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NeMLA 2021: Writing Within Interrogative Dynamics (Roundtable)

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 5:08pm
Eric Schmaltz (York University) and Orchid Tierney (Kenyon College)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

“Experiment,” suggests Joan Retallack, “is a reaching out to experience things that cannot be grasped merely by examining the state of our own minds.” Here, Retallack is working toward an incisive description of experimental writing’s relationship to scientific experiments. Experimental poetry and science share, according to Retallack, a tendency to engage diverse forms of change, what she calls “an interrogative dynamic.” For this roundtable, we draw a third component into this confabulation by citing moments of crisis as potentially homologous engagements with interrogative dynamics. Within the folds of crisis, past experiences can become a palimpsest and subjects must traverse the unknown.

Ọyẹ: Journal of Language, Literature and Popular Culture Vol. 2. No. 2 Special Edition: Ekiti

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 9:22am
Ọyẹ: Journal of Language, Literature and Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 2, 2020

Ọyẹ: Journal of Language, Literature and Popular Culture is an academic journal domiciled in the Department of English and Literary Studies of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. It seeks to publish insightful research from established and emerging scholars on all aspects of English Language, Literature and Popular Culture, especially as they relate to Africa and to the Black Diaspora.

For its third edition which will be published in December 2020, Ọyẹ will be focusing on the language, literature and popular culture of Ekiti State.

We are especially interested in submissions with an interdisciplinary focus. Papers might examine, but are not limited to the following issues:


Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:51am
Timothy Barnett
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Today, many thousands of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people are crossing borders and building bridges between communities as they fight against injustice and for alternatives to mass incarceration. This volume, edited by a collective of Northeastern Illinois University faculty and students, some either currently or formerly incarcerated, will tell the stories of these justice leaders.

Autobiography Panel, 118th Annual PAMLA Conference

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:50am
PAMLA 2020 (Las Vegas, NV, Nov. 12-15)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

118th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV

Thursday, November 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020
Sahara Las Vegas Hotel
Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

*** Given concerns about the COVID-19 virus, organizers will be monitoring the situation as we continue planning for our conference in November.

PAMLA’s Autobiography panel is currently accepting submissions!

Muslims in America (extended deadline for panel)

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 12:57pm
Dr. Mahwash Shoaib / SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020

  Panel at the South Atlantic Modern Languages Association / SAMLA 92 Conference

This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, filmmakers, and visual artists.

Conceptualizing the Body: Identity, Intimacy, and Intervention

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:46am
NeMLA 2021 Conference Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Bodies, and representations of bodies, surround our everyday existence. Our bodies, and the bodies around us, are subject to norms that police how a body should look or behave in a given context. Glamorous and desirable bodies draw positive attention and literary and cultural representations reflect this, while deviant bodies are policed and regulated. This panel aims to explore how various bodies are represented in contemporary culture as well as analyze how these representations impact our perceptions of self and world. In a moment where the international political landscape is reliant on the policing and weaponizing of bodies, it is more important than ever before to consider how conceptions of bodies foster these divisions.

SEASECS 2021 Call for Session Proposals

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:42am
The Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

SEASECS 2021: “Oceans Rise, Empires Fall: Tidal Shifts in the Eighteenth Century”

February 18-20, 2021 in Ft. Myers, Florida

Session Proposal Deadline: 6.15.2020

(Individual Papers and Fully-formed Panels Deadline: 10.15.2020)


The 47th meeting of The Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SEASECS) will take place February 18-20, 2021 in Ft. Myers, Florida, a historically rich, culturally vibrant city also known as a winter getaway for its warm temperatures, tropical scenery, and beautiful shorelines.