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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.   

 

American Women Writers at ALA 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 12:46am
Society for the Study of American Women Writers
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 12, 2021

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) at ALA 2021

Open Topic

 

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) seeks proposals for a guaranteed panel at ALA 2021, July 7 – 11 in Boston, Massachusetts. All proposals on American women writers and their work will be considered, regardless of time period or genre. Submit proposals, 300 word maximum, along with a brief cv to Dr. María Carla Sánchez, mcsanche@uncg.edu by February 12, 2021.

Black Humor Studies: Thinking--and Rethinking--Satire at MLA 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:29am
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 abstracts for papers that query/develop/theorize the genre of Black satire by thinking about its aims/audiences/range in relation to conventional satirical traditions and alternative frameworks such as the Black radicalism or Black pessimism/optimism.

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

Religion in American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:17am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Conference (Nov. 11-14, 2021)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

 

This session examines the relationship between religion and American literature. It welcomes papers that explore the intersectionality 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.

“Resisting White Supremacy in the African Diaspora: Moving Towards Liberation and Decolonization”

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:16am
Interdisciplinary Humanities/Humanities Education and Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The months of May and June, 2020, saw unprecedented global protests against anti-Black racism and calls for a more equitable and just society that recognizes the humanity and lives of people of African descent. While these protests initially originated across the United States, protesters around the world quickly galvanized in support of these issues organizing events in a growing number of countries, including Canada, Mexico, Haiti, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, South Africa, Australia and Japan. This has been an important moment for Black scholars, activists, and cultural producers everywhere—as well as their friends and allies—to reflect not only on the crisis that has marked Black lives, but also on our future possibilities.

 

Call for Papers - How is patriotism defined in 21st Century America?

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:15am
Journal of Veterans Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 5, 2021

Within the scholarly realm, patriotism has often been researched within social sciences, humanities, but there is little published research through the lens of veteran studies. Patriotism in America has evoked passionate responses from both non-veterans as well as veterans but what does it mean to be patriotic in America in the 21st century?  Has the meaning of patriotism changed from the last century?  Is American patriotism accessible across social and cultural boundaries, is it an aspirational idea for some, or is it an outdated social construct in an ever-evolving society?  How can patriotism be measured?  

 

Rolling call for papers - Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies

updated: 
Monday, January 11, 2021 - 5:52am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) is

- devoted to literary, historical, film and cultural studies of the English-speaking world
- an international scholarly journal with an international audience available at major research centers and libraries throughout the world
- the oldest continuously published Central European scholarly journal in its field
- published twice a year by the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary.

HJEAS

Antiracism: Centering the Voices of Black Women

updated: 
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 10:58am
Midwest Regional African American Studies Biennial Conference (Ball State University African American Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Midwest Regional African American Studies Biennial Conference

Call for Papers 

Antiracism: Centering the Voices of Black Women 

The Ball State African American Studies program, Teachers College, and the Office of Inclusive Excellence are pleased to announce the 1st Midwest Regional African American Studies Biennial Conference taking place virtually March 12-13, 2021. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Irma McClaurin, founder of the Irma McClaurin Black Feminist Archive.

“Drum Dream Girls and Northern Lights Kids: New Models of Constructing Childhood for Diverse Children” - ChLA Guaranteed Session for MLA 2022

updated: 
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 10:41am
Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

In their chilling study “Listening to Black Women and Girls: Lived Experiences of Adultification Bias,” Jamilia J. Blake and Rebecca Epstein conclude “that adults perceive Black girls as less innocent than white girls as young as 5-9 years old.” While Blake and Epstein centralize Black girlhood, this adultification bias similarly affects Black boys and other children of color. Children of color’s perception as ‘more adult’ than their white peers does not imbue them with any agency or power, rather, it divests them of childhood, at least within childhood’s contemporary definitions. Yet, these contemporary definitions of childhood are grounded in whiteness and white privilege.

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:31pm
Brigham Young University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition.

Submissions to both the general section and the Forum should be between 3000 and 6000 words (not including the bibliography). All submissions should be double-spaced, written in English, and formatted according to the most recent MLA guidelines. Submissions should be uploaded as MS Word files through our website and online submission system. (https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/criterion/)

First Thoughts on Lovecraft Country

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:28pm
Studies in the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

HBO’s recent series Lovecraft Country takes up the monsters of H. P. Lovecraft’s universe, but flips the script to make the heroes an African-American cast battling various demons in the Jim Crow era. Arguably, the show aimed at a re-appropriation or détournement of the pulp legend’s troubling racism, but critics seem divided on the show’s success. In Dr.

"2007 Cinema" Panel at PCA/ACA Boston 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:23pm
J. Ken Stuckey
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021

2007 has been heralded as one of the best in film history. Numerous exceptional films were released, and some actors and directors reached career pinnacles with their 2007 work (the Coen Brothers, Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Day-Lewis, George Clooney). I am soliciting 250-word abstracts on any topic related to films from that year, whether as single-film studies, comparative analyses, or studies in cinematic trends. Your presentation can involve films from other years, as long as the 2007 film plays a central role in the argument. I am especially interested in essays on any of the following films: 

 

American Gangster

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

CFP Spring 2021 - General Submissions

updated: 
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 3:28am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 30, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS – Spring 2021

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

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