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Sankofa: Call for Submissions

updated: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 5:06am
Sankofa: A Journal of African Children’s and Young Adult Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

Call for Submissions

Sankofa: A Journal of African Children’s and Young Adult Literature is accepting scholarly article submissions for its Spring 2024 (Vol. 14) publication. Sankofa welcomes articles that relate to one of the following areas:

(1)    “The African Scene,” which provides critical, scholarly articles about African children’s book authors and illustrators, trends and development in book production for children in Africa, or an examination of a specific genre or theme within African children’s, adolescent, or young adult literature (4,000-8,000 words).

Speculative Mapping -- Guaranteed Panel at SAMLA 95

updated: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 4:49am
Emerging Scholars Organization (ESO) -- Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

CFP: Speculative Mapping

SAMLA 95 (Home (memberclicks.net) will meet in Atlanta, GA from 11/9 - 11/11/2023. The ESO (Emerging Scholars' Organization) is guaranteed a panel. The CFP is below:

 

Decolonization and Development for Africa and People of African Descent

updated: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 4:48am
The 2023 Joint conference of The Social Practice of Human Rights Conference and the 6th International Conference on the Right to Development
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 22, 2023

Decolonization and Development for Africa and People of African DescentUniversity of Dayton (Dayton, Ohio)November 2-4, 2023

 

Conveners:

  • University of Dayton Human Rights Center
  • Centre for Human Rights of the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria
  • University of the Free State Centre for Human Rights, South Africa

CALL FOR PAPERS (DEADLINE EXTENDED to MAY 22, 2023)

WOCIA 2023 | Community As Rebellion: Thriving in the Academy

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:50am
Women of Color in the Academy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 19, 2023

The Women of Color in the Academy Conference brings together women of color and their allies for a variety of interactive hands-on workshops and networking opportunities. This year's hybrid conference will be held on Friday, May 19, and can be attended remotely or on the Boston campus of Northeastern University.

The theme of this year's conference, "Community as Rebellion," is inspired by Professor Lorgia García Peña's book of the same name. We are honored to welcome Professor Peña as the keynote speaker.

To learn more and register, visit https://woc.northeastern.edu/

 

A New American Vein: Critical Essays on Contemporary Appalachian Literature

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:49am
Nicole Drewitz-Crockett and Zackary Vernon
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

A New American Vein: 

Critical Essays on Contemporary Appalachian Literature

 

Scholarly Collection: Call for Contributions

 

Editors: Nicole Drewitz-Crockett and Zackary Vernon

 

The End

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:49am
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

Call for Papers

C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

THE END

Pasadena, California, March 14-16, 2024

C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists seeks submissions for its seventh biennial conference, which will take place March 14-16, 2024, in Pasadena, California. We invite individual papers or group proposals on literature and culture in and beyond the United States during the long nineteenth century.

Deadline Extended: The American South in Ten Recipes

updated: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 - 12:26pm
Christopher L. Ballengee
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

Deadline Extended: June 1, 2021

 

Call for Chapters for Edited Volume:  The American South in Ten Recipes 

Edited by Christopher L. Ballengee

Philosophy and the Existential Challenges of the 21st Century

updated: 
Friday, April 14, 2023 - 2:06pm
Essence Journal: Interdisciplinary-International Journal of Concerned African Philosophers
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

The challenges of the 21st Century are the subject matter of this special issue of Essence, Interdisciplinary- International Journal of Concerned African Philosophers is to maintain and continue the ancient Greek and African traditions of philosophical reflections on moral, metaphysical and existential challenges of humankind. In other words, this is an open-ended and historical question which
continues to confront generations and centuries of humanity as they search for what constitute reality and solutions to human
curiosity and predicament. An ever recurring theme and question in the history of philosophy and thought , the existential challenges

The Routledge Companion to James Baldwin

updated: 
Friday, April 14, 2023 - 1:41pm
Yasmin Y. DeGout
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023

We seek your expertise on the work of James Baldwin for a forthcoming volume entitled The Routledge Companion to James Baldwin. The volume will contain forty articles on this author and his work, and it promises to be the touchstone volume on Baldwin for some time to come. It seeks to be comprehensive in its treatment of Baldwin’s work and seeks to present cutting-edge scholarship on this author.  Suggested chapters for the volume are below.

