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ALA 2018--Comics and Graphic Narratives Circle

updated: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:10pm
Comics and Graphic Narratives Circle at the American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2018

Call for Papers

Comics & Graphic Narrative Circle

American Literature Association

29th Annual Conference: May 24-27, 2018

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA

 

The Comics & Graphic Narrative Circle welcomes abstracts for presentation at two sessions on comics at the 2018 ALA conference in San Francisco.

 

Session One:

Underground, Indie, and Alternative Publishing & the Graphic Novel

 

1993-2018: Twenty-Five Years of Vertigo Comics

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:50pm
Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Dijon, FRANCE
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 8, 2018

The Vertigo imprint was born in 1993 under the guidance of DC editor Karen Berger; it initially brought together six ongoing series published by DC Comics, notably Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol and Sandman.

Pacific Review Special Issue: States of La Frontera

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:50pm
Pacific Review @ SDSU
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 2, 2018

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.

Call for Contributor

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:49pm
Lan Dong
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

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).

 

Through Mama’s Eyes: Unique Perspectives of Southern Matriarchy

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:49pm
Ernest J. Gaines Center, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

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

 

Centralizing Non-White Voices in Midwest Studies

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:47pm
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 30, 2017

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.

 

American Literature Association: Charles W. Chesnutt panels

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:46pm
Charles W. Chesnutt Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

 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

Langston Hughes Society Panels at the American Literature Association Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 6:53pm
Christopher Allen Varlack, Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

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

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:45pm
University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

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?

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