ethnicity and national identity

RSS feed

Britain, Empire, and Global Afterlives: 1850-1950

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:10pm
MLA 2022, Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

This panel explores the “undisciplining” possibilities of challenging Anglocentric periodization in the scholarship on the global British empire. Submissions reframing Victorian/Modernist periodicities and/or foregrounding non-English texts, translation, multilingualism, and raciality are especially welcome. Please submit a 250-word abstract to anweshakundu@wustl.edu or oishanisengupta@gmail.com

“Ecocriticisms of the Américas” Interest Group Calls for Sponsored Panels for ASLE 2021

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:09pm
Charlotte Rogers
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

 The “Ecocriticisms of the Américas” Interest Group will sponsor up to two panels at the 2021 virtual Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment symposium, to be held asynchronously from July 26- August 6. See https://www.asle.org/stay-informed/asle-news/2021-virtual-conference-cfp/.

MLA 2022: Academic Fiction and the Politics of Multilingualism

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:07pm
Dr. Almas Khan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

Proposals sought for an MLA 2022 (Washington DC, 1/6-1/9) special session on academic fiction engaging with the politics of multilingualism thematically, formally, or otherwise. Regions and time periods are open, but comparative, intersectional, and/or interdisciplinary approaches are preferred. Submit 250-word abstracts and 150-word bios to Dr. Almas Khan at abkhan@stanfordalumni.org by March 20, 2021.

For more on next year's Modern Language Association conference theme, see https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2022/2022-Presidential-Theme-Multilin...

 

“Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Literary and Cultural Studies”

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:07pm
Rupkatha: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

CFP: Special Issue on East and Southeast Asian Literary and Cultural Studies for Rupkatha (indexed in Scopus, WoS, MLA). This special issue seeks original research focused on the cultures of East and/or Southeast Asia and their associated diasporic communities. This issue is committed to offering a platform to emerging voices; so we would particularly welcome submissions from early and mid-career scholars and advanced graduate students, more so if their work demonstrates an attempt to meaningfully engage with the concerns of the region by foregrounding methods that aim to problematize Eurocentric perspectives.

Gender, Violence, and the State in Contemporary Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:59am
Special issue of gender forum (winter 2021), edited by Judith Rauscher (U of Cologne)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

From its beginnings, speculative fiction across different media and genres has combined imaginaries of social and political organization with issues of gender and violence. Thomas More’s Utopia (1551), for example, imagined an egalitarian society that remained strictly patriarchal and a perfect government that ensured prosperity and peace by fighting preventive wars, administering capital punishment to adulterers, endorsing corporal punishment for unruly women and children, and encouraging (assisted) suicide. Whether we consider literary texts, film, TV series, comics, or other forms of cultural expression, contemporary speculative fiction continues to discuss (state-)violence and the gendered nature of socio-political relations.

Columbia University Press launches new partnership with Howard University to advance Black studies and diversify academic publishing

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:58am
Columbia University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 26, 2026

Columbia University Press today announced a new ongoing scholarly book series in the field of Black studies called Black Lives in the Diaspora: Past / Present / Future, to be published in partnership with Howard University’s College of Arts and Sciences and Columbia University’s African American and African Diaspora Studies Department.

CFP: Manga’s Global Influence (MLA 2022 Guaranteed Session; 1/6-1/9/22; DEADLINE 3/15/21)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:57am
Janine Utell / Modern Language Association / GS Forum on Comics and Graphic Narratives
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

MLA 2022 Guaranteed Session CFP: Manga’s Global Influence

(DEADLINE: 3/15/2021)

Call for Papers for a guaranteed roundtable panel sponsored by the Forum for Comics and Graphic Narratives at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, January 6-9, 2022 in Washington, DC.

CFP: Reading and Translating Comics in Two Directions (MLA 2022 1/6-1/9/22; DEADLINE: 3/15/2021)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:57am
Janine Utell / Modern Language Association / GS Forum on Comics and Graphic Narratives
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

MLA 2022 Collaborative/Non-Guaranteed Session CFP: Reading and Translating Comics in Two Directions

(DEADLINE: 3/15/2021)

Call for Papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Jan. 6-9, 2022, in Washington D.C. This collaborative panel is jointly sponsored by the Arabic Forum and the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum.

"William Faulkner and the Work of Antiracism"

updated: 
Friday, February 26, 2021 - 12:05pm
Faulkner Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Call for Papers: Faulkner Journal special issue, “William Faulkner, Race, and the Work of Antiracism”

 

MLA 2022 CFP: "Transnational Migration and Empire"

updated: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 12:07pm
TC Race and Ethnicity Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

MLA 2022 will be held 6–9 January, 2022 in Washington, DC. We invite abstracts for an Transdisciplinary Connections [TC] Race and Ethnicity Studies-sponsored panel, "Transnational Migration and Empire." 300-word abstracts that examine how texts that center on transnational migrations, forced or otherwise, produce anti-imperialist modes of thought and practice. Any geographical location and time period. Send submissions to trans.migration.empire@gmail.com by Monday, 15 March 2021.

