Black Studies, as a phrase, have more prominently reentered the lexicon of academics in the recent years more prominently.
AlterNative announces a general call for papers to be published in 2014
Deadline: 31st December 2013
the quint's twenty first issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th December 2013—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.
All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.
Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
35th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 19-22, 2014
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2013
Conference Website: (updated regularly)
Currently accepting submissions for the Spring 2014 issue. Accepting unpublished poems (3 max), short stories (1500 word max), one-act plays, and essays (1000 word max). Journal only accepts electronic submissions. For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This year's theme: Jazz and Blues in American Culture. Entries that reflect the theme will receive priority consideration.
The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their fifth annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC) taking place on March 29, 2014. Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English on any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes.
Keynote Speaker: Sue Weaver Schopf, Harvard University
"The Vampire in Literature: A Very Strange Love Affair"
Keynote speakers: Luca Somigli (University of Toronto); Mark McDayter (Western University).
"Cuando despertó, el dinosaurio todavía estaba allí" [When (s)he woke up, the dinosaur was still there]. This is the entirety of a 1959 short story by Augusto Monterroso. It could easily fit in a Twitter status update almost three times over.
Brevity can be interpreted in many different ways – from a sense of briefness and urgency to an economization of words. At times, brevity may be perceived as superficial or frivolous, except to those of Spartan sensibilities. To others, such as Polonius, "brevity is the soul of wit [/ And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, / I will be brief: your noble son is mad]" (II, ii).
14th Annual Craft Critique Culture Graduate Student Conference: Mis(Leading)
Craft Critique Culture is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the intersections among critical and creative approaches to writing both within and beyond the academy. We invite the submission of critical, theoretical, and original creative work in a variety of media and across the humanities, sciences, and legal disciplines. In the past, submissions have included not only traditional scholarly papers but also film, video, music, writing, visual art and artists' books, and performance.
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Host: Susquehanna University
How is the reality of post-9/11 America being captured in contemporary immigrant stories? Are contemporary authors telling stories of American immigration, exile, or both simultaneously? This panel seeks to elucidate the ways in which 9/11 and its lingering aftermath is figured in recent immigrant fiction while examining themes and trends emerging in this growing body of literature. Please send inquiries or 250-500 word abstracts (preferably MSWord or PDF attachments) to Katie Daily-Bruckner, email@example.com.
Deadline: October 15, 2013
The 38th Great Plains Writers' Conference
March 23-25, 2014
South Dakota State University, Brookings SD.
For its 2014 conference "Coming Home: War, Healing, and American Culture," the Great Plains Writers' Conference welcomes papers, presentations, and creative works that examine the relationship between literature and the military experience. Please visit our website at for further information on the conference.
Please send an abstract of 250-300 words along with a cover letter describing your specific interest in the military/literature nexus to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1, 2013. We particularly encourage submissions from the Upper Midwest and Great Plains regions.
Children's literature has always existed on a continuum between entertainment and instruction. Proposals are invited on the overall theme and associated topics in the context of both Irish and international literature for children, and also in relation to print and other media. Papers in both the Irish language and English language will be most welcome. Cuirfear fáilte roimh chainteanna as Gaeilge agus as Béarla.
When Roland Barthes suggests that "the ideal drink would be rich in metonymies of all kinds," he might well have been speaking of cocktails and the drinking cultures they have helped to create. Whether in the 19th century saloon, the prohibition speakeasy, or the fictional realms of James Bond and Mad Men, the cocktail has functioned as cultural bellweather for issues of class, taste, and culture. In the last ten years, the so-called Cocktail Revival has produced a host of professional organizations, writings, blogs, and conferences devoted to examining and reviving both the drinks and habits of these earlier cultures.
World Literature as a field of study and as a subject of teaching has moved increasingly to the fore in the United States. But what happens when the teaching of World Literature leaves these shores? What happens to the concepts both of "world" and of "literature" as one moves from the American context to new locales? This panel seeks to assess how the idea of Word Literature changes as a result of teaching it outside of America. This could include papers on the underlying ideologies of course design and text selection as well as on the implications of teaching a certain canon of literature that may or may not coincide with the tradition of literary education familiar to your students.
Questions of temporality have preoccupied postcolonial studies, from how we periodize the "postcolonial" as Kwame Anthony Appiah raises, to how we perceive time in relationship to persistent colonial structures as Ann Laura Stoler proposes, to Dipesh Chakrabarty's prescription to reconsider the relationship between time and linear histories.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
We're excited about our program for our third National ASWM Conference, "BORDERLANDS: SCHOLARSHIP AS PILGRIMAGE AND MYSTERY," to be held March 28-30, 2014, in beautiful San Antonio, TX.
One of our keynote speakers will be Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen, author of several important works concerning women's archetypes and activism.
We invite you to submit proposals for the conference. Suggested topics for this conference include, but are not limited to, the following: Mesoamerican/Native American/Southwestern myths and women, Place Wisdom, Animal Mysteries, Matriarchal Studies, Water Goddesses, Sun Goddesses, Archaeomythology.