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Reimagining Asian American Immigration History in the Americas

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:13am
Min Kyung Boo, Chloe Huh Prudente / NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Asian American immigrants’ heterogeneity in their countries of departure, race, ethnicity, and class characterizes different immigrant experiences -- ranging from “voluntary” immigration to dislocation directly caused by wars and imperialism. What is the role of literature in preserving the history of their movements? How does literature reimagine the history of these marginalized subjects? What is the significance of narrating Asian American immigration history through literary forms? What do the stories of these subjects -- immigrants, refugees, undocumented immigrants, elite cosmopolitan, and many more -- suggest the meaning of belonging in the Americas? 

Call for contributions

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:12am
Rowena Santos Aquino
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 19, 2021

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

ReFocus: The Films of Kazuo Hara and Sachiko Kobayashi: a documentary cinema of dissent

Editor: Rowena Santos Aquino

 

Mixed-Race/YA Lit Panel Proposal for MELUS 2022

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:09am
Nancy Carranza / UC Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 11, 2021

Proposed Panel for MELUS 2022

March 23-27, 2022

New Orleans, LA

 

Panel Title: Mixed Awakenings: Reckoning with Multiraciality in Young Adult Literature

Reimagining Asian American Immigration History in the Americas

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:07am
Min Kyung Boo, Chloe Huh Prudente / NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Asian American immigrants’ heterogeneity in their countries of departure, race, ethnicity, and class characterizes different immigrant experiences -- ranging from “voluntary” immigration to dislocation directly caused by wars and imperialism. What is the role of literature in preserving the history of their movements? How does literature reimagine the history of these marginalized subjects? What is the significance of narrating Asian American immigration history through literary forms? What do the stories of these subjects -- immigrants, refugees, undocumented immigrants, elite cosmopolitan, and many more -- suggest the meaning of belonging in the Americas? 

NeMLA 2022 | To Write Like a Woman: Gender and Science Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 1:29pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

If one were to judge the genre of science fiction by the blockbuster films it has produced, one would think it is a hypermasculine, imperialist, anti-feminist genre. However, non-white, non-male people have shaped, defined, and sustained the genre throughout its existence as authors, editors, and fans. The modern founder of the genre was arguably Mary Shelley who initially published anonymously. However, authors like Ursula Le Guin and Octavia Butler are now synonymous with literary sci-fi. Furthermore, some of the most compelling and successful contemporary writers of science fiction are women of color.

Floating Islands; or, Saikaku's Eighteenth Century

updated: 
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 4:48pm
American Society of 18th Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 8, 2021

Following the various calls for a more global perspective on the eighteenth century at ASECS 2021, this panel seeks papers on the work of Japanese author Ihara Saikaku (1642-1693). In her 2016 book, The Age of Silver, Ning Ma discusses Saikaku as the most significant representative figure of the “stories of the floating world” that, she argues, should be seen as an emergence of realist fiction. A bestseller in 17th and 18th century Japan, Saikaku’s work fell into obscurity until a revival of interest in the late 19th century, when he became known as “Japan’s realist”.

What Gives?: Formal Change after Catastrophe (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 4:35pm
Jackie O'Dell / UMass Dartmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In the wake of COVID, some workers have been deemed essential, forced to put their lives at risk to keep the market moving or care for those with the means to stay off the frontlines. While these jobs may be crucial, those who perform them are frequently treated as exchangeable.Yet as workers have become interchangeable, a fantastical contrast has emerged in the form of the non-fungible token (NFT): at the same time that stable employment and livable wages have been cut in the interest of profit, digital creations become irreplaceable tokens of payment. The catastrophic impact of the pandemic shows which systems of exchange are malleable or fluid and which remain brittle or stagnant.

