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EJAS (European Journal of American Studies): Call for book reviews

updated: 
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 12:15pm
European Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

EJAS (European Journal of American Studies): Call for book reviews

EJAS (European Journal of American Studies) invites reviews of current books on topics relevant to American studies for publication in EJAS’ upcoming issues (vol. 16-17) due in 2021 and 2022.

Please send a review proposal (author, title, publisher, publishing date and place, number of pages), a two sentence summary of the book contents and CV (including the list of publications) to the book review editor, Dr. Kornelia Boczkowska (kornelia@amu.edu.pl). We accept proposals on a rolling basis.

Call for Papers - "Black and Queer, Music on Screen"

updated: 
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 12:14pm
liquid blackness
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

CFP – “Black and Queer, Music on Screen” 

liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies 6, no. 2, Fall 2022 

Co-edited by Jekara Govan, James Tobias (Sync: Stylistics of Hieroglyphic Time), Stefan Torralba, and Calvin Warren (Ontological Terror: Blackness, Nihilism, Emancipation

The South and Science Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 1:34pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

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 93rd Annual Conference from November 4-6, 2021 in Atlanta, GA. Papers may discuss any of the subgenres of science fiction, including alternate history, afrofuturism, post-apocalyptic, scifi gothic, traditional, ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ science fiction, scifi horror, etc., and may focus on any form of media as long as the South, its history, culture, or locale intersects in some way.

Letting the Marginalized Reestablish the Margins: Multicultural Dimensions of Academia

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 12:29pm
Louisiana Educational Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Letting the Marginalized Reestablish the Margins: Multicultural Dimensions of Academia

Guest Editors:

Jerry L. Parker, Elizabeth R. Hornsby, Yazmyn C. Smith, and Taneshia Drake

Call for Manuscripts

Due August 31, 2021

CFP: IDEAS: Journal of English Literary Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 12:28pm
IDEAS: Journal of English Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

CFP: IDEAS: Journal of English Literary Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2
Call for Articles for the Second Issue of IDEAS (October 2021): Deadline July 1, 2021

IDEAS is an international, electronically published and peer-reviewed journal devoted to English literary and cultural studies. The journal aims to provide a highly qualified academic platform for the exchange of diverse critical and original ideas on any aspect of literatures written in English, cultural studies, and literary theory.

As of the second issue, IDEAS is indexed in MLA International Bibliography.

Contemporary Women Writing Race: Textual Interventions and Intersections Symposium (online)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 12:28pm
Contemporary Women's Writing Association (CWWA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Contemporary women writers have long been at the forefront of diverse conversations regarding race, society, and culture. From the works of legendary greats, such as Maya Angelou, Maxine Hong Kingston, Amy Tan, and Nawal Ed Saadawi, to the vibrant writing of Octavia Butler, Bernardine Evaristo, and Jenny Zhang, to name just a few, contemporary women authors have elucidated the wide and varied experiences of race across time, genre, and forms. Such work also frequently attends, in nuanced ways, to the lived experience and dynamics of intersectionality.

Extended Deadline: Religion in American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 12:08pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Conference (Nov. 11-14, 2021)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

This session examines the relationship between religion and American literature. It welcomes papers that explore the intersection between religion, politics, and literature.  How can literary texts help us understand the discourses of the religious right or the left and their search for community?  How does faith contribute both to harmful or positive visions of community?  What can literature teach us about the type of faith that will allow us to create and embrace “the beloved community” introduced by Josiah Royce, and later highlighted by Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Proposals that engage with the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction” are of particular interest.

MMLA Milwaukee Roundtable: Collective Memory after Charlottesville

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:52am
Joseph Donica, Noah Jampol, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 14, 2021

We seek submissions an MMLA 2021 session on collective and cultural memory after (and informed by) the events in Charlottesville, VA in 2017. 

Topics can include but are not limited to:

The meanings of public memoryMemory in literature
Memorials and museumsThe Confederate memorial "crisis"
Covid and memoryNaming/Renaming of buildings and public spaces Please send 300-500 word proposals to the email addresses below by May 14. We apologize for the quick turnaround, but proposals are due to MMLA by May 20.  joseph.donica@bcc.cuny.edu noah.jampol@bcc.cuny.edu

CFP: Tracing Populism in the U.S. and Comparative Perspective

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:52am
CAAS (Croatian Association for American Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

CAAS (Croatian Association for American Studies) announces a Call for Papers for its 9th annual workshop

Tracing Populism in the U.S. and Comparative Perspective

The 2021 workshop will be hosted by the University of Zadar and will take place in Zadar, Croatia, on September 25, 2021.

