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UPDATE_Culture-bound syndromes in Popular Culture/Call for Chapters_ROUTLEDGE

Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 12:16am
Titu Maiorescu University, Bucharest, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

UPDATE 16 May: The project is secured. We are hoping to improve the table of contents by adding one final contribution dedicated to culture-bound syndromes from the Arab worldthe Middle East, Africa or indigenous communities.

We welcome chapter proposals on any cultural syndromes and their representations in popular culture BUT ONLY for these regions. For example:

- the evil eye (Al-Ayn, in Arabic), Djinnati

- Zar possession, brain fag, boufée delirante

- mental illnesses that are often attributed to evil spirits, also known as “jinns” etc.

Modernism and Literature: A (Re)consideration

Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:12pm
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


Special Issue of The Hemingway Review on Hemingway, Blackness, and Whiteness

Friday, May 20, 2022 - 12:33pm
The Hemingway Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 29, 2022


This special issue of The Hemingway Review aims to deepen the conversation about Hemingway, Blackness, and Whiteness. Recognizing Hemingway was taught and expected to perform White Supremacy and Privilege, we call on scholars to demonstrate ways to identify and make meaning of racism and anti-racism in Hemingway’s work. What can we learn from Hemingway about the performance of Whiteness and what use is that knowledge? How have Black writers engaged Hemingway, both in his lifetime and later? What questions about Blackness and Whiteness in the United States should we be asking of Hemingway’s public persona, Hemingway’s writing, and our teaching of both?


Call for Submissions; African-American Poetry

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:14am
MrAfrica Poetry Lounge!
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 6, 2022


We welcome and encourage poetry submissions from African-American writers. 

With that, send atleast '5' poems per submission.


Contact info is;


Note: Established in 2001, we have had the pleasure of showcasing thousands of poets. Nearly 22 years later, our mission still is the same, as we continue to uplift another generation of poets and poetry lovers. 

Have a question or need more info, do feel free to drop us a note, before sending in your work.

Centering Blackness in Fan Studies

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:13am
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023

This special issue centers Blackness in fandom studies. Fandom studies has gestured toward race generally, and Blackness in particular, from its alleged white center while always keeping race at its margin. It has largely co-opted the language of race, difference, and diversity from the margins and recentered it around white geeks and white women. Indeed, fandom studies has done lots of things—except deal with its race problem. But as Toni Morrison (1975) asserts, that is the work of racism: it keeps those at the margins busy, trying to prove that they deserve a seat at the center table.

Expanding Black and Indigenous Ecologies: CFP for English Language Notes

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:11am
Bonnie Etherington and Delali Kumavie
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

This proposed special issue navigates the intersections of Black and Indigenous ecologies. Ecologies encompass natural and constructed environments, understories, and overstories that allow renewed attention to notions of mobility, modernity, protest, climate change, human and nonhuman relationality, and more. Ecologies shape and are shaped by macro as well as micro units of the community, the nation-state, and the global. Ecologies are also fundamental to the ways we approach and understand historical, social, political, and economic relationships around the world.

Call for (Specific) Chapters: The Routledge Research Companion to Toni Morrison (new deadline: 7/1/22)

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 8:46pm
Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

Call for Chapters:


The Routledge Research Companion to Toni Morrison

Editor: Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem, CUNY


This is a call for chapter proposals for The Routledge Research Companion to Toni Morrison. This companion text is intended for a scholarly audience and as support for newer Morrison scholars as they approach their research.


Each chapter of the book has a dual function: to offer a new reading of Morrison and to review the Morrison scholarship in whatever general terrain the chapter falls within:


CFP: Dance and the Black Body

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 11:21am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 21, 2022

Call For Papers:

Tentative Title: Dance and the Black Body

Guest Editors:

Katrina Thompson Moore, Saint Louis University

Kwakiutl Dreher, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

*Deadline Extended* CFP: For bell hooks (1952-2021)

Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 12:16pm
USAbroad - Journal of American History and Politics
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 23, 2022

Dear colleagues and friends,

the deadline of the sixth call for proposals of USAbroad – Journal of American History and Politics has been extended until May 23. 


Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 12:15pm
Ross Bullen/OCAD University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022


Reanimations is an interdisciplinary conference that will be hosted by OCAD University and the Canadian Association for American Studies (CAAS). It will take place online from October 28-30, 2022.

