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American, British, and Canadian Literature: 1800-1999 (Formerly Contemporary Studies)

Monday, April 26, 2021 - 2:25pm
Midwestern Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

2021 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference

American, British, and Canadian Literature: 1800-1999
(Formerly Contemporary Studies)

Deadline for submissions: 

April 30, 2021 EXTENDED to June 1, 2021


Dr. Jennifer K Farrell, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

contact email (for questions only, submissions must be made through the website):


Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

Shakespeare in Indian Cinema, Muse India Issue 99, Sept-Oct 2021

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 11:34am
Muse India
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Naseeruddin Shah, the actor, once claimed that “The roots may look lost but every big story in the Hindi film industry is from Shakespeare.” It might not be as simple as that but what Shah was pointing out was to the fact that there are many references to Shakespeare’s plays in Hindi film. Not just Hindi but Indian cinema reveals an adaptation and appropriation of the Bard of Avon. There are themes and devices so commonly found in Shakespeare’s plays in Indian films, such as twins separated at birth, cross dressing characters, star-crossed lovers, characters falling in love with messengers, the wise fool, the tamed Shrew and the mousetrap device.

MMLA 2021: Countering the Culture in Contemporary Fiction

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 10:48am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Marginalized groups may be contrary to the dominant culture within a society through their very own existence. In cultures where those who reinforce divisions may seek to ostracize the Other by portraying them in a negative light, counter-hegemonic representations of the marginalized can be revolutionary. This panel will examine how non-dominant cultures in contemporary literature are depicted in the context of the dominant. 


Central questions include:

  • What makes something (e.g. an action, a person's/group's identity) within a dominant culture subversive?

  • What are the benefits and repercussions of acting against the collective conscience?

The Dominican Republic in the Global Context

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 6:57pm
Voces del Caribe
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

 VOCES DEL CARIBE, a blind, peer-reviewed journal, will publish its 14th issue in the Fall 2022. We invite everyone who is interested to submit articles, especially for the journal’s special section, whose focus will be “The Dominican Republic in the Global Context.” In addition, the general section will encompass all the Spanish speaking Caribbean’s past and present cultural manifestations (literature, poetry, theater, film, music, plastic and digital arts, etc.), and that of its Diaspora. Articles should be unpublished, original, in Spanish or English, not exceed 25 pages (approximately 7,000 words or less), be double spaced, and in 12 pt. font, including notes & references).

International Review of Literary Studies JUNE 2021 ISSUE

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 6:57pm
International Review of Literary Studies- IRLS
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

Call for Papers

International Review of Literary Studies-IRLS Vol. 3, Issue 2

LAST DATE: 15 MAY 2021

ISSN: Online (2709-7021), Print (2709-7013)

International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) is an International peer-review journal of literary studies that publishes original research articles, review papers, and book reviews, and cutting-edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:


Decolonizing Travel(ing) Theory: Explorations in the ‘Indian’ Analytic Traditions

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 6:56pm
National Institute of Technology Silchar
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 18, 2021

Traveling, both as a concept and performativity, has yielded a diverse range of criticalliteratures that probe into the epistemological, ethical and aesthetic dimensions oftravel and mobility. However, much of the critical theories on travel (and, of late,nomadology) draw on the Western canon, while there appears to be a dearth ofproportionate research on and/or documentation of the indigenous analyticalframeworks that engage with travel(ing) theory.

LAST CALL: Academia in Action: Breaching the Ivory Tower

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 11:57am
University of Pittsburgh French & Italian Grad Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

The eruption of anti-racist movements in the public discourse over the past ten years, both in Italy, France, and in a broader context within Western Europe, has incited a re-engagement with the colonial histories of western countriesas well as their current racist and anti- immigration policies. The voices that emerged (with public figures such asAssa Traoré in France, Fabrice Vil in Québec, and Rula Jebréal in Italy) all encourage the general public to reflect onthe ways in which institutions need to be destabilized in order to make progress in terms of racial equality and criminal justice reform. In the wake of heightened social outrage around the globe, we are requesting proposals for papers which address issues of social justice and activism in Franc

Crossroads of Emergency: Modern Dystopias and Imminent Futures

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 3:44am
Jade Kai / Stony Brook University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Crossroads of Emergency: Modern Dystopias and Imminent Futures, April 23rd 2021

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Stony Brook University

Spring 2021 WGSS Graduate Virtual Conference

Call for Proposals


ReFocus: The Films of Claire Denis (EUP)

Sunday, April 18, 2021 - 4:37pm
Peter Sloane
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 30, 2021

ReFocus: The Films of Claire Denis (EUP, ed. Peter Sloane, University of Lincoln UK)


Journal of Literary Multilingualism

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:42pm
Editor in Chief Natasha Lvovich
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023

The Journal of Literary Multilingualism explores texts written in non-native languages, in a mix of languages and alternating languages. It examines a wide range of literary practices from around the globe broadly defined by multilingual and multicultural situations. The phenomenon of literary multilingualism is as old as literature itself but has received more scholarly attention as migration and globalization have increased in recent years. As the first international journal devoted entirely to this emerging interdisciplinary field, it offers a forum for cutting-edge research across the humanities and social sciences.

