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RELIGHTING THE CROSSROADS: HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN HAITIANS AND AFRICAN AMERICANS

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:03am
CUNY Haitian Studies Institute and the Department of Africana Studies Brooklyn College, City University of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

 

Call for Papers

RELIGHTING THE CROSSROADS:

HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN HAITIANS AND AFRICAN AMERICANS

20-22 May 2022

A Virtual Conference

 CUNY Haitian Studies Institute and the Department of Africana Studies

Brooklyn College, City University of New York

  

I. Conference Details

MCLLM 30th Conference: Tough but Necessary Conversations: Social Justice in Literature, Language, and Media (UPDATED)

updated: 
Friday, December 17, 2021 - 9:50am
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, & Media
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 16, 2022

 

Midwest Conference on Literature, Language and Media

April 8-10, 2022

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: MCLLM

 

Conference Date: April 8-10, 2022

Deadline for Proposals: January 16, 2022

Theme: “Tough but Necessary Conversations: Social Justice in Literature, Language, and Media"

Humanitarian Aid:(Hi)Stories, Impact and Challenges

updated: 
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 5:13am
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 10, 2022

Humanitarian Aid:(Hi)Stories, Impact and ChallengesInternational Conference29-30 January 2022
( Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:5 days) 

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. 

The Immutable Zora: Classic and Classy

updated: 
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 5:13am
Bethune-Cookman University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Bethune-Cookman University welcomes proposals for its tenth annual Zora Neale Hurston Conference, to be held virtually on February 17-18, 2022. The Immutable Zora: Classic and Classy celebrates Hurston’s legacy and recognizes established and emerging scholarship.

You are invited to submit abstracts for individual or panel presentations on topics related to Hurston or that reflect her multidisciplinary interests. Presentations can be scholarly, pedagogical, and/or creative. Please submit 250-300 word abstracts to us by 15 January 2022 here: https://forms.gle/SWEZGJwKK5F9S2MV7 

Presenters will be notified by 21 January 2022.

GRAPHSY: Identidades Híbridas: la imaginación de lo social / a imaginação do social

updated: 
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 1:46pm
Georgetown University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 10, 2021

Identidades Híbridas: la imaginación de lo social / a imaginação do social

 

February 18, 2022- Hybrid Modality (Washington, DC)

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Deadline January 10, 2022

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University invites you to participate in its Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium 2022 (GRAPHSY).This year’s conference welcomes proposals within the theme of Identidades Híbridas: la imaginación de lo social / a imaginação do social, encouraging the submission of a broad range of research in the fields of Linguistics, and Iberian and Latin American Literatures, and Cultures.

 

"Beyond the Silenced: Activism and Political Discourse in Literary Fiction"

updated: 
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 8:07pm
Beyond the Margins: A Journal of Graduate Literary Scholarship (University of New Orleans)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

Beyond the Margins.
A Graduate Journal of Literary Scholarship
University of New Orleans

 

Beyond the Margins is a new annual, online, blind peer-reviewed journal, housed at the University of New Orleans, dedicated to furthering diversity in academia through the publication of graduate student scholarship in the field of English, with a focus on literary and textual studies. The journal's aim is twofold: to broaden opportunities for graduate student scholars to contribute to academic conversations and to provide a platform for alternative forms of scholarship.

REVISED DEADLINE: Black Performing Arts: Sound, Movement, Image, Text (PCAACA National Conference, Virtual, April 13-16, 2022)

updated: 
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 4:24pm
Black Performing Arts Research Area (PCAACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 23, 2021

The Black Performing Arts Area provides a scholarly forum to share and disseminate research pertaining to the Black performing arts across expressive forms.  Broadly defined, the area focuses on all forms of performing and visual arts, including jazz, blues, gospel, hip hop, rhythm and blues, Caribbean music, dance, poetry, drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and acting.  In all these contexts we are interested in investigating the merger of aesthetic technique and embodiment across Black diasporic expressivity.  

Thanatic Ethics: The Circulation of Bodies in Migratory Spaces - Workshop #2

updated: 
Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 7:58pm
The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities (The Education University of Hong Kong), EMMA (University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3) and La Maison Française d’Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

A partnership between The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities (The Education University of Hong Kong), EMMA (University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3)

and La Maison Française d’Oxford

 

Venue: University Paul Valery Montpellier 3, France

Dates: September 29 to October 2, 2021

Language: English

Deadline for submitting proposals: 15 June 2021

Notification of acceptance: 15 July 2021

 

Project co-convenors:

Shifting Grounds:Changing Models of Nature in the Former Soviet Sphere

updated: 
Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 1:55pm
Brian Yang/ University of Illinois at Urbana-Chmpaign
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The Slavic Graduate Students Association (SGSA) in conjunction with the Slavic Languages and Literatures Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign invites submissions of presentation proposals from scholars across disciplines to this year’s conference, titled “Shifting Grounds: Changing Models of Nature in the Former Soviet Sphere.” This interdisciplinary conference is intended to explore the movement of disparate models of nature as they circulate through and coalesce into larger ideas about Post-Soviet and Eurasian existence.

