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:
Art Herbig, Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN
Andrew F. Herrmann, East Tennessee State University
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?
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
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.
“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.
Call for Papers
African American Literature, Regular Session,
South Central Modern Language Association Conference, Oct 24-26, 2019
Intersectional Automations: Robotics, AI, Algorithms, and Equity
Edited Collection (Abstracts Due 1 April 2019)
PULSE: THE JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND CULTURE
CALL FOR PAPERS
THE ALTERNATE REALITIES OF
LIFE SCIENCES AND SCIENCE FICTION
From Dr Moreau’s ‘Island’ to ‘Area X’
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 (email@example.com) and Emilio Sauri (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 15th, 2019. This panel is hosted by the Marxist Literary Group for the 2020 MLA convention.