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Ethnic Studies and Youth Literature: A Critical Reader

updated: 
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 12:14pm
Dr. Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez/ LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

In the last ten years, youth literature, as a US institution, has had a major reckoning with its complicity in systemic racism and oppression. This reckoning has taken place in direct relationship to social justice movements such as Black Lives Matter, Me Too, and We Need Diverse Books, all of which are rooted in communities of color. For example, in my book, Side by Side: US Empire, Puerto Rico and the Roots of American Youth Literature and Culture (UP Mississippi, March 2021), I argue that the study of youth literature in the US was built on a purposeful separation from fields like Ethnic Studies. This was the case despite the fact that youth literature has always been rooted in multiracial, multilingual epistemologies.

DEADLINE APPROACHING: ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet

updated: 
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 11:05am
University of Edinburgh Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

DEADLINE APPROACHING - 5/31/2021

Call For Papers – ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet

We are seeking abstracts of 250-500 words for essays to be included in a book-length anthology on David Mamet to appear in late 2022. We have received a number of strong proposals already, but looking for a few more to add to the volume’s lineup. The intended scope of the work is to analyze Mamet’s unique position as an artist of note in both the theatre and the cinema, as well as his very specific ideas about dramatic structure, performance style, and economical visual storytelling. It will argue, for the first time, that Mamet’s film work is an essential, but underappreciated dimension of his artistic career.

The Feminist Playbook: Practical Instructions for Intersectional Pedagogy

updated: 
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 9:27am
Jessica McKee
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 21, 2021

We seek submissions for The Feminist Playbook: Classroom Activities for Intersectional Pedagogy­­—an edited book collection of  interdisciplinary, feminist lesson plans intended for any higher-eduction class where learning happens outside of the gender box. We are currently in discussion with Routledge and CRC press about publishing this professional resource for faculty and instructors teaching in colleges and universities. 

To this end, we are seeking proposals that describe an active learning lesson that ahderes to at least one tenent of feminist pedagogy:

(Online) MIGRATION, ADAPTATION AND MEMORY -4th International Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 6:06am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 23, 2021

17-18 June 2021 - ONLINE (via Zoom)

 

 

All details: https://www.migration-conference.info/

Deadline for proposals: 23 May 2021

 CFP: Migration, Adaptation and Memory 

How do we remember and represent our migration experiences? Who is involved in these processes? How does history remember these events? What helps migrants and societies to adapt? The significance of these and related questions have made their way into our daily lives, from the refugee crisis to policy decisions, individual psychotherapy to (re)building identities, communities, and memories. 

Romancing the Gothic - Talks on Gothic, Horror, the Supernatural and more

updated: 
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 3:01pm
Romancing the Gothic Project
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Romancing the Gothic is online education project which offers free classes on the Gothic, horror, folklore, queer literature, romance and hidden and dark histories. We are an interdiscplinary project with scholars taking part from many different fields (including art history, philosophy, literature, micro-biology, history and more) and from all over the world. We have a regular audience as well as open sign-ups. To find out more about the project - see the website - https://romancingthegothic.com

 

2021 Midwest PCA/ACA Annual Conference — Television Area *Deadline Extended*

updated: 
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 12:37pm
Cory Barker, Bradley University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

**Deadline extended**

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference — Television Area

Friday-Sunday, 7-10 October 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Westin Minneapolis

Address: Westin Minneapolis: 88 South 6th Street, Minneapolis MN 55402 Phone: (612) 333-4006

Call for book chapters Dark Romanticism: coloniality, class, race and gender outside Europe.

updated: 
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 4:40am
Dr Miguel Gaete
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Not so long ago, the links between Romanticism and vexed issues such as class, gender, or race, were barely explored within Romantic studies, despite that some Romantics embraced very eagerly what today sound like very unacceptable ideas such as the division of humankind into two primary racial groups:  the “culturally superior and beautiful Europeans” on the one hand, and the “Mongols”, namely “the ugly and inferior” Asians, Africans and Americans on the other.[1]

 

Literary Pathways through Female Sin to Sainthood.

updated: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 2:34pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association & University of Nevada Las Vegas
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

The following special session has been accepted for the 2021 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference being held at the University of Nevada Las Vegas November 11th through Sunday November 14, 2021. 

MAPACA: Gothic Studies

updated: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 9:46am
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association: Gothic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association is accepting proposals until July 15 for their 2021 virtual conference, Nov 10 - 13.

