The Marilynne Robinson Society will be hosting a panel on a wide variety of topics connected to Robinson’s essays and novels at the annual conference of the American Literature Association in San Diego. Given the special conference theme of frontiers and borders, papers that attempt to engage with this theme are particularly welcome. Please submit abstracts of around 300 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb 1, 2020.
The First Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, April 25 and 26, 2020
Performing Labor: (Re)Evaluations within the Humanities
Call for Papers
Pauline E. Hopkins Society
American Literature Association
31th Annual Conference
May 21-24, 2020
San Diego, CA
Pauline E. Hopkins and Social Justice
Movement and Progress: Beyond, Ahead, and Post- in American Dance and Music
Adeline Chevrier-Bosseau (Université Clermont-Auvergne) and Mathieu Duplay (Université de Paris)
DEADLINE EXTENDED for submissions: January 24, 2019
Contact email: email@example.com
Conference dates: April 16 and 17th, 2020
Location: University of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA
Keynote Speaker: Martin F. Manalansan, author of Queering the Middle: Race Region and a Queer Midwest (2014) and Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora (2003)
“Always read good books...and bad people.”
TS Madison, trans activist and social media influencer
Call for Chapter Proposals: The Edinburgh Companion to Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities
Gavin Miller, Anna McFarlane, and Donna McCormack (eds).
Masculinities have been created and codified by every aspect of society, and have been embodied in everything from images of cave men to the Ken doll. Much of this creation depends upon the stifling of manifestations of masculinities that, over time, fluctuate in terms of social acceptability and utility. This volume will interrogate classic and contemporary cultural products in order to expose and explore how and why masculinities have been censored as “toxic” or are increasingly being silenced in other ways. The collection seeks to offer a mindful engagement with the rapidly evolving field of masculinity studies and the emergent crises facing masculinities of all kinds.
Call for Papers:
"Encounters with Early Black Radicalism"
American Studies Association
2020 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD, USA
CFP: Seeking panelist proposals for Creativity within Revolt, the American Studies Association (ASA) 2020 annual conference taking place November 12-15, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland USA
Full panel proposal to be submitted to the ASA review committee conference information available here: https://www.theasa.net/node/6047
Please submit proposals via http://www.shannonforrester.com/cfp on or before: January, 25, 2020
The Zora Neale Hurston Florida Education Foundation, Inc. welcomes you to:
March 28, 2020
Fort Pierce, Florida
“A Year of Celebrating, Educating, and Recognizing”
This festival consists of three components: Community Development, African-American Culture, and The Literary Legacy of Zora Neale Hurston. To celebrate, educate, and recognize the literary legacy of Zora Neale Hurston, the foundation seeks papers from multiple disciplines conducting work around the theme of… COMMUNITY.
Deadline for Submissions: February 23, 2020
CALL FOR PAPERS
African American Literature and Culture Society
American Literature Association
31st Annual Conference
May 21-24, 2020Manchester Grand Hyatt
One Market Place
San Diego, CA
The African American Literature and Culture Society invites abstracts (of no more than 250 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the American Literature Association (http://americanliteratureassociation.org/). We will also consider a limited number of panel proposals (of no more than 500 words).
SSAWW will sponsor two panels at the 2020 American Literature Association Conference, one on “Toni Morrison and Her Legacy” and one on “Women’s Rights, Women’s Suffrage.”
“Toni Morrison and Her Legacy”
The profound loss of a defining voice of American women’s writing demands our attention as we consider the work of women writers of the past and present. We invite papers which engage with Morrison’s writing, her work in relation to other women writers, and her legacy as a defining figure in American literature.
“Women’s Rights, Women’s Suffrage”
Blurring distinctions between the morally edifying, instructive, and perverse, P.T. Barnum’s American Museum at the corner of Broadway and Ann Street in New York was central to the emerging culture of popular entertainment in the 1840s-1860s. Les Harrison estimates that by 1865, forty-one million visitors attended P.T. Barnum’s American Museum in New York: nearly six million more than the total population of the United States at the conclusion of the Civil War.
***Proposals are due January 31, 2020. Full chapters are due March 6, 2020, for review.
This enhanced version of Equity, Equality, and Reform will revisit current trends and issues in contemporary public education. There will also be opportunities for contributors to highlight emerging topics that have a significant impact on teaching and learning, which may include (but not limited to): the education of English Language Learners, Social Emotional Learning, and revamping teacher education.
