This Special Issue comes at a time when the humanities face conceptual, theoretical, and ethical challenges from within their own ranks, as post-racial and post-human discourses problematize or reject many of their foundational principles. The defining boundaries of both "race" and "human" have been radically called into question, challenging us to rethink classificatory systems that found hierarchical relationships between, for example, the "fully human" and sub-human or non-human others. What is at stake for the humanities in this presumably post-racial, post-human age, and, in particular, how are we to reimagine racial equality or human rights as sustainable political projects?
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
"Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory" October 28-29, 2016
Humber College's School of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Toronto, Canada in association with the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) will be presenting its third annual interdisciplinary conference "Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory." The International Festival of Authors (IFOA), one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world, is located at the Harbourfront Centre, one of downtown Toronto's major cultural and artistic venues.
DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL FEBRUARY 1, 2016
CFP Issue Vol. 5, no. 1
HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS: Humour and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Media Theory and Practice
With Ursula K. Le Guin's departure from "hard science fiction" in the 1960s, worlds began to be created that examined the social, cultural, and philosophical foundations of our own societies. These foundations, which are so interwoven into the fabric of our everyday lives that they often defy nuanced examination, were un-Earthed so that their implications and pervasiveness could be clearly displayed. This session seeks to identify methods for how science fiction can be utilized to teach undergraduate students complex literary and cultural theories and will seek to answer questions such as the following: What works can be used to exemplify Marxism, feminism, affect theory, and others?
We invite papers on contemporary short fiction produced in the Midwest, about the Midwest, or by Midwesterners. We seek presentations on a range of topics related to contemporary Midwestern short fiction, including individual texts or authors, literary prizes, and modes of publication such as anthologies, short story cycles, and literary magazines.
These papers will be presented at "Writing the Midwest," the 46th annual symposium of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML), held at Michigan State University on June 2-4, 2016. Papers will also be eligible for publication in a special issue of the journal Midwestern Miscellany.
CFP: ASA 2016: Home/Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are
Proposals are invited for a session on "Non-Fictions of Race: Post-War Writing Genres" to be held at the American Studies Association conference in Denver, Colorado from November 17-20th 2016.
1) The Beat Studies Association invites proposals for papers on all aspects of Beat Literature and Beats Studies for the panels at the upcoming American Literature Association Annual Conference in San Francisco (May 26-29, 2016).
If you would like to be considered, please send a brief proposal (a title, abstract, and brief professional statement) to Ronna Johnson at email@example.com and Deborah Geis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals should be sent no later than January 20, 2016.
The Charles Johnson Society invites proposals for papers on TAMING THE OX and other aspects of Charles Johnson's oeuvre for the panel at the upcoming American Literature Association Annual Conference in San Francisco (May 26-29, 2016). If you would like to be considered, please send a brief proposal (a title, 100-word abstract, and brief professional self-description) to John Whalen-Bridge at email@example.com and Marc Connor at ConnerM@wlu.edu. Proposals should be sent no later than January 20, 2016.
Encyclopedia of Racism in American Cinema
This is a call for a proposed panel for the for the 27th annual American Literature Association conference.
Sarah Piatt at 180 and Palace - Burner at 15: the View from 2016
2016 will mark the 180th anniversary of Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt's birth and the 15th anniversary of the groundbreaking publication of Paula Bernat Bennett's Palace - Burner, the first modern anthology of the poet's work. Since her mid-nineteenth-century arrival on America's literary scene, Sarah Piatt has been recognized for her "womanly" subject matter and ethos, and the "feminine" quality of her poetry has been aptly characterized by nineteenth-century British author Alice Meynell "not as a grace, but as a force."