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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.

 

Deadline Extended and First Edition Available in Beta: Call for Digital Scholarly Edition for New Publication Series

updated: 
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 1:30pm
Illinois Open Publishing Network (IOPN)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Deadline Extension: Due to an extension of our funding timeline, we are making a significant extension of this CFP deadline, which will now be July 31, 2021 (moving back work on the proposed edition by a semester as well). We hope this gives people more time to develop a proposal than the original tight turnaround, especially after the semester is over and people can take a step back from what is an unusually disruptive year. We are happy to talk to people about possible proposals. Updated CFP text is below.

2021 Intersectional Studies Remote Conference (SC State)

updated: 
Friday, February 12, 2021 - 12:13pm
Department of English and Communications (SC State)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 5, 2021

The Department of English and Communications at South Carolina State University invites twenty-minute papers for the 2021 Intersectional Studies Remote Conference via Zoom on Friday, March 26.

 

2020: The Good and Bad

updated: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 10:23am
RCAS/Alabama State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

 

RCAS 2021 Symposium Call for Papers

Symposium Theme: 

2020: The Good and The Bad

Proposal Submission form: https://forms.gle/w5EymAMv7Sr2kM8X7

The Alabama State University College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences invites proposals for the 2021 Research and Creative Activity Virtual Symposium, 2020: The Good and the Bad. The virtual project format addresses the needs for both safety and community. 2020 impacted us profoundly. Through the topics and the medium, this year’s RCA Virtual Symposium seeks to explore and honor that breadth and depth of our 2020 experience.

The Legacies of Exchange by 19th-Century Black Women

updated: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 11:35am
Victoria Baugh and Charline Jao / SSAWW
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

We propose a panel for the SSAWW Triennial Conference "American Women Writers: Ecologies, Survival, Change" in Baltimore, Maryland, November 4-7, 2021:

Women in the Nineteenth Century--Traveling, Writing, Speaking

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:14pm
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Margaret Fuller SocietyAmerican Literature Association ConferenceBoston, July 7–11, 2021EXTENDED DEADLINE: Proposals due February 23, 2021

 

Women in the Nineteenth Century—Traveling, Writing, Speaking

Teaching and Practicing Feminism(s) in 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:14pm
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Margaret Fuller SocietyAmerican Literature Association ConferenceBoston, July 7–11, 2021EXTENDED DEADLINE: Proposals due February 23, 2021 

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies 2021: Justice Framed (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 4:01pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a fully open access peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students at The University of Iowa that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. This year’s issue will challenge and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship through an inquiry into  frames of justice. 

 

Racial Capitalism and the Middle Ages (MLA Sponsored Session)

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 3:48pm
Noah Guynn (LLC Medieval French), Shirin Khanmohamadi (CLCS Medieval)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Coined by Cedric J. Robinson in his magnum opus Black Marxism (1983), the term “racial capitalism” refers to the simultaneous and interdependent rise of global capitalism and racial classification and stratification. Robinson’s principal goal is to identify a tradition of radical thought and practice among Black intellectuals and activists in sites of colonial exploitation. He therefore decenters Marxist history by shifting our attention away from metropolitan Europe as a site of political radicalization. Black Marxism begins, however, in the European Middle Ages, which in Robinson’s view gave rise both to modern myths of whiteness and to the racialization of the proletariat.

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Conference on Baseball in Literature & Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:53am
Ottawa University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture

July 15-16, 2021

On the campus of Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas

Keynote Address:  Dr. Emily Ruth Rutter, author of Invisible Ball of Dreams: Literary Representations of Baseball behind the Color Line

Luncheon Speaker:  J.R. Richard

PAMLA 2021: The City in Afrofuturism

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:51am
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

“Cities controlled by big companies are old hat in science fiction,” writes diarist Lauren Olamina in Parable of the Sower. Be it site of dystopian horror or utopian haven, The City in all its iterations serves speculative and science fiction in a variety of ways: as setting, plot device, character-in-itself, metanarrative reference point, all-purpose trope. Yet as metaphorical stand-in for ‘civilization’—and all that loaded signifier may entail—the city as trope may be all the more richly complicated within afrofuturism, allowing authors to ground their narratives in explorations of race, gender, class, and an entire array of intersectional complexities of human identity, community and social marginalization.

