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Seeking Book Reviews & Production Reviews

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:45am
Continuum- Journal of African diaspora Drama, Theatre, and Performance
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 26, 2016

Seeking Submissions

Book Reviews & Production Reviews

Deadline: September 26, 2016


Continuum: The Journal of African Diaspora Drama, Theatre and Performance is Black theatre’s only online and open access referred scholarly journal. This journal is the official publication of the Black Theatre Network. Continuum is committed to advancing the very best in scholarship through the dissemination of knowledge on the theory, practice and praxis of Black Theatre.


Race and Ethnicity in the Program Era, NeMLA 2017 [UPDATED]

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:13am
Hardeep Sidhu (Worcester State University) / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

By recruiting minority writers and teaching them to "write what you know" and "find your voice," MFA programs have generated landmark works of fiction that perform and celebrate marginalized racial and ethnic identities. However, critics argue that the institution of Creative Writing and its aesthetic values are culturally specific and may fetishize racial and ethnic difference for white audiences. Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words about authors or texts that exemplify the intersection of—or friction between—MFA aesthetics and race/ethnicity.

This panel will be part of the 48th annual convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association in Baltimore, MD (March 23-26 2017).

Southern Studies Conference 10-11 Feb. 2017

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:42pm
Auburn University at Montgomery
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Now in its ninth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 10-11 February 2017. Topics may include but are not limited to:

Approaching Deadling: MELUS 2017 Panel on Incarceration

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 9:32am
MELUS: Multi-ethnic Literature in the US
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

I am soliciting co-panelists for a proposed MELUS session on writing by and about incarceration. I originally envisioned this panel as a session about prison writing, but I am open to including papers that discuss other forms of imprisonment, including captivity or slave narratives.

albeit Issue 4.1: Black Lives Matter Call for Book Reviews

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:54pm
albeit Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Issue 4.1: Black Lives Matter

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly book reviews exploring the theme of "Black Lives Matter." We are interested in reviews addressing fiction, nonfiction, visual, or digital texts that explore this topic. Examples include but are not limited to: Men We Reaped (Jesmyn Ward); Welcome to Braggsville (T. Geronimo Johnson); “Black Panther” (Ta-Nehisi Coates); Lemonade (Beyonce).

Please email completed reviews to by December 15.

Frank Yerby Panel at CLA 2017

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:02pm
Matthew Teutsch
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 5, 2016

Frank Yerby, over the course of his literary career, published thirty-three books. Throughout his lifetime, he sold millions of copies of those books becoming a millionaire in the process. Even with these successes, Yerby remains a footnote in the histories of American literature. As such, we seek to organize a panel for the 2017 College Language Association in Columbia, Missouri, on Frank Yerby’s work and life.

Roundtable: Art, Public Scholarship, and Baltimore

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

From David Simon’s Homicide, The Corner, and The Wire to the novels of George Pelecanos, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s books and blog, and Jelani Cobb’s journalistic histories of the city, Baltimore has become a focus of cultural and scholarly engagements with issues of race, class, community, justice, and identity in contemporary America. In this roundtable, we’ll consider these and other voices and texts, using their works and Baltimore itself to help us discuss and analyze the place and role of artistic, journalistic, and public scholarly engagements with 21st-century America.

CFP For SEA 2017: Spaces of Death in the Cultures of the Atlantic World

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:13am
Jonathan Nash / College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 29, 2016

Please consider submitting a proposal to this accepted panel for the 2017 Society of Early Americanists Conference (March 2-4, 2017, Tulsa, Oklahoma)



Spaces of Death in the Cultures of the Atlantic World


Call For Abstracts: Teaching Race and Ethnicity in Academia

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:14am
Jason Cohen / Berea College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Call for Abstracts

Deadline for abstracts: October 31, 2016 

Topic and Title: “Teaching Race and Ethnicity in Academia”


The editors, Dwayne Mack and Jason Cohen, seek new contributions for a collection focused on practices and theories related to teaching race and ethnicity in the classroom. Chapters may engage pedagogical or critical approaches that consider teaching race in its relationship with at least one of the following:

ACLA 2017: A Poetics of Emergency

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 1:04pm
Melissa Parrish/Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016

This seminar proposal is for an ACLA 2017 seminar, which will be held in Utrecht from July 6-9, 2017.