Call For Papers- Black Literature and Black Heroes
Call For Papers- Black Literature and Black Heroes
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).
America and Deep Time: Alternate Geographies, Temporalities, and Histories
25-27 October 2023
Decolonization and Development for Africa and People of African DescentUniversity of Dayton (Dayton, Ohio)November 2-4, 2023
CALL FOR PAPERS (DEADLINE EXTENDED to MAY 22, 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
Scholarly Collection: Call for Contributions
Editors: Nicole Drewitz-Crockett and Zackary Vernon
Call for Papers
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
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.
In Other Wor(l)ds: Romanticism at the Crossroads, a special issue of Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780-1840
Deadline Extended: June 1, 2021
Call for Chapters for Edited Volume: The American South in Ten Recipes
Edited by Christopher L. Ballengee
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
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
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).
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:
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)
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
For submission guidelines and send manuscripts to Patricia Bostian at Patricia.Bostian@cpcc.edu.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is August 1.
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
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.
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 <email@example.com> by March 22.
Escapology Under Fugitive Law
Arts of Fugitivity
Wednesday, October 4th — Friday, October 6th, 2023
Conveners: Samantha Pergadia and Casey Patterson
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:
Kindly submit your abstract (250-350 words) as well as a short bio by Monday, March 20th to:
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.
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.
CFP—“Catastrophe (a black gathering)”
liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies issue 8.2, Fall 2024
CFP—“Exercises in Joyful Improvisational Practice”
liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies issue 9.1, Spring 2025
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.
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:
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.
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).