category: african-american

Arts Practice Research: Scholarship, Pedagogy, and the Creative Process October 1-3 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher J Smith / Texas Tech University Vernacular Music Center
contact email: 
christopher.smith@ttu.edu

REMINDER/EXTENDED DEADLINE: Arts Practice Research: Scholarship, Pedagogy, and the Creative Process October 1-3 2015

#TTUAPR2015
REMINDER/EXTENDED DEADLINE

International James Baldwin Conference 26-28 May 2016

full name / name of organization: 
The American University of Paris
contact email: 
William.Dow@wanadoo.fr

International Conference: “A Language to Dwell In”: James Baldwin, Paris, and International Visions
At The American University of Paris
26-28 May 2016

Call for Papers

CALL FOR ESSAYS on African Issues in the Past, Present, and Future

full name / name of organization: 
Menes Tau/The Volta Times
contact email: 
voltatimes@gmail.com

The Volta Times invites submissions for its online publication at voltatimes.com.

Language Change, Shifting Borders, and Identity Construction (MLA, Jan 7-10, 2016); deadline 3/15/15

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Language Change
contact email: 
tara.williams@oregonstate.edu

The Executive Committee on Language Change at the Modern Language Association (MLA) is accepting papers for a session to be held at the annual conference in January 2016 in Austin.

Rethinking the 'L' in MLA (Jan 7-10, 2016); deadline 3/15/15

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Language Change
contact email: 
tara.williams@oregonstate.edu

The MLA Forum on Language Change invites proposals for a panel on “Rethinking the ‘L’ in MLA.” Papers might address questions like: What counts as a modern language?

The Postcolonial Subject in Transit: Migration, Borders and Subjectivity in African Diaspora Literature ( May 18,2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Delphine Fongang
contact email: 
fongangd@uww.edu

The research focus in this edited book collection is to examine the transitional subjectivities of postcolonial African diaspora subjects evident in emergent African diaspora literatures constructed i

Proposed Edited Collection: Theorizing Ethnicity in the Chick Lit Genre

full name / name of organization: 
Erin Hurt
contact email: 
ehurt@wcupa.edu

Though the chick lit genre is most often cited as a location for the study of contemporary white women’s experiences or perhaps to debate the genre’s feminist credentials, it has in the last fifteen years emerged as a site where protagonists of many ethnicities negotiate their cultural identities and notions of national belonging.

Transatlantic Religion and Madness: Intellectual Disability and Anglo-American Faith Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session (proposed)
contact email: 
george.gordon-smith@emory.edu; b.r.wall@sms.ed.ac.uk

We welcome abstracts that explore representations of religious identities and/or intellectual disabilities in transatlantic British and American writing.

Speculative Fiction – SAMLA – November 13-15, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Wenger Bro / Middle Georgia State College
contact email: 
lisa.bro@mga.edu

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres.

Personas in Production

full name / name of organization: 
School of The Arts, The University of Northampton
contact email: 
mrwattenbarger@cohab.mu.ac.in and ecw@northampton.ac.uk

8 April 2015, School of the Arts, The University of Northampton

[UPDATE] Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism CALL FOR PAPERS

full name / name of organization: 
Sara Collins/Pratt Institute
contact email: 
scollin4@pratt.edu

Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism: CALL FOR PAPERS

[UPDATE} Final Reminder: 2015 First Book Institute Applications Due by 2/16

full name / name of organization: 
Center for American Literary Studies
contact email: 
cals@psu.edu

Announcing

The 2015 First Book Institute

June 7-13, 2015

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at PennsylvaniaStateUniversity

Co-Directors

Radical Kinship - Tufts University (Deadline: May 7)

full name / name of organization: 
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
contact email: 
tuftsgradhumanitiesconference@gmail.com

RADICAL KINSHIP

Keynote: Omise’eke Tinsley, University of Texas at Austin
Conference Date: October 16, 2015

More than Writing: Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Minnesota State University Mankato Graduate Scholars of English Association
contact email: 
morethanwritingconference@gmail.com

“More than Writing: Narratives” Graduate Conference

Department of English Graduate Student Conference

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Centennial Student Union

"Circum-Caribbean Poetics": 9/1/15

full name / name of organization: 
Jana Braziel and Nicasio Urbina, University of Cincinnati
contact email: 
jana.braziel@uc.edu, nicasio.urbina@uc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Circum-Caribbean Poetics”

Forms, Logics, and Rhetorics of "Pastness" and the Politics of Identity in the Present - ASAP/7, September 24-27, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Torleif Persson / Rutgers University
contact email: 
torleif.p@gmail.com

This panel explores the relationship between forms, logics, and rhetorics of “pastness” and the politics of identity in the present.

