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Cognition Estrangement in American SF (ACCUTE 2017, Toronto; May 27-30, 2017)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:56am
Brian Greenspan and Jason Haslam
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CFP: Panel at ACCUTE 2017, Ryerson University (Toronto) May 27-30, 2017

"Cognition Estrangement in American SF"
(A joint panel of the Canadian Association for American Studies and the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English)
Deadline: November 1st, 2016.

Shakespeare and Africa

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:37am
Cahiers Shakespeare en devenir
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

This issue would like to explore the relationship between Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, that of Shakespeare but also his contemporaries, and the representation of Africa, or, from a contextual viewpoint, the perception of the African continent in early modern England. The issue will also discuss 19th-21st c. re-writings, appropriations and adaptations of Shakespeare by African and African-American writers, stage directors and film directors.

Proposals may discuss, among other issues:

The Black Arts Movement

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 3:45pm
Dr. Verner Mitchell (University of Memphis, Memphis, TN) and Dr. Cynthia Davis (San Jacinto College, Houston, TX)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Established scholars in the field of African-American letters seek contributors for a comprehensive volume they are editing on the Black Arts Movement. The book is under contract with a major academic press. Entries should run from 250 words for minor topics and up to approximately 3,000 for major topics. For more information and available authors, groups, works, etc., please contact Verner Mitchell at

Visions of Black Womanhood in American Culture

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 1:24pm
The Journal of American Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Journal of American Culture



Theme Issue: Visions of Black Womanhood in American Culture


Roots at 40: Reflections and Remembrances

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:20pm
Goodwin College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

In the final week of January, 1977, the ABC miniseries Roots became the most-watched television program of all time. To the surprise of the show’s producers, Roots became not only a ratings windfall, but a cultural phenomenon, articulating an African-American counter-narrative of American history, provoking a dialogue about the legacy of slavery, and presenting African-American characters with a dignity and integrity that differed sharply from the caricatured representations common to television up to that time. In many ways, the response to the show by the media and the general public constitutes the first of many “conversations about race” that have punctuated the Post-Civil Rights era.

ACLA 2017: "Feeling Collective"

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:22pm
American Comparative Literature Association 2017, Utrecht
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

This panel hopes to investigate affect as that which disturbs the binary logic structuring contemporary discourses on collectivity. What happens when, rather than thinking of affect’s circulation as “mediating” between subjectivity and collectivity, we allow affect to unsettle this dyad? What does it mean for affect to render undecidable the relation between individual and collective, or to orient us towards a relation possessed of no advance guarantees? How does negative affect—for example, Sedgwick’s notion that shame throws the question of identity into relief—augment normative notions of self-possession towards new understandings of relationality?

2017 International Conference on Narrative

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 12:39pm
International Society for the Study of Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Narrative 2017 | Lexington, Kentucky | March 23-26

The 2017 International Conference on Narrative will be sponsored by the University of Kentucky and held at the Downtown Hilton in Lexington, Kentucky, March 23-26. We welcome proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of narrative in any genre, period, discipline, language, and medium. Deadline for receipt of proposals: October 15, 2016.


Judith Butler - University of California, Berkeley

Kenneth Warren - University of Chicago

Linda Williams - University of California, Berkeley


Claiming the Human, Critiquing the Human

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:40pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

In the conclusion of The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon points to the limits of the European humanist subject (“Man”) and the ways in which its definition has involved violent actions and exclusions. He calls for a non-Eurocentric project to invent a “new man” that requires an expansion and reconsideration of humanity. This task of imagining and bringing into being a new human seems to involve a delicate double bind: humanity must be claimed in the name of those excluded from its purview; the claim to be human, however, may unwittingly reinforce the transparency and self-evidence of the very category that needs to be interrogated, thus further marginalizing alternative versions of humanity.