The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society invites submissions for the first annual Emerson Society Undergraduate Student Essay Prize. Undergraduate students are welcome to submit 1,000-1,500-word academic essays on any topic relevant to the study of Ralph Waldo Emerson—his life, work, national and transnational reception, importance within and beyond U.S. literature and culture, and/or contemporary relevance. Winning essays will demonstrate originality, clarity, and rigorous engagement with Emerson. Selected essays may be returned to applicants with suggested revisions. The winning essay will be published in The Emerson Society Papers and the writer awarded $100.
The Department of Languages and Literature and the College of Liberal Arts at Northeastern State University will be hosting the Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature annual regional meeting on October 15-16, 2021 at Northeastern State University’s campus in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
In light of the disruptions in our world created by COVID-19, the working theme for this year’s conference will be “Christian Community” as we begin to rebuild and reestablish communal bonds and seek to understand how our sense of community and the communal have changed in response to the world around us.
Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to:
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.
The graduate students in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University would like to invite graduate students to send abstracts for the Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium 2021 (GRAPHSY). The conference will be held on February 18 and 19, 2021 through Georgetown University’s online platform. Paper and poster presentations are welcome on a wide range of topics within the fields of Hispanic linguistics and literatures. This year our goal is to promote a dialogue on the effects of the current global crisis on linguistics and literature, focusing our attention on how to overcome this impact.
Submissions are now open for the 2020-2021 issue of the Digital Literature Review, “Food Matters in Literature and Culture.” We welcome original, engaging submissions that consider representations of food in literature, film, television, or popular culture. In particular, we are interested in scholarly essays that consider food as a vehicle for exploring issues of inequity and empowerment, including but not limited to race, gender, class, ability, sexuality, and nationality. For example, how does food function as an expression of identity, as well as a common language bridging sociocultural, political, and economic gaps?
Call for Pakistani Stories: Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
Deadline: January 15, 2021
Constant transformation has been the norm in the new digital media environment since its inception. During the 2020 health crisis, the impact of this ever-changing digital world in our daily lives has been especially notable. Due to quarantine measures, the only opportunity to interact with friends and to consume culture was to rely on social networks, streaming services and video conferencing softwares. Web-based cultural activities have affected people’s relationships with cyberspace: many have visited museums, seen award ceremonies, and even been to concerts online. In other words, we are never disconnected from the Internet (DeNardis 2020).
“Hopkins and His Environments”
A virtual international conference, 24‒26 June 2021
From the Cliffs of Moher to the Valley of the Elwy, from leafy countrysides to city centres “smeared” with everyday life, Gerard Manley Hopkins was acutely attuned to environmental conditions. The 2021 international Hopkins conference, to be held virtually 24 to 26 June 2021, will consider the many environments in which he worked: natural, textual, aesthetic, political, theological, Jesuitical, and social.
“The book always aims at installing an order, whether it is the order in which it is deciphered, the order in which it is to be understood, or the order intended by the authority who commanded or permitted the work.” (Roger Chartier, The Order of the Book)
If, according to Roger Chartier, “the book always aims at installing an order,” what does it mean for the book to be out of order? Is it broken? Is it committing some kind of transgression? Is it still a book? What is a book supposed to do, and what does it mean when it falls short of its perceived functions – or overshoots them?
Call for Papers FRAME 34.1, “Literature and Activism”
April 2-3, 2021
Conference Date/Location: April 2nd-3rd, 2021 **Online**
Deadline for Proposals: December 30, 2020
Theme: “Third Space”
The 29th annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, is currently accepting proposals for 20-minute presentations from individuals and panels.
The West Chester University Poetry Center
Call for Proposals
C.R.A.F.T.: West Chester University’s Virtual Poetry and Creative Arts Festival
April 7-10, 2021
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2021
The West Chester University Poetry Center is excited to announce this Call for Presentations for C.R.A.F.T.: West Chester University’s Virtual Poetry and Creative Arts Festival, April 7-10, 2021.The theme for our inaugural gathering is The Healing Power of Empathy. Molly Peacock will be our Keynote Speaker.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
KENTE: CAPE COAST JOURNAL OF LITERATURE AND THE ARTS
ISSUE 3- MARCH, 2021.
KENTE is now accepting original papers for its third issue to be published in March, 2021. The deadline for submissions is January 11, 2021. The journal welcomes submissions that fall within the broad areas of literature and the Arts (Film and Performance Genres).
Submitted manuscripts should be prepared for blind review and not exceed 7000 words (including notes and references).
For author guidelines and paper submissions, visit https://firstname.lastname@example.org/index.php/index
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.
ALLUVIUM Rolling Call for Guest and Contributing Editors
Alluvium are looking for guest editors to thematically lead and edit three special issues in 2021. We
are also looking for contributing editors to assist with general issues of the journal.
