Jesmyn Ward is a two-time winner of the National Book Award, winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award, and a recipient of the MacArthur “genius grant.” Known for her critically acclaimed fiction and non-fiction, Ward’s lyrical narratives of Black life, home, and family in Louisanna’s Gulf Coast are visceral and evocative. Moreover, while her work is often set in the same geographical region, the concerns explored within it stretch beyond the shores of the Gulf Coast, extending if not physically then cosmologically toward the Caribbean and the African continent. Yet, despite the critical celebration and geopolitical breadth of her work, Ward remains remarkably under-studied, particularly outside the United States.
New Directions in Much Ado About Nothing
Midwest Regional African American Studies Biennial Conference
Call for Papers
Antiracism: Centering the Voices of Black Women
The Ball State African American Studies program, Teachers College, and the Office of Inclusive Excellence are pleased to announce the 1st Midwest Regional African American Studies Biennial Conference taking place virtually March 12-13, 2021. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Irma McClaurin, founder of the Black Feminist Archive.
We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.11 No.1 that will be published on January 31, 2021. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 11(1), please submit your manuscript by November 30, 2020.
About the Journal
We invite the submission of abstracts for Media in America, America in Media international conference to be held online on 25-26 March 2021. This is the third edition of a joint effort of the American Studies and Political Science scholars who aim to generate a cross-disciplinary debate that brings together divergent yet complementary voices reflecting on American media environment and America’s portrayals in media across the globe.
The conference Media in America, America in Media addresses a wide variety of topics across the disciplines of media, political science, language and cultural studies. They may include the following themes, among others:
Literary Women: Global Encounters, Interventions and Innovations, 1750-1830 (Due 31stOctober 2021)
Dr Yi-cheng Weng (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Dr Gillian Dow (University of Southampton, UK)
CALL FOR PAPERS: COVID-19 IRELAND
This volume presents different facets of the existing dialogue between COVID-19 and cultural memory in Ireland from a plural set of disciplines and perspectives, including agency, arts, politics, health, and society. This publication is looking at the global COVID-19 crisis and its significant effects on the dynamics of Irish society, the economic and political order, and the Arts.
Co-editors: Natalie Grinnell, Reeves Family Professor in the Humanities (Wofford College) and Will Rogers (University of Louisiana-Monroe)
Charlotte Mew and Friends
Decadent and Modernist Networks
A one-day virtual symposium 9 July 2021
Dr Megan Girdwood, University of Edinburgh Dr Francesca Bratton, Maynooth University Dr Fraser Riddell, Durham University
Professor Joseph Bristow, UCLA
‘I think it is myself I go to meet’ ‘The Quiet House’ (1916)
William Golding: Beyond Good and Evil
Call for Papers and Expressions of Interest
We are excited to announce a virtual symposium on the work of William Golding to be held in the spring of 2021 (8th April). We would like to invite all those who are interested in Golding to participate through critical and/or creative responses to his writing, and are particularly keen to hear from emerging scholars and those whose voices have seldom been heard in Golding criticism.
Gender Cultures: Essays in Identity & Expression
(Eds: Subhadeep Paul & Goutam Majhi)
For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 42nd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. The conference will take place the week of Feburary 22, 2021. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/
The co-chairs of the PCA/ACA Vampire Studies area are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions that cover any aspect of the Vampire for the Annual National Popular Culture Association Conference to be held in Boston, MA from June 2-5, 2021. You must be a member of the PCA to submit a proposal.
This year is a return to the aborted theme from Philadelphia, the legacy of Dracula. Anyone who was accepted last year may resubmit their proposal for an automatic acceptance. As well as Dracula, we are particularly interested in papers, presentations, and panels that cover:
Vampires at the end of the world and beyond
Fresh from the Fight:
Heroes, Tricksters, and Villains in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture
New Deadline for Submission: February 28th, 2021
A peer-reviewed graduate student conference on children’s literature, media, and culture
University of British Columbia | Unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam)
Vancouver, Canada | New Conference Dates: Friday July 2nd – Sunday July 4th, 2021
Australian Feminist Studies, a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis is seeking expressions of interest for contributions to a planned forum devoted to the topic of ‘New Feminist Research Ethics’.
We anticipate publishing wide-ranging sets of ideas that capture the current and emerging challenges and opportunities for feminist researchers.
Contributions may engage generally with questions concerning feminist research ethics or they may offer a reflection on a specific research project or activity.While the expectation is that contributions will be scholarly in orientation, less conventional provocations and manifestos are also welcome. All submissions will be peer-reviewed as per the journal’s policies.
Call for Papers
How to Do Things with Worlds
18th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington
Dates: TBA [but virtual]
“A ‘world’ need not be a construction of a whole society. It may be a construction of a tiny portion of a particular society. It may be inhabited by just a few people. Some ‘worlds’ are bigger than others.”
