pacificREVIEW is currently hosting an open call for submissions for our 2018 edition, “States of La Frontera” – an interdisciplinary, intersectional collection of work that grapples with the concept and image of “borders” as existing in multiple contexts. “States of La Frontera” refers to the literal and figurative borderlands of space and identity: the physical, geographical, emotional, spiritual, and temporal boundaries and possibilities of being. We are interested in works that embrace and complicate life at the intersection – works that resist hegemony, generalization, and singularity.
I am looking for a contributor for the essay on “First Asian American Studies Program at San Francisco State College, 1969,” to be included in 25 Events that Shaped Asian American History. This single-volume project covers the breadth and depth of Asian American history through key events that include diverse Asian American groups including Chinese, Cambodian, Filipino, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, Pacific Islander, and Vietnamese American history. It will be published by Greenwood in a series. Greenwood published 50 Events that Shaped American Indian History in December 2016 (http://www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/product.aspx?pc=A4686C).
The Figures of the Migrant and the Representations of Migration
in the Arts and Literature
Confirmed Keynote Speaker : Thomas Nail (Denver University)
Edited By: Cheylon Woods and McClung, Kiwana
Format: A collection of 10-15 essays (4000-5000 words, .doc or .docx and no more than 10 images per submission [300 dpi JPEG or TIFF]; Citation Style: Chicago Manual Style) that address the subject matter in a range of disciplines, from a variety of scholarly perspectives. (Foreword, Introduction, Essays, Photographs/Images/Charts, Conclusion, Appendix.)
Publisher: University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press
Submission requirements:Abstract length: 3-500 words
From regionalist writers Gene Stratton Porter and Edward Eggleston through modernists Sherwood Anderson and Willa Cather up to contemporary authors Marilynne Robinson and Jeffrey Eugenides, Midwestern literature is often thought to be by and about white people. This is clearly a falsehood.
The Charles W. Chesnutt Association welcomes abstracts (of no more than 300 words) for presentation at two sessions on the work of Chesnutt at the 2018 ALA conference in San Francisco.
Session One: Outside the Chesnutt Canon
CFP: Langston Hughes Society Panels at the American Literature Association Conference
May 24-27, 2018 | Hyatt Regency San Francisco
The Langston Hughes Society is pleased to invite proposals for the following two panels to be held at the 2018 American Literature Association (ALA) Conference in San Francisco, CA. Though we welcome papers on the themes below, we also strongly encourage submissions on any topic related to Langston Hughes and his contemporaries.
I. “Hold[ing] Fast to Dreams”: Tracing the Literary Legacy of Langston Hughes
Post-Truth: An Interdisciplinary Exploration
University of Portsmouth
March 24th, 2018
Keynote: Professor Steve Fuller (University of Warwick)
Post-Truth, as a concept, seemed to exemplify 2016. The term, in fact, was appointed word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries, underscoring its pre-eminence. The phenomenon is characterized by notions of ‘fake news’, ‘alternative facts’, and ‘false information’, but is this simply academic residue from the postmodern debate trickling down to its broader expression in social media?
One of the most original contributions of the so-called new childhood studies is the shift away from earlier notions of a “universal child” (marked by biological as much as cultural and psychological universals, cutting across all cultural and social groups) to the idea of childhood as a social construct, contingent on historically and culturally situated realities. Starting in the 1980s, researchers have increasingly placed emphasis on children as “agents” and “beings” in their own right, whereas before childhood was conceptualized as a social structure and a state of becoming toward fully realized human adults (James and Prout 1990).
The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual proposals for two sponsored panels at the 2018 American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018. The first panel, a roundtable on "Teaching Kate Chopin," seeks short (seven-to eight-minute) papers/remarks that address an aspect of or strategy for teaching Chopin’s life or work. Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks. The second panel seeks proposals relating to any aspect of Chopin’s life or work.