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Twenty-First Century True Crime

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:04am
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the evolving genre of true crime.

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

MMLA American Literature Before 1870

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:01am
Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Please consider submitting to the American Literature I: Literature Before 1870 session for this year’s MMLA conference, which will be held in Kansas City, MO., November 15-18, 2018. The overall theme of the conference is “Consuming Cultures,” the inspiration for which comes partly from Kyla Wazana Tompkins’ research on racism in terms of food cultures in nineteenth century U.S. literature. As is noted in the general call for papers, “Looking at the disturbing correlations of ‘food and flesh,’ she notes, ‘the evolution of eating cultures across this period opens up new areas of inquiry into the alignment between bodies and bodies politic’” (7-8). American literature before 1870 is suggestive of multiple variations on this broad theme.

Emergence and Emergencies

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:19am
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA)
2018 Call for Proposals: Emergence and Emergencies
When: October 13th 2018
Where: New York University (Manhattan)
Submission Deadline: April 15, 2018

Submit here

***Women of color, queer, trans, and other underrepresented folx are especially encouraged to submit abstracts***

UPDATE: Agency & Performativity of Place in 20th & 21st C American Literature

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 1:38pm
Megan Cannella/PAMLA Conference, Nov. 9-11
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Agency & Performativity of Place in 20th & 21st C American Literature

PAMLA Conference - Bellingham, WA

November 9-11, 2018


Do you have exciting things to say about place in American literature? Of course you do! Want to discus them in beautiful Bellingham, WA? Why wouldn't you! 

Dancing the Blues: An Exploration of Blues Music and Movement

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8:42am
Chelsea Adams, UNLV, and Dr. Emily Winerock, Shakespeare and Dance Project
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Full Name / Name of Organization:

Chelsea Adams, University of Nevada Las Vegas, The Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club

Emily Winerock, Co-Director, Shakespeare and Dance Project


Afrofuturism panel at MMLA: Invitation to submit abstracts, permanent session

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 1:08pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

“If you are not a myth whose reality are you? If you are not a reality whose myth are you?” –Sun Ra, Prophetika, Book One


Since the publication of Mark Dery’s now-seminal article on Afrofuturism, “Black to the Future” (1993), several critical studies have expanded the concept of black speculative fiction and claimed it as a full-fledged genre of its own. Indeed, the mainstream releases of a graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Kindred, Marvel’s Black Panther and Ava Duvernay’s A Wrinkle in Time point to the existence of what we might now might call an “Afrofuturist canon.”


Mixed Race/Superheroes

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:18am
Sika Dagbovie-Mullins and Eric Berlatsky
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Call for Papers

Mixed-Race/Superheroes (co-edited by Eric Berlatsky and Sika Dagbovie-Mullins)

AIDS. Remains (essays for a special issue of New Centennial Review)

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 1:01pm
Richard Block, University of Washington
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

AIDS: Remains


Seeking essays for a future issue of New Centennial Review.


What is left of the AIDS crisis? What remains of the urgency with which critical discourses once contested dominant understandings of “AIDS”? In the first decades of the crisis, vital struggles over the meanings, definitions and representations of AIDS sought to unite cultural analysis with cultural activism. What remains now of such struggles? Has contestation become consensus?


CFP: Photography, Migration and Cultural Encounters in America

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:02am
Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire (Dublin)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Photography, Migration and Cultural Encounters in America

Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire

June 20th – 22nd 2018

CFP Deadline: 29th March 2018


Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Tina Campt (Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Africana and Women’s Studies, Barnard College)

Carol Williams (University of Lethbridge, Alberta)