Key-note speaker: Liam Kennedy (https://www.ucdclinton.ie/our-staff/liam-kennedy)

University College Dublin (topic, tba)

 

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies 2021: Reviews (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Friday, May 7, 2021 - 1:26pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal edited by graduate students at the University of Iowa and dedicated to publishing cultural studies scholarship from both established and emerging scholars, is currently soliciting book reviews for our upcoming issue: Justice Framed. Reviewers must be post-comprehensive exam scholars, and reviews must not be previously published elsewhere. The deadline for reviews is June 1, 2021.

 

We are particularly interested in reviews of the following texts:

 

Relative Races: Genealogies of Interracial Kinship in Nineteenth-Century America by Brigitte Fielder (Duke University Press, 2020)

Rethinking Space Beyond the Pandemic

updated: 
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 3:33pm
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 10, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Rethinking Space Beyond the Pandemic

 

The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space.
— Michel Foucault

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

updated: 
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 12:48pm
Tiffany Gilbert & Lynn Mollenauer
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 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 15, 2021

Proposal Decisions: June 15, 2021

 

Overview

liquid blackness: Black and Queer, Music on Screen

updated: 
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 10:38am
James Tobias
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

CFP – “Black and Queer, Music on Screen”

liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies 6, no. 2, Fall 2022

Co-edited by Jekara Govan, James Tobias (Sync: Stylistics of Hieroglyphic Time), Stefan Torralba, and Calvin Warren (Ontological Terror: Blackness, Nihilism, Emancipation)

Call for journal submissions: American Golden Age Mystery & Detective Fiction

updated: 
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 10:33am
Mean Streets: A Journal of American Crime and Detective Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Call for Submissions

Third issue of Mean Streets: A Journal of American Crime and Detective Fiction

Topic: AMERICAN “GOLDEN AGE” MYSTERY AND DETECTIVE FICTION 1920-1945

 

Proposals: July 15, 2021

Final essays: December 1, 2021

 

Reading Between the Lines: A Genealogy of Racial Discourse in American Literature from the 17th Century to the Present

updated: 
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 10:33am
Michael Zeitler Texas Southern University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 30, 2021

Call for Papers: Reading Between the Lines: A Genealogy of Racial Discourse in AmericanLiterature from the 17th Century to the Present (A Critical Collection)Deadline for submissions: July 1, 2021full name/ name of organization:Charlene T. Evans/Texas Southern UniversityMichael A. ZeitlerAlbert U.

Extended Deadline: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Comparative American Ethnic (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 7:34am
Vivian Delchamps, University of California - Los Angeles
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 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: Comparative American Ethnic

Contacts: Vivian Delchamps, University of California - Los Angeles (vivian713@ucla.edu)

Description: The Comparative American Ethnic Literature session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction."

Conference Note:

Metamorphosis: Transformations across Time, Culture & Identity

updated: 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 11:33am
University of Glasgow College of Arts Postgraduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Registration is now open for the annual University of Glasgow College of Arts PGR Conference.

Metamorphosis refers to a dramatic change in the form, structure or character of an entity, distinctly characterised as a process whereby the old is subsumed, absorbed or self-devoured to provide the substance to forge the new—but how is this concept experienced in contemporary culture?

How does metamorphosis materialise in research practice, academia, social justice, or identity? What social, political or cultural forces engender metamorphosis, and how have these transformations been received? Is metamorphosis creative or destructive? Tangible or intangible? Abrupt or fluid?

Baptists and the Literary Imagination

updated: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 6:57pm
Perspectives in Religious Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Established in 1972, Perspectives in Religious Studies (PRSt) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal produced for the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, and it welcomes contributions for a special issue (early winter 2023) on “Baptists and the Literary Imagination,” guest edited by Elizabeth H. Flowers (Baylor University) and Darren J. N. Middleton (Texas Christian University)

"The Legacy of Toni Morrison" African American literature at SCMLA Conference, Oct 7-9, 2021 (Houston, Texas)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 2:10pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 10, 2021

In addition to the overall conference theme of “Politics of Protest,” the SCMLA African American Literature Regular Session encourages students, researchers, and scholars to submit presentations that explore the Legacy of Toni Morrison. As the author of eleven novels, five children's books, two plays, and nine non-fiction texts, Morrison stands tall as one of the most well-known, well-read, and often-taught authors of the twentieth (and 21st) century.

