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The Routledge Handbook of Refugee Narratives

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 4:32pm
Vinh Nguyen and Evyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Routledge Handbook of Refugee Narratives, currently under contract with Routledge, presents a transnational and interdisciplinary study of refugee narratives. In response to the oversaturation of sociological, governmental, and journalistic narratives about refugees, this anthology features academic essays that examine the narratives refugees tell to, for, and about themselves. Engaging a rich variety of genres—fiction, autobiography, prose, poetry, graphic novels, film, photography, performance, social media—the chapters will analyze how conditions of forced displacement and encounters with different asylum regimes shape, but do not circumscribe, the form and content of refugee cultural productions.

Conference Call: LGBTQI+ Refugees/Asylum Seekers Conference

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:31pm
EROSS at Dublin City University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

At the end of 2019, there were approximately 4.2 million people around the world waiting for a decision on their asylum claims (UNHCR). Amongst them is a particularly vulnerable group: LGBTQI+ people: sons, daughters, parents, partners and lovers, with horrendous histories of imprisonment, bodily harm, torture, and psychological trauma.These atrocities are inflicted on them by their own governments, countrymen, and, worst of all, friends and families.This conference aims to discuss the situation of LGBTQI+  asylum seekers and refugees  who have committed no crime, yet cannot live freely in their own countries due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. 

 

These topics shall be explored under the following themes:

Voting, Politics, and Similar Subjects in the US and Global South

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:47pm
Southern Spaces
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Southern Spaces requests blog post submissions on voting, politics, political organizing, and similar subjects, emphasizing spatial interpretation and digital media. Submit all inquiries and materials to Southern Spaces managing editor Madison Elkins at seditor@emory.edu. Submissions are especially welcome before October 1, 2020.

CALL FOR BLOG POSTS

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "Narratives of American Colonization and Imperialism" by 25 Oct 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:46am
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020

400 years ago, the Mayflower arrived on Patuxet land and established the settler colony of Plymouth. Just two years later, the Patuxet peoples were pronounced extinct. Despite or due to this settler violence, the Plymouth colony gave rise to the American tradition of “Thanksgiving” and the mythology of Europeans building a ‘City upon a Hill’ in America.

Gender & Embodiment in Narratives of Displacement: Special Issue of Feminist Encounters

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:45am
Katrina Powell, Virginia Tech
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

According to the United Nations, more than 70 million people have been displaced worldwide. The UN monitors statistics on internally displaced persons, refugees, and asylum-seekers, and within those groups there are nuanced experiences of displacement based on gender, race, sexual expression, class, religion, and ability. Experience of forced displacement—whether because of civil unrest, natural disaster, government-induced development, or climate change—is more and more a shared experience, and the narratives of these experiences can both bring together and challenge us. The recent global Coronavirus pandemic affects us all, and yet it exacerbates the inequities in medical care, services, and ability to adhere to stay-at-home mandates.

The Gendered Arab

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:44am
Salma Yassine & Vicky Panossian
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

The Arab notion of identity, defined by traditional gender roles, categorizes the binary subsets of the patriarchal understanding of performative “male” and “female” facades. Gender remains vaguely defined in the Arab world due to layers of taboo and stigma; untraditional gender roles and practices result in a halt of the fragile cyclical reality within the Arab realm. In recent years, the academic world began to decode expressions of gender within the Arab world; however, the gendered Arab identity has been fundamentally stereotyped. In this edited volume, we venture into various subsets of the 21st century Arab identity that pertain to deciphering the gendered Arab.

 

Mythological Literature in India

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:44am
Dr. Neena Gupta Vij / Central University of Jammu
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

 

Call for Papers

An Edited Book (ISBN)

                                                                             Mythological Literature in India

 

 

We are pleased to inform you that we are going to publish an edited volume with the proposed title “Revisiting Mythological Literature in India: Origin and Development.”  

 

Concept Note

Historia del arte y la estética de las Américas: global y local

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:41am
57 edition of the International Congress of Americanists (ICA 2021)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Este GT explora las intersecciones entre los campos del arte, la historia, la política y la filosofía en las Américas, abordando cuestiones relacionadas con la creación de identidad y la formación cultural y artística en el continente americano. La identidad cultural de los países americanos es un tema crucial que debe analizarse a través de los cambios en el contexto de este continente.