Special issue of Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies journal: Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol: Intersectional Analyses of Popular Culture (re)presentations of the Election and Subsequent Coup Attempt

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:48am
Erica Edwards- Wayne State University and Jennifer Esposito- Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 22, 2021

Special Issue of CulturalStudies/CriticalMethodologies

Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol: Intersectional Analyses of Popular Culture (Re)presentations of the Election and Subsequent Coup Attempt

Special Issue Editors:

Erica B. Edwards, Wayne State University Jennifer Esposito, Georgia State University

 

Final Reminder: First Book Institute Applications Due by 2/15

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:27am
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

Announcing  

The 2021 First Book Institute

June 6-12, 2021

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University via Zoom

Co-Directors

Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: African American Literature (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:20am
Martin Japtok, Palomar College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: African American Literature

Contacts: Martin Japtok, Palomar College (mjaptok@palomar.edu)

Description: The African American session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of African American culture, but we are particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "City of God, City of Destruction.

Conference Note:

Call It What It Is: Antiblackness

updated: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 10:23pm
Northwest Journal of Teacher Education
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 2, 2021

NWJTE Special Issue, Summer 2021: Call It What It Is: Antiblackness 

 

Guest Editors: Amir A. Gilmore, LaToya T. Brackett, and Davida Sharpe-Haygood 

 

Background and Context

What does it mean to be against the Black? 

American Literature Area at PCA 2021 Virtual Conference

updated: 
Monday, January 25, 2021 - 9:49am
Corey Taylor / Popular Culture Association (PCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

The American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association invites submissions for our National Conference, to be held in an entirely virtual format on June 2-5, 2021. PCA has extended the submission deadline for this online conference to Februrary 28, 2021.

Radical Aesthetics and the Rehearsal of Black Liberation at MLA 2022

updated: 
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 10:58am
John Brooks / Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Proposed panel for the meeting of the Modern Language Association 2022. MLA will convene in Washington, DC, 6–9 January 2022

We invite 250-word abstracts for papers about the role of creative expression in creating and maintaining Black life-worlds. How do experimental, transgressive, and radical aesthetics do more than just query historically entrenched racial discourse? How might they also activate, sustain, and rehearse Black liberation?

Send 250-word abstracts to John Brooks at john.brooks.3@bc.edu by 1 March 2021. 

Fluid Meaning in 19th Century Women’s Writing

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 12:05pm
Philippa Chun and Susannah Sharpless / SSAWW
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 22, 2021

We propose a panel for the SSAWW Triennial Conference in Baltimore, November 4-7, 2021:

Embracing Differences: Communication, Culture and Social Justice

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:49am
Midland College Languages, Speech and Communication Department (Midland, Texas)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 5, 2021

2021 CFP:

Embracing Differences: Communication, Culture and Social Justice

Conference date: 16 April 2021

Location: Virtual

Full name of organization: Midland College Languages, Speech and Communication Department (Midland, Texas)

Contact person: Dr. William Christopher Brown, Ph.D.

Contact email: wbrown@midland.edu 

Due date for abstracts: 05 March 2021

Call for papers/abstracts:

Call for Chapters on African Comics in Graphic Novels and Comics as World Literature (Under contract with Bloomsbury)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:21am
Northwestern University in Qatar
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

I am currently editing Graphic Novels and Comics as World Literature for Bloomsbury and unfortunately had an article on African comics drop out and am looking for a fairly quick replacement.  Feel free to send me an email with a short abstract by January 25.  The article due date is negotiable but would need to come before April 1.  The original description for the collection, which already includes articles on Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Oceania and on movement between borders, is below. The article would need to focus on comics from and/or about Africa but the approach is certainly open. I am happy to answer any questions at jhodapp@northwestern.edu.   

 

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