The political narrative of immigration trends is that people are fleeing their countries to exploit American resources. Immigrants are generally depicted as violent, the cause of crime and job loss, not only in America but around the world. The undercover criminal narrative overshadows that of the risk-taker, willing to leave what is familiar to improve the life of his or her family. The stereotype of violent behavior overshadows the violence enacted upon them by their host countries which have put many immigrants in the situations they are in today. It is well documented that immigrants, and especially undocumented immigrants are less likely to commit crimes.
Call for Papers for the Dickens Society
2020 MMLA Conference
“Cultures of Collectivity”
November 5-8, 2020 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center
As a result of the delays and disruptions of the spring, the deadline for all MMLA submissions has been extended to May 31.
The Comparative Literature section of the MMLA invites proposals for papers that engage with this year's conference theme, "Cultures of Collectivity." Papers addressing the following suggested MMLA topics from a transnational, cross-cultural, and/or interdisciplinary perspective would be particularly relevant:
[Deadline Extended] 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 Annual Conference from November 13-15, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL. Papers may discuss any of the subgenres of science fiction, including alternate history, 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 is a central locale or focus of the work.
Due to the current circumstances, the deadline for submitting a paper for this panel has been extended to May 31.
Last year, when Fox canceled the television show Lucifer, a fan campaign to save the show resulted in Netflix picking it up for another season. This was not an isolated incident. Collectives of fans, gathering both online and in person, often influence the longevity, the content, the dispersal, and the afterlife of their favorite shows, games, songs, and other popular culture artifacts. In response to the conference theme “Cultures of Collectivity,” the popular culture permanent session invites papers that investigate how both planned and spontaneous groups appropriate or influence popular culture.
The International T.S. Eliot Society is accepting proposals for a panel at the 2020 Midwest MLA conference in Milwaukee, to be held November 5-8, 2020. Any proposal on a subject reasonably related to Eliot studies will be considered. Papers drawing from relatively recently released materials from The Complete Prose or Letters would be especially welcome. If you are interested in participating, please send abstract proposals (up to 250 words) to Professor Edward Upton (email@example.com). Please also forward a CV and brief biographical statement. Submissions must be received no later than May 31, 2020.
Call for Book Chapters on Environmental Racism and/or Literature of the Global South
The Anthropocene: Approaches and Contexts for Literature and the Humanities
Call for Papers. The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels both on Western animation and on anime for its 2020 Conference, to be held Friday-Sunday, 2-4 October 2020 at the Westin Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:
I am seeking paper presentations for this year’s English II (1800-1900) session at the Midwest Modern Language Association's conference in Milwaukee (November 5-8) that discuss the significance and dynamics of social class and class consciousness in the representations, production, consumption, and understanding of literature in 19th century Britain. Please send a 250-word abstract, and a brief C.V. and bio to Kevin Swafford at firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstract, C.V. and bio are due on June 15
According to the most recent gender report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) “disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and pandemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse” (COVID-19: A Gender Lens). The COVID-19 crisis has affected and continues to affect every aspect of our lives, raising anxieties, limiting spaces, and intensifying tension and conflict in different areas.
This MLA panel still needs a couple of submissions! Sponsored by the LLC Occitan Forum and CLCS Medieval Forum
Examines circulation of literary forms in the Latin east (lyric, romance, epic) and whether they provide culture continuity and support the construction of national identities.
Please send a brief abstract to Amy Vines at email@example.com by April 30, 2020!
We seek papers that explore all aspects of Children’s and Young Adult Literature, as well as those addressing the conference theme of cultures of collectivity. Considerations may be given to audience, race, technologies, body image, sexualities, disabilities, literacies, socioeconomics, immigration, rural/urban spaces, posthumanism, regionalism, and any other critical issues in children’s and young adult literature from any period and genre. Panel proposals are also welcome. The MMLA conference will take place in Milwaukee, WI November 4-8, 2020. Inquiries and/or abstracts of 250-300 words should be sent to Dr.
2020 MMLA Annual Convention: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
November 5-8, 2020
Creative Writing II: Poetry Permanent Section CFP
“Cultures of Collectivity: Community, Collaboration, and Poetic Practice”
Community and Collaboration in Native American Literature - MMLA Conference, November 5-8, Milwaukee, WI
In addressing the conference theme of “Cultures of Collectivity,” the Permanent Section on Native American Literature seeks proposals exploring collaboration and community building in a literary context. Possible topics may include analyses of representations of diverse communities or collective movements in literature by Native American authors. Discussions of author collaborations are also encouraged. Please send proposals of 200-300 words by April 5 to the panel chair, Kate Beutel, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline extended to May 31, 2020
Call for Traces
July 26–August 2, 2020
Location: World Wide Web/Local initiatives
The Nordic Summer University 2020 will take place in an adjusted format because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Invitation and Theme:
CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS
The Midwest Popular Culture Association is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. At this point, we intend for the conference to go ahead as planned in October. Please note that the deadline for registration is September 15. In the event that the conference is moved into a virtual setting, postponed, or canceled, we will notify you with how the organization will respond as soon as possible. Please check the MPCA website or follow MPCA on Twitter or Facebook for the latest information.
