Since the era of slavery and continuing through the present, Black women have articulated a vision of freedom, equality, anti-racism, and racial uplift, drawing from Scripture to sustain their work of promoting equal rights for African Americans. From the early female abolitionists such as Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman, to the anti-lynching activists Ida B. Wells and Mary Talbert, to the twentieth-century civil rights activists Ella Josephine Baker and Septima Clark, and countless others, these "churchwomen" actively challenged the status quo that relegated Black women to the least empowered positions in the social order.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Folklore and Popular Culture Area Chair of the PCA/ACA invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of folklore and popular culture. We seek to examine the connections between folklore and popular culture, and papers regarding any aspect of these intersections are encouraged. Full panel presentations are encouraged.
Possible themes for papers/panels include but are not restricted to:
The Annual Siegel/McDaniel Award, sponsored by the Philip Roth Society, recognizes high-quality work of graduate students written on any aspect of Philip Roth's fiction in the past year.
We recommend that faculty urge strong students to submit papers, and welcome submissions from Roth Society members and non-members alike.
Eligible graduate students should submit a clean copy of their 10-15 page essay, double-spaced, with 12 point Times New Roman font to Maggie McKinley, Philip Roth Society Program Chair, at email@example.com.
The deadline is October 31, 2015.
Independent journal Lehigh Valley Vanguard seeks submissions to expand our ongoing narrative of subversion and resistance. Our suggested topics:
Updated September 27th, 2015
Submissions in PROSE
We accept editorial prose, traditional academic papers, book, film, and television reviews, memoir narratives, flash fiction, art reviews, and open letters.
-Ontology and identity
-The end of history and global capitalism
-Biopolitics and neoliberalism
-Critical race theory
Submissions can be 500-2,500 words. We welcome non-academic and even anti-academic writing.
27th Annual American Literature Association
May 26-29, 2016
Pacific Rim Conference on English Studies
Call for Papers
"The poet speaks on the threshold of being"—The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard
Knowing One's Place: Understanding the Influence of Place in Language
Date: April 1-2, 2016
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
2016 National Conference
March 22-25, 2016
Call for Papers: American Literature
Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2015
The American Literature Area of the American Culture Association seeks individual papers for presentation at the 2016 National Conference of the PCA/ACA, to be held in Seattle, WA from March 22-25, 2016.
Please note that the deadline is fast approaching for submission of proposals for the NeMLA panel sponsored by the Dickens Society. Please see CFP below and note that proposals should not be sent to the panel organizer but instead, please post directly on the NeMLA site: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/cfp
If you search for "Dickens," our panel will come up, and you can easily upload your proposal.
Aristotle in his Poetics outlines his theory of tragedy and gives readers a framework for assessing and understanding the genre; his treatise providing the equivalent analysis of comedy has sadly been lost, and as a result, it is difficult to find a unified theory of ancient comedy. Perhaps the closest we have is Democritus' statement that "Laughter is a complete conception of the world." Centuries later, Bakhtin would elaborate upon this sentiment by claiming that the carnivalesque comedy allows for dialogue between multiple genres and voices in order to create a world in which societal structures are upended.
We invite papers exploring the representation or influence of religion and/or spirituality in ethnic U.S. literatures for a panel at MELUS 2016. Scholars might consider how multicultural encounters with religion "construct or deconstruct racial, gender, sexual, and class identities."
The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held March 3-6, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina.
NJCEA invites you to attend our Annual Fall Roundtable for 2015 hosted by Seton Hall University.
Our topics of discussion are:
Knowledge Transfer in the Writing Classroom and Beyond
The first topic will be introduced by Dr. Gita Dasbender
CFP: Children in Popular Culture
Motor Culture and the Road welcomes all papers that engage with a variety of topics that cover motor culture and/or representations of "the road." There are wide sweeping possibilities for this focus of study, and therefore multiple disciplines can be represented through this area. Motor Culture and the Road can simply be about automobiles, travel and/or mobility; but it also is much more expansive to include topics about community building, roadside myths, and/or nostalgia about the past. However one chooses to interpret the terms motor and road, there is little doubt that both have been influential in shaping popular culture.
We welcome you to the 65th meeting of the
South Central Renaissance Conference
March 24-26, 2016 / St. Louis, Missouri / Parkway Hotel
Conference website: http:www.scrc.us.com/archives/2016conference.shtml
Local Arrangements: Tim Moylan
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Program Chair: Christopher Baker
Armstrong State University
The Louisiana Folklore Society invites proposals for papers and other types of presentations for its 2016 annual meeting. We welcome presentations on any aspect of Louisiana folklore, folklife, and traditional arts, as well as on folklore theory and practice. The Society is interested in hearing diverse voices; therefore, we encourage presentations on any subject by scholars, tradition bearers, folk artists, musicians, students, community leaders, community scholars, and others interested in local Louisiana cultures throughout the state and elsewhere. Typically, presentations last 15 minutes. The conference begins with a keynote address on Friday evening, April 8th. This year's keynote address will be delivered by Henry Glassie.