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Steinbeck, Race, and Ethnicity A Special Issue of Steinbeck Review

updated: 
Friday, February 16, 2024 - 1:35pm
The Steinbeck Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

Like many American authors who rose to prominence in the first half of the twentieth century, John Steinbeck came from an economically privileged Protestant family of European descent and grew up in a socially and religiously conservative environment.  Like many of his contemporaries, he distanced himself from his upbringing in his fiction, rejecting the authority of government, of institutions, and of received cultural wisdom.  He sided with the poor and dispossessed, he stood with the underdog, and he tried to give the downtrodden a voice through his fiction.  His writing indicates that he aligned himself with the ideology of mid-century liberalism and considered himself liberal, progressive, and open minded.

Summer Seminars at the American Antiquarian Society

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:53pm
John Garcia / American Antiquarian Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 19, 2024

Dear friends and colleagues, This summer, the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) is offering week-long seminars on the history of the book and visual culture. AAS seminars are open to academics, library and museum professionals, independent researchers, and members of the antiquarian book trade. Hands-on sessions with AAS's exceptional collection of rare books, periodicals, manuscripts, and the graphic arts are a hallmark of the seminar experience.  Please follow the links provided below for more information and instructions on how to apply: "Disability Histories in the Visual Archive: Redress, Protest, and Justice" June 9-14, 2024.

Revenge is Mad Hard: Fat Ham and the Question of Cultural Reclamation

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:38pm
Valerie Clayman Pye Long Island University Post
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

Revenge is Mad Hard: Fat Ham and the Question of Cultural Reclamation

 

Since its digital debut in April of 2021, subsequent Pulitzer win, off-Broadway run, Broadway run, and recent flurry of regional productions, Fat Ham has taken North America by storm. In re-framing the story of Hamlet from within a Black, southern family barbeque, playwright James Ijames has opened the door for questions about cultural authority, the exchange of cultural capital, mediation, storytelling and adaptation methods, the need for increased representation in canonical stories, the methods through which marginalized voices might reclaim cultural capital, and more.

 

CFP reminder: Small Screen Food: American Identity Through a Culinary Televisual Lens

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:35pm
Urszula Niewiadomska-Flis and Carrie Helms Tippen
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

 

Salman Rushdie characterized the serial television show “as the novelistic medium of the 21st century,” signifying its emerging importance and elevating its status to a realm traditionally occupied by novels. This shift, propelled by technological advancements and new patterns in media consumption like streaming and binge-watching, highlights televisions’ artistic and cultural importance. Rushdie’s view acknowledges television series as valuable cultural artifacts of considerable artistic depth and cultural weight.

Journal of European Popular Culture - For Immediate Next Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 6:53am
Journal of European Popular Culture - Intellect Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Journal of European Popular Culture (JEPC)

Intellect Publishers

Next issue - call for article/s

This peer-reviewed journal seeks lively submissions for its latest issues on any aspect of European cultural and creative activity.

The next issue is open at present

This peer reviewed journal is interested in contemporary practices, but also in historical, contextual, biographical or theoretical analyses relating to past cultural activities in Europe.

Modern Language Review

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:27pm
Modern Humanities Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2025

The English Editor of Modern Language Review (https://www.mhra.org.uk/series/MLR), the flagship journal of the Modern Humanities Research Association (https://www.mhra.org.uk), and one of the oldest in its field, invites original and compelling contributions from emerging and established scholars on any aspect or period of Anglophone literature. 

Contributions can take two forms:

CFP - Michelle Yeoh - Everything and Everywhere on Global Screens

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:26pm
Lisa Funnell/Mohawk College, Wayne King Tung Wong/University of Sheffield, Dorothy Wai Sim Lau/Hong Kong Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

CFP: Michelle Yeoh - Everything and Everywhere on Global Screens

 

Edited by: Lisa Funnell, Wayne King Tung Wong, and Dorothy Wai Sim Lau

 

Societal Sidelines: Exclusion and Resilience in the Early Modern World

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 2:59pm
University of Tokyo
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 19, 2024

Call for Papers

Societal Sidelines: Exclusion and Resilience in the Early Modern World

International Symposium at the University of Tokyo, Japan

July 13-14 2024

 

Paper proposals are now being accepted for ‘Societal Sidelines’ symposium, to be held this July in hybrid format at Kojima Hall, University of Tokyo. For full consideration, please submit your abstracts (350 words max.) to nora.baker@e.u-tokyo.ac.jp by April 15th, 2024.

 

Edward Said's legacy in the context of current events

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 2:55pm
Revathi Krishnaswamy, San Jose State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Call for Papers:  Edited Volume; MLA 2025 conference special session

Topic: Edward Said’s legacy in the context of current events

Masks and Masking (Hybrid Conference)

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 2:49pm
IUP English Graduate Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2024

Masks have been used throughout history for many different purposes. Some use literal masks for entertainment and performance; some use them for cunning and disguise; others use figurative masks to hide their true identities from those around them. As we consider trends—and shifts in those trends—in literature, theory, criticism, and academia, we must analyze the utility of masks to determine why people have needed them and still need them.

