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Montage of a Dream Deferred: Projecting Langston Hughes's Vision During Covid-19: A Special Issue of The Langston Hughes Review

updated: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 11:21pm
The Langston Hughes Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Recently, in an epic #Verzuz battle organized by producer Swizz Beatz and rapper-producer Timbaland, the Grammy-Award winning singers Erykah Badu and Jill Scott appeared on Instagram live. Therein Scott invoked Langston Hughes as an inspirational artist, pointing to the poet’s continued popularity in the twenty-first century, especially during #Covid19. For countless African Americans, the death tolls from the virus, inadequate health care, unemployment, and white supremacist bigotry epitomize Hughes’s notion of the dream deferred. Video footage released May 26, 2020, showed officer Derek Chauvin of the Minneapolis Police Department kneeling on Floyd’s neck for at least seven minutes in broad daylight. Floyd died afterward.

Social Movements Initiated by Literature and Writing

updated: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 5:15pm
Dr.Maryann P.DiEdwardo, Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Social Movements Initiated by Literature and Writing

Northeast Modern Language Association

52nd Annual Convention 

March 11-14, 2021 Philadelphia, PA.  Marriott Downtown 

http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

Chair:Dr.Maryann P.DiEdwardo

Submit abstracts to:  

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18500

 Deadline 09/30/2020

Chapters for "Transgender Literary Theory and Criticism"

updated: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 4:02pm
Douglas Vakoch, PhD / CIIS
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transgender Literary Theory and Criticism. We are seeking chapters that show how transgender theory can provide novel insights for developing literary theory and conducting literary criticism, as well as chapters that analyze specific literary works that explore transgender identity and experience from the perspectives of a variety of literary theories. A sampling of confirmed contributions follows:

Call for Proposals/Submissions: Reexamining Arthur Conan Doyle

updated: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 1:28pm
Nils Clausson
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

Cambridge Scholars Publishing announces a Call for Proposals/Submissions for a collection of essays provisionally entitled Re-examining Arthur Conan Doyle, edited by Nils Clausson, author of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Art of Fiction: A Revaluation (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2018; paperback 2019). The focus of the collection will be on re-examining all aspects of Arthur Conan Doyle’s life and writings. Proposals should make clear how the chapter will specifically contribute to the project of re-examination.

Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy (update)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 8:30am
ULICES/Messengers from the Stars Project
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Messengers from the Stars:

On Science Fiction and Fantasy

No. 5, 2020

Edited by: Matthew Hill

Co-edited by: João Félix

 

Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. The 2020 issue will be dedicated to the following theme:

Utopias, Dystopias, Ecotopias and Heterotopias

Rethinking Relations: Michel Serres and the Environmental Humanities (Conference)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 6:25am
University of Konstanz
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Rethinking Relations - Michel Serres and the Environmental Humanities

An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Konstanz, Germany

November 11-13, 2021

Organizers:

Moritz Ingwersen, American Studies, Konstanz

Beate Ochsner, Media Studies, Konstanz

 

So forget the word environment, commonly used in this context.

--Serres, The Natural Contract--

(New Dates) Situations Annual Conference 2020 (Nov 26-27, 2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 1:50am
Yonsei University, Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 20, 2020

 

(Update on) Situations Annual Conference 2020

 

Between Asia and Europe: Whither Comparative Cultural Studies?

 

University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Nov 26-27, 2020

 

 

** The conference is now scheduled for Nov 26-27, 2020.

** The deadline for your 4,000-word proposal, which includes a 100-word bio statement and a 150-word abstract, is Sep 20, 2020.

 

SAMLA 92: Scandalous Humor/Humorous Scandal (Conference Now Fully Online)

updated: 
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 6:08pm
American Humor Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

Both perennial elements of a society, scandal is often fodder for humor, and humor fodder for scandal. From their subversion of existing power structures, to issues of critical reception, to objectionable behavior on the part of creators, humorous texts have exposed, caused, and responded to many instances of cultural uproar. This panel will explore the ways that humor and scandal are intimately related. Papers and presentations on any aspect of humor expression are welcome, including but not limited to analysis of stand up or sketch comedy, satire, political cartoons, satirical activism, parody, literature, television, film, or music.

The Humanities in Transition - Issue 2

updated: 
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 11:57am
Flannery Wilson / San Bernardino Valley College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

Science fiction asks us to consider “what if?”

For our second issue, we are looking for papers that explore:

SAMLA 2020 - American Literature and the Market

updated: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 10:33am
Ian Afflerbach / South Atlantic Modern Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 14, 2020

SAMLA - DEADLINE EXTENDED

(Previously Jacksonville FL, now Digital - November 13-15, 2020)

 

Of City Spaces and Graveyards: A Pictorial Reading

updated: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 7:40am
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference 2020

 

Thursday, November 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020

Sahara Las Vegas Hotel

Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Conference Theme: 

CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION

 

Special Session:

Of City Spaces and Graveyards: A Pictorial Reading (Workshop)

 

Abstract:

Nationalism and the Human Condition: Then and Now

updated: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 2:35am
The Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (ISSN 0252-8169) Published by the Vishvanatha Kaviraja Institute of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics, India since 1977
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Call for Papers for the Special Issue of the Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics
Nationalism and the Human Condition: Then and Now

Guest Editors: Dr. Goutam Karmakar & Rajarshi Roy

Navigating Chaos: Living the Apocalyptic Dystopia

updated: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 1:47am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Navigating Chaos: Living the Apocalyptic Dystopia

Hegel wrote that the only thing we can learn from history is that we learn nothing from history, so I doubt the epidemic will make us any wiser. The only thing that is clear is that the virus will shatter the very foundations of our lives, causing not only an immense amount of suffering but also economic havoc conceivably worse than the Great Recession. There is no return to normal, the new “normal” will have to be constructed on the ruins of our old lives, or we will find ourselves in a new barbarism whose signs are already clearly discernible.                          (Slovaj Žižek, Pandemic!)  

