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William Faulkner Society - MLA 2020 - Open Call

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:25am
William Faulkner Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

William Faulkner Society Open Call for Papers The William Faulkner Society is issuing an open call for papers. Submit 250-word individual abstracts or panel proposals with panel description, 250-word abstracts, and panelists' email addresses in Word attachments to Taylor Hagood at thagood@fau.edu.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, 15 March 2019

Taylor Hagood, Florida Atlantic U (thagood@fau.edu )

Du Bois, Darkwater, and the Modernisms of 1919

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:25am
Modernist Studies Association roundtable
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 4, 2019

Roundtable on the global modernisms of 1919. Submissions particularly invited for contributors on W. E. B. Du Bois's Darkwater at the centenary of its composition.

MSA 2019: Toronto 

Unearthing Indigeneity and Color Lines from 1865 to 1965

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:22am
DeLisa Hawkes & Tim Bruno/ U of Maryland - College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The annual conference of the Modern Language Association will meet on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, WA.

This special session seeks to recover forgotten authors’ lived responses to white supremacy beyond the black-white dichotomy. Focus will be on North American authors and justice movements from 1865-1965.

Please submit your 250-word proposal and brief C.V. to DeLisa Hawkes (dhawkes@umd.edu) and Tim Bruno (tbruno@umd.edu) by Friday, March 15, 2019. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions.

Life Writing and the Life of Faith

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:00am
Conference on Christianity and Literature / MLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

Session Hosted by the Conference on Christianity and Literature at the 2020 MLA Convention,

Seattle, WA, 9-12 January 2020

 

Pre-1900 American Literature

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:59am
SAMLA 91: Languages--Power, Identity, and Relationships
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

This panel welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of Pre-1900 American Literature, although proposals addressing the SAMLA 91 conference theme of Languages: Power, Identity, and Relationships are especially welcome. The SAMLA 91 conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, November 8–10, 2019. By June 1, 2019, please submit an abstract of 250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Caitlan Sumner, University of Alabama, at casumner@crimson.ua.edu.

CEA at SAMLA 91: Academic Panel Presentations Wanted

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:56am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 17, 2019

The College English Association solicits abstracts from its members on the special focus of the 91st SAMLA conference from November 8-10 in Atlanta: “Languages: Power, Identity and Relationships.” Presentations that celebrate “the power of language to change lives and make our world a better place for all” are particularly welcome.

Proposals can be pedagogical in nature or relate to any aspect of English studies. Scholars may also submit papers that are beyond this scope and/or unrelated to the SAMLA theme.

Are We in a New Southern Literary Renaissance?

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:52am
MLA Forum: LLC Southern United States
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The 2020 meeting of the Modern Language Association will mark the one hundred year anniversary of the reprint of H.L.

Archival Discoveries and Scholarly Bibliographies

updated: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 9:37am
*Resources for American Literary Study* (Penn State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

Resources for American Literary Study, a peer-reviewed journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship published by Penn State UP, invites submissions for upcoming volumes. Covering all periods of American literature, Resources for American Literary Study welcomes both traditional and digital humanities approaches to archival discovery. The journal also publishes scholarly bibliographies and other bibliographical overviews. Typical contributions include newly discovered letters and documents, checklists of primary and/or secondary writings about American authors, and biographical and compositional studies drawn from archival materials.

Gender, Race, and Apocalypse: Essays on Bird Box

updated: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 8:17am
Brandon Grafius and Gregory Stevenson
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

The Netflix original film Bird Boxshattered records when it was released last December; according to industry reports, the film was streamed by over 45 million viewers in its first week. The film has become a cultural meme, with “Bird Box” challenges involving blindfolded participants trending on YouTube, and receiving a reference in a recent Saturday Night Live “Cold Open.”

 

This collection of essays will explore the cultural discussions which Bird Boxparticipates in through analyses of its treatment of race, gender, mental illness, spirituality, motherhood, and other issues. Suggested topics may include, but are not limited to:

 

Bodies, Borders, and Boundaries: Embodiments of Multicultural and Transnational Children

updated: 
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 5:20pm
Tharini Viswanath and Nithya Sivashankar/ MLA 2020 (Guaranteed session)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE ASSOCIATION SPONSORED SESSION, MLA 2020  

 

“Bodies, Borders, and Boundaries: Embodiments of Multicultural and Transnational Children”

           

 January 9-12 at Seattle, Washington

 

Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Conference 2019

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:40am
University Of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 14, 2019

The Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SW/SW) is a graduate student event hosted by the University of Mississippi from 18-20 July 2019.

