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Signs Special Issue: Rethinking “First Wave” Feminisms

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:28pm
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Over the past several decades, scholarship in a variety of disciplines has challenged the “wave” model of feminism. Inspired by the 2020 centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment, this special issue seeks to rethink “first wave” feminisms in a heterogeneous and expansive way—by pushing geographic, chronological, and ideological boundaries and by broadening the definition of whom we usually think of as early feminists. While contributions on the Nineteenth Amendment in the United States, and the suffrage movement worldwide, are welcome, we also encourage submissions that consider early manifestations of feminism and feminist movements in broad and global terms. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to submit their work.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:27pm
African American Literature and Culture Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020


African American Literature and Culture Society

American Literature Association

31stAnnual Conference

May 21-24, 2020Manchester Grand Hyatt
One Market Place
San Diego, CA



The African American Literature and Culture Society invites abstracts (of no more than 250 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the American Literature Association ( We will also consider a limited number of panel proposals (of no more than 500 words).  


Emerson Society at the ALA May 2020

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:26pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society will sponsor two panels at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association, to be held May 21-24, 2020, San Diego, USA.


‘Emerson and Resistance’*

The Emerson Society invites proposals on the topic of ‘Emerson and Resistance’. Papers might like to consider the idea of resistance in Emerson in his own time, in subsequent periods, or in contemporary contexts. Emersonian resistance may also be considered in relation to other writers, political thinkers and philosopher’s.


‘Emerson’s Society and Solitude at 150’*

SEASECS 2020-- Deadline Extended!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:34pm
South-Eastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

FEBRUARY 20-22, 2020

SEASECS will hold its 46th annual meeting at the Macon Marriott City Center. The theme for this year's meeting is "Encounters in the 18th Century: Maps, Materials, and Media." In addition to panels and plenary sessions, special events include tours to historic sites including the Ocmulgee Indian Mounds National Historic Park, the 1869 Hay House, the Tubman Museum, historic Rose Hill Cemetery, and the Allman Brothers’ “Big House.” Host institutions include Georgia College & State University, Middle Georgia State University, and Wesleyan College.

UPDATE: "In a Speculative Light: The Arts of James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney"

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:44pm
University of Tennessee Humanities Center
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020


"In a Speculative Light: The Arts of James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney"

Date of symposium: February 19-21, 2020

Deadline for Proposals: November 1, 2019


Confirmed Keynotes:

Frederick Moten,

Professor of Performance Studies, NYU Tisch School of the Arts & Professor, The European Graduate School

Hilton Als,

Teaching Black and Brown Childhood: Race, Ethnicity, and Young Adult Novels the Classroom

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:14pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In the midst of the election of the Trump administration, the growing racial tensions that coalesced into the violent protests in Charlottesville, and the rising rates of hate crimes committed against black and brown individuals, there has been a slew of young adult novels published by writers of color that tackle the ways in which young people within these communities must simultaneously navigate the complexities of childhood while also confronting racism, xenophobia, homophobia, and police brutality.