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The Black Arts Movement

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 3:45pm
Dr. Verner Mitchell (University of Memphis, Memphis, TN) and Dr. Cynthia Davis (San Jacinto College, Houston, TX)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Established scholars in the field of African-American letters seek contributors for a comprehensive volume they are editing on the Black Arts Movement. The book is under contract with a major academic press. Entries should run from 250 words for minor topics and up to approximately 3,000 for major topics. For more information and available authors, groups, works, etc., please contact Verner Mitchell at vdmtchll@memphis.edu.

Notes on Camp

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:20pm
John Brittingham (Greenville College) and Andrew Marzoni (Georgia Institute of Technology)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 19, 2016

Since the first back-to-the-land movements of the late nineteenth century, summer camps have occupied a unique place in the American cultural imagination. Part coming of age ritual, part sanctuary, part nostalgia, part babysitter, summer camps have expanded from a select few operations to a cornucopia of specialized options in the twenty-first century: sports camp, music camp, nerd camp, fat camp, bible camp, coding camp, cooking camp––with every summer comes new possibilities.

Critical Voices 2017: Memory, Culture, and Identity

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 1:24pm
Graduate Students in English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2017

Do you have a unique research topic? Are you working on a thesis or dissertation? Would you like to gain experience presenting your research as well as network with your peers? If so, Critical Voices welcomes you!

Submit a project or presentation at the sixth annual Critical Voices Conference. This conference, which will host both graduate and undergraduate presenters, is open to all departments in the school of Arts & Sciences, including: English, History, Philosophy, and Religion, as well as Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science.

Confinement: From the Prison Block to the Margins

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 1:25pm
University of North Alabama English Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 30, 2016

Call for Papers:

The University of North Alabama English Department

Announces the 8th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English

February 24-25, 2017

 

Confinement: From the Prison Block to the Margins

 

Literature (General)

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 1:26pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Area Chair is now accepting proposals to the “Literature (General)” category. This area will

provide a forum for scholarly presentations on literary subjects outside of our more specific

literature areas. Before submitting to the General area, please peruse the specific area list at

http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for- papers/

Areas of interest might include:

Special Topic Title CEA (3/30-4/1/2017)

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 1:27pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

International Thomas Merton Society

 

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College English Association

 

 

Hilton Head SC—March 30-April 1, 2017

Call for Papers

 

Ingest with Care: Asian American Bodies Consuming

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:25pm
Shawn Higgins / Association for Asian American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

AAAS 2017 Special Session CFP (Please share widely).
13-15 April 2017, Portland, OR


 

"Ingest with Care: Asian American Bodies Consuming" explores the foods, drinks, supplements, carcinogens, and other matter consciously either consumed or rejected by Asian American bodies. Ideally, this diverse panel will feature scholars of the humanities, social studies, and the sciences.

150-250 word abstract and CV by 1 October 2016; Shawn Higgins (shawn.higgins@nmt.edu).

Roots at 40: Reflections and Remembrances

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:20pm
Goodwin College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

In the final week of January, 1977, the ABC miniseries Roots became the most-watched television program of all time. To the surprise of the show’s producers, Roots became not only a ratings windfall, but a cultural phenomenon, articulating an African-American counter-narrative of American history, provoking a dialogue about the legacy of slavery, and presenting African-American characters with a dignity and integrity that differed sharply from the caricatured representations common to television up to that time. In many ways, the response to the show by the media and the general public constitutes the first of many “conversations about race” that have punctuated the Post-Civil Rights era.

I <3 Pop DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 15TH

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:21pm
The Comparative Literature Department at the Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

I <3 POP: An Interdisciplinary Conference

November 10-11, 2016. Keynote speaker: TBD

Department of Comparative Literature at The Graduate Center, CUNY; New York, NY

“If I had to choose between the Doors and Dostoyevsky, then—of course—I’d choose Dostoyevsky. But do I have to choose?” –Susan Sontag

There seems to be no end to the anxieties, fantasies, pleasures, and possibilities of pop culture—how we consume it, avoid it, appreciate it, and allow it to inform our identities. Yet, can we theorize pop today? And if so, to what extent are we obligated to do so?

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