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ethnicity and national identity


Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 9:04am
Ivy Tech Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices

Our spring 2018 CFP Theme:

The Differences That Bind Us:

Diversity in our classrooms

Literary Fantasy and its Discontents

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 2:38am
Taipei Tech (National Taipei University of Technology)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

In her still influential Fantasy and Mimesis: Responses to Reality in Western Literature (1984), Kathryn Hume defines the literary fantastic as any departure from consensus reality, believing that it holds an equally significant position in literary history as mimesis. Rather than being a recent and sometimes academically marginalized genre, fantasy, for Hume, is integral to almost all literature.

“Multicultural Writers as Chroniclers of Culture: Strategies for Teaching Texts that Centralize the Marginalized," Multicultural Literature in the Classroom, Midwest MLA, November 15-18, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 10:59pm
Multicultural Literature in the Classroom, Midwest MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018

In an era rife with cultural anxieties, the role of the multicultural writer is more vital than ever, particularly when the cultural norms of those existing outside of mainstream culture are increasingly challenged, censured, or overshadowed by the biases of the majority.  Whether by documenting the disorienting experiences of immigrants seeking to establish new lives in places far from their countries of origin or the decades-long struggles of minorities to gain a firmer foothold in the societies around them, multicultural writers often serve as chroniclers of the cultures from which their characters—and they themselves—come, providing their readers with a deeper appreciation for the rich histories and traditions that shape those cultures and ideally hel

CFP: Children, Youth, and International Television

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:25am
debbie olson
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Call for submissions to a collection which critically examines programs that prominently feature children in international (i.e. non-American) television. Programs may include those targeted to children, or those programs targeted to adults but contain child characters. We invite submissions on programs from Canada, the UK, Continental Europe, Australasia, Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and the Middle East. These essays will explore how international television has been a significant conduit for the public consumption of changing ideas about children and childhood, and will connect relevant events, attitudes, or anxieties within their respective countries of origin to an analysis of children or childhood in international programs.

Towards an Aesthetics of South Texas Women Artists

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:24am
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 30, 2018

“Towards an Aesthetics of South Texas Women Artists” aims to recover and analyze regional artistic productions to get at a sense of what characterizes South Texas women’s art and literature in relation to the area as well as to the larger traditions of women’s regionalist writing and art. 

  • We welcome proposals that seek to analyze the artistic production of South Texas women (literary, visual arts, and music).
  • We also welcome readings or presentations of creative work by South Texas women.

Send a 250-word abstract to Dr. Susan Roberson ( by July 30, 2018.

Identities in Transit: The Ethics and Politics of Representation

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:56am
Laboratory Values, Society and Development (LVSD), Ibn Zohr University, Agadir, Morocco
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018


The concept of ‘identity’ has of late acquired much resonance inside and outside academia. Identity has become in today’s globalized world more fundamental than ever before to the endeavor of addressing theoretical and political issues relating to ‘nationality,’ ‘nation (-state) borders,’  ‘history,’ ‘ethnicity,’ and other, perhaps more urgent, issues of ethnic conflicts, immigration, and refugees. The complexity of each of these entities and the interplay of most of them point, together, to the insufficiencies apparent in those ‘fixed’ understandings of the concept of identity. Fixed, or essentialized, views of identity put emphasis on roots, continuity, tradition, and timelessness... .

Joint SALA-MLA panel: Image-Text Encounters in South Asian Graphic Narratives

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:36am
South Asian Literary Association and Modern Language Association Joint Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Papers invited for the joint (guaranteed) South Asian Literary Association-MLA panel exploring the incorporation of South Asian visual and literary traditions in the subcontinent’s comics. Inspired by the MLA 2019 theme of “textual transactions,” this panel explores the constitutive relations among South Asian graphic narratives and the region’s local, folk and national visual as well as literary cultures. This panel is interested in teasing out what makes South Asian graphic narratives' image-text interactions distinct from that of Western comics. What visual frames of reference do they rely on? How are image and text mutually constitutive in Indian graphic narratives?

Italian American and Italian Canadian Is Multi-Ethnic Too

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:34am
MLA Working Group Sponsored by Italian American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 24, 2018


Italian American and Italian Canadian Is Multi-Ethnic Too Class, gender, migration, history, diaspora, ethnicity, politics, radicals, working class, cinema, foodways, literature, media, popular culture, cultural studies, theory, 250-word abstract. Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, U of Arkansas, Fayetteville (; Alan Gravano, Rocky Mountain U (

Deadline for submissions: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Alan J. Gravano, Rocky Mountain U ( )

Call for Paper, extended deadline: Revolt, resistance and hope in European Cinema (MLA 2019).

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:15pm
MLA, Graduate Student Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Revolt, resistance and hope in European cinema. Allied Organization: Graduate Student Caucus
The GSC is looking for papers exploring the theme of popular uprisings in film, picturing how cinema (documentary, drama and comedy) can translate into political messages. 250-word abstracts by March 14th, 2018 at
 ​Best regards, M. Leconte.​