Although critical attention to black American literature has until recently focused on social realism and vernacular expression, writers such as Victor LaValle and Charles Johnson have called for creative writers to experiment with a greater variety of genres. Scholars have also sought to explore the fuller range of black expression. In the field of children's literature, however, study of a range of genres and expressive modes in black children's literature is not a new endeavor. Since the African American Review's special issue on black children's literature in its spring 1998 issue, interest in racial identity and children's and young adult literature has continued to grow.
Call for Contributors to Edited Collection:
We invite chapter-length essays that analyze the American Revolution as a global phenomenon for a volume of essays; we are particularly interested in chapters that examine a range of texts and cultural practices from around the world. A major academic press has expressed strong interest in publishing the volume.
Call for Papers for Panel on "Laughter and Conflict" at the Southeastern Medieval Association Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, October 16-18, 2014.
Keeping with the conference theme of "Conflict and Conquest," this panel will explore the connections between laughter and conflict in medieval literature. Possible topics might include, but are not limited to, the ways laughter creates, complicates, defuses, and/or subverts conflict; the relation between class, laughter, and conflict; laughter and power as it relates to conflict; among others.
Please send abstracts of 250 words to Lee Templeton at email@example.com by June 6, 2014.
Deadline: June 1, 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the publication of Lawrence Buell's The Environmental Imagination, there has been increasing awareness that the environment has played a significant role in the shaping of American literature since its beginnings but especially in the nineteenth century. This panel welcomes papers focused on the environment in American literature written before 1900, particularly those focused on topics dealing with the conference theme of sustainability. Following is a list of possible topics, but any papers related to the overall theme of the "environmental imagination" in American literature before 1900 will be considered.
Call For Papers: Critical Survey
Guest Edited edition of the academic journal published by Berghahn.
TOPIC: [THE?] ARCHIVE
This conference aims to explore the role that prestige plays in the contemporary literary marketplace. James English's The Economy of Prestige, Gillian Roberts's Prizing Literature, and Lorraine York's Literary Celebrity in Canada are prominent examples of recent studies that consider how literary prizes—and debates about prize culture—confer and circulate prestige.
Archaeologies of Media and Film
Confirmed Keynotes: Thomas Elsaesser (Amsterdam), Jussi Parikka (Southampton), Peter Buse (Kingston)
3-5 September 2014, Bradford
An international conference on media archaeology organised by the University of Bradford and the National Media Museum in association with the Royal Television Society and Bradford City of Film.
The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers, archivists, curators and artists working in the field that has become known as "media archaeology": an approach that examines or reconsiders historical media in order to illuminate, disrupt and challenge our understanding of the present and future.
Young Shakespeare: Call for papers for the 2015 French Shakespeare Society annual conference (SFS)
The 2015 Annual Conference of the French Shakespeare Society will take place in Paris in March 19-21, 2015.
In response to numerous requests from colleagues and institutions, the Semiotic Society of America is pleased to extend our deadline for abstract submissions to ***June 20, 2014***.
Semiotic Society of America 39th Annual Meeting
October 2-5, 2014
This year's non-restrictive conference theme is:
Paradoxes of Life
Challenge – Determination – Resilience
(Contributions on any other topic related to semiotics are welcome)
10-13 December 2014
The University of Sydney
Keynotes are now confirmed and a reminder of the June 15 abstract deadline.
• John Dixon Hunt (University of Pennsylvania)
• Sophia Rosenfeld (University of Virginia)
• Michael McKeon (Rutgers University)
• Erika Naginski (Harvard University)
We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.
The 2014 Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference VII will be held October 22-24, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. The conference's sponsors are pleased to announce a call for papers.
The Program Committee welcomes paper presentations on any theme related to race/ethnicity and place. Geographic perspectives are welcomed from a variety of disciplines and from professionals and students involved in race/ethnicity studies. Instructions for participants appear below. If you have any questions regarding these instructions, please send an email to email@example.com.
Deadline June 20, 2014
On January 28, 2014, President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Towards the beginning of his address, he stated, "Inequality has deepened. Upward mobility has stalled." To rectify this situation, he announced his plan is to offer "a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class." At no point in his address did the U.S. working class take center stage, despite a growing field of working class studies that emphasizes the necessity of research in the area.