Call for Papers for a Panel on Percival Everett and the American West at the 2017 American Literature Association Meeting (Boston; May 25-28)
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Society invites proposals for ALA 2017 and would like to call your attention to our Up and Coming scholar award for graduate students.
Call for Papers
Harriet Beecher Stowe Society
American Literature Association 2017
Deadline for Submissions: January 6, 2017
Harriet Beecher Stowe and Popular Culture
In the 1970s, DJ Kool Herc, a Jamaican born man living in the Bronx, helped spark the birth of a new genre/culture: Hip Hop. Popularized by Black and Brown marginalized populations in the United States, Hip Hop is a genre and culture now known around the world. From its early inception until now, Hip Hop has evolved into a culture and art form with its own Diaspora. During this, our fifth annual conference, we will explore how Hip Hop has reached a global audience and undergirded a whole new worldview for the last thirty years. This year, we will come to know Hip Hop in Diaspora.
The committee invites proposals/abstracts that:
The Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP)
proudly announces its $1000 Book Prize
The prize will be awarded for the best monograph on American
periodicals published by an academic press between January 1, 2015
and December 31, 2016. Books will be judged by a peer review of
three scholars chosen by the RSAP Advisory Board.
The Book Prize will be awarded at the American Literature
Association (ALA) conference in Boston, MA, May 25-28, 2017.
The winner and up to two honorable mentions will be notified by
March 1, 2017 and will be recognized at an RSAP-sponsored reception at ALA.
Postwar Geographies: Discussions of literature, 1945-1975, wherein mapping, locating, traveling, place-making, or turf-marking has a significant role: the Iron Curtain, the color line, “the women’s room(s),” Model Cities, etc. Abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by 16 January 2017.
CALL FOR PAPERS
African American Literature and Culture Society
American Literature Association
25th Annual Conference
May 25-28, 2017
The Westin Copley
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116-5798
The Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences and the Department of English of the University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon, in collaboration with colleagues, students and friends at home and in the diaspora, are organizing an international symposium in honour of Professor Edward AKO from 16 to 17 February 2017.
In the opening pages of Sherman Alexie's Reservation Blues (1995), Spokane Indian storyteller Thomas Builds-the-Fire comes into ownership of legendary African American bluesman Robert Johnson's guitar, a magical object that both furthers his band's musical aptitude and reopens the scars of historical memory. In Gish Jen's Mona in the Promised Land (1996), her titular Chinese-American protagonist, newly-relocated to an affluent New York suburb, converts to Judaism, arguing to her mother, "we are a minority, like it or not, and if you want to know how to be a minority, there's nobody better at it than the Jews."
CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue of SOUTHERN QUARTERLY on
THE U.S. SOUTH AND THE CARIBBEAN
Guest Editor, John Wharton Lowe
We invite papers exploring the representation or influence of religion and/or spirituality in ethnic U.S. literatures for a panel at MELUS 2017. Scholars might consider how multicultural encounters with religion "construct or deconstruct racial, gender, sexual, and class identities."
The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 27-30, 2017 at MIT.