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Panel for SAMLA: Mothering as Resistance: Creating/Subverting Networks of Care as Acts of Resistance

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 9:15am
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

In summer of 2017, Wonder Woman challenged cultural assumptions of box office superheroes and positioned motherhood as an integral part of a feminist resistance. But motherhood as an act of resistance began long before Wonder Woman’s re-introduction to mainstream pop culture. Motherhood is often used as a rhetorical strategy in anti-violence movements, but motherhood is also used to justify violence as resistance. This panel invites submissions that consider the role of the mother as central to individual, local, national, and global activisms and resistance movements in literature, media portrayals, online communities, grassroot campaigns and more.

MIGRATION-CfP for 8th Issue of ViraVerita Peer-reviewed E-journal

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 9:19am
ViraVerita Peer-reviewed E-journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Call For Papers for 8th Issue of ViraVerita Peer-reviewed E-journal: ‘MIGRATION'ViraVerita is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed e-journal. We are pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the next issue. We invite papers addressing the concept of ‘Migration’ from the perspective of related fields of Humanities and Social Sciences and in accordance with ViraVerita’s interdisciplinary character.Migration as a fundamental dynamic that has long established humanity, built civilizations and formed cultures as old as human history and it is multidimensional like all other human actions.

Express Your Self: African American Identity, Style and Adornment

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 2:31pm
Black New England Conference / Univesity of New Hampshire
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Ocotber 19-20, 2018

The Black New England Conference is accepting abstracts for 10- to 15-minute presentations that examine any number of questions related to African American style. Presentations should deepen an understanding and appreciation for African American cultural traditions and promote critical engagement. Although abstracts on any aspect of African American style will be considered, we are especially interested in receiving abstracts that speak to the following themes: 

Panel for SAMLA 90, "Women of the Avant-Garde and Political Dissent: Resisting Power from the Margins"

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 9:50am
SAMLA 90, November 2nd-4th_Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 4, 2018

This panel examines the role of avant-garde women in confronting models of gender, domesticity and political practices safeguarded by patriarchal society. From the margins of vanguardism women effectively engaged in syndicalist and anarchist movements that reacted to state politics, while urging the importance of launching social reforms and radical art. This panel will thus provide an overview of artists who participated in a variety of experimental trends such as Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Imagism, Vorticism, Dadaism and Surrealism, among others.

Arousal and Precarious Labor in Burlesque: Methods, Archives, and Ethical Scholarship

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 9:20am
2018 Conference: Arousal: Theatre, Performance, Embodiment/American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Arousal and Precarious Labor in Burlesque: Methods, Archives, and Ethical Scholarship 

Beth Hartman, University of Minnesota,
Elizabeth Wellman, Oregon State University,
Kalle Westerling, CUNY Graduate Center,

PAMLA 2018--American Literature 1945 to the Present

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 9:13am
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

We invite proposals for papers dealing with American Literature from 1945 to the present. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2018 conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages."


PAMLA 2018 will take place in Bellingham, Washington from November 9th-November 11th. 


For more information visit the PAMLA website at or email Kim Honda at




Doris Lessing Studies Updated CFP: Open Topic

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 8:57am
Doris Lessing Studies/Doris Lessing Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Updated Call for Papers, Doris Lessing Studies 2018: Special Topic & Open Topic

 Special topic

“Alternative Domesticities in the Works of Doris Lessing.” 

Following Jenni Diski’s 2016 memoir, In Gratitude, we invite new readings of Lessing’s portrayals of non-biological families, non-normative modes of affiliation and dependence, and unconventional households and genealogies.

 Open topic

Ray Bradbury’s Elliott Family: A Gentle Horror

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:13am
Miranda Corcoran & Steve Gronert Ellerhoff
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 6, 2018

In the decades following the Second World War, the American family assumed an unprecedented cultural and political importance in the life of the nation. Happy families were everywhere: beaming enthusiastically from magazine advertisements and indulging in wholesome hijinks on ubiquitous post-war sitcoms. However, while the typical post-war family may conjure up images of white picket fences, exuberant children playing on green lawns, and pies cooling on windowsills, a sinister reimagining of American domesticity emerged in the pages of pulp novels and popular magazines.