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Label Me Latina/o CALL FOR SCHOLARLY ESSAYS

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:13am
Label Me Latina/o
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Label Me Latina/o is an online, refereed international e-journal that focuses on Latino Literary Production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The journal invites scholarly essays focusing on these writers for its biannual publication. 

Special Issue on Amiri Baraka

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:07am
Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

This issue of JAST will be dedicated to the works and legacy of Amiri Baraka—poet, dramatist, essayist and activist. Formerly known as LeRoi Jones, Amiri Baraka entered the Greenwich Village literary scene in 1957 as one of the most original poets and editors of the new writing and poetry that was emerging outside of academia and the established publishing world. Baraka’s profound and pointed criticism took shape in the milieu of the racial brutality of the 1960s, and continued to transform as Black Power was put into practice. Amidst assassinations and urban rebellions, he retreated to his hometown, Newark, New Jersey, and committed himself to African American cultural expression in the broadest sense of the term.

Art and Conflict: Investigating Cross-Disciplinary Methodologies

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:07am
University of Melbourne
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 6, 2018

‘Art and Conflict: Investigating Cross-Disciplinary Methodologies’

Workshop 25 – 26 June 2018

VCA and Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Aigne | Call for Submissions: conference / academic event reports

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:56am
Marija Laugalyte / University College Cork
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Aigne  

Online Journal of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, University College Cork 

 

Call for submission: conference / academic events reports 

  

The Specialness of Poetry

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:21am
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Special claims have always been made about poetry. For Plato, poetry carried a special danger: its imaginative and rhetorical projections had the potential to corrupt the citizens of the Republic by leading them away from what is good and true. For other thinkers, including Percy Bysshe Shelley, poetry has a special moral force that must be recognized as necessary to society, even when the political efficacy of individual poems is not obvious or immediate. Theodor W. Adorno argued that the uniquely “virginal” expression of an individual lyric poem implies a protest against a social situation we cannot but feel as oppressive.

MLA 2019 Special Session: Service Learning & Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:18am
Scott Zukowski, Stony Brook University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018

As more institutions turn outward to offer unique learning experiences for students, how do we create literature-based service-learning projects that are engaging and impactful?

Looking for presentations on successful service-learning projects that will be completed or in-progress by Fall 2018. 

Faculty-student co-presentations are especially welcome. 

Email CV & 200 word abstract by 25 March 2018.

 

Futures of Feminist Science Studies, Women's Studies Special Issue

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:18am
Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Call for Papers, Women's Studies Special Issue: "Futures of Feminist Science Studies"

 

This special issue of Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal invites submissions that work at the intersections of science studies, feminism, and cultural studies. We are especially interested in work that explores the possibilities that emerge from feminist science studies, both as a critique science’s “culture of no culture” and as a pedagogical intervention relevant to the training of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies students. Submissions for this issue should fall into one of two broad categories: "Gender, Science, and the Practice of Culture" and "Feminist Science Studies in the University Classroom."

 

The State of American Literature in the Trump Era

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:10am
Adam Meehan / Palomar College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Special Session panel for 2019 MLA Convention (Chicago, IL, January 3-6, 2019):

How has the Trump Era (re)shaped the ways we read/teach American literature? How has it affected American literary production?

Send 250-word abstract and brief bio/CV by 15 March 2018 to Adam Meehan (ameehan@palomar.edu).

The Embodied Grad Student in Relation

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 3:52pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Embodied Grad Student in Relation This panel considers the importance of various forms of self-making, kinship, coalition, and allyship within the graduate student experience. With an attention to concepts of power and notions of identity, it seeks to explore how we survive and thrive in the academy variously as individuals, as part of communities, and in relation to our objects of study. Abstracts (200 words max) and CV to Christine "Xine" Yao (christine.yao@gmail.com) and Barbra Chin (barbra.chin@bison.howard.edu). This is a guaranteed session organized by the MLA Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Humanities.

Call for Papers for ELOPE 15 (1), 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 9:11am
Andrej Stopar / University of Ljubljana
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

The spring 2018 issue of ELOPE is dedicated to the position and role of speculative fiction and especially science fiction in a world that is increasingly becoming speculative and science fictional. The globalized, digitally mediated nature of contemporary realities and, indeed, individuals, increasingly corresponds to those imagined by the literary cyberpunk of the 1980s – by the movement which with its formal and thematic properties arguably blurred the dividing line between the “mainstream” literary fiction and the science fiction genre.

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