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[UPDATE] American Documentary Poetics--American Literature Association (ALA) 28th Annual Conference May 25-28, 2017, Boston, MA

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 10:55pm
Tana Jean Welch / Florida State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

American Documentary Poetics

CFP for American Literature Association (ALA) 28th Annual Conference

May 25-28, 2017, Boston, MA

Call for papers on any topic related to American docupoetics/investigative poetics. Part documentary, part imagination, investigative poetry incorporates a variety of data and reportage into the poem—including photos and images, testimonials, interviews, facts and figures—in order to explore the historical and political conditions of contemporary culture.

Submit 250 to 500-word abstracts and a CV, by January 15, 2017, to Tana Jean Welch, Florida State University, at tana.welch@med.fsu.edu

ALA 2017: Gwendolyn Brooks at 100

updated: 
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 6:03pm
American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

ALA 2017: Gwendolyn Brooks at 100

In “Gwendolyn Brooks at 73,” Haki Madhubuti compared Brooks’s mind to “a tornado redefining the landscape.” The landscape of contemporary literature has been changed by her poems: “poems with muscle and sinew, poems that weren’t afraid to take the language and revamp it, twist it and energize it so that it shimmied and dashed and lingered,” in the words of Rita Dove. At least two new collections—Quraysh Ali Lansana and Sandra Jackson-Opoku’s Revise the Psalm, and Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar, and Patricia Smith’s The Golden Shovel Anthology—will celebrate her centennial in 2017.

EMERGING AFRICAS: VERSIONS and VISIONS

updated: 
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 6:37pm
New York African Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

NEW YORK AFRICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION

42 ND Annual Conference

at The University at Buffalo, New York

31 March – 1 April 2017

CALL FOR PROPOSALS/ ABSTRACTS / POSTERS

DEADLINE EXTENSION: 15 February 2017

THEME: EMERGING AFRICAS: VERSIONS and VISIONS

After 40 years, the Annual Conference of the New York African Studies

Association returns to Buffalo. In 1977 we organized our program on the

theme of “The Applications of African Studies.” In world tradition, 40 years

is a significant time. It is clear that both in 1977 and today “Africa” has

always been a concept as well as a continent, and since 1977 its many

Hip Hop Studies Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:02pm
Allen University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 3, 2016

Hip Hop Studies Conference:

Spirituality and Social Justice

April 5, 2017

Allen University, Columbia, SC

 

The music, language, dance, art, and fashion that constitute hip-hop culture have often been celebrated as a means for giving voice to marginalized people in the US and around the world. Hip hop, in short, is often conceived as a potential vehicle for achieving social justice in a world riven by racism, sexism, classism and other forms of oppression. It is perhaps just as frequently condemned for perpetuating dysfunctional values and harmful stereotypes that impede efforts to achieve a more just and equitable society.

RE...AFRICA: Knowledges, Archives and Approaches

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:17pm
Northwestern Program of African Studies Graduate Student Seminar
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2017

 The Program of African Studies graduate student seminar (AfriSem) invites graduate student papers in the study of Africa and its communities engaging with the theme “RE...AFRICA.” Interested participants should submit abstracts of not more than 250 words to: afrisemconf2017@gmail.comby February 10, 2017. Please include your name, affiliation, and contact details.

**DEADLINE EXTENSION** IU Bloomington Interdisciplinary Grad Conference CFP: "Words Matter: Politics, Rhetoric, and Social Justice"

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:07pm
Indiana University English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 6, 2017

Words Matter: Politics, Rhetoric, and Social Justice
Indiana University Bloomington
March 24-25, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Rosa A. Eberly (Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and English, The Pennsylvania State University)

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for the 15th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled “Words Matter: Politics, Rhetoric, and Social Justice,” hosted by the English Department at Indiana University Bloomington, March 24-25, 2017.

Ellen Glasgow at 2017 ALA Boston

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:07pm
Ellen Glasgow Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Ellen Glasgow Society seeks paper proposals for two sessions at the 28th Annual American Literature Association Conference.

 

Session I:  Ellen Glasgow’s (Foreign) Correspond/-ents/-ence

Special Relationships: Poetry Across the Atlantic Since 2000

updated: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 11:16am
Rothemere American Institute, Oxford University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Special Relationships: Poetry Across the Atlantic Since 2000

 

We are delighted to announce the Call for Papers for Special Relationships: Poetry Across the Atlantic Since 2000, a one-day symposium exploring the interstices of poetics in the circum-Atlantic region since 2000, to be held at the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford on May 19, 2017.

 

Seditious Acts: Graduate Students of Color Interrogating the Neoliberal University

updated: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 11:16am
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Group at the University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 13, 2017

 

Seditious Acts: Graduate Students of Color Interrogating the Neoliberal University

Two-day Symposium, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, April 21-22, 2017

Call for Proposals

The Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Group at the University of Minnesota is seeking proposals for a symposium entitled “Seditious Acts: Graduate Students of Color Interrogating the Neoliberal University.” The symposium will be held at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, on April 21st and 22nd, 2017.

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