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SAMLA African American Literature Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:17pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 25, 2022

South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference 

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CLIMATIC JUSTICE/INJUSTICE 

 

Edited Volume - Gender Justice: Women’s Rights and Equity Call for Chapters (Extended deadline)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:15pm
Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

The book provides an in-depth analysis of global perspectives on advancing public and social gender policy worldwide; it also examines women’s political representation and participation in peace processes in the context of their community, emphasizing existing cultural norms with biases, questioning societal prejudices toward women, for example, in STEM and creative economies. The volume covers several domains presenting a wide range of important issues that demonstrate gender inequality, discussing a wide range of cultural and geographical realities.

Octavia E. Butler: This and Other Worlds

updated: 
Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 7:44pm
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

This traditional session format welcomes submissions on any aspect of Octavia E. Butler’s writing. Abstracts addressing the conference theme ("Change") are especially welcome. By July 1, please submit a 250-word abstract, a brief bio or CV, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Chris Gabbard, University of North Florida, at cgabbard@unf.edu

 

Big Feminism: The Fiftieth Anniversary Issue of Signs

updated: 
Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 11:42am
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022

Signs was founded in 1975 as part of an emergent tradition of feminist scholarship and has been publishing continuously ever since, establishing itself as a preeminent journal in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. At the time of the journal’s conception, Signs’s founding editorial staff sought not only to raise consciousness and develop theories of women’s oppression but also to challenge the taken-for-granted and to strive for theoretical nuance and interdisciplinarity. To honor half a century of publication, our fiftieth anniversary issue aims to generate new questions and critical discussion about “Big Feminism” – about the role and power of feminist theory – today and into the future.

Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship

updated: 
Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 11:41am
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

The 2023 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship

The University of Chicago Press and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society are pleased to announce the competition for the 2023 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship. Named in honor of the founding editor of Signs, the Catharine Stimpson Prize is designed to recognize excellence and innovation in the work of emerging feminist scholars.

HJEAS Books, New Series: RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS or EDITED COLLECTIONS

updated: 
Friday, February 11, 2022 - 12:24pm
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

HJEAS Books, New Series

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) will launch a series of books to be published by Debrecen University Press beginning in 2022 that will reflect scholarship in the areas covered by the Journal, which include but are not limited to the literature, film, art, history, and religion of the United States, Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand. All books will be published as Open Access ebooks and as printed using Print on Demand. They will be kept in print.

PROPOSALS for either RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS or EDITED COLLECTIONS are welcome.

Looking Backward, Working Forward: Contemporary Life Writing and the Queer/Trans Past

updated: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 4:03pm
Megan Paslawski / MLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

What strategies are contemporary life writers using to approach queer/trans pasts that remain unrecognized or unrecognizable? Possible topics may include archival silences, biofiction, LGBTQ childhoods and queer temporality, intergenerational mentorship, HIV/AIDS’ legacy, and more.

This call for papers is for a special session at the Modern Language Association 2023 conference, which means that it is a non-guaranteed panel. Please submit 250-word abstracts and CVs to Megan Paslawski (Queens College, CUNY) to be considered for the panel proposal. 

 

65th American Studies Association of Texas - Space & Autonomy

updated: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 12:30pm
American Studies Association of Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

The 65th American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held November 2-4, 2022, at Collin College-Frisco, Texas. Our conference theme is “Space & Autonomy.” While scholars and researchers in various disciplines have examined the relationship between space and autonomy for centuries, perhaps millennia, our need to negotiate between these two concepts has never been more pressing: we have had to reconsider our personal and public spaces in the face of a pandemic; we have had to reconceive of the geography of our urban spaces and infrastructure to confront climate change; we have had to maneuver around the constantly shifting political climate in a fractious nation; and we have had to negotiate the ever expanding realm of cyberspace.

Encoding Blackness: Black Digital Literary Practices

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:31pm
African American LLC/ Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The MLA's forum on African American Literature invites proposals for two sponsored panels about African American Literature and the digital humanities for the 2023 Modern Language Association convention: https://bit.ly/3uGl1WH 

Encoding Blackness: Black Digital Literary Practices

Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Codes and Characters: Building Black Digital Worlds

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:31pm
African American LLC/ Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The MLA's forum on African American Literature invites proposals for two sponsored panels about African American Literature and the digital humanities for the 2023 Modern Language Association convention: https://bit.ly/3uGl1WH Codes and Characters: Building Black Digital Worlds Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, 15 March 2022 How have Black writers used the virtual realm to build community and stake their claim in the public sphere?

Constructing Identity from Culture and Belief - Online PGR Conference 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:30pm
University of Sheffield
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Call for Papers

“Who am I?- Constructing identity from culture and belief”

What is identity, and how is it constructed? What cultural scripts do we draw upon when developing our notion of self, and how do these beliefs translate into wider rights and social obligations?

Mastering Oral History:A Concise Guide

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:30pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

Mastering Oral History:A Concise Guide

International Workshop
19 March 2022

There will be two groups (same workshop, different time)
Group 1:   11:oo am Amsterdam time (+UTC 2) for participants from Europe, Africa, Asia & Australia
Group 2:   19.00 pm Amsterdam time (+UTC 2) for participants from the American continent
Find your timezone here

Course Facilitator:  Konstantinos D. Karatzas, Ph.D 

Racism, Decolonization, Blackness, Indigeneity, and Racial Empowerment

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:30pm
RAACES Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 11, 2022

Call for Submissions: The RAACES Review, Volume 2, Issue 1 (2022).

Deadline for submissions: Friday, March 11, 2022.

