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"Philip Roth and the Return of History" at ALA, July 7-11, 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:49am
Philip Roth Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

The Philip Roth Society invites submissions for a panel entitled “Philip Roth and the Return of History” at the American Literature Association Conference, currently scheduled to be held July 7-11, 2021, in Boston, MA.  

ACLA Undergraduate Seminar: “Thinking Race in a Comparative Perspective”

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:19am
American Comparative Literature Association annual conference, April 8-11, 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 12, 2021

2021 American Comparative Literature Association annual conference

April 8-11, 2021 (via Zoom)

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Undergraduate Seminar: “Thinking Race in a Comparative Perspective”

 

The American Comparative Literature Association (www.acla.org) invites undergraduate students to participate in the Undergraduate Seminar at the American Comparative Literature Association annual conference, which will take place virtually, April 8-11, 2021.

 

PAMLA Session: Jewish Literature and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:09am
Jana Schmidt/PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

You are invited to submit a paper to the "Jewish Literature and Culture" Session at the Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) to be held 11-14 November 2021 in Las Vegas.  Jewish Literature and Culture: The Call of Memory Contemporary Jewish writers and thinkers have frequently reacted to the emergence of the Holocaust as a cultural and human rights paradigm by refracting memory toward forgotten genocides, repressed histories, and overlooked parallels with colonial and imperialist projects. The formation of comparative, multidirectional, and “concentrationary” memory studies owes much to writers like Edgar Hildenrath, Imre Kertész, Ruth Klüger, Jorge Semprún, or Patrick Modiano.

“Making and Unmaking Southeast Asian Spaces” - 2nd Annual SEASGRAD Student Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:09am
Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Student Association (SEASGRAD), UCR
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

“Making and Unmaking Southeast Asian Spaces”
2nd Annual SEASGRAD Student Conference

 

Theme: “Making and Unmaking Southeast Asian Spaces”

Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2021

Notification of acceptance: March 14, 2021

Name of organization: University of California, Riverside, SEASGRAD

Contact email: seasgradspaces@gmail.com

Conference dates: May 14, 2021

Location: Zoom

"Shadows of Empire: Decline and Transformations of a Global Vision"

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:07am
Franco Laguna Correa / University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Recent political transatlantic events, from the culmination of the Brexit to the attempt of coup in Washington D.C. in January, demand new interpretations of the declining role of populist political formations of the 21st century. On the one hand, Trump's America aspired to the establishment of a totalitarian regime that would counterbalance the emergence of China as a global political leader; on the other, the negotiations leading to the Brexit revealed a kind of British exceptionalism that is not at all new in relation to continental Europe.

Call for Associate Editors: US Representation in Popular Culture and New Media

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 1:07pm
PopMeC Research Blog - hypotheses
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

PopMeC is an academic collective interested in investigating the articulation of the numerous and heterogeneous representations which have been constructing images of the US. The research group’s work is focused on how the US—their history, society, and diverse cultures—have been represented in popular media and cultural products. We foster a participative, engaging collaboration among scholars of any level interested in the field, as well as we aim at allowing postgraduate and early career participants to receive feedback and support in an academic safe space.

Black Humor Studies: Thinking--and Rethinking--Satire at MLA 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:29am
John Brooks / Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Proposed panel for the meeting of the Modern Language Association 2022. MLA will convene in Washington, DC, 6–9 January 2022

We invite abstracts for papers that query/develop/theorize the genre of Black satire by thinking about its aims/audiences/range in relation to conventional satirical traditions and alternative frameworks such as the Black radicalism or Black pessimism/optimism.

Send 250-word abstracts to John Brooks at john.brooks.3@bc.edu by 1 March 2021. 

Call for Book Chapters: The Arab World as Ghurba: Citizenship, Identity and Belonging in Literature and Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:23am
Nadeen Dakkak, University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

Seeking chapter contributions to an edited collection, provisionally titled "The Arab World as Ghurba: Citizenship, Identity and Belonging in Literature and Popular Culture." 

Please submit chapter abstracts (300-500 words) by 15 February 2021, accompanied by:

  • Author's title, name, affiliation and position 
  • Brief biography (up to 100 words)
  • Acknowledgement that the work has not been previously published

Full chapter submissions will be due by the beginning of May 2021.

For further information and to submit abstracts, please contact the editor: Nadeen Dakkak (n.dakkak@warwick.ac.uk).

Humanitarian Organizations: (Hi)Stories, Impact and Challenges

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:23am
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 5, 2021

Humanitarian Organizations: (Hi)Stories, Impact and Challenges
International Conference

(Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:5 days)
(Due to high volume of submissions we added an extra Zoom day)

Thematic Approach

GIRES, the Global Institute for Research, Education & Scholarship creates a welcoming space for discussion and exploration of the rich history of the humanitarian organizations and their work during times of distress. 

