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Special Issue on War and Conflict in North American Autobiographical and Documentary Narratives

updated: 
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 1:06pm
[Inter]sections
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Our age is one of refugee crises, of wars where the civilian population is more exposed than ever before, and of terrorist attacks that can produce more victims than organized combat. Today, information about all of these events circulates faster than ever, particularly outside of traditional media outlets.  Witnessing and reporting about destruction has never been easier, and cultural memory and social responsibility are more mobile and more complicated as a consequence.

The Absurdity of Racism: an International Chester Himes Conference.

updated: 
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 11:10am
William Dow The American Univeristy of Paris
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Absurdity of Racism: an International Chester Himes Conference.

4-6 June, 2020

Co-Directors Alice Mikal Craven and William E. Dow

American University of Paris

 

 

 

 

Chester Himes quotes Albert Camus in the opening to the second volume of his autobiography:  "Racism is absurd. Racism introduces absurdity into the human condition…If one lives in a country where racism is held valid and practiced in all ways of life, eventually, no matter whether one is a racist or a victim one comes to feel the absurdity of life". 

 

SSSL 2020: Carson McCullers and the Borderless South

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 3:41pm
Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

In conjunction with the biennial Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL) conference theme of "how borders, binaries, and bars operate in lived experience as well as intellectual practice," the Carson McCullers Society invites abstracts for two panels on the topic of the borderless south: one examining immigration themes in McCullers’ works, and the other, the role of national and international media like newspapers and radio broadcasts in the works of McCullers and her contemporaries. Papers that work comparatively between McCullers and other southern writers are highly encouraged.

Boston to Brazil: Elizabeth Bishop’s Geographies

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 1:44pm
Susan Gilmore, NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Seeking papers/presenters for an approved session (#17976) at the 2020 NeMLA convention, Boston, March 5-8, 2020.

WORLD WITHOUT END: THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH, WILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS, AND THE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:36am
William Gilmore Simms Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

                       

WORLD WITHOUT END: THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH, WILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS, AND THE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE

SPONSORED BY

The William Gilmore Simms Society

University of South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C.    

SEPTEMBER 18-20, 2020

 

Black Men, White Publishers (NeMLA Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 11:56am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In November 2018, The New York Times published “Black Male Writers for Our Time,” an article that highlights some of the African-American male writers who have won prestigious awards in recent years. For instance, Gregory Pardlo won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2015, while Colson Whitehead won the National Book Award in 2016 and the Pulitzer in 2017. In 2018, Kendrick Lamar made history as the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for music. Although they have been writing for generations, the literary establishment is now recognizing and rewarding Black male literature.

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