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Presenters for Symposium on Fr. Clarence Rivers and “What We Have Seen and Heard”

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 1:51pm
Archdiocese of Cincinnati and University of Dayton
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

On November 22-24, 2024, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the University of Dayton will host an academic symposium to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of Fr. Clarence Rivers, the “father of Black Catholic liturgy,” and the 40th anniversary of the Black Bishops of the United States’ pastoral letter, “What We Have Seen and Heard.” In addition to keynote addresses and workshops inspired by Fr. Rivers and “What We Have Seen and Heard,” we will also have opportunities to gather for song and prayer in the traditions of soulful worship called for by Fr.

Gloria Naylor’s 1996: A Teaching Companion (Edited Collection)

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Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 12:32pm
Tarshia Griffin, Isaiah Frost Rivera
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Gloria Naylor’s fictionalized memoir 1996 (2005) remains the least studied but most controversial selection in her decades-long literary output. Published by Third World Press at the tailend of her illustrious career, 1996 stands in stark contrast to Naylor’s iconic tetralogy — which includes Women of Brewster Place (1982), Linden Hills (1985), Mama Day (1988), and Bailey’s Cafe (1992), as well as the sibling text Men of Brewster Place (1998) — by centering the author herself in its bold critiques of state power and the ways marginalized communities fight to uphold it.

Aestheticizing Politics/Politicizing Aesthetics: St. Louis Symposium on Radicalism in U.S. Arts

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Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 5:05pm
Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2024

The past seven years have seen a resurgence of the radical right. In this resurgence, art and literature have played a prominent role. Senior advisors to the Trump administration cited novels as specific influences on federal policy; Jordan Peterson has disguised right-wing manifestos as self-help volumes, hoodwinking young men to the tune of millions; the internet has seen an overwhelming explosion of white supremacist digital art. Walter Benjamin’s dictum that fascism seeks to “aestheticize politics” endures. 

The Pioneers of TransAmerican Art: In the Footsteps of a Caribbean Diaspora Aesthetic

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 9:32am
Frédéric Lefrançois
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 3, 2024

Call for Abstracts 

 

The Pioneers of Trans-American Art: in the footsteps of a Caribbean Diaspora aesthetic 

 

 

 

Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Visual surprise is natural in the Caribbean; it comes with the landscape, and faced with its beauty, the sigh of History dissolves.

PAMLA 2024 CFP_African American Literature and Culture Session

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 9:32am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association 2024 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

The 2024 PAMLA Conference will be held in Palm Springs, CA from November 6-10. We invite abstract submissions to a guaranteed, standing session on comics and graphic narratives; abstracts can be submitted through the PAMLA conference website: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/

The “African American Literature and Culture” session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of African American literature, media, or culture, but we are particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, “Translation in Action.”

 Some topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Fantastical Souths

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Friday, April 5, 2024 - 9:25am
Cameron Winter
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 12, 2024

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on the Fantastical Ecologies of the South for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s annual conference from November 15-17, 2024 in Jacksonville, FL. 

Call for Papers- Literature and Literary Studies

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Monday, April 1, 2024 - 12:48pm
International Review of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 30, 2024

Call for Papers: Regular Issue July 2024

International Review of Literary Studies

 

Deadline: May 30, 2024

The International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) invites scholars and researchers to submit their original contributions for publication in our peer-reviewed open-access journal with no submission/publication fee. IRLS is dedicated to advancing the literary studies field by publishing high-quality research articles, review papers, and book reviews informed by Literary and Cultural Theory.

CfP - Talking Back Conference

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Monday, April 1, 2024 - 7:18am
Nottingham Trent Univeristy
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 7, 2024

Moving from silence into speech is for the oppressed, the colonized, the exploited, and those who stand and struggle side by side, a gesture of defiance that heals, that makes new life, and new growth possible. It is that act of speech, of “talking back” that is no mere gesture of empty words, that is the expression of moving from object to subject, that is the liberated voice.’

bell hooks, “Talking Back.” Discourse (1986), p. 128. 

 

DEADLINE EXTENDEDRace & Queer, Trans, and Reproductive Rights

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Thursday, March 28, 2024 - 8:32am
Journal of Critical Race Inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 19, 2024

Call for Papers:

Race & Queer, Trans, and Reproductive Rights

 

“When we are talking about gender and sexual politics…I’m not convinced we need to invent any trans or gender-based rubrics to understand the space or to mobilize against it. The existing critical rubrics of race and empire and racial governance would already encompass and analyze perfectly well what is going on and also provide us with a different political grammar of political solidarity and history.”

