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Black Experience in the White Gaze: Framing Afro-Latin American Identities in XIX-XX Centuries

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:54am
Karina Sembe / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel is a part of the 52nd Annual Convention of the The Northeast Modern Language Association. The conference will take place at the Marriott Hotel Downtown in Philadelphia, PA, with the support of the University of Pennsylvania, the local host institution.

The deadline for abstracts is September 30, 2020.

We invite participants to explore some of the ways in which Afro-Latin American experience was narrated by writers, scientists, and politicians in Latin America 19th to mid-20th century and beyond. We encourage participants to address Anglophone, Hispanophone, and Lusophone contexts of the said regions and the ties between these.

Established and Contemporary Caribbean Voices (Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention)

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:50am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Caribbean novelists, poets, and playwrights have contributed inestimable riches to the world of literature. How have the themes and styles of established Caribbean voices, including Brathwaite, Walcott, Cliff, and Naipaul, been adapted or diverged from by younger Caribbean voices? Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words and be submitted via the Northeast Modern Language Association website. Go to http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html

NeMLA 2021: Caribbeanizing the Humanities

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:41am
Amanda Gonzalez Izquierdo
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Propose a paper for the Northeast Modern Languages Association March 2021 Conference. The panel is called "Caribbeanizing the Humanities." The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) has secured a digital event platform.

"Essential Workers": Precarious Labor in the Literary Imagination

updated: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 3:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

52nd Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

March 11-14, 2021 / Philadelphia, PA

In light of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and public debate about who or what kind of work is deemed “essential,” this panel seeks to examine the intersection of literature and labor, prioritizing depictions of precarious workers who are sacrificing their personal well-being for the public good, but also to maintain their own economic security.

SAMLA 2020 EXTENDED - American Literature and the Market

updated: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 9:56am
Ian Afflerbach / South Atlantic Modern Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

SAMLA - EXTENDED DUE TO PANELIST BACKING OUT 

(Digital - November 13-15, 2020; previously Jacksonville FL)

 

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Giant Steps: Coltrane, Space, and Innovation

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:55pm
Michael A. Antonucci | Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Giant Steps: Coltrane, Space, and Innovation

The Savoy Ballroom in New York, Preservation Hall in New Orleans, the intersection of 12th Street and Vine in Kansas City, and the Green Mill on Chicago’s North Side all stand as cradles for jazz tradition.

How does one site those spaces though that have housed jazz innovations, like 1511 North 33rd in Philadelphia, John Coltrane’s Strawberry Mansion?Where are the places that jazz can call home? Improvisations and experimentation certainly, but what spaces and which places make those transitions in the artform, its delivery, and reception?

11th Annual African, African American, and Diaspora Studies Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:06pm
Daniel Beers / James Madison University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

The African, African American, and Diaspora Studies program at James Madison University invites proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference, to be held virtually as a webinar series from Wednesday, February 17, to Saturday, February 20, 2021. This year's theme is “Movement(s), Collectives, and Collectivity.” Ranging across topics from archival practices to Black Lives Matter, the conference will bring together a group of scholars and archivists from a wide variety of overlapping and intersecting fields.

Reading in Theory (ACLA 2021--Virtual)

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:05pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Despite the proliferation of critical engagements with theories of reading by scholars of literary studies, it seems fair to say that relatively little has changed since Paul de Man claimed, “the resistance to theory is in fact a resistance to reading, a resistance that is perhaps at its most effective, in contemporary studies, in the methodologies that call themselves theories of reading but nevertheless avoid the function they claim as their object” (The Resistance to Theory 15). This panel asks, is this resistance brought to a theory of reading, as if from “the outside,” or is resistance internal to any theory of reading? In what ways does reading generate and/or depend on its own resistances?

 

Creative Writing: Non-Fiction (CEA 4/8/21–4/10/21)

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:05pm
College English Aassociation
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Call for Papers, Creative Writing: Non-Fiction at CEA 2021

April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations of Creative Writing: Non-Fiction for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Gothic Nature Journal -- TV/Film Reviews

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:40pm
Gothic Nature Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Gothic Nature is seeking TV/ film reviews for its next issue. The show or film reviewed must have a clear thematic link to ecohorror/ecoGothic and have first appeared in 2020-21 (see some possibilities below). Reviews should aim for about 1,000 words in length (Harvard style and British spelling and punctuation conventions appreciated). Send inquiries and submissions to Sara L. Crosby at crosby.sara@gmail.com. For further information about the journal, please visit: https://gothicnaturejournal.com/

Deadline for submissions:  February 1, 2021

 

Unraveling the Anthropocene: Race, Environment, and Pandemic

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:58pm
Liberal Arts Collective at The Pennsylvania State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

This year, the Liberal Arts Collective at Penn State is launching a conference-style podcast, "Unraveling the Anthropocene: Race, Environment, and Pandemic,” which will run during Fall 2020 to early Spring 2021. This podcast seeks to interview a variety of academics, artists, activists, or community members to feature their work and experiences as they try to understand, explain, alleviate, or simply capture the contemporary phenomena that fall under these themes.  Speakers will be volunteering to remotely record a 15-minute long informal conversation about their work or experience. Parallel events include a reading group and a closing roundtable.

