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DEADLINE EXTENDED--Multicultural Literature in the Windy City, Midwest MLA, November 14-17, 2019, Chicago, IL

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 9:56pm
Christina Triezenberg/Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 19, 2019

This year's MMLA conference theme of "Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgangers" offers a wealth of possibilities to explore the complex relationships that minority and immigrant communities have within the larger culture of the United States, as well as the ways in which literary texts communicate the realities of their experiences to a wider audience, particularly when they are introduced in the classroom.  With this in mind, the Multicultural Literature in the Classroom section seeks papers that explore the often conflicted relationships that minorities and immigrants have with the communities around them, as well as the ways in which minority and immigrant populations enrich and strengthen the communities of which they are apart, even as they strive to main

Archival Discoveries and Scholarly Bibliographies

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 9:37am
*Resources for American Literary Study* (Penn State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

Resources for American Literary Study, a peer-reviewed journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship published by Penn State UP, invites submissions for upcoming volumes. Covering all periods of American literature, Resources for American Literary Study welcomes both traditional and digital humanities approaches to archival discovery. The journal also publishes scholarly bibliographies and other bibliographical overviews. Typical contributions include newly discovered letters and documents, checklists of primary and/or secondary writings about American authors, and biographical and compositional studies drawn from archival materials.

Gender, Race, and Apocalypse: Essays on Bird Box

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 8:17am
Brandon Grafius and Gregory Stevenson
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

The Netflix original film Bird Boxshattered records when it was released last December; according to industry reports, the film was streamed by over 45 million viewers in its first week. The film has become a cultural meme, with “Bird Box” challenges involving blindfolded participants trending on YouTube, and receiving a reference in a recent Saturday Night Live “Cold Open.”


This collection of essays will explore the cultural discussions which Bird Boxparticipates in through analyses of its treatment of race, gender, mental illness, spirituality, motherhood, and other issues. Suggested topics may include, but are not limited to:


Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Conference 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:40am
University Of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 14, 2019

The Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SW/SW) is a graduate student event hosted by the University of Mississippi from 18-20 July 2019.


Celebrating its 25th year this summer, the conference invites participants to look back, look forward, and look further. We welcome abstracts for paper and panel proposals that explore southern literature, writers, culture, and key figures. The conference seeks to foster a multi-disciplinary environment, featuring graduate students with an interest in the US South from departments across the humanities and social sciences. Potential topics for discussion include:


"Race: Embodying Academia"

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:32am
University at Albany’s 17th annual English Graduate Student Organization Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

"Race: Embodying Academia"

University at Albany’s 17th annual English Graduate Student Organization Conference

Date: April 5-6, 2019

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019


Racialization is not a "biological or cultural descriptor but a conglomerate of sociopolitical relations that discipline humanity into full humans, not-quite-humans, and nonhumans . . ."

—Alexander Weheliye, Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human


Call For Panels: 29th International Sculpture Conference Portland

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:47pm
International Sculpture Center
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019

29th International Sculpture Conference:  Portland

The International Sculpture Center (ISC), is seeking panel proposals for the 29th International Sculpture Conference in Portland, OR this October 12-15, 2019. This conference will feature the annual ISC littleSCULPTURE show, ARTSlams and breakout sessions, engaging panel discussions, evening parties, hands-on workshops, a keynote address, open studios and gallery hops, optional art and culture trips, public art tours and visits to nearby sculpture sites, and more.

Panel topics include:

MELUS Panel at MLA 2020: Intersectionality in Fantastic and/or Magical Realist Multi-Ethnic Literature

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:28pm
MELUS: The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the US
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 4, 2019

Panel Title: Intersectionality in Fantastic and/or Magical Realist Multi-Ethnic Literature

We invite papers that examine the ways that race, gender, and/or sexuality intersect in American multi-ethnic texts that might be categorized as “magical realist” or “fantastic” and that promote the notion of coalition building.

Deadline: Monday, March 4, 2019

Submit to Stella Setka,

Interrogating Intersectionality in a Global Perspective

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 4:02pm
AHRC International Networking Project: Articulating Women: Interrogating Intersectionality and Empowering Women Through Critical Engagements
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Interrogating Intersectionality in a Global Perspective, An International Symposium

Proposals are invited for a Symposium, "Interrogating Intersectionality in a Global Perspective" to be held at Liverpool Hope University (UK) on 21 June 2019.  The symposium seeks to interrogate the potential and limitations of Intersectional approaches within a global context.  It is part of an AHRC funded International Networking Project that seeks to scope the potential and limitations of intersectionality in relation to both theory and praxis. In keeping with this broad-based agenda, the organisers seek contributions from any discipline and welcome interdisciplinary approaches.

Special Issue, American Studies, Arts in the Black Press During the Age of Jim Crow

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:36pm
Lucy Caplan and Kristen Turner
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

American Studies invites submissions for a special issue, to be published in Fall 2020, focused upon coverage of the arts in the black press between Reconstruction and the end of legalized Jim Crow segregation in the 1960s. African American magazines and newspapers flourished during this era, providing rich, varied reporting on the cultural events that mainstream press outlets distorted or ignored.