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NeMLA 2021: Identity, Diversity, and Representation in Video Games

updated: 
Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 5:59pm
Theodore "Ted" Harrison/ Georgetown University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

We would like to invite you to submit abstracts to the panel Identity, Diversity, and Representation in Video Games, to be held at the 52nd Annual Northeast MLA Conference in Philadelphia, PA on March 11-14, 2021. Please contact Ted Harrison with any questions at tdh70@georgetown.edu.

'Floyding' Institutional Racism

updated: 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:34am
Intellectus Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 26, 2020

Intellectus invites submissions of research articles, interviews and book reviews that are specifically or broadly related to the focus: "'Floyding' Institutional Racism"

Following the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, there are protests, toppling and removal of iconic statues relating to slavery and racism. Despite some acts of reprisals, there seems to be an overwhelming acceptance of the protests and that there is an urgent need for reforms against systemic injustice to black people and/or people of colour. In memory of George Floyd, we refer to the various shows of acceptance as Floyding.

Decolonising Science Fiction

updated: 
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 6:00pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 4, 2021

In the wake of the worldwide protests after the killing of George Floyd, and the toppling of statues implicated in the legacy of the slave trade, we propose a special issue of Foundation on the topic of ‘decolonising science fiction’. As John Rieder and others have argued, the emergence of sf as a genre is embedded in colonial discourses of the late nineteenth century. The pursuit of new frontiers in outer space, within the Earth or under the oceans not only mirrored ‘the scramble for Africa’ but was also informed by the racialist and pseudo-scientific ideologies of the period. In more recent years, authors such as N.K. Jemisin, Jeannette Ng and Tade Thompson have sought to confront sf with the racist legacy of its origins.

"Un-Normal": Creative works in response to COVID-19 and BLM

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:25pm
Opaline, a publication of the nonprofit Arttitude
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Opaline, a publication of the nonprofit Artitide, is currently seeking creative works (poetry, prose, artwork, photography) surrounding the conversation of the "new normal." Opaline would like artists, academics, and activists alike to reflect on what normalcy was, what normalcy should be, and who should set those definitions. 

Poetry & Prose Guidelines:

MELUS Special Journal Issue - Black Women's Literary Studies - Abstract

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:20pm
MELUS Journal - Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

A Special Issue of MELUS– Call for Papers

 Black Women’s Literature: Violence & the COVID-19 Moment

 

Guest Editors: Robin Brooks (University of Pittsburgh) and Meina Yates-Richard (Emory University)

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: July 31, 2020 

New Directions in Gloria Naylor Scholarship - NEMLA, March 11-14, Philadelphia PA

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:41pm
Suzanne Edwards and Mary Foltz
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel invites papers that explore new approaches to Gloria Naylor, by offering fresh evaluations on the relationship among Naylor’s novels; analyzing her works through more recent theoretical or critical frameworks; situating her novels in relation to U.S. and transnational literary and historical contexts; and/or engaging materials from the Gloria Naylor Archive to develop new critical perspectives on Naylor’s published and unpublished works.

 

For a fuller description or to submit an abstract, please visit: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18701

Trauma and Academia, approaches to graduate study CFP

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:30pm
NeMLA/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

 

Trauma-Informed Approaches to Academia- NeMLA 2021 Philadelphia March 13-15 2021 Deadline for submission September 30, 2020

 

 

Call for Special Issues

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:21pm
PLL: Papers on Language and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Special-Issue Proposal Guidelines

Papers on Language and Literature is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to

Digital Humanities

Film

Literary Translation

Print Culture

PLL is a generalist publication that is committed to publishing work on a variety of literatures, languages, and chronological periods. We accept proposals year-round. We are a quarterly and expect to publish a special issue once a year, every year. The specific volume and issue will be determined later, depending on the editors’ schedule.

Terrorism and the City

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:53am
Kristen Skjonsby / Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

This panel invites papers that address how terrorism, whether historically or contemporarily, engages with and within the city. Sociologist Saskia Sassen argued in “When the City Itself Becomes a Technology of War” that asymmetrical military strategy has turned the space of the city itself into a technology of warfare. She writes that asymmetric warfare, the military strategy that defines U.S. engagement with terrorist cells across the world, are “partial, intermittent and lack clear endings…They are one indication of how the center no longer holds – whatever the center’s format: the imperial power of a period of the national state of our modernity” (36).

21st Century Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:53am
Kristen Skjonsby / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Networks, broadly defined, share tasks and information between nodes through a unique spatial constellation which allows them to distribute power evenly and, in the process, eliminates the need for a concentrated source of directives. For this reason, they have been looked at within various disciplinary communities as harbingers of negative and positive possibilities in the 21st Century. What are networks capable of, and how does literature address the significance of networks, both locally and globally? Are authors working to alter, exploit, or combat modes of power through their portrayal of various networks? This standing session invites papers from all fields, but has a particular interest in papers that address the local and global.

