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African-American Art: Activism and Aesthetics

updated: 
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Bucknell University Griot Institute for Africana Studies and Africana Studies program
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

The Griot Institute at Bucknell University and the Africana Studies program announce and invite paper submissions for a conference entitled African-American Arts: Activism and Aesthetics, to be held September 29th, 30th, and October 1st, 2016 in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Keynote speaker: Carrie Mae Weems. Performance by Jimmy Greene

Conference website: http://www.bucknell.edu/ArtsActivismConference

Abstracts due midnight July 15, 2016 to https://griotinstituteforafricanastudiesbucknell.submittable.com/submit

SAMLA 88: Modern Drama [Deadline Extended]

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Aaron Botwick / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

This session invites submissions of paper proposals on plays and/or performances under the broad category of modern drama. Comparative Drama as well as Drama in English papers are welcome.  Papers on SAMLA's conference theme--Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?--will be given special consideration.

 

By May 31, 2016, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Aaron Botwick, The Graduate Center, CUNY, at abotwick@gradcenter.cuny.edu.

Social Inequality in America: Debates Around _The Wire_

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:31am
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention, Baltimore, March 23-26, 2017 (Johns Hopkins University)
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

 The popular HBO TV series, The Wire (2002-2008), created and mainly written by former Baltimore police reporter David Simons, comprehends over 60 episodes broadcast in 5 seasons. The TV series has been addressed by main newspapers such as The New York Times, and The Guardian (UK). Pop culture media have rated it as “the best show ever broadcast on American television” (Slate),  “the greatest TV drama of the past 25 years” (Vulture),  “the greatest TV show of all time” (Complex, Pop Culture).

Ten Years Gone: Celebrating the Works of Octavia Butler-- SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2016

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:31am
full name / name of organization: 
Jay N. Shelat -- SAMLA 88
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deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

This year marks 10 years since the untimely death of Octavia Butler. It is also the 40th anniversary of the publication of her first novel, Patternmaster. Butler was a pioneer in science fiction writing with her groundbreaking integration of race, sexual politics, and religion with traditional elements of the genre. This panel aims to celebrate Butler’s life and works by presenting on a variety of topics, particularly the conference’s theme of Utopia/Dystopia. Other possible paper topics include a pedagogical study of Butler’s work, a theological approach to Butler’s most celebrated works (Kindred and the Parable series), and an analysis of Butler’s treatment of space and migration throughout her oeuvre.

Religion in American Literature

updated: 
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 10:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, 11/11-11/13, 2016
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

This panel seeks to address how questions of faith have shaped cultural meanings in American literary history.  In particular, it welcomes papers that examine the relationship between secularity and literary development in the United States.  Some of the questions we will consider are: How did the growth in secularity influence the way American writers conceptualized faith and experienced transcendence?  How did it influence the way they responded to suffering? How did they express the tension of living within a secular age? What are the expressions of transcendence within secular culture? 

The proposal deadline is June 10, 2016.  Please submit your proposal by going to the PAMLA website:  pamla.org

[UPDATE] Women & Work in Literature CFP - abstracts now due June 10

updated: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 4:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Session Description:
How do writers represent the work of being women—where “work” is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? How do race, class, sexuality and national identity affect women’s ability to define both the meaning of their work and their ability to engage in work?

[UPDATE] International Conference: Film Adaptation: Theory, Practices, Reception - May 2017 Thessaloniki

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 6:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Film Adaptation: Theory, Practices, Reception

School of Film Studies and School of English
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

May 25-27, 2017
Thessaloniki

Keynote Speaker: Deborah Cartmell

Site: http://filmadaptationthessaloniki2017.web.auth.gr/

REMINDER 452ºF cpf 16 "Imaginary of Open Space in Contemporary Culture"

updated: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 6:15am
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452ºF JOURNAL OF LITERARY THEORY AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
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We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the next issue of 452oF: Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, which will focus on Imaginary of Open Space in Contemporary Culture. We would appreciate the dissemination of the attached document, in which further information can be found.

The journal has published fourteen issues so far and been included in several indexes. We would also like to point that one of its key features is that all accepted papers are translated into Spanish, English, Catalan and Euskera. If you are still not familiar with 452oF, we kindly invite you to have a look at its last issue at http://www.452f.com/.

CFP: American Women Writers and the Short Story

updated: 
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 6:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of the American Short Story
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Call for Papers: American Women Writers and the Short Story
ALA Symposium "The American Short Story: An Expansion of the Genre"
Savannah, Georgia
October 20-22, 2016

Proposal Deadline: May 15, 2016

CFP: Edited Volume on Subalternity and Superheroism (Abstracts due May 30)

updated: 
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 4:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rafael Ponce-Cordero
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Working Title
Can the Subaltern Be a Superhero? The Politics of Non-Hegemonic Superheroism

Description
Superheroes are, by definition, guardians of law and order, i.e. of the status quo. Not coincidentally, the majority of them—and certainly the most famous ones—are male, straight, and white. Yet there are costumed crime-fighters who do not conform to that tacit rule and serve, in this sense, as examples of what we can call alternative superheroism. Those are the ones this collection of essays will examine.

UPDATE: Extended Deadline for the 31st Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities

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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 2:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures University of West Georgia
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CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE 31TH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE IN THE HUMANITIES

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the College of Arts and Humanities, and the University of West Georgia (UWG) invite you to celebrate the 31th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities, September 22-September 24, 2016. We welcome submissions from across the Humanities, Fine Arts, and the Social and Natural Sciences, dealing with NATURE/CULTURE/COMMERCE and its many crossroads and intersections. Papers, exhibits, performances and screenings may be submitted by scholars, graduate students, writers, artists, and performers. Papers in French, German, or Spanish are welcome when part of a pre-organized panel.

[UPDATE] Urban Studies - MPCA/ACA 2016 Conference May 15 Extended Deadline

updated: 
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 12:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella/MPCA/ACA
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Call for Papers
Urban Studies Area
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, 6-9 October 2016
Chicago, IL - Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Extended Deadline: May 15, 2016

The Urban Studies Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2016.

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