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Reminder: Women and Archives

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:45pm
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, edited by Emily Rutter and Laura Engel

The Pastoral Hegemony: Innocence, Denial and Justice (ACLA, Los Angeles, 3/29-4/1/2018)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:42pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

This call is for a seminar to be held at the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Convention, March 29-April 1, 2018 on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

The purpose is to re-think, re-tool and re-invigorate "versions of pastoral" as the medium of critique, and of the subsumption of the literal in particular. The supplementary purpose is to unearth a new series of pastoral figures, possibly beginning with that of a refugee.  

Post45 Graduate Symposium: March 2-3, 2018 (Yale University)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:21pm
Post45 Graduate Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Third Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

March 2 - 3, 2018

Yale University

Keynote Speakers: Professors Amy Hungerford & Anthony Reed


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

Appropriation and Its Discontents (ACLA 2018)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:20pm
ACLA at UCLA, 3/29/18-4/01/18
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

A couple of years ago, when the conceptual poet Kenneth Goldsmith read “The Body of Michael Brown,” an appropriation of Brown’s autopsy report for a conference at Brown University, he unleashed a furious debate about the politics of speaking for another people’s pain or experience.  While some accused him of bad taste and pointed to the long, colonial history of white male artists using black bodies as fodder for their art, others defended the right of the artist to provoke and explore, and decried what they considered the essentialism behind condemnations of Goldsmith’s pieces.  Appropriation’s discontents are also evident in such recent controversies as the protests against the exhibit of Dana Schutz's "Open Casket" at the Whitney Biennial (and the subs

Religion in America: "Kindness"

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 5:44pm
Religion in America Unit of AAR-WR
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

In light of the larger conference theme devoted to “Kindness,” the Religion in American section welcomes any and all submissions related to the study of American religion as it relates to “Kindness,” especially those that expand interdisciplinary approaches to the study of religion and offer new insight into the current state of religion in America.  

EXTENDED: Racial Passing and Colorism in Literature Panel

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:01pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CFP: Racial Passing and Colorism in Literature Panel

Society for the Study of Southern Literature
Biennial Conference
Austin, Texas
15-18 February 2018


Racial passing has been a common theme in literature, especially in texts dealing with escaping to freedom during the antebellum period.  The Nadir period also witnessed a spike in racial passing and colorism themes as racial tensions heightened anti-black violence throughout the United States. This panel seeks papers that examine texts dealing with racial passing and colorism.  Questions for consideration might include:

Excluded: Neglected Authors Pre-1900, American Literature and Literary History

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Call for Papers

The Northeast Modern Language Association Conference

April 12-15, 2018 Pittsburgh

Submissions are due September 30th.

Submit your proposal online at NeMLA.

Excluded: Neglected Authors Pre-1900, American Literature and Literary History (Panel)

Primary Area / Secondary Area

American.  ID 16775


Melissa Mentzer (Central Connecticut State University)