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Playbook of the Sower: Octavia E. Butler as a Guide for World-Building

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 2:08pm
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 24, 2020

President's SeriesPlaybook of the Sower: Octavia E. Butler as a Guide for World-Building

Wed., May 27

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

San Marino, CA

This day-long program invites literary engagement, imaginative play, and sociopolitical praxis sparked by Octavia E. Butler's archive. This is the third part of the Octavia E. Butler and Adaptation series of the Centennial President's Series events.

Workshop

Approximately 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m., including continental breakfast and lunch
By application only


EXTENDED DEADLINE: 11:59 pm PST, Monday, Feb. 24

Notification of acceptance: Early March

Russian & American Short Stories & Influence (updated)

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:42pm
Jeff Birkenstein / Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

UPDATE: We have a contract with Lexington Books!

 

But we are posting our updated CFP because we would still like one or two more excellent essays on specific authors.  

 

NWSA 2020 Panel on Ambivalent Transnationalism: Formal Experiments

updated: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:38pm
Margot Kotler and Sarah Schwartz, CUNY Graduate Center
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 23, 2020

Transnationalism is both a conservative force, structurally implicated in nationalism and capitalist modernity, and the potential ground for diasporic, mestiza, and cosmopolitan subversions. Within literary study, it operates as both a descriptor diagnosing intertextuality and communication and a methodology for research and remaking periodization.

The Confluence: Octavia E. Butler at the Intersection of Cultural Critique and Climate Collapse

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:44pm
The Octavia E. Butler Literary Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

 The Confluence: Octavia E. Butler at the Intersection of Cultural Critique and Climate Collapse 

September 11-13, 2020

A confluence is the place where two rivers meet. It is a place of not only great energy but great power and creativity. Located at one of the great confluences,  the Twin Cities occupy this place called Bdote – “where two waters come together” – that is sacred to the Dakota people. The Octavia E. Butler Literary Society invites you to join us at this sacred place of power and creativity for the third biennial conference where we will feature work honoring Butler. Our host is St. Catherine University in St. Paul MN.

Surveillance and Discipline in the Age of Trump

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:33pm
St. John's University Annual English Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

Annual English Graduate Conference April 25th, 2020

 

Surveillance and Discipline in the Age of Trump

 

Call for Papers

 

Quare Souths Roundtable, MLA 2021

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:49pm
Margaret McGehee, Oxford College of Emory University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

MLA, Jan. 7-10, 2021, Toronto, Theme: PersistenceQuare Souths RoundtableForum: Southern United States As E. Patrick Johnson suggested in his article from 2001 entitled "'Quare' Studies, or (Almost) Everything I Know About Queer Studies I Learned from My Grandmother," "'quare'...not only speaks across identities, it articulates identities as well. 'Quare' offers a way to critique stable notions of identity and, at the same time, to locate racialized and class knowledges." Twenty years later, we ask whether southern studies has yet to be fully "quare"-ed.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! The Optics of Excess: How the Body Knows

updated: 
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 7:55pm
Visual Culture @ Wayne State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 10, 2020

The Optics of Excess: How the Body Knows

Scholars across the humanities have embraced affect theory as a productive avenue for examining aesthetic expressions of feeling, especially those that unfold outside of or beyond representation. In doing so, many have worked to distinguish “affect” from “emotion”: Brian Massumi privileges the former as uniquely able to account for that which escapes “performed action and ascribed meaning.” This conference, however, seeks to investigate affect’s alternate and often neglected theoretical counterparts: feeling and emotion.

Bavarian American Academy 12th International Summer Academy

updated: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:24pm
Bavarian American Academy
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Bavarian American Academy in Munich
12th International Summer Academyfor Doctoral Students and Junior Faculty in American Studies on“Cultural Narratives of the State in a Comparative Perspective”May 16 – 24, 2020, Lexington, Kentucky

Directors: Alan Nadel (U of Kentucky), Heike Paul (FAU), and Margaretha Schweiger-Wilhelm (BAA)
Co-Director: Martha Schoolman (Florida International U, Miami)
Coordinator: Holly Fulton Osborn (U of Kentucky)

Theme

Speaking of Violence (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 5:50pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, University of Iowa
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a fully open access peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students at The University of Iowa that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. This year’s issue will explore the boundaries that can challenge and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship through an inquiry into speaking of violence. 

