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Writing Our Future: The Inauguration, Alternate Inauguration Ball, and Protests

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:22am
Film International
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

January 19th to the 21st will bring Trump’s inauguration, a Peace Ball (with Angela Davis and Solange), and street protests, including the Inauguration Day Freedom Protest on Freedom Plaza, DC, the Bridge Together in Golden Gate Park, and the 200,000 Women’s March. How can we quickly document and analyze these unfolding events in a way that might deepen and complicate the coverage we’ll see in the media? 

Please submit 100+ words on the inaugural and/or protest events to the Film International blog page below, with its Tumblr link. We’d like these pieces at journalistic speed, but more reflective pieces submitted later will be accepted too. 

Migration and Translation

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:24am
De Gruyter / Open Cultural Studies journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Migration and translation are distant but closely related phenomena that understand migration discursively as mobility of texts, international transfer of knowledge and transformation in the field of cultural literacy. Migration may be defined as translation, in line with Salman Rushdie’s proposal that migrants are “translated beings” (Rushdie, 1983). As a matter of fact, it would be easy to prove that they are constantly engaged in “translating and explaining themselves.” The migrant’s hybrid status opens up new research areas in relation to: 1). Central European émigré literature before the collapse of communism, 2). writings of post-socialist Central European migrants abroad, 3). literary writings of migrants residing in Central Europe.

Migration, Diaspora, Circulation and Translation

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:24am
Charles Brockden Brown Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERSMigration, Diaspora, Circulation and Translation October 5-7, 2017University College Dublin, Clinton Institute for American StudiesDublin, IrelandA conference sponsored by the Charles Brockden Brown Society(www.brockdenbrownsociety.ucf.edu

 

MLA 2018: From Anarchism to Assimilation: The Making of Italian Americans

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:26am
Nancy Caronia MLA LLC Italian American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

In conjunction with the MLA theme: #States of Insecurity, this panel seeks contributions that complicate notions of assimilation and the assimilated Italian American. How has Italian American radicalization been minimized, erased, or marginalized in favor of the assimilation tale of struggle, hard work, and success? How have Italian radical migrants’ stories been homogenized by the mythic and legal processes of assimilation, including the Alien Registration Act? How have other ethnic and racial minorities used the example of Italian American assimilation to create their assimilation stories? Seeking contributions especially in gender studies, race and ethnic studies, urban studies, working class studies, and digital humanities.

Ecomasculinities CfP Edited Volume

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 6:54am
Rubén Cenamor
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Call for Papers Edited Volume: The Flourishing of New Men: Ecomasculinities in North America (provisional title)

Editor: Rubén Cenamor

 

“Family Letters in Early America”

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:25am
Mary Balkun/Seton Hall University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Proposals are sought for a special session roundtable for the 2018 MLA convention: “Family Letters in Early America”

Papers addressing letters/letter writing, actual or fictional, between parent(s)/guardian(s) and child(ren) in early America. Some thematic areas to consider include: sentiment; separation; advice; friendship; romance; letter as news, memorandum, dispatch, philosophical forum.

250-word abstract by 15 March 2017 to Mary Balkun (mary.balkun@shu.edu) and Susan Imbarrato (simbarra@mnstate.edu).

CFP: Catharine Sedgwick Society at ALA 2017

updated: 
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 2:38pm
Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

As we head toward the 150th anniversary of Catharine Sedgwick's death and the 20th anniversary of the CMS Society in 2017, we invite proposals for the following panel for ALA 2017:

Session #1: TIME, MEMORIALS AND ANNIVERSARIES (3 or 4 15 to 20-minute papers):

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