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Making Lit Lit: Forging Connections Between Student Experiences and Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:19am
Chris Jacobs
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel at the 2021 NeMLA convention in Philadelphia, "Making Lit Lit: Forging Connections Between Student Experiences and Literature," will consider how to apply current pedagogical best practices to make literature and culture classes more relevant and engaging, and as a result, more fruitful.
 Presentations--which do not have to be read papers--can be on pedagogical innovations that have been researched and/or implemented in the literature and culture classroom, as well as on applied linguistics or other pedagogical studies that were not specifically on the teaching of literature and culture but could be applied to it (such as those on motivation/investment, needs analysis, TBLT, project-based learning, etc.).

GROWING UP IN LATIN AMERICA - EDITED VOLUME CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:18am
Marco Ramirez / Lehman College CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 30, 2020

Growing up in Latin America is an experience that has been marked by constant negotiations with precarity, (post)coloniality and multiple forms of violence. Numerous literary and audiovisual productions have drawn attention to this issue, which has also elicited significant academic interest. In this edited volume, we invite critical examinations of 20th and 21stcenturies coming-of-age narratives and Bildungsroman dealing with bi-cultural or multi-cultural identities, picaresque and heterodox processes of learning, non hetero-normative sexualities, as well as other alternative processes of development and growth.

Growing up in Latin America: Narratives of Precarity, Postcolonialism, Violence

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:18am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The experience of growing up in Latin America for the past two centuries has been marked by constant negotiations with precarity, postcoloniality and multiple forms of violence. Numerous literary and audiovisual productions have drawn attention to this issue. In this session, we invite critical examinations of coming-of-age narratives and bildungsroman dealing with bi-cultural or multi-cultural identities, picaresque and heterodox processes of learning, non hetero-normative sexualities, as well as other alternative processes of development and growth.

Latin American Cosmopolitanisms: Vernacular, Ethical, and Ecological Views of Globality

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:18am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The question of cosmopolitanism has been crucial to the literatures of Latin America during the 20th and 21st centuries. At the turn of the past century modernistas and vanguardistas proposed innovative views of cultural cosmopolitanism that traced the geopolitical shifts of the continent. Later, as Magical Realism became a global phenomenon, this originally Latin American aesthetics would come to be celebrated as the literary language of the postcolonial world (Bhabha).

Ọyẹ: Journal of Language, Literature and Popular Culture Vol. 2. No. 2 Special Edition: Ekiti

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 9:22am
Ọyẹ: Journal of Language, Literature and Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 2, 2020

Ọyẹ: Journal of Language, Literature and Popular Culture is an academic journal domiciled in the Department of English and Literary Studies of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. It seeks to publish insightful research from established and emerging scholars on all aspects of English Language, Literature and Popular Culture, especially as they relate to Africa and to the Black Diaspora.

For its third edition which will be published in December 2020, Ọyẹ will be focusing on the language, literature and popular culture of Ekiti State.

We are especially interested in submissions with an interdisciplinary focus. Papers might examine, but are not limited to the following issues:

Montage of a Dream Deferred: Projecting Langston Hughes's Vision During Covid-19: A Special Issue of The Langston Hughes Review

updated: 
Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 10:34pm
The Langston Hughes Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Recently, in an epic #Verzuz battle organized by producer Swizz Beatz and rapper-producer Timbaland, the Grammy-Award winning singers Erykah Badu and Jill Scott appeared on Instagram live. Therein Scott invoked Langston Hughes as an inspirational artist, pointing to the poet’s continued popularity in the twenty-first century, especially during #Covid19. For countless African Americans, the death tolls from the virus, inadequate health care, unemployment, and white supremacist bigotry epitomize Hughes’s notion of the dream deferred. Video footage released May 26, 2020, showed officer Derek Chauvin of the Minneapolis Police Department kneeling on Floyd’s neck for at least seven minutes in broad daylight. Floyd died afterward.

Representations of Refugee, Migrant, and Displaced Motherhood in a Global Context

updated: 
Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 4:21pm
Maria Lombard
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Call for Abstracts: Representations of Refugee, Migrant, and Displaced Motherhood in a Global Context

Seeking abstracts or unpublished chapters looking at literary accounts of Latina and/or Indigenous motherhood experiences in the context of migration and displacement to fill a gap in scholarly edited collection. 

