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SAMLA 92 is Going Virtual (A Conference Update)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 10:41am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 3, 2020

Important Update: The 92nd annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association will take place November 13-15, 2020 as an entirely online event hosted through Accelevents

Because we are moving our conferene to an online format for 2020, we have revised several crucial deadlines for conference planning. They are as follows:

New Directions in Gloria Naylor Scholarship - NEMLA, March 11-14, Philadelphia PA

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:41pm
Suzanne Edwards and Mary Foltz
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel invites papers that explore new approaches to Gloria Naylor, by offering fresh evaluations on the relationship among Naylor’s novels; analyzing her works through more recent theoretical or critical frameworks; situating her novels in relation to U.S. and transnational literary and historical contexts; and/or engaging materials from the Gloria Naylor Archive to develop new critical perspectives on Naylor’s published and unpublished works.

 

For a fuller description or to submit an abstract, please visit: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18701

Queer 19th-century Desire in the City of Brotherly and Sisterly Love

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:38pm
NeMLA 2021, Philadelphia, PA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In 1860, Walt Whitman, begins his poem “I Dreamed in a Dream” with this vision of an idyllic city: “I saw a city invincible to the attacks of the whole of the rest of the earth; I dream’d that was the new City of Friends; Nothing was greater there than the quality of robust love— it led the rest” (1-5). Though presented as a utopian city formed in a dream, the City of Friends, in the 19th century, was a slogan used to refer to Philadelphia. The allusion to friends references the foundation of Philly by William Penn, a Quaker. It is this Quaker heritage that Whitman connects to his vision of Comradeship in which men of different backgrounds and cultures will lovingly embrace one another.

28th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:38pm
NINE Spring Training Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 9, 2020

Call for Papers: The 28th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference invites original unpublished papers that study all aspects of baseball, with particular emphasis on history, literature, and social policy implications. Abstracts only, not to exceed 300 words, should be submitted by October 9, 2020, to co-director Willie Steele (wdsteele@lipscomb.edu) for the abstract committee’s consideration.

Sexualities in US Latinx and Latin American Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:37pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Please submit abstracts directly to NeMLA.org for this panel with traditional 15 or 20 minute papers for the

52nd NeMLA ConventionPhiladelphia, PA |  March 11 - 14, 2021

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

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:37pm
Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice; Central Piedmont Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 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.

Themed section: Performance, subversion, relation: tracing queer in BDSM - Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies, issue 4 (2021)

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:34pm
Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies / CIRQUE (Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca Queer - Inter-University Centre for Queer Research)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Introducing Whatever

Scholars working in queer studies, both in and out of academia, are still often marginalized; one of the aspects of this marginalization is the lack of publishing venues, which discourages potentially original and creative researchers from pursuing their interest in queer studies, and from contributing to the development of the field. This has a negative impact on both the queer studies community, and on scholarly, social, and political discourse in general.

The Mandalorian and the Western at Western Literature Association 2020

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:31pm
Erin N. Bistline/University of Tennessee-Knoxville
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Mandalorian explicitly interacts with the Western genre, setting up a story of a single gunfighter standing against enemies to protect the innocent.  The theme of the 2020 Western Literature Association conference is graphic wests, which lends itself well to a panel focused on the Disney+ series.  

The conference itself will be held virtually, and the organizers seek a variety of panel types.  Individuals interested in being part of a panel focused on The Mandalorian should submit 100-200 word proposals to ebistlin@utk.edu by July 5.   Responses will be sent by July 10.

Below is the full CFP for the conference. It includes details about the panel types accepted. 

 

The Writer as Sociopath

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:29pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel will consider the cases of writers who have used their platforms to create fictions of self—to misrepresent, self-justify, even blatantly lie about their own lives and realities. The panel is open to considering any act of writing sociopathy, from memoir (e.g., M.E. Thomas’s 2013 Confessions of a Sociopath or Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal) to fictional works that inhabit the minds of sociopaths (e.g., A Clockwork Orange, Gone Girl) to literary fakers (e.g., James Frey, Danny Santiago, JT LeRoy, Caroline Calloway). Is writing in itself an act of misrepresentation bordering on psychopathy?

Italian Romanticism and the Americas: Reflections on History and Myth (Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:24pm
Ernesto Livorni / University of Wisconsin - Madison
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Several Romantic artists and, in particular, writers focused on historical events that brought the Americas on the forefront of the European imagination. Certainly, many Italian writers looked at what then still was the New World with a prismatic approach, either because they were writing on historical events that occurred in North America (especially the formation of the United States) or because they were looking at the independence wars fought in South America; either because the Americas offered shelter to the exiles, or because they provided new ground for thinking about the relationship between nature and culture.

Call for Special Issues

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:21pm
PLL: Papers on Language and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Special-Issue Proposal Guidelines

Papers on Language and Literature is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to

Digital Humanities

Film

Literary Translation

Print Culture

PLL is a generalist publication that is committed to publishing work on a variety of literatures, languages, and chronological periods. We accept proposals year-round. We are a quarterly and expect to publish a special issue once a year, every year. The specific volume and issue will be determined later, depending on the editors’ schedule.

Label Me Latina/o CALL FOR SCHOLARLY ESSAYS

updated: 
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 4:32pm
Label Me Latina/o
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Label Me Latina/o is an online, refereed international e-journal that focuses on Latino Literary Production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The journal invites scholarly essays focusing on these writers for its biannual publication. 

