The 11th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 20-21, 2019 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The 2019 conference theme, “Becoming Louisiana,” is dedicated to exploring the ways in which Louisiana’s cultures, peoples, and histories have evolved over time. Presentation proposals on any aspect of this theme, as well as creative texts and performances by, about, and/or for Louisiana and Louisianans, are sought for this year’s conference.
Modern Language Association Conference (Seattle, Jan 9-12, 2020)
Call for papers: William Faulkner and World War I
World War I was a pivotal moment for William Faulkner. He changed the spelling of his name to join the Royal Air Force. Although the war ended before he finished flight training, he wore a pilot’s uniform around Oxford, Mississippi. He wrote his first novel about the war, he wrote his first Yoknapatawpha novel about the war, he wrote several short stories about the war, and he wrote one of his late novels about the war.
Apologies for cross posting!
I wanted to inform the list that the NEPCA conference destination has been announced for November 15-16th in Portsmouth, New Hampshire at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel. We're looking forward to a great conference and have opened up the call for papers.
We have been a well-attended conference for years that offers a welcoming, encouraging and (reasonably) affordable event for graduate students, independent scholars, and scholars of all experience to present their current and forthcoming research.
International Conference on
“The Black Arts Movement in the United States and Algeria
18-19 November, 2019
We seek papers for the MLA 2020 conference that discuss representations of queerness (interpreted broadly) within Arab and Arab American texts. How do representations of queer characters, queer narrative structures, queer language, etc., function and to what end? Send 250-word abstracts and a brief bio to Dr. Rachel Norman (email@example.com). Deadline March 15.
In The Souls of Black Folk (1903), W. E. B. Du Bois famously conceptualized doubleness as the condition of black life in America, asserting: “It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. One ever feels his two-ness,—an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.” African American literature has often thematically foregrounded double-consciousness, in addition to representing doubles, doppelgängers, and other forms of duality.
In her conversation with Katherine Mckittrick, Sylvia Wynter reminds us that black/lesbian/feminists in the sixties such as June Jordan took up and further elaborated “the color line’s range of subjectively experienced nonnormalcy of being.” They voiced their outcry against what Jordan defines as our “unbearable wrongness of being.” This panel examines the presidential theme of being human by shifting our gaze to the abject spaces and formulations that function to deny humanity to certain subjects. To create the “human” normative literary and cultural production interprets racialized and queer subjects through the lens of social death.
William Faulkner Society Open Call for Papers The William Faulkner Society is issuing an open call for papers. Submit 250-word individual abstracts or panel proposals with panel description, 250-word abstracts, and panelists' email addresses in Word attachments to Taylor Hagood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submissions: Friday, 15 March 2019
Taylor Hagood, Florida Atlantic U (email@example.com )
“Reading the Landscape”
The Second Annual City College of New York Graduate Literature Conference
Conference Date: May 17, 2019
Submission Deadline: April 5, 2019
Landscapes inspire contemplation. Some consider landscapes to be natural while others see them as something created by effacing people and their work. Much literature centers on relationships between people and landscapes and how these relationships are shaped by economic forces.