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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Racial Disposability and Cultures of Resistance

updated: 
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:20am
Department of African American Studies at The Pennsylvania State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 14, 2019

The African American Studies Department at The Pennsylvania State University is pleased to announce a conference titled, "Racial Disposability and Cultures of Resistance," to take place on October 10-12, 2019 at the Penn Stater in State College, PA.  

Queer SF: Beyond the Heteronormative Paradigm [EXTENDED DEADLINE - 4/15/19]

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:51am
Museum of Science Fiction/Escape Velocity Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

The Museum of Science Fiction is accepting 250-word proposals for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in National Harbor Maryland, May 24th – 26th, 2019.

Special Session: Tradition and the Individual Man

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:40am
MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

In Gender Trouble, Judith Butler famously asserts that “gender is a “stylized repetition of acts” that are not only contingent on the public reception of that style, but also on the way in which the repetition “conceals its genesis,” where the “it” is the presumed “being” of (a) gender. T.S.

James Baldwin: A Century Later

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:41am
Kimberly Fain Texas Southern University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

 

James Baldwin: A Century Later

deadline for abstract submissions: May 1, 2019

 

full name / name of organization: 

Kimberly Fain / Texas Southern University

 

contact email: 

Kimberly.fain@tsu.edu

James Baldwin: A Century Later

World Literary Review: Call for Papers

Deadline for abstracts: May 1, 2019 

Deadline for mss submissions: September 30, 2019

CFP: Special Issue of Louisiana Folklore Miscellany: Folklore of the Gulf South

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:39am
Jessica Doble/Louisiana Folklore Society, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Call for Papers: Deadline for abstracts April 30th 2019

The Louisisna Folklore Society is an association of scholars focusing on the folklore of Louisiana. The Society supports the peer-reviewed journal Louisiana Folklore Miscellany. Our organization is looking for individuals who actively partiicipate in scholarship focusing on folklore and the south as we expand the topic of our special issue to include the Gulf South.

Not One Word From the Sold: Critical Approaches to Zora Neale Hurston's Barracoon

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:36am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019

SAMLA's 91st Annual Convention will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-10. The conference theme is "Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships." I am soliciting papers for a panel on Zora Neale Hurston's most recent publication, Barracoon.

Originally named Kossola, Cudjo Lewis was illegally brought to America on the last slave ship, the Clotilda. Hurston completed the manuscript about his life story in 1931, but it was not published until 2018 as Barracoon, The Story of the Last Black Cargo. Critics praised this text as evidence of Hurston’s anthropological skills, yet it also serves as a rejoinder to the skewed white-washed history of slavery in the popular imagination.

BridgesAcrossCultures

updated: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 9:51am
BridgesAcrossCultures
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Bridges Across Cultures is an International Conference on the Arts and Humanities. Our 4th, biennial conference, is to be held in Maiori, Italy June 24th-28th, 2019. The “Bridges” conference provides an international venue and opportunity for academicians and professionals from various arts and humanities-related fields from all over the world to come together and learn from each other. This conference serves as a place for scholars and experts with cross-disciplinary interests related to arts and humanities to meet and interact with members within and outside of their own particular disciplines.

Kara Walker at ASAP11

updated: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 9:19am
Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

This proposed panel seeks abstracts on any aspect of Kara Walker's artistry. Proposals from multiple disciplines, including creative perspectives, are welcome.

Abstracts ~300 words and a short bio (300 words max) to John Brooks at johnbroo@indiana.edu by March 27.

The annual meeting for the Association for the Study of the Arts in the Present will meet October 10-12 at the University of Maryland, College Park. More information available at: http://asap11.umd.edu/ 

11th Charles Town International Maroon Conference

updated: 
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 10:41pm
Charles Town Maroon Conference and Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

The 11th Annual International Charles Town Maroon Conference & Festival: EXTENDED DEADLINE

June 20-23, 2019, Asafu Yard, Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

The Charles Town International Maroon Conference welcomes papers and performances from scholars, artists, and activists interested in exploring topics that include Maroon treaties and their legacies; indigenous approaches to negotiating and sustaining peace; the role of rights (human, nature, etc.) in adjudicating peace; wellness as a means of sustaining peace; practices of security and insecurity; violence against indigenous people and its restitution; the uses of restorative justice; strategies for effective conflict resolution; and related topics.

