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Black Masculinity in the Trump Era

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:28am
North Carolina Central University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 7, 2017

Black Masculinity in the Trump Era

North Carolina Central University's Departments of Language and Literature and Mass Communication will host the ninth African American Literature/Studies Symposium on Thursday, November 9, 2017.  This year's theme is "Black Masculinity in the Trump Era".  The symposium will explore various contemporary approaches to the study of Black Masculinity in African American Studies.

Possible Paper topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Afrofuturism, Authenticity, Disability Studies, Drama, Folklore, Gender Studies, Hip Hop Studies, Intertextuality, Film/Television, Literary Canon, Memory, Protest, Pop Culture, and Urban Literature

Seeking Contributors to The Open Anthology of Early American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:16pm
Timothy Robbins / Rebus Community
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

We are currently seeking writers, editors, and contributors of all kinds to The Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature, an Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook under development with the Rebus Community. Rebus is a non-profit organization that works with faculty, librarians, students, and staff to build tools and resources in support of free and open textbook publishing.

2018 AUM Southern Studies Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:39am
Auburn University at Montgomery
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 16, 2017

Now in its tenth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 9-10 February 2018. Topics may include but are not limited to:

New Directions in Africana Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:37am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

“New Directions in Africana Literature”

 

This panel welcomes papers that explore the contours and contexts of contemporary Africana Literature.  We invite presenters to consider potential new scholarly directions for emerging writers of African descent as well as established writers whose recent works address the imperatives of the current moment.  We especially encourage presenters whose work addresses the SAMLA 89 theme, “High Art / Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture.”  Other themes that panelists might address in their work include, but are not limited to:

Encyclopedia of Racism in American Cinema--LAST MINUTE CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:40am
Salvador Jimenez Murguia, Akita International University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 2, 2017

This is a last minute call for contributors to the Encyclopedia of Racism in American Cinema.

This volume is set to go into press this year, but due to a number of contributors dropping out at the last minute, I really need to have some entries covered.

The deadline for these is 2 June--FIRM AND NO EXCEPTIONS or EXTENSIONS.

As there is no time for multiple editing rounds, the entries will have to be submitted in exceptional form.

If you have the time and know you can really turn out a 450-750 word entry in under 2.5 weeks, please contact me. After that, I'll send you a list of last-minute entries to be filled and some detailed instructions for completing your entry.

Nella Larsen’s Passing at Ninety

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:31pm
Donavan Ramon, Kentucky State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Nella Larsen’s Passing at Ninety

Guest Editor: Donavan L. Ramon, PhD

Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies, Kentucky State University

When Nella Larsen published her second novel Passing in April 1929, the critical reception was mixed. Writing for local papers in New York, some critics found the novel’s conclusion abrupt, ambiguous, and unconvincing. However, Alice Dunbar-Nelson noted that the novel “delights,” while W.E.B. DuBois praised it as a novel “of great moral import.” In his review, DuBois hoped that passing would one day emerge as a “a petty, silly matter of no real importance which another generation will comprehend with great difficulty.”

Call for Papers: [Inter]sections #20 (2017)

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:31pm
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Call for Papers

[Inter]sections is an annual double-blind peer reviewed American studies journal. It is indexed in the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Ulrichsweb, DOAJ, and CEEOL. Oour next deadline for submissions is September 1st, 2017. All submissions will be subjected to a double-blind peer review process. All accepted submissions will be included in [Inter]sections No. 20 (2017).

SAMLA 89: Modern Drama (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:58pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 14, 2017

This session welcomes abstracts on any aspect of Modern Drama. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 89 theme, High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture, are especially welcome. By July 14, please submit a 250-word word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Aaron Botwick, The Graduate Center, CUNY, at abotwick@gradcenter.cuny.edu

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