African American Folklore: On the Foundation of Hip Hop is the first collection of critical essays that will explore the African American folklore roots of hip hop. Besides presenting recent scholarship on the language and narrative strategies that give form and structure to hip hop music, the collection has the potential to extend studies of the Oral Tradition into Hip Hop scholarship.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Charles W. Chesnutt Association
American Literature Association
28th Annual Conference
May 25-28, 2017
The Westin Copley Place
The Charles W. Chesnutt Association welcomes abstracts (of no more than 300 words) for presentation at two sessions on the work of Chesnutt at the 2017 ALA conference in Boston.
Session One: Chesnutt and Justice
The OEB Literary Society plans to host two panels at the American Literature Association in Boston, May 2017. We invite prospective participants to submit proposals relating to any aspect of Butler’s life and work. We especially encourage papers/panels addressing Butler’s influence in the work of contemporary artists across genres, and would like to devote one of the panels to this topic. Please email abstracts of 300 words to Matthew Mullins at firstname.lastname@example.org
Postwar Iconicities: Discussions of literature, 1945-1975, treating iconic persons or milestone events historical or fictionalized. Postwar literature regarding fame, celebrity, infamous crime or court cases, quintessential Americanness. Abstracts to email@example.com by 16 January 2017.
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.
The Historical Society of Palm Beach County invites you to submit your articles for the upcoming 2017 Tustenegee issue. Attached you will find the flyer with additional information. Please distribute this flyer to organizations and colleagues that would be interested in submitting an abstract. Thank you.
The Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) seeks proposals for the panel "Speculative Fictions and Socio-Ecologies of the Americas" to be held at the Annual Conference of the American Literature Association in Boston, Massachusetts on 25-28 May 2017.
This panel seeks submissions that examine the ways in which North American, Caribbean, Central American, and South American authors have used the conventions and techniques of speculative fiction (including science fiction and magical realism) to represent and respond to socio-ecological circumstances, events, and issues.
Call for Papers
Second Annual Legal Studies Graduate Student Conference
“Law and Democracy”
Saturday and Sunday, April 22nd - 23rd, 2017
at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Deadline for submission: January 16th, 2017
Acceptance notification: Early February
October 26-28, 2017, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany.
Conference organizers: Nele Sawallisch, Johanna Seibert, Pia Wiegmink, Frank Obenland
This conference hosted by the Transnational American Studies Institute aims at assessing and theorizing past and present forms of black intellectual, political, and cultural resistance from the era of abolitionist campaigns against the transatlantic slave trade to the recent global protest formation of Black Lives Matter.
The American Literature Association Annual Conference Boston
May 25-28 2017
Percival Everett International Society call for papers
The Percival Everett International Society requests submissions for its panels at the annual conference of the American Literature Association. Submissions will present fresh perspectives on any aspect of Everett’s work, with an emphasis on, but not limited to, his earliest or most recent work.