 

IUP’s English Graduate Organization is proud to announce the 2024 EGO Spring Conference with the theme: Masks and Masking. For this conference, we will be utilizing the hybrid format (both in-person and via Zoom) to accommodate everyone and encourage those from outside of IUP to join us as well.

MLA 2025 Special Session: Visualizing Risk in the 20th & 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 2:48pm
Elaine Cannell/UW-Madison
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

This MLA 2025 Special Session Panel invites papers that interrogate “risk” as a political, visual, and/or affective concept in contemporary literature, media, and visual culture. Some questions to consider might include:

Special Issue of Post45, "Race and Animality Reconsidered"

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 1:21pm
Samantha Pergadia and Alex Alston
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

We are proposing a special issue of Post-45 Journal, titled “Race and Animality Reconsidered.” In light of a host of recent interventions and discourses emerging from Black studies, postcolonial studies, environmental studies, and other fields, this special issue seeks to highlight contemporary work on the entanglements of racialization or racialized gendering and animalization, including what this means for the material lives of human and nonhuman animals since WWII.

Beyond Nationalism and Populism: National Identities Studies in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:01pm
National Identities, University of Westminster, London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2024

 

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS 

 

Beyond Nationalism and Populism: National Identities Studies in the 21st Century

                                                               National Identities 25th anniversary conference

 

 

 

A special conference to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of the journal National Identities will be held at the University of Westminster, London on 12-14 September 2024.

 

Elizabeth Bowen Review Vol. 6 - Call for Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 3:53pm
Elizabeth Bowen Society/University of Bedfordshire
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

The editors of the Elizabeth Bowen Review are seeking scholarly and innovative essays for publication in the sixth volume of the journal in December 2024.

For this issue, the editors are interested in essays on any aspect of Bowen’s writing – fiction, reviewing and criticism, biography and travel writing, or work discussing Bowen criticism. 

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 July 1st 2024.

More information about the journal is available at http://www.bowensociety.com/elizabeth-bowen-review/

Queer Africa: New Directions in Art, Film & Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 3:53pm
Andy Carolin & Gibson Ncube
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

Queer Africa: New Directions in Art, Film, and Literature

This special issue of The Thinker sets out to examine the rapidly expanding field of queer artistic production in Africa. The special issue aims to shine light on the rich and dynamic cultural production that explores and subverts conventional narratives and adds to the continuing conversation about queer representation and visibility by highlighting the various ways queer identities are portrayed across the continent. The goal of this special issue is thus to showcase the various ways that African queer voices are redefining and shaping the cultural landscape by looking at how queerness intersects with and is expressed in art, film, and literature.

Nostalgia: A Virtual Student Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 10:59am
University at Albany / English Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS

Nostalgia

A hybrid/virtual student conference hosted by the University at Albany

 

March 15th, 2024

10 am- to 4 pm EST

Official site: http://egsoalbany.weebly.com/conference.html

“Nostalgia," coined in 1688 by physician Johannes Hofer, originally described a medical condition marked by a painful longing for one's native land. Over time, nostalgia has evolved, encompassing both personal and communal aspects, with debates ranging from its temporal significance to its political and rhetorical dimensions.

 

MLA 2025 (MRDS Guaranteed Panel) Performing Multiculturalism and Multilingualism in Medieval and Renaissance Drama

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 9:54am
Modern Language Association Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2024

MLA 2025 (9-12 January)

New Orleans, LA, USA

Panel: Performing Multiculturalism and Multilingualism in Medieval and Renaissance Drama 

The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS) has a guaranteed session at the 2025 MLA Annual Convention (9-12 January). New Orleans, LA, USA–the location of the 2025 conference–boasts a rich history forged through the comingling of diverse ethnicities, races, religions, and identities. In concert with this history of New Orleans, the MRDS panel organizers seek papers that analyze cultural and linguistic mixing on Medieval and Early Modern stages. Possible topics include (and are not limited to): 

2024 Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, & Media (MCLLM)

updated: 
Monday, January 29, 2024 - 11:29am
Northern Illinois University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2024

Reclaiming Legacy: From Foundations to Futures in Coalitions & Communities

This year’s conference theme encourages papers, presentations, and original creative works that explore topics concerned with the intersecting of generational work and identities; what do we build our studies on and what do we leave for the next generation of our identified coalitions and communities?

Submit proposals that speak to the representation and/or involvement of these communities in literature, media, art, games, technology, politics, etc.

Toward a New South/a New Southern Studies

updated: 
Friday, January 26, 2024 - 3:54pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 5, 2024

Deadline Extended! Abstracts available for submission until February 5!

