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Fascination, a special journal issue

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:19pm
Postmodern Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

“On Fascination”: A Special Issue of Postmodern Culture

Ed. Mikko Tuhkanen, Texas A&M University

Call for papers



Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:33am
Shreerekha Subramanian/University of Houston-Clear Lake
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

This edited anthology explores the nexus between violence and carcerality within the discursive order of state practices. Scholars within humanities, engaging with critiques of carcerality in relation to state violence from different global contexts are welcome to contribute to this anthology. This volume aims to align with the larger objectives envisioned by activist groups such as M4BL (Movement for Black Lives): building alliances with indigenous people’s struggles, political prisoners’ solidarity work, and activists resisting violence against women and LGBTQIA communities. It explores the potential to forge a global discursive order oriented toward anticolonial liberation struggles.


Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 1:50pm
Drs. Tiffany Austin and Emily Ruth Rutter
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

Call for Critical Abstracts and Creative Submissions: Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era

Litera: Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 4:15pm
Istanbul University, Department of Western Languages and Literatures
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Litera - Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies is an international, peer-reviewed academic journal founded in 1954 by Istanbul University’s Department of Western Languages and Literatures. This journal is issued online and biannually (June & December). Litera publishes disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary, theoretical and/or applied research articles that focus on Western languages and literatures in the following fields: literary studies, linguistics, cultural studies, media studies, translation studies, and language teaching.

The Anthological Impulse: Pedagogy and Social Justice

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 4:15pm
American Studies Association (ASA, November 8-11, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Anthologies are a profoundly pedagogical genre. However, while anthologies are often constructed specifically for classrooms, as scholars such as Kenneth Warren (1993) and Cynthia G. Franklin (1997) have argued, their making is typically removed from the site and sight of the classroom. While this suggests a unilateral and hierarchical pedagogy of knowledge transmission from expert to student, this panel explores what other, more empowering praxes emerge around what we are calling “the anthological impulse”: a desire to write and think with others and collect and share that work.

"Speaking Her Truth, Power in the Telling: Contemporary Narratives of Women Writing for Healing, Wholeness, and Re-formation of Sociopolitical Understandings of Sexual Violence" (SSAWW Nov. 7-11, 2018, Denver, CO)

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 11:36am
Nicol Michelle Epple/Indiana University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018

2017 was a year of feminist action and 2018 strongly continues this movement: the year began with the national Women’s March in DC, and the year closed with media reporting mass cover-ups of sexual exploitation and abuse in Hollywood and with the reporting of women finding power in uniting their voices. The #metoo movement was birthed and has become a rallying cry for continued awareness of misogynistic practices, collaboration to resist gendered violence, and recover women’s innate worth. Oprah Winfrey summed up these actions in her 2018 Golden Globes speech stating, “Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.