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UPDATE_Culture-bound syndromes in Popular Culture/Call for Chapters_ROUTLEDGE

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2022 - 2:06pm
Titu Maiorescu University, Bucharest, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

UPDATE 22 September

 

Dear colleagues, 

 

We are seeking proposals for one chapter on Voodoo death as a culture-bound syndrome in (African) popular culture(s): Nollywood, literature, media etc. 

We have secured a contract offer with Routledge. 

Please send your abstract proposal (400 words) + a short bio (200 words) to the editor at prof.irina.pelea@gmail.com

In case of any queries prior to your submission, please contact the editor.

Many thanks for your interest. 

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Dear colleagues,

Marilynne Robinson Society

updated: 
Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 12:06am
American Literature Association Conference (ALA); Boston, MA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The Marilynne Robinson Society will be hosting a panel on a wide variety of topics connected to Robinson’s essays and novels at the annual conference of the American Literature Association.

The annual American Literature Association (ALA) conference will take place in Boston, MA, May 25-28, 2023. 

Please submit a 350-word proposal and short bio to haein.park@biola.edu by November 15, 2020.

ASU RCAS 2023

updated: 
Friday, September 23, 2022 - 1:49pm
Dr. Lynne D. Schneider/ Alabama Statte University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Call for Papers:

 

Alabama State University 

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 

Research and Creative Activity

2023 International Hybrid Symposium 

 

RCAS 2nd Annual International Hybrid Symposium 2023 Topic:

Empowerment

 

Post-Colonial Literature (Due 11/1/22 for CEA 3/30/23–4/1/23)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:41pm
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Call for Papers, Confluence at CEA 2023

March 30-April 1, 2023 | San Antonio, Texas

Sheraton Gunter Hotel, San Antonio | 205 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Confluence for our 53nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Post-Colonial Literature by its very nature suggests confluence.  This special topic session welcomes scholarship that explores the blending, bringing together, or the conflicts in bringing together and then the separation in the issues, ideas, and cultures in Post-Colonial literature.

CFP - Humanities Bulletin 5.2 November 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:40pm
Humanities Bulletin/London Academic Publishing, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Humanities Bulletin Journal - Call for papers
Submission Deadline: October 25, 2022
Vol. 5, No. 2 - November, 2022

ISSN 2517-4266

Humanities Bulletin is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed Journal which features original studies and reviews in the various branches of Humanities, including History, Literature, Philosophy, Arts.
This journal is not allied with any specific school of thinking or cultural tradition; instead, it encourages dialogue between ideas and people with different points of view. Our aim is to bring together different international scholars, in order to promote the dialogue between cultures, ideas and new academic researches.
The Journal is hosted by London Academic Publishing, London, UK.

Seeking Contributions for a Special Issue of ProudFlesh entitled “Black Motion: Looking Our Way Back to Black.”

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:34pm
Kent State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022

ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics and Consciousness is seeking contributions for a special issue entitled “Black Motion: Looking Our Way Back to Black.” This issue will examine how contemporary black people of both Africa and the African diaspora reinvent and reimagine their identities in terms that celebrate or draw attention to the body. These ways of imagining, representing the body and its various parts have historically played important roles in the lives of both Africans and peoples of African descent. Yet scholars have often neglected to study such representations and their significance in the day-to-day existence, lifestyles, hobbies, performances, and imaginations of blacks living in both the United States and abroad.

Transatlantic Literature (Due 11/1/22 for CEA 3/30/23–4/1/23)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:32pm
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Call for Papers, Confluence at CEA 2023

March 30-April 1, 2023 | San Antonio, Texas

Sheraton Gunter Hotel, San Antonio | 205 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Confluence for our 53nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Transatlantic Literature by its very nature suggests confluence.  This special topic session welcomes scholarship that explores the bringing together, or the conflicts in bringing together, the literature, ideas, and cultures from across the Atlantic.

Radical Transcendentalisms

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 2:02pm
Alex Moskowitz
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Radical Transcendentalisms

Transcendentalism is readily understood to have been an American—and even a transatlantic—social reform movement, having played a significant role in antislavery efforts, women’s rights, and labor and educational reform. But reform is markedly different than radicalism. For this edited collection, we are interested in what nineteenth-century radicalism looked like, and the ways in which the Transcendentalist movement was intertwined with radical social practice and thought. We are interested in, for example, the historiographic and philosophic connections between radical workers’ movements in Europe and the rise of Transcendental social critique in the United States.

African American Music and Literature

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 1:56pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

In a memorable scene from Questlove’s award-winning documentary, Summer of Soul about the Harlem Cultural Festival (1969), singer Nina Simone performs “Backlash Blues,” a poem by her friend Langston Hughes. Five decades later, Beyonce performed a rousing version of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” for her Homecoming tour in 2019. The poem, affectionately called the Black National Anthem, was originally written by James Weldon Johnson in 1900. Across these multiple decades, (and long before) African American musicians have invoked Black Literature, while African American writers have referenced Black music.

Adaptation and African American Literature

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 1:56pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

In 2021, Nella Larsen’s novel Passing was made into a Hollywood film, before premiering on Netflix in fall of that year. The film garnered many prestigious awards, with critics praising the producer, script, and of course, the acting. Yet the film did not receive any Oscar nominations. To some, this omission is quite surprising, given the unanimous acclaim the movie has already received. To others, this exemplifies Hollywood: they often award golden statuettes to Black movies that are rooted in stereotypical Black images of slavery, violence, and the white savior complex, among many others.

CFP: The Handbook of African American Literature in the Twenty-First Century

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 7:06pm
Belinda Waller-Peterson & Robert LaRue / Moravian University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 11, 2022

CFP- The Handbook of African American Literature in the Twenty-First Century

Editors: Belinda Waller-Peterson (Moravian University) and Robert LaRue (Moravian University)

 

Eugene Current-Garcia Distinguished Scholar Award Call for Nominations

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 10:33pm
Association of College English Teachers of Alabama
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 18, 2022

The Association of College English Teachers of Alabama solicits nominations for the 2023 Eugene CurrentGarcia Award for Distinction in Literary Scholarship. This award is made annually to a living, outstanding literary scholar who is from Alabama or has worked primarily in Alabama or has focused mainly on Alabama writers. This year will mark ACETA’s 25th annual conferrence of this prestigious award.

When Resilience Isn't Enough: Justice for Domestic and Sexual Violence Survivors

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:51pm
North East Modern Language Association (NEMLA) 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

 

Please consider submitting an abstract to my panel for the NEMLA 2023 conference which will be held March 23-26th 2023 at the Niagara Falls Convention Center. This session, "When Resilience Isn't Enough: Justice for Domestic and Sexual Violence Survivors" invites papers across different methodologies or methods of inquiry that address literary or media representations of sexual and domestic violence and/or global rape culture.

Modernism and Literature: A (Re)consideration

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:46pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

CFP: Modernism and Literature: A (Re)consideration

Proposals due October 31, 2022

OVERVIEW:

Werewolves and Shape Shifters in Lore, Literature and More

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 3:09pm
Myra Tatum Salcedo/University of Texas Permian Basin
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

“Children of the Moon: Werewolves and Shape Shifters in Lore and Literature”

University of Texas Permian Basin’s Fifth-Annual Halloween Conference

The University of Texas Permian Basin (with campuses in both Odessa and Midland), will conduct its Fifth Annual Halloween Conference 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. The event, to be broadcast live from the main Odessa campus, will also be available virtually to encourage global presentations and viewer participation. This year’s theme is broad. It embraces everything from comics and graphic novels to global folklore tales of either benevolent or evil representations of those figures known as villains or victims (due to having been cursed into their lot).

Crises and Turns: Continuities and Discontinuities in American Culture (Extended deadline)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 2:36am
Nordic Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

While it appears to be perennially tempting to see one’s own time as exceptional and unprecedented, it is nevertheless safe to say that our present time is perceived by many as characterized by crises of different kinds (democratic, humanitarian, environmental) to an unusually high degree. As a result, the stakes are high when it comes to identifying causes and cures and the political, media and academic communities are all concerned in their different ways with constructing narratives that make sense of what is happening: Backlash, renewal, apocalypse?

Gender, Culture and Society

updated: 
Sunday, September 4, 2022 - 5:20am
New Literaria
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANEL PROPOSALS

3rd International e-Conference

Gender, Culture and Society

Date: 26th, 27th, and 28th November, 2022

To be Organized by

New Literaria- An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

and

Department of English and Foreign Language, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur

           

Concept Note:

CFP: Social Justice & American Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:20pm
Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 16, 2017

We seek essays of 5,000 to 6,000 words for an anthology that explores American literature through the lens of social justice.  The volume will become a part of a popular literary series published by a major press.

 

Russian & American Short Stories & Influence, updated; Abstract: 7/8/2019; Completed Draft: 12/1/2019

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:19pm
Jeff Birkenstein
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019

CFP: Russian & American Short Stories & Influence, updated

Abstract: 7/8/2019; Completed Draft: 12/1/2019


UPDATE: Below follows our original CFP, which we now update slightly and with urgency. We have thus far assembled an excellent collection of promised essays, but are now looking specifically for essays that meet the requirements below as well as1) are about Russian authors OTHER than Chekhov (as you can imagine, we quickly got our share of those) and 2) about American authors who are of color and/or women. Please read on and submit your idea(s) to us. We are excited to hear from you.

 

Russian & American Short Stories & Influence (updated)

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:18pm
Jeff Birkenstein / Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

UPDATE: We have a contract with Lexington Books!

 

But we are posting our updated CFP because we would still like one or two more excellent essays on specific authors.  

 

Food in American Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:18pm
Jeff Birkenstein/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

CFP: Food in American Literature

Proposals due September 1, 2021

UPDATE:

We have accepted about 3/4 of the papers we need for an edited volume on food in American literature. We are seeking a handful of high-quality papers to complete the collection.

OVERVIEW:

UPDATE: CFP: Food in American Literature Proposals due December 24, 2021

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:18pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 24, 2021

UPDATE: CFP: Food in American Literature

Proposals due December 24, 2021

NOTE:

We are well along in the peer review process with a university press with favorable evaluations. In order to further bolster our collection, however, at this point we are looking only for proposals addressing the following:

  • Food and one or more contemporary (last 20 years) African American texts;
  • Food and one or more queer literary texts;
  • Food and a 19th century American literary text.

For more detailed information on what to send, please see our original CFP below. Thank you.

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Food and the American Dream

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:17pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

CFP: Food and the American Dream

Proposals due February 28, 2022

 

Modernism and Literature: A (Re)consideration

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:17pm
Jeff Birkenstein/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

CFP: Modernism and Literature: A (Re)consideration

Proposals due September 1, 2022

OVERVIEW:

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