Communication Ethics in Urban Settings

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:22pm
16th National Communication Ethics Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

16th National Communication Ethics Conference

Communication Ethics in Urban Settings

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Date: June 8-10, 2021


The 16th Biennial Communication Ethics Conference will be held virtually June 8–10, 2021. The conference is sponsored by the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies of Duquesne University and the Communication Ethics Institute.

NOTE: The conference venue is shifting to an online format in order to accommodate the circumstances of COVID-19.

MLA 2022: The Power of Laughter: Discursive Communities and the Deconstruction of Social Hierarchies

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:22pm
The American Humor Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

In her 2014 text, All Joking Aside, Rebecca Krefting argued that “Jokesters unmask inequality by identifying the legal arrangements and cultural attitudes and beliefs contributing to their subordinated status—joking about it, challenging that which has become normalized and compulsory, and offering new solutions and strategies” (2). Humor has long been a tool for upsetting the status quo, for questioning the social institutions that exalt some, while leaving so many others behind. But does this comedic approach succeed in effecting change? What are the tangible results of challenging the existing situation?

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Latinx Literature and Culture (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:21pm
Lisette Lasater, Palomar College
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: Latinx Literature and Culture

Contacts: Lisette Lasater, Palomar College (lisette.lasater@gmail.com)

Edited collection “The Politics of Othering”

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:20pm
University of Gafsa
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The concept of “Othering/ Otherisation” refers to the classification of individuals or groups as outsiders. This cognitive classification divides any sociocultural and political formation into potential two generally monolithic and mutually exclusive blocks: the in-group community versus the out-group community. The inclusion or exclusion of each block is contingent on different criteria like religion, ethnicity, culture, race, politics, class, etc. When these differences are used descriptively, they become somewhat acceptable and harmless. However, when they are normative, they are often couched in the discourses of superiority or inferiority, goodness or badness, civilized-ness or uncivilized-ness, etc.

Where Do We Go From Here? Anti-Racism and the Future of the Profession

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:20pm
Teaching as a Profession Forum of the MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

This panel explores the ways educators are engaging with anti-racist practices in their classrooms, institutions, and communities as we re-invision the future of our profession.

 

The Modern Language Association will take place January 6-9 2022 in Washington D.C., and should include some hybrid components.

Special Issue on Kashmir

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:20pm
ThirdFront
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

In this special issue on Kashmir, we look at the dramatic change in the status of Kashmir that was effected with the reading down/abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019 and the aftermath of this moment. While Kashmir has been violated for decades, the removal of all special status with the abrogation was more than a symbolic change and not just because of the escalation in violence, the most dramatic internet shutdown in any modern nation. What has changed with this abrogation? What did that moment mean for Kashmir and what does it mean for its future?

 

CFP: Comics on the Border (MLA 2022; 1/6-1/9/22; DEADLINE 3/15/21)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:58pm
Janine Utell / MLA / GS Forum on Comics and Graphic Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

MLA 2022 Non-Guaranteed Session CFP: Comics on the Border

(DEADLINE: 3/15/2021)

Call for Papers for a proposed non-guaranteed roundtable sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum to be held (if accepted) at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Jan. 6-9, 2022, in Washington D.C.

Comics are defined by borders in formal representation and structure, in the boundaries between word and image and generic categories, in the networks and communities of mainstream and alternative production and circulation.

CfP for MLA 2022 “Mattering in the 19thC and Beyond: US Transcendentalisms, Racism, and Repair"

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:01am
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

“Mattering in the 19th C and Beyond: US Transcendentalisms, Racism, and Repair"

Roundtable organized by the Margaret Fuller Society

MLA 2022: Washington, DC, 6 to 9 January

Submission deadline: 20 March 2021

 

How do race, racism, and anti-racism operate among US transcendentalists? What alternative vocabularies and theoretical models have their Black contemporaries and later Black thinkers created? We invite proposals that challenge or reform the legacies of transcendentalism. Potential topics (others are welcome):

 

-     constructions of race

-     systemic racism

-     Black intellectual/aesthetic traditions

-     Black writers/speakers

Multilingual and Multicultural Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand MLA 2022 Panel

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:47am
American Association of Australasian Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Call for Papers

MLA 2022

American Association of Australasian Literary Studies

 

Washington, D.C., 6-9 January 2022

Barbara Hoffmann, AAALS Vice President, Session Organizer and Moderator

 

Session Title:

Multilingual and Multicultural Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand

 

Official MLA 35-word official CFP:

The Politics of Syria

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Siasat-al-Insaf
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Call for Papers (Spring Issue 2021) The image of Syria as a war-torn country has always dominated global news cycles. On one hand, news outlets discuss how the international powers serve their own economic and political interests by implementing the Middle East Grand Strategy revolving around ‘ Creative Chaos’ policies. In short, waging a proxy war on Syria’s political and economic system, destroying culture and infrastructure, affecting civilians, violating human rights principles under the pretext of democracy and protection of human rights, with the aim to reshape Middle East politics. In this context, such news cycles persistently distort President Assad's counterstrategy.

Diglossia, Heteroglossia, and Raciolinguistics

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:44am
MLA 2022 - CLCS-Medieval Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

People form new grammars and dialects through creative languaging: creolization, code-switching, etc. The results carry markers of intercultural relations and historical tensions. How do raciolinguistics manifest in Medieval literature, Medieval reiterations, and historiography?Languages have a deep capacity to coexist, disrupt, and change, and they survive each cultural encounter either strengthened or weakened, but certainly transmogrified. Language’s abilities to form new grammars and dialects through creative formations is apparent in both Medieval texts and in Medieval reiterations.

Resilience, Resistance and Renewal in the Medieval and Early Modern World

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:44am
UCLA Medieval and Early Modern Graduate Student Association (MEMSA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

The global medieval and early modern world (broadly considered, c. 900-1750) underwent myriad profound changes, from devastating famines, plagues, and wars to an increased entanglement of the continents, economic transformations, and technological and scientific developments. These changes were often accompanied by calls for the reshaping of the institutions and structures – political, religious, intellectual, etc. – which undergirded societies’ approach to these challenges, encompassing such responses as resistance, resilience, and renewal. 

Elizabeth Bowen Review Vol 4, 2021

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 9:38am
University of Bedfordshire/Elizabeth Bowen Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Extension: Call for Papers, Elizabeth Bowen Review: Volume 4, 2021

 The editors of the Elizabeth Bowen Review are seeking scholarly and innovative essays for publication in the fourth volume of the journal in September 2021.

For this issue, the editors are particularly interested in essays on Bowen’s short stories. However, we are very keen to see essays on any aspect of Bowen’s writing – this could include work as a reviewer and critic, Bowen’s travel writing (e.g. A Time in Rome) and non-fiction.

Essays should be 6-7,000 words including citations, and use Harvard referencing. Please attach a 150-word abstract and short biography. Completed essays should be submitted by May 31st 2021.

PAMLA Session: The City and Canadian Literature and Authors

updated: 
Friday, February 12, 2021 - 2:02pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

The theme of the 2021 PAMLA conference focuses on ideas and forms of cities, fictive cities, and symbolic cities, and on various representations of urban cultures and peoples. This panel focuses on real and fictional Canadian cities, expressing visions of city types, culture, and the development of identity through cityscapes in Canadian literature and/or by Canadian writers. Given Canada’s great size but small, dispersed population, “city” has divided Canada into the “Big Three” -- Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver -- and the rest, not only from the Canadian perspective, but also from external perspectives.

2021 Intersectional Studies Remote Conference (SC State)

updated: 
Friday, February 12, 2021 - 12:13pm
Department of English and Communications (SC State)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 5, 2021

The Department of English and Communications at South Carolina State University invites twenty-minute papers for the 2021 Intersectional Studies Remote Conference via Zoom on Friday, March 26.

 

Big Data & Social Media in Southeast Asia (MLA 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 10:23am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

We invite papers for a proposed session on “Big Data & Social Media in Southeast Asia” for the 2022
Modern Language Association conference (6-9 January). This session is sponsored by the MLA’s
Southeast Asia and Southeast Asia Diasporic forum.

INDIAN DIASPORA: LITERATURE, CULTURE, AND IDENTITY

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:13pm
GD Goenka University, Gurugram, Haryana, India
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

     CALL FOR CHAPTERS   

INDIAN DIASPORA: LITERATURE,    CULTURE,    AND  IDENTITY    

 

Sub-themes

E T H N I C I T Y    A N D    D I A S P O R A P L U R A L I S M        A N D        D I A S P O R A

M U L T I C U L T U R A L I S M    A N D    D I A S P O R A G L O B A L I S A T I O N    A N D        D I A S P O R A

T R A N S N A T I O N A L I S M    A N D    D I A S P O R A P A R T I T I O N    A N D    D I A S P O R A

Pages