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Understanding WPA Readiness and Renewal

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Joe Janangelo and Mark Blaauw-Hara
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 25, 2021

CFP: Understanding WPA Readiness and Renewal 

Editors: Joe Janangelo and Mark Blaauw-Hara

 

Preface

We invite 250-word proposals for a proposed edited collection entitled Understanding WPA Readiness and Renewal. 

Representations of Mental Health and Trauma Care in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:03pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

With a growing social consciousness in the contemporary milieu, even large corporations such as Disney have begun to take an activist turn. Of late, Marvel has been especially sensitive to ongoing issues regarding race and gender. This is particularly evident in its latest incarnations available through Disney +: Wandavision and Falcon and the Winter Solider. Accompanying this messaging has also been a positive representation of mental health care and the effects of individual and collective trauma. These are not superheroes who take a beating and walk away unscathed; these are highly developed and nuanced characters whose arcs take shape over several different films and multiple episodes.

The Write Kind of Change: Literature as Social Activism

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 1:52pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Vladimir Nabokov once suggested that any form of reading which pays heightened attention to the socio-political realities of our world, rather than paying exclusive attention to the use of literary devices present in a given text, constitutes a form of “bad reading.” In her 2017 book Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America, Merve Emre works to reclaim this form of bad reading, arguing that these so-called bad readers are “literate subjects [who use] reading to navigate a political climate that champion[s] liberal individualism, on the one hand, while establishing unprecedented forms of institutional oversight, on the other” (5).

CFP: HyperCultura- 10/2021

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:22am
Hyperion University, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We have the pleasure to invite you to submit articles for our next issue of HyperCultura (indexed CEEOL, Ulrichsweb, DOAJ, MLA Director of Periodicals, ERIH PLUS and EBSCO), due March-April 2022. While we will still encourage a comparative approach, though not imposing it, we will welcome papers on nationalism/postnationalism, colonialism/postcolonialism/decolonization, race, gender studies, ethnicity, and identity. The papers should apply any of the above on: literature (not classic), media studies, film studies, visual and performative arts, teaching (language and literature).

Misreading the Surface: Reevaluating Our Post-Critical Moment

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:55am
Carly Schnitzler / NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Care, the theme of the 2022 NeMLA conference, is a “practice of interdependency.” This panel seeks to surface the interdependencies of the aesthetic and political on and within the surfaces of literary texts, asking What is the status of surface reading in literarycriticism today? Twenty-first-century literary criticism has seen a renewed interest in the “surface” of the  text, in terms Sharon Marcus and Stephen Best made familiar in 2009.

To the Tenth Power: A Word from the LGBTQ+ Members of the Divine Nine

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:12am
Kendra N. Bryant
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Proposed Anthology Title: To the Tenth Power: A Word from the LGBTQ+ Members of the Divine Nine

Deadline for Abstracts: 1159p Friday, October 1, 2021

Editor: Kendra N. Bryant, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English at North Carolina A&T State University (See bio at drknbryant.com.)  

Contact Email: thedivine10anthology@gmail.com

JMMLA Spring 2021 - "Race, Ethnicity, and the Environment" (Extended Deadline)

updated: 
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 11:46am
Journal of Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

2021 marks the 10th anniversary of Allison Hawthorne Deming and Lauret Savoy’s The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World.  The essays that Deming and Savoy collect in this important anthology all seek to expand traditional understandings of nature writing and environmental thought by reflecting on “how identity and place, human history and ‘natural’ history, power and silence, and social injustice and environmental degradation are fundamentally linked” (10).

Roundtable on “Students as Agents: Reenvisioning BIPOC German Studies at Minority Serving Institutions”

updated: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 10:56am
Maria Grewe, Northeast Modern Languages Association Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Roundtable: Students as Agents: Reenvisioning BIPOC German Studies at Minority Serving Institutions

What does it mean to teach German studies at Minority Serving Institutions (such as HBCUs, HSIs, TCUs, AAPISIs) in keeping with the unique missions and programming of these institutions of higher education? German studies, when presented and practiced as unmarked whiteness in the cannon, curricula, and programs, and where diversity is peripheral, reproduces existing power structures and excludes the voices and experiences of our students. This lack of representation and identification leads to underrepresentation of Students of Color in German studies.

