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CFP--Transnational Cityscapes--Edited Collection (Abstracts due December 16)

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 2:12pm
Dale Pattison, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Call for Papers
Transnational Cityscapes

We invite essays for an upcoming collection that utilize transnational approaches to theorize city space. Accepted essays will offer literary and cultural analyses that encourage us to think of cities, in all of their complexity, as sites of transnational, transactional engagement. In taking this approach, we hope to demonstrate how cities, which are increasingly extending and challenging boundaries of place, provide sites for complicating our understandings of citizenship, nationality, and the nation.

James Baldwin Review (JBR) Vol. 2

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 11:51am
James Baldwin Review

The James Baldwin Review (JBR), an annual peer-reviewed journal, is seeking submissions for its second volume. An Open Access online publication, The James Baldwin Review will bring together a wide array of peer-reviewed critical and creative work on the life, writings, and legacy of James Baldwin. JBR publishes essays that invigorate scholarship on James Baldwin, catalyse explorations of the literary, political, and cultural influence of Baldwin' writing and political activism, and deepen our understanding and appreciation of this complex and luminary figure.

Global Avant-Gardes: Visual and Verbal

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 11:10am
Barrett Watten / Wayne State University

Global Avant-Gardes: Visual and Verbal
ACLA, March 17-20, 2016, Harvard University
Submission deadline: September 23
Submission portal:

Organizer: Barrett Watten, Wayne State University
Co-Organizer: Jonathan Stalling, University of Oklahoma

CFP: How Normal is White?: The Normalization of Whiteness in Children's and YA Lit

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 10:35am
M. Green-Barteet & M. Gilbert-Hickey/Children's Literature Association

In recent years, critics, teachers, editors, authors, and readers have all argued that children's and Young Adult literature must be more diverse. In fact, there are numerous blogs and websites, including "We Need Diverse Books," "Diversity in YA," "Latin@s in Kid Lit," "Rich in Color," and "I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell Do I Read?," among others, devoted to promoting diversity in children's and YA lit. As such blogs and websites along with numerous surveys show, there is a dearth of diverse characters and diverse writers in children's and YA lit. This dearth promotes, whether intentionally or not, the idea that whiteness is normal and that the unearned privilege that comes with being white is also normal.

"Doing the Charleston": Performing Racial, Gender, Sexual, and and Class Identities

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 10:21am
30th Annual MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States)

"Doing the Charleston": Performing Racial, Gender, Sexual, and Class Identities in Multi-ethnic American Literatures and Culture

30th Annual MELUS Conference

Call for Papers
March 3-6, 2016, Charleston, South Carolina
College of Charleston

Deadline: November 15, 2015

ACLA 2016 Seminar: Secularization and the Novel - Proposals Due Sept. 23rd

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 7:41pm
American Comparative Literature Association

The history of the novel is also, it would appear, a history of secularization. For Ian Watt, Michael McKeon, Franco Moretti, and many others, the novel is a product of what Max Weber called rationalization. More recently, in Martha Nussbaum's Love's Knowledge and Lynn Hunt's Inventing Human Rights, the novel is seen as participating in the production of secular modernity—through the elaboration of modernity's ethics and the encouragement of empathy across socio-economic boundaries, respectively. How then should we characterize the relationship between the novel and secularization? Is the novel an effect or a cause of secularization? Or, if the relationship between the two is more dialectical, how should that dialectic be described?

redyns GREEN: Spatial Relationships e-Journal

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 3:47pm
redyns GREEN

Call for content: As a multi-disciplinary and multi-medium e-Journal, we invite traditional and non-traditional content such as: narratives, articles, letters, proposals, research, literature reviews, viewpoints, conceptual, and general reviews of anything place or space related. We equally welcome poetry, travel logs, personal journal excepts, and photographs / digital images. Digital images of artwork, drawings, paintings, sculpture, textiles, environmental art or sculpture, murals, creative landscapes, built structures and mixed media are also encouraged. Let's not forget book reviews, film reviews, memoirs, graphic design, and information architecture.


Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 2:42pm
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

James Baldwin, one of the most eminent and evocative American essayists, novelists and playwrights of the twentieth century, would have been ninety-one years old on August 2, 2015. Literary critics have described Baldwin as the most successful African American writer of his time, and even of all time. His prominence or fame are of less importance, though, than the substantial body of complex writing he left behind for readers, students, and scholars to interpret.

IJHCS Call for Papers (Volume 2, Issue 3, December 2015)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 11:51am
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926)

The International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, anthropology, business studies, communication studies, criminology, cross-cultural studies, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, literature, discourse studies, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies, visual arts, women and gender studies, queer studies etc…for the December 2015 Issue (Volume Two, Issue Three).
Manuscripts Submission Deadline: November 20, 2015.

ACLA 2016, The Subject Positions of Religion, Literature, and Ethics

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 11:03am
Kitty Millet, ICLA Research Committee on Religion, Ethics, and Literature

For the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Conference, March 17-20, 2016, Harvard University

In 2014, "Religion, Ethics, and Literature" became a new research committee of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA). Its members adhere to a range of scholarly perspectives that represent not only philosophical, but also cultural divergences. While scholars within the group focus their attention on multiple literatures, their perspectives can be grouped under three basic positions, all of which depict how the faculties interact with each other because of the convergence of religion, ethics, and literature.