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Latinx Literature and Culture

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:59pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 10, 2019

Session Description:

This session welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of Latinx literature and culture, but this year, given the conference theme of "Send In the Clowns," papers that attempt to engage with this theme are particularly welcome.

Additional Session Information:

We are currently in a first come, first served submission portion. While the final deadline for submission is 08/10/2019, once there are enough paper proposals, we will close the session.

Please submit any promising work you may have and reach out with any questions.

African American & Latinx Literature Case Studies; Teaching While Privileged

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:15pm
Cheryl Boots / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Privilege comes in many forms whether race, class, gender, or education. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, 84% of full time faculty are white, 25% of those professors are women. With these overarching statistics nationally, at many institutions, classes that focus on African American or Latinx literature are taught largely, if not completely, by faculty who are not from that racial or cultural demographic. When white faculty teach these courses, they may need to confront their own privilege and cultural “blind spots.” Proposed case study presentations can address teaching either African American or Latinx texts.

Constellations: Connections, Disruptions, and Imaginations in Cinema and Beyond

updated: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 7:14am
Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

First Forum 2019 Graduate Student Conference
Division of Cinema and Media Studies
University of Southern California 
Thursday, October 10, 2019 and Friday, October 11, 2019
 
Constellations:
Connections, Disruptions, and Imaginations in Cinema and Beyond
(A Conference in Three Clusters)

Call for chapters for edited book (extended)

updated: 
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:24pm
Postmodernism and Narratives of Erasure in Culture, Literature, and Language (edited book)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Editors Hassen Zriba
University of Gafsa, Tunisia

“Imagined Blackness in Imagined Communities”

updated: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 12:54pm
DeLisa Hawkes/ U of Maryland, College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Afrofuturism has become increasingly central to critical conversations about Afro-pessimism, race relations, and cultural histories. This proposed panel draws from Benedict Anderson’s conception of “nation” in his pivotal text Imagined Communities as a generative starting point for thinking about black community formations, black futurity, and cultural histories represented in literature. Anderson claims that “since World War II every successful revolution has defined itself in national terms” (2). However, nations are merely “imagined political communities… as both inherently limited and sovereign” (6).

Special Issue on War and Conflict in North American Autobiographical and Documentary Narratives

updated: 
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 1:06pm
[Inter]sections
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Our age is one of refugee crises, of wars where the civilian population is more exposed than ever before, and of terrorist attacks that can produce more victims than organized combat. Today, information about all of these events circulates faster than ever, particularly outside of traditional media outlets.  Witnessing and reporting about destruction has never been easier, and cultural memory and social responsibility are more mobile and more complicated as a consequence.

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) -- Middle Eastern and North African Studies in the United States

updated: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 12:02pm
Rima Abunasser /Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

 

 

Call for Papers

Middle Eastern and North African Studies in the United States

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019

 

The Absurdity of Racism: an International Chester Himes Conference.

updated: 
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 11:10am
William Dow The American Univeristy of Paris
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Absurdity of Racism: an International Chester Himes Conference.

4-6 June, 2020

Co-Directors Alice Mikal Craven and William E. Dow

American University of Paris

 

 

 

 

Chester Himes quotes Albert Camus in the opening to the second volume of his autobiography:  "Racism is absurd. Racism introduces absurdity into the human condition…If one lives in a country where racism is held valid and practiced in all ways of life, eventually, no matter whether one is a racist or a victim one comes to feel the absurdity of life". 

 

SCMS Panel: Indigeneity and Horror

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:37am
Murray Leeder
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

In his classic essay “An Introduction to the American Horror Film,” Robin Wood establishes the basic formula of the horror film as “normality is threatened by the monster.” He subsequently mentions that if one were to “substitute for ‘Monster’ the term ‘Indians’ . . . one has a formula for a large number of classical Westerns.” Wood’s point is to establish the flexibility of his framework but it also points in another direction: the monstrousness of the idea of Indigeneity within the colonial mindset. Today, one of the most exciting growing areas in horror cinema at the moment comes from Indigenous persons.

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