For our second issue (Spring/Summer 2022), we invite academic and creative pieces about racism, racialization, decolonization, Blackness, Indigeneity, and racial empowerment in any field. We welcome submissions from faculty, staff, students of all levels (undergraduate and graduate), and community members. We are particularly interested in explorations of: 

Cornell EGSO 2022 Conference: Aspiration

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 4:49pm
Cornell English Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 12, 2022

Cornell EGSO 2022 Conference: Aspiration

DEADLINE EXTENDED to SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2022

Hybrid Conference April 15th-16th, 2022

Call For Academic and Creative Proposals:

 

It’s no coincidence that ‘aspiration’ means both hope and the act of breathing.

—Ted Chiang, “The Great Silence” 

Electric Literature, 2016

 

The Beats and Chicago/ The Beats, Open Topic

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:43am
John Whalen-Bridge/ Beat Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 7, 2022

The Beat Studies Association has space for papers on The Beats in relation to Chicago and for an open topic panel. Please send your proposal (title and a short paragraph) to John Whalen-Bridge at john.whalenbridge@gmail.com by end of day, 7 February 2022. 

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

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:40am
European Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 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. 17-18) due in 2022 and 2023.

Please send a review proposal (author, title, publisher, publishing date and place, number of pages), 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 & Panels: Disaster in the Formation of the Global South

updated: 
Friday, February 4, 2022 - 8:20pm
Global Souths Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

Sixth Annual Global Souths Conference

Formerly the Deep South in the Global South Conference

March 17-19, 2022

University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana

 

Pathways to Diverse and Inclusive Curricula: The Way Forward

updated: 
Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 12:18pm
New Jersey College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

After careful consideration, due to the increase of Covid-19 cases, the NJCEA board has decided that the 44th Annual Conference will be virtual this year. We have reduced the conference fee to $10.00 and the NJCEA membership fee remains at $20.00. This means that the total cost of the conference including membership is only $30.00.

Call for Proposals 44th Annual NJCEA Conference

March 19, 2022

Hosted by Seton Hall University Via Teams

Pathways to Diverse and Inclusive Curricula:  The Way Forward

Many academic institutions have been evaluating their diversity and inclusion statements. At the department level, several faculty members recognize that their curriculum also needs to be evaluated. 

Unfeeling: Call for Book and Film Reviews (extended deadline)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 6:37pm
Moveable Type, UCL Postgraduate Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2022

(Extended deadline)

UCL's English Journal is seeking reviews of poetry, novels, plays, film adaptations, and critical monographs relating to the theme of unfeeling. Ideally, texts for review should have been published in the last two-three years.

Suggestions for review: 

Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings (2020)

Patricia Lockwood’s Nobody is Talking About This (2021)

Xine Yao’s Disaffected (2021)

Tomáš Jirsa’s Disformations: Affects, Media, Literature (2021)

Peter Gizzi, Now It’s Dark (2021)

Unfeeling: Call for Academic Papers (extended deadline)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 6:36pm
Moveable Type, UCL Postgraduate Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Extended Deadline - 22nd March

‘Unfeeling’ in relation to literature may evoke thoughts about depictions of cold-hearted characters, or repressive worlds in dystopian literature. It may also evoke the supposedly “emotionless” character of disinterested responses to art and literature, and of data-driven distant reading techniques. Affect and reader-response theories tell us that our feelings matter when we read, but which feelings have historically been prioritised and at whose expense?

 

Journal of Ethnic American Lit seeks scholarly essays by Aug 1

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:18pm
Journal of Ethnic American Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

Journal of Ethnic American Literature, a refereed scholarly annual dedicated to new research and criticism in American literature and culture, seeks scholarly articles (5000 to 7000 words saved in Word) that use the MLA Style. Submissions can be emailed to journaljeal@yahoo.com, and the subject line should contain JEAL, Sub, your name, and the date. The deadline is August 1.

Sneaker Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 3:19pm
Kickstorie
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Sneaker Studies: A Call for Papers

MLA 2023: Histories of Childhood and Medicine

updated: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 11:57am
Mary Gryctko / Northeastern University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

This panel investigates the centrality of childhood to the rapidly changing medical and scientific landscape of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, an era that saw the development of Darwin’s theories of evolution, the rise of wide-spread support within the scientific community for eugenics, and the medicalization of birth, of neurodivergence, and of gender and sex. Papers will interrogate how various scientific/medical discourses used actual children as subjects, and how these discourses relied on the imagined figure of the child to bolster scientific claims around “naturalness,” plasticity, race, and gender, and to justify invasive medical practices performed on both children and adults.

Gender Justice: Women’s Rights and Equity Call for Chapters

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 9:47am
Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 7, 2022

The book provides an in-depth analysis of global perspectives on advancing public and social gender policy worldwide; it also examines women’s political representation and participation in peace processes in the context of their community, emphasizing existing cultural norms with biases, questioning societal prejudices toward women, for example, in STEM and creative economies. The volume covers several domains presenting a wide range of important issues that demonstrate gender inequality, discussing a wide range of cultural and geographical realities.

Final Reminder: First Book Institute Applications Due by 2/14 (Hard Deadline)

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 9:04am
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

Announcing

The 2022 First Book Institute

June 12-18, 2022

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

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

Carson McCullers and Social Justice

updated: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 9:41am
American Literature Association/ Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The Carson McCullers Society ~ Call for Papers 

Carson McCullers and Social Justice

American Literature Association (ALA) Annual Conference / Chicago, IL, May 26-29, 2022

Food and the American Dream

updated: 
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 2:55pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

CFP: Food and the American Dream

Proposals due February 28, 2022

 

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