The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies, housed at Collin College, a two-year institution serving Collin County, is pleased to announce a one-day Working-Class Studies conference for interested scholars and students. The conference will consist of panels in a range of disciplines and on a variety of issues related to social class and labor issues, both historical and contemporary. The keynote speaker will be noted scholar Dr. David Roediger, Foundation Professor of American Studies and History at The University of Kansas. Dr. Roediger’s recent books include Seizing Freedom: Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All, How Race Survived U.S.
CFP: Second Biennial EAAS Women’s Network Symposium
Transnational Feminism and/in American Studies
University of Lausanne
March 31–April 1, 2017
Seeking conference paper proposals for ASLE: Association for Studies in Literature and Environment.
The Anthropocene has developed largely because of our cultures of work and our work machines. This fact calls for a reevaluation of work. How might this effort proceed? How should we reimagine labor and leisure in light of climate change? What does the news of the Anthropocene teach us about ideologies of labor and leisure? What does the naming technology of “the Anthropocene” make possible? What does it suppress or disable?
Seeking proposals for a special session at the 2017 NeMLA Convention in Baltimore, March 23-26. How does a riot speak? How do we articulate and explore the riot as news, art, event, and mechanism for social change? How do riots redefine urban landscapes and the ways in which we inhabit and express them? Presentations welcome on riot in literary and theatrical works, such as poems and plays by Anna Deavere Smith, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Luis Valdez, as well as work in other contemporary media and social spheres. Papers on the literature and voices of the Stonewall Riots and papers with an emphasis on urban, cultural, ethnic, and Queer studies approaches and cross-cultural approaches to the phenomenon of the riot are also welcome.
From March 21-24, 2017, the Humanities Division at Essex County College will host its Fifth Annual Humanities Conference, "Radical Humanities: The Radical Tradition in the Humanities." Although the idea of radicalism can, in some ways, seem antithetical to our understanding of "tradition," this conference will, in part, examine the roots and patterns of radical thought in humanities discourse (including literature, philosophy, art, music, theater, dance, media, architecture, and design) as well as explore works, ideas, and movements that may be seen as radical or revolutionary.
CFP: “The Midwest in the Time of F. Scott Fitzgerald”
14th International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference
St. Paul, Minnesota
June 25 – July 1, 2017
M4BL and the Critical Matter of Black Lives: A Special Issue of Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly
Guest Editors: Brittney Cooper (Rutgers University) and Treva Lindsey (Ohio State University)
Submit: Abstracts of 300-500 words in length by November 1, 2016 to email@example.com
Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities 2017, Ryerson University May 27-30
Jointly Sponsored Panel: Association for Canadian College and University Teachers of English and Canadian Association for American Studies
Racing Against the Numbers: Speculating Racialized Futurity
“At the current rate, it would take until the year 2241 for the average black family to accumulate wealth equal to what white families have today. And it would take Latinos until 2097 to reach parity with whites…assuming the average wealth of white families holds steady at today’s levels.”—Kate Davidson, The Wall Street Journal
The Contemporary Adventure Narrative – Call for Papers to be Included in a Panel at the 2017 International Conference on Narrative
The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Junot Diaz and Edwidge Danticat, Robert Hass and Jorie Graham, Dave Eggers and Jhumpa Lahiri without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.