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Here’s Looking at You: Parasite (2019), Racism, and COVID-19

Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:01pm
SWCAS (Southwest Conference on Asian Studies, AAS regional)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Seeking panelists for a roundtable as described below.  SWCAS (Southwest Conference on Asian Studies, AAS regional)  Oct 24, virtual conference: 

Here’s Looking at You: Parasite (2019), Racism, and COVID-19

Co-chairs: Dr. Moisés Park, Dr. Marcy Tanter

Edna O’Brien and the Irish Short Story

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 12:53pm
Critical Inquiries Into Irish Studies/ Seton Hall University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Critical Inquiries Into Irish Studies CFP 

An online interdisciplinary journal for students and scholars of Irish literature and culture. 

Volume 2, No. 2: Edna O’Brien and the Irish Short Story 

Chicago: an Irish-American Metropolis?

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 9:52am
University of Caen Normandie, University of Chicago, University of Paris
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 2, 2020


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“Chicago: an Irish-American Metropolis?

Politics, Ethnicity, and Culture from 1830s to the present Time”


An International and Multidisciplinary Conference

June 21-23, 2021




A partnership between the universities of Chicago, Caen Normandie and Paris


Femspec Call for Contributions: Afrofuturism

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:30am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

In light of the tragic deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and the countless other Black lives lost to police brutality, Femspec seeks to honor the visionary work of Black writers and artists. Therefore, our latest call for contributions will concern Afrofuturism.

Working-class literature of the Finnish diaspora

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:12am
Journal of Finnish Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The Journal of Finnish Studies is now inviting manuscript submissions for a special issue on working-class literature. While we are specifically inviting revisions of the papers presented in the literature panels during FinnFest USA 2019 in Detroit, Michigan, this call is open to any work that focuses on academic research on Finnish-American working-class literature, or working-class literature of the Finnish diaspora anywhere in the world (including, but not limited to, Sweden and Australia). The submissions are due to by January 31, 2021.

The Journal of Finnish Studies is a peer-reviewed research journal, ranked as JUFO-2  in Finland.

Grace Kelly: An Understudied Irish-American Icon

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:13am
Mary Burke, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Grace Kelly (1928-82) was a very successful Catholic Irish-American film actress who received the title of Princess Grace of Monaco upon her marriage in 1956, a decade in which, even though members of her ethnic community were increasingly assimilated into American society, they were still excluded from certain very exclusive roles. Thus, the impact of Kelly’s wedding cannot be underestimated: filmed by her studio, MGM, it was watched on television by an estimated 30 million people, which made it one of the largest international media events of that decade.

CFP-[Inter]sections 23 (2020)

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:08pm
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

[Inter]sections publishes academic articles, reviews, and interviews relevant to the field of American studies. We encourage our authors to explore the most recent scholarship, from a solid critical background and in conversation with relevant and challenging work from the field. Although we focus primarily on subjects that are grounded in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century, we do not exclude work that explores other time periods. The scope of our journal includes research in the fields of North American literature, history, visual culture, film and television studies, popular culture, political studies, race and ethnic studies, philosophy, gender and sexuality studies.

Edited volume: The Labors of Language, Culture, and History in North America

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:25am
Jesse Ramirez/ University of St Gallen
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 2, 2020

Although the corresponding conference is postponed until fall 2021, the organizers are moving ahead with preparations for the volume Work: The Labors of Language, Culture, and History in North America. The conference cfp also serves as the volume cfp (see below).The volume will be published in the series Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature (Narr/ Francke/ Attempto).