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Ghostbusters – A Companion

updated: 
Friday, April 1, 2022 - 11:44am
Simon Bacon, series editor; Cathleen Allyn Conway, collection editor; Peter Lang, Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

Call for Papers: Ghostbusters – A Companion

Call for Papers - "Suspension"

updated: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 11:22am
liquid blackness
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

CFP – “Suspension”

liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies 7, no. 2, Fall 2023

Black Lives Matter: Lessons from a Global Movement

updated: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 11:20am
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Black Lives Matter: Lessons from a Global Movement

International Conference
( Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:6 days)

Thematic Approach

GIRES, the Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship and the Greenwood African American Studies Center (GAASC) wish to explore  the phenomenon of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

Musicalizing language: flow and voice in rap music

updated: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 2:08pm
Marion Coste, Hector Jenni and Cyril Vettorato / Paris Cité University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Musicalizing language: flow and voice in rap music

 

International conference, 18-19 November 2022, Paris Cité University (Grands Moulins)

 

 

Activist Archivists and Archival Activisms

updated: 
Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:20pm
FACET Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 27, 2022

Call for Papers

 

New Volume: Activist Archivists and Archival Activisms: Documenting 21st Century Social Justice

Publisher: FACET

Confirmed Contributors:

Trauma in the Age of Trauma

updated: 
Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 1:07pm
MMLA 2022 in Minneapolis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

Recent essays and articles in publications like The Atlantic and Vox have voiced growing concerns about the increasing elasticity of “trauma.” Even so, those same texts note the value of recognizing others’ trauma and of responding ethically to their stories. This worth is particularly evident in the wake of the many Covid-related traumatic events and the most recent racial reckonings (that may or may not have occurred) in the US and around the world.

[Update] Reason: Special issue of The Comparatist

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 2:03pm
The Comparatist
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

                                                                 Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist 

Topic: Reason

General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)

Reconstructio Americana: Ancient Greece and Rome after the American Civil War

updated: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022 - 3:23pm
Panel proposal for the 154th annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies (2023)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 11, 2022

Reconstructio Americana: Ancient Greece and Rome after the American Civil War”

Panel proposal for the 154th annual meeting

of the Society for Classical Studies

January 5–8, 2023, New Orleans, LA

Call for Associate Editors, Journal of Hip Hop Studies

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:43pm
Journal of Hip Hop Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

The ​Journal of Hip Hop Studies (JHHS) invites you to consider serving as an Associate Editor. Founded in 2012, JHHS plays an integral role in Hip Hop Studies, inside and outside of the academy. Moving forward, our aim is to lead the charge in academic innovation and challenging the academy’s role in propagating white supremacy. As a peer-reviewed, open-access journal hosted on Scholars Compass and published by Virginia Commonwealth University, ​JHHS provides a rigorous space for Hip Hop writing, thinking, and creativity. You are invited to make a vital contribution to this work.

MMLA African American Literature Permanent Section

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:41pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

MMLA’s permanent African American Literature section invites papers that examine the way black writers use black aesthetics in their work(s) to promote a “cultural ensemble” as Fred Moten notes. With the 2022 MMLA theme of “Post-Now,” this section is concerned with how black writers use aesthetics to shape and/or reshape the resistance that blackness brings. American Blackness, of course, begins through the resistance of the object and the irruption or interruption of personhood and subjectivity. Even through, or perhaps because of, this resistance, blackness maintains a collective being. As such, I invite works that are concerned with how black writers use: music, art, violence, movement, language, communication, sex, etc.

Call for articles-Modern and Contemporary US Poetry

updated: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 2:01pm
Literary Encyclopedia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

The Literary Encyclopedia at www.litencyc.com is looking for qualified writers to enhance its coverage of postwar and contemporary American poetry. Following is a list of poets and/or movements for whom/which we are seeking introductory essays of ca. 2500 words covering biography and historical context and giving a brief overview of relevant works. The list below is not comprehensive or final, and new proposals of writers/works/context essays that are not currently listed in our database are also welcome.

