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Labor in African-American Literature (MLA 2025)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:14pm
MLA 2025 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 17, 2024

This proposed session at next year's MLA conference invites presentations on the role of labor and working in African-American literature across all historical periods and fields of labor. 250 word abstract to Jacob DeBrock.

 

Modern Language Review

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:27pm
Modern Humanities Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2025

The English Editor of Modern Language Review (https://www.mhra.org.uk/series/MLR), the flagship journal of the Modern Humanities Research Association (https://www.mhra.org.uk), and one of the oldest in its field, invites original and compelling contributions from emerging and established scholars on any aspect or period of Anglophone literature. 

Contributions can take two forms:

"The Humanities Project 2024: [Re] Telling Our Stories"

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:24pm
Humanities Education and Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2024

 


 


 

 

 

Submissions are encouraged from educators at all levels (including undergraduate/graduate students) as well as all those with an interest in the arts and humanities. Proposals for papers, panels, or workshops (150-200 words) must be submitted through the conference e-submission links.

 

Undergraduate Research Award Prize e-Submissions

 

Undergraduate students may apply for only one of the two undergraduate prizes.

 

Panels involving student award applicants will be recorded for judging purposes. 

 

 

 

Call for Editorial Assistants and Editorial Review Board Members

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 2:58pm
Essence &Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Call for Assistant editors and Editorial Review Board Members

Essence &Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies is seeking candidates for Editorial assistants. The term of office is expected for a period of two years.

Journal page: https://www.journalofcritique.com/

POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

Editorial assistants 

CFP: Special Issue on Literature and AI, vol. 6 (1)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - 7:01am
International Review of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2024

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Literature and Artificial Intelligence

International Review of Literary Studies

Deadline for Submission: February 29, 2024

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The International Review of Literary Studies, an open access with no APC, invites scholars, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of literature, language, and AI to submit their original contributions for a special issue focused on the intersection of Literature and Artificial Intelligence.

Theme: Literature and AI: Exploring the Nexus of Creativity and Technology

Special Issue of Post45, "Race and Animality Reconsidered"

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 1:21pm
Samantha Pergadia and Alex Alston
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

We are proposing a special issue of Post-45 Journal, titled “Race and Animality Reconsidered.” In light of a host of recent interventions and discourses emerging from Black studies, postcolonial studies, environmental studies, and other fields, this special issue seeks to highlight contemporary work on the entanglements of racialization or racialized gendering and animalization, including what this means for the material lives of human and nonhuman animals since WWII.

Healing Community: Black Women on The Arts and Liberation Pedagogy

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:03pm
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2024

 

Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents

 

Healing Community: Black Women on The Arts and Liberation Pedagogy

 

Friday, February 16, 12:00-1:00 PM EST via Zoom

 

Register here

https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nw4RhyRTRluifLP4vjCkJQ

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email

Reconstructing Queer Souths

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 10:12am
Allison Rittmayer
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024

Society for the Study of Southern Literature

2024 Biannual Conference

June 23-26, 2024

Courtyard by Marriot Beachfront | Gulfport, Mississippi

There is a need to reconceptualize queer Souths in the face of the challenges and revocation of rights that the community has faced in the last seven years. While there is certainly an existing body of scholarship on queer Souths, those works tend to focus on specific sites or individuals rather than examining the activism and art that connect to build a genealogy of queer Souths.

This panel welcomes proposals that include but are not limited to:

Toward a New South/a New Southern Studies

updated: 
Friday, January 26, 2024 - 3:54pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 5, 2024

Deadline Extended! Abstracts available for submission until February 5!

 

Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference

June 23-26, 2024

Courtyard by Marriott Beachfront

Gulfport, MS

Theme: "Reconstruction(s)"

Graduate Student and Early Scholar Conference: The Intellectual Resistance

updated: 
Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 4:29pm
Comparative Studies Student Association at Florida Atlantic University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2024

CfP

CSSA’s 2024 Conference: Intellectual Resistance

The Comparative Studies Student Association of Florida Atlantic University would like to invite undergraduate students, graduate students, post docs, and scholars early in their careers to participate in our annual conference focusing on the idea of intellectual resistance.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Emotions and the Arts

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 11:08pm
Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Scholars across disciplines have long contended with the generative potentials and the deficiencies of affect and emotions like sorrow, melancholy, compassion, grief, sympathy, and happiness. Judith Butler has shown how feelings of loss and acts of mourning are political acts of subjectivity, of rendering a life grievable or forgotten. Sara Ahmed speaks about the promise of happiness that obscures unhappy hierarchies in the world around us, and calls for a killjoy politics. Lauren Berlant tells us that optimism is not just an emotion, but a cruel relation we have with our socio-economic forces.

Journal of Ethnic American Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:11pm
JEAL
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2024

PLEASE SHARE WIDELY, ESPECIALLY WITH PROMISING GRADUATE STUDENTS & YOUNGER SCHOLARS DOING WORK IN ETHNIC AMERICAN LITERARY STUDIES: 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. JEAL also plans to develop a "Poetic Notes" section. An interested contributor can select a good but less discussed poem by an American poet and submit an explication of up to 1000 to 1500 words. 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.

Black Psychoanlayses?