 

Please submit a 250-400 word abstract of your chapter and a 50-word bio by June 20, 2019.

 

Accepted and complete chapters due 15 August 2019 (6,000 words maximum with MLA format and references) 

 

'I See You, I Hear You': Teaching Agency and Empowerment in Times of Crisis

updated: 
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 1:18pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

This session proposes a re-examination of the undergraduate student writer's concept of agency during times of crisis. We aim to expand our critical understanding of what it means to teach students in a way that empowers, offers agency, and acknowledges the voice of the student during times of crisis, whether such crisis is a result of a global pandemic such as Covid-19, national issues such as police brutality, or the result of a personal struggle such as anxiety or loss and, thus, we welcome contributions that address agency, empowerment, and voice from a variety of academic perspectives.

CFP: PAMLA 2020 Special Session-Cyberpunk and the City (updated submission date)

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 5:12pm
Melanie A. Marotta, Morgan State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Call for Papers: Special Session-Cyberpunk and the City

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thurday November 12 to Sunday November 15, 2020, at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Conference Theme: "City of God, City of Destruction" (https://pamla.org/2020/conference-theme-city-god-city-destruction)

SAMLA 2020: The Harlem Renaissance at 100

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:15pm
Donovan Ramon (Kentucky State) and Clark Barwick (Indiana University, Bloomington)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Conference, November 13-15, 2020. Originally scheduled for Jacksonville, FL, and now will be fully online.

Muslims in America (extended deadline for panel)

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 12:57pm
Dr. Mahwash Shoaib / SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020

  Panel at the South Atlantic Modern Languages Association / SAMLA 92 Conference

This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, filmmakers, and visual artists.

The Covid 19 Pandemic: What this means for a Society, Culture and Nation

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 12:56pm
Damdama College,Guwahati
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 21, 2020

Articles in about 4000(four thousand words) are invited from faculties, academicians, scholars and activists for the inaugural issue of a peer reviewed journal called Social Currents. The issue will feature articles on the Covid-19 pandemic and what this means for a society, culture and nation. Have we learnt new lessons or should we go about doing what we always aspire and do-a technocracy irreverent to human history and its complex interlinking with the environment. While doctors and nurses are at the forefront of the battle against the pandemic, are we somehow ignoring the sanitation workers or such men and women who have been traditionally marginalized and do not figure in our ideas of societal growth?

Unmade Film and Television: Call for book proposals

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:52am
James Fenwick / Sheffield Hallam University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Unmade Film and Television:

Call for book proposals

Unmade Film and Television is a new book series with Intellect that explores unmade, unseen, and unreleased film and television from across the globe and from all time periods.

CFP for Special Issue of Situations (Fall 2021): Performing Translation

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:52am
Yonsei University, Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context

Special Issue for Fall 2021: Performing Translation

Call for Papers

 

The “Performing Translation” special issue of Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context brings together two keywords that have helped shape discourse on transnational cultural studies in the twenty-first century: performance and translation. Both concepts understand culture as fluid, shifting, and constantly on the move. Both are predicated on cultural encounter and exchange. Both performance and translation are iterative acts that challenge the notion of an original.

CFP: AMS-Southwest and Texas Music Library Association

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:52am
AMS-Southwest and Texas Music Library Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 10, 2020

The Joint Program Committee for the American Musicological Society Southwest Chapter and the Texas Music Library Association is accepting proposals for presentations to be given at our 2020 joint fall chapter meeting. The virtual meeting will take place as several sessions between Thursday, September 24 and Saturday, September 26, 2020.We welcome presentations about topics in musicology, music librarianship and related areas, with inclusion for diverse perspectives. Some proposed themes include, but are not limited to:

Cormac McCarthy and Theology

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:51am
Integrite: A Journal of Faith and Learning
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

Intégrité is a scholarly journal published biannually by the Faith and Learning Committee and the Humanities Division at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri. Published both online (www.mobap.edu/integrite) and in print, it welcomes essays for a special issue (Fall 2021) on “Cormac McCarthy and Theology.” Essays may explore the intersection of Christian theology and Cormac McCarthy’s life, creative writing and its literary adaptation. As a faith and learning journal, Intégrité also invites pedagogical essays that address teaching Christian theology and Cormac McCarthy’s work at faith-based institutions of higher learning.

