When it was stated that blacks are not women, it did not signify that black women were lacking in some essence of womanhood. Rather, it was meant to indicate the ways in which feminism as practiced by white women failed to take cognizance of the different experiences of non-white women. Consequently, black women came up with their version of feminist theory that took into consideration their unique experiences as well as their problems as black and women. They that the preoccupations of white feminism were not universal and neither were their problems identical. They therefore imagined a different feminism for themselves that will fully address the reality of the black woman.
Writing for Liberty is a two-day conference hosted by the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research at Lancaster University to be held on 17-18 April 2015.
We are now requesting academic papers and new creative writings for reading and performance. The Writing for Liberty Conference will focus on the relationship between forms of creative writing and questions of personal, artistic, social, and political liberty. Contributions may refer to any period in history and to any social, political or cultural context, though our main emphasis will be on contemporary writing practice and critical/theoretical response.
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Seeking abstracts and panels on African literature and themes of development, urban space, and human rights
CALL FOR PAPERS
The University of Texas Africa Conference
Development, Urban Space, and Human Rights
Venue: The University of Texas at Austin
April 3-5, 2015
As popular genres, mystery and detective fiction reflect a wide range of changes in society, including representations of detectives and other characters from an increasingly wide range of racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual identities, as well as from a growing range of geographical and urban/rural locations, so in keeping with the theme of this year's SWPACA conference ("Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture"), submissions are particularly invited that consider mystery and detective fiction in conjunction with the idea of a diversity of faces and voices in popular and American culture.
Disability studies is definitely an area that highlights the many faces and many voices that make up the panorama of culture, so in keeping with the theme of this year's SWPACA conference ("Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture"), submissions are particularly invited that consider disability and its cultural treatment in conjunction with the idea of a diversity of faces and voices in popular and American culture in all media and cultural contexts (literature, TV, film, games, social media/web media, laws, social and cultural practices, politics, and so on).
The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary indexed journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), classical and modern Turkish literature, drama studies, and comparative literature (where the pieces bridge literature of a country with Turkish literature). To learn more about The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture and its principles, please see our manifesto on this page: http://www.humanjournal.org/index.php/about-the-human-manifesto
Check the website, www.apollonejournal.org, for submission details on publication, or for an application to work with us.
CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION
Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit the fourth issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.
PCA/ACA (April 1-4, 2015) New Orleans Marriott
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
For Conference details go to: http://pcaaca.org
Deadline for proposal submissions is November 1.
All paper topics will be considered. To be considered, please submit an abstract online of no more than 250 words to: http://ncp.pcaaca.org.
Instructions for logging in and submitting proposals appear on the home screen of the site.
For more information please contact:
David L. Moody, Ph.D.
Area Chair/Film Adaptation
For SSAWW's forthcoming 2015 conference on "Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives," we are assembling a panel focused on contested boundaries of race, class, and sexuality in women's nineteenth- and twentieth-century regional literature. Current papers for the session focus on contested gender roles in the work of New England authors Sarah Orne Jewett and Mary Wilkins Freeman, depictions of contested racial and regional identities in the work of antebellum antislavery novelist Mattie Griffith, and representations of the rural in the late twentieth century queer press.
[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 1, 2014
In the history of ideas, psychoanalysis has often been understood as a Victorian, European discourse that, like other modern knowledge projects, expanded along an imperial trajectory, exporting its universalizing theory of the subject to South Asia, Australia, North Africa, and throughout the Americas. At the same time, however, the transnational diffusion of psychoanalysis has historically been driven by political strife and exile from European fascism, Soviet socialism, North African colonialism, and South American dictatorship.
Sound and Performance in Poetry of the Americas
This seminar considers the role of sound and performance in poetry of the Americas across a range of periods and movements. We are interested in case studies and theoretical discussions that consider musically inflected texts; archives of performance; graphical representations of sound on the page; uses of creoles and vernaculars; and methodological inquiries into the intersections of sound studies, performance studies, distant reading, close reading, and hemispheric studies.
Call for Submissions – On the Politics of Ugliness – deadline 15 January 2015