Albany State University's department of English and modern languages has issued a call for papers for its upcoming conference, "Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop," which will be held on April 16-19. For this conference, the department seeks essays/papers that relate to any aspect of stories and histories of Hip Hop or Hip-Hop studies and pedagogy. Subjects may include, but are not limited to: literature, demographics, history, politics, economics, education, health care, fine arts, religion, social sciences, and business. Each presenter will have 15-20 minutes for paper presentations or 45-minutes for a round-table discussion on targeted issues or topics. Other formats (i.e., ethnodrama, performance, poetry, autoethnography, and fiction) are welcome as well. The department is also seeking regional and local talent to perform on the final night of the conference. Visit the conference's website for more details.
Web site: http://circlingourwagons.wix.com/hip-hop-conference
The Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) at California State University at Northridge is accepting proposals for its annual spring conference, "Voyages," which will be held on March 15. AGSE seeks critical papers/panels and creative pieces that explore the process of change and potential conflict inherent in physical, intellectual, and/or emotional voyages. Both papers/panel proposals and creative works from a range of disciplines will be accepted. Both graduate and undergraduate students may submit. Visit the website for more details.
Web site: http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/59143
12/22/2014: Social and behavioral sciences
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the critical and visual studies program at the Pratt Institute will host a conference titled, "Who Remembers the Armenians: The Art and Politics of Memory and Denial," in collaboration with the Armenian genocide program at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University. The conference will take place on May 1-2. Scholars and artists are invited to submit abstracts of papers that discuss and conceptualize political, social, historical, and theoretical debates, and examine cultural productions focusing on historical inquiry, social, cultural and legal implications, artistic production, contemporary dialogue, and collaborations dealing with the memories of genocide. Please email abstracts no longer than 300 words along with a CV and any special requirements for the presentation to the email provided below. Accepted papers will be announced by the end of January.