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10th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 2:05pm
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

10th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS 

The 10th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 21-22, 2018 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The 2018 conference theme, “Once Upon a Time in Louisiana,” is dedicated to exploring Louisiana’s long and continued relationship with narrative. Presentation proposals on any aspect of Louisiana narratives, as well as creative texts and performances by, about, and/or for Louisiana and Louisianans, are sought for this year’s conference.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 3/2/18: State of Exposure: "Post-Truth" and the Politics of Looking

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:09pm
Wayne State University Visual Culture Spring Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

From the Civil Rights Movement to #BlackLives Matter, images of racially motivated violence have spurred nationwide protest. Despite overwhelming photographic evidence, juries – in the case of Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin, and countless others – nonetheless failed to find the perpetrators guilty. A picture of a toddler lying face down on a beach brought worldwide attention to the Syrian refugee crisis. The initial outrage caused by the photograph quickly dissipated, and today, this ongoing global crisis has largely disappeared from the public view.

Paradise to Regain: Insights from Women Educators of the Black Diaspora

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:13am
Book Harushimana
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

We are calling on Black women educators–African Americans, Naturalized Black Americans, and Foreign-born Blacks from Africa, the Caribbean Islands and South America--to bring forth their stories of Paradise Gained and Lost through the meanings that they assign to the 2008 and 2016 elections and, perhaps, related elections that have impacted their role as parents, educators and role models for black children.  We are inviting stories that tell of the greatness of the Mother continent and the invincibility of the African spirit of courage and bravery and how they shaped the authors’ identities and their attitudes towards White domination.

Edwidge Danticat’s Activist and Cultural Work

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:20am
Edwidge Danticat Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Edwidge Danticat Society Panel at SAMLA 90 Conference

SAMLA 90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies

 

November 2–4, 2018 ◆ Sheraton Birmingham ◆ Birmingham, Alabama

Contact email: maia.butler@edwidgedanticatsociety.org

 

Edwidge Danticat’s Activist and Cultural Work

Southern Foodways - SSSL at MLA 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:19am
Katharine A. Burnett, Fisk University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

If “eating is a means of performing identity” and if “the way southerners eat is a text,” as critics David Davis and Tara Powell assert in their introduction to Writing in the Kitchen: Essays on Southern Literature and Foodways, then how do we think, talk, and write about culinary “textual transactions?”

 

New Nuclear Criticism: ASLE-sponsored MLA 2019 panel

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:55am
MLA / ASLE
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Do we need a new nuclear criticism? How can ecocritical frameworks and new archives and methods help us re-encounter “the nuclear” and re-asses its relationship to literature and culture? 

 

MSA Columbus: Suicidal Modernisms

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 8:59am
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Modernist Studies Association Conference, Columbus, OH, Nov. 8-11, 2018 

CFP: Suicidal Modernisms

 

In Andrew Bennett’s recently published Suicide Century (2017), the author writes that suicide “streams like a poison through the tainted life blood of the modernist literary canon.”  And yet work on modernism and suicide is scarce; in fact, work on “literary suicidology” more generally has not matched the subject’s importance to our field.  This panel would like to build on the work of Bennett and a few others (Al Alvarez, Jeffrey Berman) and examine the representation and non-representation of suicide in modernist texts.

 

African American Writers of North Carolina

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:05pm
Margaret D. Bauer, North Carolina Literary Review Editor
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

The 2019 issues of the North Carolina Literary Review (NCLR) will feature African American literature of North Carolina. Submissions are due by August 31. In anticipation of this special feature topic, the editor is proposing a panel (or panels) at SAMLA of papers on African American writers of North Carolina, which will also be considered for publication in NCLR. Please send 300-word abstracts to Margaret Bauer, Editor at bauerm@ecu.edu by May 21.

Black Power/Black Super Powers

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:04pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 18, 2018

Papers are solicited for the Race and Ethnicity panel of the Northeast Popular Culture Association conference at Worcester State University on October 19/20, 2018.  With this year's success of the BLACK PANTHER film and the BLACK LIGHTNING television series, the role of black heroes engaging radical liberatory politics has taken on a very public presence.  Engaging resonances with The Black Panthers and their political presence, both of these popular culture superheroes (among others) represent many of the same culture-based politics and performances as real-world resistance movements such as #BlackLivesMatter, as well as literary iterations of black liberation implicated in the Afrofuturism movement.  Papers are solicited especially on any aspect of blac

CHAPTER PROPOSALS ARE INVITED FOR AN EDITED VOLUME TITLED STATES AND PRISONS: HUMANITIES AND CARCERAL IMAGINARIES

updated: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:33am
Shreerekha Subramanian/University of Houston-Clear Lake
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

This edited anthology explores the nexus between violence and carcerality within the discursive order of state practices. Scholars within humanities, engaging with critiques of carcerality in relation to state violence from different global contexts are welcome to contribute to this anthology. This volume aims to align with the larger objectives envisioned by activist groups such as M4BL (Movement for Black Lives): building alliances with indigenous people’s struggles, political prisoners’ solidarity work, and activists resisting violence against women and LGBTQIA communities. It explores the potential to forge a global discursive order oriented toward anticolonial liberation struggles.

 

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