Cambridge Companion to American Protest Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:36pm
University of Central Lancashire
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

 

We are seeking contributors and proposals for chapters to be included in the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to American Protest Literature, newly commissioned by Cambridge University Press.

CLAJ Special Issue: Afrofuturism

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:32pm
College Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

CLAJ

Special Issue: Afrofuturism

 

Deadlines: Submit 500-word abstracts and brief biography by August 1, 2021 to Shelby Crosby scrosby1@memphis.edu and Terrence Tucker tttucker@memphis.edu. Articles (6500 words) will be due September 15, 2021, for a publication, subject to peer review.

 

53rd Annual Convention of NeMLA: Other Times in Neo-slave Novels Panel

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 2:50pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel , presenting at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD), is entitled "Other Times in Neo-slave Novels: Anachronisms, Alternate Timelines, Parallel Universes, and More." Read below for the panel abstract.

The City Unmapped and the Unmapped City

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:44am
NEMLA 2022 Conference (roundtable session)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In Song of the Shank, Jeff Allen explores his characters’ sense of “placelessness...empty distance...like retracted thoughts, half-told secrets.”  What defines a writer’s underlying map of “urban space?”  Urbanity as a focus offers history, but how do cities’ secret histories, deep ecologies, and furtive sounds offer a shape to urban narrative?  What memory resides in cities’ erased/lingering boundaries, vacant lots, and disintegrating concrete?  This roundtable explores how writers and other artists have utilized particular cities’ cores, edges, and points of transit as means to rethink the shape, shift, and stasis of urban space.  We welcome papers on the full range of literary forms, but also welcome examinations of visual and sonic expression

Critical Insights: Alice Walker's The Color Purple (Deadline June 18th)

updated: 
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 9:44am
Jericho Williams, Spartanburg Methodist College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 18, 2021

2022 will be the 40th anniversary of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple. With a goal of celebrating this work and introducing it to a new generation of readers, this is a call for proposals for original critical essays about the novel.

 

The volume will appear in spring 2022 as part of the following subset of Salem Press’s Critical Insights collection: Salem Press - Critical Insights: Works

 

Art and Activism: The Reshaping of Collective Consciousness and Social Justice

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:02pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In his 1962 essay, “The Creative Process,” James Baldwin writes, “A society must assume that it is stable, but the artist must know, and he must let us know, that there is nothing stable under heaven. . .The artist cannot and must not take anything for granted, but must drive to the heart of every answer and expose the question the answer hides.” The link between artist and activist illustrates the import of black public voices that challenge institutions of white supremacy, gender oppression, and systemic dehumanization. Historically, artists have critiqued, documented, and contextualized racial violence to ensure that the past is not forgotten and to reshape the nation’s consciousness.

Critical Theory Now: Repurposing Adorno's Rich Annoyance

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:02pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

 

“The complex relation between the private, the individual and loneliness is unique and necessary to Adorno’s work, despite the rich annoyance of his particular mode of provocation.” (Fred Moten, “The Phonographic mise-en-scene” 2004)

 

CALL FOR PAPERS OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 11(2) (Extension date: ~ June 25)

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 11:28am
Research Institute of Asian Women
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 25, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 11(2)

ISSN: 2093-5498 (Print) / 2671-969X (Online)

 

We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.11 No.2 that will be published on July 31, 2021. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 11(2), please submit your manuscript by May 30, 2021.

 

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Call for Chapters [Book Title - Antiracist Library and Information Science: Racial Justice and Community]

updated: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 4:25pm
Chicago State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

 

Call for Chapters

Antiracist Library and Information Science: Racial Justice and Community

Call for Chapters of an edited work: Antiracist Library and Information Science: Racial Justice and Community, part of the Advances in Librarianship Book Series by Emerald Publishing, to be delivered to the publisher in 2022.

Book Editors: Kimberly Black, Ph.D., Chicago State University and Bharat Mehra, Ph.D., University of Alabama

 

We are soliciting two types of original contributions to this work: 

CFP Summer 2021 - General Submission

updated: 
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 2:04pm
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 10, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS – Summer 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.

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.

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