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Navigating Trauma: Pasts, Presents, and Futures in African American Literature (NeMLA 2019)

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 5:08pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NeMLA Annual Convention - Washington D.C. - 21-24 March, 2019

In “Further Considerations on Afrofuturism”, Kodwo Eshun argued that the impact of the Middle Passage and slavery could still be felt in African American authorship today. The erasure of their African past, culture and heritage leaving them disconnected and made strangers, black writers look to the future as a way of dealing and engaging with the present. The term counterfutures is thus used to describe those writings that explore the potentiality of a dissonant life that emerges from these traumas, ones which reimagine the futures that the current path of human experience seems to lead to, as well as the pasts that have or might catalyze real or imagined futures.

Unique Commonalities of Traditional and Contemporary Voices: Past and Present

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:45am
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 28, 2018

The objective of this session is to consider transnational writers of various cultures and languages both past and present.  In so doing, one must think critically and creatively about voices of the past in a comparative analysis with voices of the present.  It is said that “history repeats itself.”  How, then, do particular writers of the past (or recent past) and writers of the present treat matters of race, cultural divide or unity, politics, gender, feminism, social and societal views, separatism, oppression version privilege, strength of a people, empowerment, hope, freedoms, despair, and triumphs?  Are these issues expressed with the same concern, depth, pause, or insight today as they were a century ago?  Reflect upon reception, inception, and dece

Politics and Ontology

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 3:26pm
ACLA 2019 - American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

"Politics and Ontology"


Organizer: Matthew Scully (Emerson College)


Politics, as that which relates to the organization of public life, and ontology, as the study of being, have long been intertwined. Left/right identity politics, for example, often ground themselves on an ontologized, or essentialized, identity. In contrast, many theorists view politics as the construction of identity. Jacques Rancière, for instance, insists that politics determines the ontological status of its subjects, rather than the reverse; no “human being” preexists the political act.

CFP: Black Performing Arts (PCA National Conference 2019, Washington, DC, April 17-20)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:48am
Popular Culture Association (Black Performing Arts Area)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Black Performing Arts:  Sound, Movement, Image, Text


Popular Culture Association

2019 National Conference


Washington Marriott Wardman Park

2660 Woodley Road NW

Washington, D.C.




April 17-20, 2019


Call For Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers


Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:34am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels and/or individual papers.  Sessions are scheduled in 1-½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.  Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes.  We encourage the submission of topics on African American and African-derived performance and culture. 

Should you or any of your colleagues be interested in submitting a proposal or have any questions, please contact:

E. Gaynell Sherrod, Ed.D., Associate Professor

Department of Dance and Choreography

Virginia Commonwealth University

1315 Floyd Avenue

P.O. Box 843007

Richmond, Virginia 23284-3007

(804) 828-1711

CFP (SEA 19): Teaching early American lit to teachers & in high schools

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:23pm
Patrick M. Erben/Society of Early Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Call for Papers: Society of Early Americanists 2019 Biennial Conference

February 27-March 3, 2019 in Eugene, Oregon

Panel 1) Teaching Teachers How to Teach Early American Literature


Panel 2) Teaching Early American Literature in High Schools

Black Popular Culture-Special Topics PCA/ACA 2019

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 7:42pm
Dr. David L. Moody/PCA/ACA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Call for Papers: Black Popular Culture-Special Topics

PCA/ACA (April 17-20, 2019)

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Washington Marriott Wardman Park/ Washington, D.C.


2019 Global Status of Women and Girls Conference: Intersectionality

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 3:08pm
Christopher Newport University and Norfolk State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Christopher Newport University’s

College of Arts and Humanities, in partnership with Norfolk State University,

seeks abstracts for the forthcoming conference on the


Global Status of Women and Girls

to be held at CNU, March 21-23, 2019


We are pleased to announce that the theme for this year’s conference is: 


Understanding Women’s Lives and Resistance in the Past and Present