We are a lively academic collective interested in investigating the articulation of the numerous and heterogeneous representations which have been constructing images of the US. Our research delves into how the US—their history, society, and diverse cultures—have been represented in popular media and cultural creations. Our blog aims at providing a collaborative, engaging, and fair environment for any interested scholar, promoting the sharing of knowledge, experience, and ideas across disciplines and thematic fields. We’re also working to foster a stimulating space for early career researchers and postgraduate students in North American studies, thus we’ll warmly welcome their proposals as well.
* DEADLINE EXTENSION * Send your abstracts by 15 January 2021
Abstract proposals for 20-minute paper presentations are invited for a two-day virtual conference hosted by Ataturk University in Erzurum, Turkey. This international conference on pandemic and its representations in literature will be held on 26-27 March 2021.
CFP: The Sovereign Erotic
42nd American Indian Workshop in association with Transmotion journal
12-17 July 2021
Conference to take place online
Proposals are invited for the 41st annual AIW conference, organized by European University Cyprus in association with Transmotion journal, to be held from 12-17 July 2021. Papers are, as always, welcome on any topic in any discipline, though distinct priority will be given to papers that speak to the conference theme. Following the conference, a special issue of Transmotion will be dedicated to articles developed from papers presented at this event.
Midwest Regional African American Studies Biennial Conference
Call for Papers
Antiracism: Centering the Voices of Black Women
The Ball State African American Studies program, Teachers College, and the Office of Inclusive Excellence are pleased to announce the 1st Midwest Regional African American Studies Biennial Conference taking place virtually March 12-13, 2021. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Irma McClaurin, founder of the Irma McClaurin Black Feminist Archive.
In their chilling study “Listening to Black Women and Girls: Lived Experiences of Adultification Bias,” Jamilia J. Blake and Rebecca Epstein conclude “that adults perceive Black girls as less innocent than white girls as young as 5-9 years old.” While Blake and Epstein centralize Black girlhood, this adultification bias similarly affects Black boys and other children of color. Children of color’s perception as ‘more adult’ than their white peers does not imbue them with any agency or power, rather, it divests them of childhood, at least within childhood’s contemporary definitions. Yet, these contemporary definitions of childhood are grounded in whiteness and white privilege.
Part of the Critical Companion to Popular Directors series edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna
Open Call for Papers, Issue 6.2 (Winter 2021)
Call for Papers/Panels
Society for Animation Studies 32nd Annual Conference
Online Conference, June 14-18, 2021
*Applicants whose proposals were accepted for the 2020 conference see below*
Proposal Submission Deadline: March 1, 2021
After postponing its 2020 conference, the Society for Animation Studies is pleased to invite panel and paper proposals for its 32nd annual conference. The conference organizing team has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and is now planning a completely virtual online conference.
All animation-related proposals will be considered, but applicants are encouraged to consider addressing the theme “Animate Energies” in their proposal.
“Through the Pen of Others: Nineteenth-Century Views of Revolutionary Greece”
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 8-11 DECEMBER 2021.
The deadline for proposals has just been extended to 28/2/21.
Conference Website: https://conferences.uoa.gr/e/ellada200flsekpa
Monsters in/of Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture (virtual session)
Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association for the Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association
Session planned for the 2021 National Conference of the Popular Culture Association, virtual event, 2-5 June 2021
New Literaria Journal- An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
(Vol. 2, No. 1, Jan- February, 2021)
We are having papers for our January- February Issue on broad areas:
118th PAMLA ConferenceLas Vegas, Nevada | November 11-14, 2021Sahara Las Vegas Hotel
"Troubling Topics, Sacred Texts": Sacred texts continue to inspire a diversity of scholarship that seeks to transform the ancient into the contemporary, the remote into the immediate, and the distant into the visceral experience. At the same time, the texts confront a plethora of troubling topics. Reflecting the spirit of comparative studies in religion seriously engaging two or more religious traditions around a common topic and the recent publication of Troubling Topics, Sacred Texts: Readings in Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Qur’an (De Gruyter 2021), this panel focuses attention on how not only sacred texts themselves but their religious inflections function to manage, signify, and negotiate the most troubling of topics.
Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition.
Submissions to both the general section and the Forum should be between 3000 and 6000 words (not including the bibliography). All submissions should be double-spaced, written in English, and formatted according to the most recent MLA guidelines. Submissions should be uploaded as MS Word files through our website and online submission system. (https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/criterion/)
CFP: “Art and Aesthetics in Pandemic Time”, 61 (2/2021) Paper submission date extension
Editors: Ineta Kivle (University of Latvia, Riga), Dominika Czakon (Jagiellonian University in Kraków), Natalia Anna Michna (Jagiellonian University in Kraków).
