***This is for the American Studies Association Annual Meeting 2019, November 7-10, 2019 in Honolulu***
Kinship, Community, and Activism in the Cultural Production of the Black Diaspora
“To build community requires vigilant awareness of the work we must continually do to undermine all the socialization that leads us to behave in ways that perpetuate domination.” ― bell hooks, Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope
The Langston Hughes Society is pleased to invite proposals for the following two panels to be
held at the 2019 American Literature Association (ALA) Conference in Boston, MA, May 23-26, 2019
Though we welcome papers on the themes below, we also strongly encourage submissions on
any topic related to Langston Hughes and his contemporaries.
I. The Panther and the Lash: Langston Hughes and the Black Arts Movement
CALL FOR PAPERS/ABSTRACTS
MLA Special Session: AUTOTHEORY
Organizer: Robyn Wiegman, Literature, Duke University
"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
Have you taught a place-based course in literature, history, American studies, or the humanities more generally? Have you focused on place in courses on Latinx, African American, Native American, or queer studies? What design choices did you make when creating your syllabus? If you were to redesign the documents for this course, what would you change?
I invite participants for a poster session in document design for place-based studies to take place at the 49th annual symposium of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML) in East Lansing, Michigan, on May 16-18, 2019.
The 2019 First Book Institute
June 2-8, 2019
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
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
Call for Submissions
Studies in American Culture welcomes the submission of essays on all aspects of American culture, including studies of literature, film, language, visual and performing arts, and history from all scholarly and critical approaches.
Queries are encouraged.
The Editorial Board welcomes studies of the arts, music, theatre, digital humanities, political science, sociology, literature, history, or any other area related to American Studies. We will consider any essay that explores an interesting dimension of American culture but are particularly eager to see submissions that approach their subjects from an interdisciplinary perspective.
RUPTURE AND RELATION: A WORKSHOP ON BLACK CRITICAL THOUGHTsponsored by the Buffett Institute for Global StudiesMay 23-25, 2019Northwestern University
Dr. Matthieu Chapman (University of Houston)
Dr. Zine Magubane (Boston College)
Dr. John Murillo III (University of California, Irvine)
Dr. Denise Ferreira da Silva (University of British Columbia)
Dr. Selamawit Terrefe (Tulane University)
Dr. Frank B. Wilderson III (University of California, Irvine)
Call for Papers
The Blacker the Ink Constructions of Blackness in Comics and Sequential Arts
edited by Frances Gateward and John Jennings
Written essays of 6,000 words sought for the revised edition of this anthology, winner of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award, the Ray and Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection, and the Eisner Award. We welcome proposals that address the following issues theoretically or through comparative studies, through the work of individual artists/writers, or through explorations of individual titles or themes.
The question of the origin of the Yoruba race still remains contentious. While diverse accounts of its origin have been appropriated by historians and scholars in cultural studies such as Revd Samuel Johnson in The History of the Yorubas (1921), Saburi Biobaku in The Pattern of Yoruba History (1958), Ade Ajayi in Yoruba Warfare in the Nineteenth Century (1964), among others, numerous discourses and counter discourses continue to unfold.
Lehigh University is hosting its second annual one-day symposium in advance of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). This year’s priority theme is “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”. Expanding on this theme, we seek to explore how the work of regional community organizations, educational institutions, and individual faculty, staff, and students (undergraduate and graduate) engage with the theme of “Gender and Empowerment, Access, and Infrastructure” in their work, research, advocacy, and lives.
We seek interdisciplinary papers for a proposed panel at the 2019 American Studies Association conference (Honolulu, Hawai'i, November 7-10 2019) investigating the overlapping geographies of race and risk. While scholars have primarily emphasized risk as a modality of liberal governance and a technology of rule, our approach considers the Janus-faced character of risk as possible emancipatory performance—a rejection of propriety—and risk as a key technique through which regimes of surveillance (Browne 2015), calculation (McKittrick 2014; Snorton 2017), and security (Masco 2014) operate.
