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Special Issue: Visions and Words for Children of the African Diaspora, Fall 2020

updated: 
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 2:54pm
Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Guest Edited by Nancy D. Tolson, University of South Carolina This special issue of Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora is dedicated to creative artistry for children of the African Diaspora. We invite original textual and multimedia submissions devoted to interdisciplinary and creative approaches in African Diaspora Children’s and YA Literature. Submissions must focus upon literature, visual, and audio artistry created by people of the African Diaspora.

“The Negro Speaks of Rivers” at 100

updated: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 2:34pm
The Langston Hughes Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Call For Papers:

“The Negro Speaks of Rivers” at 100

 

Langston Hughes Review

Guest Editor: Shane Graham

Expected Publication: (May) 2021

 

Charles W. Chesnutt panels, American Literature Association conference (1/15/20 deadline)

updated: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 2:33pm
Charlew W. Chesnutt Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

Charles W. Chesnutt Association

American Literature Association

31st Annual Conference

May 21-24, 2020

Manchester Grand Hyatt
One Market Place
San Diego, CA

 

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 2020 ALA conference in San Diego.

 

Session One: Chesnutt and New Southern Studies

2020 American Studies Association Panel: "The Calling that We Choose to Follow: The Impact of Anthony P. Farley in Thinking Blackness and Law"

updated: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 2:32pm
Jon Jon Moore (UC Berkeley)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

People will be able to liberate themselves only after the legal superstructure itself has begun to wither away. And when we begin to overcome and to do without these [juridical] concepts in reality, rather than merely in declarations, that will be the surest sign that the narrow horizon of bourgeois law is finally opening up before us.

--Anthony P. Farley, “Perfecting Slavery”

Call for Papers: Barzakh Magazine

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 11:46am
Barzakh Magazine
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

What we’re looking for:

By defining ourselves as barzakh—a space of crossings & connectivity between histories, articulations, & media—we hope to make Barzakh Magazine a site of inquiry & revitalization. We want your fiction, poetry, criticism, personal essays, translations, paintings, drawings, photographs—any work that pushes against complacent taxonomies & forges new paths.

Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media April 3-4, 2020 CALL FOR PAPERS: MCLLM

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 11:40am
Northern Illinois University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

MCLLM 2020 Call for Papers

Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media

April 3-4, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: MCLLM

 

Conference Date: April 3rd-4th, 2020

Deadline for Proposals: December 15, 2019

Theme: “Vision 2020: Seeing and Being Seen”

Panel: The Soul of America: The Legacy of the Culture Wars

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:43pm
Canadian Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: CAAS at Congress 2020

Western University, May 30-June 1, 2020

The Canadian Association for American Studies invites paper proposals for our 2020 conference, which will be held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. 

Panel: The Soul of America: The Legacy of the Culture Wars

Organizer: Andrew Woods, Western University

Extended Deadline - CFP: Global Souths Conference (March 19-21, 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 12:21pm
University of Louisiana at Lafayette English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Fourth Annual Global Souths Conference

Formerly the Deep South in the Global South Conference

March 19-21, 2020

University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana

 

“Doing southern studies is unmasking and refusing the binary thinking--‘North’/‘South,’ nation/South, First World/Third World, self/other--that postcolonial studies has taught us is the most damaging rhetorical structure of empire. Doing southern studies is thinking geographically, thinking historically, thinking relationally, thinking about power, thinking about justice, thinking back.”             --Scott Romaine & Jennifer Rae Greeson

For My People: Dismantling the Child/Adult Dichotomy in Black Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:13pm
Ellen Donovan & Laura Dubek / College Literature Special Issue
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

In 2018 Duke University Press reissued James Baldwin’s Little Man, Little Man: A Record of Childhood. In “A James Baldwin Book, Forgotten and Overlooked for Four Decades, Gets Another Life,” New York Times writer Alexandra Alter notes that in 1976 Little Man received lukewarm reviews: “critics didn’t know what to make of an experimental, enigmatic picture book that straddled the line between children’s and adult literature.” Alter posits that because of a changed social and political climate, Baldwin’s book will now have an easier time finding an audience.

Extended Deadline: American Literature at PCA 2020

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:26pm
Corey Taylor / Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

November 24, 2019 is now the deadline for submitting proposals to the American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association’s National Conference, to be held April 15-18, 2020 at the Downtown Marriott in Philadelphia, PA.