Fashion and Material Culture, MPCA/ACA
Travel is a vehicle for which to explore the condition of living, how our relationships to place shape us and our experiences, how our identities and political histories inform place, how power structures inform how we migrate (or don’t) and how that affects the places we pass through. --Bani Amor, “Getting Real About Decolonizing Travel Culture” (2017)
Literature Among the Ruins: Junky Humanities, Literary Garbage, and Textual Flotsam
Two-Part Conference Panel
Organizers: Dr. Craig Dionne and Dr. Meg Dobbins, Eastern Michigan University
Proposals are invited for a volume in the MLA's Approaches to Teaching World Literature series entitled Approaches to Teaching the Poetry of Robert Frost.
Essays in this volume could address teaching Frost's work by focusing on topics such as science, Darwinism and belief, gender relations/gender conflict, rural/urban life, politics, race/racism, traditional media/new media, the natural and/or the supernatural, the formal innovations Frost made with dramatic monologue, the sound of sense, or Frost's engagement with traditional verse forms. Contributors are invited to propose specific topics regardless of whether those topics relate to the examples mentioned above.
Contributions are invited for the 24th Volume (2020) of Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos.
Dates: October 8-10 2020
Place: Houston, TX
Digital Humanities Laboratories: Global Perspectives Editors: Urszula Pawlicka-Deger (Aalto University) and Christopher Thomson (University of Canterbury) CFP: A proposal for Routledge (Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities Series) What is a digital humanities lab? How can we study labs in/for the digital humanities critically? How can a digital humanities lab become involved with industry? What is the culture of digital humanities labs? How does the existence of a lab change a discipline and the humanities at large? How are infrastructure and technologies intertwined within knowledge production?
SONG of an ANCIENT EARTH - Advance Call for Papers and Proposals
Celebrating ancient and indigenous cultural traditions of sound in ritual and ceremonial use, including the latest scientific research in Archaeoacoustics. Song of an Ancient Earth will be an international "two-roomed", dual-faceted event, to unfold on the gulf coast of Florida somewhere between Tampa and Sarasota, this autumn or as soon thereafter as it is deemed safe to gather.
Extended Deadline Granted: Call for Proposals, SCMLA, Professional Writing Panel
Accepting professional writing proposals/abstracts for the extended deadline of April 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM central-eastern time. Call for Proposals are with the South Central Modern Language Association. Conference held in Philadelphia October 2020, pending date change as needed due to COVAID-19. Please email proposals to the Chair of the Professional Writing Panel, Julie Garza-Horne, at email@example.com.
Call for Papers for a collection of essays
"Magic. A Companion"
Edited by Katharina Rein
Organizer: Denise Du Vernay, Loyola University Chicago
In all of Atwood’s works of fiction, cultures are created (usually with their own vernacular) whether they are the post-apocalyptic survivors of the Maddaddam trilogy, the mean girls of Cat’s Eye, the academics of The Edible Woman and Life Before Man, or Mayday in The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments, Atwood’s works are rife with cultures of collectivity.
9 June 2020 will mark the 150th anniversary of the death of globally beloved author Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Unfortunately, many planned celebrations have been cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To encourage support of research and writing as our world copes with this crisis, and to bring us together for an important anniversary in this time of social distancing, #Dickens150, a virtual transatlantic global gathering, will take place on this date. All proceeds, after covering a minor technology fee, will be donated to the Charles Dickens Museum, London.
CFP – liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies 6, no. 1, Spring 2022
liquid blackness journal (Duke University Press, beginning Spring 2021)
About liquid blackness
- liquid blackness is an open-access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to readers or their institutions.
- Our Editorial and Advisory Boards
EXTENDED deadline for submissions: May 31, 2020 full name / name of organization: Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA), November 5-8, 2020, in Milwaukee, WI.
Conference Theme: "Cultures of Collectivity"
session CFP information:
Fabricating the Body:
This panel welcomes a wide range of proposals for scholarly presentations that seek to apply this year’s MMLA conference theme—“Cultures of Collectivity”—to literary, artistic or cultural portrayals of “the body”.
This year’s conference theme, “Cultures of Collectivity,” in some ways, seems tailor-made for the Religion and Literature permanent section. Religious communities, either local, national, or global, come to mind. However, we might also think of “collectivity” more broadly. Because the subject of Religion and Literature covers all genres, subgenres, regions, religions and folklore we welcome proposals that address works and writers who explore any aspect of “Cultures of Collectivity.”
Possible approaches to this topic might include examinations of how literature explores: