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EBAAS 2018 Call for Papers (Joint EAAS and BAAS Conference, London)

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:20pm
European and British Associations for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

EBAAS 2018 Call for Papers

The 32nd European Association for American Studies and 63rd British Association for American Studies Conference

4-7 April 2018

King’s College London, University College London and the British Library

Keynote Speakers: Bettye Collier-Thomas (Temple University), Jo Gill (University of Exeter), Pekka Hämäläinen (University of Oxford)

Los Angeles: Grounds for protest. Panel for the 32nd European Association for American Studies and 63rd British Association for American Studies Conference

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:27pm
Eleri Watson, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 25, 2017

Los Angeles: Grounds for protest


For writers and artists such as David Hockney, Christopher Isherwood, John Rechy, Paul Monette and Gore Vidal, Los Angeles provided the literary backdrop for gay communion and protest. As part of the upcoming EBAAS conference in London in April 2018 (, we are recruiting papers for a panel session exploring how and why Los Angeles has represented such a crucial stage for dissent for homosexual writers over the course of the twentieth century.


The World of Trump / Trump and the World

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:21pm
Revue LISA/LISA e-journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

The World of Trump / Trump and the World

Pierre Guerlain (Université Paris-Nanterre) et Raphaël Ricaud (Université
Paul Valéry-Montpellier 3)

Trumpland isn’t just hell for Muslims, Hispanics, women, and other
vulnerable populations; it is hell for anyone trying to make sense of what
is going on. It is a topsy-turvy world, a world turned upside down, a
world where absurdity reigns .

Andrew Levine

Black Womanhood in Popular Culture

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:43am
De Gruyter / Open Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Open Cultural Studies

Peer-Reviewed Journal by De Gruyter Open


CFP: Black Womanhood in Popular Culture

Editors: Dr Katharina Gerund (Erlangen/Nürnberg); Dr Stefanie Schäfer (Jena) 

Special Issue on Percival Everett

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:14pm
Anthony Stewart / African American Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

African American Review is seeking submissions for a special issue devoted to the work of Percival Everett and coedited by Anthony Stewart and Joe Weixlmann. Because of the eclectic nature of Everett’s output (novels, short stories, poetry, visual art), the potential scope of the issue will be determined by the submissions themselves, but possibilities might include:

ACLA 2018: Literary Legacies of the 1980s

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 6:13pm
Alexander Manshel / Stanford University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Reaganomics, Thatcherism, Tiananmen, BelovedBlade Runner, “Star Wars,” the War on Drugs, mass incarceration, mass immigration, ACT UP, American PsychoThe Americans, “Make America Great Again”: the literary and political legacies of the 1980s are altogether undeniable in the present. How might we understand the decade as a kind of birthdate for the contemporary, and what are the implications of this periodizing claim? Moreover, how might we interrogate and expand cultural conceptions of “The Eighties,” its significance and its period style?

James Baldwin Review (Volume 4) Graduate Student Essay Award

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 2:18pm
James Baldwin Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

JBR Volume 4 Graduate Student CFP


James Baldwin Review (JBR), an annual peer-reviewed journal, is seeking submissions to be featured as an award-winning graduate student essay for its fourth volume.

An Open Access online publication, James Baldwin Review brings together a wide array of peer-reviewed critical and creative work on the life, writings, and legacy of James Baldwin. JBR publishes essays that invigorate scholarship on James Baldwin, catalyse explorations of the literary, political, and cultural influence of Baldwin’ writing and political activism, and deepen our understanding and appreciation of this complex and luminary figure.