From the Grassroots to the Statehouse: Women’s Activism and Political Power

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:04am
Graduate Program in Women's History at Sarah Lawrence College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 9, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

22nd Annual Women's History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College

From the Grassroots to the Statehouse: Women’s Activism and Political Power

Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, 2020

December 9, 2019

Free and Open to the Public

Eudora Welty and The Body

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:49am
Eudora Welty Society/ American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 3, 2020

Welty and the Body

CFP:Insecure, Awkward, and Winning: Intersectionality of Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Works of Issa Rae

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:36am
LaRonda Sanders-Senu/ Gordon State College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 2, 2019

Call for Contributors

 Insecure, Awkward, and Winning: Intersectionality of Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Works of Issa Rae

 

Edited by: Adria Y. Goldman, Ph.D., Joanna L. Jenkins, Ph.D., Andre Nicholson, Ph.D. and LaRonda Sanders-Senu, Ph.D.

 

“I was like, ‘Yo is something wrong with me? That the whole society seems to think that people like me don’t exist?’ And part of what inspired me, was this deep desire that before I died, I would make some mirrors so that kids like me might see themselves reflected back and might not feel so monstrous for it.”

Miss Ann and Mister Charlie: Confronting Whiteness

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 3:23pm
Canadian Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

Miss Ann and Mister Charlie: Confronting Whiteness

CAAS Board-Sponsored Panel

The popularity of the Wypipo as a Twitter hashtag has drawn new attention to the ways in which various communities have long critiqued the ways of whiteness and its practitioners from beyond the academy. This board-sponsored panel invites papers that consider such critiques, whether historical, virtual, literary, cinematic, or beyond.  Topics might include white fragility, Women’s Marches, cultural products such as Dear White People, viral Beckys, and more.

The Absurdity of Racism: an International Chester Himes Conference.

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 1:49pm
William Dow The American Univeristy of Paris
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Absurdity of Racism: an International Chester Himes Conference.

4-6 June, 2020

Co-Directors Alice Mikal Craven and William E. Dow

American University of Paris

 

 

 

 

Chester Himes quotes Albert Camus in the opening to the second volume of his autobiography:  "Racism is absurd. Racism introduces absurdity into the human condition…If one lives in a country where racism is held valid and practiced in all ways of life, eventually, no matter whether one is a racist or a victim one comes to feel the absurdity of life". 

 

Mystery/Detective Fiction Area, SWPACA--Deadline Extended!

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 1:09pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Call for Papers

Mystery/Detective Fiction Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 20, 2019 (Extended!)

Art as Liberation in the Black Fantastic

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 2:47am
Third Stone Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Across the African diaspora, art was a form of expression and liberation at times of widespread cultural oppression, enabling artists of color to resist the tradition of silencing while preserving their histories, traditions, and more in ways that could be passed down intergenerationally. While much art worked to fulfill a political purpose by pushing for equality and liberty in oppressive cultures, other works aimed at achieving liberation by way of celebrating Black cultural forms, from the cutting-edge music of Erykah Badu to that of Janelle Monae.

Call for Papers: African-American Literature at CEA 2020

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 2:46am
Christopher Varlack, Special Topics Chair with the College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers: African-American Literature at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on African-American literature for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

American Elegy, Now

updated: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 5:52pm
ALA American Poetry Symposium (Washington DC, February 20-22, 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers:

Deadline Approaching: American Literature at PCA 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:43pm
Corey Taylor / Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

The American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association invites submissions for our National Conference, to be held April 15-18, 2020 at the Downtown Marriott in Philadelphia, PA. The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 1, 2019.

Forging Identities: Agency, Voice, and Representation in African American Literature and Beyond

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 3:53pm
Howard University Graduate English Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 2, 2019

The Howard University Graduate English Student Association’s 5th Annual Conference

Forging Identities: Agency, Voice, and Representation in African American Literature and Beyond

 

Deadline for Submissions: December 2, 2019

Conference Date: March 26 and 27, 2020

Conference Location: The Browsing Room of Founders Library, Howard University

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Keith D. Leonard, Author of Fettered Genius

UPDATE: "In a Speculative Light: The Arts of James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney"

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:44pm
University of Tennessee Humanities Center
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

NEH-Funded INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: CALL FOR PAPERS

"In a Speculative Light: The Arts of James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney"

Date of symposium: February 19-21, 2020

Deadline for Proposals: November 1, 2019

 

Confirmed Keynotes:

Frederick Moten,

Professor of Performance Studies, NYU Tisch School of the Arts & Professor, The European Graduate School

Hilton Als,

Signs Special Issue: Rethinking “First Wave” Feminisms

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:28pm
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Over the past several decades, scholarship in a variety of disciplines has challenged the “wave” model of feminism. Inspired by the 2020 centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment, this special issue seeks to rethink “first wave” feminisms in a heterogeneous and expansive way—by pushing geographic, chronological, and ideological boundaries and by broadening the definition of whom we usually think of as early feminists. While contributions on the Nineteenth Amendment in the United States, and the suffrage movement worldwide, are welcome, we also encourage submissions that consider early manifestations of feminism and feminist movements in broad and global terms. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to submit their work.

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