Terrorism and the City

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:53am
Kristen Skjonsby / Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

This panel invites papers that address how terrorism, whether historically or contemporarily, engages with and within the city. Sociologist Saskia Sassen argued in “When the City Itself Becomes a Technology of War” that asymmetrical military strategy has turned the space of the city itself into a technology of warfare. She writes that asymmetric warfare, the military strategy that defines U.S. engagement with terrorist cells across the world, are “partial, intermittent and lack clear endings…They are one indication of how the center no longer holds – whatever the center’s format: the imperial power of a period of the national state of our modernity” (36).

21st Century Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:53am
Kristen Skjonsby / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Networks, broadly defined, share tasks and information between nodes through a unique spatial constellation which allows them to distribute power evenly and, in the process, eliminates the need for a concentrated source of directives. For this reason, they have been looked at within various disciplinary communities as harbingers of negative and positive possibilities in the 21st Century. What are networks capable of, and how does literature address the significance of networks, both locally and globally? Are authors working to alter, exploit, or combat modes of power through their portrayal of various networks? This standing session invites papers from all fields, but has a particular interest in papers that address the local and global.

Monsters and the Monstrous in the Age of Trump (virtual session/roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 9:40am
Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Call for Papers: Monsters and the Monstrous in the Age of Trump (virtual session/roundtable)

The Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic and the Monsters & the Monstrous Area invite paper proposals for a special session/roundtable on “Monsters and the Monstrous in the Age of Trump” for the 2020 conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA) to convene at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire, from Friday, 23 October, to Saturday, October 24.

The deadline for proposals is June 30, 2020.

Please note: This year’s conference will be entirely virtual.

 

Monsters and the Monstrous in the Age of Trump

British Travels to the Americas During the Long 19th Century (NEMLA 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:54am
Jose Lara / Bridgewater State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel seeks to investigate cross-cultural and intercultural exchanges in British literature produced by men and women who traveled to and from the Americas (North, Central, and South) during the long 19th century (1750-1900). It provides a critical examination of the ideological underpinnings and socio-political reasoning for the production of British travel narratives as well as the effects they had on the construction of identity, race, and gender in American and British territories during this period. In doing so, we hope to challenge established academic disciplinary boundaries and provide new insights into the intricate relationships between transatlantic literature, identity, and politics.

CFP, Historical Crime Fiction (theme issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection)

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:54am
Caroline Reitz
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Guest editor: Rosemary Erickson Johnsen (Governors State University)

Historical crime fiction, or detective fiction using historical settings, has long been an important strand of the mystery genre. Well-placed to provide pleasures similar to armchair tourism combined with the potential to convey historical knowledge through the crime fiction's focus on the quotidian amidst larger cultural landscapes, over the decades historical crime fiction has ranged from the whimsical to the didactic, offering insight into the author's own time period and that of the historical setting.

20 Years Later: Looking Back at 9/11

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:57am
Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 11, 2020

CFP 20 Years Later: Looking Back at 9/11

International Conference October, 7-8, 2021

University of Toulouse - Jean Jaurès, France

 

Henry Miller in New Contexts

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:32am
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

A combination of global transformations within cultural and political perspectives have germinated fresh theoretical approaches to all fields of inquiry. Moving into the third decade of the Twenty-First Century, how does a controversial author like Henry Miller (1891-1980) fit into our current conversations? We could ask some of the following questions: in the era of #MeToo does Miller’s literature and personae alter significantly? How might we approach Miller’s extensive published and/or archival correspondences in terms of Life Writing or the Archival Turn? Miller received copious amounts of fan mail over numerous decades; how do fan mail studies help reveal Miller’s impact on American (and global) readers?

“To learn, to teach, to serve, to enjoy”: The Legacy of Julia Ward Howe

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:31am
The Saturday Morning Club
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Julia Ward Howe’s Saturday Morning Club, a one-day symposium on Howe’s legacy will be held at Boston University’s College of General Studies on Saturday, June 12, 2021.  Professor Megan Marshall will deliver a keynote address Friday evening, June 11, 2021 at a dinner to open the festivities.  Topics on any aspect of Julia Ward Howe’s legacy may include, but are not limited to: Social Reform in 19th Century Feminism; Women Writing Hymns and Poetry; Transatlantic Social Movements; Gender and Identity; Literary Celebrity; Women’s Suffrage; Howe and Material Culture in the Gilded Age; Howe, Abolition, and Race; Ladies’ Clubs, Then and Now; The Domestic Sphere; 19th Century Women’s Travel Writing; Writing Women’s Biography

Archival/Bibliographical Work on American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:19am
Resources for American Literary Study
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 30, 2020

Resources for American Literary Study, the leading journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, is inviting submissions for upcoming issues. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. 

Founded in 1971, RALS remains the only major scholarly periodical of its kind. Each issue includes, in addition to archival and bibliographical research, related book reviews and a unique “Prospects” essay that identifies new directions in the study of major authors. Our editorial board consists of leading scholars from an array of fields and subfields in American literary study.

CFP: PAMLA 2020 Special Session-Cyberpunk and the City (updated submission date)

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 5:12pm
Melanie A. Marotta, Morgan State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Call for Papers: Special Session-Cyberpunk and the City

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thurday November 12 to Sunday November 15, 2020, at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Conference Theme: "City of God, City of Destruction" (https://pamla.org/2020/conference-theme-city-god-city-destruction)

SAMLA 2020: The Harlem Renaissance at 100

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:15pm
Donovan Ramon (Kentucky State) and Clark Barwick (Indiana University, Bloomington)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Conference, November 13-15, 2020. Originally scheduled for Jacksonville, FL, and now will be fully online.

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