Objectives of the Book
Chapters are solicited for inclusion in an edited volume titled Activism in the Name of God: Religion and Black Feminist Public Intellectuals from the Nineteenth Century to the Present.
Please send inquiries to Jami.Carlacio@yale.edu to pitch your idea.
Still Accepting Proposals!
The Cinema Television Literature Association welcomes proposals for a panel to be held at the 2020 American Literature Association Conference in San Diego, May 21-24, 2020.
The panel “Film and Literary Texts” seeks four presentations on the use of American literary texts in feature films or long format episodic series or the use of film or long format episodic series in American literary works.
Proposals (for presentations no longer than twenty minutes) should include the title of the panel, the title of your presentation, your name and affiliation, and a 200-400 word abstract.
Close-Up Call for Submissions in Black Camera : An International Film Journal
BlacKkKlansman (2018): On the Right Side of History
Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition. Submissions are peer-reviewed by a selection board at BYU, and final decisions are made by the journal's Editors-in-Chief in consultation with a faculty advisor.
Alabama State University Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Conference: April 7-8, 2020
Call for Papers
Deadline: March 1, 2020
Location: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Alabama State University is pleased to announce that our Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Conference will be held at the J. Garrick Hardy Student Center on the campus of Alabama State University on April 7-8, 2020. We invite scholars from all areas of the Liberal Arts and Social Sciences to submit individual or panel proposals. We welcome submissions from graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members.
5th Spiral Film and Philosophy Conference
May 8-9, 2020
The Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association of the University of Texas at Dallas will hold its eleventh annual graduate symposium on February 22, 2020 at the UTD campus in Richardson, Texas. The RAW: Research, Art, and Writing Conference is organized by and for students and offers an opportunity for scholars to share their work and ideas with peers across the humanities disciplines.
As interdisciplinary scholars, what is our role in the representation of origins and legacies?
Periodicals, Protest, and the South: Periodicals--especially those addressed to regional or other focused communities--have long been credited as potent political forces for organizing social protest movements and collectives. From radical New Orleans abolitionist papers to contemporary university publications, southern periodicals have helped to articulate and circulate protests against racism, economic exploitation, institutionalized inequality, and many other social ills.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: NEW DEADLINE--DECEMBER 22, 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. Applicants may submit a proposal to one of our CAAS-sponsored panels or roundtables (listed below), or to our General CFP.
Deadline for Paper Proposals: ~NEW DEADLINE: DECEMBER 22, 2019~
Resources for American Literary Study, a biannual journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship, is inviting submissions for 2020. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. The journal also welcomes pedagogically focused submissions examining archival study in the classroom.
The 2020 First Book Institute
May 31-June 6, 2020
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature
"African Perceptions of the Black Diaspora"
It is not surprising that the diaspora, in its representations of the origin seeks to establish and maintain the links with the dreamed motherland for everything leads to think that the place left, voluntarily or because of political, historical and even natural contingencies, do not leave the diasporic subject. Confronted with an in-between situation, his creative work articulates different identities, opposing cultures and a vague memory of the origin. But how does this origin think and represent its diaspora? This is the central question of this anthology, essentially dedicated to Africa.
African American Literature and Culture Society
American Literature Association Symposium
February 20-22, 2020Klimpton Hotel Palomar
2121 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
SPARK 2020 CALL
BLACK STUDIES, ACTIVISM & EMERGENCE
Deadline for Submission for May 2020 Issue: 30 December 2019
Sparkis an online-only, open-access, peer-reviewed journal published annually. It provides a forum for activist students, teachers, and researchers in writing, rhetoric, and literacy studies to articulate the public and disciplinary value of their social justice pursuits.
Beyond the Culture: Black Popular Culture and Social Justice is the first popular culture and social justice conference to be held at Georgia State University. The conference will be held in Atlanta on February 6 and 7, 2020. The purpose of this conference is to critically examine the use of popular culture in social justice. Specifically, this conference will examine the ways in which artists, scholars and activists have used popular culture to pursue social justice. Various forms of popular culture are used in the fight for social justice across the many realities of the human condition. This includes music, comic books, literature, film, television programs and social media branding.
Core Futures Conference 2020: Race in Core
Hosted by the Intellectual Heritage Program, Temple University
Friday-Saturday, March 13-14