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CFP PAMLA Special Session - Veterans Studies

updated: 
Monday, April 13, 2020 - 2:47pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Veterans Studies is a growing field of research that addresses the significant impact of military personnel transitioning from active duty to civilian life. This special panel session invites papers that explore any aspect of military service in literature, including those that reflect the conference theme of “City of God, City of Destruction.” Outside the trauma of military existence is the rich sense of community that exists in the brotherhood of service to one’s country. Military bases are cities unto their own. They exist as denizens of destruction. This session invites papers that explore the many facets of military experience exhibited in literature, theater, film, and poetry written about or by military veterans.

Positionalities in Area Studies

updated: 
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:42am
Ashley Currier, Gergana Ivanova, & Sunnie Rucker-Chang / University of Cincinnati
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Submission due date: July 15, 2020 by email

Coeditors: Ashley Currier, Gergana Ivanova, and Sunnie Rucker-Chang

Edited Volume on Holocaust in Popular Culture (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 9:23am
Dr Mahitosh Mandal and Prof Priyanka Das, Presidency University, Kolkata
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

Call for Chapter Proposals

Holocaust in Popular Culture

Dr Mahitosh Mandal and Prof Priyanka Das (eds.)

 

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 20 April 2020

Notification of Acceptance: 1 May 2020

Abstracts not exceeding 300 words along with a bionote of 100 words should be sent to holocaustpopcult@gmail.com

Please mention "Abstract_ Holocaust" as the subject line of your email. 

Concept Note:

Cfp: Articulating belonging: translingualism, belonging and the creation of South African social collectivities

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:31am
University of Amsterdam/University of Gent
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 8, 2020

In the creation of nation-states during the 19th and 20th century, standardized and official languages were of key importance to develop feelings of belonging to social collectivities through the public sphere. However, contemporary global neoliberal conditions have put pressure on Romantic notions such as belonging, togetherness and culture, that used to be seen as the building blocks of national identity. Postcolonial and decolonial debates have, furthermore critiqued the presumed monolingual character of communities and nations (Yildiz 2012; Mignolo 2003) by pointing to their linguistic heterogeneity.

MMLA 2020: Comparative Literature CFP

updated: 
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 6:04pm
MMLA Comparative Literature Permanent Section
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

The Comparative Literature section of the MMLA invites proposals for papers that engage with this year's conference theme, "Cultures of Collectivity." Papers addressing the following suggested MMLA topics from a transnational, cross-cultural, and/or interdisciplinary perspective would be particularly relevant:

  • collective movements throughout the history of art and culture;
  • the formation of communities through bibliography and scholarship;
  • language communities; cultures of diaspora;
  • academic communities

Please submit abstracts to Fontaine Lien at fontaine.lien@valpo.edu by April 5, 2020.

Portrayal of Minorities in Pakistani Literature - Expired

updated: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 2:32pm
Mushtaq Bilal / Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This CFP has expired.

This session is part of the 51st NeMLA Convention to be held in Boston from 5 - 8 March, 2020. Please submit your abstracts (300 words) through NeMLA's website: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18094. In order to submit your abstracts, you will have to create an account on NeMLA's website. 

The Routledge Handbook to Alternative Futurisms

updated: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 4:35pm
Grace Dillon, Isiah Lavender III, Taryne Jade Taylor, & Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

Deadline Extended due to Covid-19*

 

CFP: The Routledge Handbook to Alternative Futurisms

 

Refugee Forms: Essays on the Culture of Flight and Refuge (edited collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 10:53am
Mike Classon Frangos
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 17, 2020

Call for Papers

Refugee Forms: Essays on the Culture of Flight and Refuge

Co-editors:
Sheila Ghose (Södertörn University)
Mike Classon Frangos (Linnaeus University)

The edited collection Refugee Forms: Essays on the Culture of Flight and Refuge aims to bring together research on the genres, forms, media and histories of refugee migration. Chapters are invited from a range of disciplines, and interdisciplinary approaches are especially welcome. Contributions may focus on refugee migration through the lens of particular genres, forms, media or histories, addressing such topics as:

Life Writing as Political Voice

updated: 
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:45pm
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 17, 2020

City dwellers have a unique opportunity to see and engage in group political activities that those in more rural areas do not. Their everyday lives can be impacted by political demonstrations whether they are actively participating or not. The perspectives that we usually get are from the government, press, or political leaders. These accounts miss how people actually experience and understand the protests they see and/or participate in. As such, examining the life writing of those who participated or observed city protests can be intriguing and add a personal element to group politics. This panel will focus on the experiences of those who planned, participated, and/or observed protests in various cities. Ideas to be examined include personal vs.