Justice (CEA in Birmingham 4/8-10/21)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 9:59am
Ken Bugajski / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

The College English Association welcomes proposals for presentations on the general conference theme: Justice. The College English Association’s 52nd national conference will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, where the freedom ensured by civil rights has been contested by the government in both the past and present. Birmingham’s notoriety as a focal point of the Civil Rights Movement, including the Birmingham Campaign, the imprisonment of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the writing of his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is matched by the city’s renown for forging steel, founding Veteran’s Day, and hosting the USA’s second-oldest drag queen pageant.

Collection on England and/in Europe on the Early Modern Stage

updated: 
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 11:12am
Matteo Pangallo
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Dr. Scott Oldenburg and Dr. Matteo Pangallo are seeking essay proposals for a prospective collection of essays tentatively titled None a Stranger There: England and/ in Europe on the Early Modern Stage.

This volume will gather together scholarship (theater history, performance study, literary criticism, literary history, etc.) about early modern English drama, written in response to, reflecting upon, or in light of Brexit and the debates that it has provoked. Some of the themes or topics that the essays might address include:

Popular Culture Review - General Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 1:25pm
Dr. Amy M. Green University of Nevada, Las Vegas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

General Call for Papers

Popular Culture Review seeks to publish compelling, wellargued, and well-researched articles on a variety of topics
related to popular culture. While film, television, literature, and video games are common popular culture subjects, we
wish to broaden the journal’s exploration of popular culture as well. Examples might include regional popular cultures,
popular culture and food, popular culture in previous decades or eras, popular culture and social media, popular
culture and music, and the like.

Submissions undergo a rigorous peer review process.

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS / BOOK PROJECT / COLLOQUIUM / Colonial Slavery in European Museums: Arts and Representations

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:03pm
Anne-Claire Faucquez (Université Paris 8), Renée Gosson (Bucknell University, Pennsylvania), Androula Michael (Université Jules Verne Picardie, Amiens)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

“Les décors et installations éviteront le style de reconstitution réaliste, qui ne rend compte de rien du tout, car il n’approchera jamais la cruauté des ventres des bateaux et des antres des Plantations.” -Édouard Glissant. Mémoires des esclavages. La fondation d’un centre national pour la mémoire des esclavages et de leurs abolitions. Gallimard, 2007. 153-4.

Genetic Histories and Liberties: Eugenics, Genetic Ancestries and Genetic Technologies in Literary and Visual Cultures

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 11:08am
Christina Lake
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Call for Chapters for Edited Book

Genetic Histories and Liberties: Eugenics, Genetic Ancestries and Genetic Technologies in Literary and Visual Cultures

Gender and the Body Series, Edinburgh University Press

We invite chapters that examine the ways in which representations of the body and gender within literature and visual culture (including film, television, graphic novels, comics, and video games) from the eighteenth century to the present day have engaged with and challenged political, religious, cultural and social attitudes towards eugenics, genetic ancestries and genetic technologies

Chapter Proposal Submission Deadline: 1 November 2020

Madness and Melancholy in Early Modern English Drama (RSA Dublin, April 7-10, 2021)

updated: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 2:58pm
Avi Mendelson / RSA Conference, Dublin, 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 10, 2020

Few people know about Kelly Thomas, a homeless man diagnosed with schizophrenia who, in 2011, was beaten to death in Orange County by six police officers. Thomas was unarmed. All the officers were acquitted. The way we treat those with mental illness has become of interest to humanities scholars, particularly those working in Disability Studies. Margaret Price’s brave research, in Mad at School, rallies against the exclusion of those with mental disability from academic discourse (and academic life). Scholars of early modern disability have explored various neurodiversity in theater, from figurations of wise fools to imaginings of mad revengers.

Community Media in the Era of Pandemics, Protests, and Post Truths

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:47pm
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

This special issue of The Projector seeks submissions focused on contemporary community media as activist and aesthetic practices. In 2005, Kevin Howley described community media as “popular and strategic interventions into contemporary media culture committed to the democratization of media structures, forms, and practices.”[1] In revisiting this definition 15 years later, the holistic aim of this special issue is to interrogate shifts in various community media making environments brought about in the past decade.

Images of the Mafia

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:45pm
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Call for Roundtable Participants

This roundtable will illustrate how the image of the mafia has been romanticized, falsified, glorified, or held up to historical accuracy in film, television or literature.

