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Building Racial Equity In and Across Motherhood

updated: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:26pm
Int'l Assoc. of Maternal Action and Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

CfP 2021 IAMAS Conference: Building Racial Equity In and Across Motherhood   

 Location: ONLINE

 Dates: Sept 24-26, 2021   

 The IAMAS 2021 conference is a three-day, interactive event. This year’s conference theme will examine the ways race and ethnicity impact motherhood, mothering practices, motherhood research/scholarship, and activism about and by mothers. We intend to examine aspects of race that prevent more mothers from thriving while giving ample room to celebrate growth, community, and positivity. 

Camps, (In)justice, and Solidarity in the Americas Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camps

updated: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:25pm
Center for Inter-American Studies, University of Graz
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Camps, (In)justice, and Solidarity in the Americas

Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camps

January 28-31, 2022, University of Graz, Austria

The 1st Graz/Puerto Rico International Conference on Human Rights

from an Inter-American Perspective

Performing Borders/Performances on the Border

updated: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:25pm
MLA LLC Latina and Latino Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Contemporary Latinx writers, visual artists, dancers, and performance artists enact, embody, cross, and defy multiple borders –  those of nation, gender, race, language, climate, species, among others – in their work. In doing so they often draw on indigenous and other inherited forms of cultural expression, reclaiming and resignifying them in the process. The tension between the desire to belong to a rooted community and the longing to break away from a prescriptive collective is a hallmark of Latinx expression on various borders – ranging from the Chihuahuan desert to the Massacre River.

MMLA 2021: Comparative Literature CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:24pm
MMLA Comparative Literature Permanent Section
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

This year's MMLA conference was originally scheduled to be held last fall. MMLA 2021 will be held at Milwaukee, WI, or in a virtual format if necessary. The conference theme remains the same. 

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:

Influenced and Influencing: Maxine Hong Kingston and Other Writers

updated: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:24pm
Maxine Hong Kingston Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 29, 2021

2021 The Maxine Hong Kingston Society will sponsor two panels for the 2021 ALA, both having to do with influence and association. “Before” will focus on writers who have influenced Kingston’s work and “After” will take up the matter of writers her work has influenced. Please see the ALA web sit for details about this year's conference, which will also include the possibility of virtual participation: https://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-annual-con...

Faulkner Society - MLA 2022 - open call

updated: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:24pm
The William Faulkner Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 22, 2021

Modern Language Association 2022: William Faulkner Society Call for Papers

The William Faulkner Society invites papers on any topic related to Faulkner. We especially welcome proposals integrating the Presidential theme, “Multilingual US.” Proposals should include a brief author biography. Send by March 22 to wfsociety@gmail.com. (This is an extension of our March 19 deadline stated on the MLA website.)

Crisis Lines: Coloniality, Modernity, Comics

updated: 
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 3:20pm
City, University of London / King’s College London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 9, 2021

 

Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th June 2021

Online (Zoom)

 

2022 MLA Call for papers (LLC Korea Forum)

updated: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 9:21am
MLA LLC Korea Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The deadline for MLA LLC Korea Forum’s 2022 MLA (to be held in Washington DC, Jan 6-9) CFP has been extended to March 17th. Thank you for your support and interest - please feel free to circulate and share the CFPs widely!

 

<Domestic Materiality in Korea and Beyond>

Transnational-Transcultural Conrad--Conrad Panel at the MLA, Washington, DC, 2022

updated: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 8:35am
Joseph Conrad Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The organizers invite papers on all aspects of Joseph Conrad’s engagement with transnational or transcultural themes. Conrad’s works confront the challenges of transnationality on land or sea, not only through explorations of language, race, and ethnicity, but his characters’ attempts to forge transcultural unity in the face of alterity. Please send abstracts of up to 150 words on this or any other aspect of Conrad’s engagement with the theme to Dr. Mark Deggan at mark_deggan@sfu.ca before 15th March 2021.

