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Stop Talking Out Da Side of Ya Neck: LGBTQ Experiences at the HBCU

updated: 
Thursday, August 10, 2023 - 1:08pm
Naykishia D. Darby M.A./CEO, Consult Write Now, LLC.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

Historically, the campus of the Historically Black College and/or University has been inclusive and accepting for students, faculty, and staff members who hailed from various socio-economic statuses, geographical location, and even, political affiliations. However, for the individual who identifies as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and/or Queer, there is often no recoprocity in their experience on their respective HBCU campus. 

CFP: Nineteenth Century Studies Special Issue, Blackness, Race, and Racism in Nineteenth-Century Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:04pm
Nineteenth Century Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2024

Special Issue of Nineteenth Century Studies:

Blackness, Race, and Racism in Nineteenth-Century Studies

 

deadline for submission: August 15, 2024

 

full name(s)/name of organization:

Wendy Castenell and A. Maggie Hazard co-editors/Nineteenth-Century Studies

 

contact email(s): wcastenell@wlu.edu; ahazar1@saic.edu; TBD

 

Go Slow Now, or A Dream Deferred: William Faulkner and Civil Rights

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:03pm
The Faulkner Studies in the UK Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

Go Slow Now, or A Dream Deferred: William Faulkner and Civil Rights

 

Call for Panel Papers at the 2024 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference “Faulknerian Anniversaries” 

July 21-25, 2024

 University of Mississippi

 Organised by the Faulkner Studies in the UK Research Network

 

Intersectional Crime Fiction: Investigating the Genre (NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:16pm
Justine Dymond/Springfield College & Margot Douaihy/Emerson College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel examines the continuum of intersectional crime fiction writing in a U.S. context, illuminating the methods, exemplary texts, and narrative strategies that embrace inclusive tenets and movements, from Black Lives Matter to LGBTQ+ rights to #ownvoices and neurodivergence. The panel aims to investigate the possibilities and challenges presented by the incorporation of diverse social identities and critique of power structures within narrative cartography. This inquiry entails an exploration of how marginalized identities, including racial, gender, health status, veteran status, and class, are represented and interrogated within the broad range of crime fiction writing.

(Re)reading feminist speculative fiction post-Roe v. Wade (NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:16pm
Justine Dymond/Springfield College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In the introduction to the collection Technologies of Speculative Fiction (2022), Sherryl Vint writes, “The same technologies that now give women more options regarding reproductive choices are simultaneously utilized by the Christian Right to agitate for regressive legislation that would limit reproductive options even more.” As we experience the continued narrowing of legal access to abortion as enabled by reproductive technologies, such as the attempt to overturn the FDA’s approval of mifepristone, how do feminist envisionings of the future help us re-frame our current political reality? This session seeks paper proposals that explore the experience of (re)reading feminist speculative fiction in the current post-Roe v. Wade climate.

C19 2024: "Refusing Foreclosures and Endings: 19C Women Writers' Defiance, Persistence, and Resilience"

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:13pm
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 26, 2023

The Margaret Fuller Society invites proposals for the following panel at the C19 Conference to be held in Pasadena, CA (14–16 March 2024). Please feel free to reach out with any questions. 

 

"Refusing Foreclosures and Endings: 19C Women Writers' Defiance, Persistence, and Resilience"

 

The Margaret Fuller Society seeks to form a panel for the March 2024 C19 conference in Pasadena, CA. We invite abstracts of no more than 250 words that engage with Fuller and/or other 19C women writers (American and otherwise) as well as the conference theme—"The End." Papers might consider the following topics, among numerous possibilities:

 

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS: The Liminal Beings: Vulnerability and Resilience

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 5:29am
Vernon Press (USA/Spain)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 20, 2023

Vernon Press invites book chapters for the forthcoming edited volume titled The Liminal Beings: Vulnerability and Resilience, edited by Dr. Raisun Mathew, Assistant Professor of English at Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), India.

Concept:

ReFocus: The Films of John Singleton

updated: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023 - 8:29pm
Daniel Dufournaud
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 27, 2023

Call for Papers

 

ReFocus: The Films of John Singleton

 

Editor: Daniel Dufournaud

 

Displacement

updated: 
Monday, July 31, 2023 - 11:04am
University of Hyderabad in Collaboration with South-South Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Displacement

 

 

This is a funded, weeklong workshop hosted by the Department of English, University of Hyderabad and Co-Sponsored by the South-South Forum at Dartmouth College.

 

Description:

Diasporas are formed by either gradual accretion of immigrants, or sudden expulsion of huge masses. While the former is often viewed as a voluntary movement, the latter results from forced dispersal. One of the defining characteristics of migration – voluntary or forced – is that of displacement.

 

Remembering Nelson Mandela: Legacy of Peace, Equality, and Freedom

updated: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2023 - 9:17am
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 10, 2023

Remembering Nelson Mandela: Legacy of Peace, Equality, and Freedom

International Conference
21-22 October 2023
(Zoom sessions: 2 days/Virtual platform: 5 days)

 

Thematic Approach

GIRES, the Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship dedicates the conference  to commemorating the 10th anniversary of the passing of Nelson Mandela, the iconic leader and global symbol of peace, justice, and reconciliation. This conference aims to honor Mandela’s remarkable life and legacy, reflect on his contributions to the struggle against apartheid, and explore the relevance of his teachings in today’s world.

From a Paradise-only State to the Quotidian: Untangling 'Plenty' from 'Surplus'

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2023 - 11:52pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In capitalism’s surplus economy, to “have plenty” frequently appears to have no bounds. The pursuit for plenty at times indistinguishable from the insatiable appetite for excess, it takes on the (ut)optics of capitalism. To have plenty becomes synonymous with the surplus and excess only available to those who wield the most power, hoard the greatest wealth.

“Plenty,” writes Tony Morrison, “in a world of excess and attending greed, which tilts resources to the rich and forces others to envy, is an almost obscene feature of contemporary paradise. This world of outrageous, shameless wealth squatting, hulking, preening before the dispossessed, the very idea of ‘plenty’ as Utopian ought to make us tremble” (xiv).

The Spatial Imagination in Postwar and Contemporary American Literature and Art

updated: 
Thursday, July 13, 2023 - 12:01pm
Monica Manolescu (University of Strasbourg/IUF)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The Spatial Imagination in Postwar and Contemporary 

American Literature and Art

A two-day international conference at the University of Strasbourg organized with support from the Institut Universitaire de France 

Dates: 21-22 March 2024

Venue: University of Strasbourg, France

Confirmed keynote speaker: Dawn Raffel is a writer whose book Boundless as the Sky came out in January 2023.

Another keynote speaker to be confirmed.

BSA New Scholars Program

updated: 
Thursday, July 13, 2023 - 11:58am
Bibliographical Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 5, 2023

Apply to the New Scholars Program by September 5

Established in 2000, the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) New Scholars Program strives to welcome researchers who have not previously published, lectured, or taught on bibliographical subjects by nurturing and promoting their scholarship. Each year, three New Scholars receive a cash award of $1,000, a $500 travel stipend, and the opportunity to present their work by participating in a two-pronged program:

Voices For Liberty: Free Speech, Civil Rights & Social Progress

updated: 
Thursday, July 13, 2023 - 11:53am
Liberty and Law Center at the Antonin Scalia Law School
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Snapshot:

Voices for Liberty, an initiative of the Liberty & Law Center at the Antonin Scalia Law School, seeks to examine the ways in which free speech propels civil and social progress. Authors are invited to submit proposals for original articles that will ultimately appear in academic journals and explore the role free speech plays in advancing civil rights movements, especially for marginalized or underrepresented groups.

PRIORITY DEADLINE of August 15th 2023, 5:00 ET for full consideration, with review on a rolling basis through September 8th.

Futurisms Now: From European Perspectives to Black, Indigenous, and Multi-Ethnic Futurisms

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 - 3:48pm
Raquel Baker / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 30, 2023

This panel explores and theorizes storytelling strategies used in Black (African and Afro), Indigenous, and Multi-Ethnic Futurist art and social movements, including literature, poetry, film, music, and visual and digital arts. These alternate Futurisms shift the impetus of the creative energy from discarding the past to engaging complex senses of temporality and intertextuality that often center memory, history, folklore, urban legends, and identity.

Prisons and Poetry (NeMLA 2024, Boston) - Seminar

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:20pm
Thomas Dichter, Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Prisons and Poetry (Seminar)

Northeast Modern Language Association 2024 - Boston, MA (March 7-10)

“It is hard,” writes incarcerated poet Etheridge Knight, “to make a poem in prison.” And yet, poetry has long been a major form of literary production in prisons around the world. From Oscar Wilde to Mahmoud Darwish, celebrated poets have reflected on experiences of incarceration in their work. In the context of the U.S. mass incarceration, poets such as Jimmy Santiago Baca and Reginald Dwayne Betts have risen to fame during or after their imprisonment. Poetry has also been an important element of writings by many political prisoners, such as Wole Soyinka, Assata Shakur, and Leonard Peltier.

Representations of Women in Third-Generation African and African American Novels (Panel) (NeMLA 2024:March 7-10, 2024 Boston, MA)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:17pm
NeMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Third-generation African and African-American writers are defined as those born within the 1960s and beyond whose literary outputs examine the social realities in their society. Adesanmi and Dunton observe that “one of the most distinctive features of “third-generation” texts is the absence of a more-or-less rooted, totalizing and over-determining historical“traditionalist center” around which narrative point of view, thematization, language, and structure are orientated” (15). Their themes are mostly shaped by the events and experiences of people within the period. Dalley Hamish believes that “third-generation literature are shaped around recent ambivalent spatiotemporal imaginaries that exceed the national-generational framework” (15).

Teaching Postmillennial African Novels (NeMLA 2024:March 7-10, 2024 Boston, MA)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:17pm
NeMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This roundtable invites teachers/ scholars who have been incorporating African texts into their curriculum to discuss successful pedagogical strategies for teaching postmillennial African narratives. Many of these texts have continued to garner international attention by winning prestigious literary prizes. While there are several pedagogical texts on older-generation African texts, there is a dearth of resources focused on teaching these newer texts. Our goal as organizers of this roundtable is that these initial discussions will blossom into an edited volume on teaching postmillennial African narratives.

NeMLA 2024: Pedagogical Surplus in the Socially Just Classroom

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 3:59pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The work of creating a socially just classroom is often one of balancing a pedagogical surplus of initiatives, directions, and possibilities. Expanding the literary canon, pushing back against white supremacist norms of classroom discourse and production, and creating accessible assignments, materials, and activities all involve research, restructuring, and integration that can be labor-intensive and potentially overwhelming. Additionally, instructors often have to balance between the goals of their own classroom and institutional imperatives, ensuring students gain the preparation and cultural capital that will enable them to succeed in classrooms with traditional academic expectations.

Culture Wars 2.0: Teaching Diverse Literature in Troubled Times

updated: 
Thursday, July 6, 2023 - 4:34pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 20, 2023

*** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 20 *** 

PAMLA Annual Conference 

Portland, Oregon 

October 26-29, 2023 


 

“Culture Wars 2.0” (Roundtable / Special Session) 

To the Tenth Power: A Word from the LGBTQ+ Members of the Divine Nine

updated: 
Friday, June 30, 2023 - 11:55am
Kendra N. Bryant
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2024

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

Note: This call for papers was first made in October 2021. Since then, Instagram accounts such as Recognize Our Pride (@recognizeourpride) and Out Greek Fest (@outgreekfest) have gained popularity and have made more visible queer Divine Nine Greek Organization members. With hope, such visibility (and normalizing) will encourage more folks to answer this call and to share their stories thus holding the Divine Nine Greek Organizations accountable to their social justice missions while archiving the social justice work of Black queer organizing folk.

Deadline Extended: Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom Call for Assessments

updated: 
Thursday, June 29, 2023 - 7:52pm
Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 7, 2023

 

Overview

Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom (UVC) announces a call for assessments that model inclusive, antiracist, antiableist, and anticolonial assessment practices for teaching the nineteenth century. Anyone with relevant professional interests is encouraged to apply, but the organizers are especially interested in submissions from early-career scholars and those with backgrounds that are underrepresented in Victorian Studies.

 

Full Solicitation

Unpacking Surplus in the Novels of Tiphanie Yanique (NeMLA)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 6:25am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel invites papers that explore the various engagements with surplus—specifically as in excess, excessive, leftover, or unwanted—in the novels of Tiphanie Yanique. This exploration may take a variety of forms, spanning from the emotional to the spatial and intergenerational. For instance, such an analysis might examine excessive or unwanted emotions, such as love, desire, anger, in Monster in the Middle (2021) and what one couple inherits from their ancestors.

Urban Cultures in Contemporary France

updated: 
Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 8:51am
NEMLA (Northeast Modern Languages Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel is part of the NEMLA conference taking place in Boston March 7-10, 2024.
It seeks to analyze the development of urban cultures in France while taking into account the impact of postcolonial studies since 2005, the year of the "urban riots". It also aims to discuss the political aspect of urban culture as well as the influence of American culture on French production.

Possible themes include:

· Urban literature and "banlieue" culture

· The literary aspect of French rap

· Urban culture and postcolonial studies

· French Caribbean rap

· Urban culture and social activism

· The American influence

· Global "Francophone" hip-hop

“The End” in Historical Fiction of and about the Long Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 10:32am
The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Elodie Rousselot defines “neo-historical fiction” as a subgenre of historical fiction that reimagines history by offering an “active interrogation of the past.”[i] Historical fiction, broadly speaking, allows readers to witness perspectives of the recognizable past while audiences interrogate the future. Most importantly, imagining the livelihood or end of various societal institutions has different stakes for different groups. Perspective is critical in historical fiction as exploring significant historical events also offers the opportunity to actively interrogate the future.

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