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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Epistemologies of Sight and Touch in American Literature for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:59pm
Emily Butler-Probst, University of Colorado, Boulder
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

This session welcomes papers that explore the nature of sight and touch as sources of knowledge in American literature. Papers analyzing the use of touch as a means of resolving doubts about visual knowledge or the different implications of gathering knowledge through sight as opposed to touch are particularly encouraged.

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by May 21, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

Afrocentricity in Visionary Conversation with Black/African Radical Intellectualism and Afro-Futurism

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:09pm
29th Annual Cheikh Anta Diop International Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017


Friday and Saturday, October 20 & 21, 2017

The Wyndham Historic District

Philadelphia, PA

The African world is thriving in spite of bearing witness to dystopic and threatening political, social, and cultural change and upheaval.  Society is responding to reassertions of supremacist thought, ethos, insanity, and regression, and there is a caution to avoid a pessimist trap.  In challenging chronophobia, known as a fear of the future, African people continue to maintain and pursue not only optimum liberation but also a technological awareness updated from past ingenuity to present creative consciousness.  

Room of One's Own: Writing Interiors (Panel)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:09pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Writers, and women writers in particular, long for space to write for many reasons. Whether writers wish to be away from the burden of children or partners, or whether they simply seek (a) room wherein the solitary act of writing can be accomplished, physical and psychological spaces matter. This session seeks to examine literary interiors, such as depictions of home design, architecture, furniture, the study, the bedroom, or the kitchen from different cultural and linguistic perspectives. We also seek to analyze writers' interiors metaphorically, in order to explore what is happening within the writer and their protagonists' minds and bodies in their homes.


Black Masculinity in the Trump Era

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:28am
North Carolina Central University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 7, 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, November 9, 2017.  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

Seeking Contributors to The Open Anthology of Early American Literature

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:16pm
Timothy Robbins / Rebus Community
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

We are currently seeking writers, editors, and contributors of all kinds to The Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature, an Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook under development with the Rebus Community. Rebus is a non-profit organization that works with faculty, librarians, students, and staff to build tools and resources in support of free and open textbook publishing.

2018 AUM Southern Studies Conference

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:39am
Auburn University at Montgomery
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 16, 2017

Now in its tenth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 9-10 February 2018. Topics may include but are not limited to:

New Directions in Africana Literature

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:37am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

“New Directions in Africana Literature”


This panel welcomes papers that explore the contours and contexts of contemporary Africana Literature.  We invite presenters to consider potential new scholarly directions for emerging writers of African descent as well as established writers whose recent works address the imperatives of the current moment.  We especially encourage presenters whose work addresses the SAMLA 89 theme, “High Art / Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture.”  Other themes that panelists might address in their work include, but are not limited to:

Encyclopedia of Racism in American Cinema--LAST MINUTE CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:40am
Salvador Jimenez Murguia, Akita International University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 2, 2017

This is a last minute call for contributors to the Encyclopedia of Racism in American Cinema.

This volume is set to go into press this year, but due to a number of contributors dropping out at the last minute, I really need to have some entries covered.

The deadline for these is 2 June--FIRM AND NO EXCEPTIONS or EXTENSIONS.

As there is no time for multiple editing rounds, the entries will have to be submitted in exceptional form.

If you have the time and know you can really turn out a 450-750 word entry in under 2.5 weeks, please contact me. After that, I'll send you a list of last-minute entries to be filled and some detailed instructions for completing your entry.