August Wilson’s plays are powerful in their ability to center marginalized histories through performance and language. With the recent release of Denzel Washington’s award-winning film production of Fences (2016), and the award-winning Broadway production of Jitney (2016-2017), there has been renewed focus and interest in not only Wilson’s work, but also the Hill District, where Wilson lived and where all but one of his plays are set.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society/An Cumann Éire San Ochtú Céad Déag
2019 Annual Conference
Queen’s University Belfast
14-16 June 2019
Proposals are invited for twenty-minute papers (in English or Irish) on any aspect of eighteenth-century Ireland, including its history, literature, language, and culture. There is no specific conference theme, but proposals for papers and panels addressing the following topics will be particularly welcome:
Visualizing the Self in Flux
25th - 26th October 2019
Call for Papers for the 2019 New England American Studies Association Conference
Representation(s): Image and Reality, Identity and Community
Call for Papers
Permanent Section: Italian
“Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”
November 14-17, 2019 - Chicago at the Hilton Chicago
We welcome individual and panel proposals that explore Italian Literature, Film, and Culture in the context of this year’s conference theme “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”. Proposals exploring issues related to duality, identity, transcultural identity, and transnationality in Italian literature, film, art and culture from any time period will be given special consideration. Papers on any aspect of the conference topic are welcome, including but not limited to the following themes:
* Transnational identity: Italy’s minorities’ literary and film production
The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) hosts a panel at the annual Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Confernce (RMMLA) each year and is currently seeking proposals. This year's conference will meet in El Paso, Texas October 10-12, 2019. Proposals on any topic related to ecocriticism and the environmental arts and humanities are welcome, including pedagogical papers. Send proposals of 250-300 words to Ellen Bayer at email@example.com. Deadline for submissions is April 1st, 2019.
San Francisco, May 30-31, June 1, 2019, California Institute of Integral Studies
EXTENDED DEADLINE, ABSTRACT SUMBISSIONS: MARCH 15
Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and Social Change, CIIS
Fifth Annual Conference of the World-Ecology Research Network
Submission form: https://goo.gl/forms/F8PplUr9KurGVcLD3
JOIN US AT SAMLA, 2019, https://samla.memberclicks.net/
November 8-10, 2019, Atlanta GA
This SAMLA Special Sessions panel welcomes presentations that examine effective strategies for building writing confidence, voice, and identity in writing intensive courses or Writing Across Discipline courses. The panel is particularly interested in strategies used by teachers of courses other than first year composition itself but that are possibly transferable to the FY composition classroom. Interactive presentations are a plus!
Persons in Poetry and Law
Panel Proposal for MLA 2020
January 9-12, Seattle, WA
What relationships exist between poetic and legal invocations of personhood? What emerges in examining the formal strategies involved in processes of invocation? Seeking papers that put poems and legal texts in conversation. Please send a 300-word proposal by March 13th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jerome McGann famously said, “When you edit, you change.” The Association for Documentary Editing invites proposals for a guaranteed session on editing first-person nonfiction narratives for MLA 2020 in Seattle. How might McGann’s statement pertain to preparing first-person documents (other than correspondence) for public consumption in print or other media? In keeping with the MLA Presidential Theme, how might this editing (“changing”) enhance or obscure the humanity of the first-person subject?