SAMLA African American Literature Panel

Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 12:14pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 25, 2022

This traditional session welcomes submission on any aspect of African American Literature that attends to how black writers use literature to bring out discussion on climate injustice. With the conference theme of "change," readers of African American Literature often miss the criticism of climatic injustice that is present in much literary work, especially of 20th Century Black writers. From Zora Hurston, to Richard Wright, to Jean Toomer, etc., there are many instances of a critique of climatic injustices that are often either misread or simply glossed over. This panel aims to reconsider black writers as the leading figures in both ecocriticism and ecofeminism.

SAMLA 94 ASLE Affiliated Session - The Plantationocene Past, Present, and Future

Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 12:03pm
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

While the term “Anthropocene” is frequently used to describe the current geological era of human-created and accelerated climate change, multiple other terms have emerged as scholars expand their understanding of the interconnectedness of human endeavors and their consequences. A useful alternative is “Plantationocene,” which emphasizes the economization of life and places the foundations of global climate change within the intertwined plantation systems of the preceding centuries, including how they continue to be reproduced in new, nefarious ways in the present day. This session seeks presentations that take any aspect of the plantation and its enduring legacies as a starting point for interrogating literature.

Thresholds 51: Heat

Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 12:03pm
MIT Architecture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Call for Submissions 
Thresholds 51: Heat
Edited by Hampton Smith and Zachariah DeGiulio
​​Thresholds, the annual peer-reviewed journal produced by the MIT Department of Architecture and published by MIT Press is now accepting submissions to be published Spring 2023.

Staging Lydia: Lydia Diamond Anthology 5/9/22

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 11:41am
Dr. Shondrika Moss-Bouldin/Northwestern University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 9, 2022

Staging Lydia: Contextualizing the African American experience through the lens of Art and Scholarship., Northwestern University Press, introduces Lydia Diamond, a Broadway and award-winning African American woman playwright to a broader academic and professional audience. This anthology will be a resource for institutions that serve undergraduate students and professional practitioners interested in a comprehensive examination of Lydia Diamond’s works. Not only does this book examine all of her plays, but it centers Black people within Black stories.

Telling Life Stories: Ethos, Positionality, and Structures of Narrative

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 8:48am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Telling Life Stories: Ethos, Positionality, and Structures of Narrative

The reading and analysing of life stories offer multiple perspectives in understanding the self-reflexivity of authorial consciousness, the rhetorical/stylistic fashioning of ethos, and the fabulation/fictionality of narrative. Lived experiences, of the author as well as the reader, allow perception of meaning against the sedimented social, political, and cultural paradigms of the “master” or “grand narrative,” as Jean-François Lyotard puts in his seminal work, The Postmodern Condition (1979). The dialectic of human action and social reality within such narratives serves to map the interrelated progression of individuals and cultures throughout history.

Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression, Nov. 3-5, 2022

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 1:42pm
West Chair of Excellence in Communication and Public Affairs, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 26, 2022

The steering committee of the thirtieth annual Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression solicits papers dealing with US mass media of the 19th century, the Civil War in fiction and history, freedom of expression in the 19th century, presidents and the 19th century press, images of race and gender, sensationalism and crime in 19th century newspapers, and the antebellum press and the causes of the Civil War.

Selected papers will be presented during the conference, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 3–5, 2022. The top three papers and the top three student papers will be honored accordingly.

For bell hooks: "White-Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy" and "Feminism is for Everybody" in U.S. History, Politics, and Culture.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 10:45am
USAbroad. Journal of American History and Politics
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 2, 2022

The next issue of USAbroad aims to acknowledge and celebrate the importance and impact of bell hooks' transgressive interdisciplinarity, which challenges the boundaries of academic disciplines and those of the cultural marketplace to present a "feminism for everybody." We invite proposals that address the myriad themes of her intellectual output: from gender to sex and sexuality, from sexism to the construction of masculinity, from racism to the representation of blackness, from the house as a site of resistance to women's labor, from the university teaching to education in general.

Faulkner and Jesmyn Ward

Friday, April 22, 2022 - 2:21pm
Center for Faulkner Studies/Southeast Missouri State Univ
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 3, 2022

Call for Papers
Faulkner and Ward
A Conference Sponsored by the Center for Faulkner Studies
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
October 20-22, 2022

This “Faulkner and Ward” conference invites proposals for 15-20 minute papers on any topic related to William Faulkner and/or Jesmyn Ward.  All critical approaches, including pedagogical, are welcomed.  We are particularly interested in inter-textual approaches that treat both authors. Proposals for organized panels are also encouraged.

