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Assemblages of Empire : an American Studies Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:23pm
Department of American Studies, University of Texas, Austin
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Assemblages of Empire : an American Studies Symposium

Hosted by Graduate Students in the Department of American Studies

The University of Texas, Austin

March 4-5, 2020

Cognitive Faulkner

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:17pm
2021 American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

“Memory believes before knowing remembers, believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.” In this passage from Light in August, Faulkner articulates memory’s persistence. His recognition that emotionally charged memories linger even as details fade is why, for Faulkner, “the past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

CFP for essays for edited collection: Crossroads of Crime Writing: Historical, Sociological and Cultural Contexts/Intersections/Perspectives

updated: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 3:53pm
Meghan P. Nolan & Rebecca Martin
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

This volume, which will be proposed to a leading independent academic publisher, seeks to explore the implications of crime writing in its narrative forms through essays that situate orientations fictional and non-fictional, past and present in relation to public perspectives. Just as real crime has served as inspiration for fictional accounts, Kieran Dolin reminds us in Fiction and the Law that crime literature has long influenced popular understanding of social institutions as well.

Writing the Pandemic: Perspectives on Pandemic Literature

updated: 
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 10:05am
Dr Rakhi Vyas, Department of English, Jai Narain Vyas University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 7, 2020

Call for Papers

Writing the Pandemonium: Perspectives on Pandemic Literature

 

 

Proposals for an edited book/ anthology of chapters on Pandemic Literature i.e. novels, poetry, short fiction pertaining to Pandemic Literature.

 

The Ethics of Narrative: Appropriation and Reinvention in Stories of Injustice (NeMLA 2021) -- Extended Deadline

updated: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:55pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

This CFP is for a seminar session at the 2021 NeMLA Convention. The deadline has been extended to October 19.

Literature and film that bear witness to injustice can create space for voices that have been silenced. They can lead to the recognition of people subjected to human rights violations and produce shared national and transnational identities. They can draw readers’ attention back onto the politics and power of reading audiences. 

ReFocus: A Series of Film/American Studies Anthologies

updated: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 3:06pm
Edinburgh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 1, 2026

In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Drs. Robert Singer (CUNY) Gary D. Rhodes (University of Central Florida), and Frances Smith (University of Sussex), each book focuses on a critically overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Preston Sturges, Amy Heckerling, Delmer Daves, Kelly Reichardt, Elaine May, Spike Jonze, William Castle, Barbara Kopple, and Budd Boetticher.

Dos Hemisferios: the Americas, Europe and Africa in Black, Latinx and Hispano-Americano Writing

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:12pm
David Luis-Brown/Claremont Graduate University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

How have transatlantic imaginaries and networks played a central role in the construction of hispano-americano and Latinx identities? How have these identities embraced the political causes of the black diaspora, like antislavery, civil rights and Black Lives Matter? To what extent have artists, writers and activists triangulated the Americas, Europe and Africa in their transatlantic imaginaries? 

Autotheory and Psychoanalysis at ACLA

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:53pm
Emma Lieber/The New School
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Seeking papers for a seminar for this year's virtual ACLA--to be held on April 8-11 2021--entitled "Theorize Yourself: Autotheory and Psychoanalysis."  Submissions can be made on the ACLA portal through October 31.  Description below.

Conversations about autotheory circle around psychoanalysis as a conceptual touchstone, with the understanding that analytic theory, more than serving as one of the fields that autotheoretical writers engage, is itself a parallel discourse. “Freud’s dream” of the theory of the Oedipus complex appears, in one moment, to be an autotheory avant la lettre; in the next, it seems that the birth of psychoanalysis takes place in the sublation of Freud’s self-analysis.

Poverty: Interpreting the World’s Dividing Line

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:53pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Poverty: Interpreting the World’s Dividing Line
International Conference

(Due to the high number of proposals we added one more day-Sunday, 25 Oct.)

Thematic Approach

James Baldwin Review Volume 7

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:34pm
James Baldwin Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

James Baldwin Review Volume 7 (2021) CFP

 

James Baldwin Review (JBR), an annual peer-reviewed journal, is seeking submissions for its seventh volume. An online, open access publication, James Baldwin Review brings together a wide array of peer-reviewed critical and creative non-fiction on the life, writings, and legacy of James Baldwin. JBR publishes essays that invigorate scholarship on James Baldwin, catalyse explorations of the literary, political, and cultural influence of Baldwin’s writing and political activism, and deepen our understanding and appreciation of this complex and luminary figure.

 

Submission for Harvests of New Millennium" Journal 14th issue

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 5:30am
Cyberwit.net
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 25, 2021

The mission of Cyberwit is to encourage and promote the visual arts and poetry. Cyberwit's Harvests of New Millennium will be divided into three sections: (1) Photos, Paintings and Drawings, (2) Poetry and (3) Biography of Contributing Artists. The Journal will feature poems and artworks by the artists from all over the world. The poems and artwork selected for Harvests of New Millennium will surely compel our admiration.

Guidelines For Contributors https://www.cyberwit.net/pages/harvestsofnewmillennium

Food Matters in Literature and Culture

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:37am
Digital Literature Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Submissions are now open for the 2020-2021 issue of the Digital Literature Review, “Food Matters in Literature and Culture.” We welcome original, engaging submissions that consider representations of food in literature, film, television, or popular culture. In particular, we are interested in scholarly essays that consider food as a vehicle for exploring issues of inequity and empowerment, including but not limited to race, gender, class, ability, sexuality, and nationality. For example, how does food function as an expression of identity, as well as a common language bridging sociocultural, political, and economic gaps?

