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SAMLA 2021- Racial Crossing in the 21st Century

updated: 
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 8:49am
Clark Barwick, Indiana University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

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.

Regina Ezera and Eastern European Literature

updated: 
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 8:49am
Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia; National Library of Latvia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

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

 

St. Clair Drake Grad Student Research Symposium

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:45am
UC Berkeley Department of African-American and African Diaspora Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 2, 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.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Comparative American Ethnic (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:43am
Vivian Delchamps, University of California - Los Angeles
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

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 (vivian713@ucla.edu)

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."

Conference Note:

Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Literature and Culture - PAMLA 2021 [Virtual] Conference

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:43am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

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 (nbartels@uw.edu), if you have any questions! 

 

Submit your abstract here:

CFP for 2021 PAMLA - James Baldwin in Hawaiʻi, the Pacific, and Beyond: Teaching Intersectionality through Literature

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:43am
Michael Pak, UH West Oahu
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

118th PAMLA Conference

Las Vegas, Nevada | November 11-14, 2021

Sahara Las Vegas Hotel and Online

Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

PANEL

James Baldwin in Hawaiʻi, the Pacific, and Beyond: Teaching Intersectionality through Literature

 

MODERATOR

Mike Pak, UH West Oahu

pakm@hawaii.edu

 

ABSTRACT

Life Writing as Political Voice

updated: 
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 8:38pm
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 22, 2021

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.

EXTENDED: Word Play: Nonstandard English and Multilingualism in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Sunday, March 21, 2021 - 4:45pm
Modern Language Association 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 28, 2021

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

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:03pm
Linguistics and Literature Forum of the MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 22, 2021

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.?

EPIDEMICS AND OTHERING: THE BIOPOLITICS OF COVID-19 IN HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:03pm
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Heike Steinhoff, Ruhr-University Bochum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

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.

Online symposium: In the Wake of Red Power Movements. New Perspectives on Indigenous Intellectual and Narrative Traditions (May 14/15, 2021)

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:03pm
Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:03pm
For Students by Students
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 5, 2021

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! 

Proposal Requirements: 

OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 11(2)

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:01pm
Research Institute of Asian Women
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

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.

 

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Representation of the East in Commercial Theatres and University Drama in the Early Modern Period (edited collection)

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 5:16am
Medieval and Early Modern Orients
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Representation of the East in Commercial Theatres and University Drama in the Early Modern Period (edited collection)

(EXTENDED DEADLINE UNTIL 15TH OF APRIL 2021)

Contact email: murat_ogutcu@yahoo.coma.hussain34@edu.salford.ac.uk

Call for Chapters: Edited Collection 

Care(ful) Relationships Between Mothers and the Caregivers They Hire

updated: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:26pm
Demeter Press
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

 

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

 

Building Racial Equity In and Across Motherhood

updated: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:26pm
Int'l Assoc. of Maternal Action and Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

CfP 2021 IAMAS Conference: Building Racial Equity In and Across Motherhood   

 Location: ONLINE

 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. 

Camps, (In)justice, and Solidarity in the Americas Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camps

updated: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:25pm
Center for Inter-American Studies, University of Graz
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

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

Performing Borders/Performances on the Border

updated: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:25pm
MLA LLC Latina and Latino Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

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.

MMLA 2021: Comparative Literature CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:24pm
MMLA Comparative Literature Permanent Section
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

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:

Influenced and Influencing: Maxine Hong Kingston and Other Writers

updated: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:24pm
Maxine Hong Kingston Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 29, 2021

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...

Faulkner Society - MLA 2022 - open call

updated: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:24pm
The William Faulkner Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 22, 2021

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 wfsociety@gmail.com. (This is an extension of our March 19 deadline stated on the MLA website.)

Crisis Lines: Coloniality, Modernity, Comics

updated: 
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 3:20pm
City, University of London / King’s College London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 9, 2021

 

Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th June 2021

Online (Zoom)

 

2022 MLA Call for papers (LLC Korea Forum)

updated: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 9:21am
MLA LLC Korea Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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!

 

<Domestic Materiality in Korea and Beyond>

Transnational-Transcultural Conrad--Conrad Panel at the MLA, Washington, DC, 2022

updated: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 8:35am
Joseph Conrad Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

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 mark_deggan@sfu.ca before 15th March 2021.

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