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Time and Trauma in Twentieth-century Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:15am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 9, 2016

Abstracts for papers are requsted for the panel "Time and Trauma in Twentieth-century Literature" at

The 48th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

Eleventh International Melville Society Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:12am
full name / name of organization: 
King's College London
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Eleventh International Melville Society Conference: Melville’s Crossings

King’s College London, June 27-30 2017

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2016

Submission Email: melvilleatkings@gmail.com 

Website: http://melvilleatkings.wordpress.com

Philosophical Ruptures: The Counter-hegemonic Mission of Africana Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:31am
full name / name of organization: 
LaRose T. Parris/LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The literary productions of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century African diasporic thinkers are widely acknowledged as the discursive corrective to African enslavement and colonization under Western hegemonic domination. Olaudah Equiano’s, David Walker’s, and Frederick Douglass’s works emphasize the significance of ancient African history and agitate for the abolition of chattel slavery; in the early twentieth-century, W.E.B. Du Bois’s Black Reconstruction (1935) and C.L.R. James’s The Black Jacobins (1938) contest the Eurocentricity of traditional Marxian thought by highlighting the import of enslaved African labor to the development of the modern Western capitalism.

"Straight Outta English"

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:27am
full name / name of organization: 
Todd Craig / Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

“…STRAIGHT OUTTA ENGLISH…"

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR

CHANGING ENGLISH: STUDIES IN CULTURE AND EDUCATION

 

After the success of the NWA hip-hop biopic Straight Outta Compton, the importance that NWA played in the emerging culture we knew then as hip-hop is crystal clear. Subsequently, it is also clear that this once-emerging culture is now the pulse for popular culture. At the same time, movies like Dope become critical in thinking about the rendering and (re)rendering of hip-hop in this new wave of popular culture. This viewpoint is evident by simply observing the following nexus of events:

 

Baltimore and the Emergence of the African American Literary Tradition

updated: 
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 3:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lena Ampadu/Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, has been the home of several important African American authors, including Frederick Douglass and Frances E. W. Harper.  In addition to these major writers who influenced the emergence of African American protest literature of the tumultuous nineteenth century, there are several other significant writers of prose and poetry who have lived in the city and created African American literature. Notable examples include Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cullen, Waters Turpin, Eugenia Collier, and Lucille Clifton.

Call for Papers, Proposals, and Participation

updated: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 1:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jane Marcus Feminist University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

 

Call for Papers, Proposals, and Participation:

Due July 15, 2016

Jane Marcus Feminist University

Friday, September 9, 2016

9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Graduate Center, City University of New York

365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

C-Level, Rooms C201, C202, C203

janemarcusfeministuniversity@gmail.com

 

Conference on Inclusion & Diversity in Higher Education

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Texas A&M University at Galveston/Department of Liberal Studies
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Texas A&M University at Galveston

Department of Liberal Studies

Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education

April 3-5, 2017

 

Disability in Modernist Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:11am
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Combining disability and modernist studies, this panel engages in current discourses on disability in modernist texts. The modernist moment, marked by war trauma, advances in psychology, and eugenics, is a rich area of inquiry for disability theory. Recent disability theory argues that representing disability is an effort to engage with the unknowable, which we also see in the modernist preoccupation with connection. Papers may address representations of disability in modernist texts and/ or how authors negotiated their disabilities.

For a full description and to submit an abstract, please visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16375.

Extension: CFP for Octavia Butler collection

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:54am
full name / name of organization: 
Martin Japtok/Rafiki Jenkins
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

 

Deadline extension: Octavia Butler essay collection

 

We invite essays on any aspect of Octavia Butler’s multi-faceted work, from her continued exploration of the topics of domination, slavery, symbiosis, and exploitation, to her ecological vision, to her exploration of gender systems, to genre considerations, etc. etc. Essays from 3000 to 6000 words are recommended, but no strict word limit (MLA format). 

Please send essays to either Martin Japtok (mjaptok@palomar.edu) or Rafiki Jenkins (jjenkins@palomar.edu) by December 15, 2016.

Western Area

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:47am
full name / name of organization: 
Film & History
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

 

THE BEIGING OF AMERICA: PERSONAL NARRATIVES ABOUT BEING MIXED RACE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Cathy J. Schlund-Vials and Tara Betts/2Leaf Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

DEADLINE: September 15, 2016

THE BEIGING OF AMERICA: PERSONAL NARRATIVES ABOUT BEING MIXED RACE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Edited by Cathy J. Schlund-Vials and Tara Betts
ISBN-13: 978-1-940939-54-4 (pbk)
ISBN-13: 978-1-940939-55-1 (eBook)
LCCN: 2016944187
2LP EXPLORATIONS IN DIVERSITY SERIES (Vol. 2)
Series Editor: Sean Frederick Forbes
Publication Date: May 2017

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE! Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella/PAMLA
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
November 11 - 13, 2016
Westin Pasadena
Pasadena, California

Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures

This panel aims to explore the ways in which physical place has become archival within 20th and 21st century literatures. One of the most obvious examples may be the ways in which place is archival in post-9/11 literatures, but this panel welcomes varied and original interpretations of place as archive.

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