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Nella Larsen’s Passing at Ninety

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:31pm
Donavan Ramon, Kentucky State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Nella Larsen’s Passing at Ninety

Guest Editor: Donavan L. Ramon, PhD

Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies, Kentucky State University

When Nella Larsen published her second novel Passing in April 1929, the critical reception was mixed. Writing for local papers in New York, some critics found the novel’s conclusion abrupt, ambiguous, and unconvincing. However, Alice Dunbar-Nelson noted that the novel “delights,” while W.E.B. DuBois praised it as a novel “of great moral import.” In his review, DuBois hoped that passing would one day emerge as a “a petty, silly matter of no real importance which another generation will comprehend with great difficulty.”

Call for Papers: [Inter]sections #20 (2017)

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:31pm
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Call for Papers

[Inter]sections is an annual double-blind peer reviewed American studies journal. It is indexed in the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Ulrichsweb, DOAJ, and CEEOL. Oour next deadline for submissions is September 1st, 2017. All submissions will be subjected to a double-blind peer review process. All accepted submissions will be included in [Inter]sections No. 20 (2017).

SAMLA 89: Modern Drama (Deadline Extended)

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Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:58pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 14, 2017

This session welcomes abstracts on any aspect of Modern Drama. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 89 theme, High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture, are especially welcome. By July 14, please submit a 250-word word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Aaron Botwick, The Graduate Center, CUNY, at abotwick@gradcenter.cuny.edu

Edited Volume on Tarell Alvin McCraney - Call for Papers

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 2:38pm
Sharrell D. Luckett, David Roman, and Isaiah Wooden
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Call for Papers

THE EXPRESSIVE ART OF TARELL ALVIN MCCRANEY:

BETWEEN NOW AND THEN

 

Anticipated Publication Date:

Fall 2018

 

CFP: African American Literature for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

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Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:21pm
Carlton Floyd, University of San Diego
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

The African American session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of African American culture, but we are particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing."

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by May 21, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

Worldwide Educators of African Descent: Lessons from International Teaching and Tests in the Field

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Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:22pm
Black Educators Abroad
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Part travelogue, part professional reflection, this book will be a peer-reviewed anthology of original composition--narratives, interviews, field observations, formal academic writing--about teaching outside one’s country of origin as a person of African descent. The book seeks to augment the voices--and use print publication to promote the career advancement--of black educators who may otherwise not have access to either. In addition to parity, the publication will celebrate the unique perspectives and creative problem-solving that evolve from Africana or black cultural ways of knowing and teaching in intercultural context. Topical considerations may include a variety of impressions about instruction, pedagogy, and institutional leadership.

The Handbook to Horror Literature: Select Chapters Needed

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:24pm
Kevin Corstorphine and Laura Kremmel
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Most handbooks on the subject of horror focus specifically on film, whereas books on the literary manifestations of horror tend to be bound to the idea of the “Gothic.” The current field of Gothic studies grows out of the study of Romanticism, and refers specifically to a late eighteenth-century genre, but has also come to denote a critical approach to literature, film, and culture, drawing on psychoanalysis, post structural criticism, feminist and queer theory. These perspectives are all to be included here, but the book responds to a growing sense that “horror” is itself a worthwhile focus of analysis.

California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:08pm
Falguni Sheth/California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

The California Roundtable on Philosophy and Raceat EMORY UniversityOctober 6-7, 2017Keynote: José MedinaProfessor of PhilosophyVanderbilt University The California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race announces a call for papers for its 15th annual roundtable.

CFP: IASPM-US Annual Conference, March 8-11, 2018

updated: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:28pm
International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States Branch
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS
IASPM-US 2018 Annual Conference
Going To The Country: Pastoral-National-Musical

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States Branch invites submissions for its 2018 conference, which will take place March 8-11, 2018, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. All topics pertaining to popular music, broadly defined, including works, practices, and styles not explicitly created for mass reproduction, will be considered. The theme for the 2018 conference is “Going to the Country,” and we encourage submitters to incorporate this theme into their work.

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