CFP: Special issue on Lev Vygotsky and Play (Abstracts: Dec. 15, 2021)

updated: 
Friday, September 17, 2021 - 3:02pm
American Journal of Play
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Call for Papers: American Journal of Play Special Issue on Vygotsky and Play 

Guest Editors: Elena Bodrova and Deborah Leong, Tools of the Mind 

 

Deadlines

Abstracts (300 words): December 15, 2021 

Full papers (5,000 to 10,000 words), if accepted: April 15, 2022 

 

‘Coercion and Wage Labour: Exploring Labour Relations Through History and Art’

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:17pm
University of Vienna
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Coercion in work is a universal human experience that can be found in manifold forms of labour relations, both contemporary and historical. The analysis of coercive mechanisms in labour relations draws on various disciplinary approaches, mediums and tools.

Critical Theory Now: Repurposing Adorno's Rich Annoyance

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:17pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

"The complex relation between the private, the individual and loneliness is unique and necessary to Adorno’s work, despite the rich annoyance of his particular mode of provocation.” (Fred Moten, “The Phonographic mise-en-scene” 2004)

France and Louisiana: A "Special Relationship"?

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:17pm
Stéphanie Durrans
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

 

Call for Papers

France and Louisiana: “A Special Relationship?”

Bordeaux Montaigne University, France

June 7-10, 2023

 

 

On June 7-10 2023, Bordeaux Montaigne University will host an international conference that will explore various aspects of the 300+-year-long relationship between France and Louisiana.

 

Unjust Philologies in the "Modern University"

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:17pm
American Comparative Literature Association 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

In this seminar, we wish to examine how people of different positionalities vis a vis the ‘center’ and ‘peripheries’ of modern research universities, practice comparative literary studies within institutions which, from the start, were built upon the logic of exclusion and exclusionary tactics.  The “modern university” stands in a long tradition of colonial and racialized traditions of knowledge-making which purported to be secular and universalizable.

Latinx Visions

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:16pm
Matthew David Goodwin / University of New Mexico
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Latinx Visions

Speculative Worlds in

Latinx Literature, Art, Performance, and Protest 

 

The University of New Mexico

March 9-11, 2023

 

Keynote Speaker:

Lysa Rivera

Associate Professor

Western Washington University

 

Conference Organizers:

Cathryn Merla-Watson

Matthew David Goodwin 

Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez

 

Call for Papers: “Latinx Visions”

 

CFP: JBSM Special Issue 2023

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:16pm
Berghahn Journals
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

JOURNAL OF BODIES, SEXUALITIES, AND MASCULINITIES

 

Call for Papers: Special Issue 2023

Fashion and Style

 

Guest Editors: Professors Joseph Hancock II and Vicki Karaminas

 

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Peace Studies (CEA 3/31/22–4/2/22)

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:15pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Subject: Call for Papers: Peace Studies at CEA 2022

 

Call for Papers, Peace Studies at CEA 2022

March 31-April 2, 2022 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2201 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Peace Studies for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Special Issue of Lamar Journal of the Humanities-- 9/11 and Its Aftermath

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Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:15pm
Lamar Journal of the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022

The Lamar Journal of the Humanities, a peer-reviewed, scholarly indexed interdisciplinary journal, invites papers for its 2021-22 Special Issue on “9/11 and Its Aftermath.” 

The 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 offers a timely opportunity to reflect on the tremendous influence that fateful morning has had over the last two decades. Technically the new century began on the first day of 2000, and the new millennium on the first day of 2001, but the new world arrived on that Tuesday—a world that, for better or worse, we largely still inhabit. It is in this spirit that we dedicate our 2021-22 issue to scholarly examinations of 9/11 and its aftermath, associations, and phenomena.

Call for Papers-Essays on Alex Ross

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:15pm
Rob Weiner Texas Tech University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Epic and Iconic: Essays on the Work, Influence, and Legacy of Alex Ross

Edited by Robert Moses Peaslee and Robert G. Weiner

Under contract with the University Press of Mississippi for 2023 publication

Nelson Alexander Ross, better known as Alex, has exerted nearly thirty years of profound influence upon sequential art storytelling. Ross emerged into the comics world in the early 1990s with his work on Terminator: Burning Earth, Marvels, and Kingdom Come, immediately establishing his photorealistic style of painting, influenced by Norman Rockwell, Salvador Dali, and Andrew Loomis, among others.

