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Voting, Politics, and Similar Subjects in the US and Global South

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:47pm
Southern Spaces
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Southern Spaces requests blog post submissions on voting, politics, political organizing, and similar subjects, emphasizing spatial interpretation and digital media. Submit all inquiries and materials to Southern Spaces managing editor Madison Elkins at seditor@emory.edu. Submissions are especially welcome before October 1, 2020.

CALL FOR BLOG POSTS

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "Narratives of American Colonization and Imperialism" by 25 Oct 2020

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:46am
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020

400 years ago, the Mayflower arrived on Patuxet land and established the settler colony of Plymouth. Just two years later, the Patuxet peoples were pronounced extinct. Despite or due to this settler violence, the Plymouth colony gave rise to the American tradition of “Thanksgiving” and the mythology of Europeans building a ‘City upon a Hill’ in America.

“HINDSIGHT IS 20/20”: LOOKING BACK AT THE LAST 100 YEARS IN AMERICA

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:45am
American Studies Association of Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 20, 2020

 The 64th annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held February 12th through 13th at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. This year’s conference is delayed until the spring because of COVID-19. The following is a list of suggested areas of scholarship you may consider when exploring our conference theme:

Justice (CEA in Birmingham 4/8-10/21)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 9:59am
Ken Bugajski / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

The College English Association welcomes proposals for presentations on the general conference theme: Justice. The College English Association’s 52nd national conference will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, where the freedom ensured by civil rights has been contested by the government in both the past and present. Birmingham’s notoriety as a focal point of the Civil Rights Movement, including the Birmingham Campaign, the imprisonment of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the writing of his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is matched by the city’s renown for forging steel, founding Veteran’s Day, and hosting the USA’s second-oldest drag queen pageant.

CALL FOR ESSAYS AND INTERVIEWS - Routledge Guide to Alternative Careers in the Performing Arts

updated: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 6:08pm
Jason Dorwart, PhD, Oberlin College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 12, 2020

NEW DEADLINE This CFP was first sent last year but the book was delayed and is now under contract for 2021 publication.

This is a call for essays and interviews for a book titled “Alternative Careers for the Performing Arts,” a new book in Routledge's "PERFORM: Succeeding as a Creative Professional" series, which will explore possibilities for making use of a theatre education.

Trauma: Explorations in Culture (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 11:33am
Courtney Mullis / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Theorist Cathy Caruth popularized literary trauma theory in the mid-1990s, arguing that in the event of psychic trauma, “while the images of traumatic reenactment remain absolutely accurate and precise, they are largely inaccessible to conscious recall and control” (Caruth 151). Objections to Caruthian trauma theory often take one of two forms; scholars either object to the underlying theory of psychic trauma, or they object because of the limitations of psychic trauma.

CFP: Special Issue on Blackness @ Play: Communities, Culture, Creativity (Abstracts 9/15/20)

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:33am
American Journal of Play
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Call for Papers 

American Journal of Play Special Issue

Blackness @ Play: Communities, Culture, Creativity

Guest Editor: TreaAndrea M. Russworm, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 

 

Deadlines: 

300-word abstract: September 15, 2020 

Full papers, if accepted: December 31, 2020

Articles 6,500 to 8,000 words; other works vary in length

Queries and submission: russworm@umass.edu

 

Bodies of Knowledge

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:06pm
Phenomenology and Existentialist Special Interest Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 2, 2020

Call for Papers for the Phenomenology and Existentialism SIG

Philosophy of Education Society (PES) 2021

Salt Lake City, USA  March 4-8

 

 

For indeed, no one has yet determined what the body can do.

 

Spinoza, Ethics III.ii

 

The body has long been an aspect of interest for philosophy of education, and pedagogical discourses in particular.

 

Community Media in the Era of Pandemics, Protests, and Post Truths

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:47pm
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

This special issue of The Projector seeks submissions focused on contemporary community media as activist and aesthetic practices. In 2005, Kevin Howley described community media as “popular and strategic interventions into contemporary media culture committed to the democratization of media structures, forms, and practices.”[1] In revisiting this definition 15 years later, the holistic aim of this special issue is to interrogate shifts in various community media making environments brought about in the past decade.

naturalized institutional/cultural censorship versus film/media that illuminate the lived experiences of marginalized people

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:47pm
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

 

A popular site such as ShortList https://www.shortlist.com/ offers lists of what it presents (without qualification) as the best movies of a decade or genre and the best shows to watch on streaming services. The site was first launched in 2010 as an adjunct to Shortlist, the free British weekly magazine designed for young professional men. After its print edition ended in 2018, shortlist.com ostensibly became a venue no longer aimed at white, upwardly mobile (British) men. Today, it presents itself as providing a “new way of ordering your world and helping you find the best of everything [in] entertainment, tech, style, home, health & fitness and food.”

