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ethnicity and national identity

Dissensus in the Postcolonial Anglophone World: History, Politics, and Aesthetics

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:24am
Université de Lille, France
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018


The first international conference under the aegis of the French Society for Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies (the SEPC), and supported by the Institut Universitaire de France and the laboratory CECILLE (EA 4074), will take place at the Université de Lille SHS on January 31st and February 1st 2019.


UPDATE- Re-conceptualizing National Identity (SAMLA, NOV. 2-4)

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 11:03am
Debora Stefani (GCSU)/ SAMLA (Birmingham, AL)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

In her article “Scales of Aggregation: Prenational, Subnational, Transnational,” Wai Chee Dimock asks some important questions “On what scale should we study the transnational? How does it mesh with the scale of the nation-state? How does it act upon the latter-and how is it in turn acted upon as a competing as well as a complementary regime of regulation?” Dimock recognizes that the transnational is in a dialogic relationship with the national. This view, however, seems to invite a vertical interpretation of this relationship.

The Rhetoric of War

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 2:55pm
SAMLA South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Conference Information

SAMLA 90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies
November 2–4, 2018 ◆ Sheraton Birmingham ◆ Birmingham, Alabama 


Emergence and Emergencies

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:19am
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA)
2018 Call for Proposals: Emergence and Emergencies
When: October 13th 2018
Where: New York University (Manhattan)
Submission Deadline: April 15, 2018

Submit here

***Women of color, queer, trans, and other underrepresented folx are especially encouraged to submit abstracts***

Afrofuturism panel at MMLA: Invitation to submit abstracts, permanent session

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 1:08pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

“If you are not a myth whose reality are you? If you are not a reality whose myth are you?” –Sun Ra, Prophetika, Book One


Since the publication of Mark Dery’s now-seminal article on Afrofuturism, “Black to the Future” (1993), several critical studies have expanded the concept of black speculative fiction and claimed it as a full-fledged genre of its own. Indeed, the mainstream releases of a graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Kindred, Marvel’s Black Panther and Ava Duvernay’s A Wrinkle in Time point to the existence of what we might now might call an “Afrofuturist canon.”


"Queering Across Borders" Digital Journal Call for Submissions

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:14am
Brown University, LGBTQ Center
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 20, 2018

The LGBTQ Center at Brown University is seeking creative and scholarly submissions for the inaugural issue of the graduate journal Undone: A Legacy of Queer (Re)imaginings. In conjunction with the Center’s 2017-2018 Queer Legacy Series, the first issue, “Queering Across Borders,” takes up queer narratives and methods, particularly as they relate to the border, as it might be variously interpreted, and its crossing.

Revolt! Student Protests from 1968 to Today, A Symposium

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 2:08pm
University of Rhode Island, Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Revolt! Student Protests from 1968 to Today, A Symposium

Friday, September 14th, 2018


Feinstein Providence Campus, University of Rhode Island

Shepard Building at 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI


SEMA 2018 - Diaspora: Identity, Migration, Return

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 2:06pm
Southeastern Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Diaspora: Identity, Migration, and Return

November 8-10, 2018

Nassau, The Bahamas