Innate Leadership Characteristics and Examinations of Successful First-Time Leaders

updated: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 1:05pm
Matthew Guah / South Carolina State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 23, 2020

PROPOSAL DUE DATE:                              May 10, 2020

FULL CHAPTER DUE DATE:                     July 23, 2020

SUBMISSION DUE DATE:                          October 31, 2020

 

EDITOR:                                                        Dr. Matthew Waritay Guah,

                                                                        Department Chair & MBA Director

                                                                        South Carolina State University,

                                                                        Orangeburg, South Carolina - USA

 

International Online Conference on European Studies

updated: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:56pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

International Online Conference on European Studies27-28 June 2020organised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

 

The conference aims to explore Europe from a variety of perspectives. It will consider its political, social and philosophical dimensions as well as the cultural and intellectual life of Europe. Proposals can demonstrate both national and regional expertise, refer to the past or present, or offer a comparative analysis.

Race, Time and Temporality

updated: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 7:56pm
Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 24, 2020

Call for Papers:

This panel seeks presentations about racial identity/experience and time in modern and contemporary literature, visual-art, and performance cultures, broadly and imaginatively conceived. We are especially interested in papers about irregular conceptions of racialized/black time, such as those that draw on ideas of absurdity or abstractionism to discuss race as it relates to time and phenomenological inquiry, the staging of temporal stasis or acceleration, and questions of audience and presentness, duration, or movement. We welcome presentations about African American expressive practices, but also those that focus on works by artists belonging to other racialized communities.

Atwood Panel, MLA, January 2020, Toronto

updated: 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 10:08am
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020


"Examining the Longest International Border: The US and Canada in Atwood's Works" For the Toronto MLA, The Margaret Atwood Society's panel will explore the representation of Canada and the US in Atwood's works. Papers may investigate depictions of the nations themselves, the relationship between the two nations' peoples, or instances of navigating/crossing the long border. Papers considering how Atwood is taught, e.g. her inclusion in American Lit syllabi, will also be considered.

Auf Wiedersehen Pet: Past and Present

updated: 
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 2:15pm
York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 11, 2020

We are inviting abstracts for a publication on the British television series Auf Wiedersehen Pet to mark the 35th anniversary of its first screening. We are interested in a range of contributions including; academic articles, fan responses, reminiscences, revisiting locations, interviews, etc.

SEA 2021 Biennial Conference: Call for Panels

updated: 
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 12:23pm
Society of Early Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

CALL FOR PANELS

EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

JUNE 15, 2020 (FORMERLY MAY 15, 2020)

OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 10(2)

updated: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:32pm
Research Institute of Asian Women
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 10(2)

ISSN: 2093-5498 (Print) / 2671-969X (Online)

 

We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.10 No.2 that will be published on July 31, 2020. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 10(2), please submit your manuscript by April 30, 2020.

 

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Citizen Acts

updated: 
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 4:43pm
MLA 2021 Toronto / LLC Southern United States
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020

The 14th Amendment stipulates that “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” Yet the conferrence of the rights of U.S. citizenship to Indigenous peoples, descendants of enslaved Africans, nonwhite immigrants, and refugees has been repeatedly contested and warped by and in federal and state law. The full expression of national citizenship by nonwhite peoples in the U.S. South has been mutually shaped and conscripted by the experience and legacies of Jim Crow, indigenous removal, and anti-immigrant and refugee policies.

