Journal of English Literature and Cultural Studies (JELCS): Call for Papers
Now in its ninth year, the Digital Humanities Forum brings together faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students to celebrate and explore digital scholarship as a diverse and growing field of humanist inquiry. The Digital Humanities Forum 2019, presented by the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities (IDRH), will take place in Lawrence, KS, October 3-4, 2019 at the Burge Union at the University of Kansas. Visit our website for more details: http://idrh.ku.edu/dhforum2019
When: October 9-12, 2019
Where: Xavier University & The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati are proud to co-sponsor the Universities Studying Slavery (USS) Fall 2019 Symposium, entitled “The Academy’s Original Sin.” USS is a multi-institutional collaborative effort working to address historical and contemporary issues dealing with race and inequality in higher education and university communities, and the complicated legacies of slavery in modern American society.
San Diego, CA
This panel seeks to explore the ways in which motherhood, in all its stages, across all demographics, is represented in contemporary American literature.
As recent events in Virginia demonstrated, blackface minstrelsy is far from being a thing of the past. Despite its taboo status and overtly racist underpinnings, blackface continues to happen. In his seminal work on the phenomenon, Eric Lott argued that early blackface minstrelsy emerged out of the “intersection of slave culture and earlier blackface stage characters such as the…clown of English pantomime and the clown of the American circus.” What might this lineage tell us about the ongoing prevalence and relevance of blackface? This session invites proposals that consider and examine modern and past manifestations of blackface minstrelsy, its legacies, and its influence.
Call for Papers for Special Issue of English Language Notes:
Claude McKay’s Romance in Marseille
Gary Edward Holcomb and William J. Maxwell, co-editors
University of Colorado, Boulder
Across Europe, the critical engagement with the history of colonialism and its significant ongoing legacies has gained purchase – not least because of the critique, pressure, and demands of postcolonial intellectuals from, or with ties to, Africa, the Caribbean, and Asia. Matters of postcolonial justice, such as reparations to former European colonies, the restitution of human remains and cultural artefacts, and calls for the removal of national symbols and monuments that reproduce racist ideology have gained increased public attention in recent years.
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
A volume of scholarly essays to be collected under the title:
Bitch or Badass: Anti-heroines of Contemporary Literary Media, Television, and Cinema (working title)
Edited by Melanie A. Haas (Texas Woman's University ) and N. A. Pierce (Old Dominion University)
Histories, Representations, and Frameworks for the Future
5 and 6 August 2019, Josephine Butler College, Durham University
‘[S]aying no when no feels right is something to be proud of.’
– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
‘Our claim […] is a claim for the rights of all.’
– Josephine Butler
Film III: Global Film for the Midwest Modern Language Association Meeting in November 14-17 in Chicago
The permanent session on Global Cinema seeks papers that address any aspect of the conference theme of "Duality, Doubles, and Dopplegangers." We have two wider topic areas around this broader theme. Please feel free to send abstracts for one or both topics: