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'Floyding' Institutional Racism

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:34am
Intellectus Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 26, 2020

Intellectus invites submissions of research articles, interviews and book reviews that are specifically or broadly related to the focus: "'Floyding' Institutional Racism"

Following the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, there are protests, toppling and removal of iconic statues relating to slavery and racism. Despite some acts of reprisals, there seems to be an overwhelming acceptance of the protests and that there is an urgent need for reforms against systemic injustice to black people and/or people of colour. In memory of George Floyd, we refer to the various shows of acceptance as Floyding.

MELUS Special Journal Issue - Black Women's Literary Studies - Abstract

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:20pm
MELUS Journal - Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

A Special Issue of MELUS– Call for Papers

 Black Women’s Literature: Violence & the COVID-19 Moment


Guest Editors: Robin Brooks (University of Pittsburgh) and Meina Yates-Richard (Emory University)

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: July 31, 2020 


Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:27pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 10, 2020

This session welcomes papers addressing any aspect of Asian studies—including (but not limited to) literary and digital representations of cultural, artistic, racial, and linguistic diversity.

"Un-Normal": Creative works in response to COVID-19 and BLM

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:25pm
Opaline, a publication of the nonprofit Arttitude
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Opaline, a publication of the nonprofit Artitide, is currently seeking creative works (poetry, prose, artwork, photography) surrounding the conversation of the "new normal." Opaline would like artists, academics, and activists alike to reflect on what normalcy was, what normalcy should be, and who should set those definitions. 

Poetry & Prose Guidelines:

Journal of Science Fiction Special Issue on Middle Eastern Science Fiction

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:20pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 22, 2020

Scholastic engagement with genres and texts of science fiction across various regions and cultures around the world has grown significantly over the last decade. In an effort to expand this ongoing study, the MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on Middle Eastern science fiction to be released in the winter of 2020.

With this issue, we aim to become a gathering place of current topics, trends, and themes in the field of Middle Eastern science fiction. We are seeking academic articles of 5,000 to 8,000 words, short reflection pieces of 500 to 1,000 words, and book reviews of 500-750 words by August 22nd, 2020.

Decolonising Science Fiction

Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 6:00pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 4, 2021

In the wake of the worldwide protests after the killing of George Floyd, and the toppling of statues implicated in the legacy of the slave trade, we propose a special issue of Foundation on the topic of ‘decolonising science fiction’. As John Rieder and others have argued, the emergence of sf as a genre is embedded in colonial discourses of the late nineteenth century. The pursuit of new frontiers in outer space, within the Earth or under the oceans not only mirrored ‘the scramble for Africa’ but was also informed by the racialist and pseudo-scientific ideologies of the period. In more recent years, authors such as N.K. Jemisin, Jeannette Ng and Tade Thompson have sought to confront sf with the racist legacy of its origins.

CFP: Resisting James Bond

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:40pm
Lisa Funnell/University of Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020



Resisting James Bond:

Power, Privilege, and Social (In)Justice in the Daniel Craig Era



Edited by Lisa Funnell and Christoph Lindner



In Their Own Words: Voices of Kashmir

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:39pm
Zachary Bordas/ Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This heuristic panel seeks to examine the lived reality and creative representation of the political and ecological crisis in Kashmir. Spotlighting the voices of Kashmiri writers will continue the long and delicate process of shedding light on the current human rights crisis happening in Kashmir, as well as its global significance. This panel, therefore, solicits academic research that brings the persecuted voices of Kashmiri writers out of isolation (respecting anonymity on an individual basis) and into humanist discussions. The purpose of this panel involves both understanding the description of the Kashmiri lived reality, as well as providing space for hearing the specific tenants of their calls for change.

Dispossessions in the Southern Cone (NeMLA 2021 Panel)

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 11:14am
Northeast Modern Language Association, 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

How do we understand dispossession and subjections that result from imposed demarcations, displacements, and deprivations? How do we see the dispossessed or subjugated as re-articulated in literary works, and what functions can those re-articulations of present/spectral absences play in the literary analysis of the dispossessed territories or bodies, and beyond?