EXTENDED DEADLINE (March 20, 2021) Call for abstracts (edited volume): Latinx Representation in Popular Culture and New Media

updated: 
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 9:08am
A.M. Marini (Instituto Franklin-UAH) & J.J. Ramirez (University of St. Gallen)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 20, 2021

 

Call for abstracts: edited volume

Latinx Representation in Popular Culture and New Media

Editors: J. Jesse Ramirez (University of St. Gallen) and Anna Marta Marini (Instituto Franklin–UAH)

 

UPDATE - CFP: Postcolonial Interventions, Vol. VI, Issue II, June 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 10:44pm
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Postcolonial Interventions (ISSN 2455-6564)

Call for Papers

 Vol. VI, Issue 2 (June 2021)

Postcolonial Interventions invites academic articles for the upcoming June 2021 issue of the Journal which will be an Open Issue.

Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Conference 2021: “Theory and Scholarship” of Diversity Roundtable

updated: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 7:42am
Indu Ohri / Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (NCSA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 12, 2021

Seeking discussants for the roundtable “Theory and Scholarship” on Diversity and Inclusion at the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (NCSA) virtual conference on March 13, 2021 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. The panel co-chairs invite discussants from a wide variety of fields working on nineteenth-century research that speaks to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion or “undisciplining” Victorian studies. The co-chairs will ask discussants to answer a series of four questions (included below). The discussants will have 10 minutes to chat amongst themselves for each question. We will then open it up so the audience can discuss these topics or the participants and audience could converse together in an inclusive conversation. 

Just Words: Dictionaries and Social Justice

updated: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:39pm
Modern Language Association Lexicography and Book History Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Theoretical approaches to book materiality: special focus on lexicography -- including evolution of dictionaries and reference works – exploring how platform, format, and materiality contribute to social justice and respond to it. 300 word abstract.

Deadline for submissions: Monday, 15 March 2021

Rebecca Shapiro, New York City C of Tech, CUNY (rebecca.alice.shapiro@gmail.com )

On Coloniality and Colonialism: postcolonial and decolonial studies in dialogue

updated: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:38pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

“On Coloniality and Colonialism: postcolonial and decolonial studies in dialogue”

This panel is inspired by ongoing discussions regarding the continued relevancy of postcolonial studies before the greater push towards epistemic diversity. In attempting to broaden the scope of postcolonial studies, this panel solicits propositions that look at the many ways in which the postcolonial imaginary can be reinterpreted and applied to the larger question of coloniality from 1492 to the present day. Central questions include:

Decolonizing Embodiment - Special Issue

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:13pm
Carolyn Ureña/ University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 2, 2021

Call for Papers

Decolonizing Embodiment

Guest Editors: Carolyn Ureña (University of Pennsylvania) and Saiba Varma (UC San Diego)

 

ASLE 2021: Ecomedia and Empire

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:13pm
Carlos Alonso Nugent
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 27, 2021

Conference: ASLE 2021

Panel: Ecomedia and Empire

Nottingham Black Archive as Activism (FREE ONLINE TALK)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:11pm
Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group (PPCRG), Nottingham Trent University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 11, 2021

'Nottingham Black Archive as Activism'

Panya Banjoko (Nottingham Black Archive / NTU)

Host: PPCRG New Directions 

Time: 16.30 (GMT) on Thursday, 11 March 2021

Venue: Microsoft Teams

Duration: 60 mins (including 20 mins Q&A)

How to join: Email ppcrg@ntu.ac.uk to request a joining link.