Navigating Police Brutality, Incarceration, and Care across the Black Diaspora

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:14pm
North East Modern Language Association (NEMLA) 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Please consider submitting an abstract to this session for the NEMLA 2022 conference which will be held on March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, MD. This session, "Navigating Police Brutality, Incarceration and Care across the Black Diaspora seeks to examine literary representations of: networks of care in carceral spaces, transformative healing and justice, and community organizing. 

Reminder: NeMLA 2022 Panel: Information, Data, Media: Literacies and Cultures of Care

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 2:50pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA 2022: Baltimore, MD. March 10-13, 2022

Today, much of our research and information gathering takes place online. The reality is that despite information literacy efforts, many, if not most, users are increasingly vulnerable online. How do we care about information literacy, data literacy, and media literacy?

Conceptual Hybridization in the History of Ideas

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 10:51am
Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

A special issue of the Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas on FACETS OF HYBRIDIZATION IN THE HISTORY OF IDEAS is planned for mid-2022. 

Representing “Arabia” in the Long Eighteenth Century (ASECS Annual Conference, Baltimore, 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 10:47am
Ileana Baird, Zayed University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 17, 2021

This panel invites papers on eighteenth-century texts or visual art that engage with, provide accounts of, or create Orientalist fictions about “Arabia.” The growing interest in the Orient and orientalia fueled by eighteenth-century travelers to the Near East and by translations like Galland’s A Thousand and One Nights (1704-1717), rendered in English as the Arabian Nights Entertainments (1706-1721), produced a large corpus of works that often used “Arabia” as an umbrella term that described not one location, but many. How did these texts represent “Arabia” and the “Arabs” and what sets of images or cultural stereotypes about the place and its people emerged at the time?

Saying and Unsaying: Ekphrasis and Apophasis as Feminist Rhetorical Strategies #19154

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 10:46am
Diana Shaffer / NeMLA 53rd annual convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This roundtable explores how feminist authors have used both ekphrasis and apophasis to question the interrelations of gender, race, class, and socio-economic and political power; and also, to displace traditional, outmoded beliefs, and inherited but dysfunctional historical narratives.  Rhetorically, ekphrasis is defined as vivid, verbal description, or as verbal representation of visual art, or as canonical literature re-envisioned to fit new narratives.  Apophasis refers broadly to denial, repudiation, or negation, and narrowly to a kind of irony in which what on the surface appears to be the case differs radically from what is actually the case. 

Gender Through Technology

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 6:16am
Variations - The Literary Journal at the University of Zurich
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021

The interplay between technology, gender and culture has attracted increasing interest over the past years. It has been the subject of intermedial approaches, ranging from gender-specific explorations of literary discourses on technology to film and cultural analyses.

Sapphic Echoes: Representations of Female Love and Desire in Global Literatures #19149

updated: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 2:49pm
diana.shaffer/NeMLA 53rd annual convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Sapphic Echoes: Representations of Female Love and Desire in Global Literatures #19149

Seminar format

This seminar asks questions and invites responses that explore representations of female love and desire in global literatures. How have the complex poetics of female love and desire—the desire to have something, or escape something, or punish, or know—been represented over time? What strategies have been employed to subvert literary conventions defined predominantly by male perspectives on home, love, war, victory and loss? How have female characters navigated the interplay between things done (overtly) and thought (covertly) to reveal the inner web of desires, fears and conflicts that constitute a female poetics of love and longing?

“ Femmes solidaires d’Afriques transatlantiques: Sororité, amitié ou conflits?"

updated: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 2:40pm
Stephanie Diane Tsakeu Mazan/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Le présent panel se veut le lieu d’exploration et de questionnement des difficultés auxquelles sont confrontées les femmes qui sont loin d’être préoccupées par la construction d’une communauté centrée autour d’une conception sororale unique. Leur engagement dans le cadre des luttes politiques tout comme leur rôle en tant que « gardiennes du temple » des traditions séculaires patriarcales ne sont plus à démontrer. Cependant, existe-t-il des associations des femmes africaines à caractère essentiellement féministe ?

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