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[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Giant Steps: Coltrane, Space, and Innovation

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:55pm
Michael A. Antonucci | Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Giant Steps: Coltrane, Space, and Innovation

The Savoy Ballroom in New York, Preservation Hall in New Orleans, the intersection of 12th Street and Vine in Kansas City, and the Green Mill on Chicago’s North Side all stand as cradles for jazz tradition.

How does one site those spaces though that have housed jazz innovations, like 1511 North 33rd in Philadelphia, John Coltrane’s Strawberry Mansion?Where are the places that jazz can call home? Improvisations and experimentation certainly, but what spaces and which places make those transitions in the artform, its delivery, and reception?

11th Annual African, African American, and Diaspora Studies Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:06pm
Daniel Beers / James Madison University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

The African, African American, and Diaspora Studies program at James Madison University invites proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference, to be held virtually as a webinar series from Wednesday, February 17, to Saturday, February 20, 2021. This year's theme is “Movement(s), Collectives, and Collectivity.” Ranging across topics from archival practices to Black Lives Matter, the conference will bring together a group of scholars and archivists from a wide variety of overlapping and intersecting fields.

Reading in Theory (ACLA 2021--Virtual)

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Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:05pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Despite the proliferation of critical engagements with theories of reading by scholars of literary studies, it seems fair to say that relatively little has changed since Paul de Man claimed, “the resistance to theory is in fact a resistance to reading, a resistance that is perhaps at its most effective, in contemporary studies, in the methodologies that call themselves theories of reading but nevertheless avoid the function they claim as their object” (The Resistance to Theory 15). This panel asks, is this resistance brought to a theory of reading, as if from “the outside,” or is resistance internal to any theory of reading? In what ways does reading generate and/or depend on its own resistances?

 

Creative Writing: Non-Fiction (CEA 4/8/21–4/10/21)

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Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:05pm
College English Aassociation
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Call for Papers, Creative Writing: Non-Fiction at CEA 2021

April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations of Creative Writing: Non-Fiction for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Gothic Nature Journal -- TV/Film Reviews

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:40pm
Gothic Nature Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Gothic Nature is seeking TV/ film reviews for its next issue. The show or film reviewed must have a clear thematic link to ecohorror/ecoGothic and have first appeared in 2020-21 (see some possibilities below). Reviews should aim for about 1,000 words in length (Harvard style and British spelling and punctuation conventions appreciated). Send inquiries and submissions to Sara L. Crosby at crosby.sara@gmail.com. For further information about the journal, please visit: https://gothicnaturejournal.com/

Deadline for submissions:  February 1, 2021

 

Unraveling the Anthropocene: Race, Environment, and Pandemic

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:58pm
Liberal Arts Collective at The Pennsylvania State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

This year, the Liberal Arts Collective at Penn State is launching a conference-style podcast, "Unraveling the Anthropocene: Race, Environment, and Pandemic,” which will run during Fall 2020 to early Spring 2021. This podcast seeks to interview a variety of academics, artists, activists, or community members to feature their work and experiences as they try to understand, explain, alleviate, or simply capture the contemporary phenomena that fall under these themes.  Speakers will be volunteering to remotely record a 15-minute long informal conversation about their work or experience. Parallel events include a reading group and a closing roundtable.

CFP Special Issue: Crisis, Pandemics, and Counter-hegemony: Reading Paradigm Shifts across World Literature

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 11:59am
452ºF. Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

While it may be too soon to assess the long-lasting impact that the Covid19 pandemic will have on our societies and ways of life in the future, it is timely to consider how the collective experience of emergency and crisis tends to prompt reflections and critique —sometimes renewed, though not always— on the ways in which we live, as well as tending to inspire new conceptualizations and directions in thought, behavior, policy, and the arts.

Special Issue, Mississippi Quarterly: Mass Incarceration in the U.S. South

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:34pm
Mississippi Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Call for Papers

 

Special Issue, Mississippi Quarterly: Mass Incarceration in the U.S. South

Guest editors, Katie Owens-Murphy and Jeanine Weekes-Schroer

 

 

If you are Black, you were born in jail, in the North as well as the South. Stop talking about the South. As long as you are south of the Canadian border, you’re South.