Life Narratives: Self-referential Proclamations

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 3:29pm
S. Bilge Mutluay Cetintas / Hacettepe University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST): Special Issue on Life Narratives

Guest edited by Bilge Mutluay Çetintaş, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

 

Life Narratives: Self-referential Proclamations

Deadline for Full-Text Submissions: July 15, 2022

American life writing has a long tradition starting with the diaries, journals, and captivity narratives kept by Pilgrims and Puritans such as Mary Rowlandson’s The Sovereignty and Goodness of God: Being a Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (1682), to more canonized life writings such as Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography (1791).

The Conditions of Langston Hughes in Literary Study and Literary Study in the Academy (MLA 2023)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 3:28pm
Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 27, 2022

In 1931, Langston Hughes embarked on a tour of the southern United States, reading his poetry mostly at HBCUs in the age of Jim Crow. His goal was two-fold: he was both answering Mary McLeod Bethune’s suggestion that “people need poetry” and developing a formula for “making poetry pay.” As the Great Depression dragged on and the Scottsboro case lay heavy on his mind, Hughes understood the importance of art and the artist in providing perspective and spiritual strength to the community, but he also labored under hostile conditions that complicated every aspect of his journey.

RE: Abstracts due 3/21 for CEA at MLA '23 Teaching at Minority-Serving Institutions of Higher Education

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 3:28pm
Aniruddha Mukhopadhyay / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 21, 2022

This is a reminder that the College English Association is soliciting abstracts from its members for a panel entitled “Teaching at Minority-Serving Institutions of Higher Education” at the 2023 Modern Language Conference from January 5-8 in San Francisco, CA.

The South and Science Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 9:38am
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on the South and science fiction for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s 94th Annual Conference from November 11-13, 2022 in Jacksonville, FL. Papers may discuss any of the subgenres of science fiction, especially afrofuturism, post-apocalyptic, or alternate history, and may focus on any medium including video games, novels, movies, television, comics, etc. as long as the South or “Southern-ness” is a concern within the chosen text. We welcome presentations that offer to 'expand' the canon of southern literature and science fiction itself, especially papers that focus on works by BIPOC, AAPI, or LGBTQ+ writers.

Call for Presentations, Papers, Performances, Panels

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 12:53pm
Breakin' BLACK Reachin' Back
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 27, 2022

CUNY Graduate Center English Student Association Conference (virtual/online)

Friday, April 29 & Saturday, April 30, 2022

CFP EXTENSION to 03/27/2022

 

Breakin’ BLACK Reachin’ Back is an experiential conversation engaging with Black intellectual, political and creative concepts through the primary disciplinary nodes of Black studies, Hip Hop and DJ scholarship. This virtual two day gathering centers practitioners as theorists, interdisciplinarity and public humanities through roundtable panel conversations, keynote presentations including musical and dance performances followed by discussion/Q&A, and breakout sessions. 

MLA 2023: Temporal Turns

updated: 
Sunday, March 13, 2022 - 10:19pm
MLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

What is time? Why and how have questions surrounding temporality become central to queer and Black studies in recent times? What is the (non)relation between queer temporality and Black time? Please send 300-word abstracts and a short bio to mstekl@stanford.edu and jennyme@stanford.edu. The MLA 2023 conference will take place in San Francisco, CA, from January 5-8 2023. 

Sylvia Wynter’s “No Humans Involved”: Towards the Rewriting of Knowledge and Undoing Truths

updated: 
Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 4:46pm
MLA 2023 Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

This panel considers Wynter’s letter as a call to challenge present truths of biocentrism, classifications of humanness, and the condemnation of “the speech of the street” to cultivate new modes of knowing/feeling. 250 word abstract. Contact: Amari Mitchell (amari.mitchell@rutgers.edu) or Diana Molina (diana.molina@rutgers.edu). 

  • If you are invited to participate in a 2023 session, you must be an MLA member by 7 April 2022. 

  • All session participants must register for the convention.

Topics may include but not limited to:

Hospitality in the Face of Hostility: Stories from South Carolina’s Green Book sites

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 7:01pm
Dr. Meredith Love/Francis Marion University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The Negro Motorist Green Book, a guide for Black travelers published from 1936 to 1967, has enjoyed recent popular and scholarly interest. Podcasts and documentaries, articles and essays, and full-length books have been devoted to educating readers about the history of the Green Book and the businesses once listed within it. 

MLA 2023: Antiracist Reading

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:58pm
Claire Grossman, Stanford University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Panel on the cultivation of antiracist reading practices. Topics may include the race novel, social scientific uses of Black literature, antiracist reading lists, book clubs, “common text” programs, cross-racial readerships, sensitivity readers. Send abstract.

https://mla.confex.com/mla/2023/webprogrampreliminary/Paper19649.html

Transatlantic Studies Association 20th Annual Conference - Extended Deadline

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:57pm
Transatlantic Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022

 

Transatlantic Studies Association
20th Annual Conference
University of Kent, Canterbury
4-6 July 2022

_________

Call for Papers

Submissions are invited for the 2022 Annual Conference

KEYNOTE LECTURES

Professor Jussi Hanhimäki (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)

John Singleton: The Soulful Auteur [Spring 2023 release]

updated: 
Sunday, March 6, 2022 - 2:50pm
Joi Carr/Pepperdine University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 25, 2022

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

Abstract Deadline March 25, 2022

Manuscript Deadline [entension available]

 

Brief Description:  

US Literatures and Psychoanalysis: UPDATED

updated: 
Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 3:36pm
Dorothy Stringer / Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

 

UPDATE: This panel has been designated a "guaranteed session" by MLA and the Forum on Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Literature, meaning that its place on the 2023 MLA Convention program is assured.

What does psychoanalysis do for theory, criticism, and scholarship in US literatures today? Conversely, how do US literatures intervene on psychoanalysis?

The Living Legacy of African American Studies: Its Past, Present, and Future(s)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 3:54pm
LaRonda Sanders-Senu, Laura Wilson, Adria Goldman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 4, 2022

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS [Extended Due Date]

 

The Living Legacy of African American Studies: Its Past, Present, and Future(s)

 

Edited by: Adria Y. Goldman, Ph.D., LaRonda Sanders-Senu, Ph.D., and Laura Wilson, Ph.D.

 

“There is the definite desire and determination to have a history, well documented, widely known at least within race circles, and administered as a stimulating and inspiring tradition for the coming generations” - Arturo Schomburg, “The Negro Digs Up His Past” 

 

MLA2023:Navigating COVID as a Graduate Student: Situations on Our Campuses

updated: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 4:30pm
The MLA Committee on the Status of Graduate Students
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

COVID has drastically changed how individuals navigate their worlds. Many university campuses and graduate programs have made changes. Current graduate students finishing their PhD program and future incoming cohorts, for example, will face new difficulties. Will funding continue to be available? Will campuses remain open, specifically student housing? Will campuses improve the experiences of disabled and marginalized groups so that campus services are not only theoretically accessible to all graduate students but also equitably distributed? How has COVID impacted you and how do you navigate graduate school?

 

 

American Literature 1865 to 1945

updated: 
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 11:21am
The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Abstract

This session deals with American Literature from 1865 to 1945, exploring a wide variety of topics, including race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, decoloniality, spirituality, class and power dynamics, environmental issues, and pedagogical and digital innovations in American literature and culture.

Description

MLA 2023 CFP, Decolonizing Global Arab/South Labor Epistemologies

updated: 
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 10:54am
MLA January 5-8, 2023- San Francisco, CA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022

MLA 2023 - Decolonizing Global Arab/South Labor Epistemologies

Critique of global Arab/South working conditions in literary and cultural production, including theorizing labor in neocolonial spaces, construction of and resistance to subalternity, and the representation of exploitation and its legacies. 250-word abstract and bio by March 20, 2022 to ctolliver@uh.edu and aidrissi@purdue.edu

MLA 2023: Gardening in Black literature

updated: 
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 10:50am
Dorottya Mozes
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022

Call for panel for the MLA Convention in San Francisco (2023, January 5-9) Gardening in Black literature

This panel explores figurations of the plot, the garden, and gardening in Black literature, examining the otherwise relationalities and possibilities cultivated by this cultural, geographic, and environmental practice. 

Please send a 200-word abstract and brief CV to Dorottya Mozes at dorottya.mozes@gmail.com by March 20. 

 

 

 

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