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies - Reviews (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 5:50pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies - Reviews

deadline for submissions:

December 15, 2019

full name / name of organization:

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

contact email: ijcs@uiowa.edu

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal edited by graduate students at the University of Iowa and dedicated to publishing cultural studies scholarship from both established and emerging scholars, is currently soliciting book reviews for our upcoming issue: Speaking of Violence. The Deadline for Reviews is Sunday, December 15th, 2019.

EXTENDED: ALA 2020 August Wilson

updated: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 4:37pm
J. Ken Stuckey, August Wilson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

The August Wilson

Author Society

of the

American Literature Association

announces its

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

for the

31st Annual ALA Conference

May 21-25, 2020

 

Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel

1 Market Place

Final Reminder: First Book Institute Applications Due by Feb. 10 (Hard Deadline)

updated: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 4:17pm
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 10, 2020

Announcing  

The 2020 First Book Institute

May 31-June 6, 2020

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University

Co-Directors

Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature

Persistence in American Drama

updated: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 2:15pm
American Theatre and Drama Society & Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Due Date Extended: This panel will consider how American plays, live performances, masters, or movements in American drama and theatre from any period offer strategies for persistence in an age of mechanical reproduction. How do American plays model, operationalize, and/or resist persistence? Why and how do some theatrical voices persist in the national discourse amid marginalization? For example, papers may wish to consider persistence in American drama within Benjaminian, or other, theoretical context(s) regarding the work of art in an age of mechanical reproduction or live performance’s “aura” in a digital age.

ChLA 2020 Panel *Sustaining Black Lives: Ecological Imaginaries in African American Books for Young Readers*

updated: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 12:43pm
Samira Abdur-Rahman, University of San Francisco
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

We are seeking panelist proposals for the accepted Children’s Literature Association (ChLA 2020) conference panel “Sustaining Black Lives: Ecological Imaginaries in African American Books for Young Readers.” The  ChLA 2020 theme “Sustainability Through Story: Eco-Justice, Children's Literature, and Childhood” invites “an expansive array of interdisciplinary topics on the cultural, political, historical, and contemporary impact of children’s literature in relationship to the environment.” This panel seeks papers that correlates race and gender with Black sustainability issues like environmental inequity and global migration.

Migration: Shifting to and fro and In-between

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 2:20pm
University of North Alabama English Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

The English Department at UNA welcomes you to participate in this year’s Graduate Conference: Migration: Shifting to and fro and In-between

While influxes of immigrants/migrants/refugees arriving to the U.S. dominate conceptualizations of identity and belonging, it is vital to analyze our deeper understandings of migration. Migration—the act of moving from one place to another—exists in a number of ways, not just geographically. So, how do our limited ways of thinking of migration affect its potential in certain fields/entities/theories?

Extended deadline: The Marilynne Robinson Society (ALA, San Diego CA; May 21-24, 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:22pm
Biola University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

The Marilynne Robinson Society will be hosting a panel on a wide variety of topics connected to Robinson’s essays and novels at the annual conference of the American Literature Association in San Diego.  Given the special conference theme of frontiers and borders, papers that attempt to engage with this theme are particularly welcome. Please submit abstracts of around 300 words to haein.park@biola.edu by Feb 1, 2020.

Performing Labor: (Re)Evaluations within the Humanities

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:21pm
California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

The First Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, April 25 and 26, 2020

 

Performing Labor: (Re)Evaluations within the Humanities

 

Pauline E. Hopkins and Social Justice--Deadline Extended!

