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St. Clair Drake Grad Student Research Symposium

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:45am
UC Berkeley Department of African-American and African Diaspora Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 2, 2021

The Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley
invites artists, graduate students, and community members to submit papers for the 28th annual St. Clair
Drake Research Symposium, to be held Saturday, May 1, 2021. T

 

The symposium will take place from 9AM to 5PM with breaks in between each session.

PJSA2021: HEALTH, EQUITY, & PEACEBUILDING - Creating Healthy and Inclusive Communities

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:44am
Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) & The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (WIPCS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 23, 2021


HEALTH, EQUITY, and PEACEBUILDING

Creating Healthy and Inclusive Communities

Annual conference of

The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) &

The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (WIPCS)

 

Hosted by: Peacebuilding Programs and the College of Nursing

at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

 

OCTOBER 7-10, 2021

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Literature and Culture - PAMLA 2021 [Virtual] Conference

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:43am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

This virtual (online) panel invites submissions which discuss intersectionality in literature, media, or culture pertaining to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer representations. You may, should you wish, engage in the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction,” but any topic on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer literature or culture is welcome.

 

This panel will meet entirely online, though other parts of the conference are scheudled to take place in person and or streamed in Las Vegas, NV, USA in October 2021. Please email the presding officer, Natalie Bartels (nbartels@uw.edu), if you have any questions! 

 

Submit your abstract here:

CFP for 2021 PAMLA - James Baldwin in Hawaiʻi, the Pacific, and Beyond: Teaching Intersectionality through Literature

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:43am
Michael Pak, UH West Oahu
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

118th PAMLA Conference

Las Vegas, Nevada | November 11-14, 2021

Sahara Las Vegas Hotel and Online

Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

PANEL

James Baldwin in Hawaiʻi, the Pacific, and Beyond: Teaching Intersectionality through Literature

 

MODERATOR

Mike Pak, UH West Oahu

pakm@hawaii.edu

 

ABSTRACT

Edited Collection, Broadcasting Beyond Adaptation: Revisiting the Television and Literature Debate

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:42am
Paul Sheehan
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 25, 2021

The editors of a forthcoming collection on literature and television titled Broadcasting Beyond Adaptation: Revisiting the Television and Literature Debate invite abstract proposals for potential chapters on intersections of Māori/te reo television and literature. Aimed at Palgrave’s Adaptation Series, this essay collection argues for the re-examination of scholarly discourses surrounding televisual and literary histories of cultural legitimation.

ROMANCE/POPULAR ROMANCE FICTION

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:41am
Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

NORTHEAST POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION, Virtual, October 21 to October 23, 2021
AREA: ROMANCE/POPULAR ROMANCE FICTION
Deadline: 
August 1, 2021

 

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals on the topic of Romance/Popular Romance Fiction for its annual conference. 

 

Edited volume of essays on Zadie Smith

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:41am
Noémi Albert
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 10, 2021

We are working on an edited volume on the works of Zadie Smith. This is an international project that proposes to chart the complexities of Smith’s works to date. Papers have already been submitted on White Teeth, on the short stories, and on NW, by several colleagues from Turkey, the US, Germany, and Britain. Further papers are welcome on The Autograph ManOn Beauty and Swing Time, or any of Smith’s other works. 

“Book Groups: Scholarship, Study, and Reading in and about Medieval England” MMLA 2021 Permanent Session Old and Middle English Language and Literature

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 9:30am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Updated Submission deadline!

The general conference theme “cultures of collectivity” presents some very current and relevant possibilities for the study of late antique and medieval English languages and literatures.  Any proposal that considers this theme in general will be welcome, but two foci will be of particular interest.

First, the study of book culture and literacy has been a growing field in recent years both in terms of groups of readers and groups of texts. This approach might address ideas concerning reading communities, literacy and education, book sharing, book production and combining of texts as complete or excerpted works, and use and re-use of books or texts over time.