 

Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference

June 23-26, 2024

Courtyard by Marriott Beachfront

Gulfport, MS

Theme: "Reconstruction(s)"

‘Educating Susan’: Decolonisation and Inclusivity in Creative Writing Pedagogy and Publishing

updated: 
Friday, January 26, 2024 - 11:14am
Dr Deepa Anappara, City, University of London, and Farhana Shaikh, De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2024

There have been several recent discussions on decolonisation, diversity, and inclusion in creative writing pedagogy and publishing, following the Black Lives Matter movement, #publishingpaidme on Twitter on racial disparities in pay, and reports such as ‘Rethinking Diversity’. But have these discussions led to meaningful changes in academia and publishing?

The ‘Rethinking Diversity’ report (2020) stated that publishers have a narrow understanding of their core reader, whom they describe as ‘a white, middle-class older woman sardonically referred to as Susan’, likely uninterested in books by writers of colour.

We Are All Connected: Fostering Intersectionality and Solidarity (2024 Call for Proposals)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:13pm
Peace and Justice Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

We Are All Connected:Fostering Intersectionality and Solidarity

The annual conference of The Peace and Justice Studies Association 

Hosted by The Justice House Program at Niagara University

OCTOBER 24-27, 2024 | Niagara, New York, USA

 

Proposal Submission Deadline: May 01, 2024

Early Bird Registration: May 1 – July 15, 2024

Draft Schedule Released: June 3, 2024

 

Journal of Ethnic American Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:11pm
JEAL
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2024

PLEASE SHARE WIDELY, ESPECIALLY WITH PROMISING GRADUATE STUDENTS & YOUNGER SCHOLARS DOING WORK IN ETHNIC AMERICAN LITERARY STUDIES: Journal of Ethnic American Literature, a refereed scholarly annual dedicated to new research and criticism in American literature and culture, seeks scholarly articles (5000 to 7000 words saved in Word) that use the MLA Style. JEAL also plans to develop a "Poetic Notes" section. An interested contributor can select a good but less discussed poem by an American poet and submit an explication of up to 1000 to 1500 words. Submissions can be emailed to journaljeal@yahoo.com, and the subject line should contain JEAL, Sub, your name, and the date. The deadline is August 1.

MLA 2025 CFP Australian Literature at the Crossroads

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:08pm
American Association of Australasian Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2024

Call for Papers 

MLA 2025 New Orleans, LA, 9–12 January

American Association of Australasian Literary Studies 

An Allied Organization of MLA – Guaranteed Session

 

Australasian Literature at the Crossroads 

 

Official MLA 35-word CFP: 

Consideration of any aspect of the literature, film, and/or culture of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, including Indigenous writing, particularly changes to the field, content, and milieu of literary studies. Full CFP aaals.org. 250-word abstracts.

 

Full CFP: 

Book Chapter for Memory Studies in Turkey and Beyond: A Handbook by BRILL

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:07pm
Deniz Gündoğan İbrişim, Kadir Has University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Turkey with geographical, historical, social, and cultural attributes stands as a unique laboratory for memory studies. Memory studies in turn can serve as an antidote for grappling with Turkey’s past, present, and the looming issues, challenges and crisis within and beyond its borderlands. Despite such mutual benefits, there remains a notable lack of development in memory studies within Turkish academia, and a shortage of collaborative research on the Turkish memory culture in transcultural memory studies. The underrepresentation of memory studies in the Turkish context inevitably underscores the need for research initiatives that contribute to bridging this gap through comprehensive academic resources.

Unruly Borders: March 1-3 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 - 10:34am
Department of English 17th Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Ottawa
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Call for Papers

Unruly Borders 

“Borders are set up to define the places that are safe and unsafe, to distinguish us from them. A border is a dividing line, a narrow strip along a steep edge. A borderland is a vague and undetermined place created by the emotional residue of an unnatural boundary. It is in a constant state of transition. The prohibited and forbidden are its inhabitants.” Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Borderlands/La Frontera 

The English Graduate Students Association of the University of Ottawa is excited to review your submissions for our 2024 Conference 

American Association of Australasian Literary Studies Annual Conference

updated: 
Monday, January 22, 2024 - 10:47am
American Association of Australasian Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Call for Papers

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

April 17–19, 2024

***Deadline Extended! New Deadline 29 February, 2024***

The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS) invites paper proposals for its 2024 Annual Conference, to be held live online via Zoom.  Papers addressing any aspect of the literature, film, and/or culture of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand are welcome. Proposals from graduate students are encouraged and will be considered for the Wertheim Prize. 

Nourish the Soul: Food, Culture, and the Arts

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2024 - 4:22pm
Billy Joe Turner Interdisciplinary Writing Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 28, 2024

Due date extended...

Food has always had meaning. In terms of literary analysis, food has a symbolic and culturally significant meaning. Historically speaking however, studies about food have traditionally been connected to disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, and history but recent shifts in literary and cultural thought, food studies have widened to include disciplines such as English, World Languages, Art, Film studies, etc.

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