“American Women’s Writing and the Genealogies of Queer Thought”
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 the evolving genre of true crime.
Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:
Please consider submitting to the American Literature I: Literature Before 1870 session for this year’s MMLA conference, which will be held in Kansas City, MO., November 15-18, 2018. The overall theme of the conference is “Consuming Cultures,” the inspiration for which comes partly from Kyla Wazana Tompkins’ research on racism in terms of food cultures in nineteenth century U.S. literature. As is noted in the general call for papers, “Looking at the disturbing correlations of ‘food and flesh,’ she notes, ‘the evolution of eating cultures across this period opens up new areas of inquiry into the alignment between bodies and bodies politic’” (7-8). American literature before 1870 is suggestive of multiple variations on this broad theme.
New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA)
2018 Call for Proposals: Emergence and Emergencies
When: October 13th 2018
Where: New York University (Manhattan)
Submission Deadline: April 15, 2018
Submit here: https://www.nymasa.com/conference
***Women of color, queer, trans, and other underrepresented folx are especially encouraged to submit abstracts***
Agency & Performativity of Place in 20th & 21st C American Literature
PAMLA Conference - Bellingham, WA
November 9-11, 2018
Using critical theories of testimony and witnessing, this panel seeks to explore the ways in which place transcends the function of mere setting in 20th and 21st century American literature. Employing broad definitions of both place and what it means to be classified as American literature, this panels seeks to analyze and grapple with evolving understandings and functions of place, with the understanding that its influence is no longer entirely bound by geography.
Full Name / Name of Organization:
Chelsea Adams, University of Nevada Las Vegas, The Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club
Emily Winerock, Co-Director, Shakespeare and Dance Project
“If you are not a myth whose reality are you? If you are not a reality whose myth are you?” –Sun Ra, Prophetika, Book One
Since the publication of Mark Dery’s now-seminal article on Afrofuturism, “Black to the Future” (1993), several critical studies have expanded the concept of black speculative fiction and claimed it as a full-fledged genre of its own. Indeed, the mainstream releases of a graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Kindred, Marvel’s Black Panther and Ava Duvernay’s A Wrinkle in Time point to the existence of what we might now might call an “Afrofuturist canon.”
Call for Papers
Mixed-Race/Superheroes (co-edited by Eric Berlatsky and Sika Dagbovie-Mullins)
Seeking essays for a future issue of New Centennial Review.
What is left of the AIDS crisis? What remains of the urgency with which critical discourses once contested dominant understandings of “AIDS”? In the first decades of the crisis, vital struggles over the meanings, definitions and representations of AIDS sought to unite cultural analysis with cultural activism. What remains now of such struggles? Has contestation become consensus?
Photography, Migration and Cultural Encounters in America
Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire
June 20th – 22nd 2018
CFP Deadline: 29th March 2018
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Tina Campt (Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Africana and Women’s Studies, Barnard College)
Carol Williams (University of Lethbridge, Alberta)