Life Writing as Political Voice

updated: 
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 8:38pm
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 22, 2021

City dwellers have a unique opportunity to see and engage in group political activities that those in more rural areas do not. Their everyday lives can be impacted by political demonstrations whether they are actively participating or not. The perspectives that we usually get are from the government, press, or political leaders. These accounts miss how people actually experience and understand the protests they see and/or participate in. As such, examining the life writing of those who participated or observed city protests can be intriguing and add a personal element to group politics. This panel will focus on the experiences of those who planned, participated, and/or observed protests in various cities. Ideas to be examined include personal vs.

Call for Contributions: We Won't Look Down Exhibition

updated: 
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 6:59am
Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 5, 2021

 

WE WON'T lOOK DOWN 

ONLINE POETRY & ART EXHIBITION

«Angles, margins, edges, lines . . . don’t we often find ourselves exploring some version of “outside?”»[1]

 

cfp Forms of Care - Conference/Workshop/Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 10:27am
Alexandra Kingston-Reese and Erin Lafford / University of York and University of Derby
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 19, 2021

What forms does care take? What does taking care of oneself, another, or each other look and feel like? These are questions that have arisen and persisted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as everyday intimacies have given way to the need for social distancing, mutual aid groups have organised to try to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in their communities, and NHS hospitals and services have been overwhelmed and altered drastically. Yet these questions also have a rich and interdisciplinary history in the critical medical humanities, disability studies, the environmental humanities, literary studies, affect theory, moral philosophy, feminist theory, and beyond.

Heller's Catch-22 CFP Proposal Deadline EXTENDED

updated: 
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 11:28am
Laura & James Nicosia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

DEADLINE EXTENDED: April 1, 2021

 

Seeking submissions for a Critical Insights volume on Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 under contract with Salem/Grey House Publishers. Known as being a satirical, anti-war novel that initiated the eponymous phrase regarding paradoxical situations, Catch-22 was originally published in 1961. Catch-22 is appreciated for its dark humor, use of flashbacks, contorted chronology, countercultural sensibilities, and bizarre language. With current trends and political climate considered, it is time to revisit this classic text for a contemporary audience.

 

EXTENDED: Word Play: Nonstandard English and Multilingualism in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Sunday, March 21, 2021 - 4:45pm
Modern Language Association 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 28, 2021

Children’s literature in English has long been a tool for literacy instruction and acculturation to English language, used both as a tool for learning and as a force for homogenization within histories of Anglophone colonialism and imperialism. As scholars and professors dedicated to exploring the ways in which texts for young people make meaning, we know that language functions as both a tool of empowerment and one of imprisonment. Amiri Baraka writes that “users”—or dominant cultures—“have words. And it is the users that establish the world’s realities.” Language, then, inevitably divides as it shapes such realities by sorting people into groups of “users” and non-users.

Education, Technology & Culture in Crisis: Secondary & Higher Education in a Time of Virtual Instruction

updated: 
Sunday, March 21, 2021 - 8:01am
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship B.V.
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Education, Technology & Culture in Crisis: Secondary & Higher Education in a Time of Virtual Instruction

International Conference
(Zoom sessions:2 days/Virtual platform:5 days)

15 & 16 MAY, 2021

Organizing Committee
John Dean  –  Gerhard Finster  –  Konstantinos D. Karatzas

Thematic Approach

The Big Hoax: The Anatomy of Anti-Intellectualism, Denialism, and Conspiracy Theories, Past and Present

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 3:42pm
Humber College @ Toronto International Festival of Authors Interdisciplinary Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 21, 2021

Consider submitting a proposal to "The Big Hoax"

Abstract Submission: https://humber.ca/tifa/call-proposals

Conference Date: October 22 and 23, 2021

Location: Due to uncertainties around travel due to the pandemic, this year’s conference will be fully virtual.

Hosts: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning, Humber College, and the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA)

Keynote Speaker: Pankaj Mishra (http://www.pankajmishra.com/about/)

CFP - Medieval and Early Modern Studies Summer Festival

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:04pm
MEMS Festival 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Join us online for the University of Kent’s seventh annual MEMS Summer Festival.

This two-day event celebrates Medieval and Early Modern history, 400 – 1800, and encourages a wide range of interdisciplinary topics, including but not limited to, politics, religion, economics, art, drama, literature, and domestic culture. MEMS Fest aims to be an informal space in which postgraduate students, early career researchers, and academics can share ideas and foster conversations, whilst building a greater sense of community. Undergraduate students in their final year of study are also welcome at the conference.

