroom. While this suggests a unilateral and hierarchical pedagogy of knowledge transmission from expert to student, this panel explores what other, more empowering praxes emerge around what we are calling “the anthological impulse”: a desire to write and think with others and collect and share that work.

The Ideological Emergency of the Frontier

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:29am
American Studies Association (ASA, November 8-11, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 29, 2018

ASA Annual Meeting 2018

November 8-11, 2018 - Atlanta, Georgia

Slave Poetics and the Political Present (interdisciplinary)

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 8:55am
American Studies Association, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 8th-11th
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2018

In his 2012 essay “On Failing to Make the Past Present,” Stephen Best argues that the slave archive is not always “a ready prism for apprehending the black political present,” pressuring contemporary scholars to make a distinction between today’s political crises and black diasporic history. And yet, recent political regressions force us to re-examine how our current moment may be informed by and understood through the optics of abolition, emancipation, and reconstruction. This panel seeks to re-focus current critical thought on the links between the traumatic past and the historical present by examining how the poetry of slavery accentuates—and even depends upon—these linkages.

Reminder: Women and Archives

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:11pm
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, edited by Emily Rutter and Laura Engel

Rethinking “Alternative Worlds”: Emerging in the Here and Now of Emergency

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:16pm
American Studies Association 2018 (Nov 8-11 in Atlanta)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Our panel seeks to make a slight pivot on the opening provocation of this year’s conference theme, “States of Emergence,” that “our sense of crisis must be thought alongside our constant commitment to challenging the calamities that beset us and to producing alternative—indeed better—worlds.” Rather than thinking of our sense of crisis and our commitment to challenging calamities as two things we might put alongside each other, what happens if our commitment to challenging calamities emerges precisely within, even as, our sense of crisis?


Call for Papers [Volume: 06, Issue: 01]

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:18pm
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies is an indexed, peer-reviewed, open-access, research quarterly which aims to generate and disseminate new, high quality knowledge about English language teaching, literature, linguistics and translation studies as well as to promote advanced researches and best practices in these fields. We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for Volume: 06, Issue: 01 [January-March, 2018 Issue] of IJ-ELTS.  

SAMLA 90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 2:22pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Associaiton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 11, 2018

The 90th annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association will take place November 2-4, 2018 at the Birmingham Sheraton in Birmingham, Alabama. This year's conference theme is Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies.

SAMLA invites scholars to submit CFPs both related and unrelated to our conference theme. Interested scholars can click to submit a CFP. A link to the CFP submission form can also be found on SAMLA's homepage at