PAMLA 2021 Panel: Comics of Babel: Exploring the Power of Multilingual Graphic Fictions

updated: 
Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 11:23am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

PAMLA 2021 Conference 

November 11-14th, 2021

Las Vega, Nevada

 

Panel: Comics of Babel: Exploring the Power of Multilingual Graphic Fictions

 

*Please note that this panel will be heldvirtually*

 

Description:

Southern Networks, Southern Distance

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:45pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Playing on the SAMLA 93 conference theme of “Social Networks and Social Distance,” the Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on topics relevant to questions and issues of Southern networks and distance. A region often rendered into a single, monolithic entity, the South as articulated in various literatures rests at intersections of global politics, culture, economy, and history, which are often overlooked in traditional Southern studies.

“‘Game Over!’: U.S. Drama and Theater and the End(s) of an American Idea(l)”

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
6th International Conference on American Drama and Theater
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

6th International Conference on American Drama and Theater

“‘Game Over!’: U.S. Drama and Theater and the
End(s) of an American Idea(l)

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)

1–3 June 2022

Abstracts due 15 October 2021

Conference website: https://sites.google.com/view/americandramaconfmadrid2022

 

Archival Approaches to American Literature (Penn State UP)

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
Resources for American Literary Study
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Resources for American Literary Study, a journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, invites submissions for our upcoming 2021 double issue. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. 

Founded in 1971, RALS remains the only major scholarly periodical of its kind. Each issue includes, in addition to archival and bibliographical research, related book reviews and a unique “Prospects” essay that identifies new directions in the study of major authors. Our editorial board consists of leading scholars from an array of fields and subfields in American literary study.

Racial Violence: the American (hi)story

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:39pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship B.V.
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Racial Violence: the American (hi)story

International Conference
24-25 July 2021
(Live sessions:2 days/Virtual platform:5 days)

Thematic Approach

GIRES, the Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship and the Greenwood African American Studies Center (GAASC) explore the highly complex issue of racial violence in the United States.  

MMLA African American Literature Permanent Section

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:39pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Utopic Identity and Liminality in African American Literature

This panel seeks presentations about the proclivity of African American racial space. That is, this panel is interested in when and where conceptions of spatial race formalities are conducted. We can think of “space” as time, place, and movement—the constant liminal changing of identities. This panel invites abstracts, of no more than 250 words, for presentations on African American literature at the Midwest Modern Language Association conference. Some topics might include:

Global South: Incarceration and Resistance

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:45pm
Juyoun Jang/ The University of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Global South: Incarceration and Resistance

 

SAMLA 2021- Racial Crossing in the 21st Century

updated: 
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 8:49am
Clark Barwick, Indiana University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

During the Jim Crow era, racial crossing in the United States was officially regulated through legal, economic, religious, and socio-cultural means. When African Americans and other people of color strategically chose to pass, they undermined, often at great risk to themselves, white hegemony and the fantasy of a definitively either-or color line. Following Brown vs. Board of Education and the Civil Rights accomplishments of the 1960s, racial crossing‚ including disguise and transformation, cross-racial interaction, relationships, and friendships‚ continued to be prevalent as it also manifested in new, productive, and sometimes strange forms. For example, Loving v.

Afro-Asian Solidarity in Motion (panel/online)_2021 PAMLA Annual Conference

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:53am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

We invite proposals for this virtual (online) session exploring any aspect of Afro-Asian coalition-building projects in literary or cultural studies, with interest in engaging across cross-racial, interracial, or interminority studies bridging Black and Asian cultures and values. The tension and conflicts of interminority in the US, especially the Black-Asian conflicts, have been a big issue… but is it really the issue between the two communities only? Afro-Asian solidarity means a lot to both Black and Asian groups as their coalition, connection, allyship, and understanding have been undermined for decades, for many reasons, but here we gather to call out to say the Afro-Asian solidarity is revolutionary. Description After the Russo-Japanese War W. E.

St. Clair Drake Grad Student Research Symposium

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:45am
UC Berkeley Department of African-American and African Diaspora Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 2, 2021

The Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley
invites artists, graduate students, and community members to submit papers for the 28th annual St. Clair
Drake Research Symposium, to be held Saturday, May 1, 2021. T

 

The symposium will take place from 9AM to 5PM with breaks in between each session.

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