Mother Mortality Project Call for Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:48pm
Dr. Kenya Mitchell and Emily Picard/Demeter Press
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 11, 2020

 

Historical, mythical, and fictional narratives have relegated mothers to the roles of monster or quiet idol. These narrow identity barriers are exacerbated when other labels - woman of color, indigenous, trans, queer, low income, for example - are added. These multiple oppressions ultimately lead to biased, unethical, and incomplete medical treatment as women's understandings of their own bodies are dismissed. 

 

NeMLA 2021: Caribbeanizing the Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 8:01pm
Amanda Gonzalez Izquierdo
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

Propose a paper for the Northeast Modern Languages Association March 2021 Conference. The panel is called "Caribbeanizing the Humanities." The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) has secured a digital event platform.

The African American Novel in the Early Twenty-First Century, Brill, European Perspectives on the United States

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:19pm
European Association for American Studies Series
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

 

 

European Perspectives on the United States

The European Association for American Studies Series

Anna Pochmara, Ph.D.
Institute of English Studies
University of Warsaw

Raphaël Lambert, Ph.D.
Department of American and British Cultural Studies
Kansai University

 

 

Call for papers

 

The African American Novel in the Early Twenty-First Century

Afro-pessimism and Black Optimism in the Afterlife of Slavery

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:46am
Northeast Modern Language Association 52nd Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Afro-pessimism and Black Optimism in the Afterlife of Slavery
Northeast Modern Language Association 52nd Annual Convention, March 11-14, 2021
Chair: Eugene Pae, State University of New York at Albany (epae@albany.edu)

Archival articles on American literature (all periods)

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:44am
Resources for American Literary Study
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Resources for American Literary Study, the leading journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, is inviting submissions for upcoming 2021 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.

Supernatural Studies Seeks Contributors to Special Journal Issue on Jordan Peele

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:44am
Supernatural Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Art, Media, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Jordan Peele

 

Guest editor Dr. Chesya Burke (Stetson University) seeks contributors for a special issue on the works of Jordan Peele for Supernatural Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Art, Media, and Culture to be published in the spring of 2022.

 

CFP: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2021

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:42am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Call for Papers, Caribbean Literature at CEA 2021April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, AlabamaBirmingham Sheraton Hotel The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 52nd annual conference. The general conference theme is “justice,” so we are especially interested in presentations that feature topics relating to justice in texts, disciplines, people, cultural studies, media, and pedagogy.

We welcome individual and panel presentation proposals that address Caribbean literature in general, including—but not limited to—the following possible themes:

Deadline Extended. Edited Volume: Africana and American and Female in Young Adult Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 2:52pm
Ymitri Mathison
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS 

Africana and American and Female in Young Adult Fiction 

Edited by Ymitri Mathison

(editor of Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction, University Press of Mississippi, 2018. Winner: Children’s Literature Association Edited Book Award, 2020)

This volume, currently under advanced contract with the University Press of Mississippi, is a call for original critical essays.

Afro-pessimism and Black Optimism in the Afterlife of Slavery

updated: 
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 5:13pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 52nd Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Afro-pessimism and Black Optimism in the Afterlife of Slavery
Northeast Modern Language Association 52nd Annual Convention, March 11-14, 2021
Chair: Eugene Pae, State University of New York at Albany (epae@albany.edu)

Black Experience in the White Gaze: Framing Afro-Latin American Identities in XIX-XX Centuries

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:54am
Karina Sembe / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel is a part of the 52nd Annual Convention of the The Northeast Modern Language Association. The conference will take place at the Marriott Hotel Downtown in Philadelphia, PA, with the support of the University of Pennsylvania, the local host institution.

The deadline for abstracts is September 30, 2020.

We invite participants to explore some of the ways in which Afro-Latin American experience was narrated by writers, scientists, and politicians in Latin America 19th to mid-20th century and beyond. We encourage participants to address Anglophone, Hispanophone, and Lusophone contexts of the said regions and the ties between these.

Established and Contemporary Caribbean Voices (Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention)

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:50am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Caribbean novelists, poets, and playwrights have contributed inestimable riches to the world of literature. How have the themes and styles of established Caribbean voices, including Brathwaite, Walcott, Cliff, and Naipaul, been adapted or diverged from by younger Caribbean voices? Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words and be submitted via the Northeast Modern Language Association website. Go to http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html

"Essential Workers": Precarious Labor in the Literary Imagination

updated: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 3:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

52nd Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

March 11-14, 2021 / Philadelphia, PA

In light of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and public debate about who or what kind of work is deemed “essential,” this panel seeks to examine the intersection of literature and labor, prioritizing depictions of precarious workers who are sacrificing their personal well-being for the public good, but also to maintain their own economic security.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Giant Steps: Coltrane, Space, and Innovation

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:55pm
Michael A. Antonucci | Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Giant Steps: Coltrane, Space, and Innovation

The Savoy Ballroom in New York, Preservation Hall in New Orleans, the intersection of 12th Street and Vine in Kansas City, and the Green Mill on Chicago’s North Side all stand as cradles for jazz tradition.

How does one site those spaces though that have housed jazz innovations, like 1511 North 33rd in Philadelphia, John Coltrane’s Strawberry Mansion?Where are the places that jazz can call home? Improvisations and experimentation certainly, but what spaces and which places make those transitions in the artform, its delivery, and reception?

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