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MCLLM 30th Conference: Tough but Necessary Conversations: Social Justice in Literature, Language, and Media (UPDATED)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 11:53pm
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, & Media
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 18, 2021

 

Midwest Conference on Literature, Language and Media

April 8-10, 2022

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: MCLLM

 

Conference Date: April 8-10, 2022

Deadline for Proposals: December 18, 2022

Theme: “Tough but Necessary Conversations: Social Justice in Literature, Language, and Media"

UPDATE Critical Essays on Gloria Naylor (New deadline: 1/15/22)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 4:18pm
Gloria Naylor Archive
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Call for Articles: “Critical Essays on Gloria Naylor” (advanced contract with University of Mississippi Press), edited by Maxine Lavon Montgomery, Mary C. Foltz, and Suzanne M. Edwards

Abstract proposals of 500-750 words and C.V. due by Jan. 15, 2022. Submit abstract proposals to: innaylor@lehigh.edu.

 

Children and Youth Studies Caucus Sponsored Session - ASA 2022 (American Studies Association)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 1:27pm
Mary Zaborskis and Brie Owen
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 14, 2022

Drawing on the ASA conference theme “The Roof is on Fire,” this session invokes the phenomenon of book burnings to launch a broader conversation about the politicization of children’s media and the category of childhood itself — especially in debates about what materials children can and cannot encounter in domestic, institutional, and public spaces. For example, how is childhood being deployed in the targeted disinformation campaigns over Critical Race Theory?

Outside/rs 2022: Making Space at the Queer Intersections of Sex and Gender (University of Brighton, 1 and 2 April 2022)

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:40pm
Marielle O'Neill, Outside/rs 2022 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022

Outside/rs 2022 Conference: Making Space at the Queer Intersections of Sex and Gender

1-2 April 2022, University of Brighton, hybrid delivery

With keynotes from Dr Ulrika Dahl and Dr S.N. Nyeck

To register for the conference, see: https://delegate.brighton.ac.uk/outsiders2022

To view our Call for Papers/Participants, see:

https://outsiders2022.wordpress.com/call-for-participants/

Proposals for the 2022 SC State Intersectional Studies Virtual Conference

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:27pm
South Carolina State University ISC
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 7, 2022

The Department of English and Communications at South Carolina State University invites proposals for twenty-minute papers or presentations for the 2022 Intersectional Studies Remote Conference (via Zoom) on Friday, March 25, 2022.

Call for Papers: Edited Volume on Greek American Women

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:25pm
Dr. Theodora Patrona-School of English/Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

“Hidden Figures”: Greek American Women in Context

[ACLA Deadline Extension 11/30] Je est un author: (Re-)Appearances of the Authorial Subject in Literature and Theory

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Sebastian Brass
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

We are welcoming submissions for the seminar Je est un author: (Re-)Appearances of the Authorial Subject in Literature and Theorywhich we are planning for the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association in Taipei, Taiwan, June 15-18, 2022.

In Mithu Sanyal’s novel Identitti, shortlisted for the German Book Prize 2021, a fictional professor of Postcolonial Studies who identifies as a PoC causes a scandal when it turns out she is actually white – a premise resembling a recent case in American academia. Who is ‘behind’ a theory matters – but how?

Film History Series: Call for Book Proposals

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Steffi Shook, Manhattanville College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Call for Proposals: Film History Book Series

We are seeking proposals for complete/in-progress/planned manuscripts and edited collections for a proposed book series. The series will focus on film history: both the history of film as media texts and the history/evolution of the cinematic apparatus. 

RIT press has expressed interest in this series and has asked that we secure some projects before moving forward with approval.  