WATERMARK 13 California State University, Long Beach | English Department CALL FOR PAPERS
Watermark, the annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by graduate students in the
English Department at California State University, Long Beach is now seeking submissions for
our twelfth volume. The journal is dedicated to publishing original, critical, and theoretical papers
concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as representing current issues in the
field of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for enlarging
Calls for Papers: Postwar Area Studies Group 2019 ALA
The Annual Conference of the American Literature Association will meet at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 23-26, 2019. The Postwar Area Studies Group is issuing three Calls for Papers for this year's meeting:
1. Memoir and Recovery Narratives, 1945-1980
American Literature Association 2019 – Boston, May 23-26 / Postwar Area Literature Group
Memoirs and autobiographies; lost and found objects, persons, and selfhoods in literatures of the postwar period. Abstracts by January 15 to email@example.com
2. Samples and Fragments, 1945-1980
Seeking presenters for a panel proposal for the 2019 American Studies Association (ASA) conference in Honolulu, Hawai'i, November 7-10 2019
“Race and Crowds from the Nineteenth Century to Now”
Deadline for Proposals Extended to January 25, 2019
This conference seeks to promote mechanisms by which academics, activists, policymakers, and other stakeholders enter into greater dialogue and collaboration in areas of conjoined interest. In partnership with the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) – for which NYU serves as the institutional home – NYU’s Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora (CSAAD) will convene every two years, alternating with ASWAD’s biennial conference.
(ASWAD’s 10thBiennial Conference will be held from 5-10 November, 2019 at the College of William & Mary. For more information, please consult the website: HTTP://ASWADIASPORA.ORG)
deadline for submissions: January 28th
panel title: "Write Home: Writing, Representation, and Family in Faulkner" for Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, University of Mississippi, July 21-25, 2019.
We seek submissions for a panel highlighting new scholarly approaches to the study of New England, broadly construed, sponsored by The New England Quarterly, the foremost scholarly journal devoted to the study of the region’s cultural, literary, political, and social history.
Call for Presenters
African & African American Studies’ Inaugural Emerging Scholars Conference
April 11-12, 2019
4thBiennial U.S. Latinx Literary Theory and Criticism Conference
“Transamerican Reticulations: Towards a Latinx Theory of Hemispheric Literatures”
April 25-27, 2019
John Jay College
*Abstracts Due: January 14th, 2019*
Conference website: http://emaze.me/latlitconfnyc#Home
From the beginning, individuals such as W. E. B. Du Bois and Alain Locke attempted to mold and guide Harlem Renaissance authors, as well as control critical reception. Their roles as editors proved influential in the careers of many writers and in the movement itself. While the popular period has received much scholarly attention, the significance of editors and editing in the Harlem Renaissance remains woefully understudied. As a remedy, Editing the Harlem Renaissance will foreground an in-depth, exhaustive approach to relevant editing and editorial issues, offering a variety of voices and becoming a centralized authority on the subject.
Octavia E. Butler Literary Society
American Literature Association Annual Conference
Elie Wiesel believes that “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” With these words in mind, this panel invites abstracts for papers that consider themes of protest in literature, film, and music. Prospective panelists may consider, but are not limited to, texts from authors such as W. E. B.
This issue of JAST will be dedicated to the works and legacy of Amiri Baraka—poet, dramatist, essayist and activist. Formerly known as LeRoi Jones, Amiri Baraka entered the Greenwich Village literary scene in 1957 as one of the most original poets and editors of the new writing and poetry that was emerging outside of academia and the established publishing world. Baraka’s profound and pointed criticism took shape in the milieu of the racial brutality of the 1960s, and continued to transform as Black Power was put into practice. Amidst assassinations and urban rebellions, he retreated to his hometown, Newark, New Jersey, and committed himself to African American cultural expression in the broadest sense of the term.
The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Toni Morrison and Teju Cole, Bei Dao and Rita Dove, Tony Kushner and Lynn Nottage, Joan Didion and Ta-Nehisi Coates without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.
I am seeking a couple of additional essays for an edited collection on Gender and Twenty-First Century Television. I am looking in particular for essays that address contemporary television narratives featuring people of color (such as Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, Empire, Jane, the Virgin, Vida, Atlanta, etc.) If you are interested, please send a 300-word abstract and brief bio to Amanda Konkle, firstname.lastname@example.org, by December 14.
This collection is being proposed to an interested peer-reviewed, open access, university-affiliated press.
I have copied the original call below:
17th International Willa Cather Seminar
“Unsettling Cather: Differences and Dislocations”
June 17–21, 2019 | Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia
Call for Proposals