 ~Malcolm X

 

Pedagogy: Considering Diversity/Inclusion in the English Curriculum

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:31pm
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, Birmingham, Alabama, 52nd Annual Conference

Birmingham Sheraton Hotel, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N., Birmingham, Alabama 35203, 1-855-516-1090

                                                                                       April 8-10, 2021

Call for Papers: Black Lives Matter and Modernist Studies

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:09pm
The Modernist Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Modernist Review, an online journal associated with the British Association of Modernist Studies, is looking for submissions for an issue on Black Lives Matter and Modernist Studies. The deadline for 200-word abstracts is the 23rd September - we look forward to reading your submissions. 

 

Content warning: police brutality

 

Early American Women's Writing and the Revolutionary Legacy

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:08pm
Kaitlin Tonti/Seton Hall University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Over the past few decades, the vast early American field has recognized the significance of women’s writing in the formation of an early American history and culture. Through their letters, diary entries, and commonplace books, just to name a few, early American women have demonstrated their participation in the political and social movements that were essential to the country’s founding. Therefore, this panel seeks submissions that considers how eighteenth, and nineteenth American women’s writing contributed to the history and mythology of the founding moment in Philadelphia. Literature will be broadly interpreted and include poetry, fiction, essays, diaries, and letters.

Film and Literature at CEA 2021

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Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:07pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Subject: Call for Papers: Film and Literature at CEA 2021

 

Call for Papers, Film and Literature at CEA 2021

April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

NCSA 2021: Rediscovering Nineteenth-Century Studies (Roundtable Session)

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Monday, August 31, 2020 - 6:37pm
Benjamin D. O'Dell / Georgia Gwinnett College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

This roundtable invites abstracts for short position papers reflecting on the present state of nineteenth-century studies.  How do recent developments in and around the field change our understanding of the nineteenth-century as a site of inquiry?  Papers might include, but are not limited to, the following:       

Unsettled and Unsettling Nature: The Ecogothic in American Literature Before 1900 (NeMLA 2021)

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Monday, August 31, 2020 - 2:31pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (52nd annual conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Dawn Keetley and Matthew Wynn Sivils note that “the dominant American relationship with nature . . . has always been unsettling” with the Gothic “sewn into the very warp and woof of American literature." This panel seeks to coalesce a body of work which investigates the Ecogothic in American literature before 1900: letters, slave narratives, novels, and travel journals which foreground nature as protagonist. The panel aims to investigate how writers of early America invoked the Gothic to describe their wild environs as well as the natural spaces becoming trampled by progress and exploration.

Thomas Merton and "Justice" (CEA 4/821-4/10/21)

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Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:25pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

International Thomas Merton Society

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College English Association

52stTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

                                                                                      Birmingham Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham, AL

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FOUR HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN LITERATURE: BACK TO THE BASICS

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
MELOW - The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 5, 2020

MELOW (The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World), in collaboration with the Dept of English, Shoolini University, Solan, invites you to participate in its 20th International Conference in Oct 2020 (exact dates to be announced. The theme this time is “Four Hundred Years of American Literature” which aims at taking a look at the landmarks that dot the literary landscape of the USA.

 

The Senses & Interior Design

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:05pm
Dr John Potvin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 2, 2020

Apart from the recent exhibition and attending catalogue for the 2018 Cooper-Hewitt exhibition, Senses: Design Beyond Vision, which focused on countless objects, and Diana Fuss’ compelling The Sense of an Interior(2004) which explores the specific rooms of four giant literary figures from the nineteenth century, a sustained investigation of the complex relationships between the senses and interior design remains elusive. Yet, despite this absence countless are the examples and vantage points from which to explore a constellation of interior design practices, theories and uses that have taken the five senses (sight, touch, smell, taste and hearing) into consideration.

