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Langston Hughes Society Panels at the ALA

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:24am
Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

The Langston Hughes Society is pleased to invite proposals for the following two panels to be

held at the 2019 American Literature Association (ALA) Conference in Boston, MA, May 23-26, 2019

Though we welcome papers on the themes below, we also strongly encourage submissions on

any topic related to Langston Hughes and his contemporaries.


I. The Panther and the Lash: Langston Hughes and the Black Arts Movement

MLA Special Session AUTOTHEORY

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:13am
Robyn Wiegman/Duke University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2019


MLA Special Session: AUTOTHEORY
Organizer: Robyn Wiegman, Literature, Duke University

2019 American Studies Association Panel: "Risky Places: Geographies of Race and Risk"

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 8:52am
Jamal Batts & Brittany Meché / UC Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 27, 2019

We seek interdisciplinary papers for a proposed panel at the 2019 American Studies Association conference (Honolulu, Hawai'i, November 7-10 2019) investigating the overlapping geographies of race and risk. While scholars have primarily emphasized risk as a modality of liberal governance and a technology of rule, our approach considers the Janus-faced character of risk as possible emancipatory performance—a rejection of propriety—and risk as a key technique through which regimes of surveillance (Browne 2015), calculation (McKittrick 2014; Snorton 2017), and security (Masco 2014) operate.

Final Reminder: First Book Institute Applications Due by Feb. 11 (Hard Deadline)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 10:37am
Center for American Literary Studies (CALS)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 11, 2019


The 2019 First Book Institute

June 2-8, 2019

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University


Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature

Rupture and Relation: A Workshop on Black Critical Thought

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:26am
Northwestern University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 22, 2019


RUPTURE AND RELATION: A WORKSHOP ON BLACK CRITICAL THOUGHTsponsored by the Buffett Institute for Global StudiesMay 23-25, 2019Northwestern University


Confirmed Speakers:

Dr. Matthieu Chapman (University of Houston)

Dr. Zine Magubane (Boston College)

Dr. John Murillo III (University of California, Irvine)

Dr. Denise Ferreira da Silva (University of British Columbia)

Dr. Selamawit Terrefe (Tulane University)

Dr. Frank B. Wilderson III (University of California, Irvine)


Call for Article Submissions

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:30am
Studies in American Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Call for Submissions

Studies in American Culture welcomes the submission of essays on all aspects of American culture, including studies of literature, film, language, visual and performing arts, and history from all scholarly and critical approaches.


Queries are encouraged.


The Editorial Board welcomes studies of the arts, music, theatre, digital humanities, political science, sociology, literature, history, or any other area related to American Studies. We will consider any essay that explores an interesting dimension of American culture but are particularly eager to see submissions that approach their subjects from an interdisciplinary perspective.


The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Blackness in Comics Revised Edition

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:09am
Frances Gateward
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

Call for Papers

                                                                     The Blacker the Ink Constructions of Blackness in Comics and Sequential Arts

edited by Frances Gateward and  John Jennings

Written essays of 6,000 words sought for the revised edition of this anthology, winner of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award, the Ray and Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection, and the Eisner Award. We welcome proposals that address the following issues theoretically or through comparative studies, through the work of individual artists/writers, or through explorations of individual titles or themes.  


Intercultural Encounters, Historicity and Cultural Communication for Development: A Book in Honour of Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Arole Oodua, Ojaja II

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:08am
Faculty Arts, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The question of the origin of the Yoruba race still remains contentious. While diverse accounts of its origin have been appropriated by historians and scholars in cultural studies such as Revd Samuel Johnson in The History of the Yorubas (1921), Saburi Biobaku in The Pattern of Yoruba History (1958), Ade Ajayi in Yoruba Warfare in the Nineteenth Century (1964), among others, numerous discourses and counter discourses continue to unfold.