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COVID19 and the Plague Year SPECIAL ISSUE

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:53am
Angles - New Perspectives on the Anglophone World
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

“The plague full swift goes by;
I am sick, I must die.
                Lord, have mercy on us!”
Thomas Nashe, ‘A Litany in Time of Plague’ (1592)

“I had a little bird
Its name was Enza
I opened the window,
And in-flu-enza.”
1918 jump-rope rhyme

“It's going to disappear. One day — it's like a miracle — it will disappear.”
Donald Trump, remarks at African-American History Month reception in the Cabinet Room of the White House (February 27, 2020)


NeMLA 2021 (Philadelphia): World Literature and Unhomeliness

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:51am
William Arighi (Springfield College)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

World literature in its contemporary formation is often traced back to the catastrophe of World War II and the large number of European academics whose displacement was produced in its wake. Though the Euro-centric post-War vision of world literature has been gradually overcome with the introduction of East Asian, South Asian, and Middle Eastern (and, more rarely, Latin American and African) texts to syllabi and graduate programs, much of the pedagogy of world literature is still organized by national traditions and historical epochs defined by empires and states. Like the return of the repressed in Freud's famous formulation of the Unheimlich (lit.

UPDATE: Extended Deadline - Participations Special Issue: Podcasting’s Listening Publics

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 3:04am
Dario Llinares, Alyn Euritt, Anne Korfmacher
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

UPDATE: Extended Deadline
CfP: Podcasting’s Listening Publics
Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies

Co-editors: Dario Llinares (Brighton), Alyn Euritt (Leipzig), Anne Korfmacher (Köln)


“Listening is essential to the engagement with most of our media, albeit that the act of listening which is embedded in the word ‘audience’ is rarely acknowledged. It is a no less curious absence in theories of the public sphere, where the objective of political agency is often characterized as being to find a voice - which surely implies finding a public that will listen, and that has a will to listen” (Lacey viii).


S-E-X (A Collective Documentary Drama)

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 2:40pm
Catalina Florescu Pace U
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

This is a call for proposals for people who want to talk about sex from their own perspective. Once the deadline ends (12/31/20), I will select 6-7 proposals and, along with their authors, continue to develop a play about sex that will have a staged reading in New York as well as be used as script where I teach. Furthermore, this play will be offered to drama therapists and/or sex educators to be workshopped with their clients and/or students. 

The play will be developed based on a series of questions that I will share with those selected at a later date. I am ONLY interested in personal accounts that help advance a mature and uninhibited talk about sex

Viral Memes : Research and Reflections on the Coronapocalypse

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:32am
Shane Trayers & George Sieg
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

No event since the recent millennium, itself an “event” only in the sense created by expectationalism, with Y2K being a paradigmatic “non-event,” has activated apocalyptic sensibilities to the extent that COVID-19 has done.  Its impact has been global, multifarious, and multivalent.  In many places, it has impacted every area of life, and there are very few places where it has not spread: as of June 4, 2020, the only nations reporting no COVID-19 cases were various Pacific islands, Turkmenistan, and North Korea.  In distinction to previous pandemics with cultural impact, the most recent of any significance being the HIV/AIDS pandemic, COVID-19 has been swift and pervasive, without immediate association to any specific sub-population or vectors beyond the

Special Issue: The Brontës: Sickness, Contagion, Isolation

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:31am
Bronte Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020

“The interactions that make us sick also constitute us as a community. Disease emergence dramatizes the dilemma that inspires the most basic human narratives: the necessity and danger of human contact.” Priscilla Ward, Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative. Duke UP, 2008.

Growing up in Latin America: Narratives of Precarity, Postcolonialism, Violence

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:18am
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The experience of growing up in Latin America for the past two centuries has been marked by constant negotiations with precarity, postcoloniality and multiple forms of violence. Numerous literary and audiovisual productions have drawn attention to this issue. In this session, we invite critical examinations of coming-of-age narratives and bildungsroman dealing with bi-cultural or multi-cultural identities, picaresque and heterodox processes of learning, non hetero-normative sexualities, as well as other alternative processes of development and growth.

Muslims in America (extended deadline for panel)

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 12:57pm
Dr. Mahwash Shoaib / SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020

  Panel at the South Atlantic Modern Languages Association / SAMLA 92 Conference

This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, filmmakers, and visual artists.

Unmade Film and Television: Call for book proposals

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:52am
James Fenwick / Sheffield Hallam University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Unmade Film and Television:

Call for book proposals

Unmade Film and Television is a new book series with Intellect that explores unmade, unseen, and unreleased film and television from across the globe and from all time periods.

CFP: AMS-Southwest and Texas Music Library Association

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:52am
AMS-Southwest and Texas Music Library Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 10, 2020

The Joint Program Committee for the American Musicological Society Southwest Chapter and the Texas Music Library Association is accepting proposals for presentations to be given at our 2020 joint fall chapter meeting. The virtual meeting will take place as several sessions between Thursday, September 24 and Saturday, September 26, 2020.We welcome presentations about topics in musicology, music librarianship and related areas, with inclusion for diverse perspectives. Some proposed themes include, but are not limited to:

Autobiography Panel, 118th Annual PAMLA Conference

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:50am
PAMLA 2020 (Las Vegas, NV, Nov. 12-15)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

118th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV

Thursday, November 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020
Sahara Las Vegas Hotel
Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

*** Given concerns about the COVID-19 virus, organizers will be monitoring the situation as we continue planning for our conference in November.

