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"William Faulkner and the Work of Antiracism"

updated: 
Friday, February 26, 2021 - 12:05pm
Faulkner Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Call for Papers: Faulkner Journal special issue, “William Faulkner, Race, and the Work of Antiracism”

 

CFP for SAMLA 2021--Bonds Forged in Fire!!: Exploring the Social Networks and Social Distances in the Harlem Renaissance Era and Beyond

updated: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 6:43pm
The Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 4, 2021

Bonds Forged in Fire!!: Exploring the Social Networks and Social Distances in the Harlem Renaissance Era and Beyond
A Special Session for the Langston Hughes Society at the 93rd SAMLA Convention

November 4-6, 2021
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center

CFP for MLA 2022--Multilingual Black Meccas

updated: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 6:43pm
The Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

CFP for the 2022 MLA Annual Convention--Multilingual Black Meccas
January 6-9, 2021 | Washington, DC

John Singleton: The Soulful Director [Spring 2022 release]

updated: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 11:13am
Joi Carr/Pepperdine University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Call For Papers: John Singleton: The Soulful Director [Spring 2022 release]

Abstract Deadline March 31, 2021

Manuscript Deadline August 31, 2021

 

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BLACK GIRL BANNED: REBELLION AND RADICAL BLACK GIRLHOOD [Edited collection]

updated: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 4:38pm
Ebony Perro & Regina Bernard-Carreno
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

From Alice Walker’s womanism to bell hooks’ oppositional gaze, Black girls’ rebellion inspires concepts and theoretical approaches that aid in understanding the lives of girls and women.  These theorizations—and Black girls’ actions—counter dominant narratives and distortions of Black girlhood. Despite censoring, surveilling, and policing, Black girls find creative ways to assert and insert  themselves in spaces where their behavior may be considered “deviant,” “rebellious,” or “womanish. ”They often engage in what Aimee Meredith Cox calls shapeshifting to “ confront, challenge, invert, unsettle, and expose the material impact of systemic oppression”(7).

The Message Is?: Searching for Spiritual and Religious Meaning in the work of Arthur Jafa

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:21pm
Nathanael Homewood/DePauw University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The Message Is? is an edited volume dedicated to exploring the expressed and sometimes hidden gems of black spirituality found in the creativity of the award-winning artist and filmmaker Arthur Jafa. Nathanael J. Homewood and Isis Pickens are co-editing this volume.

We are inviting chapter proposals. Please consider submitting a 250-word abstract briefly outlining your potential chapter contribution.  We kindly ask that these be submitted by March 15, 2021, and be emailed to nathanaelhomewood@depauw.edu.

Where Do We Go From Here? Anti-Racism and the Future of the Profession

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:20pm
Teaching as a Profession Forum of the MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

This panel explores the ways educators are engaging with anti-racist practices in their classrooms, institutions, and communities as we re-invision the future of our profession.

 

The Modern Language Association will take place January 6-9 2022 in Washington D.C., and should include some hybrid components.

Extended deadline! Phone Camera at the Intersection of Technology, Politics, and Transmedia Storytelling

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:59pm
Frames Cinema Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

In view of recent and current global events, the phone camera has emerged as an important and effective political apparatus. The centrality, proliferation, and prominence of phone footage across contemporary screen media and media platforms suggests that the phone camera is no longer just an indulgent phone fixture, but rather, an invaluable truth-telling tool. Practical, accessible, and autonomously used, the phone camera has been an essential technology to the present-day exposures of injustice, violence, and corruption around the world.

