category: african-american

Bound labor in the Americas before the abolition of slavery

full name / name of organization: 
University of Poitiers
contact email: 
boundlabor2015@gmail.com

One-day conference

Bound labor in the Americas before the abolition of slavery: legal codifications, transfers and the harmonization of the practices

Poitiers University, France,

[UPDATE] Performance and the Body- Submissions due January 15th

full name / name of organization: 
The Velvet Light Trap Issue #77
contact email: 
velvetlighttrap.austin@gmail.com

Historically, studies of performance have often been tied to star images, focusing on issues of celebrity in professional, public, and private spaces.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: CFP Pauline Hopkins Society Scholarship Award

full name / name of organization: 
Pauline Hopkins Society
contact email: 
n.aljoe@neu.edu

The Pauline Hopkins Society (http://www.paulinehopkinssociety.org) is pleased to announce the inauguration of its first bi-annual competition for the best essay or book chapter on Pauline Elizabeth Ho

The Failed Individual, International Conference (Universität Mannheim, Germany, November 12-14, 2015), DEADLINE: March 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Department, Universität Mannheim
contact email: 
failedindividual2015@gmail.com

“If there is one thing in this world that I hate, it’s losers. I despise them,”

The Lion and the Unicorn Special Edition: Children's Literature and WWI

full name / name of organization: 
The Lion and the Unicorn
contact email: 
weeksj@iupui.edu

Call for Submissions

WRITING HOME: BATTLEFRONT AND HOMEFRONT, CHILDREN’S LITERATURE OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

Update: Study Day on Order and Disorder in April 21st, 2015 In the memory of the late Najib Fathlaoui

full name / name of organization: 
the ISSH of Jendouba, Tunisia
contact email: 
sou.benarfa@gmail.com

The department of English at the High Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, University of Jendouba, invites you to participate in its study day on Order and Disorder.

[UPDATE] Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives: SSAWW 2015 (02.13.15; 11.4.15 - 11.8.15

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
SSAWW2015.submit@gmail.com

SSAWW Triennial Conference November 4-8, 2015
Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA

Due Date: Friday, February 13, 2015 for all proposals. Send proposals to: ssaww2015.submit@gmail.com

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Call for Papers for Vol. II Issue 1

full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
contact email: 
apollonianjournal@gmail.com

FOCUS: Crime/Criminal/Criminality

CFP: The Verse Novel for Young Readers (Deadline: 15 March 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016 (Austin, TX; January 7th - 10th, 2016)
contact email: 
abate.30@osu.edu

Call for Papers
Modern Language Association Conference
Austin, Texas
January 7th – 10th, 2016

The Verse Novel for Young Readers

[UPDATE] Call for Contributors: American Mythology and Folklore

full name / name of organization: 
American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore
contact email: 
jwebb@huntington.edu

ABC-Clio is publishing a three-volume reference collection titled American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore in 2015 or 2016.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: The North American Bicentennial Creative Writing & Literature Conference, June 11-13, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
North American Review / University of Northern Iowa
contact email: 
schraffj@uni.edu

DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 22, 2015

Dates: June 11–13, 2015
Location: University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

[UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Virginia Graduate English Student Association
contact email: 
gesaconference2015@gmail.com

Human Terrains: Identity, Geography, Politics
EXTENDED ABSTRACT DUE DATE: January 30th, 2015

April 10th, 11th, 12th, 2015

Keynote speech by Jasbir Puar

Master class by Marlon Ross

EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY CROSSOVERS: GENDER, GENRE, GEOGRAPHY

full name / name of organization: 
Sonia Sahoo and Ramit Samaddar (Centre for Advanced Study in English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India)
contact email: 
soniasahoo25@gmail.com; ramitsamaddar@gmail.com

Our proposed collection aims to explore the meanings of crossover in the eighteenth century.

UPDATE: Visual Culture and Ethnic American Periodicals

full name / name of organization: 
Research Society for American Periodicals/American Literature Association conference
contact email: 
andrea.williams.osu@gmail.com

The Research Society for American Periodicals invites submissions on “Visual Culture and Ethnic American Periodicals” for the American Literature Association conference, May 21-24, 2015 in Boston,

Fusing the Past and Present: Art and Art History in the 21st Century (Fourth Annual Undergraduate Conference at UMass Dartmouth)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
contact email: 
bjanus@umassd.edu

Fusing the Past and Present: Art and Art History in the 21st Century
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Contact Email: bjanus@umassd.edu
Fourth Annual Undergraduate Conference

Girls’ Economies: Work & Play Cultures— Edited Anthology

full name / name of organization: 
Diana Anselmo-Sequeira
contact email: 
danselmo@uci.edu

Girls’ Economies: Work & Play Cultures

Edited by Miriam Forman-Brunell
and Diana Anselmo-Sequeira
foreword by Dr. Eileen Boris

B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities 7-8 May 2015 in Isparta, TURKEY

full name / name of organization: 
International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture organized jointly by Çankaya University and Suleyman Demirel University in Turkey.
contact email: 
languageliteratureandculture@gmail.com

This International Conference is an annual academic event organized by Cankaya University in Ankara, Turkey.

