Resources for American Literary Study (Penn State UP), a journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, is inviting submissions for its upcoming 2021 double-issue. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. For full consideration for 2021, please submit by March 1, 2021.
The thirteenth biennial Thomas R. Watson Conference in Rhetoric and Composition, which will be held virtually from April 21-23, 2021, will focus on policies and practices for planning and convening antiracist conferences. The exigence for our theme is global and local. This year’s uprisings for Black liberation have only reaffirmed the need for institutions of higher education to confront their roles in perpetuating a white supremacist system and, with the BIPOC students, faculty, and staff who have endured this violence and marginalization, to create just and equitable structures in its place.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: JANUARY 20TH, 2021
CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
EUGENIE BRINKEMA - MIT
McKENZIE WARK - THE NEW SCHOOL
TOM GUNNING - UNIVERSITY OF CHIGAGO
CALL FOR PAPERS
NYU CINEMA STUDIES STUDENT CONFERENCE
February 19-20, 2021
The Illinois Open Publishing Network (IOPN) at the University of Illinois Library is launching a new publication series for digital scholarly editions of literary works. A beta version of the first title in the series will be released for feedback from the scholarly community in 2021, and a CFP for the second title is below. The editor(s) of the title chosen in response to the CFP will receive two semesters of graduate research assistant support to facilitate work on the edition (in addition to consultation support from the IOPN publishing team). For more information, see the announcement for the series at https://iopn.library.illinois.edu/2020/12/15/iopneditionscfp/
Call for Papers: Genres of Empire
A Special Issue of College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies
Alyssa A. Hunziker, Oklahoma State University
Mitch R. Murray, University of Florida
Dr Jenny Bonnevier, Örebro University, Sweden and Associate Professor Berit Åström, Umeå University, Sweden invite original essays for a contributed volume on kinship in the fiction of N.K. Jemisin. Lexington Books have expressed a provisional interest in publishing the volume.
Call for Papers: Black Popular Culture-Special Topics
PCA (2021 National Conference, June 2-5/ Boston, MA)
Popular Culture Association (PCA)
Put my black father on the penny
put his smile at me on the silver dime
put my mother on the dollar
for they’ve suffered for more than
three eternities of time …
The American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association invites submissions for our National Conference, to be held June 2-5, 2021 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA. PCA has extended the submission deadline to January 6, 2021.
Comparative Racisms: Special issue of The Comparatist:
This special issue of The Projector, edited by guest editor Jamie Ann Rogers, seeks submissions focused on contemporary community media as activist and aesthetic practices. In 2005, Kevin Howley described community media as “popular and strategic interventions into contemporary media culture committed to the democratization of media structures, forms, and practices.” In revisiting this definition 15 years later, the holistic aim of this special issue is to interrogate shifts in various community media making environments brought about in the past decade.
Jesmyn Ward is a two-time winner of the National Book Award, winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award, and a recipient of the MacArthur “genius grant.” Known for her critically acclaimed fiction and non-fiction, Ward’s lyrical narratives of Black life, home, and family in Louisanna’s Gulf Coast are visceral and evocative. Moreover, while her work is often set in the same geographical region, the concerns explored within it stretch beyond the shores of the Gulf Coast, extending if not physically then cosmologically toward the Caribbean and the African continent. Yet, despite the critical celebration and geopolitical breadth of her work, Ward remains remarkably under-studied, particularly outside the United States.
The graduate students in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University would like to invite graduate students to send abstracts for the Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium 2021 (GRAPHSY). The conference will be held on February 18 and 19, 2021 through Georgetown University’s online platform. Paper and poster presentations are welcome on a wide range of topics within the fields of Hispanic linguistics and literatures. This year our goal is to promote a dialogue on the effects of the current global crisis on linguistics and literature, focusing our attention on how to overcome this impact.
We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.11 No.1 that will be published on January 31, 2021. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 11(1), please submit your manuscript by November 30, 2020.
About the Journal
15–17 March 2021 in Turku
29–31 March 2021 in Paris
In collaboration with The George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights, and Conflict Prevention at the American University of Paris, we invite scholars, students, practitioners, and activists from all fields to take part in the Winter Symposium of the Nordic Summer University Study Circle Narrative and Violence.
Issue #32 (2021) of RSAJournal: Rivista di Studi Americani, the official journal of the Italian Association for North American Studies (Associazione Italiana di Studi Nord-Americani – AISNA) will feature a special section, edited by Pia Masiero (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) and Virginia Pignagnoli (University of Zaragoza) on “Mapping the Contemporary US Novel: Theories, Forms and Themes.”
Hip-hop is one of the most successful forms of global cultural production today. Since its emergence in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City, it has spread around the world and exerted a considerable impact not only on pop culture, but also on social debates around race, class, language, nationality, gender, and a range of other issues. One topic that is rarely discussed, however, is the relationship between hip-hop and the environment.
International Workshop & Conference (Virtual)
Below is an updated list of texts available for review in The Journal for the Study of Radicalism. Reviewers must be professors, independent scholars, or professionals who hold a PhD or terminal degree in their field. Advanced graduate students are also encouraged to reply.
Email the Book Review Editor at email@example.com in order to review a text listed below. We also welcome and encourage ideas on other texts related to radicalism.
Celebrating 50 Years of Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Writers
The 50th Annual Symposium of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
May 20 – May 22, 2021
The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, IL
This panel aims to examine fictional texts which represent an alternate past or future in order to resist dominant narratives. Papers which address the following questions (and others) are welcome:
How does speculative fiction which presents an alternate past or future allow us to critique the present?
How does imagining "what if" prompt us to question "what next?"
How do we use possible worlds theory to understand what is possible in the world, or unnatural narratology to interrogate what is "natural"?
How do Afro-, Indigenous, and/or Latinx futurisms, in particular, work as part of larger movements of social action?
ALA (American Literature Association) 2021 Boston Panel Proposal
Panel Title: Changing Perspectives: Adjusting American Literature Lenses
Due to the Covid Lockdown this past year, the ALA 2020 conference was canceled. However, we have been informed that a 2021 conference will be held in Boston. To help reconcile the lost panels from this year's canceled conference, the ALA has reached out and offered for those panels that were accepted to reply. While this panel was accepted for the 2020 conference, we have since then lost one of our presenters. Therefore, we would like to extend an invite to anyone interested in joining our panel. Our panel description is:
The Pauline Hopkins Society (http://www.paulinehopkinssociety.org) is pleased to announce its fourth bi-annual competition. The society will award the best scholarly publication – book, essay, or book chapter on Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins published between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2020. If you have published an essay or chapter that discusses Hopkins and/or her work, we invite you to consider entering before the March 15, 2021 deadline.
Because entries will be judged through a system of blind reviewing we recommend that any self-citation, either in the body or in notes, be reworked to the third person.
The Global Souths conference is a three‐day, interdisciplinary conference that aims to
explore the connections between the U. S. South and the Global Souths. The South is
more than place. It is a point of connection, a nexus of ideas exceeding both
geographical and ideological boundaries. We invite all scholars and graduate students
in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to submit critical and creative proposals
that explore interactions with and responses to an increasingly globalized world.
The conference organizers welcome and encourage complete panel submissions as
well as individual paper abstract submissions. Creative submissions related to the
conference theme are also welcome.
CFP: Letters from Black Faculty
This collection seeks unfiltered, unedited letters from Black academics, intellectuals, and faculty activists that address structural racism and individual experience in the academy, and the tenuous divide between the professional, the political, and the personal. What we are looking for are those letters sent to department heads, college administrators, fellow faculty and trustees that have as their goal holding institutions to their words when they say that “Black Lives Matter”.
The American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association invites submissions for our National Conference, to be held June 2-5, 2021 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA.