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Building Bridges/Dismantling Racism for the Common Good

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:42pm
Tonnia L. Anderson/University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and Mark Schmitt/TU Dortmund University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 30, 2021

International Workshop & Conference (Virtual) 

“Behold, I am doing a new thing”: Literary Form in Bayliss, Melville, and Olson - ALA 2021

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:40pm
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

 

The Jonathan Bayliss Society (www.jonathanbayliss.org) invites proposals for papers to be presented at a roundtable at the 2021 American Literature Association annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts, May 27-30, 2021.

 

“Behold, I am doing a new thing”: Literary Form in Bayliss, Melville, and Olson

 

CFA: Ecological and Religious Radicalism

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:39pm
Journal for the Study of Radicalism
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

The Journal for the Study of Radicalism interested in articles for an issue that explores the history of ecological radicalism, including the recent history of movements, groups, and individuals. We are also interested in related currents, which could include anarchism, black bloc, antifa, and the creation of autonomous zones, as well as ecological movements or groups like Extinction Rebellion. And we welcome articles on various forms of religious radicalism across the political spectrum.

Send completed articles to the editors at jsrmsu@gmail.com by January 15, 2021 to be in time for the next issue.

Books Available for Review for the Journal for the Study of Radicalism

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:39pm
Journal for the Study of Radicalism
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Below is an updated list of texts available for review in The Journal for the Study of Radicalism. Reviewers must be professors, independent scholars, or professionals who hold a PhD or terminal degree in their field. Advanced graduate students are also encouraged to reply.

Email the Book Review Editor at jsrbookreview@gmail.com in order to review a text listed below. We also welcome and encourage ideas on other texts related to radicalism.

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice, Winter 20212020

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:46pm
Patricia Bostan, Central Piedmont Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 30, 2021

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice, is currently accepting submissions for our Winter 2021 issue: Teaching Western and Native American Literature, to be guest edited by Susan M. Stone, author of works on 19th-century regionalism, gender, and Native American literature and culture.

Deadline is January 30, 2021

Encyclopedia of LGBTQIA+ Portrayals in American Film

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:45pm
Erica J. Dymond/Salvador Jimenez Murguia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

This volume addresses the topic of LGBTQIA+ portrayals within American film. Covering over two-hundred film entries from the last (approximately) fifty years, the breadth and depth of this volume will generate some highly significant material for both academics and general audiences alike. Likewise, with LGBTQIA+ issues at the forefront of many political conversations, The Encyclopedia of LGBTQIA+ Portrayals in American Film is a timely companion to the ever-growing field of critical film studies.

A Critical Companion to Julie Taymor

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:45pm
Phillip Grayson
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

A Critical Companion to Julie Taymor

deadline for submissions: 

February 15, 2021

contact email: 

pgrayso1@tnstate.edu

Call For Papers: A Critical Companion to Julie Taymor

Deadline (abstract): 15 January 2021

Deadline (full manuscript): 30 July 2021

 

Celebrating 50 Years of Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Writers

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:43pm
The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 1, 2021

Celebrating 50 Years of Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Writers

The 50th Annual Symposium of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

May 20 – May 22, 2021

The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, IL

Joseph Heller's Catch-22 CFP Under Contract

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:37pm
Laura & James Nicosia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Seeking submissions for a Critical Insights volume on Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 under contract with Salem/Grey House Publishers. Known as being a satirical, anti-war novel that initiated the eponymous phrase regarding paradoxical situations, Catch-22 was originally published in 1961. Catch-22 is appreciated for its dark humor, use of flashbacks, contorted chronology, countercultural sensibilities, and bizarre language structures. With current trends and political climate considered, we will revisit this classic text for a contemporary audience.

 

Alternate Pasts and Futures: Counterfactuals as Resistance (ISSN panel)

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:25pm
International Society for the Study of Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

This panel aims to examine fictional texts which represent an alternate past or future in order to resist dominant narratives. Papers which address the following questions (and others) are welcome:

How does speculative fiction which presents an alternate past or future allow us to critique the present?

How does imagining "what if" prompt us to question "what next?"

How do we use possible worlds theory to understand what is possible in the world, or unnatural narratology to interrogate what is "natural"?

How do Afro-, Indigenous, and/or Latinx futurisms, in particular, work as part of larger movements of social action? 

ALA 2021 Boston Panel Proposal: Changing Perspectives: Adjusting American Literature Lenses

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:25pm
Robyn Johnson
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

ALA (American Literature Association) 2021 Boston Panel Proposal

Panel Title: Changing Perspectives: Adjusting American Literature Lenses

 

Due to the Covid Lockdown this past year, the ALA 2020 conference was canceled. However, we have been informed that a 2021 conference will be held in Boston. To help reconcile the lost panels from this year's canceled conference, the ALA has reached out and offered for those panels that were accepted to reply. While this panel was accepted for the 2020 conference, we have since then lost one of our presenters. Therefore, we would like to extend an invite to anyone interested in joining our panel. Our panel description is:

Cormac McCarthy Area

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:12pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The 42nd annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association will be held the week of February 22-27, 2021. Due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions, this year's conference will be completely online. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/ 

Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society (PEHS) 2021 Scholar Award

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:12pm
Madeline Gottlieb / Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society (PEHS)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The Pauline Hopkins Society (http://www.paulinehopkinssociety.org) is pleased to announce its fourth bi-annual competitionThe society will award the best scholarly publication – book, essay, or book chapter on Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins published between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2020. If you have published an essay or chapter that discusses Hopkins and/or her work, we invite you to consider entering before the March 15, 2021 deadline.

