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Animating Blackness - NEMLA 2019

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Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:18am
NEMLA 2019 - March 21-24, 2019, Washington, D. C.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Since 2005, when Sianne Ngai first developed the concept of “animatedness” to describe the ways that racialized bodies are made machine-like through external manipulation, Ngai’s work has continued to provide a useful foundation for investigating representations of black voices and black bodies in African American literature and culture. This session seeks papers that will contribute to this broader scholarly conversation by considering the ways in which black bodies have continued to be voiced, mediated, automatized, and silenced by external forces.

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice; October 31, 2018

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Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:07am
Patricia K. Bostian / Central Piedmont Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

We seek intelligent critical articles written in a clear, readable style that offer our readers thoughtful, useful, pedagogically sound, and innovative ideas for teaching American literature. We are also interested in articles about new American authors or lesser known authors who haven't seen much study, particularly in ways that they could add to students' experiences of American literature. All articles go through a blind peer review process with editorial staff making all final publishing decisions.

2019 WALT WHITMAN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

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Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:06am
Walt Whitman Birthplace Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA) invites you to attend the inaugural Walt Whitman International Festival (WWIF) to be held August 9-11, 2019 at Walt’s Birthplace on Long Island, NY, in celebration of Whitman’s Bicentennial birthday. Join this historic celebration.

Walt was born here in 1819 in a home built by his father. In Walt’s poem, “There Was a Child Went Forth,” he commemorates his Birthplace environs that “became part of that child who went forth every day, and who now goes, and will always go forth every day.”

Cities and Their Representations At the Turn of the Century

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Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 3:16pm
ACLA: American Comparative Literature Organization/ Washington DC
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Who does the city represent? What does a city represent? What does it mean to represent and how does this come together in representations of cities at the turn of the nineteenth to twentieth centuries, a moment associated with the height of modernity, or at least the height of excitement about the project of modernization? The relationship between cities and modernity is often taken for granted. For example, many scholars associate cities with civilization, particularly as sites for the advancement of civilization. Yet, wholesale urban planning performed from the top down is often enacted in decidedly uncivil ways, calling into question which populations are represented in and by the city, or who is the proper citizen?

Contemporary North-American Literature: Visions and Revisions – Journal Aletria: Revista de Estudos de LIteratura, v. 29, n. 2 (2019) [Brazil – FREE OF CHARGE]

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Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 12:01pm
Post-Graduation Programm in Literary Studies of the Scholl of Letters of the Federal University of Minas Gerais
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

This issue of Aletria: Revista de Estudos de Literatura welcomes papers that offer critical contributions on the contemporary scenario of English-language literatures in North America. Our purpose is to bring together articles that discuss contemporary literary productions against the background of profound political, historical and cultural changes in both the United States and Canada.