 

                                       Suggested Chapters for The Routledge Companion to James Baldwin

Call for Papers: New Perspectives in Africana Studies*

updated: 
Friday, April 14, 2023 - 1:32pm
Drs. Crystal L. Edwards and Abul Pitre/ San Francisco State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Scope:

 

Established in 1968 as a direct result of Black student struggle on campus, the Black Studies Department—now Africana Studies Department— at San Francisco State University was the first Black Studies department in the nation. The establishment of the department also marked the institutionalization Black Studies “as a ‘scientific discipline’ rooted in racial redemption, liberatory scholarship and community revitalization, the discipline of Africana Studies is a body of systematized knowledge, theories, methods, and laws, which are congruent with the African centered paradigm and philosophy.” (Tshaka, 2012, p 29).

 

CFP, BIPOC Female Detectives (theme issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - 1:44pm
Elizabeth Foxwell / McFarland & Co.
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Seeking to illuminate an often marginalized space, this Clues theme issue will focus on female detectives who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color); span eras, genres, and geographical locations; and appear in texts, TV programs, films, and other media. Of particular interest are intersections among race, indigeneity, gender, age, class, or sexuality in these works, as well as projects that center BIPOC authorship and scholarship.

Some Suggested Topics:  

The Oxford Handbook of African American Humor Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 - 1:27pm
Editors: Brittney Michelle Edmonds and Danielle Fuentes Morgan
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2023

We are soliciting book chapters for a volume under contract with Oxford University Press, The Oxford Handbook of African American Humor Studies

Edited by: Dr. Brittney Michelle Edmonds (University of Wisconsin) and Dr. Danielle Fuentes Morgan (Santa Clara University)

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice

updated: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - 11:49am
Central Piedmont Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2023

The online peer-reviewed journal Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice (TALTP) is seeking articles for its Spring 2023 issue. Deadline for article submission is May 15. Visit the web site at 

https://www.cpcc.edu/teaching-american-literature-journal-theory-and-practice

For submission guidelines and send manuscripts to Patricia Bostian at Patricia.Bostian@cpcc.edu.

Journal of Ethnic American Lit seeks scholarly essays by Aug 1

updated: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - 11:12am
Journal of Ethnic American Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Journal of Ethnic American Literature, a refereed scholarly annual dedicated to new research and criticism in American literature and culture, seeks scholarly articles (5000 to 7000 words saved in Word) that use the MLA Style. Submissions with the subject line containing JEAL, Sub, your name, and the date can be emailed to journaljeal@yahoo.com. The deadline is August 1.

Symposium on the Little Tuskegees

updated: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - 10:33am
Utica Institute Museum - Hinds CC Utica
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2023

We are pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for the first annual Symposium on the Little Tuskegees, scheduled as a hybrid conference September 28-29, 2023.

September 28-29, 2023
Virtual & Utica, MS
Please see http://uticainstitute.org/symposium

Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association 11/9-11/11

updated: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - 10:22am
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) conference in Philadelphia, PA. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.

 

CFP: "Communal practices of joy and sorrow in Africa and the diaspora."

updated: 
Friday, March 24, 2023 - 8:57am
Olabode Ibironke
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Panel Sponsored by the African Languages, Literatures, and Cultures since 1990 Forum:

Modern Language Association Conference 2024 (Philadelphia)

We invite papers on shared experiences of catharsis and purgation; dance and participatory art as tropes of identity, homecoming, and healing; Truth and Reconciliation; digital culture and affective communities, etc., 

Send 250-word abstracts and CV to Bode Ibironke <oi26@rutgers.edu> by March 22. 

