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RSAP Book Prize 2016

updated: 
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:10am
The Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

 The Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP)

proudly announces its $1000 Book Prize

 

The prize will be awarded for the best monograph on American

periodicals published by an academic press between January 1, 2015

and December 31, 2016. Books will be judged by a peer review of

three scholars chosen by the RSAP Advisory Board.

 

The Book Prize will be awarded at the American Literature

Association (ALA) conference in Boston, MA, May 25-28, 2017.

The winner and up to two honorable mentions will be notified by

March 1, 2017 and will be recognized at an RSAP-sponsored reception at ALA.

 

American Lierature Association: Postwar Geographies

updated: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 10:13am
Jacqueline Foertsch / U North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 16, 2017

Postwar Literary Studies Group / ALA

Postwar Geographies:  Discussions of literature, 1945-1975, wherein mapping, locating, traveling, place-making, or turf-marking has a significant role:  the Iron Curtain, the color line, “the women’s room(s),” Model Cities, etc.  Abstracts to foertsch@unt.edu by 16 January 2017.

 

Postwar Literary Studies Group / ALA

African American Literature and Culture Society at ALA, Boston, May 25-28, 2017

updated: 
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:35am
African American Literature and Culture Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 6, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

African American Literature and Culture Society

American Literature Association

25th Annual Conference

May 25-28, 2017

The Westin Copley

10 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02116-5798

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM IN HONOUR OF PROFESSOR EDWARD OBEN AKO THEME: GLOBALISATION AND TRANSITIONAL IDEOLOGIES: MOVING THE MARGINS THROUGH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

updated: 
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 7:17am
The Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences and the Department of English of the University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences and the Department of English of the University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon, in collaboration with colleagues, students and friends at home and in the diaspora, are organizing an international symposium in honour of Professor Edward AKO from 16 to 17 February 2017.

 

"Inter-Ethnicity," Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association (JMMLA), Spring 2017

updated: 
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 10:21am
Midwest Modern Lanugage Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

In the opening pages of Sherman Alexie's Reservation Blues (1995), Spokane Indian storyteller Thomas Builds-the-Fire comes into ownership of legendary African American bluesman Robert Johnson's guitar, a magical object that both furthers his band's musical aptitude and reopens the scars of historical memory. In Gish Jen's Mona in the Promised Land (1996), her titular Chinese-American protagonist, newly-relocated to an affluent New York suburb, converts to Judaism, arguing to her mother, "we are a minority, like it or not, and if you want to know how to be a minority, there's nobody better at it than the Jews."

 

Special Issue of Southern Quarterly on the South and the Caribbean

updated: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 11:27am
John Wharton Lowe University of Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    Special Issue of SOUTHERN QUARTERLY on

    THE U.S. SOUTH AND THE CARIBBEAN
    Guest Editor, John Wharton Lowe

[MELUS] DEADLINE APPROACHING: Religion and US Ethnic Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:25am
J. Stephen Pearson (U North Georgia)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

We invite papers exploring the representation or influence of religion and/or spirituality in ethnic U.S. literatures for a panel at MELUS 2017. Scholars might consider how multicultural encounters with religion "construct or deconstruct racial, gender, sexual, and class identities."

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 27-30, 2017 at MIT.

Octavia E. Butler at ALA May 2017

updated: 
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 10:06am
Octavia E. Butler Literary Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 30, 2016

The OEB Literary Society plans to host two panels at the American Literature Association in Boston, May 2017. We invite prospective participants to submit proposals relating to any aspect of Butler’s life and work. We especially encourage papers/panels addressing Butler’s influence in the work of contemporary artists across genres, and would like to devote one of the panels to this topic. Please email abstracts of 300 words to Matthew Mullins at oebliterarysociety@gmail.com

CFP SCS Issue 3, Winter 2017

updated: 
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 10:06am
Studies In Control Societies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

 

Studies In Control Societies is seeking submissions for the Winter 2017 issue.

We invite submissions that explore the technologies and transformations in state power, political economy, and subjectivity that control societies engender. For Winter, we are especially interested in articles that deal with relations of power, control, and technology and their intersections with race, class, and gender. 

Some additional suggested topics include:

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