Moveable Type 2020-21: Ambience

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:17am
Moveable Type - Graduate, peer-reviewed journal of the English Department, University College London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 22, 2021

Academic CFP

‘I liked to read there. One drew the pale armchair to the window, and so the light fell over the shoulder upon the page.’(Woolf 1966)

 

“Resisting White Supremacy in the African Diaspora: Moving Towards Liberation and Decolonization”

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:16am
Interdisciplinary Humanities/Humanities Education and Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The months of May and June, 2020, saw unprecedented global protests against anti-Black racism and calls for a more equitable and just society that recognizes the humanity and lives of people of African descent. While these protests initially originated across the United States, protesters around the world quickly galvanized in support of these issues organizing events in a growing number of countries, including Canada, Mexico, Haiti, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, South Africa, Australia and Japan. This has been an important moment for Black scholars, activists, and cultural producers everywhere—as well as their friends and allies—to reflect not only on the crisis that has marked Black lives, but also on our future possibilities.

 

Call for Papers - How is patriotism defined in 21st Century America?

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:15am
Journal of Veterans Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 5, 2021

Within the scholarly realm, patriotism has often been researched within social sciences, humanities, but there is little published research through the lens of veteran studies. Patriotism in America has evoked passionate responses from both non-veterans as well as veterans but what does it mean to be patriotic in America in the 21st century?  Has the meaning of patriotism changed from the last century?  Is American patriotism accessible across social and cultural boundaries, is it an aspirational idea for some, or is it an outdated social construct in an ever-evolving society?  How can patriotism be measured?  

 

Disruption and Reconstruction in and of Europe

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:10am
University of Notre Dame
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

In an increasingly global world, individuals and communities are experiencing severe disruptions to their
way of life. Among these disruptions are the emerging consequences of the climate crisis, the Covid-19
pandemic, and the resurgence of nationalist and alt-right organizations that have sought to exert control over
bodies both at and within national borders. In response to this overlap of disturbances, we are witnessing
grassroots mobilization and the emergence of new coalitions across previously discrete communities to
reconstruct life and perceptions of justice. How can we understand and study the significant disruptions and

Call for Essays on Central and Eastern European Immigration to Canada

updated: 
Friday, January 8, 2021 - 3:15pm
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The international journal, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) solicits papers on “Central and Eastern European Immigration to Canada” for a special issue to be published in 2022.

The special issue will address a broad range of topics related to Central and Eastern European immigration to Canada; therefore, we are looking for essays that examine the topic from a wide range of perspectives, including, but not limited to, migration studies, history, literature, cultural studies, film studies, travel writing studies, etc. There is no chronological limitation in terms of the time of migration and the term Central and Eastern Europe is used in the broadest possible sense, also including the Balkans and Russia.

The US representation in popular culture and media - call for articles (relaunched)

updated: 
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 3:42pm
PopMeC research blog
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

We are a lively academic collective interested in investigating the articulation of the numerous and heterogeneous representations which have been constructing images of the US. Our research delves into how the US—their history, society, and diverse cultures—have been represented in popular media and cultural creations. Our blog aims at providing a collaborative, engaging, and fair environment for any interested scholar, promoting the sharing of knowledge, experience, and ideas across disciplines and thematic fields. We’re also working to foster a stimulating space for early career researchers and postgraduate students in North American studies, thus we’ll warmly welcome their proposals as well.

“Drum Dream Girls and Northern Lights Kids: New Models of Constructing Childhood for Diverse Children” - ChLA Guaranteed Session for MLA 2022

updated: 
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 10:41am
Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

In their chilling study “Listening to Black Women and Girls: Lived Experiences of Adultification Bias,” Jamilia J. Blake and Rebecca Epstein conclude “that adults perceive Black girls as less innocent than white girls as young as 5-9 years old.” While Blake and Epstein centralize Black girlhood, this adultification bias similarly affects Black boys and other children of color. Children of color’s perception as ‘more adult’ than their white peers does not imbue them with any agency or power, rather, it divests them of childhood, at least within childhood’s contemporary definitions. Yet, these contemporary definitions of childhood are grounded in whiteness and white privilege.

Rebels and Revels: A Virtual Symposium on the Theatre of the Middle East

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:29pm
University of Maryland, College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Rebels and Revels: A Virtual Symposium on the Theatre of the Middle East

 

A Virtual Symposium held throughout April 2021:

Sponsored by The International Program for Creative Collaboration and Research of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland

 

Thursday afternoons, April, 2021

 

 

Deadline for submission of 350 word abstracts and proposals February 1, 2021.

