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Rape and the Black Experience: A Literary Response

Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 6:29am
Dr. Shubhanku Kochar
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Call for Chapter

Tentative Title- Rape and the Black Experience: A Literary Response

Concept Note

As per most of the definitions, rape is defined as non-consensual penetration of either the vagina or the anus. However, it is not merely physical, though it is rooted in biology, but its impacts are psychological in nature. Its consequences are experienced not only by the victim but by the victimizer as well. In almost all the cultures, rape is deployed as a weapon of domination by patriarchy. The penultimate threat for a woman, as it has been observed since centuries, is the fear of being raped. Through rape, patriarchy has often exercised absolute hegemony.

Archival and Bibliographical Articles on American Lit. (Deadline extended)

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 11:48am
*Resources for American Literary Study* (Penn State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 20, 2020

Resources for American Literary Study, a biannual journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship, is inviting submissions for 2020. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. The journal also welcomes pedagogically focused submissions examining archival study in the classroom. 

Announcing the 2020 First Book Institute: Call for Applications

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 10:06am
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 10, 2020


The 2020 First Book Institute

May 31-June 6, 2020

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

BlacKkKlansman (2018): On the Right Side of History

Monday, December 23, 2019 - 12:16pm
Black Camera: An International Film Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 7, 2020

Close-Up Call for Submissions in Black Camera : An International Film Journal

BlacKkKlansman (2018): On the Right Side of History


African Perceptions of the Black Diaspora

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 12:37pm
Félix Houphouët-Boigny University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

"African Perceptions of the Black Diaspora"

It is not surprising that the diaspora, in its representations of the origin seeks to establish and maintain the links with the dreamed motherland for everything leads to think that the place left, voluntarily or because of political, historical and even natural contingencies, do not leave the diasporic subject. Confronted with an in-between situation, his creative work articulates different identities, opposing cultures and a vague memory of the origin. But how does this origin think and represent its diaspora? This is the central question of this anthology, essentially dedicated to Africa.

AALCS at American Literature Association Symposium 2020

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 9:32am
African American Literature and Culture Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 30, 2019

African American Literature and Culture Society

American Literature Association Symposium

“American Poetry”

February 20-22, 2020Klimpton Hotel Palomar
2121 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20037



Beyond the Culture: Black Popular Culture and Social Justice

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:15pm
Georgia State University Department of African American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Beyond the Culture: Black Popular Culture and Social Justice is the first popular culture and social justice conference to be held at Georgia State University. The conference will be held in Atlanta on February 6 and 7, 2020. The purpose of this conference is to critically examine the use of popular culture in social justice. Specifically, this conference will examine the ways in which artists, scholars and activists have used popular culture to pursue social justice. Various forms of popular culture are used in the fight for social justice across the many realities of the human condition. This includes music, comic books, literature, film, television programs and social media branding.

Black Studies, Activism & Emergence

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:17pm
Spark: A 4C4Equality Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 30, 2019



Deadline for Submission for May 2020 Issue: 30 December 2019


Sparkis an online-only, open-access, peer-reviewed journal published annually. It provides a forum for activist students, teachers, and researchers in writing, rhetoric, and literacy studies to articulate the public and disciplinary value of their social justice pursuits.


Cinema Television Literature Association CFP for a Film/Literature Panel at the American Literature Association Conference May 2020

Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 3:39pm
Christine Danelski/Cinema Television Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Still Accepting Proposals!

The Cinema Television Literature Association welcomes proposals for a panel to be held at the 2020 American Literature Association Conference in San Diego, May 21-24, 2020.

The panel “Film and Literary Texts” seeks four presentations on the use of American literary texts in feature films or long format episodic series or the use of film or long format episodic series in American literary works.

Proposals (for presentations no longer than twenty minutes) should include the title of the panel, the title of your presentation, your name and affiliation, and a 200-400 word abstract.

Core Futures Conference 2020: Race in Core at Temple University

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 3:37pm
Intellectual Heritage Program, Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 6, 2020

Core Futures Conference 2020: Race in Core

Hosted by the Intellectual Heritage Program, Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

Friday-Saturday, March 13-14

Charles Library