Potential topics include but are not limited to: 

Labor in the Space Between, 1914-1945

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Case Western Reserve University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

June 2-4, 2022: Labor in the Space Between, Case Western Reserve University

CFP: "Altered States" - FSAC Grad Colloquium, Co-Hosted by Utoronto/York (February 18-19 2022)

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Film Studies Association of Canada, Cinema Studies Graduate Student Union (University of Toronto), and the Gradaute Film Student Association (York University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 17, 2021

CFP: FSAC Grad Colloquium, Co-Hosted by Utoronto/York (February 18-19 2022) 

The following is a Call for Papers for the 24th Annual Film Studies Association of Canada Graduate Colloquium, co-hosted by the University of Toronto and York University, to take place online on 18/19 February 2022. Submission guidelines are outlined below.

 

CFP: Altered States

 

Nothing exists that doesn’t have this senseless sense – common to flames, dreams, uncontrollable laughter – in those moments when consumption accelerates, beyond the desire to endure.

- Georges Bataille, The Impossible

 

Ghostbusters – A Companion

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:44am
Simon Bacon, series editor; Cathleen Allyn Conway, collection editor; Peter Lang, Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Call for Papers: Ghostbusters – A Companion The release of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the fourth installment coming almost 40 years after the original Ghostbusters film, prompts inquiry into this beloved and oftentimes fraught film franchise. While the original and (and its sequel) was a paean to academics becoming the working class heroes who act as the ghost janitors of New York City, the third and fourth films, reimagined with new casts, have become a battleground for who ‘owns’ nostalgia, and have acted as meta-commentaries on the question.

Pharmacological States of Emergency

updated: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 11:42pm
Cultural Studies Association Conference 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 12, 2021

 

As of March 2021, a year after the United States first entered nation-wide lockdowns in response to the global spread of COVID-19, the National Center for Health Statistics reported a 30% increase in drug overdose deaths across the country. Antidepressant, anti-anxiety, and insomnia prescriptions have also hit record highs. Now public health bodies are embarking on the most ambitious vaccination campaign in US history. Living through the chronic sequelae of these interlocking (and still unfolding) crises is bearable only by recourse to a pharmaceutical fix.

19th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference, April 7-9, 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 11:41pm
The Norman Mailer Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Call for Papers: 19th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference 

Co-Sponsored by Monmouth University 

Long Branch, NJ 

April 7-9, 2022 

 

The Prisoner of Sex Turns 50: Mailer on Gender and Sexuality” 

  

The Norman Mailer Society invites paper proposals for its 19th annual conference, which will be held April 7-9, 2022, in Long Branch, NJ, co-sponsored by The English Department at Monmouth University. 

Women Reading / Reading Women

updated: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 12:08pm
South West Conference on Christianity and Literature Regional Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

Held at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, October 13-15, 2022, this conference's theme is inspired by the artist Mary Cassatt’s paintings of girls and mothers with books, in particular “The Reader” on display at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
(Early conference attendees will have the opportunity to tour Crystal Bridges.) Papers on women authors such as Marilynne

ACLA 2022: Queer Asia in Crisis

updated: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 8:46am
Miguel Antonio Lizada
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

American Comparative Literature Association 2022 Annual Meeting

National Taiwan Normal University

June 15-18

 

Queer Asia in Crisis

Women’s Life Writing in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe/ Literatură auto/biografică feminină în Europa de Est şi de Sud-Est/ Récit de vie féminin dans l’Europe de l’Est et du Sud-Est

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:35pm
Laura Cernat (KU Leuven)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022

In the form of memoirs, autobiographies, diaries or correspondence, or given a literary spin as autofiction and biofiction, the experiences of East and South-East European women during wartimes and under the oppressive regimes of the twentieth century (a period laden with contrasts, which in the West was hailed as “acentury of women”, Rowbotham 1997, but also framed as an “age of testimony”, Felman and Laub 1992) have been surfacing in the past two decades. The transmission of these narratives followed sinuous paths, taking both verbal and non-verbal forms, relying on both “filial” and “affiliative” networks (Hirsch 2012), and coming from both female victims and female perpetrators (Schwab 2010).

