This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, mipsters, filmmakers, and visual artists. Muslims are woven into the American fabric, from the generations of Moorish slaves accompanying the conquistadors in the Southwest, enslaved West Africans such as those in the coastal Gullah communities, Arab laborers in the Midwest factories in the late 1800s, twentieth-century immigrants fueling the medical and technology sectors, to those currently displaced by wars and natural disasters.
The 2017 PAMLA Conference is being held over the November 10-12 weekend at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu, with complimentary bus transportation to and from our official PAMLA Conference hotel, the Ala Moana Resort: http://pamla.org/2017
Our CFP list of over 120 approved sessions and our online paper proposal system are now available: http://pamla.org/2017/topic-areas
The theme for PAMLA 2017, the 115th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, is “The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing.” Many but not all conference sessions will be focusing on this theme.
Transgressing Artistic Borders: The High/Low Portrayal of the African-American Experience in the Work of Langston Hughes and His Contemporaries
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Task of Ecocriticism in the Age of American Empire
American Studies Institute, Seoul National University
Date of Conference: 25 - 26 August 2017
Location: Seoul National University, South Korea
Call for Papers Deadline: May 31, 2017
This panel explores the sense of place as part of the indigenous language of American artistic production of Modernism in the context of the European avant-garde. Though U.S. poets and artists were influenced by the formal techniques of Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dadaism and Surrealism, they were also determined to search for the essence of an expressive language that defined its authenticity as opposed to European foreignness. One of their avenues of research was the exploration of the distinctive features of the American soil as a means of contributing novel aspects to modern aesthetics. The genuine character of the environment is closely linked to the strong attachment to rural or urban spaces and the value they acquire for the observer.
CALL FOR PAPERS
from undergrads and AP English high school students
26th Annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference (formerly known as the ELL)
to be held at the
University of St. Francis
Saturday, November 18, 2017
featuring author and award-winning reporter/columnist
Maudlyne Ihejirika as keynote speaker
Please submit abstracts for proposed papers or samples of creative writing
by May 31, 2017, and completed papers (approx. 2000-3000 words or
1500-2000 words for AP and introductory students) or presentations no
This session welcomes papers that explore the nature of sight and touch as sources of knowledge in American literature. Papers analyzing the use of touch as a means of resolving doubts about visual knowledge or the different implications of gathering knowledge through sight as opposed to touch are particularly encouraged.
CALL FOR PAPERS
IASPM-US 2018 Annual Conference
Going To The Country: Pastoral-National-Musical
The International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States Branch invites submissions for its 2018 conference, which will take place March 8-11, 2018, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. All topics pertaining to popular music, broadly defined, including works, practices, and styles not explicitly created for mass reproduction, will be considered. The theme for the 2018 conference is “Going to the Country,” and we encourage submitters to incorporate this theme into their work.
Theme: "Global Spaces, Local Landscapes and Imagined Worlds"
Propose a session at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla
The 49th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association will meet April 12 to 15, 2018, and will feature approximately 400 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Every year, this event affords NeMLA’s principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of lively research and pedagogical exchange in language and literature.