Maria Lugones, “Playfulness, ‘World’-Travelling, and Loving Perception” (1987)
Gender Studies Winter School23-28 February 2021 – London/Onlineorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
Study in London this winter!
Spend an amazing week learning about gender across different disciplines – literature and culture, philosophy and sociology, media and communication, history and political science, religious studies and education.
Call for Papers
International Review of Literary Studies
Journal website: https://irlsjournal.com/ojs/index.php/irls/index
International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) [https://irlsjournal.com/ojs/index.php/irls/index] is an International peer-review journal of literary studies that publishes original research articles, review papers, and book reviews, and cutting-edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:
Contagion: Matter, Method, and Medium
University of Minnesota, April 30-May1, 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this conference will be held online through Zoom. Call for Paper deadline: Thursday, December 31, 2020
Organizers: Soyi Kim (email@example.com) / Soo Jackelen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Scott O’Bryan, Indiana University (East Asian Languages and Cultures)
Sangjoon Lee, Nanyang Technological University (Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Middle Eastern Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences (MEJRESS) is an international open access and peer-reviewed journal that publishes high quality research in education and social sciences.
The aim of this journal is to publish high quality studies in the areas of instruction, learning, teaching, curriculum development, learning environments, teacher education, educational technology, and educational developments. The journal also publishes articles in social sciences and culture studies.
Call for Papers
“Gendered Charismas: Historical and Transnational Perspectives”
19-20. March 2021
The faculty of theology at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg and the Heidelberg Center for American Studies invites proposals for an international conference—to be held digitally in its entirety—exploring religious charisma through the lens of gender.
Crossroads of Emergency: Modern Dystopias and Imminent Futures, April 23rd 2021
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Stony Brook University
Spring 2021 WGSS Graduate Virtual Conference
Call for Proposals
Call for Papers: Elizabeth Bowen Review: Volume 4, 2021
The editors of the Elizabeth Bowen Review are seeking scholarly and innovative essays for publication in the fourth volume of the journal in September 2021.
For this issue, the editors are particularly interested in essays on Bowen’s short stories. However, we are very keen to see essays on any aspect of Bowen’s writing – this could include work as a reviewer and critic, Bowen’s travel writing (e.g. A Time in Rome) and non-fiction.
Essays should be 6-7,000 words including citations, and use Harvard referencing. Please attach a 150-word abstract and short biography. Completed essays should be submitted by January 31st 2021.
This volume addresses the topic of LGBTQIA+ portrayals within American film. Covering over two-hundred film entries from the last (approximately) fifty years, the breadth and depth of this volume will generate some highly significant material for both academics and general audiences alike. Likewise, with LGBTQIA+ issues at the forefront of many political conversations, The Encyclopedia of LGBTQIA+ Portrayals in American Film is a timely companion to the ever-growing field of critical film studies.
For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.
Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 42nd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/
Call for Papers
Food and Culture
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021
Submissions Open September 1, 2020
Submission Deadline: November 13, 2020
We invite a broad, imaginative and interdisciplinary interpretation on the topic of ‘Victorian Inclusion and Exclusion’ and its relation to any aspect of Victorian popular literature and culture that addresses literal or metaphorical representations of the theme. Inter- and multidisciplinary approaches are welcome, as are papers that address poetry, drama, global literature, non-fiction, visual arts, journalism, historical and social contexts. Papers addressing works from the ‘long Victorian period’ (i.e. before 1837 and after 1901) and on neo-Victorian texts/media are also welcome.
Southwest Humanities Symposium 2021: Normalcy and un/non/dis/abnormalcy
Online Graduate Conference, February 26-27, 2021
Graduate Scholars of English Association, Arizona State University
Proposals due December 11, 2020
“‘Getting lost’ still takes us somewhere; and being lost is a way of inhabiting space by
registering what is not familiar: being lost can in its turn become a familiar feeling [...] The
familiar is an effect of inhabitance; we are not simply in the familiar, but rather the familiar is
shaped by actions that reach out toward objects that are already within reach.”
The Climate of Fatigue: What Comes After Exhaustion?
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Virtual Conference, April 8-11, 2021
Co-organizers: Sarah Ensor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Steven Swarbrick, Baruch College (CUNY)
Abstracts due by Oct 31.
This panel invites discussion on how poets have negotiated the construction of publics and counterpublics in our loosely defined contemporary moment. While writers have long been interested in the genre’s ability to foment and critique the production of virtual and actual modes of togetherness, we aim to address poetry’s engagements with collectivity after the rise of mass media and the opening up of political and aesthetic representation to diverse identities and electorates that defined the postwar period in the United States. What kinds of social bodies can texts and politics produce in this realm? What does the study of poetry reveal about historical shifts in the ways collectivity gets experienced and conceptualized?