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS — “BIO AND PSYCHE: READING THE SYMPTOMATIC BODY”

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:04pm
Bio and Psyche: Reading the Symptomatic Body
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS — “BIO AND PSYCHE: READING THE SYMPTOMATIC BODY”

A Virtual Symposium and Workshop Series

May 2021

Humanities Research Center

Rice University, Houston TX

 

 

After a year on Zoom, our bodies have become clear indicators of the disjointed embodiment of the pandemic condition. The lingering effects of COVID-19 blur the boundaries between our biology and psyche. Beyond a philosophical analysis of the mind-body problem, embodied minds and mindful bodies challenge us to find new ways of reading symptoms. What are our bodies telling us?

 

Special issue: "The Allure of Obsolescence"

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:04pm
Artifact & Apparatus: Journal of Media Archaeology
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

We are excited to announce the launch of and call for papers for a new peer-reviewed, open-access online journal, Artifact & Apparatus: Journal of Media Archaeology. We invite scholars, curators, and practitioners from art history, film and media studies, library and information science, science and technology studies, and related fields to contribute articles on the history, theory, aesthetics, and practice of media objects, broadly conceived.

Seriality and Streaming

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:04pm
Ellen Seiter/ Global Storytelling
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images is a new journal founded by Editor-in-ChiefYing Zhu, hosted at Hong Kong Baptist University, and published by University of Michigan. 

Special topic “Streaming and Seriality”

Ellen Seiter and Suzanne Scott, guest editors for special issue

 

MLA 2022: Multilingual Williams by William Carlos Williams Society

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:04pm
William Carlos Williams Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Welcoming papers!  Discussions of multilingualism in the life and work of William Carlos Williams—including but not limited to his multilingual home and upbringing, his experiences living in Germany and France, his recognition of the need for knowledge of foreign languages, his readings of poetry and/or prose in translation, and his translations from Spanish, French, Greek, and Chinese. 500-word abstract to mlong@keene.edu, please, by 3/24/2021.

Autecologies: Emerging Gleanings On Autism & Emergency, Panel ASLE 2021

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:04pm
Natalie Joelle
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 25, 2021

 

Call for Panel Participants

Autecologies: Emerging Gleanings On Autism & Emergency

Dedicated to Greta Thunberg

 

ASLE 2021 Virtual Conference July 26-August 6, 2021 ‘EmergencE/Y’

Stream: Pluriverse; Environmental Justice

Organising Convenor: Natalie Joelle (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)

Chair & Co-convenor: Anna Stenning (University of Leeds, UK)

 

Critical Perspectives on Hulu's 'Castle Rock'

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:03pm
Alissa Burger/Culver-Stockton College and Jennifer Collins/SUNY Delhi
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Hulu series Castle Rock (2018 – 2019) occupies a unique textual space that both builds upon and transcends traditional notions of adaptation in its approach to Stephen King’s canon, engaging with the significance of place, intersecting narratives, and multiple worlds. As stated in the opening credits, Castle Rock is ‘based on characters and settings by Stephen King’, but it uses those established elements to create something original, telling new stories, building on iconic characters and creating compelling tales for new ones, situated within one of King’s signature Maine towns.

Linguistic Representations of Alterity

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:03pm
Linguistics and Literature Forum of the MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 22, 2021

Linguistic Representations of Alterity

How is alterity represented linguistically in literary texts through dialect rendering, manifestations of aspects of one's social/political identity including gender, race, religion, sexuality, class, etc.?

EPIDEMICS AND OTHERING: THE BIOPOLITICS OF COVID-19 IN HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:03pm
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Heike Steinhoff, Ruhr-University Bochum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has impacted the globe for more than a year. This development sparked renewed interest in the historical, sociocultural, political, and economic aspects of epidemics and pandemics, currently evidenced by an outpouring of scholarship on the consequences of the current pandemic on the world’s population  as well as social and economic structures. This symposium provides a forum specifically for the study of the sociocultural developments that lead to “Othering” in situations of a perceived crisis.

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