PAMLA’s Autobiography panel is currently accepting submissions!

ROAM - Representations of Home creative journal

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:46am
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

As a result of the pandemic, the RHOME 2020 Conference on Dislocation (22-23 October 2020) has been postponed. However, the good news is RHOME will launch the first issue of, its new creative journal, ROAM, later this year.

Now more than ever, in this time of social distancing and confinement, RHOME sees the need to continue its focus on the theme, the experience and the actuality of home, the place and abode that looms so large these days in the lives of everyone on the planet.

Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy (update)

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 8:30am
ULICES/Messengers from the Stars Project
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Messengers from the Stars:

On Science Fiction and Fantasy

No. 5, 2020

Edited by: Matthew Hill

Co-edited by: João Félix


Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. The 2020 issue will be dedicated to the following theme:

Utopias, Dystopias, Ecotopias and Heterotopias

Political Imaginaries of Small Cinemas and Cultures

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 11:03am
Claudiu Turcus
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020

11th International Conference

Political Imaginaries of Small Cinemas and Cultures

Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

September 11-12, 2020


Contributors for Latino Literature Encyclopedia for Students

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 12:54pm
Christina Soto van der Plas, University of California Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 5, 2020

Hi everyone, I'm currently editing an Encyclopedia of Latino Literature for Students for ABC-Clio with my colleague, Lacie Buckwalter, and I'm looking for some last minute contributors to write the encyclopedia entries for some authors (I am missing only the following entries) that some scholars here might be interested in writing. Please message me at if you are interested and I'll send you more information about the project. Most of the entries are around 1,000-1,500 words, due July 5, 2020The authors/entries are:

Multiple Temporalities

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:54pm
Scott DeShong
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Northeast Modern Language Association Convention in Philadelphia, 11-14 March 2021. Abstracts for 15-20 minute papers that consider multiple temporalities within or across works of literature, criticism, or other forms of media, discourse, or performance, such as temporalities that are varied, conflicting, competing, haphazard, (re)constructed, broken, or accidental. How do temporal modes or frameworks--or their enforcement, or their lack, or resistance to them--reflect differences of intention, ideology, social or natural order, technology, ontology, or ethics? In what ways are temporalities variously material, subjective, human, organic, or inhuman?

Call for Book Chapters "Corona Epidemic: Social, Economic and Ecological Issues"

Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 11:04am
Nationalist Publications
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Corona Epidemic: Social, Economic and Ecological Issues


Call for Book Chapters  

The novel coronavirus epidemic has challenged the path of human growth. It has reassured mankind why development and not growth should be of primary concern for humanity. Ever since the onset of the industrial revolution, ecology and social wellbeing have been compromised for the economy. However, with the epidemic challenging the economic structure, it begets humankind to find sustainable solutions that balance all these three facets of industrial growth, ecological sustainability and social wellbeing.

Palgrave Studies in Mediating Kinship, Representation, and Difference

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 10:58am
Silvia Schultermandl and May Friedman
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

SERIES TITLE: Palgrave Studies in Mediating Kinship, Representation, and Difference

SERIES EDITOR/S: May Friedman, Ryerson University (Canada); Silvia Schultermandl,  University of Graz (Austria)

Teaching Online

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:47pm
Ginger Jones / Louisiana State University Alexandria
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Distance no longer impedes a college or university education; however, when institutions offer little or no training, scant support for faculty, poor course design, and little integration with campus life, they stymie rigorous programs. This collection of essays will interest practitioners of online teaching, design, and administration of successful online programs. If you are interested in submitting a chapter, please access the chapter proposal form on the Cambridge Scholars Publishing website and submit your completed form to

SCMLA General Linguistics VI Permanent Section

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:44pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020

SCMLA 77th ANNUAL CONFERENCE October 8-10, 2020

Whitehall Hotel • 1700 Smith St.  • Houston, TX 77002

Conference Theme: “Politics of Protest”


CFP, Ongoing Theme: "Undergraduate Research during Times of Disruption," Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:20pm
Elizabeth Foxwell / Council on Undergraduate Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges for the higher education community, including those working with undergraduate researchers. Research teams have responded to the pandemic in some exciting and creative ways that have the potential to benefit all engaged in undergraduate research during disruptive events such as pandemics, earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires, and tornadoes.

Original research articles (2,000–3,500 words) and vignettes (300 words) are invited for Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) that discuss how individuals, disciplines, departments, campuses, and communities have adapted during these events.  Topics and questions of interest include the following:

12th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 11:33am
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The 12th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 18-19, 2020 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The 2020 conference theme, “Losing Louisiana,” is dedicated to exploring the ways in which Louisiana’s cultures, environment, languages, and peoples are facing threats to their survival on a variety of fronts. What dangers do these threats pose to people, culture, and the environment? What solutions might be implemented to counter these threats? How can Louisiana pull back from the brink of disaster?