 

Celebrating its 25th year this summer, the conference invites participants to look back, look forward, and look further. We welcome abstracts for paper and panel proposals that explore southern literature, writers, culture, and key figures. The conference seeks to foster a multi-disciplinary environment, featuring graduate students with an interest in the US South from departments across the humanities and social sciences. Potential topics for discussion include:

 

"Race: Embodying Academia"

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:32am
University at Albany’s 17th annual English Graduate Student Organization Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

"Race: Embodying Academia"

University at Albany’s 17th annual English Graduate Student Organization Conference

Date: April 5-6, 2019

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019

 

Racialization is not a "biological or cultural descriptor but a conglomerate of sociopolitical relations that discipline humanity into full humans, not-quite-humans, and nonhumans . . ."

—Alexander Weheliye, Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human

 

BLACK LIVES

updated: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 4:15pm
Daniel Hengel / The CUNY Graduate Center
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

CUNY Graduate Center English Student Association Conference

BLACK LIVES

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 28, 2019

Conference date: Friday, April 12, 2019

CUNY Graduate Center

New York, NY 

KEYNOTES BY:

Michelle Wright, Emory University

Rafael Walker, Baruch College

Call For Panels: 29th International Sculpture Conference Portland

updated: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:47pm
International Sculpture Center
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019

29th International Sculpture Conference:  Portland

The International Sculpture Center (ISC), is seeking panel proposals for the 29th International Sculpture Conference in Portland, OR this October 12-15, 2019. This conference will feature the annual ISC littleSCULPTURE show, ARTSlams and breakout sessions, engaging panel discussions, evening parties, hands-on workshops, a keynote address, open studios and gallery hops, optional art and culture trips, public art tours and visits to nearby sculpture sites, and more.

Panel topics include:

Special Issue, American Studies, Arts in the Black Press During the Age of Jim Crow

updated: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:36pm
Lucy Caplan and Kristen Turner
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

American Studies invites submissions for a special issue, to be published in Fall 2020, focused upon coverage of the arts in the black press between Reconstruction and the end of legalized Jim Crow segregation in the 1960s. African American magazines and newspapers flourished during this era, providing rich, varied reporting on the cultural events that mainstream press outlets distorted or ignored.

Call for Chapters: Representations of African American Professionals on TV Series Since the 1990

updated: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 9:01am
LaToya Brackett, University of Puget Sound
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 8, 2019

Please send an email with interest to latoyatbrackett@gmail.com. The volume is almost complete but I am looking for several chapters as shared at the end of this call. Please see if there are any you may be interested in and we can discuss more about the requirements. I am looking for a quicker turnaround, but I am flexible. I can send a full CFP when you inquire.

Thank you.

Call for Papers:

Working Title: Representations of African American Professionals on TV Series Since the 1990s

Publication by McFarland Press

Edited by LaToya T. Brackett

 

Are You Experienced?: Jimi Hendrix 50 Years Later

updated: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 8:58am
MLA 2020 in Seattle
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Proposed Special Session for MLA 2020 in Seattle (Jan. 9-12)

The upcoming 2020 MLA Conference is being held in Seattle, Jimi Hendrix's hometown, 50 years after his death in 1970.

To mark this meeting, we welcomes proposals about the significance of Hendrix and his music to cultural and literary studies, including how his legacy continues to infuse and inspire artists, writers, and scholars. We are especially interested in papers that tie his music to larger movements of black expression, such as blues traditions, black radical aesthetics, or the Black Arts Movement, as well as other innovative analyses inspired by affect theory and performance studies. 

Mapping Dissent: Frontiers in the Spatial Imaginary

updated: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 8:57am
Charles Brockden Brown Society Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 10, 2019

Since the arrival of the first European colonists on the North American continent, frontiers have served as powerful forces within the public imagination. Often characterized as lawless hinterlands, frontiers call boundaries into question and operate largely independently of,  yet in juxtaposition with, larger units--imperial, national, cultural, racial--in which they are classified. For this proposed panel to the Charles Brockden Brown Society Annual Conference in Lexington, Kentucky from October 3-5, 2019, we invite proposals exploring any facet of the utility of frontiers, or borderlands, to protest or revise social or cultural ideas from the colonial period to the present.

