category: african-american

“KEEP IT NEW”: RECENT TRENDS IN EXPERIMENTAL FICTION IN ENGLISH

full name / name of organization: 
Word and Text – A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics
contact email: 
wordandtext2011@gmail.com ;

‘Fiction is called experimental out of despair’ (Raymond Federman)

‘Literature is news that STAYS news’ (Ezra Pound)

[UPDATE] Affect and the Short Story

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Ardoin
contact email: 
pa09d@my.fsu.edu

Journal of the Short Story in English announces a call for papers for an upcoming special section—“Affect and the Short Story (Cycle)”.

Critiquing Culture: The Cultural Studies Graduate Conference at George Mason University

full name / name of organization: 
Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University
contact email: 
critiquing.culture@gmail.com

The Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University invites paper proposals for our 8th annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference.

Digitally Queered Chronology: Movements of Transformation in Networked Time

full name / name of organization: 
April Durham, University of California Riverside
contact email: 
smallwonderfound@gmail.com

For one panel of a three-panel series at the annual meeting of the Society for Science, Literature, and the Arts (SLSA), Dallas, Texas October 9-12, 2014.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Cash Awards Announcements

full name / name of organization: 
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
contact email: 
noelle.baker@me.com AND kboudreau@WPI.EDU

The Emerson Society announces three cash awards for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson: Research Grant, Pedagogy or Community Project Award, and Subvention Award. Deadline April 1.

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Visualizing Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference, July 4th, 2014
contact email: 
fantastikaconference@gmail.com

Lancaster University’s department of English and Creative Writing invites proposals for an interdisciplinary conference: Visualizing Fantastika.

3-Year-Scholarship: Doctoral, Post-Doctoral Research in Comparative Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Cusanuswerk
contact email: 
scholarship_littheo@cusanuswerk.org

--- 3-Year-Scholarship: Doctoral, Post-Doctoral Research in Comparative Literature ---

22nd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association (November 1, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) & National Chengchi University, Taiwan
contact email: 
2014ealaconference@gmail.com

22nd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association

Theme: Literature and Emotions

Face, Faces, The Phenomenology of Face, Conference, October 19-22, 2014, Athens, Georgia

full name / name of organization: 
Nomadikon Center for the Visual Arts, Bergen, NO and The Center for the Ethics of Seeing, Albany, NY
contact email: 
ledbettm@strose.edu

“Face, Faces, The Phenomenology of the Face”

Contemporary Studies: Midwest PCA/ACA

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
jhines7@knights.ucf.edu

2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

Call for Papers on Television, MPCA/ACA, Conference October 3-5 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Cory Barker, Television Area Chair
contact email: 
barkerc@indiana.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS ON TELEVISION

Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association 2014 Conference

Oct. 3-5, 2014

JW Marriot Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN

Freedom and Justice: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

full name / name of organization: 
The National Economic Society (NEA), American Association of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) and The Griot Institute for Africana Studies at Bucknell University Conference
contact email: 
griot@bucknell.edu

The National Economic Society (NEA), American Association of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) and The Griot Institute for Africana Studies at Bucknell University announce and invite paper submissions for a

[Reminder] Negotiating Archives of Redemption in Modernism, MLA 2015 Special Session Proposal

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Langlois, University of Western Ontario
contact email: 
clanglo2@uwo.ca

In Religion and Violence, Hent de Vries argues that the “critical resources of the historical phenomenon called religion […] constitute an immense archive of concepts and figures, practices and di

Re-Imagining Freedom (MLA 2015, Jan. 8-11)

full name / name of organization: 
Diana Louis, Michael McGee
contact email: 
dlouis@emory.edu, mmcgee@berkeley.edu

African American writers have long grappled with the possibilities and limitations of freedom in the United States.

[UPDATE] MLA 2015: Editions as Sites of Memory for MLA 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Documentary Editing (ADE)
contact email: 
brandi.so@stonybrook.edu

How does an edition function as a site of memory?

