Servants’ Labor in the Making of American Identity and Culture
The Global Souths conference is a three‐day, interdisciplinary conference that aims to
explore the connections between the U. S. South and the Global Souths. The South is
more than place. It is a point of connection, a nexus of ideas exceeding both
geographical and ideological boundaries. We invite all scholars and graduate students
in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to submit critical and creative proposals
that explore interactions with and responses to an increasingly globalized world.
The conference organizers welcome and encourage complete panel submissions as
well as individual paper abstract submissions. Creative submissions related to the
conference theme are also welcome.
Following a successful first round of the BSECS Postgraduate & Early-Career Seminar Series, the postgraduate reps are happy to announce the call for papers for a second round, commencing January 2021. Abstracts are invited for either a 3-minute lightning talk or 15-minute paper.
Seminars take place on the last Thursday of the month. Two papers are presented per seminar, with Q&A to follow. Lightning talks will be held on January 28th.
Papers on any topics related to the long eighteenth century, across all disciplines, are welcome.
This panel invites discussion on how poets have negotiated the construction of publics and counterpublics in our loosely defined contemporary moment. While writers have long been interested in the genre’s ability to foment and critique the production of virtual and actual modes of togetherness, we aim to address poetry’s engagements with collectivity after the rise of mass media and the opening up of political and aesthetic representation to diverse identities and electorates that defined the postwar period in the United States. What kinds of social bodies can texts and politics produce in this realm? What does the study of poetry reveal about historical shifts in the ways collectivity gets experienced and conceptualized?
Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST): Special Issue on Asian American StudiesGuest edited by Nina Ha, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia In Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, Cathy Park Hong writes: “In the popular imagination, Asian Americans inhabit a vague purgatorial status: not white enough nor black enough; distrusted by African Americans, ignored by whites, unless we’re being used by whites to keep the black man down. … We have a content problem.
We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.11 No.1 that will be published on January 31, 2021. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 11(1), please submit your manuscript by November 15, 2020.
About the Journal
Close to 8 million people worldwide have contracted Covid-19. 1 million have died. In the United States alone, over 200,000 have succumbed to this deadly virus, and counting. With no end to the pandemic in sight, the "new normal" involves lockdowns, social distancing, face masks, fear, and political strife.
Updated Call for Papers: Situations International Conference 2021
(Hybrid Online/Offline Conference)
Between Asia and Europe:
Whither Comparative Cultural Studies?
University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia May 21-22, 2021
CFP: Letters from Black Faculty
This collection seeks unfiltered, unedited letters from Black academics, intellectuals, and faculty activists that address structural racism and individual experience in the academy, and the tenuous divide between the professional, the political, and the personal. What we are looking for are those letters sent to department heads, college administrators, fellow faculty and trustees that have as their goal holding institutions to their words when they say that “Black Lives Matter”.
The Medieval Studies Program at Cornell University is pleased to announce its thirty-first annual graduate student colloquium (MSSC). The conference will take place on the 26th and the 27th of March, to be held virtually over Zoom.
This year’s colloquium focuses on the theme of movement. Movement denotes the movement of peoples, cultures, thoughts and goods, the migration of plants and of animals. What happens to movement when it is frozen in stone (the swoop of hair across a person’s face in a marble statue)? How does an idea change when it is translated from one language to another? We are interested in movement defined broadly and represented across a range of disciplines.
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society (http://www.fscottfitzgeraldsociety.org/ ) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2021 American Literature Association in Boston, Massachusetts, 27-30 May 2021.
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society invites proposals for papers examining any aspect of Fitzgerald’s life and work that provides fresh insights.
Overview: In 2010, Cartoon Network debuted a new animated series called Adventure Time, and within just a few short years, the show had become both a pop culture phenomenon and a critical darling; perhaps this reception is best exemplified by the words of the George Foster Peabody Awards Board of Jurors, which praised the show for “subtly teach[ing] lessons about growing up, accepting responsibility, and becoming who you’re meant to be.” But despite this admiration, not many works of scholarship have looked at the show through a critical lens.
After the success of the Folk Horror in the Twenty First Century conference hosted by Falmouth University, we are holding another related conference in 2021.
