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.
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
Call for Papers for the 2019 New England American Studies Association Conference
Representation(s): Image and Reality, Identity and Community
San Francisco, May 30-31, June 1, 2019, California Institute of Integral Studies
EXTENDED DEADLINE, ABSTRACT SUMBISSIONS: MARCH 15
Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and Social Change, CIIS
Fifth Annual Conference of the World-Ecology Research Network
Submission form: https://goo.gl/forms/F8PplUr9KurGVcLD3
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXTENDED DEADLINE - MAY 5, 2019
Call for Papers
African American Literature, Regular Session,
South Central Modern Language Association Conference, Oct 24-26, 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 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.
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.
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.