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MLA 2021 “#OwnVoices in Children’s and Adolescent Literature”

updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:46pm
MLA GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

MLA 2021 “#OwnVoices in Children’s and Adolescent Literature”

Guaranteed Session Sponsored by the MLA GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature Forum

Toronto, Ontario

January 7-10, 2021

Panel Chair:  Brigitte Fielder

 

Deadline for submissions: 10 March 2020

 

Scandalous Short Stories

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:24am
Timothy K. Nixon, SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

SAMLA 92 will be taking place in Jacksonville, Florida, from November 13th to the 15th. The theme of this year's conference is SCANDAL! This particular panel considers the genre of the short story juxtaposed with the conference's theme: Scandal. We welcome proposals considering short works of fiction that are scandalous, that caused a scandal, or that were inspired by scandal. By May 31st, please send a 200-word abstract, brief biography (no more than 75 words), and A/V requirements to Dr. Timothy K. Nixon, Shepherd University, at tnixon@shepherd.edu.

The Final Frontier: Space, Race, and Survival in Speculative Fiction (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 11:15am
Smaran Dayal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This panel will investigate space exploration in speculative literatures. It looks at the myriad ways in which works of speculative fiction have imagined, challenged, or otherwise engaged with outer space as a site for new colonialisms, the extension of racial supremacies, and/or environmental violence. We are especially interested in scholarship which explores the growing body of criticism situated at the intersection of black studies and speculative fiction. How has space functioned as a stand-in for the geographical expanse of the planet before its mapping and conquest by European colonialism?

SEA 2021 Biennial Conference: Call for Panels

updated: 
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 12:23pm
Society of Early Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

CALL FOR PANELS

EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

JUNE 15, 2020 (FORMERLY MAY 15, 2020)

Depression-era Environmental Literature in the U.S. (MLA 2021, Toronto)

updated: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 8:40am
Matthew Lambert, Wabash College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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Dust storms. Flooding.  The fear of nuclear fallout.  While literary critics associate American authors of the 1930s and 40s with leftist political and economic thought, they often ignore concern in the period’s literature and other cultural works with major environmental crises.  In my forthcoming book, The Green Depression: American Ecoliterature of the 1930s and 40s (U of Miss. Press, Oct. 2020), I identify ways that depression-era literature contributed to shifts in conservationist thought during the period that would lay the groundwork for the development of environmental thought in the second half of the 20th century.  

"Race, Slavery, and Social Justice in Biblical Interpretation by Historical Women

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:51pm
RECOVERING FEMALE INTERPRETERS OF THE BIBLE: Society of Biblical Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Call For Papers: We seek paper proposals on the following topics: 1) "Race, Slavery, and Social Justice in Biblical Interpretation by Historical Women: Papers Commemorating Maria Stewart." Inspired by the Boston setting of the 2020 Annual Meeting, this program unit remembers the work of Boston orator and essayist Maria W. Miller Stewart (1803-1879), the first recorded African American female political writer. We invite papers on Maria Stewart, as well as other historical women (active prior to World War I) who interpreted the Bible to promote social justice by confronting racism, slavery, and sexism. Papers should include significant attention to the historical figures’ work as biblical interpreters and their approach to scripture.

Special journal issue: Our Shared Planet (The Environment Issue)

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:46pm
Special issue of American Studies (AMSJ)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

For people of color, the future has never been a given. Whether through the policies and practices of state-sanctioned genocide, enslavement, internment, or forced relocation and migration, racialized communities have survived their worlds ending, over and over. To cite the opening lines of Sun Ra’s 1974 Afrofuturist film Space Is the Place, “It’s after the end of the world, don’t you know that yet?” This special issue critically interrogates the supposed universal notions of a shared planet, ecological demise, and what it means to be human in an era of climate change. The collection aims to center the perspectives of people of color historically and in our contemporary moment on how they envision(ed) “surviving” apocalypse.

Call for Articles: Special Issue 'Locating the Centre in Contemporary Literature'

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 8:11am
Alluvium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

CfP Alluvium 7.7 – Special Issue: 'Locating the Centre in Contemporary Literature'

Alluvium is an open access journal featuring short essays of around 2,000 words on key issues and emerging trends in 21st-century writing and criticism. The journal publishes six issues a year, employing a system of post-publication peer-review by the engaged commentariat on the message boards of the journal’s website, enabling vital current ideas to find a rapid readership. (see https://www.alluvium-journal.org/

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