This session welcomes papers that will investigate the range of comedic forms embedded within African American literature. On the heels of the twentieth anniversary of the release of Saidiya Hartman’s seminal monograph Scenes of Subjection, this panel’s exploration of the use of humor in black literature offers a new critical framework for exploring the ways that spectacles of violence have continued to undergird representations of black performance in contemporary critical thought. From the auction block to the jazz stage, “blackness” manifests epidermally and externally, often through public articulations of shared racial grief. As such, recent critical work has often framed humor as a tactical response to racial violence.
Join us for the 32nd Annual MELUS Conference in Las Vegas
May 3-6, 2018
Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Call for Papers: “TransCulture”
Deadline: November 15, 2017
Postwar Area Literature Group panel (1 of 2) at the 29th annual conference of the American Literature Association (2018).
Postwar Urban Poetry: All readings of poetry (1945-1975) focused on the US cityscape, urban events, figures, and legends invited. Postwar urban poetry from various schools such
as Black Arts, Beats, and New York School welcome. Possible poets include Gwendolyn Brooks, Frank O'Hara, Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez. Abstracts to email@example.com and
firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 January 2018.
The conference will take place from May 24-27, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on the Embarcadero in San Francisco, CA.
Call for Papers: Grammar/ Linguistics at CEA 2018
Call for Papers, Grammar/Linguistics at CEA 2018
April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Grammar/Linguistics for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org
Conference Theme: Bridges
Black Performing Arts: Sound, Movement, Image, Text
Popular Culture Association
2018 National Conference
JW Marriott Indianapolis
10 S West St
March 28th -31st, 2018
Call For Proposals:
Sessions, Panels, Papers
DEADLINE: October 1, 2017
ACLA Seminar: Teaching Race in the 21st Century: Anti-Racist Pedagogies in Literary, Media, and Performance Studies
ACLA Annual Meeting (March 29-April 1, 2018)
University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, edited by Emily Rutter and Laura Engel