-Jules Gill Peterson, “Critical Race Theory Today” JCRI Vol 9 No 2, 2022.

 

MSA 2024: Modernism and Migration across the Atlantic Ocean

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Sunday, March 24, 2024 - 7:37pm
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 4, 2024

The word "opportunity" in today's European languages is rooted in "port" as a coastal city, and "opportune" was first used to describe a wind that would be favorable to the European ships and explorers. As we know, for centuries, ports, seas, and oceans that surrounded Europe were considered as "opportunities" to discover new lands, dominate new populations, and to accumulate wealth.

In his poem "Man and the Sea," Charles Baudelaire, often known as the first modernist poet, addresses "the free man" who embraces the sea, regardless of how wild and indomitable it is, as they both "delight in death and carnage."

ALA 2024 Symposium on American Poetry

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Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:56pm
American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

ALA Symposium “American Poetry”American Poetry

November 7-9, 2024
Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe
828 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, NM 87501

Conference Director:
Richard Flynn, Georgia Southern University

Keynote Speaker:
Karen L. Kilcup
University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Conference Fee: $175

MMLA 2024 - American Literature pre 1870 - Permanent Panel

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Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:54pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

As historian Kim E. Nielson argues in A Disability History of the United States, the health of the body became metaphorically linked to the health of the nation in the early national period. The nationalist rhetoric of the healthy body politic led to the marginalization of individuals seen as occupying “deficient” or dependent bodies.  This panel seeks to explore this dynamic from the perspective of those excluded by this rhetoric. Papers focused on artists, writers, and other art producers who experienced disability during the era are welcome. How did these figures respond to the nationalist mythos, and how did they envision themselves with respect to the body politic?

*Extended Deadline* Black Feminist Excesses

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Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:54pm
Proposed Working Group for MLA 2025
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Black Feminist Excesses

(MLA 2025 Proposed Working Group)

 

This working group aims to theorize excess, desire and unbridled being in Black feminist and womanist studies. How does Black feminism and womanism engage disparate, wayward, or fringe forms of identity, embodiment, materiality, affect and culture?  How can concepts like ‘indulgence’ or ‘aspiration’ be considered or troubled among current theoretical frameworks? What do you think is on the horizon for Black feminist and womanist thought in moving beyond the postfeminist moment?

 

Scholarly Editing Rolling Call for Submissions

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Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:53pm
Scholarly Editing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 31, 2025

Rolling Call for Contributions

We have a rolling call for contributions and are happy to accept them at any time. However, if you would like your piece to be considered for publication in the next volume, please submit your piece for peer review by May 30, 2024.

MLA 2025 - Apertures of Access: Neoliberal Grammars of White Supremacy

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Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:52pm
Diana Molina & Sophie Ziner
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2024

This panel interrogates the formal and aesthetic evasions of Black texts and authors in response to the overt and obfuscated grammars of white supremacy. We welcome 250-word abstracts that explore the ways that Black writers enable or restrict the visibility of white supremacist and/or neoliberal grammars of language and grammars of living. Hidden in the etymology of the word grammar is “glamour,” suggesting the enchantment of an optical illusion. And yet, grammar is the architecture that unconsciously structures language and thought, creating the very conventions and norms that dictate how the world should be.

Race & Ethnicity in Popular Culture

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Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:47pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) 2024 Hybrid Conference

 

Call for Papers: Race and Ethnicity in Popular Culture
Current Chair: Indya Jackson, Ramapo College of New Jersey, ijackso2@ramapo.edu

Dates: Thursday, October 3, 2024 - Saturday, October 5, 2024. 

Location: Nichols College in Dudley, MA and Online*

 

South Central MLA's Southern Literature Panel

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Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:44pm
South Central MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2024

The South Central Modern Language Association's Southern Literature Panel is currently seeking abstracts for conference papers that discuss literature and/or authors from the American South. This includes literature written by Southern writers or literature set in the South. Papers on any related topic will be considered for the session taking place during SCMLA's 81st Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA on September 19-21, 2024. 

Please send an abstract of up to 200 words on any topic related to this panel to alana.king@austincc.edu.

Afterlives of Fanon Conference

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Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:31pm
Afterlives of Fanon Research Collective, UC Berkeley Social Science Matrix
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

 

Global South: Incarceration and Resistance

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Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:05pm
Juyoun Jang/Washington College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

The editors of this special issue of the Global South are seeking contributors whose work engages with questions of incarceration and movements for resistance and abolition. As many major works regarding the development of mass incarceration in the United States draw explicit links between the development of the prison and the legacies of U.S. slavery and Jim Crow practices, this issue is, rather (or also), interested in examining the development of the prison-industrial complex through a global south perspective. In 2001, Angela Y.

