***This is for the American Studies Association Annual Meeting 2019, November 7-10, 2019 in Honolulu***
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
CALL FOR PAPERS/ABSTRACTS
MLA Special Session: AUTOTHEORY
Organizer: Robyn Wiegman, Literature, Duke University
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.
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 THOUGHTsponsored by the Buffett Institute for Global StudiesMay 23-25, 2019Northwestern University
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 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.
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.
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.