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UPDATE: CFP: Food in American Literature Proposals due December 24, 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 12:34pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 24, 2021

UPDATE: CFP: Food in American Literature

Proposals due December 24, 2021

NOTE:

We are well along in the peer review process with a university press with favorable evaluations. In order to further bolster our collection, however, at this point we are looking only for proposals addressing the following:

  • Food and one or more contemporary (last 20 years) African American texts;
  • Food and one or more queer literary texts;
  • Food and a 19th century American literary text.

For more detailed information on what to send, please see our original CFP below. Thank you.

OVERVIEW:

"Grown Deep Like the Rivers": A CALS "Unprecedented" Webinar (12/3)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 8:48am
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 3, 2021

 

Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents

 “Grown Deep Like the Rivers”:

The Black Lives Matter Movement(s) from Langston Hughes to the Present

 Friday, December 3, 2021, Noon–1:00 p.m. EST via Zoom

 Register here:

https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fnHH104bQba8-jRByn0BsA

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email

containing information about joining the webinar.

UPDATE Critical Essays on Gloria Naylor (New deadline: 1/15/22)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 4:18pm
Gloria Naylor Archive
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Call for Articles: “Critical Essays on Gloria Naylor” (advanced contract with University of Mississippi Press), edited by Maxine Lavon Montgomery, Mary C. Foltz, and Suzanne M. Edwards

Abstract proposals of 500-750 words and C.V. due by Jan. 15, 2022. Submit abstract proposals to: innaylor@lehigh.edu.

 

Children and Youth Studies Caucus Sponsored Session - ASA 2022 (American Studies Association)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 1:27pm
Mary Zaborskis and Brie Owen
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 14, 2022

Drawing on the ASA conference theme “The Roof is on Fire,” this session invokes the phenomenon of book burnings to launch a broader conversation about the politicization of children’s media and the category of childhood itself — especially in debates about what materials children can and cannot encounter in domestic, institutional, and public spaces. For example, how is childhood being deployed in the targeted disinformation campaigns over Critical Race Theory?

English in Liberia: Language and Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 2:48am
Martin Mühlheim / UZH English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Despite a wealth of historical research on Liberia – a country founded by black U.S.settlers brought to West Africa in the 1820s, under the auspices of the American Colonization Society (ACS) – Liberian English and Anglophone Liberian literature remain under-researched.

This seminar session at the ESSE 2022 Conference in Mainz, Germany (August 29-September 2, 2022 - https://esse2022.uni-mainz.de/) aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for authors, linguists, and literary scholars working on Liberia (incl. the country’s transnational connections).

Three key aims are:

Black Spaces in International Children's Literature

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:32pm
International Research in Children's Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022

Special Issue of International Research in Children’s Literature:

Black Spaces in International Children’s Literature

 

Volume 17, Issue 1, 2023

 

Space and Movement through Literature, Theory, and Culture

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:32pm
Purdue University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 14, 2022

Purdue University Literary, Interdisciplinary, Theory and Culture Organization Graduate Student Symposium, March 4-5, 2022

Space and Movement through Literature, Theory, and Culture 

Call for Chapters: Investigating the Hardwood – Interdisciplinary Analyses of and Reflections on Professional Basketball

updated: 
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 3:07pm
Till Neuhaus & Niklas Thomas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 20, 2021

As a sport, basketball follows a certain set of rules and conventions which serve as a framework for players, coaches, and teams to play the sport. By their very nature, these rules are meritocratic which means that all participants are equal on the court, play by the same rules, and the only relevant (read as: game deciding) factors are effort, skill, and fortune. Such a perspective on basketball and sports leads certain fans and observers to statements such as “politics should be kept out of sports”.

Graduate Conference, Such Sweet Thunder: Ellington Plays Shakespeare--Love and Power in Adaptation

updated: 
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 4:27pm
Columbia University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Call for Papers: Graduate Conference

SUCH SWEET THUNDER 

ELLINGTON PLAYS SHAKESPEARE—LOVE AND POWER IN ADAPTATION

Columbia University 

Center for Jazz Studies, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, Department of English and Comparative Literature, and the Core Curriculum

Date: March 25, 2022

James Baldwin Review, Volume 8

updated: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 8:52am
James Baldwin Review
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

James Baldwin Review (JBR), an annual peer-reviewed journal, is seeking submissions for its eighth 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.

 

Woolson Society Conference 2022 “Woolson and Her Contemporaries”

updated: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 8:52am
Constance Fenimore Woolson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Fourteenth Biennial Conference of the Constance Fenimore Woolson Society

“Woolson and Her Contemporaries”

 

Glidden House

Cleveland, Ohio

 

Date: April 7-9, 2022

 

In conjunction with the Cleveland Arts Prize and the city’s year-long celebration of “Our Past Masters,” including Woolson, we invite papers on any topic related to Woolson’s life and work, as well as the life and work of her contemporaries. 