“Dos Hemisferios”: the Americas and Europe in Black and “Hispano-Americano” Writing

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:07pm
David Luis-Brown/Claremont Graduate University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 20, 2020

MLA 2021 (January 7-10, 2021, on Zoom)- Just-In-Time Proposed Session

Keywords: Black, Latinx, Hemispheric, Atlantic, Latin American 

Deadline: September 20, 2020 

 

 CFP: “Dos Hemisferios”: the Americas and Europe in Black and “Hispano-Americano” Writing

 

CFP Special Issue: Crisis, Pandemics, and Counter-hegemony: Reading Paradigm Shifts across World Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 11:59am
452ºF. Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

While it may be too soon to assess the long-lasting impact that the Covid19 pandemic will have on our societies and ways of life in the future, it is timely to consider how the collective experience of emergency and crisis tends to prompt reflections and critique —sometimes renewed, though not always— on the ways in which we live, as well as tending to inspire new conceptualizations and directions in thought, behavior, policy, and the arts.

Reminder--“Possible Futures” and “Collective Fantasies” Reimagined: Explorations into Changing Worlds in Afrofuturist Literature—A Roundtable

updated: 
Monday, September 7, 2020 - 1:47pm
Christopher Allen Varlack, Arcadia University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 18, 2020

“Possible Futures” and “Collective Fantasies” Reimagined:
Explorations into Changing Worlds in Afrofuturist Literature—A Roundtable

NeMLA 52 | Theme: Tradition and Innovation: Changing Worlds through the Humanities

March 11-14, 2021 at the Marriot Downtown in Philadelphia, PA

Special Issue, Mississippi Quarterly: Mass Incarceration in the U.S. South

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:34pm
Mississippi Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Call for Papers

 

Special Issue, Mississippi Quarterly: Mass Incarceration in the U.S. South

Guest editors, Katie Owens-Murphy and Jeanine Weekes-Schroer

 

 

If you are Black, you were born in jail, in the North as well as the South. Stop talking about the South. As long as you are south of the Canadian border, you’re South.

 ~Malcolm X

 

Pedagogy: Considering Diversity/Inclusion in the English Curriculum

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:31pm
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, Birmingham, Alabama, 52nd Annual Conference

Birmingham Sheraton Hotel, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N., Birmingham, Alabama 35203, 1-855-516-1090

                                                                                       April 8-10, 2021

Call for Papers: Black Lives Matter and Modernist Studies

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:09pm
The Modernist Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Modernist Review, an online journal associated with the British Association of Modernist Studies, is looking for submissions for an issue on Black Lives Matter and Modernist Studies. The deadline for 200-word abstracts is the 23rd September - we look forward to reading your submissions. 

 

Content warning: police brutality

 

Early American Women's Writing and the Revolutionary Legacy

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:08pm
Kaitlin Tonti/Seton Hall University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Over the past few decades, the vast early American field has recognized the significance of women’s writing in the formation of an early American history and culture. Through their letters, diary entries, and commonplace books, just to name a few, early American women have demonstrated their participation in the political and social movements that were essential to the country’s founding. Therefore, this panel seeks submissions that considers how eighteenth, and nineteenth American women’s writing contributed to the history and mythology of the founding moment in Philadelphia. Literature will be broadly interpreted and include poetry, fiction, essays, diaries, and letters.

Film and Literature at CEA 2021

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:07pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Subject: Call for Papers: Film and Literature at CEA 2021

 

Call for Papers, Film and Literature at CEA 2021

April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

NCSA 2021: Rediscovering Nineteenth-Century Studies (Roundtable Session)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 6:37pm
Benjamin D. O'Dell / Georgia Gwinnett College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

This roundtable invites abstracts for short position papers reflecting on the present state of nineteenth-century studies.  How do recent developments in and around the field change our understanding of the nineteenth-century as a site of inquiry?  Papers might include, but are not limited to, the following:       

Unsettled and Unsettling Nature: The Ecogothic in American Literature Before 1900 (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 2:31pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (52nd annual conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Dawn Keetley and Matthew Wynn Sivils note that “the dominant American relationship with nature . . . has always been unsettling” with the Gothic “sewn into the very warp and woof of American literature." This panel seeks to coalesce a body of work which investigates the Ecogothic in American literature before 1900: letters, slave narratives, novels, and travel journals which foreground nature as protagonist. The panel aims to investigate how writers of early America invoked the Gothic to describe their wild environs as well as the natural spaces becoming trampled by progress and exploration.

Thomas Merton and "Justice" (CEA 4/821-4/10/21)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:25pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

International Thomas Merton Society

at the

College English Association

52stTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

                                                                                      Birmingham Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham, AL

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FOUR HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN LITERATURE: BACK TO THE BASICS

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
MELOW - The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 5, 2020

MELOW (The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World), in collaboration with the Dept of English, Shoolini University, Solan, invites you to participate in its 20th International Conference in Oct 2020 (exact dates to be announced. The theme this time is “Four Hundred Years of American Literature” which aims at taking a look at the landmarks that dot the literary landscape of the USA.

 

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