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CFP for 2021 PAMLA - James Baldwin in Hawaiʻi, the Pacific, and Beyond: Teaching Intersectionality through Literature

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:43am
Michael Pak, UH West Oahu
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

118th PAMLA Conference

Las Vegas, Nevada | November 11-14, 2021

Sahara Las Vegas Hotel and Online

Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

PANEL

James Baldwin in Hawaiʻi, the Pacific, and Beyond: Teaching Intersectionality through Literature

 

MODERATOR

Mike Pak, UH West Oahu

pakm@hawaii.edu

 

ABSTRACT

EXTENDED: Word Play: Nonstandard English and Multilingualism in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Sunday, March 21, 2021 - 4:45pm
Modern Language Association 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 28, 2021

Children’s literature in English has long been a tool for literacy instruction and acculturation to English language, used both as a tool for learning and as a force for homogenization within histories of Anglophone colonialism and imperialism. As scholars and professors dedicated to exploring the ways in which texts for young people make meaning, we know that language functions as both a tool of empowerment and one of imprisonment. Amiri Baraka writes that “users”—or dominant cultures—“have words. And it is the users that establish the world’s realities.” Language, then, inevitably divides as it shapes such realities by sorting people into groups of “users” and non-users.

Cthulus, Cults and Klansmen: The (Hi)stories within Lovecraft Country

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:01pm
Centre for the History of the Gothic
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 9, 2021

 

An Online Symposium

Date: May 20  

Extended deadline for proposals: April 9 2021

This symposium is entirely FREE to present at and attend as it will be held online. Stay tuned keynote speaker names and presentation titles.

Journal of Black Mountain College Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:26pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

 

Call for submissions to the Journal of Black Mountain College Studies (Spring 2021)

The Journal of Black Mountain College Studies is a peer-reviewed open-access digital publication of the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC). 

We solicit and welcome your submissions of academic articles, essays, reviews, poetry, images and forms of artistic expression. As an interdisciplinary journal, we aim to represent authors and creators from diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and perspectives, and we are open to any format that can be expressed online. 

Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Conference 2021: “Theory and Scholarship” of Diversity Roundtable

updated: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 7:42am
Indu Ohri / Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (NCSA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 12, 2021

Seeking discussants for the roundtable “Theory and Scholarship” on Diversity and Inclusion at the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (NCSA) virtual conference on March 13, 2021 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. The panel co-chairs invite discussants from a wide variety of fields working on nineteenth-century research that speaks to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion or “undisciplining” Victorian studies. The co-chairs will ask discussants to answer a series of four questions (included below). The discussants will have 10 minutes to chat amongst themselves for each question. We will then open it up so the audience can discuss these topics or the participants and audience could converse together in an inclusive conversation. 

The 1898 Wilmington Massacre: Critical Explorations of Insurrection, Black Resilience, and Black Futures

updated: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:35pm
Tiffany Gilbert & Lynn Mollenauer
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Call for Chapter Proposals

The 1898 Wilmington Massacre: Critical Explorations of Insurrection, Black Resilience, and Black Futures

Editors

Tiffany Gilbert, University of North Carolina Wilmington, gilbertt@uncw.edu

Lynn Mollenauer, University of North Carolina Wilmington, mollenauerl@uncw.edu

 

Proposal Submission Deadline: May 1, 2021

Proposal Decisions: June 12, 2021

 

Overview

MLA 2022: Academic Fiction and the Politics of Multilingualism

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:07pm
Dr. Almas Khan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

Proposals sought for an MLA 2022 (Washington DC, 1/6-1/9) special session on academic fiction engaging with the politics of multilingualism thematically, formally, or otherwise. Regions and time periods are open, but comparative, intersectional, and/or interdisciplinary approaches are preferred. Submit 250-word abstracts and 150-word bios to Dr. Almas Khan at abkhan@stanfordalumni.org by March 20, 2021.

For more on next year's Modern Language Association conference theme, see https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2022/2022-Presidential-Theme-Multilin...

 

Race, Theory, and the Practice of Psychoanalysis

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:05pm
Dorothy Stringer, Sheldon George / MLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 22, 2021

How does the category of race allow for new understandings of  20th-century and contemporary psychoanalysis? This panel, sponsored by the MLA’s Forum on Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Literature, seeks to broaden discussion of race’s necessary impact on contemporary understandings of psychoanalysis. We invite work from scholars, theorists, and practitioners addressing topics such as: 

 

  • Clinical relationships that make race salient for psychoanalysis

  • Under-recognized BIPOC clinicians and theorists

  • Antiracism and racism in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic institutions

Call for Book Proposals: Environment and Religion

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
Lexington Books
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Call for Book Proposals: Environment and Religion

deadline for submissions:  June 1, 2021

full name / name of organization: Series Editor: Gabrie’l J. Atchison, Ph.D., Lexington Books – atchison71@gmail.com ; Acquisitions Editor: Kasey Beduhn, kbeduhn@rowman.com
contact email: atchison71@gmail.com
Environment and Religion in Feminist-Womanist, Queer, and Indigenous Perspectives

Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group

International Review of Literary Studies JUNE 2021 ISSUE

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
International Review of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

Call for Papers

International Review of Literary Studies-IRLS Vol. 3, Issue 2

LAST DATE: 15 MAY 2021

ISSN: Online (2709-7021), Print (2709-7013)

International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) is an International peer-review journal of literary studies that publishes original research articles, review papers, and book reviews, and cutting-edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

Collectivity in Reception Studies

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:00pm
Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 10, 2021

Call for Papers: “Collectivity in Reception Studies.” Sponsored by the Reception Study Society

Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 4-7, 2021

Columbia University Press launches new partnership with Howard University to advance Black studies and diversify academic publishing

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:58am
Columbia University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 26, 2026

Columbia University Press today announced a new ongoing scholarly book series in the field of Black studies called Black Lives in the Diaspora: Past / Present / Future, to be published in partnership with Howard University’s College of Arts and Sciences and Columbia University’s African American and African Diaspora Studies Department.

East-West Cultural Passage, Special Issue: New York City between Change and Changelessness: Representations and Perceptions of the City in Literature and Culture. December 2021

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:56am
Ana-Karina Schneider / Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Special Issue: New York City between Change and Changelessness: Representations and Perceptions of the City in Literature and Culture. December 2021

 

Deadline: 15 September 2021

 

MLA 2022 CFP: Circuitous Channels: The Communications Circuit at 40

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 10:17am
Alec Pollak
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 12, 2021

Circuitous Channels: The Communications Circuit at 40

Robert Darnton’s “communications circuit,” proposed in his field-defining 1982 essay “What Is the History of Books?”, has become one of book history’s foundational paradigms. Since 1982, the “communications circuit” has been endlessly reprinted, debated, revised, and amended; it has become a touchstone heuristic for more articles, books, and papers than it is possible to list.

"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”

 

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

PRESENTATION

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.

 

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