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Special Issue of Southern Quarterly on the South and the Caribbean

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 11:27am
John Wharton Lowe University of Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016


    Special Issue of SOUTHERN QUARTERLY on

    Guest Editor, John Wharton Lowe

[MELUS] DEADLINE APPROACHING: Religion and US Ethnic Literature

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:25am
J. Stephen Pearson (U North Georgia)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

We invite papers exploring the representation or influence of religion and/or spirituality in ethnic U.S. literatures for a panel at MELUS 2017. Scholars might consider how multicultural encounters with religion "construct or deconstruct racial, gender, sexual, and class identities."

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 27-30, 2017 at MIT.

Hidden Narratives essay collection

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:25am
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

The dominant narratives of women in music have neglected, obscured, or minimized the successes and importance of countless female musicians who became the driving forces in the development and success of their genres. Instead, such narratives emphasize the rarity of the female musician or attribute her success to a male mentor, especially in the period before second-wave feminism. While recent research has uncovered the histories of forgotten women in art music, little work has been done on the careers of women in vernacular musics. For instance, Ruth Alice "Ronnie" Gilbert was a founding member of the Weavers, a long-time activist in social issues, and a highly influential singer-songwriter who is often overshadowed by Pete Seeger.

(Updated Due Date) Poetry and Poetics Papers for the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Annual Conference

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 1:35pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

CFP: Poetry and Poetics (Critical) 

Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2016


For the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association’s 38th Annual Conference.


February 15 - 18, 2017


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Octavia E. Butler at ALA May 2017

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 10:06am
Octavia E. Butler Literary Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 30, 2016

The OEB Literary Society plans to host two panels at the American Literature Association in Boston, May 2017. We invite prospective participants to submit proposals relating to any aspect of Butler’s life and work. We especially encourage papers/panels addressing Butler’s influence in the work of contemporary artists across genres, and would like to devote one of the panels to this topic. Please email abstracts of 300 words to Matthew Mullins at

Women Society and Culture

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 10:06am
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Women Society and Culture

Original research papers are invited for an edited book ,proposed title:   Women Society and Culture.

Scholars are invited to contribute their works in approximately 5000 words .

Please send your paper as Microsoft Word attachment as per the MLA guidelines of 7th Edition. Also submit an abstract (150 words approximately) and a brief bio note (100 words approximately).

Dr Alka Singh
Assistant Professor of English
Department of Humanities and Other Studies
Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University
Lucknow - 226012, U P, INDIA


Reading _Zero K_

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 10:05am
Don DeLillo Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 2, 2017

American Literature Association Annual Conference, May 25-28, 2017, Boston, MA
_Zero K_ (2016), the sixteenth novel by Don DeLillo, is, for some readers, a return to form and familiar themes—especially death—while for others, it extends DeLillo’s body of work into cryogenics and post-millennial ground. This panel will consider any aspect of _Zero K_, including, but not limited to, the ways in which it fits into or departs from DeLillo’s oeuvre or “late period” DeLillo; science and technology in the novel; genre and genre theory; close readings, voice, style, language, and structure; post-colonial readings; and/or relationship to the literary canon or popular culture. 

American Literature and American Religion - AARWR - CFP EXTENDED

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 10:05am
American Academy of Religion--Western Region (AAR-WR), Religion in America
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Scholars of American religion are well familiar with the problem that, in most standard narratives of American history, religion tends to play a minor and neglected role. A similar problem has been noted in the study of American literature. Scholars of American religions have worked to and may continue to help correct both of these problems.

ALA 2017 Pauline E. Hopkins Society panels on editorship and more

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 10:35am
Pauline E. Hopkins Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2016


Call for Papers

Pauline E. Hopkins Society

American Literature Association

28th Annual Conference

May 25-28, 2017

Boston, MA


The Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society will sponsor two sessions at the 28th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association.


Panel One: Pauline Hopkins and Other Editors