France and Louisiana: A "Special Relationship"?

updated: 
Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 3:32am
Stéphanie Durrans
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

 

Call for Papers

France and Louisiana: “A Special Relationship?”

Bordeaux Montaigne University, France

June 7-10, 2023

 

 

On June 7-10 2023, Bordeaux Montaigne University will host an international conference that will explore various aspects of the 300+-year-long relationship between France and Louisiana.

 

English Literature summer program for undergraduates of diverse backgrounds

updated: 
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 4:02pm
Rutgers English Diversity Institute (REDI)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021

The Rutgers English Diversity Institute (REDI) is now approaching its fourteenth year! This program is designed to encourage students from diverse cultural, economic, and ethnic backgrounds to consider graduate study in Literatures in English.

Bridges and Borders: Crossings in Language and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 12:32am
Carnegie Mellon University English Graduate Student Colloquia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 11, 2022

Bridges and Borders: Crossings in Language and Culture

A Graduate Student Virtual Conference presented by the Carnegie Mellon University Department of English Colloquia with Keynote Speaker Lisa Lowe

April 15th and 16th

 

“Caminante, no hay puentes, se hace puentes al andar.” 

“Voyager, there are no bridges, one builds them as one walks.”

Gloria Anzaldúa - This Bridge Called My Back

 

James Fenimore Cooper panels at ALA Chicago 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:26pm
Luis A. Iglesias, James Fenimore Cooper Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The James Fenimore Cooper Society will host two panels at the 33rd Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held at The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, May 26-29, 2022. For additional information: https://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-annual-conference/

Panel 1: James Fenimore Cooper’s Regionalism(s)

Neo-slave Narratives 16th and 17th June 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:26pm
University of Greenwich
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Call for Papers

 Call for Conference Papers

‘Neo-slave Narratives’

Hosted by University of Greenwich, at its Maritime Campus, and Co-organised by the University of Greenwich and the University of Liverpool

 16th and 17th June 2022

Transgressive Bodies and Social Orders

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:40pm
Ruhr-University Bochum
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Transgressive Bodies and Social Orders

Conference, 07.06.–09.06.2022, Ruhr-University Bochum

Body practices imply moments of transgression, be it in the active or in the passive crossing of borders. The conference aims to explore the topic of transgressive bodies beyond classical disciplinary boundaries and addresses scholars from the humanities and social sciences, but also natural scientists and physicians who either already conduct research at the interface with the social sciences and/or are interested in an interdisciplinary exchange.

A Film Scholarship without Films? Reimagining Israeli Cinema History through the Archive

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:38pm
The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

In the introduction to the 2007 anthology Looking Past the Screen, Eric Smoodin points to a methodological lacuna within the conventional form of film historiography. This form – which “has at least since the mid-1950s been dominated by the study of the film itself, often organized around genre, nation, or authorship” – is not without its great benefits for historical knowledge; yet by emphasizing cinematic text over context, it has also missed out on important historical insight that may be garnered from closer scrutiny of nonfilmic archival holdings.

Optimistic Apocalypses: The End as a New Beginning, March 4, 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:35pm
English Graduate Student Organization of George Washington University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

Apocalypse implies a number of fraught theoretical terms, such as Freud’s death drive or the concept of the Anthropocene. Apocalypse, as a genre and a term, invites capacious understandings and definitions. To ground apocalypse in the past, present, and future, we can look to Kathryn Yusoff’s conception of the Anthropocene as “a politically infused geology and scientific/popular discourse [that] is just now noticing the extinction it has chosen to continually overlook in the making of its modernity and freedom” (Preface xiii).

Reminder: Special Issue of Lamar Journal of the Humanities-- 9/11 and Its Aftermath

updated: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 10:41pm
Lamar Journal of the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022

The Lamar Journal of the Humanities, a peer-reviewed, scholarly indexed interdisciplinary journal, invites papers for its 2021-22 Special Issue on “9/11 and Its Aftermath.” 

The 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 offers a timely opportunity to reflect on the tremendous influence that fateful morning has had over the last two decades. Technically the new century began on the first day of 2000, and the new millennium on the first day of 2001, but the new world arrived on that Tuesday—a world that, for better or worse, we largely still inhabit. It is in this spirit that we dedicate our 2021-22 issue to scholarly examinations of 9/11 and its aftermath, associations, and phenomena.

