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.
ethnicity and national identity
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).
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
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.
South of the River
Second International Conference of the South of the River Research Group (SRG)
17-18thMay 2018, University of Greenwich
Brycchan Carey (University of Northumbria);
John Williams (University of Greenwich).
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
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
Call for Papers
2018 Chimères Conference
University of Kansas
April 6-7, 2018
Appetites and Aversions
NOTE: THE DUE DATE FOR THIS CFP HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 31 JANUARY 2018
Borders and Borderlands
The Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies
April 6-8, 2018
Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio
Call for Applications
2018 Penn State Asian Studies Summer Institute
Penn State University invites applicants for its annual Asian Studies Summer Institute, to be held June 10-16, 2018. This year’s Institute, co-directed by Leo Coleman (Hunter College/CUNY) and Jessamyn Abel (Penn State), focuses on the topic of “Infrastructure.”