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The Tunnel at 25 Project

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:17pm
Ted Morrissey
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

William H. Gass’s magnum Opus The Tunnel turns 25 in 2020, and it’s been just over fifty years since parts of the novel began appearing in print in 1969; thus, it may be an appropriate time to reassess Gass’s massive work, which was met with a wide range of reactions when it came out in 1995, from effusive praise to bewilderment to outright hostility.

The primary goal of this project is to direct attention to The Tunnel, which has become one of those great books (no matter how one defines great) which is rarely read. In fact, on April 9, 2020, Lithub.com published a list of “The 50 Best Contemporary Novels over 500 Pages” – “Long Books, Worth Your Time” – and The Tunnel was not among them.

Americana: Call for Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:16pm
Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Americana invites submissions in Media Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Women's Studies, and American history etc. -- especially as it pertains to Americana popular culture, 1900 to present.

DEADLINE: 1 June 2020 for the Spring 2020 edition of Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present -- published late June/early July 2020

We welcome a variety of critical approaches on subject matter such as film, television, streaming shows, YouTube shows/channels, sports, bestsellers, venues, fashion, emerging popular culture trends, pop culture and technology, music, politics, style, quarantine, COVID-19, and other related topics.

Call for Chapters, Edited Book

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:15pm
Hager Ben Driss
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

 

I am pulling together an Edited Collection called Mobilizing Narratives: Narrating (Im)Mobility Injustice.  I would like to invite you to consider submitting a chapter.

 

Designing the Self

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:14pm
Humanities Graduate Student Association, York University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 30, 2020

Humans navigate personal and social relationships in the world through self-definition. Human nature is a capacious concept; one that has been challenged by diverse cultural revolutions in history. Today, as we stand at the crossroads of the human and the digital, technologies force us to reflect on how we view, create, and alter our selves through multiple media. As we enter the age of new media, and algorithms, the interpretations, perceptions, and representations of the self are continuously altered, while our identities become more fragile multiple and fluid.

 

Special Issue: Interviews with Latin American Women Filmmakers

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:14pm
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities solicits submissions for a special issue on Latin American women filmmakers, guest edited by Nora Glickman (CUNY) and Patricia Nuriel (Wofford College).

Over the past four decades the increasing number of women film directors in Latin America has provided a substantial contribution to the field of world cinematography, adding original perspectives that deconstruct conventional conceptions on filmmaking. Their work sheds light across a vast spectrum of themes such as inquiries of history and memory, denunciation of dictatorships, condemnation of violence against minorities and the environment, and exploration of female sexuality.

From Memory to Marriage: The Achieve, Political Agency and the Advance of LGBTQ Rights in America

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:13pm
European Journal of American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

Final Dedaline: May 15

Note: Due to the Corona-Virus I extended the deadline or submissions of abstracts until May 15. I have head from many of you and understand that all of our lives have been challenged.  I sincerely hope that the May 15 deadline allows for all interested to prepare abstracts.

 

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Annotated Bibliographies: Afrofuturism and The Black Fantastic

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:13pm
Third Stone
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Third Stone, a journal devoted to Afrofuturism and its forms, seeks submissions to build a comprehensive annotated bibliography of source material on the Black fantastic, including traditional print sources (books, magazines, journal articles, newspapers, and reviews) and digital media (audio, video, film, and websites).

Call for Book Proposals: Environment and Religion

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 11:37am
Gabrie'l J. Atchison/ Lexington Books
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Call for Book Proposals: Environment and Religion

deadline for submissions: 

August 15th, 2020

full name / name of organization: Series Editor: Gabrie’l J. Atchison, SUNY College at Brockport, USA
contact email: atchison71@gmail.com

Environment and Religion in Feminist-Womanist, Queer, and Indigenous Perspectives

Call for Papers: Transmotion Special Issue: Transgender, Two-Spirit and Nonbinary Indigenous Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 10:11am
Danne Jobin / University of Kent
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Transmotion is seeking submissions on the theme of Transgender, Two-Spirit and Nonbinary Indigenous Literature. In the past decade, an increasing number of transgender Indigenous writers have been published, especially in the settler state known as Canada, such as Gwen Benaway, Arielle Twist, and Smokii Sumac. In the United States, writers like Luna Merbruja, Janet Mock, and Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi have received attention as transgender writers but less attention within Indigenous studies.

Poetics at New College of California: "The Roots and Routes of Making Poems"

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 10:11am
panel at PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Poetics program at New College of California (ca. 1980-2000s) was a distinctly alien presence among graduate-level academic programs in North America. Focused solely upon the study of poetry, it offered a truly alternative approach to that found in more traditional academic settings. Throughout the program's history few of its faculty possessed much beyond an M.A.

Update: Literary Monsters - SAMLA - November 13-15, 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 12:05pm
Tracie Provost / Middle Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 22, 2020

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters."  Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books.  Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. They are Other. They are Us. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications. 

 

Update: Speculative Fiction - SAMLA - November 13-15, 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 12:05pm
Mert Gareis / Middle Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 22, 2020

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres.  The cohesive element that pulls works together under the category is that there is some “unrealistic” element, whether it’s magical, supernatural, or a futuristic/technological development: works that fall into the category stray from conventional realism in some way.   For this reason, speculative fiction can be quite broad, including everything from fantasy and magical realism to horror and science fiction—from China Miéville to Margaret Atwood to Philip K. Dick. This panel aims to explore those unrealistic elements and all their varied implications about society, politics, economics, and more.   

Feminist Detection in Contemporary Literature, Media, and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 10:40am
Meghan Gilbert-Hickey, Sara K. Day, Sonya Sawyer Fritz
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Detective fiction has historically been dominated by male individuals who represent a raced, classed, and gendered form of knowledge. From Sherlock Holmes to twentieth-century figures such as Hercule Poirot and Sam Spade, the iconic detective has traditionally been embodied by a white man, with characteristics that echo Anglo-European colonialist discourse: the detective deduces, discovers, pursues, and reveals; he is full of agency and reason, bringing meaning and order to darkness and mystery.

[UPDATE] Journal of Dracula Studies

updated: 
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 5:37pm
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr/Transylvanian Society of Dracula
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 1, 2020

CFP, fall 2021 Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research: Undergraduate Research and Climate Change

updated: 
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 12:24pm
Elizabeth Foxwell / Council on Undergraduate Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 27, 2020

Climate change is the existential crisis of this century, affecting biodiversity, ecosystems, and all aspects of human life. This is a topic of enormous breadth, complexity, and particular urgency with respect to knowledge, innovation, collaboration, advocacy, and activism. The fall 2021 issue of the peer-reviewed Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) will explore the broad and impactful work of undergraduate research in the context of climate change. Are there particular models of collaborative research vital for this work? Are there particular challenges associated with the interdisciplinary demands of the interrelated impacts of climate change?

Imagining inclusive communities in European culture / Imaginer des communautés inclusives dans la culture européenne / Immaginare comunità inclusive nella cultura europea

updated: 
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 11:04am
University of Rome "La Sapienza"
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

 NEW DEADLINE 

Imagining inclusive communities in European culture / Imaginer des communautés inclusives dans la culture européenne / Immaginare comunità inclusive nella cultura europea.

 

European Society of Comparative Literature/Société Européenne de Littérature Comparée (ESCL/SELC)

9th Congress/9ème Congrès

Rome, 6th-10th September 2021

Earth(ly) Matters

updated: 
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 6:18am
Sheffield Hallam University Postgrad Research Students' Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 12, 2020

It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what descriptions describe descriptions, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories.

– Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble

Southern Literature and Scandal (SAMLA) [deadline extended]

updated: 
Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 5:08pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

[Deadline Extended] The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on topics relevant to the SAMLA 92 conference theme: “Scandal! Literature & Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts.” The works explored may be from any ‘literary’ medium including poetry, prose, film, or video games, and explore concepts of scandal, rebellion, resistance, creation, liminality, or precarity relative to the South[s]. We especially welcome papers that focus on the intersections of the South and lines of identity including race, ethnicity, gender, and class.

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present

updated: 
Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 3:54pm
Americana
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Americana invites submissions in Media Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Women's Studies, and American history etc. -- especially as it pertains to Americana popular culture, 1900 to present.

DEADLINE: 1 June 2020 for the Spring 2020 edition of Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present -- published late June/early July 2020.

We welcome a variety of critical approaches on subject matter such as film, television, streaming shows, YouTube shows/channels, sports, bestsellers, venues, fashion, emerging popular culture trends, pop culture and technology, music, politics, style, quarantine, COVID-19, and other related topics.

9th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture “Risk and Safety” June 2021

updated: 
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 5:05pm
University of Białystok (Poland) and Çankaya University (Turkey)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We must sadly confirm the rescheduling of the 9th International Conference on Language, Literature and Culture and Crossroads III Conference due to the ongoing COVID-19 developments. While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests and community very seriously.

Having spent the past few months preparing for the conference we are genuinely upset and disappointed not to be able to host you at this time. We want to thank you for your interest in our event and we fully intend to host it in June 2021. Your registration will automatically be applied to the rescheduled event. We will get back to you with more information on specific dates in the nearest future.

52nd Annual Convention

updated: 
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 10:13am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 8, 2020

Session proposals due by new extended deadline, Friday, May 8, 2020, at cfplist.com/nemla. For more information, please visit buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/session or email support@nemla.org. NeMLA's 52nd Annual Convention is slated to take place March 11 to 14, 2021, and we hope that by then we will all be able to participate in our friendly convention in beautiful Philadelphia, the "Birthplace of America," steps from Independence Hall. Circumstances permitting, important work awaits us in re-shaping the humanities for ourselves, our constituents, and our broader communities.

MMLA African American Literature Permanent Section

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 10:37pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Identity and Liminality in African American Literature

This panel seeks presentations about the proclivity of African American racial space. That is, this panel is interested in when and where conceptions of spatial race formalities are conducted. We can think of “space” as time, place, and movement—the constant liminal changing of identities. This panel invites abstracts, of no more than 250 words, for presentations on African American literature at the Midwest Modern Language Association conference. Some topics might include:

Eudora Welty’s Spectacle of Scandal

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:19pm
Eudora Welty's Society @ South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

Guy Debord examined the spectacle through the Marxist lens and discerned that the spectacle draws the public gaze through a collection of images that contain signs that feed on and feed the socially dominant ideology. In other words, spectacles perpetuate the images the ruling class produces to subjugate and degrade. Thus, spectacles are discourses about the ruling class—"a self-portrait of power” (Debord, Society of the Spectacle).  A scandal is a spectacle that violates the social norms of the ruling class, even as it draws the public gaze through sensationalizing the social transgression.

Flying University Network 2020 Winter Scholars' Conference

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:19pm
Flying University Network
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Continuity in Education: Coming to Terms with COVID-19

At a glance

  • Event Date:November 13, 2020
  • Louisiana State University in Shreveport
  • 15 minute presentations
  • $1000 1st place, $500 2nd place, $250 3rd place
  • $250 logo design contest
  • Submission Deadline: 15 September, 2020
  • Invitations Announced: 01 October, 2015
  • Selections for new, free academic journal: The Beast

How did the Coronavirus impact education? 

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