Summit:“So Much Things to Say: A 20 Year Reflection on the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”

updated: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 8:53am
2019 Circling the Elements Hip Hop Conference & Albany State University Dance Program
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

 

2019 Circling the Elements Hip Hop Conference & Albany State University Dance Program Present a Summit:

 

“So Much Things to Say: A 20 Year Reflection on the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

 

 

 Call for Proposals

 

April 15 – 21, 2019

 

Albany State University West Campus

Diverse Destinies/Dystopias

updated: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 8:51am
Kaylee Jangula Mootz/ Co-Sponsored by Children's Literature Association and the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

MLA 2020 Panel CFP  

Co-Sponsored by Children’s Literature Association and Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States

Non-Guaranteed

 

 

Panel Title:

Diverse Destinies/Dystopias

 

Research & Creative Activity Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 8:51am
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences/Alabama State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS
___________________

 

RESEARCH &

CREATIVE

ACTIVITY

SYMPOSIUM

 

 

The 6th Annual Research and Creative Activity Symposium will be held April 16-17, 2019 on the campus of Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama.

 

The RCAS encourages papers, posters, and panel proposals from students, faculty, and independent scholars centered around the symposium’s theme: The Importance of Liberal Arts at HBCUs.

Call for Papers [Volume: 07, Issue: 01]

updated: 
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 2:10pm
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies is an indexed, peer-reviewed, open-access, research quarterly which aims to generate and disseminate new, high quality knowledge about English language teaching, literature, linguistics and translation studies as well as to promote advanced researches and best practices in these fields. We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for Volume: 07, Issue: 01 [January-March, 2019 Issue] of IJ-ELTS.  

"Race: Embodying Academia"

updated: 
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 1:38pm
University at Albany’s 17th annual English Graduate Student Organization Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

"Race: Embodying Academia"

University at Albany’s 17th annual English Graduate Student Organization Conference

Date: April 5-6, 2019

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019

 

Racialization is not a "biological or cultural descriptor but a conglomerate of sociopolitical relations that discipline humanity into full humans, not-quite-humans, and nonhumans . . ."

—Alexander Weheliye, Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human

 

Literature of the American South

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:48pm
albeit
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring Southern Literature.

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

  • The American South in a global context

  • post-Katrina literature

  • New Southern Gothic

  • The South on Film

  • LGBTQ Southern identities

  • Appalachia and the opioid epidemic

  • Southern memoir

Omni Gothic Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:43pm
South Central MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Call for papers, poems, prose on all aspects of The Gothic, whether African, Asian, Audio, Australian, Black, British, Caribbean, Comic Book, Early Modern, European, Filmic, Indigenous, Indian, LGBT, Medieval, Modernist, North/South American, Pop Culture, PostColonial, Romanticist, Southern, Victorian, Video Game, Web, Women’s, or any other unlisted. This panel is broadly defined in order to bring together the best of Gothic scholars, with the understanding that the Gothic is a multi-definitional genre and part and parcel of many genres, tones, constructions, ideologies, and concerns.

Academic Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:43pm
albeit
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring campus literature.

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic satire

  • Campus murder mysteries

  • Academia and the bildungsroman

  • Campus culture and privilege

  • Gender and academia

  • Campuses on film

  • Literary representations of HBCUs

Empathy as Being Human in American Drama

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:38pm
Modern Language Association and American Theatre and Drama Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Papers will consider how American theatre and drama of any period addresses empathy as part of the human experience. What notions of empathy are sedimented into traditional form(s) and/or by what practices do American plays re-humanize compassion for “the other?” Do American plays invite us to recognize “the other” in ourselves? How might empathy, compassion, and humanism help us to ask new questions regarding American theatre’s past, present, and future - such as how American plays refashion Classical ideas about dramatic catharsis? Conversely, panelists might pursue lines of inquiry, Brechtian or otherwise, which ask readers and audiences to consider a politicized theatrical “awakening” as an empathetic act.

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