Interrogating Intersectionality in a Global Perspective

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Friday, March 22, 2019 - 4:02pm
AHRC International Networking Project: Articulating Women: Interrogating Intersectionality and Empowering Women Through Critical Engagements
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Interrogating Intersectionality in a Global Perspective, An International Symposium

Proposals are invited for a Symposium, "Interrogating Intersectionality in a Global Perspective" to be held at Liverpool Hope University (UK) on 21 June 2019.  The symposium seeks to interrogate the potential and limitations of Intersectional approaches within a global context.  It is part of an AHRC funded International Networking Project that seeks to scope the potential and limitations of intersectionality in relation to both theory and praxis. In keeping with this broad-based agenda, the organisers seek contributions from any discipline and welcome interdisciplinary approaches.

Institutional contexts and the shaping and re-shaping of power

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Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 9:08pm
MLA 2020 (Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

In light of renewed attention to hierarchies in the profession, the MLA Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession invites your consideration of whether and how institutions -- one’s university, scholarly field, or organizations like MLA  -- can be mobilized toward meaningful structural change and more equitable futures.

CFP:The Language of Black Women Writers: Power, Identity, and Relationships

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:28am
South Atlantic Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

In her 1977 essay “Toward a Black Feminist Criticism,” Barbara Smith says, “The use of Black women’s language and cultural experience in books by Black women about Black women results in a miraculously rich coalescing of form and content and also takes their writing far beyond the confines of white/male literary structures.” Smith uses “black women’s language” to make the case that a black feminist framework would have much in common with a rapidly expanding black women’s literary tradition. An unending source for “cultural manifestations” of black womanhood, literature from black women has a critical value outside of white/male literary structures.

Feature Articles for the Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:12am
The Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club is an open access project committed to providing information to the general public on blues, jazz, and African American dances. Our organization is looking for individuals who are actively engaged in blues and jazz culture and/or scholarship who are interested in writing conversational, informative articles for our website. These articles should be geared toward a general readership rather than a wholly scholarly audience. For 2019, the Book Club seeks 1000-3000 word feature articles on the following blues and jazz topics:

Power, Identity, and Relationships in August Wilson’s Work SAMLA 91

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:16am
The August Wilson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019

August Wilson’s plays are powerful in their ability to center marginalized histories through performance and language. With the recent release of Denzel Washington’s award-winning film production of Fences (2016), and the award-winning Broadway production of Jitney (2016-2017), there has been renewed focus and interest in not only Wilson’s work, but also the Hill District, where Wilson lived and where all but one of his plays are set.

Vanguard U: Universities as Infrastructures of the Avant-garde

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:15am
Modernism/Modernity Print+
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Modernism/modernity Print+ CFP – proposed Forum

 

Title: Vanguard U: Universities as Infrastructures of the Avant-Garde

 

Editors: Joyce Tsai (University of Iowa) and Jennifer Buckley (University of Iowa)

 

250-word abstracts due April 20

3000-word position papers due June 15

        

Planetary Utopias, Capitalist Dystopias: Justice, Nature & the Liberation of Life

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:13am
World-Ecology Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

San Francisco, May 30-31, June 1, 2019, California Institute of Integral Studies

EXTENDED DEADLINE, ABSTRACT SUMBISSIONS: MARCH 15

Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and Social Change, CIIS

Fifth Annual Conference of the World-Ecology Research Network

Submission form: https://goo.gl/forms/F8PplUr9KurGVcLD3

Race, Age, & Futurities

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:09am
MLA Convention 2020 (guaranteed session)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

Proposals invited for a guaranteed interdisciplinary panel that examines the intersections of race, age, and imagined futures--including those that are hopeful, destructive, or endangered. Please send 250-word proposal and 2-page c.v.

Panel sponsored by TC Age Studies.

Proposal deadline extended to March 18, 2019.

https://mla.confex.com/mla/2020/webprogrampreliminary/Paper9264.html 

MLA 2020 - Persons in Poetry and Law

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:05am
Talia Shalev, CUNY Graduate Center
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Persons in Poetry and Law

Panel Proposal for MLA 2020

January 9-12, Seattle, WA

What relationships exist between poetic and legal invocations of personhood? What emerges in examining the formal strategies involved in processes of invocation? Seeking papers that put poems and legal texts in conversation. Please send a 300-word proposal by March 13th to tshalev@gradcenter.cuny.edu.

