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The Black Arts Movement in the United States and Algeria

updated: 
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 10:33am
Faculté des Langues Etrangeres/Université Abd el Hamid Ibn Badis/Algeria
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

International Conference on

“The Black Arts Movement in the United States and Algeria”

18-19 November, 2019

 

MLA 2020: Queer Arabs / Queer Narratives

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:36am
Dr. Rachel Norman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

We seek papers for the MLA 2020 conference that discuss representations of queerness (interpreted broadly) within Arab and Arab American texts. How do representations of queer characters, queer narrative structures, queer language, etc., function and to what end? Send 250-word abstracts and a brief bio to Dr. Rachel Norman (rnorman@linfield.edu). Deadline March 15.

African American Literature Section, MMLA 2019, 11/14-11/17 in Chicago

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:30am
Dr. Almas Khan / Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

In The Souls of Black Folk (1903), W. E. B. Du Bois famously conceptualized doubleness as the condition of black life in America, asserting: “It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. One ever feels his two-ness,—an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.” African American literature has often thematically foregrounded double-consciousness, in addition to representing doubles, doppelgängers, and other forms of duality.

MLA 2020: “The Unbearable Wrongness of Being”: Abjection, Power, and the Possibilities of the Human in Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:26am
Debarati Biswas/ Hunter College, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019

In her conversation with Katherine Mckittrick, Sylvia Wynter reminds us that black/lesbian/feminists in the sixties such as June Jordan took up and further elaborated “the color line’s range of subjectively experienced nonnormalcy of being.” They voiced their outcry against what Jordan defines as our “unbearable wrongness of being.” This panel examines the presidential theme of being human by shifting our gaze to the abject spaces and formulations that function to deny humanity to certain subjects. To create the “human” normative literary and cultural production interprets racialized and queer subjects through the lens of social death.

William Faulkner Society - MLA 2020 - Open Call

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:25am
William Faulkner Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

William Faulkner Society Open Call for Papers The William Faulkner Society is issuing an open call for papers. Submit 250-word individual abstracts or panel proposals with panel description, 250-word abstracts, and panelists' email addresses in Word attachments to Taylor Hagood at thagood@fau.edu.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, 15 March 2019

Taylor Hagood, Florida Atlantic U (thagood@fau.edu )

Reading the Landscape

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:25am
Graduate Literature Student Association of City College of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

“Reading the Landscape”

The Second Annual City College of New York Graduate Literature Conference

Conference Date: May 17, 2019

Submission Deadline: April 5, 2019

Landscapes inspire contemplation. Some consider landscapes to be natural while others see them as something created by effacing people and their work. Much literature centers on relationships between people and landscapes and how these relationships are shaped by economic forces.

Unearthing Indigeneity and Color Lines from 1865 to 1965

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:22am
DeLisa Hawkes & Tim Bruno/ U of Maryland - College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The annual conference of the Modern Language Association will meet on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, WA.

This special session seeks to recover forgotten authors’ lived responses to white supremacy beyond the black-white dichotomy. Focus will be on North American authors and justice movements from 1865-1965.

Please submit your 250-word proposal and brief C.V. to DeLisa Hawkes (dhawkes@umd.edu) and Tim Bruno (tbruno@umd.edu) by Friday, March 15, 2019. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions.

The (re)Making of a Movement: New Perspectives on the 1960s Counterculture. Keynote Speaker: Angela Davis

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:00am
Humber College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019

The (re)Making of a Movement: New Perspectives on the 1960s Counterculture

Keynote Speaker: Angela Davis… Activist, Author, Educator, and Scholar

Submission Deadline: May 30, 2019

Conference Date: Octbober 26-27, 2019

Location: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens’ Quay West, Toronto, Canada.

Please submit online:  https://www.humber.ca/liberalarts-ifoa/call-proposals

 

Pre-1900 American Literature

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:59am
SAMLA 91: Languages--Power, Identity, and Relationships
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

This panel welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of Pre-1900 American Literature, although proposals addressing the SAMLA 91 conference theme of Languages: Power, Identity, and Relationships are especially welcome. The SAMLA 91 conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, November 8–10, 2019. By June 1, 2019, please submit an abstract of 250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Caitlan Sumner, University of Alabama, at casumner@crimson.ua.edu.

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