A century and a half after the abolition of slavery in the United States, the Underground Railroad, the formal and informal network of routes and people that helped fugitive slaves escape from the slaveholding South to freedom between the end of the 18th century and the Civil War, still draws considerable scholarly attention, whether it be through investigating its history or debating its many representations in public memory, literature and various art forms (Schulz, 2016). Considered “a model of democracy in action,” “the nation’s first great movement of civil disobedience since the American Revolution,” and “an epic of high drama” (Bordewich, 2005, p.
UPDATE: Call for Panel proposals for 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
“Fictional Representations of North American Ideological Environment/ Space
and Place Divisions”
CFP: African-American Literature at the College English Association Conference, April 5-7, 2018
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
Address: 333 1st St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
The College English Association (CEA)—a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, now welcomes proposals for presentations in the area of African-American literature for our 49th annual conference. Interested participations should submit a proposal at cea-web.org.
CFP: SSAWW Panel at the College Language Association Convention, April 2018
Hosted by DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois
“Rewrit[ing] the American Literary Landscape”:
American Women Writers across the Diaspora and Tales of Black Metropolitan Life
Please consider submitting proposals for the 2018 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies panel on "Theatre, Performance, and Slavery." This panel is sponsored by the ASECS Performance Studies Caucus; we are interested in work by scholars from a variety of national-linguistic traditions (French, Spanish, English, Portuguese, Dutch), as well as comparatists. ASECS 2018 will take place in Orlando, Florida, from March 22-25; deadline for receipt of proposals is September 15.
CFP: Theatre, Performance, and Slavery
Kimberly Drake, the editor of the proposed book Critical Insights: Literature of Inequality, a collection of scholarly essays (under contract with Grey House Publishing/EBSCO), seeks contributions on literature, music, and film/television dealing with inequality and social injustice.
Call for Papers: Literature and Intersectionality
Fourth Annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Student Conference
Lehigh University English Department
Date: Friday, March 2-Saturday, March 3
The Urgency of Now (and Then): Contemporary Representations of African American History (Panel)
49th NeMLA Annual Convention
April 12-15, 2018 / Pittsburgh, PA
Call For PapersRendering (the) Visible III: LiquidityAtlanta, February 8-10, 2018Deadline: October 20, 2017
Since the early 2000s, the idea of “liquidity” has been mobilized in discourses ranging from social theory to aesthetics, from informatics to architecture, to describe a new relationship with the networked environments of life within global capital. More specifically, within the study of moving image culture, we have seen an increasing turn toward affective relations, plasticity, resonances and flows, whereby images and sounds—no longer grounded in an analogical relation to the real—are seen variously as malleable, untethered, “viral,” or fluid.
Title: Make America Hate Again: Trump-Era Horror & the Politics of Fear
Collection Editor: Dr Victoria McCollum (Ulster University)
Deadline for Abstracts: September 30, 2017