category: african-american

(Re)forming the Progressive Era

full name / name of organization: 
Autumn Womack and Laura Fisher - C19: The Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
amw202@pitt.edu

(Re)forming the Progressive Era

Special Issue ‘African Returns' for African Literature Today journal (deadline 15 Sept 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
African Literature Today journal
contact email: 
h.cousins@newman.ac.uk

This special issue will focus on literary texts by African writers in which the protagonist returns to his/her ‘original’ or ancestral ‘home’ in Africa from other parts of the world.

[UPDATE: Deadline Approaching] Edited Collection- Popular Modernisms: Then and Now- Abstract Deadline- 7/26

full name / name of organization: 
Scott Ortolano / Florida SouthWestern State College
contact email: 
SOrtolano@fsw.edu

Popular Modernisms: Then and Now

Proposed Edited Collection
Abstract Deadline: July 26, 2015

The Land Has a Story

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania College English Association
contact email: 
penncea@gmail.com

CALL for PROPOSALS

The Land Has a Story

Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) 2015 Conference
October 1-3, 2015
Hilton Scranton and Conference Center

Fragments of Identity in Popular Fiction and Film

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Student Committee at Texas A&M San Antonio
contact email: 
EnglishConference.tamusa@yahoo.com

Fragments of Identity in Popular Fiction and Film
November 6, 2015
Texas A&M University- San Antonio
One University Way
San Antonio, TX 78224

UPDATE. CFP: Edited Collection New Approaches to the Jazz Age

full name / name of organization: 
Nancy Von Rosk, Mount Saint Mary College
contact email: 
nancy.vonrosk@msmc.edu

CFP: Edited Collection New Approaches to the Jazz Age.

[UPDATE] Beauty and Belief (deadline for abstracts: July 31; conference: November 5-6, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Office for the Study of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University
contact email: 
daniel_muhlestein@byu.edu

The conference will include a wide variety of sessions and topics on possible connections among (and tension between) literature, aesthetics, theory, and belief, broadly defined.

100 Years of D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bscalia@stmarys.edu

D.W.

iDMAA Conference: Call for Papers DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 10, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
International Digital Media Arts Association (iDMAa)
contact email: 
brigidamaher@gmail.com

iDMAA Conference: Call for Papers DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 10, 2015

Feminist Spaces 2.1 “Queering Feminism: LBGTQ and Feminist Intersectionality” due Oct. 1

full name / name of organization: 
Feminist Spaces Journal
contact email: 
feministspacesjournal@gmail.com

Feminist Spaces invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit academic papers, creative writings, and artistic pieces that adhere to this issue’s theme of feminist LGBTQ+ intersectionality.

CFP—The Sixties—PCA National Conference--October 1 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
carmic28@msu.edu

CFP—The Sixties—October 1 Deadline

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual National Conference
Monday, March 21 through Friday, March 25 2016
Sheraton Seattle Hotel

Journal Seeks Prose and Poetry

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh Valley Vanguard
contact email: 
lehighvalleyvanguard@gmail.com

Submissions in PROSE

Generally, we're looking for people who want to critically examine our society through their writing. This can be done in a variety of ways.

LITERATURE TODAY: Call for submissions for October 2015 issue

full name / name of organization: 
Literature Today
contact email: 
editorliteraturetoday@gmail.com

we are inviting submissions for
October 2015 issue of Literature Today. Theme of our October 2015
issue is 'Love'. You can send us poems, short stories and one act
plays on :

Special Topic: Faith and Violence in Literature (Spring 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Julie Ooms / Intégrité: A Journal of Faith and Learning (Missouri Baptist University)
contact email: 
oomsj@mobap.edu

Intégrité (pronounced IN tay gri tay) is a scholarly journal published twice a year by the Faith & Learning Committee and the Humanities Division of Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis, MO.

C19- (Re)forming the Progressive Era

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Fisher and Autumn Womack- C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
laura.fisher@ryerson.ca and amw202@pitt.edu

The Progressive Era (1890-1920) occupies an unsettled place in Americanist literary studies, despite the period’s claims to forward-looking progress.

[UPDATE] Reexamining the 1960s: Media, Politics, Culture Conference (proposals due 8/1/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, Texas Christian University
contact email: 
k.hart@tcu.edu

Deadline Reminder: Presentation proposals are due no later than Saturday, August 1, 2015 for the Reexamining the 1960s: Media, Politics, Culture Conference (to be held at Texas Christian University, i

Reconstruction 17.2: Fantasy Sports

full name / name of organization: 
Alan Clinton
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Reconstruction 17.2: Fantasy Sports

CFP: New Writing - international creative / critical writing journal (Routledge) - (8/1/15)

full name / name of organization: 
New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing
contact email: 
editor@newwritingjournal.com

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Call for Critical or Creative Work

Seeking Teaching Tools Submissions for Studies in the Novel

full name / name of organization: 
Claire Barber-Stetson
contact email: 
claire.barber-stetson@marquette.edu

Studies in the Novel is seeking pedagogical content for inclusion in the “Teaching Tools” section of its website.

Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website: Graphic Novels and World Literature Teaching Tools (July 27)

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website: Teaching Tools
contact email: 
kbishop@sky.miyazaki-mic.ac.jp

The editorial team at _Studies in the Novel_ is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal’s affiliate website: https://studiesinthenovel.org/interact/teaching-t

"Public Scholarship and Activism: Communities, Practices, and Battlegrounds" roundtable session

full name / name of organization: 
Amy Brady / NeMLA 2016
contact email: 
dramybrady@gmail.com

The link(s) between academia and activism are nothing if not complex. In many ways, the academy rewards activist scholarship that challenges systemic inequality.

Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference Boston, March 10‐12, 2016 The South in the North

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
contact email: 
ssslboston2016@gmail.com

Taking place for the first time in a non-Southern venue, SSSL’s conference next year in Boston will focus on challenges to and reconfigurations of North/South binaries in regional, national, hemisph

Religious Authority in American Literature (NeMLA - Hartford, CT - March 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Heffner-Burns; Sara Snyder / Lehigh University
contact email: 
rah211@lehigh.edu; sjs211@lehigh.edu

Panel 15980: Religious Authority in American Literature

Columbia, Columbus, Columbianism: The Admiral’s Metamorphoses in Nineteenth-Century America

full name / name of organization: 
Zach Hutchins/C19: The Society of Early Americanists
contact email: 
zach.hutchins@colostate.edu

As the historian Thomas Schlereth noted in an essay from which this panel takes its name, the memory and image of Christopher Columbus were appropriated by citizens of the United States for a wide var

Subverting Institutional Prejudice in the Ivory Tower Abstract Due 9/15/2015

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA Hartford, CT
contact email: 
ksanchez@georgian.edu

Negotiating identity has become more complex in this era of globalization than ever before.

CFP: Literature and Censorship (Deadline Sep 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry 2.2
contact email: 
editors@sanglap-journal.in

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board.

Call for papers and creative writing the quint 7.4 DEADLINE 15/08/15

full name / name of organization: 
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
contact email: 
smatheson@ucn.ca

"THEORIZING FEMINIST MEDIA AND COMEDY" (SCMS Atlanta Panel, March 30 - April 3, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Maggie Hennefeld / University of Minnesota
contact email: 
henne462@umn.edu

Theorizing Feminist Media and Comedy

CFP ( UPDATE) The Postcolonial Subject in Transit (Deadline August 3, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Delphine Fongang
contact email: 
fongangd@uww.edu

The Postcolonial Subject in Transit: Migration, Borders and Subjectivity in African Diaspora Literature.
(An edited collection)
Delphine Fongang (fongangd@uww.edu)

[UPDATE]: Extension-25 July, Modalities: Politics and Poetics, 18-19 Sept 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
submissions@modalities2015.com

Deadline Extended to 25 July 2015!

For full CFP and complete information, please visit our conference website at Modalities2015.com. (Original CFP post to UPenn)

This is a symposium about -alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. We choose to consider not "environment," say, but "environmentality" in order to avoid sounding monolithic or reified. But if these terms are more than academic politesse, it is time to revisit what we mean by monolithic, reified, and, of course, -ality. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look “outside,” we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

The Postcolonial Subject in Transit: Migration, Borders, and Subjectivity

full name / name of organization: 
Delphine Fongang
contact email: 
fongangd@uww.edu

The Postcolonial Subject in Transit: Migration, Borders and Subjectivity in African Diaspora Literature.
(An edited collection)
Delphine Fongang (fongangd@uww.edu)

CFPanelists: "Unsettling the Slave Narrative" (C19 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
ntrinehart@gmail.com

This proposed panel seeks to present new and challenging perspectives on the history of the slave narrative genre.

Modernist Localities Panel - abstract due July 14th

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University Graduate Symposium - September 18-19 2015 Conference - "Modalities"
contact email: 
ktmacdonnell@gmail.com

We are looking for a third contributor for a panel on "Localities" at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

CFP: Air and the Visual Session at the AAH 2016 Conference (7–9 April 2016); CFP Deadline: 9 November 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Sciampacone / Birkbeck, University of London
contact email: 
asciampacone@gmail.com

Air and the Visual Session
Association of Art Historians 2016 Conference
University of Edinburgh
7–9 April 2016

UPDATE: Full title: Order and Disorder Symposium Date: 6-Nov - 7-Nov 2015 Location: ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Je

full name / name of organization: 
ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba, Tunisie
contact email: 
order.disorder15@yahoo.fr

The study day we organized on April 21st 2015 investigated the theme “Order and Disorder” in different fields.

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