Thanatic Ethics: The Circulation of Bodies in Migratory Spaces - Workshop #2

updated: 
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:06pm
The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities (The Education University of Hong Kong), EMMA (University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3) and La Maison Française d’Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

A partnership between The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities (The Education University of Hong Kong), EMMA (University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3)

and La Maison Française d’Oxford

 

Venue: University Paul Valery Montpellier 3, France

Dates: September 29 to October 2, 2021

Language: English

Deadline for submitting proposals: 15 June 2021

Notification of acceptance: 15 July 2021

 

Project co-convenors:

From Literary Composition to Cinematic Adaptation: A Study of Indian Cinema through Popular Literature

updated: 
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:06pm
Dipak Giri
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Call for Paper on “From Literary Composition to Cinematic Adaptation: A Study of Indian Cinema through Popular Literature

Authentic, scholarly and unpublished research papers are invited from academics and writers for publication in an edited volume with ISBN. Authors are requested to strictly follow the submission guidelines mentioned herewith in their papers. Only electronic submission via email will be accepted for publication. The proposed title of the volume which is below, may subject to change:

 

From Literary Composition to Cinematic Adaptation: A Study of Indian Cinema through Popular Literature

Inside the Anthropocene: Critical Media Literacy & the SARS-CoV2 Pandemic

updated: 
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:06pm
Heather Palmer and Rebecca Jones
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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 Inside the Anthropocene: Critical Media Literacy & the SARS-CoV2 Pandemic 

SARS-CoV2 has created a global health emergency with real human cost that has also manifested as a media spectacle. This special issue will focus on the ways many different media platforms work as a kind of cultural pedagogy, a pedagogy that depends on the replication and distribution of certain forms of biopolitical power. 

Paper submission is open for Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language)

updated: 
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:06pm
Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2024

Novitas-ROYAL is open access, peer-reviewed, international journal of Children’s Research Center. It is devoted to promoting scholarly exchange among researchers who are academically interested in the education of youth with a focus on teaching, learning, acquisition, and use of second/foreign languages, any issues related to linguistics and language sciences, cultures, and literatures. The primary aim of the journal is to help accumulate knowledge of how foreign languages, cultures, and literatures have the potential to change the lives of students. The journal is only electronic (no print version). It is biannually published in April and October.

An International Webinar on South Asian Literature: Emerging Trends and Global Perspectives

updated: 
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:06pm
Department of English, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, West Bengal & Centre for Endangered Languages, SKB University in collaboration with Language Center, Green University of Bangladesh, Dhaka on 03/ 06/ 2021 – 04/ 06/ 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The geopolitical space called ‘South Asia’ has resulted in a literature that is the product of various forms of contact i.e. travel, pilgrimage, colonization, trade etc. Social movements and historical changes have triggered transformations globally and it reinvigorated the ongoing dialogue regarding the true interpretation of South Asian literature. Philosophers like Merleau Ponty (phenomenologist), Martin Buber (existentialist) or Bakhtin all helped in reconceptualised understanding of human relations and thereby, in turn leading to a greater understanding of South Asian literature from newer and emerging perspectives.

CFP - Journal of the Wooden O

updated: 
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:05pm
Dr. Stephanie Chamberlain/Journal of the Wooden O
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

The Journal of the Wooden O is a peer-reviewed academic publication focusing on Shakespeare studies. It is published annually by Southern Utah University Press in cooperation with the Gerald R. Sherratt Library and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

 

The editors invite papers on any topic related to Shakespeare, including Shakespearean texts, Shakespeare in performance, the adaptation of Shakespeare works (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare’s contemporaries.

 

Call For Papers: Working Class Culture | Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association Conference (MAPACA)

updated: 
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:05pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Working Class Culture
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association Annual Conference

November 10-13, 2021

A Virtual Conference

Working Class Culture
Area chair: Dr. Greg Bruno (Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York)

Working Class Culture welcomes papers/presentations that examine representations of the working class or labor in all areas of culture, including but not limited to art, literature, film, and the media. Research, critical, theoretical, or interdisciplinary approaches are equally encouraged.
 

Variations of the Metaphysical Detective Story in the French and Francophone World

updated: 
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 11:53am
Dr. Iziar de Miguel, City University of New York & Antoine Dechêne, Haute Ecole de la Province de Liège
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

CFP: Variations of the Metaphysical Detective Story in the French and Francophone World

A CUNY Manifold Ebook edited by Iziar de Miguel and Antoine Dechêne

 

Project description:

 

Call for Chapters: “Documentary Film in Latin America and the Caribbean: Theory and Practice”

updated: 
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 11:53am
Christopher L. Ballengee
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Call for Chapters:

“Documentary Film in Latin America and the Caribbean: Theory and Practice”

Edited by Christopher L. Ballengee

This interdisciplinary edited volume seeks to illuminate theoretical and practical perspectives on the production, reception, and analysis of ethnographic and documentary film in Latin America and the Caribbean. We invite scholars, critics, filmmakers, and other interested authors to submit proposals as outlined below. 