We are aiming to have a face to face conference at the beautiful Falmouth Campus in Cornwall. With sub-tropical gardens and the beach nearby, there will be a ‘Welcome to Dark Falmouth’ cemetery walk above the lovely Swanpool lake, an art exhibition, a gig and street food in place of the more usual staid conference dinner. If we’re going to beat Covid we want to do it in style!*
Call for Papers
Special Latin American Issue of Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures
Guest Editor: João Cezar de Castro Rocha (Full Professor of Comparative Literature at State University of Rio de Janeiro—UERJ)
Announcing Aesthetics: The Film Poster as Intertextual Formation in Theory and Practice
Call for papersDOC On-line n. 29 (for march 2011 edition)
The Thematic Dossier will have as theme: Pandemic / confinement / isolation
This "thematic dossier" for the edition 29 intends to publish articles that focus on the connection between documentary and the pandemic and confinement. Although the focus is on the current nonfiction production, the editors also intend to cover past or present nonfiction films that adress isolation caused either by ideological, political, economic or cultural issues.
Deadline: December 11, 2020. Notifications: January 2021.
This edited collection entitled Servants' Labor in the Making of American Identity and Culture isseeking essays from interested contributors. The study would demonstrate how the labor of foreign and imported domestic servants have contributed to the formation of US citizenship identity. The focus of the collection is twofold: to historicize the master-servant and/or mistress-maid narrative within the discourse of citizenship identity and to engage with literary texts that highlight how the concept of neoliberal citizenship is reliant on extortion of labor of non-citizens, who serve as the maids, nannies, caregivers, and housekeepers, within the domestic terrain.
For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 42nd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/
The American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association invites submissions for our National Conference, to be held June 2-5, 2021 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA.
From Nebraska to Pittsburgh and New York, Willa Cather’s career as a writer was—and has been, even since her death in 1947—inextricably intertwined with various popular print forms. This conference will focus on the intersections of Cather’s life and writings with newspapers and magazines. Cather sometimes disparaged periodicals by hinting to friends and colleagues that she reluctantly published her work in them only to support her more serious writing, yet she understood very well their importance to a writer’s standing in American culture during her lifetime.
Newton and modern science, especially Mathematics and Physics, have completely changed the concepts of space and movement. Unlike other thinkers of that century, among whom Immanuel Kant stands for his remarkable thought, the new concepts of space and movement don’t seem to have influenced Diderot’s thinking effectively.
“Climate change,” as former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson so astutely notes, “requires a feminist solution.” Global heating is causing rising sea levels, extreme weather events, and the circulation of new pathogens. It impacts economically, socially, and politically marginalized people and communities most severely. Women and children, the majority of the world’s poor, are already disproportionately burdened by its effects. In the Global North, the climate breakdown compounds the environmental racism that many communities of color already experience.
The Enlightenment has long been understood as a break from past practices and traditions, as a period in which reason, science, progress, secularization were invented. Instead, we seek to understand the Enlightenment and the values identified with it not as rejections of the past or sudden revolutions in thought, but as reconsiderations of earlier ways of knowing. These instances of repurposing include both translations of older sources and traditional thought practices into new contexts as well as the proliferation, amplification, and replication of eighteenth-century ideas.
Call for Proposals: Essays for Neo-medievalism Media in the New Millennium
International Scholars Journal of Arts and Social Science Research (ISJASSR) invites well researched articles for publication in its November edition.
The Journal is currently indexed in online scholarly databases like ICI World of Journals, Google Scholar etc.
ISJASSR is devoted to promoting scholarship in the Arts and Social Sciences by extending the reach of research on any topic within the disciplines. Articles which explore relevance of any of the arts disciplines to modern economies will be published in the November Issue free of charge.
Articles should be submitted in MS Word format
Authors must use either APA or MLA referencing style
CALL FOR PAPERS: GRATEFUL DEAD DIVISION
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION 2021 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Boston Marriot Copley Place
June 2-5, 2021
For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org
DEADLINE: November 16, 2020
The Grateful Dead area invites scholars from all disciplines to join us for our first meeting in Boston 2021!
Academics, professionals, and graduate students are all encouraged to submit proposals for papers, sessions, discussion panels, and special sessions on any aspect of the Grateful Dead and their associated contexts.
Thinking through the Local: New Directions in Korean Aesthetics
Session Chairs: Dr. Hyeryung Hwang (Cal Poly Pomona) & Dr. Na-rae Kim (U of Connecticut)
Sindhu: Southasian INter-Disciplinary HUmanities
A Concept Note
Popular culture scholars often refer to a 40-year cycle of nostalgia, and so it is not surprising that there has been a recent wave of movies and television shows set in the 1980s. The Netflix series Stranger Things, the film IT: Chapter One, the interactive film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, and the ninth season of American Horror Story, titled “1984,” all provide prominent examples of recent texts that have used the semantic texture of the 1980s as a dramatic setting. These examples of ’80s horror suggest a contemporary apprehension of an undercurrent of demonic violence that undergirds the glittering fads, suburban affluence, and Reaganite yuppieism associated with the 1980s, even as they suggest parallels between Re