category: african-american

Fairy Tales Area at PCA/ACA in Seattle, March 22-25, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
acaleb@misericordia.edu

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations on any topic involving fairy tales.

Digital Scholarship in American Studies, BAAS/IAAS 2015

full name / name of organization: 
British Association for American Studies and Irish Association for American Studies
contact email: 
katie.mcgettigan@nottingham.ac.uk

CFP: ‘Digital Scholarship in American Studies’
BAAS 61 & IAAS 46
7-9 April 2016
Queen’s University Belfast

‘Werewolves: Studies in Transformations’ (abstracts: 30th November 2015, full submissions: 31st March 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Janine Hatter and Kaja Franck, ‘Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural’
contact email: 
j.hatter@hull.ac.uk / k.a.franck@gmail.com

'Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural’ is a peer-reviewed, online journal looking at the supernatural, the uncanny and the weird.

Call for Papers and Art - Interdisciplinary Human Rights Journal | Theme: #BlackLivesMatter | Deadline: January 15, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Journal for Human Advancement: Independent Projects for Progress and Human Rights | The Goodis Center for Research and Reform, Inc.
contact email: 
journal@thegoodiscenter.org

We are seeking submissions for the February/March 2016 issue on the following theme:

#BlackLivesMatter

Habitats and Hazzards [10/19/15;2/19/16]

full name / name of organization: 
Natures 2016: the 8th annual interdisciplinary environmental humanities conference
contact email: 
lgerigui@lasierra.edu,chicks@lasierra.edu

Conference to be held on February 19, 2016 on the campus of La Sierra University (Riverside, CA, USA). 250 word abstracts due by October 19, 2015 to http://lasierra.edu/english/natures/abstract-submission-form/
Our theme invites exploration of the habitats and hazards facing and faced in the disciplines of the humanities. Papers may explore the conference theme as applied to the texts of humanities studies (e.g. the hazardous spaces of "Jane Eyre"), or the various crises that threaten the material world now or in the past (e.g. popular culture depictions of pollution). Presenters are invited to (re)frame the terms of the theme in ways relevant to their projects.

[[Last Call]] CFP: “Moved by the Spirit, Authorized by God: Black Women Activists and Religion” NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford.

full name / name of organization: 
Jami Carlacio, Borough of Manhattan CC / NeMLA
contact email: 
jcarlacio@bmcc.cuny.edu

Since the era of slavery and continuing through the present, Black women have articulated a vision of freedom, equality, anti-racism, and racial uplift, drawing from Scripture to sustain their work of

Theory, Identity, and Subversion: CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh Valley Vanguard
contact email: 
lehighvalleyvanguard@gmail.com

Independent journal Lehigh Valley Vanguard seeks submissions to expand our ongoing narrative of subversion and resistance. Our suggested topics:
Updated September 27th, 2015

Knowing One's Place: Understanding the Influence of Place in Language, April 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Rim Conference on English Studies
contact email: 
uaapacrim@gmail.com

Pacific Rim Conference on English Studies
Call for Papers
“The poet speaks on the threshold of being”—The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard

[MELUS] Religion and US Ethnic Literature

full name / name of organization: 
J. Stephen Pearson (University of North Georgia) and Rachel R. Luckenbill (Duquesne University)
contact email: 
luckenbillr@duq.edu

We invite papers exploring the representation or influence of religion and/or spirituality in ethnic U.S. literatures for a panel at MELUS 2016.

CFP: Children in Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Red Feather Journal
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

CFP: Children in Popular Culture

Louisiana Folklore Society 2016 Annual Meeting Friday, April 8, 2016- Saturday, April 9, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Louisiana Folklore Society
contact email: 
clejeune@mcneese.edu

The Louisiana Folklore Society invites proposals for papers and other types of presentations for its 2016 annual meeting.

Feminist Press Book Club on Sex Work

full name / name of organization: 
The Feminist Press
contact email: 
jkim10@gc.cuny.edu

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CfP[UPDATE]: The Forum of Critical Studies: Asking Big Questions Again, 13 – 14 November 2015, Lucca, Italy

full name / name of organization: 
Euroacademia
contact email: 
application@euroacademia.eu

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Fourth Global Forum of Critical Studies
Asking Big Questions Again

13 - 14 November 2015, Lucca, Italy
Palazzo Bernardini

UPDATE-- ReFocus: A Series of Film/American Studies Anthologies

full name / name of organization: 
Edinburgh University Press
contact email: 
Dr. Gary D. Rhodes, gdrhodes@gmail.com Dr. Robert Singer, rlsngr99@gmail.com

In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus.

The Fantasy of Social Justice: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Fantastic Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
contact email: 
fsj.conference2016@gmail.com

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Farah Mendlesohn, Anglia Ruskin University, UK

"Cities of the Future" - 2016 NeMLA - Hartford, CT

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Lambert / Carnegie Mellon University
contact email: 
mmlamber@andrew.cmu.edu

This panel seeks to explore representations of futuristic cities from all periods in American literature, film, and other cultural mediums.

[Update] Turn-of-the-Century African American Print Culture, 9/30/2015

full name / name of organization: 
Lucas Dietrich, NeMLA 2016
contact email: 
ladietrich4@gmail.com

Traditional format panel for NeMLA 2016 Convention in Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016.

