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Call for papers and creative writing

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 4:15pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

The quint’s thirty eighth 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 February 2018—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.

Animals in the Humanities

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 4:15pm
Virginia Humanities Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

2018 VIRGINIA HUMANITIES CONFERENCE

Call for Papers

Animals in the Humanities: Relations, Representations, Ethical Implications

Roanoke College, Virginia

Dates: March 23–24, 2018                Submission deadline: February 15, 2018

Does the presence of animals in culture call the very nature of the humanities into question?

First Four: The Films of Kasi Lemmons

updated: 
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 6:11pm
D. E. Wynter / California State University Northridge
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

We are extending the Call-for-Chapter submissions for an edited volume on the films of writer-director Kasi Lemmons. This collection of critical analyses and close 'readings' will explore cinematic, narrative, intertextual, and/or thematic elements of Lemmons' films, as well as their cultural aesthetics and social impact. We are particularly interested in examinations of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity (2013), the adaptation of Caveman's Valentine (2001), the biopic of Petey Greene, Talk to Me (2007) and formal aesthetic examinations of Eve’s Bayou(1997). The submission date for abstracts is extended to June 1, 2018. 

The Anthological Impulse: Pedagogy and Social Justice

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 4:15pm
American Studies Association (ASA, November 8-11, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Anthologies are a profoundly pedagogical genre. However, while anthologies are often constructed specifically for classrooms, as scholars such as Kenneth Warren (1993) and Cynthia G. Franklin (1997) have argued, their making is typically removed from the site and sight of the classroom. While this suggests a unilateral and hierarchical pedagogy of knowledge transmission from expert to student, this panel explores what other, more empowering praxes emerge around what we are calling “the anthological impulse”: a desire to write and think with others and collect and share that work.