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 2:09pm
Pauline E. Hopkins Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 26, 2020

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Call for Papers

Pauline E. Hopkins Society

American Literature Association

31th Annual Conference

May 21-24, 2020

San Diego, CA

 

Pauline E. Hopkins and Social Justice

Movement and Progress: Beyond, Ahead, and Post- in American Dance and Music

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:51pm
French Association for American Studies annual conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Movement and Progress: Beyond, Ahead, and Post- in American Dance and Music

Adeline Chevrier-Bosseau (Université Clermont-Auvergne) and Mathieu Duplay (Université de Paris)

 

**DEADLINE EXTENDED** - The 26th Annual Disjunctions Graduate Student Conference: "Read for Filth"

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 3:14pm
University of California, Riverside/English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED for submissions: January 24, 2019

Contact email: disjunctions2020@gmail.com

Conference dates: April 16 and 17th, 2020

Location: University of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA

Keynote Speaker: Martin F. Manalansan, author of Queering the Middle: Race Region and a Queer Midwest (2014)  and Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora (2003)

 

“Always read good books...and bad people.”

  • TS Madison, trans activist and social media influencer 

Edited Collection: Silenced Masculinities

updated: 
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 2:56pm
Gene Melton and Catherine Mainland / NC State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Masculinities have been created and codified by every aspect of society, and have been embodied in everything from images of cave men to the Ken doll. Much of this creation depends upon the stifling of manifestations of masculinities that, over time, fluctuate in terms of social acceptability and utility. This volume will interrogate classic and contemporary cultural products in order to expose and explore how and why masculinities have been censored as “toxic” or are increasingly being silenced in other ways. The collection seeks to offer a mindful engagement with the rapidly evolving field of masculinity studies and the emergent crises facing masculinities of all kinds.

CFP: Panelist proposals for ASA 2020-Art’s Reparative Turn: Creating Agency, Hopeful Futurities, and Movement Towards an Exit

updated: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 11:40am
Shannon Forrester, Royal College of Art, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020

CFP: Seeking panelist proposals for Creativity within Revolt, the American Studies Association (ASA) 2020 annual conference taking place November 12-15, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland USA

Full panel proposal to be submitted to the ASA review committee conference information available here: https://www.theasa.net/node/6047

Please submit proposals via http://www.shannonforrester.com/cfp on or before: January, 25, 2020

ZoraFest 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 1:58pm
The Zora Neale Hurston Florida Education Foundation, Inc.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 23, 2020

The Zora Neale Hurston Florida Education Foundation, Inc. welcomes you to:

ZoraFest 2020: 

March 28, 2020

Fort Pierce, Florida 

 

“A Year of Celebrating, Educating, and Recognizing”

 

This festival consists of three components: Community Development, African-American Culture, and The Literary Legacy of Zora Neale Hurston. To celebrate, educate, and recognize the literary legacy of Zora Neale Hurston, the foundation seeks papers from multiple disciplines conducting work around the theme of… COMMUNITY.

 

Deadline for Submissions: February 23, 2020

 

African American Literature and Culture Society at the 31st American Literature Association Conference, San Diego CA, May 21-24, 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:38pm
African American Literature and Culture Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

African American Literature and Culture Society

American Literature Association

31st Annual Conference

May 21-24, 2020Manchester Grand Hyatt
One Market Place
San Diego, CA

 

 

 
The African American Literature and Culture Society invites abstracts (of no more than 250 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the American Literature Association (http://americanliteratureassociation.org/).  We will also consider a limited number of panel proposals (of no more than 500 words). 

 

Call for Papers: Society for the Study of American Women Writers at the 2020 American Literature Association conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:21pm
Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

SSAWW will sponsor two panels at the 2020 American Literature Association Conference, one on “Toni Morrison and Her Legacy” and one on “Women’s Rights, Women’s Suffrage.”

“Toni Morrison and Her Legacy”

The profound loss of a defining voice of American women’s writing demands our attention as we consider the work of women writers of the past and present.   We invite papers which engage with Morrison’s writing, her work in relation to other women writers, and her legacy as a defining figure in American literature.

“Women’s Rights, Women’s Suffrage

Instructive, Astonishing, and Laughable: P.T. Barnum’s American Museum, 1841-1865

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:39am
American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Blurring distinctions between the morally edifying, instructive, and perverse, P.T. Barnum’s American Museum at the corner of Broadway and Ann Street in New York was central to the emerging culture of popular entertainment in the 1840s-1860s. Les Harrison estimates that by 1865, forty-one million visitors attended P.T. Barnum’s American Museum in New York: nearly six million more than the total population of the United States at the conclusion of the Civil War.

 

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