Call for Papers
Fourth Annual HBCU-General Education Alliance Conference
May 28-29, 2014
Hosted by Division of Education at Philander Smith College, Little Rock, Arkansas
THEME: Sharing Blueprints for Effective Teaching and Learning in the Classrooms of Under-represented Students
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Carlene Hatcher Polite published two sui-generis novels—The Flagellants (1966) and Sister X and the Victims of Foul Play (1975)—that were widely reviewed as examples of cutting-edge African American fiction and attracted positive notice from people with tastes as different as Irving Howe, Roger Ebert, and Nikki Giovanni. Yet almost 50 years after The Flagellants, the MLA bibliography lists only 9 items that have addressed her work, and none since her death in 2009: none, indeed, in the 2000s.
The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan invites abstracts for papers for their interdisciplinary graduate student conference, "Representations of Race in the Early Modern Period" at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, February 21-22, 2014 with conference keynotes by Professor Arthur Little (Department of English, University of California- Los Angeles)and Professor Peter Erickson (Department of Theater, Northwestern University).
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American Fiction (the main publication of the American Fiction Association of Korea) welcomes essays which examines all areas of American literature. American Fiction is published three times a year: February 28, July 31, and November 30 and accepts manuscripts written in English and in Korean. Submission deadline for the February 2014 issue is January 20, 2014.
All inquiries and submissions, prepared according to the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, should be sent to Heongyun Rho, Editor, American Fiction, via email with a HWP or MS Word file (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
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Feminist Studies in English Literature welcomes essays on the study of literature that incorporate feminist perspectives. The journal does not limit its scope to English literature or to literary studies. It encourages articles on literatures of various nations and on feminist theories and criticisms. Book reviews are also welcome.
FSEL is published three times a year: April 30, October 31, and December 31. The April and December editions are published in English and the October edition is published in Korean. Submission deadline for the April 2014 issue is February 14, 2014.
Burning Daylight is an annual student journal published through Sonoma State University's Department of English graduate program dedicated to providing a place for the emergent voices in the field of literature. We publish original critical and theoretical essays from B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. students that represent the current work, trends, and thoughts in literary criticism, composition, and rhetoric. We are open to (and excited about) reading submissions that push at these boundaries - if in doubt, please submit.
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Literati 2014: Speaking Bodies
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Textual bodies have long served as a battleground for conceiving of the human body. Through the lens of literature, people have fathomed the body's limits, its relationship to identity, its ability to liberate or enchain. Literati 2014's theme, "Speaking Bodies," asks, What does it mean to be embodied, and what are the consequences of conceiving of human or textual bodies as "legible"? Who or what gets to establish the limits of these bodies? How are they able to transform or be transformed?
Hello, I am the book series editor for the Rowman & Littlefield series "Contemporary American Literature" and "Great Writers, Great Books." I am requesting short proposals from authors interested in writing a cultural history of Salinger and The Catcher in the Rye.
Hartskill Review, a new print journal of contemporary poetry and poetics, seeks original poetry that is ambitious, emotive, haunting, compelling, subtle, layered, and resplendent.
Submissions should meet the following criteria:
-Submit 1-3 poems at a time.
-Gather your submission into one file.
-Poems should be single spaced on the page.
-Submit rich, complex, and ambitious poems that reward repeated readings.
-Submit poems that mean something to you and stand a chance of meaning something to others.
-Simultaneous submissions are okay (but please notify us if accepted elsewhere).
-Please include a short biographical note about yourself and your work.
Responds in 1-4 weeks.
The Editorial Board of Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali is now accepting proposals for its 7/2013 issue. Interested scholars should send an abstract (at least 2 pages long) and a short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submissions: JANUARY 10, 2014.
BCLA Postgraduate Conference
University of Glasgow and University of St Andrews, in collaboration with Scottish PEN
Alternatives: Translation and the (Anti-)Canon
24-25 April 2014
African American periodicals such as the Indianapolis Freeman, Colored American, Crisis and The Black Panther emphasize the impact of images, as well as the printed word, in enabling black Americans' self-expression and empowerment. Such periodicals often have been the primary venues for showcasing and supporting the work of black visual artists, including Aaron Douglas, Black Panther illustrator Emory Douglas, and political cartoonist Garfield Haywood. This interdisciplinary panel seeks papers that address the production, history, and aesthetics of black periodical art in a range of forms: mastheads and stock images, cover art, comics, sketches, political cartoons, and other illustrations.
I seek proposed chapters for a collection of essays tackling emergent post-9/11 literature and media. An academic publisher has already expressed interest in this collection.
While several books already exist that cover post-9/11 literature, they typically camp out on the usual suspects (Don DeLillo's Falling Man, Jonathan Safran Foer, Oliver Stone, Paul Greengrass). In contrast, the primary aim of this collection is to broaden that coverage by gathering together articles on newer fiction and examining how these diverse texts complicate and expand upon the initial wave of post-9/11 media.
Interdisciplinary Summer Conference
Call for Presentations:
Papers are invited for the first academic conference dedicated to engaged reading organized by Troy University. This interdisciplinary summer conference, "Reading Matters," will take place from June 11 to June 13, 2014, at Troy University, Troy, Alabama.
This conference is an attempt to rethink what it means to read and how we read in our current culture. The topic is intentionally broad in order to encompass and encourage a wide variety of potential themes including historical, sociocultural and disciplinary contexts. We welcome any sustained attempt to explore and rethink the various aspects involved in engaged reading.