Latina/o/x Literature and Culture Society

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:28pm
American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Call for Papers

The Latina/o/x Literature & Culture Society 

of the American Literature Association

32nd Annual Conference: May 27-30, 2021 

Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA 

Deadline: January 31, 2020

 

Special number on Life Writing

updated: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 5:59am
Samyukta: A Journal of Gender and Culture (ISSN: 2393-8013)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Call for Papers

Samyukta: A Journal of Gender and Culture (ISSN: 2393-8013)

 

January, 2021 issue (online)

Special number on Life Writing

 

Forging Identities: Agency, Voice, and Representation in African American Literature and Beyond

updated: 
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 11:00pm
Howard University Graduate English Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 16, 2021

The Howard University Graduate English Student Association’s 5th Annual Conference

Forging Identities: Agency, Voice, and Representation in African American Literature and Beyond

 

Deadline for Submissions: January 16, 2021

Conference Date: March 26, 2021

Conference Location: Zoom

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Keith D. Leonard, Author of Fettered Genius

Call for Consultation: Toward the Antiracist Conference: Reckoning With the Past, Reimagining the Present

updated: 
Monday, December 21, 2020 - 12:53pm
Thomas R. Watson Conference in Rhetoric and Composition
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 8, 2021

The thirteenth biennial Thomas R. Watson Conference in Rhetoric and Composition, which will be held virtually from April 21-23, 2021, will focus on policies and practices for planning and convening antiracist conferences. The exigence for our theme is global and local. This year’s uprisings for Black liberation have only reaffirmed the need for institutions of higher education to confront their roles in perpetuating a white supremacist system and, with the BIPOC students, faculty, and staff who have endured this violence and marginalization, to create just and equitable structures in its place.

Call for Chapter Proposals: Promising Journeys, Perilous Roads: Women’s Journey Narratives in Neoliberal India (Edited Collection of Essays)

updated: 
Friday, December 18, 2020 - 12:17pm
Editors: Dr. Swathi Krishna S. (Assistant Professor of English at Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, India), and Dr. Srirupa Chatterjee (Associate Professor of English at Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Promising Journeys, Perilous Roads: Women’s Journey Narratives in Neoliberal India (Edited Collection)

Call for chapter proposals (With a strong publishing interest from Lexington Books, USA)

Deadline for submission: February 10, 2021

Contact Email: swathi@iitrpr.ac.in and srirupa@la.iith.ac.in

Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Education in the United States

updated: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 12:54pm
The Journal of Migrant Education
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

The Journal of Migrant Education is seeking submissions for the next publication, scheduled for 2021. We are interested in contributions that do scholarly work related to migrant education in the United States, share best practices in program such as Migrant Head Start Programs, K-12 Migrant Education, High School Equivalency Program, the College Assistance Migrant Programs, and other entities that work with seasonal farmworkers and their families, and/or creative expressions of lived experience from any member in the community.

Special Issue. Voces del Caribe, Revista de Estudios Caribeños

updated: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 1:47pm
Joshua Deckman / Marywood U
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

"Sovereign Bodies, Movements, and Imaginaries"

The peer-reviewed journal Voces del Caribe invites proposals for a special issue titled “Sovereign Bodies, Movements, and Imaginaries” edited by Joshua Deckman (Marywood U) and Ana Ugarte (College of the Holy Cross). This issue is a follow-up to a series of panels to be presented in Spring 2021, which bring together faculty and graduate students from a broad array of disciplines with the aim of fostering collaborative research and activism. Our tasks: to identify and explore new paradigms for understanding “sovereignties” across the globe, and to construct new cartographies of cultural creation and circulation beyond the confines of modern nation-states.

Southwest Humanities Symposium 2021: Normalcy and un/non/dis/abnormalcy

updated: 
Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 2:28pm
Graduate Scholars of English Association, Arizona State
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 18, 2020

Southwest Humanities Symposium 2021: Normalcy and un/non/dis/abnormalcy

Online Graduate Conference, February 26-27, 2021

Graduate Scholars of English Association, Arizona State University

Proposals due December 18, 2020

“‘Getting lost’ still takes us somewhere; and being lost is a way of inhabiting space by registering what is not familiar: being lost can in its turn become a familiar feeling [...] The familiar is an effect of inhabitance; we are not simply in the familiar, but rather the familiar is shaped by actions that reach out toward objects that are already within reach.”

Sara Ahmed, Queer Phenomenology , p. 7

AfroLatinas/LatiNegras Culture, Identity, and Struggle from an Intersectional Perspective

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 11:50am
Rosita Scerbo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of US Latinx Culture at Allegheny College, Concetta Bondi, Ph.D., Lecturer (Spanish/Chicanx and Latinx culture) at the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Arizona State University (cbondi@asu.edu).
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

In recent years, numerous instances of anti-Black violence have brought to light a long, complex history of institutional racism and violence in the United States. At the same time, these events have inspired collective action and consciousness across the globe, prompting communities to recognize their own histories of racism, racial inequality, and discrimination as well as their manifestations in contemporary society. In the Latin American context, the effects of conquest and colonization have played an especially significant role in the shaping of social and cultural histories, and identity representations.

 

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