Crisis, Catastrophe, and Contagion in the Works of Langston Hughes and His Contemporaries
A Special Session for the Langston Hughes Society at the 32nd ALA Convention
May 27-30, 2021
Westin Copley Place | Boston, Massachusetts
Bonds Forged in Fire!!: Exploring the Social Networks and Social Distances in the Harlem Renaissance Era and Beyond
A Special Session for the Langston Hughes Society at the 93rd SAMLA Convention
November 4-6, 2021
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center
PopMeC is an academic collective interested in investigating the articulation of the numerous and heterogeneous representations which have been constructing images of the US. The research group’s work is focused on how the US—their history, society, and diverse cultures—have been represented in popular media and cultural products. We foster a participative, engaging collaboration among scholars of any level interested in the field, as well as we aim at allowing postgraduate and early career participants to receive feedback and support in an academic safe space.
Proposed panel for the meeting of the Modern Language Association 2022. MLA will convene in Washington, DC, 6–9 January 2022
We invite abstracts for papers that query/develop/theorize the genre of Black satire by thinking about its aims/audiences/range in relation to conventional satirical traditions and alternative frameworks such as the Black radicalism or Black pessimism/optimism.
Send 250-word abstracts to John Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 March 2021.
Seeking chapter contributions to an edited collection, provisionally titled "The Arab World as Ghurba: Citizenship, Identity and Belonging in Literature and Popular Culture."
Please submit chapter abstracts (300-500 words) by 15 February 2021, accompanied by:
- Author's title, name, affiliation and position
- Brief biography (up to 100 words)
- Acknowledgement that the work has not been previously published
Full chapter submissions will be due by the beginning of May 2021.
For further information and to submit abstracts, please contact the editor: Nadeen Dakkak (email@example.com).
Call for Papers: Faulkner Journal special issue, “William Faulkner, Race, and the Work of Antiracism”
Humanitarian Organizations: (Hi)Stories, Impact and Challenges
(Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:5 days)
(Due to high volume of submissions we added an extra Zoom day)
GIRES, the Global Institute for Research, Education & Scholarship creates a welcoming space for discussion and exploration of the rich history of the humanitarian organizations and their work during times of distress.
Germany and Beyond
Bad Wörishofen, Germany
25-27 October 2021
An international conference organised by the
Katherine Mansfield Society
Hosted by the Bad Wörishofen Mayorality
and Tourist and Spa Bureau
‘I liked to read there. One drew the pale armchair to the window, and so the light fell over the shoulder upon the page.’(Woolf 1966)
CFP: Feminism(s) and American Land: Examining Early Feminist Ecologies Through Legacies of White Extractivism (SSAWW 2021- Deadline 1.24.2021)
The months of May and June, 2020, saw unprecedented global protests against anti-Black racism and calls for a more equitable and just society that recognizes the humanity and lives of people of African descent. While these protests initially originated across the United States, protesters around the world quickly galvanized in support of these issues organizing events in a growing number of countries, including Canada, Mexico, Haiti, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, South Africa, Australia and Japan. This has been an important moment for Black scholars, activists, and cultural producers everywhere—as well as their friends and allies—to reflect not only on the crisis that has marked Black lives, but also on our future possibilities.
Within the scholarly realm, patriotism has often been researched within social sciences, humanities, but there is little published research through the lens of veteran studies. Patriotism in America has evoked passionate responses from both non-veterans as well as veterans but what does it mean to be patriotic in America in the 21st century? Has the meaning of patriotism changed from the last century? Is American patriotism accessible across social and cultural boundaries, is it an aspirational idea for some, or is it an outdated social construct in an ever-evolving society? How can patriotism be measured?
In an increasingly global world, individuals and communities are experiencing severe disruptions to their
way of life. Among these disruptions are the emerging consequences of the climate crisis, the Covid-19
pandemic, and the resurgence of nationalist and alt-right organizations that have sought to exert control over
bodies both at and within national borders. In response to this overlap of disturbances, we are witnessing
grassroots mobilization and the emergence of new coalitions across previously discrete communities to
reconstruct life and perceptions of justice. How can we understand and study the significant disruptions and
The international journal, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) solicits papers on “Central and Eastern European Immigration to Canada” for a special issue to be published in 2022.
The special issue will address a broad range of topics related to Central and Eastern European immigration to Canada; therefore, we are looking for essays that examine the topic from a wide range of perspectives, including, but not limited to, migration studies, history, literature, cultural studies, film studies, travel writing studies, etc. There is no chronological limitation in terms of the time of migration and the term Central and Eastern Europe is used in the broadest possible sense, also including the Balkans and Russia.
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.
In their chilling study “Listening to Black Women and Girls: Lived Experiences of Adultification Bias,” Jamilia J. Blake and Rebecca Epstein conclude “that adults perceive Black girls as less innocent than white girls as young as 5-9 years old.” While Blake and Epstein centralize Black girlhood, this adultification bias similarly affects Black boys and other children of color. Children of color’s perception as ‘more adult’ than their white peers does not imbue them with any agency or power, rather, it divests them of childhood, at least within childhood’s contemporary definitions. Yet, these contemporary definitions of childhood are grounded in whiteness and white privilege.
Rebels and Revels: A Virtual Symposium on the Theatre of the Middle East
A Virtual Symposium held throughout April 2021:
Sponsored by The International Program for Creative Collaboration and Research of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland
Thursday afternoons, April, 2021
Deadline for submission of 350 word abstracts and proposals February 1, 2021.
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
Critical Insights: Amy Tan
“Writing is an extreme privilege but it’s also a gift. It’s a gift to yourself and it’s a gift of giving a story to someone.”
You are kindly invited to contribute to a collection of articles entitled The Influence of the Long Eighteenth Century upon Balkan Identities in the Feminine.
"Crossroads: The Risks of Making Choices"
Virtural Conference: April 16th-17th
"Each decision we make closes off a series of possible alternatives. What happens if we try to make several contradictory decisions at once and keep them separate, in open series? A political life, an academic life, an emotional life, family life, sexual, religious, all of which may have diffuse (not to say clandestine) relationships between them" Ricardo Piglia, The Way Out (258)
Call for Papers
"Spectacles of Decline: A Symposium on the Waning British Empire"
March 8-12, 2021
Call for Papers
Samyukta: A Journal of Gender and Culture (ISSN: 2393-8013)
January, 2021 issue (online)
Special number on Life Writing
Call for abstracts: edited volume
Latinx Representation in Popular Culture and New Media
Editors: J. Jesse Ramirez (University of St. Gallen) and Anna Marta Marini (Instituto Franklin–UAH)
The Howard University Graduate English Student Association’s 5th Annual Conference
Forging Identities: Agency, Voice, and Representation in African American Literature and Beyond
Deadline for Submissions: January 16, 2021
Conference Date: March 26, 2021
Conference Location: Zoom
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Keith D. Leonard, Author of Fettered Genius
The thirteenth biennial Thomas R. Watson Conference in Rhetoric and Composition, which will be held virtually from April 21-23, 2021, will focus on policies and practices for planning and convening antiracist conferences. The exigence for our theme is global and local. This year’s uprisings for Black liberation have only reaffirmed the need for institutions of higher education to confront their roles in perpetuating a white supremacist system and, with the BIPOC students, faculty, and staff who have endured this violence and marginalization, to create just and equitable structures in its place.
Call for Abstracts
(convocatoria en español abajo)
The international conference “Camps, (In)justice, and Solidarity in the Americas: Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camps” will take place January 28-31, 2022 at the University of Graz, Austria. The Department of English in the College of Humanities at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras and the Center for Inter-American Studies at the University of Graz will co-sponsor the conference. The conference organizers anticipate a situation in which the current pandemic will have subsided and international travel will be safe.