Panopticon: Surveillance, Suspicion, Fear (4/2/2016). Abstracts: 12/1/2015

full name / name of organization: 
Abbes Maazaoui, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania
contact email: 
maazaoui@lincoln.edu

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (Lincoln University, Pennsylvania) is requesting proposals/abstracts for its fourth international conference, to be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016.

Religion, Memory and Transmediality in Contemporary Cultural Practices

full name / name of organization: 
Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru & Dragoș Manea
contact email: 
sabina.draga.alexandru@lls.unibuc.ro & dragos.manea@lls.unibuc.ro

Edited Volume
Abstract Deadline: November 15, 2015.

[REMINDER] Use, Abuse, Abstinence: Reading Alcohol in Literature | NEMLA 2016, March 17-20 | Submission Deadline Sept. 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
odonnellb12@gmail.com

This panel calls for papers that stake a claim in the cultural significance of representing alcohol or alcohol consumption.

Postcolonial Studies @Emory Solicits Book Reviews

full name / name of organization: 
Postcolonial Studies@ Emory
contact email: 
cschwen@emory.edu

Postcolonial Studies @Emory Solicits Book Reviews

Postcolonial Studies @Emory: https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/postcolonialstudies/

Culture, the Arts, and Literature 25th to 27th February 2016

full name / name of organization: 
KTHM College, Nashik, Maharashtra, India
contact email: 
dausche@gmail.com

CONCEPT NOTE:

[UPDATE]Gendered Madness: Literary Representations of Othered Gender Expressions--NeMLA 2016--abstracts due September 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole Lowman, SUNY University at Buffalo
contact email: 
nllowman@buffalo.edu

Panel Description

Edited Collection on the Portrayal of Black Men in Reality TV (Nov 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Jervette R. Ward, Ph.D. / University of Alaska Anchorage
contact email: 
jervetteward@gmail.com

Contributions are being sought for a proposed edited collection that explores the portrayals of Black men in reality television.

MELUS Special Issue CFP: Pedagogy in Anxious Times

full name / name of organization: 
Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the US
contact email: 
cstanciu@vcu.edu; anastasia.lin@ung.edu

2017 Special Issue Call For Papers in MELUS

Teaching Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States: Pedagogy in Anxious Times
Guest Editors: Cristina Stanciu and Anastasia Lin

[REMINDER] ACLA 2016 - "Literary (De)Formations"

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA 2016: American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
matthew.scully@tufts.edu and/or nell.wasserstrom@bc.edu

In her recent study, The Forms of the Affects (2014), Eugenie Brinkema announces, “We may well be at the beginning of what will eventually be called the twenty-first century ‘return to form’ in the humanities” (39).

Mapping Fields of Study: Renegotiations of Disciplinary Spaces in the English-Speaking World - 9-11 June 2016 - Nancy, France

full name / name of organization: 
Marilyne Brun / Université de Lorraine
contact email: 
Marilyne.Brun@univ-lorraine.fr

Mapping Fields of Study: Renegotiations of Disciplinary Spaces in the English-Speaking World
International Conference
Nancy, France
9-11 June 2016
Call for Papers

CFP [UPDATE] - Visionary Texts, Past and Present: (Re)visionings and (Re)imaginings

full name / name of organization: 
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
contact email: 
pivot@yorku.ca

“The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and reimagines the world.” — Malcolm Gladwell

Papers on Language and Literature: Call for Special Issue Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
PLL: Papers on Language and Literature
contact email: 
hgurfin@siue.edu

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

Digital Humanities

Film

Literary Translation

Print Culture

[UPDATE] - Deadline Extended - OCTAVIA E. BUTLER: CELEBRATING LETTERS, LIFE, and LEGACY - February 26-28, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Octavia E. Butler Society
contact email: 
oebliterarysociety@gmail.com

February 24, 2016 will mark the tenth anniversary of the passing of Octavia E. Butler. To commemorate her contributions to the world of letters, the Octavia E.

On the Footsteps of Dwarves: Different Readings of a Mythical Figure in Popular Culture (15.10.2015) [REMINDER]

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Feryal Cubukcu, Dr. Sabine Planka
contact email: 
cubukcu.feryal@gmail.com, planka@phil.uni-siegen.de

Today more than ever fairy tales permeate pop culture, literature,
music, fine arts, opera, ballet and cinema. Speaking of the history of

Innovative Representations of ‘Utopias’ in Studies in English

full name / name of organization: 
International Graduate Conference: Innovative Representations of ‘Utopias’ in Studies in English
contact email: 
conferencegraduate@gmail.com

The Centre for British Literary and Cultural Studies at Hacettepe University is pleased to announce its second graduate conference which this time will be held on an international ground, “Innovativ

Update: Lacan and Literature 18-20 March 2016 NeMLA Hartford CT by 9/30/2015

full name / name of organization: 
J. A. McQuail -- NeMLA
contact email: 
jmcquail@tntech.edu

Papers are invited for a panel on Lacan and Literature at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention in Hartford, CT. 3/18-20 2015.

NeMLA 17-20 March 2016 cfp: Triangular Atlantic Entanglements: Rights and Revolutions (U. S., France, Haiti)

full name / name of organization: 
Robert R. Daniel / Saint Joseph's U
contact email: 
rdaniel@sju.edu

Over about three decades, three distinct political revolutions took place in three distinct places.

[UPDATE] The Contemporary Canon

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
hmatthe1@binghamton.edu

[For the annual American Comparative Literature Association’s conference, held at Harvard University, March 17-20, 2016]

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