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Politics and Ontology

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:34pm
ACLA 2019 - American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

"Politics and Ontology"


Organizer: Matthew Scully (Emerson College)


Politics, as that which relates to the organization of public life, and ontology, as the study of being, have long been intertwined. Left/right identity politics, for example, often ground themselves on an ontologized, or essentialized, identity. In contrast, many theorists view politics as the construction of identity. Jacques Rancière, for instance, insists that politics determines the ontological status of its subjects, rather than the reverse; no “human being” preexists the political act.

CFP: Black Performing Arts (PCA National Conference 2019, Washington, DC, April 17-20)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:48am
Popular Culture Association (Black Performing Arts Area)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Black Performing Arts:  Sound, Movement, Image, Text


Popular Culture Association

2019 National Conference


Washington Marriott Wardman Park

2660 Woodley Road NW

Washington, D.C.




April 17-20, 2019


Call For Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers


Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:34am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels and/or individual papers.  Sessions are scheduled in 1-½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.  Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes.  We encourage the submission of topics on African American and African-derived performance and culture. 

Should you or any of your colleagues be interested in submitting a proposal or have any questions, please contact:

E. Gaynell Sherrod, Ed.D., Associate Professor

Department of Dance and Choreography

Virginia Commonwealth University

1315 Floyd Avenue

P.O. Box 843007

Richmond, Virginia 23284-3007

(804) 828-1711

CFP (SEA 19): Teaching early American lit to teachers & in high schools

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:23pm
Patrick M. Erben/Society of Early Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Call for Papers: Society of Early Americanists 2019 Biennial Conference

February 27-March 3, 2019 in Eugene, Oregon

Panel 1) Teaching Teachers How to Teach Early American Literature


Panel 2) Teaching Early American Literature in High Schools

Black Popular Culture-Special Topics

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:03pm
Dr. David L. Moody/PCA/ACA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Call for Papers: Black Popular Culture-Special Topics

PCA/ACA (April 17-20, 2019)

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Washington Marriott Wardman Park/ Washington, D.C.


2019 Global Status of Women and Girls Conference: Intersectionality

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:12am
Christopher Newport University and Norfolk State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Christopher Newport University’s

College of Arts and Humanities, in partnership with Norfolk State University,

seeks abstracts for the forthcoming conference on the


Global Status of Women and Girls

to be held at CNU, March 21-23, 2019


We are pleased to announce that the theme for this year’s conference is: 


Understanding Women’s Lives and Resistance in the Past and Present


Journal of American Culture

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 11:32am
Journal of American Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 28, 2018


The Journal of American Culture is seeking contributors.  In keeping with its long-standing tradition, the journal will showcase articles on the Americas, especially those addressing broad and substantive cultural issues.


Opening & Vanishing Cities: Urban Space & Contemporary Fiction (Panel 17466)

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 7:08am
Michael Antonucci/ 2019 Northeast Modern Langauge Association Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Following on the writing of Hannah Arendt, Cathy Caruth’s work on trauma and narrative points to a “new history of disappearance.” This panel seeks to explore that “new history” in the context of the transnational space crafted within rhetorics of the American city in contemporary fiction. Writers like Teju Cole, Don DeLillo, and Leslie Marmon Silko expand on those rhetorics—addressing denial and moments of obsessive return—as flight, escape, and migration define their characters’ imaginative renderings of cities, once boundaries have vanished, limits are reached, the fence lines fail and open range surrounds them.

CFP: SEA Biennial Conference

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:29am
Society of Early Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Please submit a proposal for

The Society of Early Americanists 11th Biennial Conference

Hosted by The University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon ~ February 27th to March 2nd 2019


The Eugene biennial will be the SEA’s first on the West Coast. It will include sessions and talks exploring how the Pacific Rim and the Northwest are significant for Early American Studies.

The University of Oregon is a flagship research university with 23,600 students. Eugene is a city of 160,000 known for its organic agriculture, food, beer, and wine industries, and as “Track Town USA” for its history of famous athletes and championship meets.