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The Ages of the Black Panther: Essays on the King of Wakanda

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:56am
Joseph J. Darowski
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

The editor of The Ages of the Black Panther: Essays on the King of Wakanda is seeking abstracts for essays that could be included in the upcoming collection. The essays should examine the relationships between the Marvel comic book adventures the Black Panther and the social era when those comic books were published. Analysis may demonstrate how Black Panther’s comic books stories and the creators who produced the comics embrace, reflect, or critique aspects of their contemporary culture. This will be a companion volume to existing essay collections in the series that have already focused on Superman, Wonder Woman, the X-Men, the Avengers, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, the Justice League, and the Flash.

ACTIVISM IN PRE-1900 AMERICAN LITERATURE

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:12am
SAMLA Conference, Birmingham, AL
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

This session welcomes submissions on activism in Pre-1900 American Literature. Proposals addressing the SAMLA 90 conference theme, Fighters from the Margins: Sociopolitical Activists and Their Allies, are especially welcome. By June 1, 2018, please submit an abstract of 300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Joshua Boyd, Trevecca Nazarene University, at JTBoyd@trevecca.edu.

"Go Back and Pick up the Ball: An August Wilson Society Colloquium"

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 9:21am
Sandra G. Shannon/ August Wilson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

 

               

CALL FOR PAPERS, PANELS, PERFORMANCES & ROUNDTABLES

“Go Back and Pick Up the Ball: An August Wilson Society Colloquium”

April 26-28, 2018

                                                                

Race at the Juncture

updated: 
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 10:35am
School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Race at the Juncture

 

A Colloquium hosted by the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London

 

11 June 2018

 

Keynote Speaker: Ania Loomba, Catherine Bryson Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania, author of Shakespeare, Race, and Colonialism (2002), Colonialism/Postcolonialism (1998), and Gender, Race, Renaissance Drama (1992)

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The language of race remains at the centre of many of the most pressing political and social issues of the day, as a selection of recent headlines from the UK, USA, India, and South Africa attest:

Special Issue on the Writings of Jesmyn Ward

updated: 
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:19am
Xaview Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Call for Essay Proposals on the Writings of Jesmyn Ward

Special Issue of the Xavier Revew

 

In August 2017, Ron Charles, editor of Book World wrote in the The Washington Post:

          Six years ago, a young, relatively unknown writer from Mississippi published Salvage the Bones. In lush prose that felt determined to sprout off the page, the novel described a            poor African American family struck by Hurricane Katrina. From its modest beginnings, Salvage the Bones went on to win the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction and to                    establish its author, Jesmyn Ward, as one of the most powerfully poetic writers in the country.

Indigenous Hubs, Gateway Cities, Border States

updated: 
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:12am
Western Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

The 2018 annual conference of the Western Literature Association will take place October 24-27 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. “Indigenous Hubs, Gateway Cities, Border States” is derived from this location. This region, at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, has been urban for thousands of years. Cahokia, known for its impressive earthen mounds, is directly across the river from today’s St. Louis, and once housed the largest pre-Columbian civilization north of Mexico, a hub for trade, communication, and transportation throughout indigenous North America. Long before St. Louis was known as the “Gateway to the West,” it was nicknamed “Mound City.”

Memory and Performance in African-Atlantic Futures

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:52pm
Centre for World Literatures, University of Leeds
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS Memory and Performance in African-Atlantic Futures Three-day International Conference31 August - 2 September 2018 – University of Leeds At a time when new dynamics are emerging around the issues of justice (transitional, reparative, etc.), mourning and commemoration in Africa and its diaspora, the conference “Memory and Performance in African-Atlantic Futures” seeks to consider the current historical conjuncture and the extent to which it reveals new questions about memory in the historical, temporal and social contexts of slavery and imperialism. For example, h

Reminder: Women and Archives

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:49pm
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

Losing Our Words: Transformations in Language and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:11am
Humber College and the International Festival of Authors
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Call for Proposals Losing Our Words: Transformations in Language and Culture

Keynote Speaker: Jeff Chang, journalist and music critic on hip hop music and culture

Submission Deadline: May 30

Conference Dates: October 27-28, 2018.

Conference Location: 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Canada Please submit via website. http://www.humber.ca/liberalarts-ifoa/call-proposals

 

Sweet Home Chicago? Rethinking Blues Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:02am
MLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 12, 2018

Sweet Home Chicago? Rethinking Blues Literature

 

MLA 2019

Chicago, IL   3 January – 6 January 2019

 

What is the current state of Blues Literature? It has been well over thirty years since Houston Baker Jr.’s Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature: A Vernacular Theory (1984) put blues back on the critical map. Much has changed since then. Even with innovative interventions in the field (Davis, Bolden, Gussow, McGinley), blues literature has fallen out of vogue within academic circles. This panel seeks to rethink blues literature's critical value.

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