2021 Global Conference on Women and Gender

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:47am
Christopher Newport University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities

seeks abstracts for the forthcoming 

 

Global Conference on Women and Gender

to be held at CNU, March 18-20, 2021

 

We have reserved the same theme from our postponed 2020 Conference:

Gender, Politics, and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance, and Representation

 

SCANDAL IN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:47am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association, SAMLA 92
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Autobiographies establish the author’s own individual voice and the ability of that voice to display a social scandal or provoke a scandal. In so doing, authors aim to understand the social space around them, and in particular, their personal experience to provoke others within their narrative from the 19th to the 21st centuries.

Fashion, Dress and Style as Provocation

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:46am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Special Session Panel for the Virtual SAMLA 92 Conference - Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts

November 13-15, 2020 – ONLINE

Panel Title - Fashion, Dress and Style as Provocation

Co- Chairs: 

Dr. Loretta Clayton, Middle Georgia State University

Dr. Marylaura Papalas, East Carolina University

ArtsPraxis Volume 7, Issue 2b: Social Justice Practices for Educational Theatre

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:48am
NYU Steinhardt
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

As of this writing, we find ourselves about ten days into international protests following the murder of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Protesters the world over have made specific calls to action: acknowledge that black lives matter, educate yourself about social and racial injustice, and change the legal system that allows these heinous acts to go unpunished. In thinking through how we in the field of educational theatre can proactively address these needs, I reminded myself that there are many artists and educators who are already deeply engaged in this work.

Archival/Bibliographical Work on American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:19am
Resources for American Literary Study
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 30, 2020

Resources for American Literary Study, the leading journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, is inviting submissions for upcoming issues. 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.

Montage of a Dream Deferred: Projecting Langston Hughes's Vision During Covid-19: A Special Issue of The Langston Hughes Review

updated: 
Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 10:34pm
The Langston Hughes Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Recently, in an epic #Verzuz battle organized by producer Swizz Beatz and rapper-producer Timbaland, the Grammy-Award winning singers Erykah Badu and Jill Scott appeared on Instagram live. Therein Scott invoked Langston Hughes as an inspirational artist, pointing to the poet’s continued popularity in the twenty-first century, especially during #Covid19. For countless African Americans, the death tolls from the virus, inadequate health care, unemployment, and white supremacist bigotry epitomize Hughes’s notion of the dream deferred. Video footage released May 26, 2020, showed officer Derek Chauvin of the Minneapolis Police Department kneeling on Floyd’s neck for at least seven minutes in broad daylight. Floyd died afterward.

'I See You, I Hear You': Teaching Agency and Empowerment in Times of Crisis

updated: 
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 1:18pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

This session proposes a re-examination of the undergraduate student writer's concept of agency during times of crisis. We aim to expand our critical understanding of what it means to teach students in a way that empowers, offers agency, and acknowledges the voice of the student during times of crisis, whether such crisis is a result of a global pandemic such as Covid-19, national issues such as police brutality, or the result of a personal struggle such as anxiety or loss and, thus, we welcome contributions that address agency, empowerment, and voice from a variety of academic perspectives.

SAMLA 2020: The Harlem Renaissance at 100

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:15pm
Donovan Ramon (Kentucky State) and Clark Barwick (Indiana University, Bloomington)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Conference, November 13-15, 2020. Originally scheduled for Jacksonville, FL, and now will be fully online.

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR A NEW VOLUME: BUILDING BRIDGES AND CROSSING BORDERS: FROM INCARCERATION TO THE FRONT LINES OF JUSTICE

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:51am
Timothy Barnett
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Today, many thousands of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people are crossing borders and building bridges between communities as they fight against injustice and for alternatives to mass incarceration. This volume, edited by a collective of Northeastern Illinois University faculty and students, some either currently or formerly incarcerated, will tell the stories of these justice leaders.

Third Stone Journal: Call for Applications

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:51pm
Christopher Allen Varlack, Third Stone Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 10, 2020

Third Stone—a journal devoted to Afrofuturism, African-futurism, and other modes of the Black Fantastic—is expanding its staff with two exciting new positions: a grants and business coordinator as well as a social media coordinator. The individuals who assume these positions will play a vital role in the growth and development of Third Stone, enabling us to innovate and to reach a wider audience as we engage critical and creative conversations on the topics mentioned above. Provided below are the specifications for each position:

Grants and Business Coordinator: 

  • Researches grants and other funding opportunities for which Third Stone Journal can apply

Spark Volume 3 Call

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:23pm
Spark: Journal on activism in writing, rhetoric, and literacy studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 5, 2020

Spark: A 4C4Equality Journal

an open-access, online, peer-reviewed journal on activism in writing, rhetoric, and literacy studies

 

Spark 2020 Call: Volume 3, April 2021

 

Call for Submissions

Passing

updated: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 10:32am
Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Submission: Please e-mail an abstract of no more than 300 words for a 15 to 20 minute presentation and a biography (including institutional affiliation, if any) of no more than 150 words. PDF or Word formats are preferred.

Updated Deadline: June 14, 2020, at 11:59 pm PDT

Notification of acceptance: early- to mid-July

Please direct queries to  the conference organizing committee at firstforum2020@gmail.com or Harry Hvdson at hgilbert@usc.edu.

Keynotes 

Third Stone Journal General Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, May 25, 2020 - 7:08pm
Christopher Allen Varlack, Third Stone Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: THIRD STONE JOURNAL

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