Outside/rs 2022: Making Space at the Queer Intersections of Sex and Gender (University of Brighton, 1 and 2 April 2022)

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:40pm
Marielle O'Neill, Outside/rs 2022 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022

Outside/rs 2022 Conference: Making Space at the Queer Intersections of Sex and Gender

1-2 April 2022, University of Brighton, hybrid delivery

With keynotes from Dr Ulrika Dahl and Dr S.N. Nyeck

To register for the conference, see: https://delegate.brighton.ac.uk/outsiders2022

To view our Call for Papers/Participants, see:

https://outsiders2022.wordpress.com/call-for-participants/

Proposals for the 2022 SC State Intersectional Studies Virtual Conference

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:27pm
South Carolina State University ISC
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 7, 2022

The Department of English and Communications at South Carolina State University invites proposals for twenty-minute papers or presentations for the 2022 Intersectional Studies Remote Conference (via Zoom) on Friday, March 25, 2022.

Sapienza Summer School 2022: "The Cultural Heritage and Memory of Totalitarianism", II Edition.

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:26pm
Sapienza Università di Roma
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The Cultural Heritage and Memory of Totalitarianism explores the legacy of Fascism in Italy blending unique in situ visits to art, architecture and historical monuments led by international experts and classes on literature, film and culture led by Sapienza faculty. The goal is to broaden the scholarly assessment of the period and to suggest innovative curricula for students in the humanities, who are also interested in working in museums and cultural institutes in Italy and abroad. The heritage of Fascism will be approached in the context of Nazism and Stalinism, and framed within the broader scenario of European colonialism. Special focus will be given to the analysis of totalitarianism’s influence on postcolonial dictatorships and post-WWII culture.

Call for Papers: Edited Volume on Greek American Women

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:25pm
Dr. Theodora Patrona-School of English/Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

“Hidden Figures”: Greek American Women in Context

Call for Papers: FRAME 35.1, "Literary Perspectives on Food"

updated: 
Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 8:02am
Frame, Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS!
FRAME 35.1, “Literary Perspectives on Food”

FRAME’s next issue is titled “Literary Perspectives on Food” and accordingly focuses on the intersection between literature and food studies. We would like to invite scholars of literature and related fields to investigate and (re)consider the relation between food and literature, and food as a medium for knowledge production. Among other things, the following questions might guide thinking about the relationship between food and literature:

[ACLA Deadline Extension 11/30] Je est un author: (Re-)Appearances of the Authorial Subject in Literature and Theory

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Sebastian Brass
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

We are welcoming submissions for the seminar Je est un author: (Re-)Appearances of the Authorial Subject in Literature and Theorywhich we are planning for the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association in Taipei, Taiwan, June 15-18, 2022.

In Mithu Sanyal’s novel Identitti, shortlisted for the German Book Prize 2021, a fictional professor of Postcolonial Studies who identifies as a PoC causes a scandal when it turns out she is actually white – a premise resembling a recent case in American academia. Who is ‘behind’ a theory matters – but how?

Exploring Transnational Dimensions of Activism in Contemporary Book Culture

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:44am
Studies in Book Culture/Memoires du Livre
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

“A is for Activist” is the title of a best-selling children’s board book, published in 2013 by Innosanto Nagara. This small book amplifies a large message: books can catalyze change. Publishing has both supported and hampered progressive political and social change, in a variety of international contexts. Activism in publishing is also transnational because national contexts and identities matter, but they exist within a transnational network with unequal power dynamics and “literary capital” (Casanova 2004). Building on ideas of “print activism” in the long twentieth century (Schreiber 2013), this special issue is dedicated to furthering our understanding of activism in the contemporary publishing industry – and in the research thereof.

English in Liberia: Language and Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 2:48am
Martin Mühlheim / UZH English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Despite a wealth of historical research on Liberia – a country founded by black U.S.settlers brought to West Africa in the 1820s, under the auspices of the American Colonization Society (ACS) – Liberian English and Anglophone Liberian literature remain under-researched.

This seminar session at the ESSE 2022 Conference in Mainz, Germany (August 29-September 2, 2022 - https://esse2022.uni-mainz.de/) aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for authors, linguists, and literary scholars working on Liberia (incl. the country’s transnational connections).

Three key aims are:

Pharmacological States of Emergency

updated: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 11:42pm
Cultural Studies Association Conference 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 12, 2021

 

As of March 2021, a year after the United States first entered nation-wide lockdowns in response to the global spread of COVID-19, the National Center for Health Statistics reported a 30% increase in drug overdose deaths across the country. Antidepressant, anti-anxiety, and insomnia prescriptions have also hit record highs. Now public health bodies are embarking on the most ambitious vaccination campaign in US history. Living through the chronic sequelae of these interlocking (and still unfolding) crises is bearable only by recourse to a pharmaceutical fix.

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