Due to the large number of request we have extended the deadline for full paper submissions to the issue “Art and Aesthetics in Pandemic Time”, 61 (2/2021). All Authors who have not yet submitted their manuscripts are invited to submit up to February 20, 2021.
Germany and Beyond
Bad Wörishofen, Germany
25-27 October 2021
An international conference organised by the
Katherine Mansfield Society
Hosted by the Bad Wörishofen Mayorality
and Tourist and Spa Bureau
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
CALL FOR PAPERS
is seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled:
The Mother and the Insurmountable: Mothering Children with Psychological, Neurological and Emotional Disorders
Editors: Mary Bronstein and Lorrinda Peterson
Deadline for Abstracts: March 20, 2021
Call for papers CRITICAL HERMENEUTICS: BIANNUAL INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY
Vol. 5, n.1, June 2021
Emilio Betti : A Humanist between Law and Philosophy
Editors: Gaspare Mura, Angelo Antonio Cervati and Vinicio Busacchi
Emilio Betti was not only one of the greatest Romanists and jurists of the contemporary era, but a historian and philosopher.
Rebels and Revels: A Virtual Symposium on the Theatre of the Middle East
A Virtual Symposium held throughout April 2021:
Sponsored by The International Program for Creative Collaboration and Research of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland
Thursday afternoons, April, 2021
Deadline for submission of 350 word abstracts and proposals February 1, 2021.
Aims of the conference
Call for Papers for Women in French
2021 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention
November 4-7, 2021
I am pleased to announce the Call for Papers for WIF at the 2021 MMLA Convention (November 4-7 in Milwaukee, WI). Since the 2020 MMLA Convention was cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic, the organizers have retained the 2020 theme for 2021: “Cultures of Collectivity.”
HBO’s recent series Lovecraft Country takes up the monsters of H. P. Lovecraft’s universe, but flips the script to make the heroes an African-American cast battling various demons in the Jim Crow era. Arguably, the show aimed at a re-appropriation or détournement of the pulp legend’s troubling racism, but critics seem divided on the show’s success. In Dr.
Working Title of the Volume: Wings, Wonders, and Warriors: Dragons in Children’s Literature and Graphic Novels
As the popularity of mythical creatures in films and literature grows, there is one creature that remains prominent: the dragon. Dragons have become most visible recently in the cinematic versions of The Hobbit and in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones Series). However, there are other films, such as Dragonslayer (1981), Reign of Fire (2002), Dragonheart (1996), and the How to Train Your Dragon series (2010-2019), and numerous adult and children’s literature series that feature dragons.
This edited collection, “A Hero Will Endure”: Essays at the Twentieth Anniversary of Gladiator, still needs at least one essay on Juba. Any new critical or pop cultural perspectives will be considered.
The essay would need to have a quick turnaround time. The entire collection needs to be complete no later than March 2021, so abstract proposals submitted before the CFP deadline will receive a fast response.
A first draft deadline of February 10, 2021 is ideal. Essays will use Chicago style endnotes and should be 5,000 to 7,000 words.
For abstract submissions or questions, please email Rachel L. Carazo at email@example.com.
ChLA Non-Guaranteed Session
Anima Mundi: Finding our Shared Ecological Experience in Non-environmental Children’s Literature
Crossings: A Journal of English Studies is an annual double-blind peer-reviewed journal of scholarly articles and book reviews. Crossings invites contributions in the fields of language, applied linguistics, literature, and culture from scholars and researchers mainly affiliated with higher education.
Contributions should not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Each contribution is submitted to at least one reader on a panel of reviewers and only those articles recommended by the reviewer will be considered for publication. Reviews may take four to six months to complete after the submission deadline.
Crossings does not accept student papers or creative writing.
Call for Papers
The Latina/o/x Literature & Culture Society
of the American Literature Association
32nd Annual Conference: May 27-30, 2021
Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA
Deadline: January 31, 2020
The University of St. Thomas Art History, English, Museum Studies, and Creative Writing & Publishing graduate programs will host a virtual interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 23, 2021. While papers addressing any aspect of literature, film, art history, architecture, museum studies, new media, and cultural studies will be considered, the graduate programs particularly welcome proposals for papers exploring the conference theme across all time periods, media, and geographical regions. We are also seeking creative writers to read original work related to the conference theme.