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”
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:
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
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 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).
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 email@example.com
Call for Papers
THE EXPRESSIVE ART OF TARELL ALVIN MCCRANEY:
BETWEEN NOW AND THEN
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The African American session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of African American culture, but we are particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing."
Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by May 21, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.
Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:
Part travelogue, part professional reflection, this book will be a peer-reviewed anthology of original composition--narratives, interviews, field observations, formal academic writing--about teaching outside one’s country of origin as a person of African descent. The book seeks to augment the voices--and use print publication to promote the career advancement--of black educators who may otherwise not have access to either. In addition to parity, the publication will celebrate the unique perspectives and creative problem-solving that evolve from Africana or black cultural ways of knowing and teaching in intercultural context. Topical considerations may include a variety of impressions about instruction, pedagogy, and institutional leadership.
Most handbooks on the subject of horror focus specifically on film, whereas books on the literary manifestations of horror tend to be bound to the idea of the “Gothic.” The current field of Gothic studies grows out of the study of Romanticism, and refers specifically to a late eighteenth-century genre, but has also come to denote a critical approach to literature, film, and culture, drawing on psychoanalysis, post structural criticism, feminist and queer theory. These perspectives are all to be included here, but the book responds to a growing sense that “horror” is itself a worthwhile focus of analysis.