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Feature Articles for the Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:12am
The Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club is an open access project committed to providing information to the general public on blues, jazz, and African American dances. Our organization is looking for individuals who are actively engaged in blues and jazz culture and/or scholarship who are interested in writing conversational, informative articles for our website. These articles should be geared toward a general readership rather than a wholly scholarly audience. For 2019, the Book Club seeks 1000-3000 word feature articles on the following blues and jazz topics:

The Cold War Then and Now: Theories and Legacies

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 8:03am
Goldsmiths, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

In his seminal study No Accident, Comrade (2011),Steven Belletto draws a distinction between fictions which are about the Cold War and fictions that are of the Cold War. What is meant by the former is clear enough: these are fictions which are written or set during the Cold War period and which engage thematically with it. The latter, however, is a more fluid category whose implications can be theorized further. Papers in this stream will seek to do precisely this – namely, to think through what this ‘of’ might signal in relation to literature, film, art, politics, news reporting, or society more broadly. What kind of preoccupations, narratives, theories, or ideologies might be described as being of the Cold War?

MMLA 2019 - Permanent Section - Italian

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:12am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

Call for Papers

Permanent Section: Italian

“Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”

 November 14-17, 2019  - Chicago at the Hilton Chicago

We welcome individual and panel proposals that explore Italian Literature, Film, and Culture in the context of this year’s conference theme “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”. Proposals exploring issues related to duality, identity, transcultural identity, and transnationality in Italian literature, film, art and culture from any time period will be given special consideration. Papers on any aspect of the conference topic are welcome, including but not limited to the following themes: 

* Transnational identity: Italy’s minorities’ literary and film production

Intellectual Inversions: Public Intellectuals and their Contemporary Doppelgängers

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:10am
Steven Gotzler / Carnegie Mellon University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

This special session invites papers that explore the countervailing, and occasionally contradictory, double meanings obtaining in our notion of the “public intellectual” today. This session is especially interested in papers that comment on the figure of the public intellectual by thinking beyond the limits of the university and the academic profession, as traditionally “licensed” intellectual spaces and modes, and consider new networks and formations of intellectual affiliation, movement, and struggle that have emerged with the generalization of social media platforms and digital publishing venues (i.e. twitter, reddit, etc.), and especially  in the wake of the election of 2016.


“Protect our Waters”: Indigenous Women's Activism and Climate Justice

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 11:45am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

“You can’t drink oil, keep it in the soil,”“Protect the Sacred”and “Water is Life”are slogans which shaped the year 2016 and which keep reverberating ever since. As Indigenous environmental activism in recent years shows, women have been and continue to be on the forefront of environmental protection on communal, national and global levels.

2019 SCMLA African American Literature Regular Session

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 3:24pm
Stewart Habig / The University of Tulsa
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Call for Papers

African American Literature, Regular Session,

South Central Modern Language Association Conference, Oct 24-26, 2019

The Alternate Realities of Life Sciences and Science Fiction

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:15am
Fran Cettl, Durham Centre for Academic Development, University of Durham, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 17, 2019



Volume 6




From Dr Moreau’s ‘Island’ to ‘Area X’  


MLA 2020: Radical Redrum

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 9:59am
Marxist Literary Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

How do concepts central to Marxism (surplus populations, class (im)mobility, primitive accumulation, reproductive labor, etc.) illuminate the horror genre?  350-word abstract and bio to Ericka Beckman ( and Emilio Sauri ( by March 15th, 2019. This panel is hosted by the Marxist Literary Group for the 2020 MLA convention.