 

CFP: 2022 Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop

updated: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 8:46am
Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

2022 LAW AND HUMANITIES JUNIOR SCHOLARS WORKSHOP Call for Papers

Columbia Law School, Georgetown University Law School, Stanford Law School, UCLA School of Law, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Southern California Center for Law, History, and Culture invite submissions for the 21st meeting of the Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop, to be held at USC School of Law in Los Angeles, CA, on Tuesday, May 24, and Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

Sustaining Black Lives: Ecological Imaginaries in African American Books for Young Readers (ChLA22)

updated: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021 - 9:49am
Samira Abdur-Rahman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 5, 2021

We are seeking panelist proposals for the accepted Children’s Literature Association (ChLA 2022) conference panel “Sustaining Black Lives: Ecological Imaginaries in African American Books for Young Readers.” The theme of this year’s conference is “City in the Forest” and will take place in Atlanta Georgia from June 2nd-4th in Atlanta, Georgia. This panel seeks papers that correlate race and gender with Black sustainability issues like environmental inequity and global migration. We invite papers on subject matters ranging from realist literature to fantasy and science fiction, from the twentieth century to the twenty-first, from American-born to immigrant authors.

FINAL REMINDER: New Approaches to N.K. Jemisin (prospective ALA pitch)

updated: 
Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 1:42pm
Alex Anderson and Matt Morgenstern, Purdue University Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Greetings,

The CFP to follow is for a prospective panel at the American Literature Association’s 2022 meeting in Chicago (more information on the conference is linked here). To supplement the panel pitch, we would like four individual papers to submit to the conference organizers as an indication of interest in the panel; unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the panel will be accepted by the organizers. Nevertheless, after receiving and deciding on individual paper proposals, we will communicate our decisions by early-November with the aim of submitting the panel pitch to ALA by 12/1.

General CFP - Winter 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 4:55am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

General Call for Papers


Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open-access peer-reviewed 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.

Rage, Resilience, and Response (April 6-9, 2022) - Updated Deadline 10/31

updated: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 7:09pm
College Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

81st Annual College Language Association Convention

“Rage, Resilience, & Response”

April 6-9, 2022

Emory University

Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

7 Concourse Parkway NE

Atlanta, GA 30305

 

Call for Proposals

CALL FOR PAPERS OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 12(1)

updated: 
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 2:27am
Research Institute of Asian Women
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 12(1)

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

 

We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.12 No.1 that will be published on January 31, 2022. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 12(1), please submit your manuscript by October 31, 2021.

 

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Bodies of Water in African American Fiction & Film

updated: 
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 2:52pm
Ama S. Wattley, Sharon A. Lewis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 5, 2021

We invite abstracts for a new book of original essays which explore the meaning and/or function of still or moving bodies of water -- lakes, rivers, the sea, gulfs, streams, ponds, canals -- in narratives by African Americans.

Advanced Oral History Training-Mastering the Interview:Techniques and Methods

updated: 
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 11:09am
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship B.V.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 19, 2021

Advanced Oral History Training
Mastering the Interview:Techniques and Methods
 21 November 2021International Workshop  2 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 

Spark Volume 4: Special Volume on Anti-Ableist Activism

updated: 
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 3:31pm
Saprk: A 4C4Equality Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 10, 2022

Special Volume on Anti-Ableist Activism:
Volume 4, June 2022

 

Edited by the Anti-Ableist Composition Collective
with support from Spark

 

Submission Deadline: 10 January 2022

 

Call for submissions

 

NeMLA Roundtable: Genre of the Sketch in Long 19-century American Literature

updated: 
Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 7:52am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

As one of the most versatile genres in long 19th Century American literature, the sketch appears in a variety of forms, including short stories, parts of longer novels, essays, biographies, brief plays, poetry, and more. What characteristics, if any, unite this breathtakingly diverse genre? Without a common theme or style, sketches change radically over time and between authors. Some sketch writers endeavor to render characters, scenes, or events from real life, like Louisa May Alcott when she recounts her experiences as a Civil War nurse in Hospital Sketches. Similarly, regionalist writers such as Francis Parkman, George Washington Cable, or Bret Harte present impressions of people and places.

Diasporic Blackness and Enactments of Care

updated: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 9:22am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

This roundtable session addresses the 2022 NeMLA conference theme of “care” to explore its significance and resonances throughout the Black diaspora. Christina Sharpe asks in In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (2016), “How can we think (and rethink and rethink) care laterally, in the register of the intramural, in a different relation than that of the violence of the state?” (20) This session aims to continue to rethink care in this context.

Presentations will consider how Black writers, artists, filmmakers, and other cultural producers explore the practice of care in relation to Black peoples and other living beings across national boundaries. Participants might consider, but are not limited to, some of the following questions:

Global Conference on Women and Gender

updated: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 11:49am
Christopher Newport University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities seeks abstracts for the forthcoming

Global Conference on Women and Gender

to be held in person and online, March 17-19, 2022

Our theme is:

Community, Care, and Crisis

Pedagogy: Considering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Composition and Literary Study

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 4:13pm
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, Birmingham, Alabama, 52nd Annual Conference

Birmingham Sheraton Hotel, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N., Birmingham, Alabama 35203, 1-855-516-1090

                                                                                       March 31-April 2, 2022

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