Fans, Fandoms, and Celebrity Studies for NEPCA 2021

updated: 
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 11:53am
Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

The Fan, Fandoms, and Celebrity Studies area encourages submissions that focus on interrogating the ideas and the ideals of fans and fandoms, and why we idolize celebrities. We welcome submissions from all theoretical and philosophical perspectives. We are open to submissions in any area of fan and celebrity studies including but not limited to:

Call for Chapters - Pastoral and Anti-Pastoral: Exploring the Representation of City and the Village in Literature ( DEADLINE EXTENDED to 21 May 2021)

updated: 
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 6:48am
Dr. Shubhanku Kochar/ Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and Dr. Neepa Sarkar/ Mount Carmel College, Bangalore
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 21, 2021

The Twentieth century saw the rapid development of the city and its impact on the socio-cultural fabric of nations manifested in the social and cultural ways of living. The city came to be represented as an urban wasteland and the loss and moving away from the pastoral was eulogised in many texts. These texts looked into the anonymity of the individual in the milieu of the city where the older closed bonds of the familiar rural community got replaced by the unfamiliar existence. The village was seen as an idyllic space nurturing the humans towards an organic and symbiotic coexistence and ways of living.

Call for Chapters | BOOK: Contemporary Translation Studies

updated: 
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 2:32am
CSMFL Translation Studies Series
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021

Call for Chapters | BOOK: Contemporary Translation Studies

The book is part of the Translation Studies Series and seeks to include quality works putting light on the contemporary form of ongoing advances in the domain of translation studies.

Editor: Dr. Tian Chuanmao, Director of the Centre for Translation Studies, Yangtze University, China.

Quality un-published works as chapters are invited to the book. The chapters should strictly be according to the coverage scope of the book.

Topics covered by the book

Topics covered by the book are (but not limited to):
Contemporary form of advances in:

International Comparative Literature in the Post-Pandemic Age: the Path and Ethics of Dialogue

updated: 
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 9:50am
Tsaiyi Wu/The Editorial Office of International Comparative Literature (Fudan University Press)/ Shanghai Normal University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 30, 2021

International Comparative Literature in the Post-Pandemic Age: 

the Path and Ethics of Dialogue 

An ICL Young Scholar Forum

2021 Series: Panel No. 1

 

Conference Time/Venue: Sep 3, 2021; a virtual conference

Deadline for Abstract Submission: May 30, 2021. 

Deadline for Full Paper Submission: July 31, 2021.

Contact Person: Tsaiyi Wu, tsaiwu@shnu.edu.cn

Organizer: The Editorial Office of International Comparative Literature

The South and Science Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 1:34pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

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 93rd Annual Conference from November 4-6, 2021 in Atlanta, GA. Papers may discuss any of the subgenres of science fiction, including alternate history, afrofuturism, 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, its history, culture, or locale intersects in some way.

Being Out of Place: Deconstructing Travel Narratives in Postcolonial Arab Literature(via Zoom)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 3:48pm
Department of Letters and Foreign Languages / University of 20th August 1955, Skikda, Algeria
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Conference Director

Dr. Soumaya Bouacida, University of 20th August 1955, Skikda, Algeria

Conférence Date:: 20 th Decembre, 2021

 

Keynote Speakers


-Dr. Robert Clarke is a senior lecturer in English studies, and Head of Discipline, English, in the school of Humanities at the University of Tasmania. He is the editor of several books and issues such as Celebrity Colonialism: Fame, Power and Representation in Colonial and Postcolonial Cultures(2009), “Travel and Celebrity Culture”(special issue in Postcolonial Studies), and The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing (2018)

International Conference on Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 12:29pm
GlobalKS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 11, 2021

the International Conference on Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts. Taking place on 25 – 27 June 2021 in Vienna, Austria, ICSHA aims to contribute to the future of social sciences and humanities and arts by bringing together leading scholars, academics, and researchers in the field.

Developed on the principles of open exchange of information and cross-border learning, this conference is designed to facilitate heated discussions and provide inspiration to the network that’s shaping the direction of one of the most important fields of social development.

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