4th Global Conference: Whiteness and Sexuality

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
white4@inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference: Whiteness and Sexuality

Monday 21st July – Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Kamau Brathwaite’s Canon: Cultural, Literary, and Historical Significance

full name / name of organization: 
Caribbean Vistas: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures (A Peer-Reviewed Journal)
contact email: 
williamsea@tsu.edu

Caribbean Vistas Journal: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures
Volume 2:1 (2014)

Kamau Brathwaite’s Canon: Cultural, Literary, and Historical Significance

Edited Collection on the Aesthetics and Politics of Hunger (15 June,2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Manisha Basu and Anastasia Ulanowicz
contact email: 
mbasu@illinois.edu, aulanow@ufl.edu

Within the past 50 years, practitioners of cultural studies and the humanities more generally have addressed the question of hunger in terms of the immediate, individual body.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: Rhetoric of War 12th Annual International Conference, May 23-24, 2014 (Abstracts due March 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University Madrid Campus
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Deadline for Submissions extended until March 30

CFP Race & Ethnicity 2014 MPCA/MACA Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
kaiser2@purdue.edu

Call for Proposals:
RACE & ETHNICITY
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Proposal Submission Deadline: April 30, 2014

Call for Papers: World Literature section of the 2014 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
lmhanlon16@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Visionary Texts Past and Present: Reimagining the World

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association at York University
contact email: 
olga.stein1@yahoo.ca

Visionary texts have shaped the world throughout history.

[UPDATE-deadline extended] The Anthropocene and Deep-Time in Literary Studies | MLA 8-11 Jan. 2015, Vancouver

full name / name of organization: 
Heather Houser
contact email: 
houserh@mail.utexas.edu

Inviting proposals for papers on the importance of deep time, geology, and evolution for 20th- and 21st-century American literature and culture in the context of discussions of the Anthropocene.

[UPDATE] Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures (PAMLA 2014 - Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella
contact email: 
megan.cannella@gmail.com

2014 Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 31 - November 2, 2014
Riverside, CA
Deadline: May 15, 2014

CFP: Global Diasporas - Spectrality and the Uncanny, PAMLA 10/31-11/2 2014

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA 2014
contact email: 
weihsin.gui@ucr.edu

“Global Diasporas: Spectrality and the Uncanny.” PAMLA Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014

Beyond Life: The Rise of Undead Culture--PAMLA Conference, Riverside CA (10/31-11/2 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Roland Finger/ Cuesta College
contact email: 
roland_finger@cuesta.edu

Beyond Life: The Rise of Undead Culture

Call for Papers for a session at the 2014 PAMLA Conference in Riverside, California (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014).

LITERARY CRITICISM AND THEORY- SCMLA, Austin, Oct 18-22, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association- SCMLA
contact email: 
Sobia.Khan@utdallas.edu

LITERARY CRITICISM AND THEORY: Open Topic
Chair: Sobia Khan,U of Texas-Dallas and Richland College, sobia.khan@utdallas.edu

CfP Special Issue: Early Career Researchers II

full name / name of organization: 
Gender Forum
contact email: 
l.czarnowsky@uni-koeln.de

Special Issue - Early Career Researchers II

ENCLS/REELC 6th Biennial Congress: "Longing and Belonging"

full name / name of organization: 
European Network for Comparative Literature and Comparative Literature Association of Ireland
contact email: 
brigitte.lejuez@dcu.ie

The congress will take place in two places (2 days each) Dublin City University and National University of Ireland, Galway
Dates: 24-28 August 2015

Urban Studies (MPCA/ACA Oct. 3-5, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella
contact email: 
megan.cannella@gmail.com

Call for Papers:
URBAN STUDIES
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014

Exploring JRPG Virtual Worlds

full name / name of organization: 
Synaesthesia: Communication Across Cultures (ISSN 1883-5953)
contact email: 
editors@synaesthesiajournal.com

Synaesthesia: Communication Across Cultures is an international, open-access interdisciplinary journal, rigorously peer-reviewed and oriented toward advancing new perspectives and understandings of ho

Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures (PAMLA 2014 - Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella
contact email: 
megan.cannella@gmail.com

Through a geocritical focus, the goal of this panel is to explore the significance of spatial identity.

SALA proposal for non-guaranteed session at the 2015 MLA Convention

full name / name of organization: 
South Asian Literary Association
contact email: 
quazi@tarleton.edu

Canada and the US West Coast as Sites of Memory of intersections, parallels, and tensions for the South Asian Diaspora. Send 200-word abstracts and cv to quazi@tarleton.edu by March 15.

[UPDATE] Fugitive Bodies: Critical Writings on Performance, Race, and Queerness. UC Santa Barbara April 23, 2014. Due 3/15

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Santa Barbara Dept. of Theater and Dance
contact email: 
briangranger@umail.ucsb.edu

[REVISED! DEADLINE EXTENDED to 3/15]

Diaries and Diary Fiction (MLA 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Desiree Henderson
contact email: 
dhenderson@uta.edu

Special Session for 2015 Modern Language Association Conference (Vancouver).

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