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California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:08pm
Falguni Sheth/California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

The California Roundtable on Philosophy and Raceat EMORY UniversityOctober 6-7, 2017Keynote: José MedinaProfessor of PhilosophyVanderbilt University The California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race announces a call for papers for its 15th annual roundtable.

CFP: IASPM-US Annual Conference, March 8-11, 2018

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:28pm
International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States Branch
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

IASPM-US 2018 Annual Conference
Going To The Country: Pastoral-National-Musical

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States Branch invites submissions for its 2018 conference, which will take place March 8-11, 2018, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. All topics pertaining to popular music, broadly defined, including works, practices, and styles not explicitly created for mass reproduction, will be considered. The theme for the 2018 conference is “Going to the Country,” and we encourage submitters to incorporate this theme into their work.

“Flâneur of the American Underclass: Lafcadio Hearn and the Invention of Place in Cincinnati and New Orleans, 1872-1887” (ALA Symposium)

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 12:12pm
Society for the Study of Working-Class Literature (ALA, New Orleans)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 5, 2017

American Literature Association Symposium
“Regionalism and Place in American Literature”
September 7-9, 2017
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana

“Flâneur of the American Underclass: Lafcadio Hearn and the Invention of Place in Cincinnati and New Orleans, 1872-1887”

Eudora Welty Review (annual). Deadline for Vol. 10 (2018): Sept. 20, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 9:56am
Eudora Welty Review, Dept. of Engish, Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Eudora Welty Review publishes scholarly essays, book reviews, and regular features for news and notes, textual analyses, checklists, and new archival materials. The editors of EWR are constantly seeking new information about such Welty news items as adaptations of her works, forthcoming conferences of interest to Welty scholars, and awards given to Welty in acknowledgement of her contributions to American literature. The EWR is an invaluable resource for Welty scholars and lovers of Welty’s work.

College Literature Special Issue: “Lively Words: The Politics and Poetics of Experimental Writing,” edited by Tyler Bradway.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:42am
College Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

The title of this special issue draws inspiration from Gertrude Stein’s “lively words,” a style of experimental writing that has been influential for many queer and feminist experimental writers. The essays in this special issue will reconsider the “liveliness” of experimental writing in the twentieth and twenty-first century—not only how experimental poetics disrupt codified practices of reading, but also how experimental writers conceive of the relationship between their words and the social world more broadly.

Poetry & Poetics of the 1990s: Deadline Extended

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 3:57pm
National Poetry Foundation, University of Maine
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Editorial Collective of the National Poetry Foundation invites paper and panel proposals for the last in our sequence of "decade" conferences, to be devoted to the Poetry and Poetics of the 1990s, American and international, and to be held from Wednesday to Sunday, June 28 - July 1, 2017, on the flagship campus of the University of Maine System in Orono, Maine.

Spectacles and Performances: Voodoo Aesthetics within Low and High Art Forms

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:35am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017

The pairing of voodoo and literature causes one to immediately think of writers like Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, Ishmael Reed, Toni Cade Bambara, and Jewell Parker Rhodes, as these authors use conjure unequivocally within their literary works. However, voodoo flows more freely in the veins of popular culture than one may realize. Though Christian cultures have largely shunned voodoo as a practice, Western literature has used voodoo as sites of spectacles, moments of revenge, and performances of Africanness. In fact, western literature has a nuanced relationship with voodoo or voodoo aesthetics.

Approaches to Jordan Peele's Get Out

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Dawn Keetley / Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Jordan Peele’s horror film, Get Out (2017) just became the highest-grossing debut project for a writer-director with an original screenplay (beating out the prior holder of that record, Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez’s 1999 film The Blair Witch Project).


Get Out is not only an enormous box office success but it has won a critical acclaim unusual for a horror film—currently (as of early April, 2017) standing at 99% on Rotten Tomatoes with 225 positive and only one negative review.


SAMLA 89: Modern Drama

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

This session welcomes abstracts on any aspect of Modern Drama. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 89 theme, High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture, are especially welcome. By June 15, please submit a 250-word word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Aaron Botwick, The Graduate Center, CUNY, at