“Strategic Gazes: Black Women Watchers in the Abolitionist Uprising”: MLA JUST-IN-TIME SESSION PROPOSAL

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:04pm
Carmel Ohman / Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 10, 2020

The MLA Convention (virtual, Jan 7-10, 2021) has opened up last-minute slots for proposed sessions discussing the events of summer 2020. The session organizer invites contributions for 15-minute papers that engage one or more intersections of Black studies, sexuality studies, Black feminist criticism, visual cultural studies, and surveillance studies. Full session description here:

Voting, Politics, and Similar Subjects in the US and Global South

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:47pm
Southern Spaces
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Southern Spaces requests blog post submissions on voting, politics, political organizing, and similar subjects, emphasizing spatial interpretation and digital media. Submit all inquiries and materials to Southern Spaces managing editor Madison Elkins at seditor@emory.edu. Submissions are especially welcome before October 1, 2020.

CALL FOR BLOG POSTS

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "Narratives of American Colonization and Imperialism" by 25 Oct 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:46am
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020

400 years ago, the Mayflower arrived on Patuxet land and established the settler colony of Plymouth. Just two years later, the Patuxet peoples were pronounced extinct. Despite or due to this settler violence, the Plymouth colony gave rise to the American tradition of “Thanksgiving” and the mythology of Europeans building a ‘City upon a Hill’ in America.

“HINDSIGHT IS 20/20”: LOOKING BACK AT THE LAST 100 YEARS IN AMERICA

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:45am
American Studies Association of Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 20, 2020

 The 64th annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held February 12th through 13th at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. This year’s conference is delayed until the spring because of COVID-19. The following is a list of suggested areas of scholarship you may consider when exploring our conference theme:

Justice (CEA in Birmingham 4/8-10/21)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 9:59am
Ken Bugajski / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

The College English Association welcomes proposals for presentations on the general conference theme: Justice. The College English Association’s 52nd national conference will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, where the freedom ensured by civil rights has been contested by the government in both the past and present. Birmingham’s notoriety as a focal point of the Civil Rights Movement, including the Birmingham Campaign, the imprisonment of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the writing of his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is matched by the city’s renown for forging steel, founding Veteran’s Day, and hosting the USA’s second-oldest drag queen pageant.

CALL FOR ESSAYS AND INTERVIEWS - Routledge Guide to Alternative Careers in the Performing Arts

updated: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 6:08pm
Jason Dorwart, PhD, Oberlin College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 12, 2020

NEW DEADLINE This CFP was first sent last year but the book was delayed and is now under contract for 2021 publication.

This is a call for essays and interviews for a book titled “Alternative Careers for the Performing Arts,” a new book in Routledge's "PERFORM: Succeeding as a Creative Professional" series, which will explore possibilities for making use of a theatre education.

Trauma: Explorations in Culture (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 11:33am
Courtney Mullis / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Theorist Cathy Caruth popularized literary trauma theory in the mid-1990s, arguing that in the event of psychic trauma, “while the images of traumatic reenactment remain absolutely accurate and precise, they are largely inaccessible to conscious recall and control” (Caruth 151). Objections to Caruthian trauma theory often take one of two forms; scholars either object to the underlying theory of psychic trauma, or they object because of the limitations of psychic trauma.

CFP: Special Issue on Blackness @ Play: Communities, Culture, Creativity (Abstracts 9/15/20)

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:33am
American Journal of Play
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Call for Papers 

American Journal of Play Special Issue

Blackness @ Play: Communities, Culture, Creativity

Guest Editor: TreaAndrea M. Russworm, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 

 

Deadlines: 

300-word abstract: September 15, 2020 

Full papers, if accepted: December 31, 2020

Articles 6,500 to 8,000 words; other works vary in length

Queries and submission: russworm@umass.edu

 

Bodies of Knowledge

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:06pm
Phenomenology and Existentialist Special Interest Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 2, 2020

Call for Papers for the Phenomenology and Existentialism SIG

Philosophy of Education Society (PES) 2021

Salt Lake City, USA  March 4-8

 

 

For indeed, no one has yet determined what the body can do.

 

Spinoza, Ethics III.ii

 

The body has long been an aspect of interest for philosophy of education, and pedagogical discourses in particular.

 

Community Media in the Era of Pandemics, Protests, and Post Truths

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:47pm
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

This special issue of The Projector 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.”[1] 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.

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