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Power, Identity, and Relationships in August Wilson’s Work SAMLA 91

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:16am
The August Wilson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019

August Wilson’s plays are powerful in their ability to center marginalized histories through performance and language. With the recent release of Denzel Washington’s award-winning film production of Fences (2016), and the award-winning Broadway production of Jitney (2016-2017), there has been renewed focus and interest in not only Wilson’s work, but also the Hill District, where Wilson lived and where all but one of his plays are set.

Vanguard U: Universities as Infrastructures of the Avant-garde

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:15am
Modernism/Modernity Print+
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Modernism/modernity Print+ CFP – proposed Forum


Title: Vanguard U: Universities as Infrastructures of the Avant-Garde


Editors: Joyce Tsai (University of Iowa) and Jennifer Buckley (University of Iowa)


250-word abstracts due April 20

3000-word position papers due June 15


Planetary Utopias, Capitalist Dystopias: Justice, Nature & the Liberation of Life

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:13am
World-Ecology Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

San Francisco, May 30-31, June 1, 2019, California Institute of Integral Studies


Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and Social Change, CIIS

Fifth Annual Conference of the World-Ecology Research Network

Submission form:

MLA 2020 - Persons in Poetry and Law

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:05am
Talia Shalev, CUNY Graduate Center
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Persons in Poetry and Law

Panel Proposal for MLA 2020

January 9-12, Seattle, WA

What relationships exist between poetic and legal invocations of personhood? What emerges in examining the formal strategies involved in processes of invocation? Seeking papers that put poems and legal texts in conversation. Please send a 300-word proposal by March 13th to

2019 SCMLA African American Literature Regular Session

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 2:36pm
Stewart Habig / The University of Tulsa
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019


Call for Papers

African American Literature, Regular Session,

South Central Modern Language Association Conference, Oct 24-26, 2019

Institutional contexts and the shaping and re-shaping of power

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 9:08pm
MLA 2020 (Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

In light of renewed attention to hierarchies in the profession, the MLA Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession invites your consideration of whether and how institutions -- one’s university, scholarly field, or organizations like MLA  -- can be mobilized toward meaningful structural change and more equitable futures.

The Visual Logic/s of Feminism/s

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 3:29pm
Wayne State University Visual Culture Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The Eighth Annual WSU Visual Culture Symposium seeks to explore the visual logics of feminist art, theory, and practice, in all their complexity and multiplicity, and to place such logics in the current political moment. From the #MeToo-movement to the Women’s March, feminist activism has drawn national attention in recent years. In some respects, such activism has produced tangible gains: the 116th House of Representatives is the most racially diverse and counts the largest number of women in US history.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Racial Disposability and Cultures of Resistance

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:20am
Department of African American Studies at The Pennsylvania State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 14, 2019

The African American Studies Department at The Pennsylvania State University is pleased to announce a conference titled, "Racial Disposability and Cultures of Resistance," to take place on October 10-12, 2019 at the Penn Stater in State College, PA.  

Essays on Mildred Taylor

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:00am
Tammy L. Mielke, Sarah Hardstaff & Michelle H. Martin / University Press of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

CfP: Essays on Mildred Taylor (Edited Collection)

Editors: Tammy L. Mielke, Sarah Hardstaff and Michelle H. Martin

Since the publication of Song of the Trees in 1975, Mildred D. Taylor’s award-winning Logan family novels have presented complex representations of black characters, family, community, cultural and political life that defy the often stereotypical representations found in children’s literature at large. Yet there has been considerably less critical engagement with Taylor’s work than might be expected. For this anthology we are seeking contributions that examine numerous aspects of Taylor’s work and its wider impact.

This anthology is under advanced contract with University Press of Mississippi.