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Meridian Literary Journal

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:39am
Multimeans Media International, Research Unit
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 5, 2022

Meridian Literary Journal is currently accepting new submissions. The journal publishes poems, short stories and scholarly articles.

Meridian Literary Journal aims to be a truly literary platform fulfilling the primary aim of Literature to entertain through the publication of original poetry and short fictions.  It seeks also to support scholars share their research with the global academic community by publishing research and review articles on any area of Literary Studies. 

Richard Wright Society Announces Two ALA Sessions

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:37am
Alison Arant, Wagner College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

American Literature Association

May 26-29, 2022

Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois

 

In an effort to organize a new Richard Wright Society, this call announces two sessions on Wright, along with an organizing meeting, to take place at the 33rd Annual American Literature Association Conference.

 

Roundtable: Richard Wright’s Place in the Canon

*Final Call* Investigating the Hardwood – Interdisciplinary Analyses of and Reflections on Professional Basketball

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:36am
Till Neuhaus & Niklas Thomas (Eds.)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 17, 2022

As a sport, basketball follows a certain set of rules and conventions which serve as a framework for players, coaches, and teams to play the sport. By their very nature, these rules are meritocratic which means that all participants are equal on the court, play by the same rules, and the only relevant (read as: game deciding) factors are effort, skill, and fortune. Such a perspective on basketball and sports leads certain fans and observers to statements such as “politics should be kept out of sports”.

MLA 2023: Histories of Childhood and Medicine

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:29am
Mary Gryctko / Northeastern University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

This panel investigates the centrality of childhood to the rapidly changing medical and scientific landscape of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, an era that saw the development of Darwin’s theories of evolution, the rise of wide-spread support within the scientific community for eugenics, and the medicalization of birth, of neurodivergence, and of gender and sex. Papers will interrogate how various scientific/medical discourses used actual children as subjects, and how these discourses relied on the imagined figure of the child to bolster scientific claims around “naturalness,” plasticity, race, and gender, and to justify invasive medical practices performed on both children and adults.

Buddhism and American Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:28am
Maxine Hong Kingston & George Saunders Societies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

There have been several recent studies of literary writing as something that crosses between secular artistry and religious practice, for example Kyle Garton-Gundling’s Enlightened Individualism: Buddhism and Hinduism in American Literature from the Beats to the Present and Avram Alpert’s  A Partial Enlightenment: What Modern Literature and Buddhism Can Teach Us About Living Well Without Perfection. The writers who are discussed in relation to Buddhism and other religions spreading from Asia to the West has increased since the Beats were the “usual suspects,” but it was surprising that Buddhism was rarely mentioned in the recent obituaries of bell hooks.

ALA 2022: Documenting the Author: Examining the Role of and Impact of Author-Based Documentaries

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
The Ernest Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 23, 2022

The Ernest Hemingway Society

American Literature Association Conference

May 26-29, 2022

Chicago, IL

Documenting the Author: Examining the Role of and Impact of Author-Based Documentaries

This past April, the highly anticipated documentary, Hemingway (2021), premiered on PBS, coupled with watch parties and much discussion of reactions to the film.  The reception of the documentary spurred debate, provided new perspectives of Hemingway through visual footage and images, and perhaps most importantly, presented the author’s life and work to a public audience, inviting both casual and dedicated readers to watch and learn. 

MLA 2023: Disability and Trauma in the Life and Works of Ernest Hemingway

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
The Ernest Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The Ernest Hemingway Society

2023 Modern Language Association Convention

January 5-8, 2023

San Francisco, CA

Disability and Trauma in the Life and Works of Ernest Hemingway

CfP - Playing the Field III: Video Game Ecologies and American Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:11am
Dr. Nathalie Aghoro University of Eichstaett, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Playing the Field III: Video Game Ecologies and American Studies

November 17-19, 2022

Amerikahaus Munich, Germany

“Video Game Ecologies and American Studies” is the third conference organized by “Playing the Field,” a collaborative research initiative for the study of video games in American studies: https://playingthefieldeu.wordpress.com/.

“HOPE IN WORDS”: 2022 #DouglassWeek Poetry Competition*

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:09am
#DouglassWeek
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

#DouglassWeek is excited to invite poets, writers and other creators from around the world to submit entries for the second annual #Douglassweek poetry competition. This year, the theme of “Intergenerational Conversations” may inspire your creations.

