Language, Genre, Form, and the Poetics of Francophone Feminine Power
twentieth century and beyond
Giving Voice to the Voiceless
Space, Place and Time in French and Francophone Women’s Narratives
Biting Back: Empowerment in the Works of Francophone Women Writers
Seule ! Marginalité de la voix féminine aujourd’hui
Language and Life Writing: Women’s Words to Say It in Contemporary French and Francophone Literature
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
The deadline is June 1, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Also see https://mla.confex.com/mla/2020/webprogrampreliminary/Paper8974.html.