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Giving Voice to the Voiceless

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:32am
Viviana Pezzullo / Florida Atlantic University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Not One Word From the Sold: Critical Approaches to Zora Neale Hurston's Barracoon

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:36am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019

SAMLA's 91st Annual Convention will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-10. The conference theme is "Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships." I am soliciting papers for a panel on Zora Neale Hurston's most recent publication, Barracoon.

Originally named Kossola, Cudjo Lewis was illegally brought to America on the last slave ship, the Clotilda. Hurston completed the manuscript about his life story in 1931, but it was not published until 2018 as Barracoon, The Story of the Last Black Cargo. Critics praised this text as evidence of Hurston’s anthropological skills, yet it also serves as a rejoinder to the skewed white-washed history of slavery in the popular imagination.

CFP: 17th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:02am
Norman Mailer Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

17thAnnual Norman Mailer Conference

 

At Wilkes University

 

October 10-12, 2019

 

Theme:  Mailer on Politics, Public Life, and Pop Culture

 

The Norman Mailer Society calls for papers that address any of the above categories plus those that help celebrate the 40-year anniversary of The Executioner’s Song, the 50-year anniversary of Of a Fire on the Moon, and the 60-year anniversary of Advertisements of Myself.

 

Conference highlights: 

Norman Mailer Society Graduate Writing Award

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:02am
The Norman Mailer Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Call for Submissions: The Norman Mailer Society Graduate Writing Award 

 

The Norman Mailer Society invites submissions for its first annual Graduate Writing Award, which recognizes high-quality graduate student work about or inspired by the work of Norman Mailer. 

 

Eligible entries include academic papers or creative pieces composed by current graduate students. Submissions should be 10-15 pages, double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font, and should be sent to Maggie McKinley, President of the Norman Mailer Society, at mmckinle@harpercollege.edu.

 

The deadline is June 1, 2019.

 

Figuring Modernism- 2020MLA

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 2:22pm
Judith Paltin / University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

CFP MLA 2020 : Figuring Modernism
The 20th-century revolutionary aesthetic Figure in relation to its materialisms and politics, its cross and intermedia, its global travels and cultural histories, the effects of Modernism’s crisis of figuration on being human. Please send a 1-page abstract by March 26 to Judith Paltin, University of British Columbia, at judith.paltin@ubc.ca. Also see https://mla.confex.com/mla/2020/webprogrampreliminary/Paper8974.html.

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