The image of the mafia and how it has been appropriated into cultural studies as a romantic business where loyalty and friendship drive a way of life, has contorted our view of its reality. The many images of the mafia we see ranging from filmic representations of the good-hearted mafia Don like Vito Corleone to the fun-loving, soldier like Henry Hill to the flawed but honorable aging Junior Soprano help situate an idea of what it means to be part of this thing called the mafia.

eBook Images&Archives 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:28pm
Call for Chapters and Visual Essays on Images&Archives: Photography and film
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

ICNOVA book collection - a Portuguese editor - prepares an electronic book that gathers some of the texts presented at the Images & Archives seminar in 2019. The proposal intends to deepen the relationships between historical, artistic, anthropological and cultural research on photographs and films preserved in archives, both public and private. The documentary features of these images, their contexts and forms of re-contextualization, exhibition and display, the multiple histories with which they relate and the power relationships that produced and are reproduced by them are among the themes we wish to address, in the context of the "material turn" in the social sciences and the arts.

ReFocus: The Films of Kim Ki-young

updated: 
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 2:14pm
Chung-kang Kim
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Call For Papers: ReFocus: The Films of Kim Ki-young

Contact email: Chung-kang Kim(chungkangkim@gmail.com)

Deadline (abstract): 15 October 2020

Deadline (full manuscript): 30 May 2021

 

A Three-Day International Virtual Conference on Indigenous Studies, 20-22 August 2020

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:46pm
Cape Comorin Trust
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

About the Conference

The social exclusion, economic marginalization and cultural subjugation of Indigenous people are pervasive in all regions across the globe due to colonialism and neocolonialism. Even today, Indigenous people continue to struggle to protect their rights to culture, community, heritage, and land. This international conference on Indigenous Studies will allow like-minded researchers, scholars and academicians to explore new avenues in Indigenous Studies. The conference will enable participants to discuss current issues within Indigenous Studies while emphasizing new ways to empower and work collaboratively with Indigenous communities around the world.

Topic Areas 

CFP: The New Americanist -- Pandemic: Race. Literature.Politics. (Special Double Issue)

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:45pm
The New Americanist (University of Warsaw)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

In his recent release Pandemic! Covid-19 Shakes the World, Slavoj Zizek speculates that “the lines that separate us from barbarism are drawn more and more clearly. One of the signs of civilization today is the growing perception that continuing the various wars that circle the globe as totally crazy and meaningless.

Here’s Looking at You: Parasite (2019), Racism, and COVID-19

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:01pm
SWCAS (Southwest Conference on Asian Studies, AAS regional)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Seeking panelists for a roundtable as described below.  SWCAS (Southwest Conference on Asian Studies, AAS regional)  Oct 24, virtual conference: 

Here’s Looking at You: Parasite (2019), Racism, and COVID-19

Co-chairs: Dr. Moisés Park, Dr. Marcy Tanter

Edna O’Brien and the Irish Short Story

updated: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 12:53pm
Critical Inquiries Into Irish Studies/ Seton Hall University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Critical Inquiries Into Irish Studies CFP 

An online interdisciplinary journal for students and scholars of Irish literature and culture. 

Volume 2, No. 2: Edna O’Brien and the Irish Short Story 

Chicago: an Irish-American Metropolis?

updated: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 9:52am
University of Caen Normandie, University of Chicago, University of Paris
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 2, 2020

 

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“Chicago: an Irish-American Metropolis?

Politics, Ethnicity, and Culture from 1830s to the present Time”

 

An International and Multidisciplinary Conference

June 21-23, 2021

 

Paris

 

A partnership between the universities of Chicago, Caen Normandie and Paris

 

Femspec Call for Contributions: Afrofuturism

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:30am
Femspec
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

In light of the tragic deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and the countless other Black lives lost to police brutality, Femspec seeks to honor the visionary work of Black writers and artists. Therefore, our latest call for contributions will concern Afrofuturism.

Working-class literature of the Finnish diaspora

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:12am
Journal of Finnish Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The Journal of Finnish Studies is now inviting manuscript submissions for a special issue on working-class literature. While we are specifically inviting revisions of the papers presented in the literature panels during FinnFest USA 2019 in Detroit, Michigan, this call is open to any work that focuses on academic research on Finnish-American working-class literature, or working-class literature of the Finnish diaspora anywhere in the world (including, but not limited to, Sweden and Australia). The submissions are due to jofinnishstudies@gmail.com by January 31, 2021.

The Journal of Finnish Studies is a peer-reviewed research journal, ranked as JUFO-2  in Finland.

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