Essays on Mildred Taylor

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:00am
Tammy L. Mielke, Sarah Hardstaff & Michelle H. Martin / University Press of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

CfP: Essays on Mildred Taylor (Edited Collection)

Editors: Tammy L. Mielke, Sarah Hardstaff and Michelle H. Martin

Since the publication of Song of the Trees in 1975, Mildred D. Taylor’s award-winning Logan family novels have presented complex representations of black characters, family, community, cultural and political life that defy the often stereotypical representations found in children’s literature at large. Yet there has been considerably less critical engagement with Taylor’s work than might be expected. For this anthology we are seeking contributions that examine numerous aspects of Taylor’s work and its wider impact.

This anthology is under advanced contract with University Press of Mississippi.

The Visual Logic/s of Feminism/s

updated: 
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 3:29pm
Wayne State University Visual Culture Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The Eighth Annual WSU Visual Culture Symposium seeks to explore the visual logics of feminist art, theory, and practice, in all their complexity and multiplicity, and to place such logics in the current political moment. From the #MeToo-movement to the Women’s March, feminist activism has drawn national attention in recent years. In some respects, such activism has produced tangible gains: the 116th House of Representatives is the most racially diverse and counts the largest number of women in US history.

Anthology of Hip Hop Poetics

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 4:15pm
Breaking Down Bars: Perspectives on Hip Hop Poetics Anthology
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Breaking Down Bars: Perspectives on Hip Hop Poetics

Black Geographies and African American Literature Since 1945

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 2:42pm
Dorothy Stringer, Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 23, 2019

 2020 MLA Convention, 9-12 January in Seattle; https://www.mla.org/Convention Soliciting papers that draw on recent work in Black Geographies to discuss African American literature from the mid-20th century to the present. Work addressing urban space particularly desired. 500-word abstracts to Dorothy Stringer (dorothy@temple.edu) by March 23. Queries also welcome. Thanks a lot, and I'll talk to you tomorrow!

Black Modernity

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 1:33pm
MLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

How do we understand black modernisms and modernity? How is a modern black subject constituted? This session invites papers that approach these questions through periodization, intellectual history, aesthetics, or political formations. 250 word abstracts.

To submit an abstract, please e-mail ariel.martino@rutgers.edu

“The Job of the Writer is to Make Revolution Irresistible:” Critical Perspectives on Toni Cade Bambara

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 5:35am
Khalilah Ali Clayton State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Call For Papers: “The Job of the Writer is to Make Revolution Irresistible:” Critical Perspectives on Toni Cade Bambara
Khalilah Ali, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor English

Clayton State University

Dr. Khalilah Ali

Assistant Professor and Director of First-Year Writing

Department of English

Mailing Address:

2000 Clayton State Blvd., G110-E

Morrow, GA 30260

Office Address:

Arts and Sciences Bldg. 110-E

678.466.4896

khalilahali@clayton.edu

www.clayton.edu/firstyearwriting

 

African American Literature Section, MMLA 2019, 11/14-11/17 in Chicago

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:30am
Dr. Almas Khan / Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

In The Souls of Black Folk (1903), W. E. B. Du Bois famously conceptualized doubleness as the condition of black life in America, asserting: “It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. One ever feels his two-ness,—an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.” African American literature has often thematically foregrounded double-consciousness, in addition to representing doubles, doppelgängers, and other forms of duality.

MLA 2020: “The Unbearable Wrongness of Being”: Abjection, Power, and the Possibilities of the Human in Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:26am
Debarati Biswas/ Hunter College, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019

In her conversation with Katherine Mckittrick, Sylvia Wynter reminds us that black/lesbian/feminists in the sixties such as June Jordan took up and further elaborated “the color line’s range of subjectively experienced nonnormalcy of being.” They voiced their outcry against what Jordan defines as our “unbearable wrongness of being.” This panel examines the presidential theme of being human by shifting our gaze to the abject spaces and formulations that function to deny humanity to certain subjects. To create the “human” normative literary and cultural production interprets racialized and queer subjects through the lens of social death.

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