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.
Submission due date: July 15, 2020 by email
Coeditors: Ashley Currier, Gergana Ivanova, and Sunnie Rucker-Chang
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 email@example.com
Please mention "Abstract_ Holocaust" as the subject line of your email.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by April 5, 2020.
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.
Deadline Extended due to Covid-19*
CFP: The Routledge Handbook to Alternative Futurisms
Call for Papers
Refugee Forms: Essays on the Culture of Flight and Refuge
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:
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.
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 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.
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.
"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.
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.
CALL FOR PANELS
EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
JUNE 15, 2020 (FORMERLY MAY 15, 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.
About the Journal
NOTE: EXTENDED DEADLINE, Due to the MLA's own extension of the deadline for special session applications, I have extended the deadline for this cfp, in consideration of the personal and professional turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
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.
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.email@example.com by March 20.
Deadline for submissions: Sunday, 20 March 2020
Kerry Manzo, Purchase C, SU of New York (firstname.lastname@example.org )
PAMLA Panel: Comics of Babel: Exploring the Power of Multilingual Graphic Fictions
Las Vegas, NV
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.
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:
Tearing down Walls: Influences and Reciprocity in American and Post-Soviet Literature
Abstract: April 3, 2020
Completed First Draft: August 15, 2020
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart, Saint Martin’s University (Lacey, Washington)
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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.
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2020 MMLA Conference’s MVSA-Affiliated Panel
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:
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
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
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)