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Special Issue on Afrofuturism

updated: 
Friday, July 28, 2017 - 9:20am
Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 9, 2017

Journal of Science Fiction Special Issue on Afrofuturism

 

The Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on Afrofuturism to be published on January 31, 2018.

Octavia E. Butler: Uniting the Academy and the Community

updated: 
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:32am
Octavia E. Butler Literary Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 2, 2017

The fiction of Octavia E. Butler has fired the imaginations of academics and activists alike. Quite often, however, these communities are walled off from one another. Butler’s explorations of the environment, sexuality, race, politics, and many other topics have established her legacy as a revolutionary, and her influence cannot be contained by the traditional categories and boundaries in which knowledge is typically organized. Her work is too vital to be put into any kind of box. For our second biennial conference, the Octavia E.

[UPDATE] Black Masculinity in the Trump Era

updated: 
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 1:02pm
North Carolina Central University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 4, 2017

Black Masculinity in the Trump Era

North Carolina Central University's Departments of Language and Literature and Mass Communication will host the ninth African American Literature/Studies Symposium on Thursday, February 8, 2018.  This year's theme is "Black Masculinity in the Trump Era".  The symposium will explore various contemporary approaches to the study of Black Masculinity in African American Studies.

Possible Paper topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Afrofuturism, Authenticity, Disability Studies, Drama, Folklore, Gender Studies, Hip Hop Studies, Intertextuality, Film/Television, Literary Canon, Memory, Protest, Pop Culture, and Urban Literature

GLOBAL AFRICA: HUMAN MIGRATION, THE AFRICAN DIASPORA, AND THE FUTURE

updated: 
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:31am
NEW YORK AFRICAN(A) STUDIES ASSOCIATION
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALS / ABSTRACTS

43rd Annual Conference of the

NEW YORK AFRICAN(A) STUDIES ASSOCIATION

Seton Hall University, NJ

April 13 – 14, 2018

 

THEME: GLOBAL AFRICA: HUMAN MIGRATION, THE AFRICAN DIASPORA, AND THE FUTURE

Special Issue TWC CFP: Fans of Color, Fandoms of Color (3/1/18; 3/15/19)

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:49pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

In a 2015 essay in Transformative Works and Cultures, Rebecca Wanzo calls for “a new genealogy of fan studies” to begin to remedy the systemic oversight of race in fan studies. Drawing mostly from scholars who may not claim or be claimed by fan studies, Wanzo offers a genealogy of black popular culture theorists who have engaged in “black fan criticism and acafandom.”

Unique Perspectives on Black History

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:46pm
Dr. Sonia Mae Brown/Langston University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 4, 2017

James Baldwin once said, “The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.” Baldwin’s words here are significant. Education shapes an individual’s critical questions about the world in which he or she lives and his or her connection to the world at large. This call for papers is for a Skype guest lecturer opportunity aimed at raising the consciousness of students in a Black History course at a HBCU.

The ultimate goal is to create a classroom that merges a variety of teaching styles so that a diverse range of student learning styles are accommodated.

Beyond Afrofuturism

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:44pm
Isiah Lavender III and Lisa Yaszek/Extrapolation
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

CFP: Beyond Afrofuturism

 

Magazines on the Move: North American Periodicals and Travel

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:23am
Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS), Nottingham Trent University/ North American Periodicals Society (NAPS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 28, 2017

A one-day seminar hosted by the Centre for Travel Writing Studies, Nottingham Trent University, in collaboration with the Network for American Periodical Studies.

Friday 22nd September 2017, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus

Deadline for proposals extended: 28th July 2017

 

Keynote speaker: Professor Andrew Thacker (Nottingham Trent University)

Organisers: Dr Victoria Bazin (Northumbria University); Dr Rebecca Butler (Nottingham Trent University); Dr Sue Currell (Sussex University); Prof Tim Youngs (Nottingham Trent University)

Confirmed speakers include Dr Claire Lindsay (UCL) and Dr Rachel Farebrother (Swansea University)

Transpacific Currents: Special Issue of American Music

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:19am
American Music Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Special Issue: Transpacific Currents 

The editorial team of American Music is planning a special issue to appear in 2018 on the topic of transpacific intersections. We invite contributions addressing Asian-Pacific music and musicians within the Americas, as well as music and musicians of the Americas in the Asia-Pacific region.

For consideration, please send an abstract of not more than 300 words and a CV to am.special.issues@gmail.com by September 30, 2017. Invited articles should be approximately 6,000-8,000 words in length including references, and will be due by January 31, 2018.

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