ASAP Roundtable: Escapology Under Fugitive Law

updated: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 2:00pm
Samantha Pergadia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Escapology Under Fugitive Law

Roundtable Proposal

 

 ASAP-14 Conference

Arts of Fugitivity

 

Wednesday, October 4th — Friday, October 6th, 2023

Seattle, WA

 

Conveners: Samantha Pergadia and Casey Patterson

 

The Paradox of Emotion in Modern Poetry (MLA 2024)

updated: 
Monday, March 20, 2023 - 12:43am
Ariana Lyriotakis / Trinity College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2023

How does modern poetry enact a paradox of emotion? This MLA 2024 special session invites proposals exploring ambivalence, co-existence or contradiction of emotive states in modern/late modern/postmodern poetics. Broader interpretations of the theme are certainly welcome. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Joy/Sorrow
  • Emotional valences
  • Mood
  • Somatic/Carnal
  • Intimacy
  • Hope/Loss
  • Pride/Shame
  • Emotion/Logic
  • Trauma
  • Embodied knowledge
  • Perception
  • Temporality
  • Phenomenology of emotions

Kindly submit your abstract (250-350 words) as well as a short bio by Monday, March 20th to:

The Griot in Doris Lessing and African/Postcolonial Diaspora Writers

updated: 
Friday, March 17, 2023 - 3:14pm
Doris Lessing Society/MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

We invite papers for an MLA 2024 session exploring figures of the griot—as chroniclers, poets, songmakers, and Memories—in Doris Lessing’s later works and in the works of writers from Africa and throughout the postcolonial diaspora. This topic has been designed to fit in with the MLA's 2024 Presidential Theme, "Celebration: Joy and Sorrow." For more details on the theme, see: <https://www.mla.org/Events/2024-MLA-Convention/Presidential-Theme-for-th....
250-word abstracts and brief bio requested.

Praxis, Joy, and Sorrow

updated: 
Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 9:47pm
Modern Language Association, HEP Part-time and Contingent Faculty Issues Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2023

Inspired by Nannie Helen Burroughs, this roundtable conversation will center on the precarity of educators working at the intersections of race, class, and gender, more importantly, the lessons faculty can learn from innovative educational praxis.

Liquid Blackness CFP - "Catastrophe (a black gathering)"

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 3:30pm
Liquid Blackness
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

CFP—“Catastrophe (a black gathering)”

liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies issue 8.2, Fall 2024

Liquid Blackness CFP - "

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 3:28pm
Liquid Blackness
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

CFP—“Exercises in Joyful Improvisational Practice”

liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies issue 9.1, Spring 2025

Black South Joy

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 3:26pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature MLA Session
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 25, 2023

Society for the Study of Southern Literature MLA 2024 Call for Papers

Given the presidential theme Celebration: Joy and Sorrow, this panel will explore the topic of “Black South Joy.”

So much of the popular discourse about the South, and about the experience of Blackness in the South particularly, revolves around narratives of white supremacist violence. As scholars of southern literature, we spend much of our time encountering Saidiya Hartman’s “scenes of subjection” in the works of both white and Black authors alike. And yet, even in the darkest moments, Black folks in the South have created rituals of celebration, not only as acts of resistance, but as reflections of the simple fact of their humanity.

Not Without Laughter: Langston Hughes and His Contemporaries [MLA2024]

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 3:25pm
Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

CFP: Langston Hughes Society Panel at the Modern Language Association

January 4-7, 2024, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Not Without Laughter: Langston Hughes and His Contemporaries

The Langston Hughes Society is pleased to invite proposals for a guaranteed session to be held at the 2024 Modern Language Association Convention (MLA2024) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

 

Australasian Journal of American Studies 2023 Call for Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 3:24pm
The University of Sydney
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 9, 2023

The Australasian Journal of American Studies or AJAS (ISSN 0705-7113) is the official journal of the Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association. It aims to publish the best submissions from around the world on all themes and all periods relating to United States history, culture, politics, film, literature, and society. We are currently seeking book and film, documentary and television reviews for our 2023 issues, scheduled for July and December. We also invite EoIs from prospective contributors to our peer-reviewed section of articles, though these would be scheduled for our late 2023 or 2024 issues.

MLA 2024: The Burden and Privilege of HBCU Graduate Students in the Anti-CRT Era

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2023 - 11:35am
Austin Anderson / Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 25, 2023

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) serve a vital function within academia, particularly for the predominantly Black student body that these historic institutions serve. There are at least 74 HBCUs that offer degrees in English, Languages, or Literature, including 10 HBCUs that offer Master or Doctoral degrees in these subjects. Some of the leading scholars of our disciplines graduated from HBCUs with at least “9 percent of full-time Black faculty earned their doctorate degrees from HBCUs [with] more than half returning to HBCUs as faculty members” (Perna, 2001).

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