Haunted Masculinities: Men and Their Ghostly Selves in American Literature Proposal for special session for MLA 2009
This is a call for submissions to be considered for publication in The St. John's University (Queens, NY) literary journal, The Humanities Review.
The journal has published several notable academics in their
respective fields over the last few years.
The working themes for the Spring edition are:
Relocating the Avant Garde: the relationship between historical facts and a language state. In the wake of President Obama's historic campaign, "Hope" is the avant garde. "Hope" is likewise changing the political landscape; so how is political language changing?
Submission deadline for the journal is the 15th of March 2009.
African American Literature and Environment MLA panel arranged by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
My name is Melissa Whitney. I am the session chair for the special topics session "Mothers in Literature of Women of Color in the Twentieth Century" at this year's RMMLA conference in Snowbird, Utah.
I am looking for mother-daughter relationships in particular but the session is not limited to that relationship. I am encouraging papers who deal with how mothers mother and the relationship between a mother's mothering and the psychological impact it has on her child, but any subject matter connected to mothers in literature of women of color will be considered. While my particular focus is on African American Women, I also encourage papers and research on literature of Chicana, Latina, Native American women etc.