The fiction of Octavia E. Butler has fired the imaginations of academics and activists alike. Quite often, however, these communities are walled off from one another. Butler’s explorations of the environment, sexuality, race, politics, and many other topics have established her legacy as a revolutionary, and her influence cannot be contained by the traditional categories and boundaries in which knowledge is typically organized. Her work is too vital to be put into any kind of box. For our second biennial conference, the Octavia E.
Black Masculinity in the Trump Era
North Carolina Central University's Departments of Language and Literature and Mass Communication will host the ninth African American Literature/Studies Symposium on Thursday, February 8, 2018. This year's theme is "Black Masculinity in the Trump Era". The symposium will explore various contemporary approaches to the study of Black Masculinity in African American Studies.
Possible Paper topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Afrofuturism, Authenticity, Disability Studies, Drama, Folklore, Gender Studies, Hip Hop Studies, Intertextuality, Film/Television, Literary Canon, Memory, Protest, Pop Culture, and Urban Literature
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43rd Annual Conference of the
NEW YORK AFRICAN(A) STUDIES ASSOCIATION
Seton Hall University, NJ
April 13 – 14, 2018
THEME: GLOBAL AFRICA: HUMAN MIGRATION, THE AFRICAN DIASPORA, AND THE FUTURE
CFP: NEMLA 2018 Poetry, Assemblage, and Spaces of Appearance
April 12-15, 2018
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 15
Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Digital Humanities in Popular Culture Area
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2017
Women in the work of Woody Allen
‘I’m interested in the relationships that women have with other women’
Saturday 13th January 2018
As part of a prospective edited volume, this one-day conference will explore the role and representation of women in the work of Woody Allen including his films, his plays, written work and his recent Amazon TV serial. It is our intention to bring together researchers to consider how women are represented in the work of Woody Allen, to consider the notion of the male perspective on writing women, and to explore the various approaches to relationships with and between women.
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SHAKESPEARE AND SCIENCE FICTION
The Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy (CSFF)
Anglia Ruskin University
28 April, 2018
The expansion of bilingual and multilingual education in an increasingly globalised world involves a series of intrinsic challenges to which both teachers and students respond with changes and innovations – technological, methodological or procedural – with respect to the traditional model of learning-teaching. In parallel with this, it also offers an interesting field of study to undertake research into the learning of a language in all its domains – linguistic, social, or cultural – not only from theoretical approaches, but also in order to uncover areas of improvement and good practice.