CALL FOR PAPERS – FALL 2020

updated: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 1:46am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

 

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

Political Imaginaries of Small Cinemas and Cultures

updated: 
Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 11:03am
Claudiu Turcus
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020

11th International Conference

Political Imaginaries of Small Cinemas and Cultures

Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

September 11-12, 2020

 

[DEADLINE EXTENDED to 30 July 2020] Weird Sciences and the Sciences of the Weird

updated: 
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 4:24pm
PULSE: the Journal of Science and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Recent scientific discoveries in climatology, animal cognition and microbiology have radically altered our conceptions of ourselves and the environment we live in, both on micro and macroscales. Zooming in on the human microbiome and out to the planetary ecosystem, or even further into infinite cosmic spaces, the sciences are revealing strange dynamics of human-nonhuman interconnectedness, doing away with the established anthropocentrism and the idea of human exceptionalism.

Contributors for Latino Literature Encyclopedia for Students

updated: 
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 12:54pm
Christina Soto van der Plas, University of California Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 5, 2020

Hi everyone, I'm currently editing an Encyclopedia of Latino Literature for Students for ABC-Clio with my colleague, Lacie Buckwalter, and I'm looking for some last minute contributors to write the encyclopedia entries for some authors (I am missing only the following entries) that some scholars here might be interested in writing. Please message me at sotovdp@ucr.edu if you are interested and I'll send you more information about the project. Most of the entries are around 1,000-1,500 words, due July 5, 2020The authors/entries are:

"Beyond 'An Institution Adrift': The Third Current of Writing at CUNY in the 21st Century"

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 5:21pm
Todd Craig, Amy Wan, Neil Meyer (City University of New York)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Beyond “An Institution Adrift”: The Third Current of Writing at CUNY in the 21st Century

Eds. Todd Craig (Medgar Evers College), Neil Meyer (LaGuardia Community College), Amy J. Wan (Queens College)

 

Multiple Temporalities

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:54pm
Scott DeShong
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Northeast Modern Language Association Convention in Philadelphia, 11-14 March 2021. Abstracts for 15-20 minute papers that consider multiple temporalities within or across works of literature, criticism, or other forms of media, discourse, or performance, such as temporalities that are varied, conflicting, competing, haphazard, (re)constructed, broken, or accidental. How do temporal modes or frameworks--or their enforcement, or their lack, or resistance to them--reflect differences of intention, ideology, social or natural order, technology, ontology, or ethics? In what ways are temporalities variously material, subjective, human, organic, or inhuman?

Emerging Trends in Twenty-First-Century Horror

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:54pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

CFP: Emerging Trends in Twenty-First-Century Horror

Deadline for submissions:  January 15, 2021

full name / name of organization:  LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

contact email:  litjourn@yahoo.com

Call for Book Chapters: Sexual Identities and Assault in Children’s and Adolescent Literature and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:53pm
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Sexual Identities and Assault in Children’s and Adolescent Literature and Culture for an edited collection Voices From the Wreckage: YA Voices in the #MeToo Movement edited by Kimberly Greenfield Karshner (Lorain County Community College).

new volume on Approaches to Teaching the Works of Margaret Atwood

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:53pm
Lauren Rule Maxwell
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

In 1996, the MLA Press published Approaches to Teaching Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Other Works. Now the press is seeking contributions for a new volume to explore both the teaching of Atwood’s publications since that time and 21st-century approaches to teaching The Handmaid’s Tale that draw on the Hulu TV series, the graphic novel, and/or The Testaments, its sequel.

SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) 2020, “Transgression and Adaptation in Hispanic Cultures”

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:53pm
Elena Lahr-Vivaz
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 26, 2020

This panel will explore the many forms of adaptation in Hispanic cultures, offering a comparative dialogue on the multiform products and processes of adaptation within Spain and Spanish America. We encourage contributors to employ interdisciplinary tools and theoretical perspectives that open new conversations on the porousness of cultural edges and the artifacts that sustain and deny them. We welcome paper proposals on topics including studies of texts, genres, contact zones, and analyses of adaptation itself, among others.

 

SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) 2020—"Community Engagement in the Humanities” (Roundtable)

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:53pm
Elisabeth Austin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 26, 2020

This roundtable will feature 5-minute papers/presentations that explore best practices for including community engagement within Humanities courses. Experiments with critical pedagogies and research programs, as well as creative and thoughtful engagements with regional and local communities, are especially welcome. The roundtable format features brief formal or informal presentations, leaving plenty of time for interaction and discussion between, and among, participants and audience members.

By June 26, please send a 200-word presentation abstract, a 1-page CV and A/V requests to Elisabeth Austin (elaustin@vt.edu).

 

CFP: Capture Japan - Book Under Contract with Bloomsbury

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:53pm
Dr. Marco Bohr, Associate Professor in Visual Communication, Nottingham Trent University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

This is the final Call for Papers for the edited book ‘Capture Japan: Visual Culture and the Global Imagination from 1952 to the Present’. The book analyses, deconstructs and challenges representations of Japan in a variety of different visual media such as cinema, documentary film, photography, visual art and computer games. The book is now under contract with Bloomsbury and due to the recent withdrawal of a contributor, we are now looking for a replacement chapter. We are particularly keen to hear from potential contributions on anime, manga, animation or comics which are topics that are currently underrepresented in the book.

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