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40 Years after Combahee: The Intersection of Age, Race, and Gender in the Movement for Black Lives

Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 10:37pm
Melanie Cattrell and Linda Hess / National Women's Studies Association Aging and Ageism Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2017

The 2017 National Women’s Studies Association conference will take place in Baltimore, Maryland from Nov. 16-19.  The topic will be “40 Years after Combahee:  Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives.”  The NWSA Aging and Ageism Caucus believes this topic provides many central connection points to the study of aging and ageism in the lives of women. We would like to submit a panel (3-4) of presenters for each of the following proposed subthemes (see descriptions below):

Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference Call for Papers

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 2:41pm
Society for American Baseball Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 27, 2017

Call for abstracts related to black baseball and in particular black baseball in Harrisburg.  Abstracts should be 250 words along with a brief biographical note and full contact information.  Abstracts welcome from all disciplines and from faculty and students.  If your proposal is for a poster please indicate that in your abstract.  all proposals should be sent to  Or by mail to Leslie Heaphy, KSU at Stark 6000 Frank Rd North Canton, OH 44720.

“Scribbling Americans: Appropriation and Subversion in Literary Arts High and Low”

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 2:42pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Following the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s 89th Conference’s theme of “High Art/ Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” abstracts are invited for the Pre-1900 American Literature Panel, titled

“Scribbling Americans: Appropriation and Subversion in Literary Arts High and Low”

On Uses of Black Camp

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 9:05am
De Gruyter / Open Cultural Studies journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Andrew Ross, in his now classic text “Uses of Camp,” points to Prince and Michael Jackson and their polysexual identities as emblematic of camp aesthetics yet does not dwell on the significance of the race factor in their campiness. In turn, he fails to consider the connection between camp and race. According to Pamela Robertson, one of the very few authors who have explored this fascinating intersection, this is characteristic for discourse on camp in general. Critics tend to compare camp to black culture or to blackface, but they do not explore race as inherent in or significant for camp aesthetics.

Race and Gender in the Weird Western (critical collection)

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 12:45pm
Editors: Kerry Fine, Arizona State University Michael K. Johnson, University of Maine--Farmington Rebecca M. Lush, California State University San Marcos Sara. L. Spurgeon, Texas Tech University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

DEADLINE EXTENDED!!! CFP: Race and Gender in the Weird Western (critical collection) Editors:Kerry Fine, Arizona State UniversityMichael K. Johnson, University of Maine--FarmingtonRebecca M. Lush, California State University San MarcosSara. L. Spurgeon, Texas Tech University

Reform in the Progressive Era: A Primer in Dissent

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 2:43pm
Proposed Panel for ASA 2017 in Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Reform—a term, activity, or idea dedicated to dissent from existing conditions—is also, history demonstrates, slippery in its ambivalence. As the setting for both Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle and Hull House’s historical founding, Chicago has long been associated with activism and reform in the Progressive Era. Yet violent conflicts like the Haymarket Affair and Chicago Race Riots of 1919 made manifest continuing racial and class-based divisions and attested to the limits of so-called progressive social reform in this time/place.

Call for Special Issues

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 12:47pm
PLL: Papers on Language and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Special-Issue Proposal Guidelines

Papers on Language and Literature is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to

Digital Humanities


Literary Translation

Print Culture

PLL is a generalist publication that is committed to publishing work on a variety of literatures, languages, and chronological periods. We accept proposals year-round. We are a quarterly and expect to publish a special issue once a year, every year. The specific volume and issue will be determined later, depending on the editors’ schedule.

Paul Laurence Dunbar Society ALA Boston May 25-28, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 12:33pm
Paul Laurence Dunbar Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Paul Laurence Dunbar Society will sponsor a session at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA on May 25-28, 2017. Papers on any aspect of Dunbar’s career, or that focus on any part of his literary output: poetry, novels, short stories, musical theater, correspondence, or essays. Proposals on teaching Dunbar and on Dunbar’s relationships—both personal and professional—with other authors, editors, critics, or related historical figures are especially welcome.

Please e-mail abstracts by January 25, 2016 to

The Work of Art: Race/Gender/Disability/Sexuality

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 12:47pm
Emory University - Critical Juncture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 3, 2017

Critical Juncture: The Work of Art in Disability Studies, Queer Studies, and Race

Emory Conference Center Hotel,  Atlanta, Georgia     17-18 March 2017

Critical Juncture is an international conference uniting those who cross traditional boundaries of academic disciplines. Now in its fourth year at Emory University, Critical Juncture is more than just a conference—it is an intersectional forum for emerging scholars, artists, and activists to present their work and to advocate for social justice.