Religion and Literature Permanent Section

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Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:05pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

The Religion and Literature permanent section invites proposals for the 2024 Midwest Modern Language Association convention in Chicago. Those aspiring to be on the panel should feel empowered to offer proposals that interpret the concept of religion rather loosely by potentially including the humanities and health as faith driven institutions. Maintaining a broad interpretation of religion to include all intersections of faith, folklore, belief, and literature; expressions of belief may include creeds, mottos, mission statements, charters, manifestos, doctrines, etc. 

 

MMLA - African American Literature Permanent Section

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Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:04pm
MMLA - Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024

Call for Papers: MMLA – African American Literature Permanent Section 

Please Note: MMLA 2024 will be fully in person. No virtual or hybrid panels will be scheduled.

14-16 November 2024

Hilton Chicago

720 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60605

 

American Fiction--Upending Race in Fiction and Film: BOOK

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Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 7:24pm
Kennesaw State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2024

Structurally, the book will be divided into themes that correspond to the most relevant aspects of the movie and the flexibility of our contributions. Following a “mixtape” model, this edited collection may present sections on episodes, keywords, geography, and intertextuality. Potential contributors are invited to consider their distinct vantage point on American Fiction  in a granular (episodic) or holistic (style) approach. Our model is supported by other book-length projects on television series highlighting that our interdisciplinary approach is valuable. 

 

Dismantling FX's Atlanta: BOOK

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Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 2:58pm
Kennesaw State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2024

The intention of this book is to connect scholars, readers, and fans of FX’s Atlanta from inside and outside of academia. Between 2016 and 2023, Atlanta was a zeitgeist that inspired think pieces and water cooler conversations. As one example of its complexity, Atlanta often features re-imagined but true local news events that were so outrageous that audiences unaware of the original stories assumed they were fiction. We hope our book project bridges the gap between “everybody already knows this” to “why or how do we know this”? Or even more, “why don’t you know this?” There is a cultural knowledge about Atlanta that sings in the FX show – from lemon-pepper-wet wings to the parking madness of Atlantic Station –  that screams IYKYK.

Mid-Atlantic Review Journal - CFP

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Monday, March 18, 2024 - 9:20am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

The Mid-Atlantic Review is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published annually by the College English Association Mid-Atlantic Group (CEAMAG). The journal specializes in literary and cultural criticism, discussions of pedagogy, public humanities work, reviews of scholarly books, personal essays concerned with the teaching of English, and creative writing related to the humanities, teaching, or the craft and art of writing. For those who would like a theme to inspire their writing or artwork, you can use this year’s conference theme: Transformations.

The Mid-Atlantic Review believes that scholars and creative writers should be paid for their labor. Authors of published pieces will receive a $20 honorarium and a physical copy of the journal.

Call for Papers: Race and Data Symposium, 4/18/24 (Deadline Extended)

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Saturday, March 16, 2024 - 7:03pm
Translational Data Analytics Institute, The Ohio State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

One Day symposium 

April 18, 2024

10am - 5pm

 

Deadline: March 20, 2024

Venue: 320 Pomerene Hall, Ohio State University

Supported by: Translational Data Analytics Institute, OSU

 

New Orleans and Black Literature (MLA 2025)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:52pm
The College Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2024

 New Orleans and Black Literature The College Language Association invites papers for a proposed panel at MLA 2025 (January 9-12 in New Orleans, LA) on "New Orleans and Black Literature." Interested scholars are invited to submit 350-word abstracts that explore the influence of New Orleans (emphasizing food, music, history, art, and language) on Black literature and culture, in U.S. and diasporan contexts. 

Deadline for submissions: Friday, 22 March 2024

Janaka Lewis, The College Language Association (janakabowman@gmail.com )

The New Negro at 100 Years (MLA 2025)

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:52pm
MLA African American Literature Forum / College Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2024

The African American Literature Forum and the College Language Association, collaboratively, invite papers for a panel at MLA 2025 (January 9-12 in New Orleans, LA).

 

We invite scholars to submit 250-word abstracts that reflect on the lasting significance of The New Negro: An Interpretation, in recognition of the centennial anniversary of its 1925 publication.

 

Please submit abstracts and brief (250-word) speaker biographies to McKinley E. Melton (mmelton@gettysburg.edu) by Friday, March 22nd for consideration.

 

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