Trans Persistence in South Asia and Beyond

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 4:09pm
MLA LLC South Asian and South Asian Diasporic
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

Literary and cultural engagements with trans* bodies, politics, and assembly in literature of South Asia, its Diaspora, comparative, or transnational framework. 250 word abstract to Kerry.manzo@purchase.edu by March 20.

Deadline for submissions: Sunday, 20 March 2020

Kerry Manzo, Purchase C, SU of New York (kerry.manzo@purchase.edu )

Eugenics and the Body

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:57pm
MLA January 7-10, 2021 Toronto, ON
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 23, 2020

CFP for MLA 2021: Eugenics and the Body We are seeking submissions for our panel, entitled "Eugenics and the Body," at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention to be held on January 7-10, 2021 in Toronto, ON.  This panel seeks to consider how eugenics—a discourse of the perfectibility of man that centers reproduction—influenced the literary construction of bodies in the broadest sense (literal, figurative, (non-)human, national, etc.). Please submit 300-word abstract for paper and 50-word bio.

 

Narratives of Displacement

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:28pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The conference seeks to explore the narratives of displacement and to demonstrate the validity of a cross-disciplinary approach which brings together the historical, cultural, social and literary expertise in the handling of text. The conference will particularly focus on time and space representations and on treatment of the theme of cultural ambivalence and identity conflict. The subject of displacement will be regarded as both a migration, voluntary or forced, and a sense of being socially or culturally “out of place”.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

South Asia and Its Diaspora, RMMLA 2020 Boulder, Colorado

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:08am
Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

RFP - South Asia and Its Diaspora, Creative WorkSouth Asia is well known for its enormous creative output in terms of fiction. We invite creative writers to submit short fiction (not more than 3000 words) to be read as part of a panel that represents the theme of identity. Selections from a larger work that speaks directly to some aspect of identity specific to the region, or a stand-alone short piece are welcome. Please note that due to time constraints, each author will be given no more than 20 minutes to read their work. RFP - South Asia and Its Diaspora, Critical AnalysisWe invite papers on the broad theme of how cultural texts deal with nationalism in the twenty first century.

"Victorian Cultures of Collectivity" at the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:03am
Midwest Victorian Studies Association panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS
2020 MMLA Conference’s MVSA-Affiliated Panel

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

November 5-8, 2020

“Cultures of Collectivity”

 

In keeping with the MMLA conference theme, “Cultures of Collectivity,” the Midwest Victorian Studies Association panel welcomes proposals that explore myriad examples of cultural collectivity in 19th century Britain.

 

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

Anthology Call: Craft Essays from Marginalized Perspectives

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:02am
Human/Kind Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

Human/Kind Press seeks submissions of craft essays for an anthology exploring connections between identity and narrative craft. How can a marginalized identity bring a new perspective to how writing works? How can a marginalized identity challenge and/or complicate an old idea about how writing works? Essays should explore the connection between at least one marginalized identity and one craft element of fiction (such as characterization, interiority, or verisimilitude). This anthology seeks to give a platform to writers of diverse backgrounds and identities, including but not limited to queer writers, writers of color, and disabled/chronically ill writers. 1,500-4,500 word craft essays accepted. No submission fee. Contributors will be paid $20.

Back Talk: Women's Writing, Modernism and Resistance

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:02am
Modernist Network Cymru
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 27, 2020

Back Talk: Women’s Writing, Modernism and Resistance 

The Third Modernist Network Cymru Conference 

Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK 

17-18 June 2020 

Keynote speakers: Prof. Kirsti Bohata (CREW, Swansea University), Prof. Diana Wallace (University of South Wales) 

 

Co-organised by Josie Cray, Elizabeth English and Siriol McAvoy

 

Political Demonologies: Race, Gender, and Coloniality in a Postsecular Age (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:02am
University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020

Political Demonologies: Race, Gender, and Coloniality in a Postsecular Age

 

May 15–16, 2020, University College Dublin, Ireland

 

EXTENDED ABSTRACT DEADLINE: March 22.

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: 

C. Heike Schotten (University of Massachusetts, Boston)

Selamawit D. Terrefe (Tulane University)

 

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