The OEB Literary Society invites prospective participants to submit proposals relating to any aspect of Butler’s life and work. We especially encourage papers/panels addressing Butler’s influence in the work of contemporary artists across genres, and would like to devote one of the panels to this topic. Please email abstracts of 300 words to Matthew Mullins at email@example.com Abstracts are due no later than January 15, 2018 and should include a brief biographical note.
The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Toni Morrison and Junot Díaz, Yusef Komunyakaa and Carolyn Forché, Tony Kushner and Lynn Nottage without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.
Call for Conference Seminar Topics
Deadline: 19 February 2018
Society for American Music 45th Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana, 20–24 March 2019
The Society for American Music invites proposals for seminar topics for its 45th annual conference to be held in New Orleans, LA, 20–24 March 2019.
The Paul Laurence Dunbar Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA on May 24-27, 2018.
Session 1: Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask Documentary
Papers that examine, engage, or respond to the recent documentary, Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask. This documentary was broadcast nationally earlier this year on PBS, and has several selected screenings across the nation since then.
The Cinema Television Literature Association welcomes proposals for two panels to be held at the 2018 ALA Conference in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018.
The first panel, “Recent Critical Work on Film and Television Adaptations of Literary Narratives” seeks four presentations based on American literary works adapted for feature film or long-format episodic series.
The second panel “Film and Literary Texts” seeks four presentations on the use of literary texts in feature films or long format episodic series or the use of film or long format episodic series in literary works.
“Who Cuts the Border?”
– Hortense Spillers
The Howard University Graduate English Student Association invites submissions for our third annual conference, “Black Knowledge, Black Thought: Reimagining Authors, Artistry, and Archives in the Diaspora” to be held at Howard University on March 22-23, 2018. In the midst of transitions in the academy and our world, we seek paper abstracts with innovative perspectives and methods of analysis. Presentations may examine individual artistic legacies or may undertake comparative readings of Diasporic and other texts. We welcome pieces that focus upon interpretation of any aspect of the cultural production of the Black Diaspora.
The Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club website is seeking monthly feature articles ranging between 1,000 and 3,000 words on various blues and jazz topics for 2018. Our organization is looking for individuals who are actively engaged in blues and jazz culture and/or scholarship who are interested in writing conversational yet informative articles for our website.
CFP: Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Panels at the American Literature Association Conference
May 24-27, 2018 | Hyatt Regency San Francisco
The Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) is pleased to invite proposals for the following panels to be held at the 2018 American Literature Association (ALA) Conference in San Francisco, CA. Each panel examines a different interpretation or representation of labor from early American literature to the literature of the twenty-first century.
Freiburg University - Call for Papers
Centre for Popular Cultures and Music
ROCKING ISLAM: Music and the Making of New Muslim Identities
27 - 29 September 2018 in Freiburg/Germany
Deadline : 10 February 2018
Event Date : 27 – 29 September 2018
Location : Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg / Freiburg University
Organisation : Zentrum für Populäre Kultur und Musik / Centre for Popular Cultures and Music Freiburg
THE DEPARTMENT OF PAN-AFRICAN STUDIES
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
PRESENTS ITS FOURTH BIENNIAL
AFRICA AND THE GLOBAL ATLANTIC WORLD CONFERENCE
“Intersectional Approaches to Survival: Legacies of Resistance”
APRIL 12-13, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Professor Linda James Myers