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Cosmopolitan Strangers in Latina/o Literature and Culture

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 6:16pm
Esther Alvarez Lopez
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

COSMOPOLITAN STRANGERS IN LATINA/O LITERATURE AND CULTURE

This volume sets out to identify and analyze current definitions of the figure of the stranger, as well as ‘rooted’ or ‘vernacular’ cosmopolitanism at work in Latina/o literature with a cosmopolitan outlook that runs counter to discourses that criminalize ‘strangers’. While necessarily examining the workings of xenophobia, racism, gendering and othering in that specific context, we will focus on the alternative processes of interaction, conviviality, and inclusive practices.

CfP for Edited Collection on Jesmyn Ward

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 6:05pm
Maria Torres-Quevedo
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Jesmyn Ward is a two-time winner of the National Book Award, winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award, and a recipient of the MacArthur “genius grant.” Known for her critically acclaimed fiction and non-fiction, Ward’s lyrical narratives of Black life, home, and family in Louisanna’s Gulf Coast are visceral and evocative. Moreover, while her work is often set in the same geographical region, the concerns explored within it stretch beyond the shores of the Gulf Coast, extending if not physically then cosmologically toward the Caribbean and the African continent. Yet, despite the critical celebration and geopolitical breadth of her work, Ward remains remarkably under-studied, particularly outside the United States.

Revised Call for Papers for MELUS 2021

updated: 
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 2:09pm
MELUS: The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

MELUS 2021 Virtual Conference

April 8-10, 2021

Abstracts due December 15, 2020 to MELUS2021@gmail.com

David Foster Wallace Panels at ALA 2021

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:38pm
International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

The International David Foster Wallace Society will sponsor two panels at the 32nd annual conference of the American Literature Association in Boston on May 27-30, 2021.

We are seeking submissions related to any aspect of Wallace’s fiction or nonfiction.  Paper topics may include but are not limited to:

Media in America, America in Media Conference

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:34pm
Polish Rhetoric Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

We invite the submission of abstracts for Media in America, America in Media international conference to be held online on 25-26 March 2021. This is the third edition of a joint effort of the American Studies and Political Science scholars who aim to generate a cross-disciplinary debate that brings together divergent yet complementary voices reflecting on American media environment and America’s portrayals in media across the globe.

The conference Media in America, America in Media addresses a wide variety of topics across the disciplines of media, political science, language and cultural studies. They may include the following themes, among others:

(UPDATED) Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Papers and Panels for Southwest American/Popular Culture Association Conference

updated: 
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 5:26pm
Southwest American/Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Call for Papers

Poetry & Poetics (Critical)

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

 

42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submission Deadline EXTENDED to December 1, 2020

 

Mapping the Contemporary US Novel: Theories, Forms and Themes

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:23am
special topic section of RSAJournal (Rivista di Studi Americani)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Issue #32 (2021) of RSAJournal: Rivista di Studi Americani, the official journal of the Italian Association for North American Studies (Associazione Italiana di Studi Nord-Americani – AISNA) will feature a special section, edited by Pia Masiero (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) and Virginia Pignagnoli (University of Zaragoza) on “Mapping the Contemporary US Novel: Theories, Forms and Themes.”

 

Asian American Solidarities in the Age of COVID-19

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:21am
U.S. Studies Online
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 14, 2020

‘Asian American Solidarities in the Age of COVID-19’

U.S. Studies Online Special Series

Series Editor: Harriet Stilley 

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) 

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.

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

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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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.

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.

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).

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“.

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