Subscribe to RSS - african-american


Discovering Kinship (Deadline Extended)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 11:34am
C19 Conference, Albuquerque 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

In her 2016 book, Staying with the Trouble, Donna Haraway suggests that the way beyond the anthropocene and capitalocene is “making oddkin” which is “always situated, someplace and not noplace, entangled and worldly.” For this panel we seek readings that explore the relationship (or kinship) between subject and object, body and environment, the self and the landscape. Posthuman ecology and new materialism may collide in texts that blur the self and her environment (both natural and social).  This phenomenon may particularly manifest in texts where human subjects occupy Othered identity positions, such as women, non-white, and immigrant subjects who inscribe how their environments mark their bodies and their lives.

C19 Conference (2018): Genealogies of Homonationalism

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:44am
C19 Conference, Albuquerque 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Homonationalism has typically been used to name a late-twentieth and twenty-first century phenomenon in which gay and lesbian rights discourse has achieved power, in part, by donning the rhetoric of U.S. exceptionalism. Yet Jasbir Puar’s 2013 re-articulation of homonationalism as a “facet of modernity and a historical shift” also points to an underexplored set of questions pertinent to nineteenth-century American Studies: What are the deeper genealogies of homonationalism? What forms does it take in periods prior to the popularization of the “homosexual” as a type in Euro-American sexology? What earlier iterations of nationalist homosociality also comprise something like a sexual politics?

CFP: A Peaceful Place to Lay My Weary Body: Race, Ethnicity, and the Home (8/1/17; 11/1-5/17)

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:45am
Film & History
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017



CFP: A Peaceful Place to Lay My Weary Body: Race, Ethnicity, and the Home

An area of multiple panels for the 2017 Film & History Conference:

Representing Home: The Real and Imagined Spaces of Belonging

November 1-November 5, 2017

The Milwaukee Hilton

Milwaukee, WI (USA)


EXTENDED DEADLINE for abstracts: August 1, 2017


SSSL Biennial Conference, Austin, Texas, 15-18 February 2018

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:51am
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Society for the Study of Southern Literature

Biennial Conference

Austin, Texas

15-18 February 2018

South By and By

His Beautiful Dark Twisted Imagery: Kanye West’s Moving Image Aesthetic

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 9:52am
Brandon Arroyo. Concordia University, Montreal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 7, 2017

Whenever someone tells me that they “hate” Kanye West I immediately ask them if they are familiar with his music, most of the time the answer is an emphatic: “no!” Granted, West seems to almost fetishize this self-created divide between his abrasive and confrontational public persona, and his introspective and heartfelt musical lyrics. However, this is due to his insistence on having both his public appearances and music act as provocations that actively question norms around masculinity, the black experience in America, and the life of an artist.

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice; October 31, 2014

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:38am
Patricia Bostian/Central Piedmont Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice (TALTP), a peer-reviewed open source online journal, is accepting articles for our Winter 2014 special issue, Who Is Teaching U.S.? We are interested in articles by instructors and their experiences in teaching American literature in countries outside the United States. How are the classic and contemporary American authors taught and received in other countries? What are the difficulties? The benefits? Any issue pertaining to teaching American literature is welcome, from assignment creation, gender issues, difficulties with translations, to first-hand accounts of both successes and failures.

(Extended) Matters of Sensation

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 3:02pm
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 14, 2017

Matters of Sensation
Call for Submissions - Graduate Conference

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
November 2-4, 2017

Keynotes: Dr. Amber Jamilla Musser (Washington University in St. Louis)
Angela Washko (Carnegie Mellon University)

Humor and Violence in the African-American Imagination

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:17pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This session welcomes papers that will investigate the range of comedic forms embedded within African American literature. On the heels of the twentieth anniversary of the release of Saidiya Hartman’s seminal monograph Scenes of Subjection, this panel’s exploration of the use of humor in black literature offers a new critical framework for exploring the ways that spectacles of violence have continued to undergird representations of black performance in contemporary critical thought. From the auction block to the jazz stage, “blackness” manifests epidermally and externally, often through public articulations of shared racial grief. As such, recent critical work has often framed humor as a tactical response to racial violence.