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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:40pm
University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019


Call for Papers

The Second International Conference on Twenty-First Century Film Directors

University of Wolverhampton in collaboration with Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton presents

Kathryn Bigelow: A Visionary Filmmaker

Thursday July 11th 2019 at Light House Media Centre*, Wolverhampton

Keynote: Dr Deborah Jermyn, University of Roehampton, London

James Baldwin: A Century Later

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:41am
Kimberly Fain Texas Southern University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019


James Baldwin: A Century Later

deadline for abstract submissions: May 1, 2019


full name / name of organization: 

Kimberly Fain / Texas Southern University


contact email:

James Baldwin: A Century Later

World Literary Review: Call for Papers

Deadline for abstracts: May 1, 2019 

Deadline for mss submissions: September 30, 2019

CFP: Special Issue of Louisiana Folklore Miscellany: Folklore of the Gulf South

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:39am
Jessica Doble/Louisiana Folklore Society, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Call for Papers: Deadline for abstracts April 30th 2019

The Louisisna Folklore Society is an association of scholars focusing on the folklore of Louisiana. The Society supports the peer-reviewed journal Louisiana Folklore Miscellany. Our organization is looking for individuals who actively partiicipate in scholarship focusing on folklore and the south as we expand the topic of our special issue to include the Gulf South.

Not One Word From the Sold: Critical Approaches to Zora Neale Hurston's Barracoon

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:36am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019

SAMLA's 91st Annual Convention will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-10. The conference theme is "Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships." I am soliciting papers for a panel on Zora Neale Hurston's most recent publication, Barracoon.

Originally named Kossola, Cudjo Lewis was illegally brought to America on the last slave ship, the Clotilda. Hurston completed the manuscript about his life story in 1931, but it was not published until 2018 as Barracoon, The Story of the Last Black Cargo. Critics praised this text as evidence of Hurston’s anthropological skills, yet it also serves as a rejoinder to the skewed white-washed history of slavery in the popular imagination.

CFP: 17th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:02am
Norman Mailer Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

17thAnnual Norman Mailer Conference


At Wilkes University


October 10-12, 2019


Theme:  Mailer on Politics, Public Life, and Pop Culture


The Norman Mailer Society calls for papers that address any of the above categories plus those that help celebrate the 40-year anniversary of The Executioner’s Song, the 50-year anniversary of Of a Fire on the Moon, and the 60-year anniversary of Advertisements of Myself.


Conference highlights: 

Norman Mailer Society Graduate Writing Award

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:02am
The Norman Mailer Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Call for Submissions: The Norman Mailer Society Graduate Writing Award 


The Norman Mailer Society invites submissions for its first annual Graduate Writing Award, which recognizes high-quality graduate student work about or inspired by the work of Norman Mailer. 


Eligible entries include academic papers or creative pieces composed by current graduate students. Submissions should be 10-15 pages, double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font, and should be sent to Maggie McKinley, President of the Norman Mailer Society, at


The deadline is June 1, 2019.



Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:47am
ANS Panel at MLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019


The American Name Society (ANS)

is issuing its

Call for Papers

for the ANS panel at the 

Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention

9-12 January 2020, Seattle


Semantic relations and personal names

Muslims in America

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 3:26pm
Dr. Mahwash Shoaib / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

South Atlantic Modern Language Association / SAMLA 91 conference  Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships

November 15-17, 2019

Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta GA


This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, mipsters, filmmakers, and visual artists, through the lens of language.

Walker Percy

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 12:08pm
Dr. Karey Perkins / Institute for Studies in Pragmaticism
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Papers for this session may focus on any aspect of Walker Percy’s life and works, either fiction or non-fiction.  Especially welcome are topics relevant to the South Atlantic Modern Longauge Association's 2019 conference theme: “Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships.”  For Percy, the human capacity for language and for naming gives us our identity and is only possible through relationships of intersubjectivity.  Percy wrote extensively on language, creating his “radical anthropology” based on his unique semiotic, with these themes pervasive in his novels.  For more information about conference theme, see: