When Germans and Americans move back and forth between the continents, they participate in an important cross pollination influencing both the intellectual and artistic worlds of both cultures. Whether they came with the waves of people that journeyed westward in the wake of the German Revolution of 1848, or because of wars and economic needs, or from diaspora across Europe they brought new ideas and artistry to America. During the maturation, commercial expansion and the technological explosion of the new world in the twentieth century, programs fostering education like the Fulbright exchange, sent millions of Americans back to Germany to study, teach, report, work and to live permanently.
CfP: Verge 8.1 A&Q – “Race, Racialization, and Antiracism: Reimagining the Study of Global Asias”
THE TEXT, An International Peer Reviewed Online Journal of Language, Literature and Critical Theory, invites original, unpublished research papers on language, literature, theory/criticism, cultural/queer/disability/ translation/media/performance/eco/animal studies.
Call for Papers. Special Issue
Strangers and Trespassers in Contemporary Women’s Crime Fiction (2000-2020)
Papers on Language and Literature (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)
Guest editors: Carla Rodríguez González and Esther Álvarez López
(Universidad de Oviedo)
This panel welcomes proposals for papers or projects addressing any aspect of professional sovereignty, authority, or secrecy within or between professions. We invite conversations about the functions or representations of sovereignty, authority, or secrecy within any genre of Literature.
Call for Book Chapters for the Edited Collection: Marginalized Women and Work in 20th- and 21st-Century British and American Literature and Media
Critical Inquiries Into Irish Studies CFP
An online interdisciplinary journal for students and scholars of Irish literature and culture.
Volume 2, No. 2: Edna O’Brien and the Irish Short Story
With internationalization of higher education and recent student demographics changes, multilingual students are no longer “contained” in ESL programs (Matsuda, 2006; Poe & Zhang-Wu, forthcoming). Many of multilingual students matriculate directly into mainstream writing classes, highlighting the importance of linguistically responsive instruction at the tertiary level (Gallagher & Haan, 2018). This awareness is especially crucial for faculty in college writing programs because of their vast reach of instructional impact. Despite this need, college writing faculty often have limited training in supporting multilingual students (Atkinson et al., 2015; CCCC Statement on Second Language Writing and Writers, 2014).
(July 14-18, 2021, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA)
Deadline: Submit 250-word abstracts (with “Hidden VN Submission” as subject heading) to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020.
This roundtable will center on the unique experiences that queer people of color face within academia. Presenters will discuss how being a POC and queer intersect and impact their experiences as a scholar. This roundtable also seeks to discuss solutions for the problems that QTPOC endure.
CALL FOR PAPERS
ReFocus: The Films of Roberta Findlay
I'd like to invite you all to apply to the "Digital Humanities in Language and Literature Classrooms" panel for NeMLA 2021! Please consider applying by September 30th, 2020. (Session 18990) Abstract:During our rapidly changing times when remote/online teaching is increasingly needed and increasingly part of our educational and campus reality, this panel is looking for proposals directly connected to the teaching of digital humanities using available and innovative technologies. We are interested in discussing what might the literature and language classroom and instruction look like following this new demand and orientation around digital media?
Call for Papers
FUTURES FOR CREATIVE WRITING
University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
in association with EACWP
(European Association of Creative Writing Programmes)
Friday 21 May – Sunday 23 May 2021
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (online)
GENDER EQUALITY FOR A BETTER WORLD : ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
19-20 August, 2020
WOMEN’S COLLEGE, ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY, UP, INDIA
In collaboration with
Ministry of HRD, Department of Higher Education and UGC India
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.
Beyond Borders: Mapping Sexualities and the Sexualisation of Spaces
International Conference - May 6 and 7, 2021
Institut d’Études Transtextuelles et Transculturelles (IETT)
Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3
This conference will examine the relationship between the notions of boundaries and sexuality from an interdisciplinary, transnational and transcultural perspective. In particular, it aims to map the ways in which space determines sexualities and sexual practices, and to understand, in turn, how sex structures and limits the spaces in which we live, and how we relate to them.
As José Esteban Muñoz has argued, the antirelational or antisocial thesis—the polemic against reproduction, the insistence that the figure of the child serves only to promise a collective future that thwarts and forecloses anything not assimilable to heteronormativity—fails to account for modes of futurity that are already legible now, particularly in aesthetic objects that serve as “maps” of concrete utopian thinking. Such maps, historically relational and collectively forged, open spaces for thinking about a future that is not yet here—but also help us locate elements of the utopian that are already present.
Call for Papers: Looking at Femininity 'Sympodcast'
Call for Papers: 18th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference
October 15-17, 2020
The 2020 Norman Mailer Society Conference invites paper proposals for its 18th annual conference, which (due to ongoing concerns regarding COVD-19) will be held virtually this year, via Zoom.
The 15th International Conference of the Spanish Association for American Studies (SAAS)
“Fear Narratives” and their Role/Use in the United States”
March 24-26, 2021
University of Deusto, Bilbao
The Journal of Finnish Studies is now inviting manuscript submissions for a special issue on working-class literature. While we are specifically inviting revisions of the papers presented in the literature panels during FinnFest USA 2019 in Detroit, Michigan, this call is open to any work that focuses on academic research on Finnish-American working-class literature, or working-class literature of the Finnish diaspora anywhere in the world (including, but not limited to, Sweden and Australia). The submissions are due to email@example.com by January 31, 2021.
The Journal of Finnish Studies is a peer-reviewed research journal, ranked as JUFO-2 in Finland.
Democratizing Knowledge: Examining Archives in the Post-custodial Era
The PNRS conference organizers and the organization executive board has made the difficult decision to reschedule our conference to September 2021. The conference will remain the same regarding thematic focus and plenaries. A new CFP will be distributed again in September 2020. Theme: Renaissance LandscapesPlenaries: Professor Mary Floyd-Wilson and Professor Janelle JenstadNew conference dates: September 30 to October 2, 2021; plenaries and presentation panels will take place on the Friday and Saturday of the conference dates.Location: Banff Park Lodge, Banff, Alberta, CanadaProposal submission deadline: January 15, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Parenting in Speculative Fiction
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.
Conference postponed until 2021: Pacific Ancient and Modern Langauage Association (PAMLA) 2020 CONFERENCE, LAS VEGAS: Thursday, November 12 - Sunday, November 15, 2020
Deadline Extended to 21st July.
The 118th Annual PAMLA Conference is being hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and held at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel.