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21st Century Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:53am
Kristen Skjonsby / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Networks, broadly defined, share tasks and information between nodes through a unique spatial constellation which allows them to distribute power evenly and, in the process, eliminates the need for a concentrated source of directives. For this reason, they have been looked at within various disciplinary communities as harbingers of negative and positive possibilities in the 21st Century. What are networks capable of, and how does literature address the significance of networks, both locally and globally? Are authors working to alter, exploit, or combat modes of power through their portrayal of various networks? This standing session invites papers from all fields, but has a particular interest in papers that address the local and global.

2021 Global Conference on Women and Gender

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:47am
Christopher Newport University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities

seeks abstracts for the forthcoming 

 

Global Conference on Women and Gender

to be held at CNU, March 18-20, 2021

 

We have reserved the same theme from our postponed 2020 Conference:

Gender, Politics, and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance, and Representation

 

SCANDAL IN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:47am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association, SAMLA 92
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Autobiographies establish the author’s own individual voice and the ability of that voice to display a social scandal or provoke a scandal. In so doing, authors aim to understand the social space around them, and in particular, their personal experience to provoke others within their narrative from the 19th to the 21st centuries.

Fashion, Dress and Style as Provocation

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:46am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Special Session Panel for the Virtual SAMLA 92 Conference - Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts

November 13-15, 2020 – ONLINE

Panel Title - Fashion, Dress and Style as Provocation

Co- Chairs: 

Dr. Loretta Clayton, Middle Georgia State University

Dr. Marylaura Papalas, East Carolina University

ArtsPraxis Volume 7, Issue 2b: Social Justice Practices for Educational Theatre

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:48am
NYU Steinhardt
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

As of this writing, we find ourselves about ten days into international protests following the murder of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Protesters the world over have made specific calls to action: acknowledge that black lives matter, educate yourself about social and racial injustice, and change the legal system that allows these heinous acts to go unpunished. In thinking through how we in the field of educational theatre can proactively address these needs, I reminded myself that there are many artists and educators who are already deeply engaged in this work.

Archival/Bibliographical Work on American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:19am
Resources for American Literary Study
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 30, 2020

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

Montage of a Dream Deferred: Projecting Langston Hughes's Vision During Covid-19: A Special Issue of The Langston Hughes Review

updated: 
Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 10:34pm
The Langston Hughes Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Recently, in an epic #Verzuz battle organized by producer Swizz Beatz and rapper-producer Timbaland, the Grammy-Award winning singers Erykah Badu and Jill Scott appeared on Instagram live. Therein Scott invoked Langston Hughes as an inspirational artist, pointing to the poet’s continued popularity in the twenty-first century, especially during #Covid19. For countless African Americans, the death tolls from the virus, inadequate health care, unemployment, and white supremacist bigotry epitomize Hughes’s notion of the dream deferred. Video footage released May 26, 2020, showed officer Derek Chauvin of the Minneapolis Police Department kneeling on Floyd’s neck for at least seven minutes in broad daylight. Floyd died afterward.

'I See You, I Hear You': Teaching Agency and Empowerment in Times of Crisis

updated: 
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 1:18pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

This session proposes a re-examination of the undergraduate student writer's concept of agency during times of crisis. We aim to expand our critical understanding of what it means to teach students in a way that empowers, offers agency, and acknowledges the voice of the student during times of crisis, whether such crisis is a result of a global pandemic such as Covid-19, national issues such as police brutality, or the result of a personal struggle such as anxiety or loss and, thus, we welcome contributions that address agency, empowerment, and voice from a variety of academic perspectives.

SAMLA 2020: The Harlem Renaissance at 100

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:15pm
Donovan Ramon (Kentucky State) and Clark Barwick (Indiana University, Bloomington)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Conference, November 13-15, 2020. Originally scheduled for Jacksonville, FL, and now will be fully online.

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR A NEW VOLUME: BUILDING BRIDGES AND CROSSING BORDERS: FROM INCARCERATION TO THE FRONT LINES OF JUSTICE

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:51am
Timothy Barnett
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Today, many thousands of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people are crossing borders and building bridges between communities as they fight against injustice and for alternatives to mass incarceration. This volume, edited by a collective of Northeastern Illinois University faculty and students, some either currently or formerly incarcerated, will tell the stories of these justice leaders.

Third Stone Journal: Call for Applications

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:51pm
Christopher Allen Varlack, Third Stone Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 10, 2020

Third Stone—a journal devoted to Afrofuturism, African-futurism, and other modes of the Black Fantastic—is expanding its staff with two exciting new positions: a grants and business coordinator as well as a social media coordinator. The individuals who assume these positions will play a vital role in the growth and development of Third Stone, enabling us to innovate and to reach a wider audience as we engage critical and creative conversations on the topics mentioned above. Provided below are the specifications for each position:

Grants and Business Coordinator: 

  • Researches grants and other funding opportunities for which Third Stone Journal can apply

Spark Volume 3 Call

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:23pm
Spark: Journal on activism in writing, rhetoric, and literacy studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 5, 2020

Spark: A 4C4Equality Journal

an open-access, online, peer-reviewed journal on activism in writing, rhetoric, and literacy studies

 

Spark 2020 Call: Volume 3, April 2021

 

Call for Submissions

Passing

updated: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 10:32am
Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Submission: Please e-mail an abstract of no more than 300 words for a 15 to 20 minute presentation and a biography (including institutional affiliation, if any) of no more than 150 words. PDF or Word formats are preferred.

Updated Deadline: June 14, 2020, at 11:59 pm PDT

Notification of acceptance: early- to mid-July

Please direct queries to  the conference organizing committee at firstforum2020@gmail.com or Harry Hvdson at hgilbert@usc.edu.

Keynotes 

Third Stone Journal General Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, May 25, 2020 - 7:08pm
Christopher Allen Varlack, Third Stone Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: THIRD STONE JOURNAL

Pop Souths: Scandalizing the Region

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:45pm
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

November 13-15, 2020 | Jacksonville, FL 

Call for Papers [Volume: 08, Issue: 02]

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:18pm
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for Volume: 08, Issue: 02 [April-June, 2020 Issue] of IJ-ELTS.  

The papers can address issues in/related to the following research disciplines-

Annotated Bibliographies: Afrofuturism and The Black Fantastic

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:13pm
Third Stone
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Third Stone, a journal devoted to Afrofuturism and its forms, seeks submissions to build a comprehensive annotated bibliography of source material on the Black fantastic, including traditional print sources (books, magazines, journal articles, newspapers, and reviews) and digital media (audio, video, film, and websites).

Southern Literature and Scandal (SAMLA) [deadline extended]

updated: 
Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 5:08pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

[Deadline Extended] The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on topics relevant to the SAMLA 92 conference theme: “Scandal! Literature & Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts.” The works explored may be from any ‘literary’ medium including poetry, prose, film, or video games, and explore concepts of scandal, rebellion, resistance, creation, liminality, or precarity relative to the South[s]. We especially welcome papers that focus on the intersections of the South and lines of identity including race, ethnicity, gender, and class.

MMLA African American Literature Permanent Section

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 10:37pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Identity and Liminality in African American Literature

This panel seeks presentations about the proclivity of African American racial space. That is, this panel is interested in when and where conceptions of spatial race formalities are conducted. We can think of “space” as time, place, and movement—the constant liminal changing of identities. This panel invites abstracts, of no more than 250 words, for presentations on African American literature at the Midwest Modern Language Association conference. Some topics might include:

Need chapter on veganism and critical race studies asap

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:04pm
Laura Wright
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

I am editing the Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies, which is currently under contract with the press. Handbooks are typically 30-35 chapters, with chapters being roughly 6000 words (footnotes and works cited inclusive). They aim to provide a cutting edge, comprehensive assessment of the field and will be an essential reference title and benchmark publication for the subject.

Due to a late withdrawal by a contributor, I am seeking proposals for a final needed chapter examining race and veganism that reflects knowledge of the field of Vegan Studies, Critical Race Studies, and that builds on extant work in these disciplines. The essay should provide a broad overview of the issues and tensions that have shaped the discourse on veganism and race. 

Unheard Verse: Finding Early American Women's Poetry

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 10:32am
Kaitlin Tonti/Society of Early Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Panel CFP for Society of Early Americanists Biennial Conference, March 3-7, 2021, Atlanta, Georgia

The South and Science Fiction (SAMLA)

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:59pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

[Deadline Extended] 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 Annual Conference from November 13-15, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL. Papers may discuss any of the subgenres of science fiction, including alternate history, 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 is a central locale or focus of the work.

CFP: liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies, "Aesthetics," 6, no. 1

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:07pm
liquid blackness journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

 

CFP – liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies 6, no. 1, Spring 2022

liquid blackness journal (Duke University Press, beginning Spring 2021)

 

About liquid blackness

  • liquid blackness is an open-access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to readers or their institutions.
  • Our Editorial and Advisory Boards

Mission Statement

 

MMLA Religion and Literature Permanent Section

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:06pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

This year’s conference theme, “Cultures of Collectivity,” in some ways, seems tailor-made for the Religion and Literature permanent section. Religious communities, either local, national, or global, come to mind. However, we might also think of “collectivity” more broadly. Because the subject of Religion and Literature covers all genres, subgenres, regions, religions and folklore we welcome proposals that address works and writers who explore any aspect of “Cultures of Collectivity.”

Possible approaches to this topic might include examinations of how literature explores:

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