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MELUS Special Journal Issue - Black Women's Literary Studies - Abstract

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:20pm
MELUS Journal - Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

A Special Issue of MELUS– Call for Papers

 Black Women’s Literature: Violence & the COVID-19 Moment

 

Guest Editors: Robin Brooks (University of Pittsburgh) and Meina Yates-Richard (Emory University)

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: July 31, 2020 

The Dread of Difference(s): Horror, Gender, and Cinematic Defiance (NeMLA 2021 Seminar)

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Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:27pm
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Since Carol J. Clover’s seminal work Men, Women, and Chainsaws (1992), feminist readings of horror movies have gained an enthusiastic theoretical momentum. In employing various frameworks and lenses and by complicating our spectatorial position, this rich corpus of literature has perhaps contributed to a resignification of the genre and its tropes. However, amid the emergence of luminous movies that defy and challenge horror’s misogynistic and racialized foundations, several questions arise: Is contemporary horror cinema really abjuring its heteronormative, original structure? Does mainstream horror still convey trite reactionary messages with renewed vigor?

SAMLA 92 Gender & Sexuality Studies Session: EXPLORING PROVOCATION AND SCANDAL IN GENDERED TEXTS: EXPLORING PROVOCATION AND SCANDAL IN GENDERED TEXTS

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 11:54am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

https://samla.memberclicks.net/samla-92-cfps#gendersexualitystudies

This CFP is for the panel on “Exploring Provocation and Scandal in Gendered Texts” at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) conference online (it will be held virtually this year), from November 13 to November 15.

Performance, subversion, relation: tracing queer in BDSM

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:27pm
Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

For detailed information on how to submit papers to Whatever please check at https://whatever.cirque.unipi.it/index.php/journal/announcement/view/2

 

Themed Section: Performance, subversion, relation: tracing queer in BDSM

Guest Editors: Massimo Fusillo, Serena Guarracino, Luca Zenobi

"Un-Normal": Creative works in response to COVID-19 and BLM

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:25pm
Opaline, a publication of the nonprofit Arttitude
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Opaline, a publication of the nonprofit Artitide, is currently seeking creative works (poetry, prose, artwork, photography) surrounding the conversation of the "new normal." Opaline would like artists, academics, and activists alike to reflect on what normalcy was, what normalcy should be, and who should set those definitions. 

Poetry & Prose Guidelines:

International Conference on Gender Studies

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:22pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

International Conference on Gender Studies: “Que(e)rying Gender”5 September 2020 – Oriel College, University of Oxfordorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

 

The conference seeks to explore the past and current status of gender identity around the world, to examine the ways in which society is shaped by gender and to situate gender in relation to the full scope of human affairs.  Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

Call for Submissions to Comparative Media Arts Journal, Issue 9| Relations

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Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:18pm
Comparative Media Arts Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

Comparative Media Arts Journal: Issue Nine | Relations

Relations exist in both affinity and disparity. They soften and solidify; destruct and reconcile. They emerge from succession, or perhaps even isolation. They are catalysts of becoming – a process that defines the territory of our being, yet transcends it over time.

Queer Utopias: Decolonizing Utopianism in Contemporary Literary Studies (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2021)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

José Esteban Muñoz’s ground-breaking work Cruising Utopia has sought to unite scholarship from the disparate fields of queer and utopian studies by contending that “queerness is primarily about futurity and hope” and “queerness is always on the horizon” (Muñoz 11). Aside from this, it has also powerfully contested the academic pessimism toward utopian political idealism that was becoming a dominant feature in queer theory at this time. Drawing on Muñoz’s work, this panel invites paper abstracts about queer utopias and queer utopian possibility demonstrated in literatures of the 20th and 21st centuries.

New Directions in Gloria Naylor Scholarship - NEMLA, March 11-14, Philadelphia PA

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:41pm
Suzanne Edwards and Mary Foltz
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel invites papers that explore new approaches to Gloria Naylor, by offering fresh evaluations on the relationship among Naylor’s novels; analyzing her works through more recent theoretical or critical frameworks; situating her novels in relation to U.S. and transnational literary and historical contexts; and/or engaging materials from the Gloria Naylor Archive to develop new critical perspectives on Naylor’s published and unpublished works.

 

For a fuller description or to submit an abstract, please visit: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18701

BLACK GIRL BANNED: REBELLION AND RADICAL BLACK GIRLHOOD IN LITERATURE (Panel)

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 4:58pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The novels of Black women authors like Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Jamaica Kincaid, and Angie Thomas have been challenged and banned in a host of educational settings. While the “appropriateness” of the content is questioned, these Black women novelists and their characters combat censorship and the status quo to reveal the truths of Black girlhood.

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