This special issue for the Western Journal of Black Studies will address the growing interests in interdisciplinary scholarship on Critical Race Theory and African American Folklore. Historically, scholars collected folklore to examine how African Americans constructed a life in America, and the creative expressions that African Americans employ to define themselves and in opposition to dominant discourses about themselves and African American culture. Despite the oppositional intentions of this scholarship, African American people and culture were still, sometimes, depicted in ways that fulfilled or perpetuated negative dominant discourses or stereotypes.
Panel title: Intersections of Memory and Exile
CFP: Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Meetings
Seattle University (Seattle, WA)
October 19-21, 2012
Deadline for Abstracts: 30 April 2012
Keynote Speaker: Dr Matthew Beaumont
UCL English Department and The City Centre
Author of Utopia Ltd.: Ideologies of Social Dreaming in England and Editor of A Concise Companion to Realism.
The committee invites submissions for papers by UK-based postgraduate students across a wide spectrum of interests and disciplines on perspectives relating to studies of reality. In particular, we encourage papers that interrogate ideas of the real in an interdisciplinary manner and explore the critical possibilities of the theme.
The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its spring 2012 issue, themed "Apocalyptic Visions: Literal, Metaphoric, Transformative." Submissions: May 2, 2012.
Professors for Peace CFP
Submit a paper or panel to the Professors for Peace Conference 2012. This conference is an international, interdisciplinary conference for scholars in the humanities and sciences who are interested in coming together to create a more peaceful world. Professors for Peace is a non-profit and non-governmental association that maintains no favoritism toward any religious, political, philosophical, or national affiliations. Professors anywhere in the world from all disciplines are invited to discuss the idea and practice of peace in the world today. For more information contact professorsforpeace at gmail.com or visit our website at professorsforpeace dot com.
Abstracts due by May 15, 2012.
Both were raised Catholic; both write of redemption and mystery and grace. While in many ways the differences in subject matter, tone, and style might seem to set the fiction of Flannery O'Connor far apart from that of Cormac McCarthy, this panel is based on the premise that much can be revealed by placing them alongside each other. Send proposals with abstracts to Michael Schroeder (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 1, 2012. The ALA Symposium will be Oct. 4-6 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans.
Call for Papers:
Youth Literature and Media
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Deadline: April 30, 2012
Topics can include, but are not limited to recent/historical books, television shows, movies, or adaptations. Presentations on recently popular series, like The Hunger Games, are especially encouraged.
Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Youth Literature and Media at, http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/
Extended Deadline for Fourth International Maroon Conference, "Independence" in Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica, June 20-24, 2012
This Modernist Studies Association panel revisits W.E.B. Du Bois's famous articulation of the problem of racial double-consciousness in relation to modernist literary practice. It considers ways in which modernist writers recast what Du Bois saw as a debilitating split between "two unreconciled strivings" into a powerful model for literary production that could be both autobiographical and experimental. How do we understand authors who seem to have intentionally resisted "merg[ing]" contradictory versions of themselves into a coherent authorial identity?
New online journal Black Feminist Literature (bfemlit) invites original submissions on the following topics for its inaugural Spring 2012 issue: how you fell in love with black feminist literature (or one author/text in particular), what makes you a black feminist writer, or on a related topic/issue pertaining to black women's lives or writing that can be developed into a themed issue. Submissions can fall into one of the following categories (please submit no more than 2 pieces at a time): poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction (including essays), drama, or reflections. Please limit literary submissions to 1000 words and reflections to 500 words.
The South Central American Dialect Society invites abstracts for individual presentations (15-20 minutes) for their allied session at the 69th annual conference of the South Central Modern Language Association to be held in San Antonio, TX, November 8-10, 2012. While we welcome papers on any approach to the study of the English language in North America, given the location of the conference this year, we are particularly interested in papers that study other languages or dialects of other languages and how those languages influence or are influenced by American English.
CFP: Stanley Cavell and Modernist Studies
(MSA 14, Las Vegas, October 18-21, 2012)
"New theater is 'absurd'; new painting is 'action'; Pop Art exists 'between life and art'; in serial music 'chance occurs by necessity.' Often one does not know whether interest is elicited and sustained primarily by the object or by what can be said about the object. My suggestion is not that this is bad, but that it is definitive of a modernist situation." Is it? Is it still?
This panel seeks to explore the cultural intersections of the Orient in the Hispanic world in literary, historical and/or visual texts. We welcome papers that examine these cultural crossroads in a variety of forms including, but not limited to, Asian Hispanic identities, (mis)representations, art, film, and theater.
Please submit your proposal online at http://www.pamla.org by 22 April 2012.
"Modernist Spectacles of Disability" (MSA 14)