Recent reports reveal that the U.S. has the highest rate of maternal deaths in the developed world, particularly among low-income, rural, and African American women (NPR, 2017). Changes to the Supreme Court endanger the viability of Roe v. Wade. In Iowa, a judge threatens to ban nearly all abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected (NPR, 2018). In Wisconsin, the state legislature rejects the repeal of the “cocaine mom law,” which opponents argue forces undue medical care on pregnant women (Reuters, 2017). These reproductive threats are not limited to only women’s rights.
cultural studies and historical approaches
CFA: Outstanding Essay Prize – Central / East / South European Cinema
and Media Studies (DEADLINE: February 11, 2019)
As chairs of the Central / East / South European Cinemas Scholarly
Interest Group at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), we
are pleased to announce the fifth annual prize for an outstanding
published essay in the field of Central/East/South European Cinema and
Media Studies. Submissions will be judged by a panel of experts, and
the winner will be announced at the upcoming 2019 SCMS meeting in
Seattle. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of $500.
The Langston Hughes Society is pleased to invite proposals for the following two panels to be
held at the 2019 American Literature Association (ALA) Conference in Boston, MA, May 23-26, 2019
Though we welcome papers on the themes below, we also strongly encourage submissions on
any topic related to Langston Hughes and his contemporaries.
I. The Panther and the Lash: Langston Hughes and the Black Arts Movement
The University of British Columbia’s annual English Graduate Conference cordially invites submissions under the themes of Disruption, Resistance, and Resilience.
In the wake of years of political, social, and ecological crises that have disrupted, disoriented, and displaced populations across the globe, modes of resistance and resilience have emerged to confront the disarray. From the rise of Trump and “fake news” to the latest IPCC report on the impending irrevocability of climate change, humanities studies and art practices have stepped up to the challenge to revolutionize their age-old roles of disruption and resilience-making on a much larger global stage.
Chapter proposals are requested for a proposed collection of critical essays on lyrical artists working across musical genres in the 20th and 21st centuries.
I am currently looking for a few more essays for the collection. The new deadline has been extended to 01/28/2019. The original CFP is as follows:
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Sabrina: I want freedom and power.
Prudence: He will never give you that. The Dark Lord. The thought of you, of any of us, having both terrifies him.
Sabrina: Why is that?
Prudence: He is a man, isn’t he?
Call for Contributions
Poetics in Commons: Symposium & Performances
22-23 May, University of Sheffield (Venue TBC)
Keynote: Anne Boyer
Call for papers: BROLLY. Journal of Social Sciences (London, UK)
Vol. 2, No. 1, April 2019
London Academic Publishing
Submission Deadline: March 25, 2019
ISSN 2516-869X (Print)
ISSN 2516-8703 (Online)
No publication fee will be charged.
In a 1968 interview, John Dos Passos commented on what he saw as the growing marginalization of his work by recalling a conversation he once had with Ernest Hemingway. “He always used to bawl me out for including so much topical stuff,” Dos Passos remembered. “He always claimed that was a great mistake, that in fifty years nobody would understand. He may have been right; it’s getting to be true.”