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Backdrops No More: Alternative Visions of Black Girlhood in Afrofuturistic Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 9:22am
College Language Association (CLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 8, 2019

In 1970, Toni Morrison published The Bluest Eye, which prominently features black female children and adolescents, who she considered to be the “most vulnerable, most undescribed, not taken seriously" characters in literature. Since that time, many authors have paid increased attention to black girls in their works; yet, a great deal of these children and adolescents still commonly exist as backstory or props for more centralized adult characters. However, as Afrofuturism offers broadened representations of and opportunities for African Americans in literature, the genre can also extend fundamental freedoms and alternative realities to black girl characters.

Race/Science/Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 9:19am
Society for the Study of Southern Literature 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Race/Science/Fiction

 

CFP Deadline 09/15/19 - Women's Studies Quarterly Special Issue - "solidão"

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 11:06am
Women's Studies Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Please share and consider submitting to the Call for Papers below - we look forward to receiving girlhood studies contributions related to the Call for Paper's inquiries.  ---

PRIORITY DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

Submissions may be in English, Portuguese, and/or Spanish. We will consider multilingual essays and may accept essays in other languages.  Please consult the guest editors before submitting in a language other than English, Portuguese, or Spanish.

EMERGING & DISMANTLING: Feminist Killjoys Confront SSSL’s Past and Present

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 1:53pm
SSSL: Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

CFP // EMERGING & DISMANTLING: Feminist Killjoys Confront SSSL’s Past and Present
SSSL: Society for the Study of Southern Literature Biennial Conference 
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

SAMLA 91 Special Call for Abstracts: A Toni Morrison Tribute

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:04pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 13, 2019

SAMLA 91 Special Call for Abstracts: A Toni Morrison Tribute

To honour the late Toni Morrison, SAMLA seeks papers to explore her illimitable legacy as a writer, publisher, intellectual, and citizen. SAMLA welcomes abstracts on any topics germane to Morrison's work and life. Special consideration will be given to abstracts addressing:

-          Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' recent documentary Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019)

-          Morrison's final non-fiction collection The Source of Self-Regard: Essays, Speeches, Meditations (2019)

-          Teaching Morrison in the Twenty-First Century

Representations of Black Motherhood and Photography.

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:59am
Women Picturing Revolution
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 16, 2019

Women Picturing Revolution is pleased to announce a call for papers on the topic of Representations of Black Motherhood and Photography.

Reading in Theory (ACLA 2020)

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:29am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Reading in Theory

 

Approaches to Teaching Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:54am
Lynn Domina
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is one of the most frequently taught texts—it appears on syllabi for American literature, African American literature, American history, life writing, and gender or women’s studies courses. It is taught in high schools as well as in colleges and universities. Yet, very few resources are currently available for instructors.

Art as Liberation in the Black Fantastic

updated: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 7:21pm
Third Stone Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Across the African diaspora, art was a form of expression and liberation at times of widespread cultural oppression, enabling artists of color to resist the tradition of silencing while preserving their histories, traditions, and more in ways that could be passed down intergenerationally. While much art worked to fulfill a political purpose by pushing for equality and liberty in oppressive cultures, other works aimed at achieving liberation by way of celebrating Black cultural forms, from the cutting-edge music of Erykah Badu to that of Janelle Monae.

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