Britain, Empire, and Global Afterlives: 1850-1950

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:10pm
MLA 2022, Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

This panel explores the “undisciplining” possibilities of challenging Anglocentric periodization in the scholarship on the global British empire. Submissions reframing Victorian/Modernist periodicities and/or foregrounding non-English texts, translation, multilingualism, and raciality are especially welcome. Please submit a 250-word abstract to anweshakundu@wustl.edu or oishanisengupta@gmail.com

“Ecocriticisms of the Américas” Interest Group Calls for Sponsored Panels for ASLE 2021

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:09pm
Charlotte Rogers
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

 The “Ecocriticisms of the Américas” Interest Group will sponsor up to two panels at the 2021 virtual Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment symposium, to be held asynchronously from July 26- August 6. See https://www.asle.org/stay-informed/asle-news/2021-virtual-conference-cfp/.

MLA 2022: Academic Fiction and the Politics of Multilingualism

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:07pm
Dr. Almas Khan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

Proposals sought for an MLA 2022 (Washington DC, 1/6-1/9) special session on academic fiction engaging with the politics of multilingualism thematically, formally, or otherwise. Regions and time periods are open, but comparative, intersectional, and/or interdisciplinary approaches are preferred. Submit 250-word abstracts and 150-word bios to Dr. Almas Khan at abkhan@stanfordalumni.org by March 20, 2021.

For more on next year's Modern Language Association conference theme, see https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2022/2022-Presidential-Theme-Multilin...

 

“Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Literary and Cultural Studies”

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:07pm
Rupkatha: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

CFP: Special Issue on East and Southeast Asian Literary and Cultural Studies for Rupkatha (indexed in Scopus, WoS, MLA). This special issue seeks original research focused on the cultures of East and/or Southeast Asia and their associated diasporic communities. This issue is committed to offering a platform to emerging voices; so we would particularly welcome submissions from early and mid-career scholars and advanced graduate students, more so if their work demonstrates an attempt to meaningfully engage with the concerns of the region by foregrounding methods that aim to problematize Eurocentric perspectives.

Gender, Violence, and the State in Contemporary Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:59am
Special issue of gender forum (winter 2021), edited by Judith Rauscher (U of Cologne)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

From its beginnings, speculative fiction across different media and genres has combined imaginaries of social and political organization with issues of gender and violence. Thomas More’s Utopia (1551), for example, imagined an egalitarian society that remained strictly patriarchal and a perfect government that ensured prosperity and peace by fighting preventive wars, administering capital punishment to adulterers, endorsing corporal punishment for unruly women and children, and encouraging (assisted) suicide. Whether we consider literary texts, film, TV series, comics, or other forms of cultural expression, contemporary speculative fiction continues to discuss (state-)violence and the gendered nature of socio-political relations.

Columbia University Press launches new partnership with Howard University to advance Black studies and diversify academic publishing

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:58am
Columbia University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 26, 2026

Columbia University Press today announced a new ongoing scholarly book series in the field of Black studies called Black Lives in the Diaspora: Past / Present / Future, to be published in partnership with Howard University’s College of Arts and Sciences and Columbia University’s African American and African Diaspora Studies Department.

CFP: Manga’s Global Influence (MLA 2022 Guaranteed Session; 1/6-1/9/22; DEADLINE 3/15/21)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:57am
Janine Utell / Modern Language Association / GS Forum on Comics and Graphic Narratives
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

MLA 2022 Guaranteed Session CFP: Manga’s Global Influence

(DEADLINE: 3/15/2021)

Call for Papers for a guaranteed roundtable panel sponsored by the Forum for Comics and Graphic Narratives at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, January 6-9, 2022 in Washington, DC.

CFP: Reading and Translating Comics in Two Directions (MLA 2022 1/6-1/9/22; DEADLINE: 3/15/2021)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:57am
Janine Utell / Modern Language Association / GS Forum on Comics and Graphic Narratives
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

MLA 2022 Collaborative/Non-Guaranteed Session CFP: Reading and Translating Comics in Two Directions

(DEADLINE: 3/15/2021)

Call for Papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Jan. 6-9, 2022, in Washington D.C. This collaborative panel is jointly sponsored by the Arabic Forum and the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum.

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