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American Studies Symposium in Montreal

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:53am
Canadian Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

The Canadian Association for American Studies: A Symposium at Concordia University, Montreal, QC October 25-27, 2019


The Canadian Association for American Studies will hold a symposium-style event at Concordia University in Montreal, from 25-27 October, 2019. The event will be an opportunity for both new and established scholars of American Studies to share new work, discuss the status of American Studies, and contribute to the future development of CAAS. All scholars are welcome.

Gate(d)Ways. Enclosures, Breaches and Mobilities Across U.S. Boundaries and Beyond

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 9:45am
AISNA - Italian Association for North American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2019

25th AISNA Biennial Conference

University of Catania, Ragusa, September 26-28, 2019


Keynote speakers: prof. José David Saldívar (Stanford University)
prof. Ira Dworkin (Texas A&M University)
prof. Erika Lee (University of Minnesota)
prof. Paola Boi (University of Cagliari)

Call for Panels

CFP:The Language of Black Women Writers: Power, Identity, and Relationships

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:28am
South Atlantic Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

In her 1977 essay “Toward a Black Feminist Criticism,” Barbara Smith says, “The use of Black women’s language and cultural experience in books by Black women about Black women results in a miraculously rich coalescing of form and content and also takes their writing far beyond the confines of white/male literary structures.” Smith uses “black women’s language” to make the case that a black feminist framework would have much in common with a rapidly expanding black women’s literary tradition. An unending source for “cultural manifestations” of black womanhood, literature from black women has a critical value outside of white/male literary structures.

Feature Articles for the Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:12am
The Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club is an open access project committed to providing information to the general public on blues, jazz, and African American dances. Our organization is looking for individuals who are actively engaged in blues and jazz culture and/or scholarship who are interested in writing conversational, informative articles for our website. These articles should be geared toward a general readership rather than a wholly scholarly audience. For 2019, the Book Club seeks 1000-3000 word feature articles on the following blues and jazz topics:

Power, Identity, and Relationships in August Wilson’s Work SAMLA 91

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:16am
The August Wilson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019

August Wilson’s plays are powerful in their ability to center marginalized histories through performance and language. With the recent release of Denzel Washington’s award-winning film production of Fences (2016), and the award-winning Broadway production of Jitney (2016-2017), there has been renewed focus and interest in not only Wilson’s work, but also the Hill District, where Wilson lived and where all but one of his plays are set.

Vanguard U: Universities as Infrastructures of the Avant-garde

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:15am
Modernism/Modernity Print+
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Modernism/modernity Print+ CFP – proposed Forum


Title: Vanguard U: Universities as Infrastructures of the Avant-Garde


Editors: Joyce Tsai (University of Iowa) and Jennifer Buckley (University of Iowa)


250-word abstracts due April 20

3000-word position papers due June 15


Planetary Utopias, Capitalist Dystopias: Justice, Nature & the Liberation of Life

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:13am
World-Ecology Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

San Francisco, May 30-31, June 1, 2019, California Institute of Integral Studies


Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and Social Change, CIIS

Fifth Annual Conference of the World-Ecology Research Network

Submission form:

MLA 2020 - Persons in Poetry and Law

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:05am
Talia Shalev, CUNY Graduate Center
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Persons in Poetry and Law

Panel Proposal for MLA 2020

January 9-12, Seattle, WA

What relationships exist between poetic and legal invocations of personhood? What emerges in examining the formal strategies involved in processes of invocation? Seeking papers that put poems and legal texts in conversation. Please send a 300-word proposal by March 13th to

2019 SCMLA African American Literature Regular Session

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 2:36pm
Stewart Habig / The University of Tulsa
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019


Call for Papers

African American Literature, Regular Session,

South Central Modern Language Association Conference, Oct 24-26, 2019