Alluvium is an open access, BACLS affiliated scholarly journal which is dedicated to twenty-first
literary criticism. We are run by postgraduates, and we primarily publish academic articles of
approximately 2000 words, as well as interviews and book reviews. Our contributors range from
postgraduates and early career researchers to independent scholars and established academics.
Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST): Special Issue on Asian American StudiesGuest edited by Nina Ha, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia In Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, Cathy Park Hong writes: “In the popular imagination, Asian Americans inhabit a vague purgatorial status: not white enough nor black enough; distrusted by African Americans, ignored by whites, unless we’re being used by whites to keep the black man down. … We have a content problem.
CFP: Letters from Black Faculty
This collection seeks unfiltered, unedited letters from Black academics, intellectuals, and faculty activists that address structural racism and individual experience in the academy, and the tenuous divide between the professional, the political, and the personal. What we are looking for are those letters sent to department heads, college administrators, fellow faculty and trustees that have as their goal holding institutions to their words when they say that “Black Lives Matter”.
International Scholars Journal of Arts and Social Science Research (ISJASSR) invites well researched articles for publication in its November edition.
The Journal is currently indexed in online scholarly databases like ICI World of Journals, Google Scholar etc.
ISJASSR is devoted to promoting scholarship in the Arts and Social Sciences by extending the reach of research on any topic within the disciplines. Articles which explore relevance of any of the arts disciplines to modern economies will be published in the November Issue free of charge.
Articles should be submitted in MS Word format
Authors must use either APA or MLA referencing style
Sindhu: Southasian INter-Disciplinary HUmanities
A Concept Note
The Oswald Review is an international, refereed journal of undergraduate criticism and research in the discipline of English. Published annually, The Oswald Review accepts submissions from undergraduates in this country and abroad (with a professor’s endorsement).
This seminar centers the contemporary phenomenon of colorblindness to query how in times marked by police killings, Black Lives Matter activism, and the mass maiming of detained migrants, it is critical race theory that the Trump administration calls “divisive” and “un-American.” As critical race theorists Ian Haney López and Neil Gotanda respectively assert, legal colorblindness in a post-Civil Rights era renders racism “any and every use of race.” This colorblind stance “legitimates racial inequality and domination” by perpetuating a deadly contradiction between racist violence and race-free discourse.
The Oswald Review is a refereed undergraduate journal of criticism and research in the discipline of English. Published annually, The Oswald Review accepts submissions from undergraduates in this country and abroad.
Submit each manuscript as a separate email attachment in Microsoft Word. TOR discourages simultaneous submission to other journals. Each submission must be accompanied by the relevant professor’s endorsement of its originality.
All text must be in current MLA format, justified left only and without headers and footers. Footnotes, if absolutely necessary, should be minimal.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Post Green: Literature, Culture, and Environment
Edited by Murali Sivaramakrishnan and Animesh Roy
The X-Files Companion - Call for Contributions
Chapter proposals are invited for a proposed edited companion on the seminal television series The X-Files (1993-2018, Fox), its movies, spin offs (The Lone Gunmen, Millennium), and surrounding paratextual material (books, comics, fan fiction etc).
CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS - POSTPONED EXTENDED DEADLINE
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
In order to protect our members during the current pandemic, the PAMLA Board has voted to postpone the PAMLA conference until the fall of 2021. As a result, we will be putting everything on hold until the new year, when sessions will reopen for abstract submissions. Should you have any questions, feel free to call or email PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin: 626-354-7526 or email@example.com.
PAMLA Needs You! Please consider joining PAMLA for the 2020 year to receive our journal and support PAMLA in these difficult times.
The Association of College English Teachers of Alabama solicits nominations for the 2021 Eugene Current-Garcia Award for Distinction in Literary Scholarship. This award is made annually to a living, outstanding literary scholar who is from Alabama or has worked primarily in Alabama or has focused mainly on Alabama writers.
Douglas Coupland and the Art of the ‘Extreme Present’
Virtual Conference, 23-24 April 2021
The author of thirteen novels, two collections of short stories, seven non-fiction books, and a prolific and celebrated visual artist, Douglas Coupland’s oeuvre is inherently concerned with what it means to be living in our ‘extreme present’. Marking the 30th anniversary of the publication of Coupland’s first novel, Generation X, this virtual international conference – the first on Coupland’s work – seeks to explore the richness of Coupland’s engagement with contemporary life across writings and visual culture.
Call for Papers
Mean Streets: A Journal of American Crime and Detective Fiction
Topic: New York State of Crime
Proposals: October 31, 2020
Final essays: January 15, 2021
For the second issue of Mean Streets, the editors seek proposals focusing on crime literature of New York City or elsewhere in the Empire State.