Books That Cook: Teaching Food in Fiction and Memoir

full name / name of organization: 
Stacey Donohue/MLA 2016 in Austin, Texas
contact email: 
sdonohue@cocc.edu

Papers exploring literary, cultural, historical, or pedagogical approaches to food (or lack of food) in fiction and memoir. 300 word proposals by March 15 to sdonohue@cocc.edu

Local Labor: Work In and Out of Central Appalachia

full name / name of organization: 
West Virginia University English Grad Student Union
contact email: 
wvuegsucolloquium2015@gmail.com

Call For Papers: WVU English Graduate Student Union 2015 Colloquium
Theme: Local Labor: Work In and Out of Central Appalachia
Date: Saturday April 4th 2015

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session “Food and Feast in Outlaw Literature”

full name / name of organization: 
Alexander L. Kaufman
contact email: 
akaufman@aum.edu

Conference papers invited to explore the literary, cultural, and theoretical aspects of food and feasting in traditional outlaw narratives, or texts that have characters who are outsiders, tricksters,

UNT Critical Voices Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Texas; Graduate Students of English Association
contact email: 
untcriticalvoices2015@gmail.com

The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference, to be held March 27-28, 2015.

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Call for Papers - Subjectivity in an Object World - St. John's University Humanities Review

full name / name of organization: 
St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)
contact email: 
sjuhumanities@gmail.com

Deadline now February 10, 2015

“The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction.”

[UPDATE] Occupations - Excursions Journal (deadline: 1 March 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Excursions Journal
contact email: 
enquiries@excursions-journal.org.uk

We are still accepting submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Occupations' - the deadline for submissions is 1st March 2015.

Abstract/shuns

full name / name of organization: 
Joshua Adair and Paul Walker
contact email: 
jadair1@murraystate.edu pwalker1@murraystate.edu

What about those ideas you entertain but never fully develop? Those notions which are reviled and dismissed by peer gatekeepers? Follies so whimsical they unsettle even you?

[UPDATE] ASA: Miserable Violence, Violent Resistance

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association
contact email: 
lalivingston@byu.edu

I am looking for 1-2 more panelists to fill out a panel proposal for the 2015 American Studies Association conference (http://www.theasa.net/submit_a_proposal).

UPDATE: Ambivalent Ambiguities: Depictions of Race in Young Adult Dystopian and Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Meghan Gilbert-Hickety & Miranda Green-Barteet
contact email: 
RaceinYAlit@gmail.com

Ambivalent Ambiguities: Depictions of Race in Young Adult
Dystopian and Science Fiction
Proposed Anthology

Eudora Welty Review (annual). Deadline for Vol. 8 (2016): Sept. 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Eudora Welty Review (published by Dept. of English, Georgia State University)
contact email: 
pmchaney@gsu.edu

The Eudora Welty Review, formerly the Eudora Welty Newsletter, is an annual journal published each spring that encourages research and scholarship on Welty and wider reading and teaching of her work.

[UPDATE] SLI (Studies in the Literary Imagination): Call for Special Topics Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Literary Imagination, Dept. of English, Georgia State University
contact email: 
lnhoward@gsu.edu

SLI is now accepting topic proposals for future issues.

In the Regions of Utopia: Symposium 28-30 June 2015, Newcastle UK

full name / name of organization: 
'Imaginaries of the Future' Leverhulme International Research Network/Newcastle University
contact email: 
adam.stock@ncl.ac.uk

What place is there for the unique and multifaceted identities of regions in a globalised world? How might we theorise a sustainable concept of the local that could survive into the future?

REMINDER - Edited collection Resignfying the Third Space

full name / name of organization: 
University of Alicante (Spain) and University of Zadar (Croatia)
contact email: 
caporale@ua,es

We apologize for cross posting

CALL FOR PAPER

Edited essay collection: Resignifying the Third Space

Call For Papers and Creative Writing Deadline 02/25/15

full name / name of organization: 
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
contact email: 
jbutler@ucn.ca

The quint’s twenty sixth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and r

11 Literature in English Symposium: Poetry and Beyond

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
contact email: 
lies2015poetry@gmail.com, kbronk@wa.amu.edu.pl

LIES 2015 asks the fundamental questions of contemporary culture: What is the stance of poetry today? Can poets still be venerated as leaders of nations? Is poetry “relegated” to universities?

Call for Accessibly and Engagingly Written Papers in Literary Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Readings: the journal for scholars and readers
contact email: 
alexandra@readingsjournal.net

We welcome submissions on all aspects of world literature (be it canonical or contemporary, children’s, “genre” or “literary” fiction), including the interplay of literature and other media

SCMLA - Gothic Fiction, Nashville, TN 10/31-11/3 2015

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
joel.terranova@gmail.com

The Gothic panel of the SCMLA is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 conference. This panel is open to all approaches and topics that relate to the study of Gothic fiction.

Call for Editors: The Rising Dragon, a Journal of Pacific Rim Culture and Media Studies

full name / name of organization: 
The Rising Dragon
contact email: 
RisingDragonJrn@gmail.com

Call for editors: The Rising Dragon, a Pacific Rim #Journal of #culture and #mediastudies.

Identity, Intimacy

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Horizons
contact email: 
editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca

Intimacy, Identity (October 2015)

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