 

Cultures of the U.S.–Mexico Borderlands

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:06am
American Studies Association 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 22, 2022

Twenty-five years after Gloria Anzaldúa published Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, the U.S.–Mexico border is still “una herida abierta where the Third World grates against the first and bleeds.” As Anzaldúa would have predicted, this “bleed[ing]” is both violent and vital, destructive and constructive; anytime “a scab forms it hemorrhages again, the lifeblood of two worlds merging to form a third country—a border culture.” However, in ways Anzaldúa failed to see, this “blood” does not flow from a single Chicanx “country,” but rather through two settler states, dozens of Native nations, and countless migrant communities: the “blood,” in other words, does not flow from a single “border culture,” but rather through a range of border cul

Art Exhibition Symposium, Portland Oregon USA

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:05am
Elisabeth Jones Art Center for Social and Environmental Justice
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Call for Papers - Art Exhibition Symposium, Portland Oregon USA 

Power Positions: A Dismantling of Phallacies

 

The Elisabeth Jones Art Center for Social and Environmental Justice 

516 NW 14th Ave. Portland, OR 97209

 

Keynote Speaker: TBA 

 

Symposium Dates: March 2022 – actual dates TBA

Exhibition Dates: January 6–March 18, 2022 

Abstract Deadline: January 31, 2022 

 

Crashing the Canon: A Spotlight for the Underrepresented in Higher Academia

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:01am
St. John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

 

Call for Papers: The St. John’s University’s Humanities Review Spring 2022 Issue 

“Crashing the Canon: A Spotlight for the Underrepresented in Higher Education

 

Deadline for abstracts: December 22, 2021

Deadline for accepted submissions: February 22, 2022

Editors: Alexander Radison & Kainat Cheema

Contact email: alexander.radison21@my.stjohns.edu & kainat.cheema21@my.stjohns.edu 

LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS’ CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD LITERATURE

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 1:59am
Himanshi Chandervanshi
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Latin America encompassing South America, parts of Central America, and the Caribbean Islands is remarkable for women’s movements from time to time. While most historical genealogies trace the origin of Latin American feminism around the time period of 1960s and 1970s, a strong feminist expression is evident long before the significant decades of 1960s and 1970s. The earliest feminist expression can be traced as early as during the seventeenth century which emerged as a result of Latin American women’s encounter with the European colonisers. As a result of colonialism, Latin American women became dual victims of oppression: one at the hands of the Europeans, and other, at the hands of their own countrymen.

Postwar Area Literature Group CFP - ALA 2022 Chicago

updated: 
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 11:39am
Postwar Area Literature Group
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

The Postwar Area Literature Group invites abstract submissions for our panels at the 2022 meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago on May 26-29, 2022. We will host two panels this year; please see the full CFPs below:

CFP – DEADLINE EXTENDED: JAm It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy) – Issue #7

updated: 
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 7:19am
JAm It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

CFP: JAm It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy), Special Issue #7

It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding): (Hi)Stories of American Fragility

Guest Editors: Pilar Martínez Benedí and Chiara Patrizi

 

*Final Extension* Call for Chapters: Investigating the Hardwood – Interdisciplinary Analyses of and Reflections on Professional Basketball

updated: 
Monday, January 3, 2022 - 7:30am
Till Neuhaus & Niklas Thomas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 17, 2022

As a sport, basketball follows a certain set of rules and conventions which serve as a framework for players, coaches, and teams to play the sport. By their very nature, these rules are meritocratic which means that all participants are equal on the court, play by the same rules, and the only relevant (read as: game deciding) factors are effort, skill, and fortune. Such a perspective on basketball and sports leads certain fans and observers to statements such as “politics should be kept out of sports”.

Call for Papers & Panels: Disaster in the Formation of the Global South

updated: 
Sunday, January 2, 2022 - 2:01pm
Global Souths Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 30, 2022

Sixth Annual Global Souths Conference

Formerly the Deep South in the Global South Conference

March 17-19, 2022

University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana

 

Symposium on Music of the Sea

updated: 
Monday, December 27, 2021 - 3:09pm
Maritime Music and Tradition Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The Maritime Music & Tradition Society, Inc. and the Maritime Studies Program of the University of Connecticut at Avery Point announce A Symposium on the Music of the Sea on Friday June 10, 2022. We seek proposals for papers in History, Literature, Folklore, Music, Ethnomusicology or other appropriate disciplines addressing any aspect of music or verse of the sea, rivers, or inland waters from the Age of Sail to the present. 

Long Eighteenth-Century Drama -- Deadline extended to 12/31

updated: 
Thursday, December 23, 2021 - 4:06pm
Ashley Bender / South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

This panel welcomes submissions on any aspect of drama during the long eighteenth century. Submissions can address the conference theme--the quixotic eighteenth century--but do not have to. Please send abstracts of 250 words to Ashley Bender at abender@twu.edu by December 31.

Rukeyser's Difficulty: ALA 2022 Chicago

updated: 
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 11:42am
American Literature Association Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 14, 2022

Call for Papers: Rukeyser’s Difficulty 

American Literature Association Annual Conference 

Chicago, IL, May 26-29, 2022

American Fury: Collective Action and the Politics of Moral Outrage

updated: 
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 10:03am
Myra Mendible/Florida Gulf Coast University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 30, 2022

 

American Furies: Collective Action and the Politics of Moral Outrage

Myra Mendible

 

“Our ability to respond with outrage depends upon a tacit realization that there is a worthy life that has been injured or lost…”

Judith Butler, “Survivability, Vulnerability, Affect”

 

“Outrage has become the signature emotion of American public life.”

Lance Morrow, “America is Addicted to Outrage”

 

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