The meaning of “women’s work” has never been stable. While women consistently have engaged with both the production of home and labor outside the home, their involvement in what Marx conceptualizes as wage-to-labor power exchange did not achieve heightened visibility in U.S. cultures until the nineteenth century. This panel seeks to address the many ways that women writers explore women’s labor in service to their families, their communities, and their nations, and how this labor contributes to the work of resistance and/or recovery across the Americas. How does women’s labor provide opportunities for collective dissent as well as recovery of women’s work?
ALA 2018: POSTINDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENTS | San Francisco | May 24-27, 2018
This panel aims to explore the various literary spaces—both urban and organic—that define American literature after deindustrialization. How does the postindustrial economy remake the ways that people work in, live in, rely on, and relate to their built and natural environments? And how, in turn, do those new environmental dynamics reshape contemporary novels and poems?
CALL FOR PAPERS
Society for the Study of Southern Literature Sessions (Two Sessions)
29th Annual American Literature Association Conference
May 24-27, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Deadline: January 22, 2018
Two Open-topic Sessions
PUBLICATION SERIES: The Black Atlantic Cultural Series: Revisioning the Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts
This series will embrace exploratory discussions that emanate from the latest Africana ideas from the Caribbean, Black Atlantic, and Southern United States. The series aims to examine ideologies, theories, aesthetics, and their cultural and global manifestations. From the music, dance, literature, fashion, linguistic nuances, and beyond, Africana culture is vibrantly original and requires significant documentation to avoid its loss in the vast imitation that abounds nationally and internationally.
Contact the editor for full proposal guidelines.
Edwidge Danticat Society: ALA 29 (2018)
The American Literature Association Conference
May 24-27, 2018
Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA
CFP: Neglected Newberys: A Critical Reassessment at the Centennial
Volume editors: Sara L. Schwebel and Jocelyn Van Tuyl
In anticipation of the one hundredth anniversary of the American Library Association’s Newbery Medal (1922-2022), submissions are welcomed for a volume devoted to critically-neglected Newbery Award-winners.
About the Volume
CFP for the SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference in Denver, Colorado
Conference Theme: “Resistance and Recovery across the Americas”
November 7-11, 2018 | The Westin Denver Downtown
Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume titled Ecofeminist Science Fiction. Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1, 2018. Proposers will be notified about whether their submissions are accepted for the book by February 15, 2018. For accepted proposals, first drafts of full chapters (5,000 words) are due by June 1, 2018, and final versions are due August 1, 2018.
Confirmed chapters for Ecofeminist Science Fiction include the following:
Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)
“Memory, Amnesia, Commemoration”
ELN (English Language Notes) Fall 2019 (Duke University Press)
Editors: Ramesh Mallipeddi, University of Colorado Boulder and Cristobal Silva, Columbia University