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Black Liberation: life, death, and queer resistance

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:57pm
Morgan State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 14, 2017

FYI—-Call for Participants:


Fourth Biennial Intersections Symposium

Location: Morgan State University

Date: September 30, 2017

Abstract Submission Deadline: July 14, 2017


Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Christina Sharpe, Professor of English, Tufts University

Charlene A. Carruthers, National Director, Black Youth Project


‘Writing Romantic Lives’

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:57pm
Edge Hill University and Keele University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 18, 2017

‘Writing Romantic Lives’A One Day Postgraduate Symposium, hosted by Romanticism @ Edge Hill University & Keele UniversityCFP for a one-day postgraduate symposium on 25th November 2017 ‘The best part of human language, properly so called, is derived from reflection on the acts of the mind itself.’ – S. T. Coleridge This postgraduate conference is held in celebration of the 200th anniversary of S. T. Coleridge’s Biographia Literaria (1817), an experimental combination of life writing, philosophy, and literary criticism.

Critical Approaches for Re-Conceptualizing the Avant-Garde

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:19pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

An “Aesthetic Apartheid” occurs when the artistic innovations of a minoritized group are neglected due to their difference. [1] The focus on white and western innovations in literature have created the assumption that non-white avant-garde poetry, "however singular its ‘voice’ is not ‘formally innovative’.”[2] Examples of this bias are evident in monographs about the avant-garde, in which people of color are far too often excluded. Dorothy Wang writes that “anyone who has spent time in avant-garde poetry/and or critical circles in the States [….] knows that these circles are overwhelmingly unpigmented.”[3]

Talking Back: Voices from Appalachia

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:35pm
Meredith McCarroll
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Seeking submissions for a collection of personal narratives that address and complicate Appalachian identities. Interested in voices that challenge and enrich simplistic valorizing or demonizing images of Appalachia. Contributors might range from scholars to poets to farmers to fiddlers—anyone who can add a voice to create a more full chorus—at times dissonant, at times harmonic.

Possible entry points:

Ireland and South Africa: Special Issue CFP

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:35pm
Geographies of Comparison: Ireland and South Africa
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Call for Abstracts for Special Issue: Geographies of Comparison: Ireland and South Africa

Positionality: Place, Race, and Revolution in Indigenous Women’s Identity

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:01pm
NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017


This NeMLA panel will focus on the ways women have transformed space and place as central to their creation of a self-determined identity. In particular, it will focus on indigenous women’s relationship to geography and gender in the construction of self. Such an autonomous identity subverts the societal expectations and cultural geographies that have forced definitions of race and gender upon 19th- and 20th-century women. This panel would be an intersection of cultural geography, indigenous and ethnic studies, social justice issues, and eco/feminism.


Working title—Nasty Women Write Back: An Interdisciplinary Feminist Treatise

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 2:28pm
Dr. Kristen Myers and Lindsay Vreeland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

Theme: This collection is designed for people to speak out on specific rights, resources, and protections they feel have been threatened as a result of the presidential election (both as a result of campaign rhetoric as well as post-election decisions).


We invite content including academic essays, feminist rants, op-eds, poetry, photojournalism, and other forms of art.


Possible themes may include:

  • Gaslighting and violence

  • Alternative facts

  • Rhetoric, metaphors, or symbolism

CfP Conference: Reinventing the Social: Movements and Narratives of Resistance, Dissension, and Reconciliation in the Americas (Coimbra/Portugal, 2018, 5th Biennial Conference of the IAS)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:46pm
International Association of Inter-American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

University of Coimbra, Portugal, 22-24 March 2018

5th Biennial Conferenc of the International Association of Inter-American Studies (

CfP also available in Spanish ( and Portuguese (

REMINDER: Masculinity in Women’s Literature (edited volume)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:48pm
Susmita Roye, Delaware State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Masculinity in Women’s Literature

In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Bennett can never match the resourcefulness of his wife in her attempts to settle their five daughters in life; Edgar Linton in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights is a caricature of manliness; in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Wives and Daughters, an only daughter, Molly Gibson, proves to be a better child to her father than a son, Osborne Hamley, who fails his parents; George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss presents Maggie Tulliver as a far stronger, braver and tougher character than her brother Tom.