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Re:Black Relationships

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 1:06pm
York University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Edited Essay Collection (book).

Much has been said about the state and failure of Black relationships in North America. Books like “Is Marriage for White people” by Ralph Richard Banks, gain traction by highlighting that Black women are three times as likely to remain single as white women. Research has shown that absent fathers produce a cultural cycle of parental absenteeism for Black men and women, and the repetitive traits that lead to divorce are environmental rather than genetic. Bottom-line, there are countless barriers and hurdles stacked against black relationships. Many couples struggle with the outside pressures that racism and social discrimination present.

Queer Kinship: Erotic Affinities and the Politics of Belonging, edited collection

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 3:59pm
Elizabeth Freeman (UC Davis) and Tyler Bradway (SUNY Cortland)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

CFP: Queer Kinship: Erotic Affinities and the Politics of Belonging, edited collection

Elizabeth Freeman, UC Davis
Tyler Bradway, SUNY Cortland

Deadline: January 1, 2019

The Literary Age of Jackson

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:22pm
Luis A Iglesias, James Fenimore Cooper Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 11, 2019

The James Fenimore Cooper Society will host two panels at the 30th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held in Boston, MA at the Westin Copley Place, May 23-26, 2019.

Panel 1: The Literary Age of Jackson

American Literature in the World Graduate Conference, Yale University, April 5, 2019

updated: 
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 10:23pm
Yale University, Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Toni Morrison and Teju Cole, Bei Dao and Rita Dove, Tony Kushner and Lynn Nottage, Joan Didion and Ta-Nehisi Coates without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.

(Re)membering Africa: Women’s Narratives on the Continent and Beyond

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 11:09am
Empire Studies Collective, English & Creative Writing Departments at University of Houston
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 4, 2019

Deadline Extended: January 4, 2019

 

Keynote Speaker: Susan Andrade

Featured Speaker: Tsitsi Dangarembga

March 28 - 30, 2019

University of Houston

 

 

In his book, Re-membering Africa, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o states that

 

“the history of Africa has not simply been one of deprivation, dispossession and exploitation but also one of resistance and struggle. At the centre of this struggle has been the quest for re-membering Africa so brutally dis-membered...”

 

UPDATED: Toni Morrison, Violence, and Domestic Space

updated: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 1:20pm
Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Parlour Issue 4: Toni Morrison, Violence, and Domestic Space

“She rolled a bit of newspaper into a tight stick about six inches long, lit it and threw it onto the bed where the kerosene-soaked Plum lay in snug delight. Quickly, as the whoosh of flames engulfed him, she shut the door and made her slow and painful journey back to the top of the house” (Morrison, Sula).

Post45 Graduate Symposium: May 10-11, 2019 (Michigan State University / University of Michigan) -- Submission Deadline Extended!

updated: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 9:19am
Post45 Graduate Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Fourth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

May 10-11

Michigan State University / University of Michigan

Keynotes by Professors Sara Blair and Justus Nieland

Additional Faculty Participation by Zarena Aslami, Sarah Ensor, Yomaira Figueroa, Aida Levy-Hussen, and others to be announced

 

Post45 seeks graduate-level works-in-progress related to post45 literature and culture.

National Conference on "Cartographies of Diaspora and Displacement: Narratives of Expatriates and Poetics of Exile"

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 4:35pm
Dr. Arpita Ghosh / Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous, Bengaluru
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Department of English (PG), Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru 

National Conference on "Cartographies of Diaspora and Displacement: Narratives of Expatriates and Poetics of Exile" on January 18, 2019.

Conference Concept Note

Black Male Students in Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:09am
Edited Collection
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 30th, 2018

 

Book Title: From Boom Boom to Malcolm: Representations of Black Male Students in American Popular Culture

Edited by Heather Moore Roberson, Ph.D. (Allegheny College) & Kevin W. Joseph, Ph.D. (The University of Kansas)

Under Contract with Information Age Publishing Inc.

 

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