In honor of the 80th birthday, and the life-long commitment to human rights/justice, and the arts, The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.com) will host a special edition on Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Soyinka, a Nigerian writer, playwright, poet and human rights activist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986, becoming the first person in Africa to receive the award. An activist in Nigeria's fight for independence, Soyinka was imprisoned in solitary confinement from 1967 to 1969 for writing an article that called for a cease-fire. To this day he is involved in the politics of Nigeria.
Call for Papers the 4th issue of Localities
This panel invites proposals that explore the city/country dichotomy in Modern American literature.
This panel is seeking papers that analyze or describe literature or historical events from the angle of human-nonhuman interactions, especially as they relate to ethics and ecology. Ecocritical or ecotheological perspectives are preferred but other perspectives are welcome.
Guidelines and Procedures for Submitting to a PAMLA conference:
The 112th Annual PAMLA Conference will be held at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California, on October 31-November 2, 2014. We hope that you will propose a paper for this conference.
The call for papers for the sessions is posted online. Please check this website for updates and corrections.
The Catharine Macaulay Prize for Graduate Student Conference Paper
NEW Deadline for submission: May 31, 2014
The Catharine Macaulay Prize is an annual award made by the Women's Caucus of ASECS for the best graduate student paper on a feminist or gender studies subject presented at the ASECS Annual Meeting or at any of the regional meetings during the academic year. In addition to special recognition, the prize carries a cash award of $500 (up from $350 in earlier years and announcements).
Call for Papers
The American and New England Studies Program at Boston University is pleased to announce its 2014 graduate student conference: "New England and the World." We invite submissions that consider New England's place in national and international contexts. Proposals should reflect New England's role as 'the Hub' and the ways that the region has been and remains a vital center for activity. We seek papers that follow an interdisciplinary framework through literature, film, architecture, history, visual culture, archeology, ethnic studies, and other disciplines.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
In Tillie Olsen's working class novel Yonnondio, the character Anna takes her children out, "looking for empty lots where dandelions grew," so they may harvest dandelion greens. It is here—foraging for food in Omaha, Nebraska—that we see a glimpse into Anna's rural past. The knowledge she has gained from her rural life allows her to supplement her family's needs when they could not afford to buy fresh food in an urban environment. Yonnondio is not unique in chronicling migration to the city for work; there are other novels about poor people with a rural knowledge base living in an intolerable urban culture. In these stories, what is lost or gained when one migrates or immigrates from the agrarian lifestyle to the urban?
The theme of the 2014 Midwest Modern Language Association, which will take place in Detroit, MI, November 13-16, 2014, is "The Lives of Cities." We invite proposals for a special session on fashion.
Now in its seventh year, the AUM Liberal Arts Conference in Southern Studies invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. Topics may include but are not limited to:
The Journal of Race and Policy (ISSN 1540-8450) is an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of research pertaining to education, employment, health care, citizen participation, social welfare, social justice and other key areas of public policy concern. It is the objective of the Journal to promote intellectual debate, scholarly investigation and new ideas that focus on the intersection of race and policy in American society and abroad. Manuscripts that consider the correlation of race and policy formation, implementation, and impact are currently being solicited for our Fall/Winter issue, slated to be released by February, 2015.
"Cities and the Social Contract in Literature" – MMLA annual convention, Detroit, Nov. 13-16, 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS: PAMLA 2014
Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014
SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE (PENINSULAR) STANDING SESSION
The 2014 PAMLA Conference in Riverside, California (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014) will encounter the theme "Familiar Spirits." We invite participants to consider papers on magic, conjuring, spirits, hauntings, Spiritualism, and manifestations as well as presentations that treat the familiar, familial, and the commonplace in relation to the paranormal, strange, and, uncanny.
NOLA Diaspora wants scholarly articles on New Orleans and Southern sin and/or decadence: crime and true crime, detective fiction, Mardi Gras and masking, Marie Laveau, and related topics.
Possible authors: Nevada Barr, James Lee Burke, Robert Olen Butler, Mary Jane Clark, Kate Chopin, Nicole Cooley, Moira Crone, Randy Fertel, Tim Gautreaux, Zachary Lazar, Laura Lippman, Bill Loehfelm, Walker Percy, Tom Piazzo, Anne Rice, Tennessee Williams, and Christine Wiltz
Possible topics: NOPD, Louisiana politics and politicians, Katrina survival stories, New Orleans Noir, post-Katrina life and rebuilding, Southern Gothic, Voodoo, Vampires, and Loup Garou and other mythical swamp beasts
The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), classical and modern Turkish literature, drama & theatre studies, and comparative literature (where the pieces bridge literature of a country with Turkish literature). To learn more about The Human and its principles, please visit this page:
NeoAmericanist, an online multi-disciplinary journal for the study of America, is issuing an extension on its CALL FOR PAPERS to interested Undergraduate and Graduate students. We are accepting any academic PAPERS as well as REVIEWS of books from Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level students on the topic of the United States of America.