During the Jim Crow era, racial crossing in the United States was officially regulated through legal, economic, religious, and socio-cultural means. When African Americans and other people of color strategically chose to pass, they undermined, often at great risk to themselves, white hegemony and the fantasy of a definitively either-or color line. Following Brown vs. Board of Education and the Civil Rights accomplishments of the 1960s, racial crossing‚ including disguise and transformation, cross-racial interaction, relationships, and friendships‚ continued to be prevalent as it also manifested in new, productive, and sometimes strange forms. For example, Loving v.
Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia,
National Library of Latvia
announces application for the international conference
Regīna Ezera and Eastern European Literature
National Library of Latvia
3–4 December 2021
The Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley
invites artists, graduate students, and community members to submit papers for the 28th annual St. Clair
Drake Research Symposium, to be held Saturday, May 1, 2021. T
The symposium will take place from 9AM to 5PM with breaks in between each session.
PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Session: Comparative American Ethnic
Contacts: Vivian Delchamps, University of California - Los Angeles (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Description: The Comparative American Ethnic Literature session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction."
This virtual (online) panel invites submissions which discuss intersectionality in literature, media, or culture pertaining to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer representations. You may, should you wish, engage in the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction,” but any topic on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer literature or culture is welcome.
This panel will meet entirely online, though other parts of the conference are scheudled to take place in person and or streamed in Las Vegas, NV, USA in October 2021. Please email the presding officer, Natalie Bartels (email@example.com), if you have any questions!
Submit your abstract here:
118th PAMLA Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada | November 11-14, 2021
Sahara Las Vegas Hotel and Online
Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
James Baldwin in Hawaiʻi, the Pacific, and Beyond: Teaching Intersectionality through Literature
Mike Pak, UH West Oahu
City dwellers have a unique opportunity to see and engage in group political activities that those in more rural areas do not. Their everyday lives can be impacted by political demonstrations whether they are actively participating or not. The perspectives that we usually get are from the government, press, or political leaders. These accounts miss how people actually experience and understand the protests they see and/or participate in. As such, examining the life writing of those who participated or observed city protests can be intriguing and add a personal element to group politics. This panel will focus on the experiences of those who planned, participated, and/or observed protests in various cities. Ideas to be examined include personal vs.
Children’s literature in English has long been a tool for literacy instruction and acculturation to English language, used both as a tool for learning and as a force for homogenization within histories of Anglophone colonialism and imperialism. As scholars and professors dedicated to exploring the ways in which texts for young people make meaning, we know that language functions as both a tool of empowerment and one of imprisonment. Amiri Baraka writes that “users”—or dominant cultures—“have words. And it is the users that establish the world’s realities.” Language, then, inevitably divides as it shapes such realities by sorting people into groups of “users” and non-users.
Linguistic Representations of Alterity
How is alterity represented linguistically in literary texts through dialect rendering, manifestations of aspects of one's social/political identity including gender, race, religion, sexuality, class, etc.?
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has impacted the globe for more than a year. This development sparked renewed interest in the historical, sociocultural, political, and economic aspects of epidemics and pandemics, currently evidenced by an outpouring of scholarship on the consequences of the current pandemic on the world’s population as well as social and economic structures. This symposium provides a forum specifically for the study of the sociocultural developments that lead to “Othering” in situations of a perceived crisis.
This symposium explores North American Indigenous intellectual and narrative traditions that were recovered, reclaimed, or (re-)invented in the wake of Red Power movements that emerged in the 1960s in the settler colonial societies of Canada and the USA. It asks: which new perspectives and visions have been developed over the last 50 years within Indigenous studies and related fields when looking at Indigenous land and land rights, Indigenous political and social sovereignty, extractivism and environmental destruction, oppressive sex/gender systems, and for describing the repercussions of settler colonialism in North America, especially in narrative representations?
For Students by Students!
