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ALA 2019 Afrofuturism and Pauline Hopkins

updated: 
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 3:06pm
Eurie Dahn / Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 11, 2019

Call for Papers

Pauline E. Hopkins Society

American Literature Association

30th Annual Conference

May 23-26, 2019

Boston, MA

 

Afrofuturism and Pauline Hopkins

Black Issues Conference 2019 Call for Proposals

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:47pm
BGSU Office of Multicultural Affairs
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 14, 2018

The organizers of the 19th Black Issues Conference invite proposals for presentations. The committee invites a broad array of proposals related to Black issues, and especially encourages presentations and creative works on media, activism, and how they intersect. Other areas of study might include: contemporary African American art, politics, race in higher education, social justice, gender, sexuality, and the representation of Black culture. Undergraduate and graduate students are particularly encouraged to present their work. Presentations can take the form of a paper or PowerPoint presentation, a roundtable discussion, an artistic exhibition, or a performance.

Re:Black Relationships

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 1:06pm
York University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Edited Essay Collection (book).

Much has been said about the state and failure of Black relationships in North America. Books like “Is Marriage for White people” by Ralph Richard Banks, gain traction by highlighting that Black women are three times as likely to remain single as white women. Research has shown that absent fathers produce a cultural cycle of parental absenteeism for Black men and women, and the repetitive traits that lead to divorce are environmental rather than genetic. Bottom-line, there are countless barriers and hurdles stacked against black relationships. Many couples struggle with the outside pressures that racism and social discrimination present.

Queer Kinship: Erotic Affinities and the Politics of Belonging, edited collection

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 3:59pm
Elizabeth Freeman (UC Davis) and Tyler Bradway (SUNY Cortland)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

CFP: Queer Kinship: Erotic Affinities and the Politics of Belonging, edited collection

Elizabeth Freeman, UC Davis
Tyler Bradway, SUNY Cortland

Deadline: January 1, 2019

The Literary Age of Jackson

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:22pm
Luis A Iglesias, James Fenimore Cooper Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 11, 2019

The James Fenimore Cooper Society will host two panels at the 30th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held in Boston, MA at the Westin Copley Place, May 23-26, 2019.

Panel 1: The Literary Age of Jackson

American Literature in the World Graduate Conference, Yale University, April 5, 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:04pm
Yale University, Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

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.

(Re)membering Africa: Women’s Narratives on the Continent and Beyond

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:14am
Empire Studies Collective, English & Creative Writing Departments at University of Houston
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Calls For Papers: (Re)membering Africa: Women’s Narratives on the Continent and Beyond

deadline for submissions: December 1, 2018

name of organization: Empire Studies Collective, English & Creative Writing Departments at University of Houston

contact email: Maurine Ogbaa (moogbaa@uh.edu)

 

 

Keynote Speaker: Susan Andrade

Featured Speaker: Tsitsi Dangarembga

March 28 - 30, 2019

University of Houston

 

 

In his book, Re-membering Africa, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o states that

 

UPDATED: Toni Morrison, Violence, and Domestic Space

updated: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 1:20pm
Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Parlour Issue 4: Toni Morrison, Violence, and Domestic Space

“She rolled a bit of newspaper into a tight stick about six inches long, lit it and threw it onto the bed where the kerosene-soaked Plum lay in snug delight. Quickly, as the whoosh of flames engulfed him, she shut the door and made her slow and painful journey back to the top of the house” (Morrison, Sula).

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