The Tau literary and visual arts journal

full name / name of organization: 
Lourdes University
contact email: 
tau@lourdes.edu

Submission accepted NOW through January 30, 2015.

POETRY
FICTION
CREATIVE NON-FICTION

Email your titled submission to tau@lourdes.edu.

Rules for submission:

SANE: Sequential Art Narratives in Education (April 27, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
SANE: Sequential Art Narratives in Education
contact email: 
rgraham7@unl.edu

SANE Journal: Sequential Art Narratives in Education
ISSN: 2153-2613
Call for Papers
2:1

CFP: Diasporas The Diasporas Project

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
dias8@inter-disciplinary.net

Diasporas
The Diasporas Project

Friday 3rd July – Sunday 5th July 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:

Update-Global Positioning Systems-Mapping Beings Being Mapped Abstracts by 4/1

full name / name of organization: 
William Thomas McBride
contact email: 
wmcbrid@ilstu.edu

This is a re-post in search of additional essays.

GCWS Symposium: Power and (In)Visibility - March 28, 2015 (Abstracts Due January 20, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Boston Graduate Consortium of Women’s Studies
contact email: 
gcws.symposium2015@gmail.com

This symposium is an interdisciplinary inquiry rooted in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies that explores the simultaneous nature of hyper visibility and invisibility.

Melodrama Graduate Conference -- EXTENDED DEADLINE Jan. 19 -- Conference Feb. 13

full name / name of organization: 
Brandeis University English Department
contact email: 
Odonnell@brandeis.edu, gpuglies@brandeis.edu

EXTENDED DEADLINE CALL FOR PAPERS: Melodrama

We are excited to announce that the Brandeis English Department Graduate Student Conference will be held on February 13, 2015 and will examine the topic of Melodrama. Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will give the keynote address.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended: After Extinction (Milwaukee, April 30-May 2)

full name / name of organization: 
Center for 21st Century Studies, UW-Milwaukee
contact email: 
c21@uwm.edu

A conference at the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21), UW-Milwaukee
April 30-May 2, 2015

Deadline extended to Friday, January 16, 2015

[UPDATE]"Freaks & Geeks” March 6-8, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
“Freaks & Geeks” University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 6-8, 2015
contact email: 
freeex@ucalgary.ca

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN. 16, 2015.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline - 23/01/15. Money Talks: Inequality and North American Identity (19th June 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Nottingham, UK
contact email: 
editors@49thparalleljournal.org

http://49thparalleljournal.org/2015conference/

Call for Papers - Subjectivity in an Object World - St. John's University Humanities Review

full name / name of organization: 
St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)
contact email: 
sjuhumanities@gmail.com

“The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction.”

-Wallace Stevens

Networked Publishing: Digital Writing in the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
University of Kentucky
contact email: 
j.rice@uky.edu

Network Publishing: Digital Writing in the Humanities
A one day symposium
April 25, 2015

registration at: http://network.as.uky.edu

The University of Kentucky

[UPDATE] - EXTENDED DEADLINE : BODIES THAT SELL

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization - UMass Amherst
contact email: 
umassegoconference@gmail.com

Bodies that Sell: Commodification and Cultural Marketplaces

April 4, 2015
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Submissions deadline (extended) : February 10, 2015

SAMLA 2015: Print Culture and the Arts (abstracts: 1 June 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)
contact email: 
me.makala@gmail.com

Papers are invited for the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) affiliate session at the 2015 SAMLA Convention.

Special Issue of NCGS: "Illustration and Gender" Articles due March 15, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole Lobdell
contact email: 
nicole.lobdell@lmc.gatech.edu

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Please consider submitting an article to the summer 2015 special issue of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies on the topic of “Illustration and Gender.”

The Edwidge Danticat Society-Caribbean Studies Association, May 25-29, 2015 in New Orleans, LA

full name / name of organization: 
The Edwidge Danticat Society
contact email: 
mfeife1@lsu.edu

The Edwidge Danticat Society-Caribbean Studies Association, May 25-29, 2015 in New Orleans, LA
full name / name of organization:
Edwidge Danticat Society
contact email:
mfeife1@lsu.edu

Marginal Perceptions: Queer Voices In and Beyond Conventional Disciplines (Submissions Due

full name / name of organization: 
Catherine Fairfield and Billy Burton, University of Exeter
contact email: 
queerstudiesconference@gmail.com

Location: Penryn Campus, Falmouth, Cornwall (The University of Exeter and Falmouth University).
Date: Saturday, March 7th, 2015.
Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday January 23rd, 2015

Update Reminder Rebecca Harding Davis at SSAWW

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
contact email: 
mischa.renfroe@mtsu.edu

Reminder: CFP Davis session at SSAWW 2015

African Diaspora Visual Art in Washington, DC, and Maryland

full name / name of organization: 
CALLALOO ART (an annual publication of art in the African Diaspora)
contact email: 
callaloo@tamu.edu

Published by the Johns Hopkins University Press as part of CALLALOO, a literary and cultural quarterly.

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