SOLIDARITY: WHAT LOVE LOOKS LIKE IN PUBLIC 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association November 2-5, 2023 Le Centre Sheraton Montreal, Canada Submissions will open 1/1/2023 and close 2/1/2023 A well-known scholar once said that justice is what love looks like in public. Our theme for the ASA annual meeting in Montreal opens up… Read More


HCA_Spring Academy_2023_Poster_CfP The twentieth HCA Spring Academy on American Culture, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Politics, and Religion will be held from March 20-24, 2023. The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for this annual one-week conference that provides twenty international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and discuss their Ph.D. projects. In… Read More


Call for Papers The Nicknames of Distortion: A Hortense Spillers Symposium | November 11 -12, 2022 Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, Brown University In 2019, renowned American literary critic and Black feminist scholar Hortense Spillers donated her papers to the Pembroke Center’s Feminist Theory Archive in the name of the Black Feminist… Read More


American Quarterly 2023 Special Issue The Body Issue: Sports and the Politics of Embodiment Edited by Amira Rose Davis (Pennsylvania State University) and Joseph Darda (Texas Christian University) ESPN The Magazine announced its first Body Issue in 2009 as a celebration of “the diverse shapes, sizes, genders and races” of athletes’ “most important asset­­––their bodies.”… Read More


Call For Applications: Social Practice CUNY Initiative for Faculty Social Practice CUNY (SPCUNY), an initiative based at The CUNY Graduate Center that seeks to amplify the collective power of social practice artists, scholars, and advocates across the CUNY system, is currently seeking the second cohort of SPCUNY Faculty Fellows. A significant number of CUNY faculty… Read More


The Object in/of Psychoanalysis Cornell University Psychoanalysis Reading Group Conference September  23-24, 2022 (in person) Keynote Address: Joan Copjec (Brown University)  Deadline for Paper Submissions: June 1, 2022 (300 words abstract) e-mail: conferenceparg@gmail.com The Psychoanalytic Reading Group at Cornell University invites participants for a conference on the question of the object in/of psychoanalysis. We welcome… Read More


DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2022 ANNUAL BOOK AWARDS OF THE AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN PUBLICATION PRIZE The John Hope Franklin Publication Prize is distributed yearly and honors the most outstanding book published in American studies for the year preceding the annual meeting. Recipients of the award receive $1,000. The prize winner will be announced at… Read More


Please see attached CFP for the Breakin’ BLACK Reachin’ Back virtual conference in partnership with the CUNY Graduate Center English Student Association from April 29th-30th, 2022. CFP Breakin’ Black Reachin’ Back 2022 Breakin’ Black Reachin’ Back intends to create space to elevate and uplift the ongoing and often overlooked connections between the block, the basement,… Read More


The Roof is on Fire November 3-6 – New Orleans, Louisiana It’s hot in here. The temperature is rising and the water is too, the sky is dense, and the ground is giving way. We in the Anthropocene are holding onto our seats and our loved ones, shoulders tight and backs sore from the messy… Read More