From the moment the clock struck midnight (or so it seems) on January 1, a climate of uncertainty has loomed over the year 2020: a contentious presidential campaign, the mismanagement of a global pandemic, and widespread civil unrest over egregious acts of racial injustice have thrown the United States into a state of disarray. These incidents, the result of the outgoing administration’s efforts to disrupt and upend traditional governing institutions, have instilled unparalleled levels of uncertainty and distrust in the American public. Nowhere is this more obvious in contemporary American life than recently conducted surveys suggesting public confidence in a COVID-19 vaccine is well under the 70% threshold needed to achieve herd immunity.
Call for Papers on Aging and Ageism
To be published as a book by the University of Debrecen Press.
We are a lively academic collective interested in investigating the articulation of the numerous and heterogeneous representations which have been constructing images of the US. Our research delves into how the US—their history, society, and diverse cultures—have been represented in popular media and cultural creations. Our blog aims at providing a collaborative, engaging, and fair environment for any interested scholar, promoting the sharing of knowledge, experience, and ideas across disciplines and thematic fields. We’re also working to foster a stimulating space for early career researchers and postgraduate students in North American studies, thus we’ll warmly welcome their proposals as well.
CFP: The Sovereign Erotic
42nd American Indian Workshop in association with Transmotion journal
12-17 July 2021
Conference to take place online
Proposals are invited for the 41st annual AIW conference, organized by European University Cyprus in association with Transmotion journal, to be held from 12-17 July 2021. Papers are, as always, welcome on any topic in any discipline, though distinct priority will be given to papers that speak to the conference theme. Following the conference, a special issue of Transmotion will be dedicated to articles developed from papers presented at this event.
Part of the Critical Companion to Popular Directors series edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna
Call for Papers
The Latina/o/x Literature & Culture Society
of the American Literature Association
32nd Annual Conference: May 27-30, 2021
Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA
Deadline: January 31, 2020
The Power of Individuality
Carey E. Bradley
Business Major, Utah Valley University
Professor Jonathon Patterson
December 13, 2020
Americana invites submissions in Media Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Women's Studies, and American history etc. -- especially as it pertains to Americana popular culture, 1900 to present.
DEADLINE: 1 June 2021 for the Spring 2021 edition of Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present -- published late June/early July 2021
We welcome a variety of critical approaches on subject matter such as film, television, streaming shows, YouTube shows/channels, sports, bestsellers, venues, fashion, emerging popular culture trends, pop culture and technology, music, politics, style, quarantine, COVID-19, and other related topics.
“Faulkner’s fetishized words”
International ZOOM Symposium
organized by University of Picardy Jules Verne in Amiens, France
and the University of Richmond
May 20-22nd 2021
2007 has been heralded as one of the best in film history. Numerous exceptional films were released, and some actors and directors reached career pinnacles with their 2007 work (the Coen Brothers, Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Day-Lewis, George Clooney). I am soliciting 250-word abstracts on any topic related to films from that year, whether as single-film studies, comparative analyses, or studies in cinematic trends. Your presentation can involve films from other years, as long as the 2007 film plays a central role in the argument. I am especially interested in essays on any of the following films:
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Hopkins and Her Contemporaries:
Responses to Racial Violence, Appeals for Racial Justice
Emerson Society at the Thoreau Annual Gathering July 2021
deadline for submissions:
January 25, 2021
full name / name of organization:
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
Emerson Society at the ALA July 7-11, 2021
deadline for submissions:
February 15, 2021
full name / name of organization:
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
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).
The 55th International Conference organized by
The American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK)
“Identity Politics and Political Institutions”
Venue: Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea
Date: October 29-30, 2021
Deadline for submitting proposals: April 30, 2021
Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2021
Submission of papers for the conference proceedings: August 31, 2021
31st Annual Online Mardi Gras Conference at LSU
“Uncertain Futures: Exploring Ambiguities, Hopes and Anxieties”
Dates: Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 - Friday, February 12th, 2021
Women of the Harlem Renaissance
Triennial Conference, Baltimore, Nov. 4-7, 2021
This panel will explore the multiple ways women participated in the Harlem Renaissance, a period during which women writers were particularly prominent. Paper proposals are welcome on women writing in any genre—novels, stories, poetry, journalism, drama, memoir, letters—as well as across genres. Possible topics include:
Resources for American Literary Study (Penn State UP), a journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, is inviting submissions for its upcoming 2021 double-issue. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. For full consideration for 2021, please submit by March 1, 2021.
11th Annual Graduate English Conference at Binghamton University
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders
Call For Papers
*STAB2021 will be held on a virtual platform
Resistance and Persistence: Possibilities of (Re)emergence
Date of Conference: April 24, 2021
Keynote Speaker: Manu Karuka
Let me bring to your attention a CFP:
Humanities Bulletin Journal
Submission Deadline: April 25, 2021
Vol. 4, No. 1 - May, 2021
Call for Papers: Genres of Empire
A Special Issue of College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies
Alyssa A. Hunziker, Oklahoma State University
Mitch R. Murray, University of Florida
Deadline extended! 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.
The study of conspiracism overlaps with the study of esotericism, occultism, and magic in several respects. In addition to the frequent significance of secrecy and clandestine interactions in the history of esoteric, occult, and magical movements, their association (real or imagined) with heterodox religious movements, political subversion, and intelligence organizations has led to close association of these conceptions with each other in popular cultural imagination as well as in their own subcultural milieux. Esotericists, occultists, and magicians have themselves engaged in conspiracist conception, generated conspiracy theories, and projected them onto others, as well as themselves being the recipients of such projections by both religious and secula
Archetypal and Jungian psychology have a well-established and verified relationship with esoteric and occult worldviews, a circumstance demonstrated even more clearly with the publication of Jung's Liber Novus. However, while there is considerable literature on the intersections of the general background of psychodynamic origins with the occult milieu, they have been explored less systematically and also less sensationally. Similarly, while parapsychology occupies a significant place in popular cultural lore that overlaps with conspiracism and also the study of the paranormal, systematic inquiry into the relationship of scientific psychology with occult, esoteric, magical, and mystical worldviews has also been less prominent, though present non
Oregon State University’s ADA30 Anniversary Committee presents
ADA30 Celebratory Symposium
Dr Jenny Bonnevier, Örebro University, Sweden and Associate Professor Berit Åström, Umeå University, Sweden invite original essays for a contributed volume on kinship in the fiction of N.K. Jemisin. Lexington Books have expressed a provisional interest in publishing the volume.
Scholarly Editing, begun again after a four year hiatus, publishes essays on the theory, practice, and pedagogy of scholarly editing, as well as reviews and micro-editions of understudied authors and texts that reflect our diverse and multifaceted cultural heritage. The journal intends to represent contributions from all countries and cultures and across disciplines, including but not restricted to educators, researchers, scholars, historians, archivists, curators, editors, information professionals, students, and digital humanists.