CfP for MLA 2022 “Mattering in the 19thC and Beyond: US Transcendentalisms, Racism, and Repair"

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:01am
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

“Mattering in the 19th C and Beyond: US Transcendentalisms, Racism, and Repair"

Roundtable organized by the Margaret Fuller Society

MLA 2022: Washington, DC, 6 to 9 January

Submission deadline: 20 March 2021

 

How do race, racism, and anti-racism operate among US transcendentalists? What alternative vocabularies and theoretical models have their Black contemporaries and later Black thinkers created? We invite proposals that challenge or reform the legacies of transcendentalism. Potential topics (others are welcome):

 

-     constructions of race

-     systemic racism

-     Black intellectual/aesthetic traditions

-     Black writers/speakers

Mattering in the 19th C and Beyond: US Transcendentalisms, Racism, and Repair

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:00am
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

How do race, racism, and anti-racism operate among US transcendentalists? What alternative vocabularies and theoretical models have their Black contemporaries and later Black thinkers created? We invite proposals that challenge or reform the legacies of transcendentalism. Potential topics (others are welcome):

 

-     constructions of race

-     systemic racism

-     Black intellectual/aesthetic traditions

-     Black writers/speakers

-     epistemologies

-     gender(s)

-     queer/trans of color critiques

-     disidentification

-     intersectionality

-     conversation as method

-     languages

-     critiques and revisionist readings of "transcendentalism"

Michael Jackson's Artistic Contributions: a Different Perspective

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:50am
Nakan: A Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

CFP: Nakan, issue #2

"Michael Jackson's artistic contributions: a different perspective"

Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2021
Journal issue edited by Isabelle Petitjean

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MLA 2022 CFP: “Black Is/Not a Place”

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:50am
African American LLC
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The 2022 MLA convention will be held January 6-9, 2022 in Washington, DC. We invite abstracts for an African American LLC-sponsored panel.

 

“Black Is/Not a Place”

 

We invite papers that consider how Black refusals of autochthony, nativism, nationalism, regionalism, and place illuminate the study of Black literature across geographic and linguistic borders.   

 

Please send a 300-word abstract and 1-page CV to Kristin.moriah@queensu.ca by March 15.

 

Deadline Extended and First Edition Available in Beta: Call for Digital Scholarly Edition for New Publication Series

updated: 
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 1:30pm
Illinois Open Publishing Network (IOPN)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Deadline Extension: Due to an extension of our funding timeline, we are making a significant extension of this CFP deadline, which will now be July 31, 2021 (moving back work on the proposed edition by a semester as well). We hope this gives people more time to develop a proposal than the original tight turnaround, especially after the semester is over and people can take a step back from what is an unusually disruptive year. We are happy to talk to people about possible proposals. Updated CFP text is below.

2021 Intersectional Studies Remote Conference (SC State)

updated: 
Friday, February 12, 2021 - 12:13pm
Department of English and Communications (SC State)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 5, 2021

The Department of English and Communications at South Carolina State University invites twenty-minute papers for the 2021 Intersectional Studies Remote Conference via Zoom on Friday, March 26.

 

2020: The Good and Bad

updated: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 10:23am
RCAS/Alabama State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

 

RCAS 2021 Symposium Call for Papers

Symposium Theme: 

2020: The Good and The Bad

Proposal Submission form: https://forms.gle/w5EymAMv7Sr2kM8X7

The Alabama State University College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences invites proposals for the 2021 Research and Creative Activity Virtual Symposium, 2020: The Good and the Bad. The virtual project format addresses the needs for both safety and community. 2020 impacted us profoundly. Through the topics and the medium, this year’s RCA Virtual Symposium seeks to explore and honor that breadth and depth of our 2020 experience.

The Legacies of Exchange by 19th-Century Black Women

updated: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 11:35am
Victoria Baugh and Charline Jao / SSAWW
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

We propose a panel for the SSAWW Triennial Conference "American Women Writers: Ecologies, Survival, Change" in Baltimore, Maryland, November 4-7, 2021:

Women in the Nineteenth Century--Traveling, Writing, Speaking

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:14pm
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Margaret Fuller SocietyAmerican Literature Association ConferenceBoston, July 7–11, 2021EXTENDED DEADLINE: Proposals due February 23, 2021

 

Women in the Nineteenth Century—Traveling, Writing, Speaking

Teaching and Practicing Feminism(s) in 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:14pm
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Margaret Fuller SocietyAmerican Literature Association ConferenceBoston, July 7–11, 2021EXTENDED DEADLINE: Proposals due February 23, 2021 

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