Thresholds of How and Where They Entered: Rereading Racial Discourse in American Literature

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 12:39pm
Karyn L Hixson / University of Texas - San Antonio
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 20, 2022



Karyn Hixson is a graduate fellow at the University of Texas-San Antonio. Her research centers on African American female political activism, linguistic justice, and anti-racist pedagogies utilizing visual rhetoric of civil rights movements of the late 19th and 20th Centuries.  

Call for Papers – Midwest Modern Language Association 2022 Conference

Call for Chapters Researching the Influence of Feminist Film Theory on Films and TV Series of the 21st Century

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:15pm
Cristelle Maury
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022


Call for chapters

Researching the Influence of Feminist Film Theory

on 21st Century Films and TV Series



A growing number of scholars have acknowledged how the works of feminist scholars and feminist film scholars have influenced filmmakers and screenwriters (Radner and Stringer 2011; Roche 2014 and 2018; Maury and Roche 2020). The objective of this collected volume is to pursue inquiry of cross-fertilization between (intersectional) feminist (film) theory and films and TV series,           produced in the English-speaking world of the 21st century.

LIT Special Issue CFP: Intersectional Feminism and Barriers to Representation at the Turn of the Century

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:15pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

LIT Special Issue CFP: Intersectional Feminism and Barriers to Representation at the Turn of the Century


Deadline for submissions: July 15, 2022


Full name / name of organization: LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory


Contact email:



American Literary Archives and Bibliography

Monday, April 18, 2022 - 11:25am
RALS (Penn State)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Resources for American Literary Study, a journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, invites submissions for our upcoming 2022 issue. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. 

Founded in 1971, RALS remains the only major scholarly periodical of its kind. Each issue includes, in addition to archival and bibliographical research, related book reviews and a unique “Prospects” essay that identifies new directions in the study of major authors. Our editorial board consists of leading scholars from an array of fields and subfields in American literary study.

Extended Deadline! African and Afro-Diasporic Peoples and Influences in British Literature and Culture before the Industrial Revolution

Monday, April 18, 2022 - 10:51am
Jonathan Elmore Savannah State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 27, 2022

For far too long the story of British history and culture (of Western history generally) has presented the presence of Africans within Britain as a product of the Atlantic slave trade. Not only is this figuring of Africans as first arriving in the British Isles as enslaved people simply inaccurate as a matter of historical fact, it carries deeply troubling and problematic categorical and ontological implications through casting the very identity of Africans and their descendants first and foremost as enslaved people in the historical imagination. 

Dissident Feminisms: Inaugural bell hooks center Symposium

Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 9:09am
bell hooks center
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Dissident Feminisms: 

Inaugural bell hooks center Symposium


Sponsored by the bell hooks center and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Berea College


June 16th-18th, 2023

Berea College

Berea, KY


_Identity, Violence and Resilience in 21st Century Black British and American Women's Fiction_

Friday, April 8, 2022 - 3:34pm
Carmen García-Navarro/Nuria Torres López
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

In just over two decades, the 21st century has accumulated visible violence in armed conflicts in different regions of the world. Violence against women and children exists, to varying degrees, in domestic and public settings in forms such as as poverty, violent migrations, trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Violence against women manifests itself in different areas and degrees and defines, in many cases, the identities of those who have suffered or are suffering from it. Black women have been subjected to a long history of physical, sexual and reproductive violence.

Call for Papers: Aesthetic Mediations of Service Work and Racial Capital in the 21st Century

Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:34pm
Alex Pittman and Richard Purcell
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

“We are not essential. We are sacrificial.” With this statement, Sujatha Gidla, a subway conductor in New York City compelled back to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, observes that service workers who have been defined by their disposability constitute a bedrock for racial capitalism in an era of proliferating crises. We invite submissions to a special issue of Post45 that will turn to aesthetic and cultural mediations of service in the late 20th and early 21st century in order to theorize and historicize the relations between death, labor, and racial capitalism.


Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:34pm
University of Kent Fourth Americanist Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 17, 2022

We invite you to join us in building a creative, interdisciplinary, and accessible symposium that considers the challenges of engaging the public and the role of resistance within the cultural spaces curating Americana. This two-day event will take place on the 19th and 20th of May. Hosted online by the University of Kent, UK. 

Please submit a 250-word proposalwith title and 50-word biography for a presentation, panel or workshop to by April 17th, 2022.

Racial Justice Protests and the Media: a CALS "Unprecedented" Webinar (4/15)

Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:32pm
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022


Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents


Racial Justice Protests and The Media: Unprecedented and Routine Violence


Friday, April 15, 2022, Noon–1:00 p.m. EST via Zoom


 Register here.



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