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:08pm
MLA Executive Forum: Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2024

Since the “discovery” of psychoanalysis, thinkers of race (creative, intellectual, political, and clinical) have contemplated whether psychoanalytic discourses can contemplate—let alone contend—with the question of Blackness. The range of figures includes thinkers who were focused on the clinical imperative, such as Frantz Fanon, to those who more implicitly yet just as critically have inquired about the psychic life of anti-Black racism (Richard Wright, Patricia Williams, Toni Morrison, etc.). This panel seeks to outline this intellectual history of critical black thought that brings into sharp focus the tensions between psychoanalyses and race while also remarking on current interventions in the state of the field.

the Black Theatre Review Vol. 3.1 - Nurturing

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:07pm
the Black Theatre Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

the Black Theatre Review (tBTR) is now accepting submissions for our fifth publication, Vol. 3 No. 1, to be published in July 2024. “They didn’t bring the hum; they didn’t bring the leader-call, they didn’t bring the field hollers, because they didn’t know them…. the hum, the holler, the leader-call are women things.”  
Nikki Giovanni, Black Women Writers at Work

tBTR is pleased to accept submissions for its fifth publication, Vol. 3 No. 1, to be published July 2024 online. We invite authors to reflect on the theme of nurturing.

Nourish the Soul: Food, Culture, and the Arts

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2024 - 4:22pm
Billy Joe Turner Interdisciplinary Writing Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 28, 2024

Due date extended...

Food has always had meaning. In terms of literary analysis, food has a symbolic and culturally significant meaning. Historically speaking however, studies about food have traditionally been connected to disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, and history but recent shifts in literary and cultural thought, food studies have widened to include disciplines such as English, World Languages, Art, Film studies, etc.

MLA 2025 (New Orleans) - Nabokov, Blackness, and Whiteness

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2024 - 11:47am
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS – MLA 2025 – New Orleans 

 

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society seeks paper proposals for presentations on the following themes for the Modern Language Association’s Annual Convention (January 9-12, 2025, New Orleans, LA):  

Nabokov, Blackness, and Whiteness 

Journal of Critical Race Inquiry: Call for Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 2:06pm
Journal of Critical Race Inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The Journal of Critical Race Inquiry (JCRI) accepts submissions for unthemed issues (1–2 annually) on a rolling basis, and invites scholars, activists, and artists to submit. We are currently seeking submissions for our summer 2024 issue and we reccommend submission before the end of January 2024 for consideration. 

Women, Gender, and Families of Color General Call and Special Issue Call

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 1:46pm
Penn State: The Pennsylvania State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

General Call for Papers

Women, Gender, and Families of Color
Women, Gender, and Families of Color is a multidisciplinary journal that centers the study of African American/Вlack, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian American, and other women of color, genders, and families. Within this framework, the journal encourages theoretical and empirical research from the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities. It welcomes a range of comparative and transnational research as well as analyses of domestic social, cultural, political, and economic policies and practices from new
and established authors.

Topics and subject areas of interest include but are not limited to:

Final Reminder: First Book Institute Applications Due 2/12 (Hard Deadline)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:45am
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2024

Announcing

The 2024 First Book Institute

June 2-8, 2024

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

Co-Directors

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Distinguished Professor of English, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature

Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Past Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Towards Inclusion and Authenticity: Addressing Cultural Dilemmas in Black Children's Audiobooks

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:37am
Vashalice Kaaba/ Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

In the contemporary digital era, there has been a notable transition of Black children's literature towards the audiobook format, facilitated by platforms such as Audible, Overdrive, and Libby. This shift has significantly expanded the accessibility of Black children's literature beyond the traditional confines of physical books (Rubery, 2011). The role of audiobook narrators in this context becomes crucial, as they are instrumental in bringing stories to life, thereby enhancing the listening experience, comprehension, and the overall success of publishing ventures (Burkey, 2007).

Justice

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:36am
The Comparatist
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist

Topic: Justice

General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)

TRAUMA, TRESSES, & TRUTH: A Virtual Conference Interrogating Black Women’s Natural Hair

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:35am
TRAUMA, TRESSES, & TRUTH
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2024

Black women view their hair as a problem. To enjoy black hair, such negative thinking has to be unlearned.   --bell hooks
 
Don’t remove the kinks from your hair. Remove them from your brain.  --Marcus Garvey
 
It takes care and attention and time to handle natural hair. Something we have lost from our African culture are the rituals of health and beauty and taking time to anoint ourselves. And the first way we lost it was in our hair.   --Hariette Cole, in Hair Story
 

Extended Deadline (2/1/24): WRITING THE MIDWEST: A Symposium of Scholars and Creative Writers

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:34am
The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Extended Submission Deadline (2/1/24): WRITING THE MIDWEST: A Symposium of Scholars and Creative Writers

The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML)
May 28-30, 2024. Kellogg Hotel and Convention Center, East Lansing, Michigan

 

About SSML and The Writing the Midwest Symposium: The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML), founded in 1971, exists to support the study and dissemination of work in Midwestern literature, art, film, and scholarly study. 

SSSL 2024: "Visions of the Gulf"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:31am
Emerging Scholars Organization (ESO)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2024

                                                                                                            Emerging Scholars Organization (ESO)                                                                                   Call for Papers: Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference

June 23-26, 2024

Courtyard by Marriot Beachfront

Gulfport, Mississippi

Theme: “Reconstruction(s)”

Special Issue on Literature and Artificial Intelligence

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 3:40am
International Review of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Literature and Artificial Intelligence

International Review of Literary Studies

Deadline for Submission: February 29, 2024

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The International Review of Literary Studies, an open access with no APC, invites scholars, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of literature, language, and AI to submit their original contributions for a special issue focused on the intersection of Literature and Artificial Intelligence.

Theme: Literature and AI: Exploring the Nexus of Creativity and Technology

American Literature in the National Parks

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - 12:28pm
Sarah Buchmeier / American Conservation Experience
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 22, 2024

Proposed Panel for

American Literature Association
35th Annual Conference
May 23-26, 2024
Chicago, IL

 

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