 

Because entries will be judged through a system of blind reviewing we recommend that any self-citation, either in the body or in notes, be reworked to the third person. 

 

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice, Fall 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 11:09am
Central Piedmont Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice; Central Piedmont Community College

Deadline extended: November 30, 2020

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice, is currently accepting submissions for our Fall 2020 issue: Teaching Horror and the Weird in the American Literature Classroom, to be guest edited by Chris Brawley, author of Nature and the Numinous in Mythopoeic Fantasy Literature.

 

Submit articles to Patricia.Bostian@cpcc.edu.

UPDATED: ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet

updated: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 10:17am
University of Edinburgh Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Call For Papers – ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet

CFP: JAST Special Issue on Asian American Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:23pm
Journal of American Studies of Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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.

ALA 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:20pm
Maggie Gordon Froehlich / F. Scott Fitzgerald Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

 

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.

 

 

 

Deadline Approaching: American Literature Area at PCA 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:12pm
Corey Taylor / Popular Culture Association (PCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

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.

Willa Cather and Popular Print Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:12pm
Willa Cather Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

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.

Grateful Dead Studies Association: PCA Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:07pm
Grateful Dead Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

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.

FINAL WEEK: Race and Racism in an Age of Colorblindness

updated: 
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 12:34pm
Thomas Conners
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

This seminar centers the contemporary phenomenon of colorblindness to query how in times marked by police killings, Black Lives Matter activism, and the mass maiming of detained migrants, it is critical race theory that the Trump administration calls “divisive” and “un-American.” As critical race theorists Ian Haney López and Neil Gotanda respectively assert, legal colorblindness in a post-Civil Rights era renders racism “any and every use of race.” This colorblind stance “legitimates racial inequality and domination” by perpetuating a deadly contradiction between racist violence and race-free discourse.

Emerson Society Undergraduate Student Essay Prize

updated: 
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 1:31pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society invites submissions for the first annual Emerson Society Undergraduate Student Essay Prize. Undergraduate students are welcome to submit 1,000-1,500-word academic essays on any topic relevant to the study of Ralph Waldo Emerson—his life, work, national and transnational reception, importance within and beyond U.S. literature and culture, and/or contemporary relevance. Winning essays will demonstrate originality, clarity, and rigorous engagement with Emerson. Selected essays may be returned to applicants with suggested revisions. The winning essay will be published in The Emerson Society Papers and the writer awarded $100. 

Revisiting Rukeyser's Elegies in Times Like These

updated: 
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 11:43am
Elisabeth Daumer
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

We are extending the deadline to Nove. 15, since the proposal submission link did not work properly.  It does work now.

The X-Files Companion - Call for Contributions

updated: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:17pm
James Fenwick / Sheffield Hallam University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 22, 2021

The X-Files Companion - Call for Contributions

Chapter proposals are invited for a proposed edited companion on the seminal television series The X-Files (1993-2018, Fox), its movies, spin offs (The Lone Gunmen, Millennium), and surrounding paratextual material (books, comics, fan fiction etc).

Postponed Conference: 118th Annual PAMLA Conference in Las Vegas, NV: "City of God, City of Destruction" 2021

updated: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 3:57am
David John Boyd, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Postponed Deadline Announcement
PAMLA 2020 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Please propose your special sessions to pamla.ballastacademic.com by December 31, 2020. Please take a look at the bottom of this page* for a list of General/Standing Sessions, and be sure your special session proposal does not replicate the topics of PAMLA's General/Standing Sessions.

Eugene Current-Garcia Distinguished Scholar Award Call for Nominations

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:26pm
Association of College English Teachers of Alabama
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

The Association of College English Teachers of Alabama solicits nominations for the 2021 Eugene Current-Garcia Award for Distinction in Literary Scholarship. This award is made annually to a living, outstanding literary scholar who is from Alabama or has worked primarily in Alabama or has focused mainly on Alabama writers.

 

Invest in Yourself: Discourses of Self-Care and Self-Optimization in Literatures of the Neoliberal Economy (Seminar at the ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:25pm
Seminar at the ACLA 2021 (Online)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Invest in Yourself: Discourses of Self-Care and Self-Optimization in Literatures of the Neoliberal Economy

“Before moving to the free weights I spend twenty minutes on the exercise bike while reading the new issue of Moneymagazine“.

Assemblages of Empire : an American Studies Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:23pm
Department of American Studies, University of Texas, Austin
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Assemblages of Empire : an American Studies Symposium

Hosted by Graduate Students in the Department of American Studies

The University of Texas, Austin

March 4-5, 2020

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