An International Conference on Literature, Culture and Foreign Languages
May 14-16, 2021 – online
CALL FOR PAPERS
If you are interested in 19th, 20th Century and Contemporary Literature or Language and Culture, or if:
You want to test your presentation skills in a culturally diverse (and accepting) environment, and
You can present in English or German, or
You simply want to listen to presentations from the comfort of your home, and connect with people on these subjects from all around the world,
THIS CONFERENCE IS FOR YOU!
CALL FOR PAPERS
OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 11(2)
ISSN: 2093-5498 (Print) / 2671-969X (Online)
We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.11 No.2 that will be published on July 31, 2021. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 11(2), please submit your manuscript by April 30, 2021.
About the Journal
CALL for PAPERS
Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled:
Care(ful) Relationships Between Mothers and the Caregivers They Hire
Editors: Katie B. Garner, PhD and Andrea O’Reilly, PhD
Deadline for Abstracts: June 1, 2021
CfP 2021 IAMAS Conference: Building Racial Equity In and Across Motherhood
Dates: Sept 24-26, 2021
The IAMAS 2021 conference is a three-day, interactive event. This year’s conference theme will examine the ways race and ethnicity impact motherhood, mothering practices, motherhood research/scholarship, and activism about and by mothers. We intend to examine aspects of race that prevent more mothers from thriving while giving ample room to celebrate growth, community, and positivity.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Camps, (In)justice, and Solidarity in the Americas
Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camps
January 28-31, 2022, University of Graz, Austria
The 1st Graz/Puerto Rico International Conference on Human Rights
from an Inter-American Perspective
Contemporary Latinx writers, visual artists, dancers, and performance artists enact, embody, cross, and defy multiple borders – those of nation, gender, race, language, climate, species, among others – in their work. In doing so they often draw on indigenous and other inherited forms of cultural expression, reclaiming and resignifying them in the process. The tension between the desire to belong to a rooted community and the longing to break away from a prescriptive collective is a hallmark of Latinx expression on various borders – ranging from the Chihuahuan desert to the Massacre River.
This year's MMLA conference was originally scheduled to be held last fall. MMLA 2021 will be held at Milwaukee, WI, or in a virtual format if necessary. The conference theme remains the same.
The Comparative Literature section of the MMLA invites proposals for papers that engage with this year's conference theme, "Cultures of Collectivity." Papers addressing the following suggested MMLA topics from a transnational, cross-cultural, and/or interdisciplinary perspective would be particularly relevant:
2021 The Maxine Hong Kingston Society will sponsor two panels for the 2021 ALA, both having to do with influence and association. “Before” will focus on writers who have influenced Kingston’s work and “After” will take up the matter of writers her work has influenced. Please see the ALA web sit for details about this year's conference, which will also include the possibility of virtual participation: https://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-annual-con...
Modern Language Association 2022: William Faulkner Society Call for Papers
The William Faulkner Society invites papers on any topic related to Faulkner. We especially welcome proposals integrating the Presidential theme, “Multilingual US.” Proposals should include a brief author biography. Send by March 22 to firstname.lastname@example.org. (This is an extension of our March 19 deadline stated on the MLA website.)
Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th June 2021
Muslim Writing, Writing Muslimness in Europe: Transcultural Literary Approaches
**DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 21, 2021**
Afrosouthernfuturism and the Black Speculative Arts
Getting Personal: American Women Poets and the Autobiographical LyricWebinar 4: Friday, March 19, 12:00-1:00 PM
l International Congress "The cinematographic stardom in Spain": Actresses under Francoism
ONLINE EDITION May 25 - 27th 2021
UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA
Call for Papers
The deadline for MLA LLC Korea Forum’s 2022 MLA (to be held in Washington DC, Jan 6-9) CFP has been extended to March 17th. Thank you for your support and interest - please feel free to circulate and share the CFPs widely!
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The organizers invite papers on all aspects of Joseph Conrad’s engagement with transnational or transcultural themes. Conrad’s works confront the challenges of transnationality on land or sea, not only through explorations of language, race, and ethnicity, but his characters’ attempts to forge transcultural unity in the face of alterity. Please send abstracts of up to 150 words on this or any other aspect of Conrad’s engagement with the theme to Dr. Mark Deggan at email@example.com before 15th March 2021.