Place and Space in Interwar Women’s Literature in English - Edited Collection

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:51am
University of Bedfordshire
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

CfP: Place and Space in Interwar Women’s Literature in English

 

Dr Nick Turner and Dr Nicola Darwood invite essays for an edited collection on the topic of place and space in fiction by interwar women writers in English. Topics may include, but are not restricted to:

 

Portrayal of the home

Homelessness and displacement

Boundaries and borders

Travel/movement

Mental space

Rural space/use of the pastoral

The city

The seaside, coast and liminal spaces

Geographical place

Public/private space

The relationships of genres (romance, crime, etc) to place and space

 

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR A NEW VOLUME: BUILDING BRIDGES AND CROSSING BORDERS: FROM INCARCERATION TO THE FRONT LINES OF JUSTICE

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:51am
Timothy Barnett
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Today, many thousands of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people are crossing borders and building bridges between communities as they fight against injustice and for alternatives to mass incarceration. This volume, edited by a collective of Northeastern Illinois University faculty and students, some either currently or formerly incarcerated, will tell the stories of these justice leaders.

Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy (update)

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:50am
ULICES/Messengers from the Stars Project
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Messengers from the Stars:

On Science Fiction and Fantasy

No. 5, 2020

Edited by: Matthew Hill

Co-edited by: João Félix

 

Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. The 2020 issue will be dedicated to the following theme:

Utopias, Dystopias, Ecotopias and Heterotopias

Covid and conflict: Local impacts and global questions

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:50am
International Journal of Conflict and Violence
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Call for papers

Covid and conflict: Local impacts and global questions

 

Coordinating Editor

Andres F. Rengifo

Rutgers University, School of Criminal Justice, NJ, United States

 

 

Autobiography Panel, 118th Annual PAMLA Conference

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:50am
PAMLA 2020 (Las Vegas, NV, Nov. 12-15)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

118th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV

Thursday, November 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020
Sahara Las Vegas Hotel
Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

*** Given concerns about the COVID-19 virus, organizers will be monitoring the situation as we continue planning for our conference in November.

PAMLA’s Autobiography panel is currently accepting submissions!

NeMLA 2021 Panel: Modernism and/in the Anglophone Novel

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:50am
Shun Yin Kiang / University of Central Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In A New Vocabulary for Global Modernism (2016), Eric Hayot and Rebecca L. Walkowitz call for thinking about modernism from a global perspective, in order to recover and examine “local instances of modernism...[with] the traces of world thinking and world imagining that both respond to...global pressures...and anticipate into being the structures of feeling that...shape the world we live in” (8-9).

Scandalous Spaces - SAMLA 92 (2020)

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:50am
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

SAMLA 92: Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts - November 13-15, 2020: Virtual Conference through Accelevents

 

Scandalous Spaces (Modernist Literature)

Pedagogy Pop Up (Textshop Experiments special issue)

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:49am
K. A. Wisniewski, Textshop Experiments
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Pedagogy Pop Up: a Textshop Experiments special issue

Guest Editors: Mari Ramler (Tennessee Tech University) and Dan Frank (UC Santa Barbara)

Due: July 1, 2020

(CFP: PAMLA 2020) Poetry and Poetics

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:48am
Toshiaki Komura / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Poetry and Poetics standing session at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) seeks abstract submissions exploring any aspect of poetry and poetics. We are open to paper topics that encompass a wide range of subgenres, time periods, and critical approaches; in particular, we are interested in papers that engage with the PAMLA special conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction."

Illness, Medicine, and Literature: The Significance of Storytelling in Healthcare Settings

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:48am
Reem EL Khalili/ NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

We tend to look at medicine and the arts & humanities as two separate entities unaware that they are similar. Medicine is affiliated with rationality while the arts & humanities are affiliated with emotions. As a result, a number of gaps exist between Medicine and Literature that need to be closed. In this session, I would like to expand upon the practice of storytelling in Healthcare settings and the ways in which it allows for a more patient-centered approach. I would also like to examine our roles as literature, language, and creative writing scholars in bridging the gaps between the two disciplines, attempting to improve the mental health of healthcare professionals through the act of writing, and contributing to a better healthcare system.

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