CFP: Schitt’s Creek: A Place to Love (edited book collection)

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:31pm
Kellie Deys, Jim Deys, Nikki Anderson-Boss
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

We are seeking chapters for an edited collection on the popular Canadian sitcom, Schitt’s Creek, which had a meteoric rise in the U.S. after airing on Netflix. Schitt’s Creek has been a cultural force with its catchphrases, meme-able moments, and Emmy awards. There is much to unpack to understand the show's popularity and its impact, and, in this edited book collection, we will focus on three central themes: love, place, and identity.

 

Underlying questions of the project include but are not limited to:

Silly Media

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:31pm
The University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Silly Media

The 17th Annual Graduate Student Conference, April 22-23, 2022

Department of Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago

 

“Well maybe it is stupid, but it’s also dumb!”

— Patrick Star, “The Camping Episode,” SpongeBob SquarePants (2004)

 

Troubling Racism: Subversive Bodies, Subversive Desires

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:30pm
Nafeesa Tarajee Nichols
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Call for Papers

 

lambda nordica Special Issue:

“Troubling Racism: Subversive Bodies, Subversive Desires”

 

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: November 11, 2021

Common Threads: Black and Asian British Women’s Writing

updated: 
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 10:14am
University of Brighton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Call for Papers
Common Threads: Black and Asian British Women’s Writing
International Conference


Confirmed Keynote Speaker:
Bernardine Evaristo


Venue:
University of Brighton, UK
Dates:
21st-23rd July 2022


Deadline for Submission:
31st January 2022

Comhfhios Graduate Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 7:49pm
Irish Studies at Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The Irish Studies Graduate Students of Boston College, in conjunction with the Irish Studies Program, are pleased to be hosting the fifth annual Comhfhios Boston College conference. Comhfhios (pronounced “co-is”) meaning “knowledge together,” or “open to all knowledge,” invites emerging scholars in all Irish Studies fields to gather again in Boston. 

 

Gender Fluidity in Japanese Arts and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 7:46pm
Dean Conrad, PhD and Sayuri Hirano / 平野早百合, MA.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Brief

Abstract proposals are being sought from Japanese and non-Japanese scholars writing in English for a book exploring androgyny, ‘cross-dressing’, drag culture, trans-gender issues, sexual identities and other forms of gender fluidity that feature in Japanese arts and culture – past and present.

On Docility and Volatility: Uncovering Women’s Bodies as Sites of Violence and Resistance in South Asian Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 8:00am
Journal of International Women’s Studies, Bridgewater State University, MA, USA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

                                  Special Issue with the Journal of International Women’s Studies

 

On Docility and Volatility: Uncovering Women’s Bodies as Sites of Violence and Resistance in South Asian Literature

 

Special Issue Editor:

Goutam Karmakar, Barabazar BTM College, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, WB, India

 

Call for Submissions & Articles: P45 Contemporaries — FEEL YOUR FANTASY, the Drag Race Cluster

updated: 
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 7:57pm
Tyler Tennant and Dr. Monica Huerta, Post45 Contemporaries
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 10, 2022

CFP Submission Link and Website: https://dragrace-p45cfp.com/ 

Post45 Contemporaries Site: https://post45.org/contemporaries/

 

Guess who’s back in the house
Heels click-clackin’ about
Fine, fresh, feminine, style to eleven
I’m divine, so heavenly
Gentlemen sweatin’
It’s dimes across the board with no doubt
Body like wow

— RuPaul, “Call Me Mother”

 

"Challenging Williams": William Carlos Williams Society Biennial Conference

updated: 
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 7:10pm
William Carlos Williams Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 10, 2022

William Carlos Williams Society Biennial Conference 

June 23-25, 2022

Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, Illinois, USA

 

Challenging Williams

The forthcoming WCW Society Biennial Conference invites papers on an intentionally diverse range of topics, with the goal of seeking places and poems in Williams’s oeuvre where a (re)evaluation may be fruitful. In what ways does Williams's work continue to challenge us as readers, scholars, persons? Conversely, how may we be drawn or compelled to challenge Williams's work, as readers, scholars, persons?

 

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