In light of the larger conference theme devoted to “Kindness,” the Religion in American section welcomes any and all submissions related to the study of American religion as it relates to “Kindness,” especially those that expand interdisciplinary approaches to the study of religion and offer new insight into the current state of religion in America.
CFP: Racial Passing and Colorism in Literature Panel
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
15-18 February 2018
Racial passing has been a common theme in literature, especially in texts dealing with escaping to freedom during the antebellum period. The Nadir period also witnessed a spike in racial passing and colorism themes as racial tensions heightened anti-black violence throughout the United States. This panel seeks papers that examine texts dealing with racial passing and colorism. Questions for consideration might include:
Call for Papers
The Northeast Modern Language Association Conference
April 12-15, 2018 Pittsburgh
Submissions are due September 30th.
Submit your proposal online at NeMLA. www.buffalo.edu/nemla
Excluded: Neglected Authors Pre-1900, American Literature and Literary History (Panel)
Primary Area / Secondary Area
American. ID 16775
Melissa Mentzer (Central Connecticut State University)
Special Issue of Prose Studies
Edited by Sherita V. Roundtree, Pritha Prasad, and Louis M. Maraj
EXTENDED Submission Deadline: July 1, 2018
#BlackLivesMatter Pasts, Presents, and Futures
“When Black people get free, everybody gets free. #BlackLivesMatter doesn’t mean your life isn’t important–it means that Black lives, which are seen as without value within White supremacy, are important to your liberation.” – Alicia Garza
Soldier, psychoanalyst, political activist, and post-colonial theorist—in his intense and brief life, Frantz Fanon wore many masks. And his influence has been as variegated as well; the list of those who fell under his sway include, to name just a few, Sartre and De Beauvoir, Homi Bahba, film director Gillo Pontecorvo, and the Black Panthers. This panel invites papers that explore and meditate upon how Fanon’s vibrant life and enduring writings influenced and continue to operate upon our present cultural and political moment.
This panel focuses on the enduring influence of Frantz Fanon by looking at specific works, ideas, and connections between Fanon and events, especially those of national liberation between his lifetime and the present time.
Call for Papers
English Language Notes
Issue 57.1 (April 2019)
Call for Papers: Television
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 39th annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.
The Television Area Chair invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of television, past or present. Topics include, but are not limited to:
Title: Make America Hate Again: Trump-Era Horror & the Politics of Fear
Collection Editor: Dr Victoria McCollum (Ulster University)
Deadline for Abstracts: September 30, 2017
Heidegger and Black Thinking
Seminar for the
2018 American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting
Los Angeles March 29–April 1, 2018
Co-organizers: J. Kameron Carter (j.carter[at]duke.edu) and Michael Eng (meng[at]jcu.edu)