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A Connecticut Abolitionist in King Arthur’s Court: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s British Reception

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:00am
Jude V. Nixon
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

For the Northeast Modern Language Association’s (NeMLA’s) 51th Annual Conference, 5-4 March 2020, in Boston, MA, Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages, and Cultures, this session is seeking proposals addressing the topic, A Connecticut Abolitionist in King Arthur’s Court: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s British Reception. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s radical views on slavery in Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) took the western world by storm. Nowhere was the response more impassioned than in Great Britain.

Writing in the Breaks: Black Rhetorics and Rupture

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 3:56pm
SAMLA--November 15-17 Atlanta, GA--DEADLINE EXTENDED
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

In theorizing the break in black radical aesthetics, Fred Moten suggests, "Words don't go there [in Cecil Taylor's Chinampas]. Is it only music, only sound that goes there? Perhaps these notes and phrases will have mapped the terrain and traversed (at least some of) the space between here and there" (In the Break, 42). Moten claims that black radical aesthetics enact a generative rupture, break, or cut that create space for black aesthetic practices. This panel will consider any theorization of rupture or the break in black expressive practices with a special consideration of papers that address the break between black musical and literary practices.

SAMLA 91 (Nov. 15-17, 2019, in Atlanta, GA): Silenced Masculinities

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 2:37am
Gene Melton and Catherine Mainland / NC State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 9, 2019

This panel welcomes submissions on any aspect of masculinities that have been left on the margins of mainstream literary narratives, pop culture, and scholarship, including but not limited to: race, class, and/or privilege; body integrity, aesthetics, age, and/or health; masculine relationships and roles; and sexuality. Proposals addressing the conference theme of “Languages: Power, Identity, and Relationships” are especially welcome. By Thursday 9th May 2019, please submit an abstract of up to 250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Dr. Catherine Mainland, NC State University, at cmmainla@ncsu.edu, and Dr.

2019 SCMLA African American Literature Regular Session

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Monday, April 22, 2019 - 2:36pm
Stewart Habig / The University of Tulsa
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

EXTENDED DEADLINE - MAY 5, 2019

Call for Papers

African American Literature, Regular Session,

South Central Modern Language Association Conference, Oct 24-26, 2019

Gate(d)Ways. Enclosures, Breaches and Mobilities Across U.S. Boundaries and Beyond

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Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 9:45am
AISNA - Italian Association for North American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2019

25th AISNA Biennial Conference

University of Catania, Ragusa, September 26-28, 2019

 

Keynote speakers: prof. José David Saldívar (Stanford University)
prof. Ira Dworkin (Texas A&M University)
prof. Erika Lee (University of Minnesota)
prof. Paola Boi (University of Cagliari)

Call for Panels

Digital Humanities Forum 2019: Bodies, Justice, Futures

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 4:27pm
Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Kansas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

Now in its ninth year, the Digital Humanities Forum brings together faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students to celebrate and explore digital scholarship as a diverse and growing field of humanist inquiry. The Digital Humanities Forum 2019, presented by the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities (IDRH), will take place in Lawrence, KS, October 3-4, 2019 at the Burge Union at the University of Kansas. Visit our website for more details: http://idrh.ku.edu/dhforum2019

Not Just Clowning Around: Blackface Yesterday and Today

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Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 11:48pm
PAMLA November 14-17, 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

As recent events in Virginia demonstrated, blackface minstrelsy is far from being a thing of the past. Despite its taboo status and overtly racist underpinnings, blackface continues to happen. In his seminal work on the phenomenon, Eric Lott argued that early blackface minstrelsy emerged out of the “intersection of slave culture and earlier blackface stage characters such as the…clown of English pantomime and the clown of the American circus.” What might this lineage tell us about the ongoing prevalence and relevance of blackface? This session invites proposals that consider and examine modern and past manifestations of blackface minstrelsy, its legacies, and its influence.

Panel on Contemporary American Motherhood - PAMLA 2019, San Diego

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:43pm
Megan Cannella/Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

PAMLA 2019

San Diego, CA

November 14-17

This panel seeks to explore the ways in which motherhood, in all its stages, across all demographics, is represented in contemporary American literature.

