The MLA Press published Approaches to Teaching Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Other Works in 1996. Now the press is seeking contributions for a new volume to explore both the teaching of Atwood’s publications since that time and 21st-century approaches to her earlier works, such as strategies for teaching The Handmaid’s Tale that draw on the Hulu TV series, the graphic novel, and/or The Testaments.
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THE TEXT, An International Peer Reviewed Online Journal of Language, Literature and Critical Theory, invites original, unpublished research papers on language, literature, theory/criticism, cultural/queer/disability/ translation/media/performance/eco/animal studies.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.
Postponed Deadline Announcement
PAMLA 2020 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Please propose your special sessions to pamla.ballastacademic.com by December 31, 2020. Please take a look at the bottom of this page* for a list of General/Standing Sessions, and be sure your special session proposal does not replicate the topics of PAMLA's General/Standing Sessions.
CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS - POSTPONED EXTENDED DEADLINE
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
In order to protect our members during the current pandemic, the PAMLA Board has voted to postpone the PAMLA conference until the fall of 2021. As a result, we will be putting everything on hold until the new year, when sessions will reopen for abstract submissions. Should you have any questions, feel free to call or email PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin: 626-354-7526 or email@example.com.
PAMLA Needs You! Please consider joining PAMLA for the 2020 year to receive our journal and support PAMLA in these difficult times.
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.
This collection investigates how humanities teacher-scholars grapple with the opportunities and challenges of leadership roles, as well as connect them with their teaching and research endeavors. It offers the opportunity for a sustained and serious conversation about the multiple professional roles many humanities specialists play. It provides strategies for professional growth, sustenance, and satisfaction, while also meaningfully considering the relationship between our disciplinary areas of study, our academic training, and the lives we inhabit and aspire to. We seek research-inflected essays that address various types of institutions and leadership roles and that speak to lived experience in these multiple roles.
Call For Papers: Conference on Disabilities, Arts and Sexualities
At the Limits of Pleasure: Forsaken Sexualities and Transformations of Desire
This conference will explore the intersections between disabilities, arts and sexualities from an interdisciplinary and multimedia perspective. We use “disabilities” and “sexualities” in the plural, as, in each category, there exist many variations and representations which cannot be reduced to a simple or singular meaning.
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.
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 52nd Annual Convention
March 11-14, 2021
Women and Spain’s Second Republic
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
This panel will examine literary, cultural, and legal texts to investigate the space and the concept of home seen queerly. It will focus primarily on an Anglo-American context, though papers from the broader Anglophone world will be considered.