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New Directions in Africana Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:37am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

“New Directions in Africana Literature”

 

This panel welcomes papers that explore the contours and contexts of contemporary Africana Literature.  We invite presenters to consider potential new scholarly directions for emerging writers of African descent as well as established writers whose recent works address the imperatives of the current moment.  We especially encourage presenters whose work addresses the SAMLA 89 theme, “High Art / Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture.”  Other themes that panelists might address in their work include, but are not limited to:

Carson McCullers’ High/Low Artistic Influences and Successors

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:39am
Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 5, 2017

CFP

SAMLA 89th Annual Conference:

High Art / Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture

 

Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta GA

 

November 3-5, 2017

Panel Title: Carson McCullers’ High/Low Artistic Influences and Successors

Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:39am
PG CWWN
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The PG CWWN (Postgraduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network) are delighted to announce our next biennial conference, Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century, to be held at Sheffield Hallam University on 8th-9th September 2017.

Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century

“The past is always tense, the future perfect.” (Zadie Smith)

Nella Larsen’s Passing at Ninety

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:31pm
Donavan Ramon, Kentucky State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Nella Larsen’s Passing at Ninety

Guest Editor: Donavan L. Ramon, PhD

Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies, Kentucky State University

When Nella Larsen published her second novel Passing in April 1929, the critical reception was mixed. Writing for local papers in New York, some critics found the novel’s conclusion abrupt, ambiguous, and unconvincing. However, Alice Dunbar-Nelson noted that the novel “delights,” while W.E.B. DuBois praised it as a novel “of great moral import.” In his review, DuBois hoped that passing would one day emerge as a “a petty, silly matter of no real importance which another generation will comprehend with great difficulty.”

CFP - Reviewers needed

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:33pm
Sorina Georgescu/ Hyperion University, Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Hypercultura Journal - peer-reviewed, biannual publication of the Hyperion University, Department of Letters and Foreign Languages - is looking for reviewers for a volume called "Re-reading/writing Myths and the Beginning of the 21st Century". Areas needed - Canadian Studies/Literature (Margaret Atwood), British Literature (Mary Shelley, ted Hughes ), Indian studies (Draupadi, Ramayana, Shakshigopal-Bhagavad-Purana, Sudama and Krishna), American Literature (Don Delillo).

Please submit your CV to sorinamaria21@gmail.com until May 20, 2017!

Looking forward to receiving your CVs!

GLBTQ Studies Area of MAPACA (Philadelphia, November 2017)

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:33pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The GLBTQ Studies Area of MAPACA welcomes proposals of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. Proposals are encouraged on any medium and from any critical, contemporary, historic, or disciplinary perspective. While proposals on any topic are accepted, we especially welcome proposals that speak to the following:

*Denied Service: H.R.2802, the First Amendment Defense Act

*The Politics of Public Spaces: Inclusion/Exclusion

*Popular Culture and Trans Perspectives and Representation

*Drag Culture and Performance

*GLBTQ Representation on Film

*”Looking” at GLBTQ TV Representation

*Manhunting on Grndr: Gay Social Apps

Iconic Images in Media

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 1:08pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

Whether it is the photo of V-J Day in Times Square or the image of drowned three-year-old Alan Kurdi on a beach, certain images have the power to become iconic for a generation. Through inspiring shots of Humans of New York or devastating pictures from natural and man-made disasters around the world, digital imagery and visual iconography have permeated our culture and, through their viral nature on social media, have opened us to stories and truths we might not otherwise know.

Belief in Contemporary Global Capitalism

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:35pm
CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture (Purdue University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Belief in Contemporary Global CapitalismDeadline for submissions: 15 January 2018

CFP: Interstitial Journal (Politics in the Age of Trump and Brexit)

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:35pm
Interstitial Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

In the modern era and accelerating in the age of Trump and Brexit, interstitiality, or the space between one boundary and the next, has become an urgent area of investigation. Existing within and between entities, interstices challenge conventional understandings of boundedness, inviting us to rethink the space between objects and ideas as an erupting site of transformation. From this view, rigid divisions can no longer be taken for granted, whether political (as in the case of national borders) or scholarly (such as the emphasis on discrete academic disciplines).

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