Call for Chapter Proposals - Anti-heroines of Contemporary Literary Media, Television, and Cinema

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:32am
Melanie Haas/Texas Woman's University, N.A. Pierce/Old Dominion University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 21, 2019

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

A volume of scholarly essays to be collected under the title:

Bitch or Badass: Anti-heroines of Contemporary Literary Media, Television, and Cinema (working title)

Edited by Melanie A. Haas (Texas Woman's University ) and N. A. Pierce (Old Dominion University)

Intellectuals Across Borders: Writers, Artists, Activists

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:55am
University of Münster, Germany and University of Lisbon, Portugal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Across Europe, the critical engagement with the history of colonialism and its significant ongoing legacies has gained purchase – not least because of the critique, pressure, and demands of postcolonial intellectuals from, or with ties to, Africa, the Caribbean, and Asia. Matters of postcolonial justice, such as reparations to former European colonies, the restitution of human remains and cultural artefacts, and calls for the removal of national symbols and monuments that reproduce racist ideology have gained increased public attention in recent years.

DEADLINE EXTENDED--Multicultural Literature in the Windy City, Midwest MLA, November 14-17, 2019, Chicago, IL

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Monday, April 8, 2019 - 9:56pm
Christina Triezenberg/Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 19, 2019

This year's MMLA conference theme of "Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgangers" offers a wealth of possibilities to explore the complex relationships that minority and immigrant communities have within the larger culture of the United States, as well as the ways in which literary texts communicate the realities of their experiences to a wider audience, particularly when they are introduced in the classroom.  With this in mind, the Multicultural Literature in the Classroom section seeks papers that explore the often conflicted relationships that minorities and immigrants have with the communities around them, as well as the ways in which minority and immigrant populations enrich and strengthen the communities of which they are apart, even as they strive to main

Consent: Histories, Representations, and Frameworks for the Future

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Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 4:43pm
Sophie Franklin, Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 17, 2019

CONSENT:

Histories, Representations, and Frameworks for the Future

5 and 6 August 2019, Josephine Butler College, Durham University

 

‘[S]aying no when no feels right is something to be proud of.’

– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 

‘Our claim […] is a claim for the rights of all.’

– Josephine Butler

 

MMLA Permanent Sessions on Global Film

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Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:33pm
Bowling Green State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Film III: Global Film for the Midwest Modern Language Association Meeting in November 14-17 in Chicago

The permanent session on Global Cinema seeks papers that address any aspect of the conference theme of "Duality, Doubles, and Dopplegangers."  We have two wider topic areas around this broader theme.  Please feel free to send abstracts for one or both topics:

Double Talk: Dialect, Multilingualism, and Coded Language in American Literature

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:27pm
Andy Harper / Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 29, 2019

In Strange Talk (1999), Gavin Jones argues the ambivalence of late-nineteenth-century American texts’ incorporation of accents, dialects, and foreign tongues, suggesting its tendency both to reinforce and to resist white hegemonic control of the English language. Writing around a decade earlier, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (1988), Houston A. Baker (1987), Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari (1986) theorize the radically subversive and “deterritorializing” politics of African American English. Today, American writers Junot Díaz and Esmé Waijun Wang incorporate untranslated Spanish and Chinese, respectively, into their work. This session invites papers exploring the politics of dialect, multilingualism, and coded language in American literature.

Heroes, Villains, and Victims: Hagiography, Demonization, and Narrative's Role in Assessing Who Matters

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Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:24pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Literature and history are rife with figures who are difficult to assess. For example, the television show Dexter was premised on the question of whether or not a murderer who only kills other murderers is a villain or a dark hero. Likewise, both historians and authors have attempted to determine whether John Brown was a hero, a terrorist, a victim, or a madman? Similarly, depending on the perspective from which he is analyzed, Che Guevara was a heroic revolutionary, a violent executioner, or, perhaps, a bit of both? Was Bertha Mason the madwoman in the attic as Charlotte Bronte would have us believe or a victim of the forces of both colonialization and patriarchy as Jean Rhys describes?

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Racial Disposability and Cultures of Resistance

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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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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.

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