 

Reform and Social Justice in 19th-century American Literature

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Friday, July 31, 2020 - 10:14am
Northeast Modern Language Association/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

19th-century America was the site of various reform movements: antislavery, women's rights, education, temperance, penal reform, et al.

eBook Images&Archives 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:28pm
Call for Chapters and Visual Essays on Images&Archives: Photography and film
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

ICNOVA book collection - a Portuguese editor - prepares an electronic book that gathers some of the texts presented at the Images & Archives seminar in 2019. The proposal intends to deepen the relationships between historical, artistic, anthropological and cultural research on photographs and films preserved in archives, both public and private. The documentary features of these images, their contexts and forms of re-contextualization, exhibition and display, the multiple histories with which they relate and the power relationships that produced and are reproduced by them are among the themes we wish to address, in the context of the "material turn" in the social sciences and the arts.

Spring 2021 CFS

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:51pm
Third Stone Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Third Stone Journal is accepting submissions of art, music, creative writing, short films, scholarship, digital content, and more on Afrofuturism, African-futurism, and the Black fantastic as explored both inside and outside of the borders of the United States. The call is for the Spring 2021 publication. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2020. For inquiries, please contact the editorial staff of Third Stone Journal at 3rdstonejournal@gmail.com. Note that all work should be submitted via the submission portal at https://scholarworks.rit.edu/thirdstone/.

CFP: The New Americanist -- Pandemic: Race. Literature.Politics. (Special Double Issue)

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:45pm
The New Americanist (University of Warsaw)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

In his recent release Pandemic! Covid-19 Shakes the World, Slavoj Zizek speculates that “the lines that separate us from barbarism are drawn more and more clearly. One of the signs of civilization today is the growing perception that continuing the various wars that circle the globe as totally crazy and meaningless.

Femspec Call for Contributions: Afrofuturism

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:30am
Femspec
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

In light of the tragic deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and the countless other Black lives lost to police brutality, Femspec seeks to honor the visionary work of Black writers and artists. Therefore, our latest call for contributions will concern Afrofuturism.

Queer and/or BIPOC Appalachian Ecocriticism--needed immediately

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 10:59am
Jessica Cory and Dr. Laura Wright/Western Carolina University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 10, 2020

 

Submissions are currently being accepted for a scholarly collection of Appalachian ecocriticism edited by Dr. Laura Wright and Jessica Cory. A university press has shown interest in the volume and we are hoping to submit the manuscript to them by mid-August. We are in immediate need of essays in the range of 6K-7K words that focus on the intersections of queer and/or BIPOC Appalachian writers and ecocriticism/environmental literature. 

Narrative Dumplings: Remembering Toni Morrison & Paule Marshall

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Friday, July 17, 2020 - 11:04am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The literary world lost both Toni Morrison and Paule Marshall within a week of each other in August 2019. Together, these renowned Black women writers influenced generations of writers, summed up most memorably by Edwidge Danticat’s recent reflections in The New Yorker: “Both Ms. Morrison and Ms. Marshall have helped me make my narrative dumplings.”

Becoming the Obamas: Critical Approaches to Barack & Michelle Obama’s Memoirs

updated: 
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 11:04am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Barack Obama’s memoir Dreams from My Father (1995). Praised by Toni Morrison and Philip Roth, Obama’s memoir explores his life up to his admission to Harvard Law School in 1988. More recently, 2018 saw the publication of Michelle Obama’s best-selling memoir Becoming, which is the story of her life up through the end of her tenure as first lady. This panel seeks papers that critically explore the major prose works by Barack and Michelle Obama: Becoming, Dreams From My Father, and The Audacity of Hope.

Questions to consider include, but are not limited to:

CfP Junctions Issue 5.2: "Bodies in Disarray"

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 1:54pm
Junctions: Graduate Journal of the Humanities (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 11, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS ISSUE 5.2: ‘Bodies in Disarray’

What do we care about? A Cross-Cultural Textbook for Undergraduate Students of Philosophical Ethics

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:26am
Björn Freter
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Call for Papers

for

What do we care about?

A Cross-Cultural Textbook for       

Undergraduate Students of Philosophical Ethics

 

Second Call for Papers

Special Call for Sections

Representing Philosophical Ethics from

Asia, South America, and Australia as well as from underrepresented groups from North America and Europe

 

Edited by

Dr. Björn Freter, Knoxville, USA

Dr. Elvis Imafidon, Ekpoma, Nigeria

Prof. Gunter Bombaerts, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Prof. Benda Hofmeyr, Pretoria, South Africa

Prof. Marie Eboh, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

 

Edited volume: The Labors of Language, Culture, and History in North America

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:25am
Jesse Ramirez/ University of St Gallen
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 2, 2020

Although the corresponding conference is postponed until fall 2021, the organizers are moving ahead with preparations for the volume Work: The Labors of Language, Culture, and History in North America. The conference cfp also serves as the volume cfp (see below).The volume will be published in the series Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature (Narr/ Francke/ Attempto).

Adoption in Film

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:26am
Adoption & Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 11, 2021

Title:    Adoption in Film

Adoption & Culture 9.2 [ 2021]

Adoption & Culture publishes essays on any aspect of adoption’s intersection with culture, including but not limited to scholarly examinations of adoption practice, law, art, literature, ethics, science, life experiences, film, or any other popular or academic representation of adoption. Adoption & Culture accepts submissions of previously unpublished essays for review.

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