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The 15th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held December 9–12, 2021 at The Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center in Sonoma, California. The organizers encourage participants to experiment with innovative, alternative, and established theoretical approaches to the life and work of Jack London.We welcome papers and panel submissions on any aspect of the author’s life and work, including conventional 20-minute presentations. Proposals for roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists.

Painful Truths and Unspoken Words: Remembering Genocides and Holocausts in different genres and regions of the world.

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
mark malisa
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 3, 2021

nitial world responses to the Holocaust included the declaration “never again” (Gilbert, 2000; Reese, 2017; Herman, 2018; Power, 2013). This Special Issue on “Remembering Genocides and the Holocaust” invites contributions from different fields, such as the film, music, museums, and literature. Contributions may explore specific representations in their own right or the relationship between representations and lived experiences pertaining to genocide/ holocaust. They may focus on how remembrances of Holocausts and Genocides have been transformed over time, including, but not limited to the globalization, nationalization or privatization of such memories.

Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War Literature in English

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 3:00pm
University of Wrocław
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

CFP : “Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War Literature in English”
Dates: May 27-28, 2021 (via Zoom)
Deadline for Submission: April 16, 2021
Keynote Speakers: Professor Agnieszka Graff (University of Warsaw) and Doctor
Elżbieta Klimek-Dominiak (University of Wrocław)
Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War Literature in English
Date: May 27-28, 2021

Special Issue: South Asian Fiction – International Impact

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 5:00pm
SINDHU: Southasian INter-Disciplinary HUmanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Call for Articles

Special Issue: South Asian Fiction – International Impact

Guest Editor: Dinesh Kumar


Transforming and Transcending Single Stories: PAMLA Conference Session

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:59pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Plesae submit to this virtual (online) panel of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA):

The panel on "Transforming and Transcending Single Stories" invites proposals that address how we can challenge, transform, and transcend single stories so that we break current stereotypes, discriminatory practices, assumptions, and myths about what is different, alien, and unknown. Conscious attempts to resist single narratives prompt us to pay attention to efforts that exclude and undermine diverse perspectives, and that limit our understanding of who we are, how we view others, and the choices we make when we interact face-to-face or through social media on a local, national, and global level.

Ventana III a Conference on Latin America

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 7:59am
University of York
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 26, 2021

Online Conference

7th, 8th and 9th June 2021

In this edition, Ventana III aims to continue developing a critical discussion about Latin America and how it relates to the rest of the world. This year, the organisation committee proposes to focus on the Glocal to reflect on the tensions between the local and external agents in Latin America. 


*EXTENDED DEADLINE* Fluid Constructs: Breaking the Limits of Gendered Spaces

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 3:10pm
The Harbour
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Examining time and space as anything but concrete and singular, Elizabeth Grosz states that they “are in some sense correlated with representations of the subject” (99). Such a conception associates spatio-temporal location with subjectivity, and to some extent, embodiment and corporeality. Space becomes about more than physical conceptualizations—such as land, location, or locality, or more specifically Earth, land, nation, city, or home—and comes to include broader, more metaphorical, notions such as the space within body and mind, as well as narrative space.

Prospero XXVI – 2021: The past present of Bildung: new perspectives on and of the Bildungsroman

Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:50am
Prospero, A Journal of Foreign Literatures
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 22, 2021


Prospero XXVI – 2021 Call for Papers

The past present of Bildung: new perspectives on and of the Bildungsroman


“Bildung always comes late. This might well be the motto for any fiction that narrates self-cultivation, whether it takes the form of a classical Bildungsroman or any number of variants that seek to avoid its dialectical closure”. (Gregory Castle) 


St. Clair Drake Grad Student Research Symposium

Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:45am
UC Berkeley Department of African-American and African Diaspora Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 2, 2021

The Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley
invites artists, graduate students, and community members to submit papers for the 28th annual St. Clair
Drake Research Symposium, to be held Saturday, May 1, 2021. T


The symposium will take place from 9AM to 5PM with breaks in between each session.

Edited Collection, Broadcasting Beyond Adaptation: Revisiting the Television and Literature Debate

Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:42am
Paul Sheehan
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 25, 2021

The editors of a forthcoming collection on literature and television titled Broadcasting Beyond Adaptation: Revisiting the Television and Literature Debate invite abstract proposals for potential chapters on intersections of Māori/te reo television and literature. Aimed at Palgrave’s Adaptation Series, this essay collection argues for the re-examination of scholarly discourses surrounding televisual and literary histories of cultural legitimation.

EXTENDED: Word Play: Nonstandard English and Multilingualism in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Sunday, March 21, 2021 - 4:45pm
Modern Language Association 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 28, 2021

Children’s literature in English has long been a tool for literacy instruction and acculturation to English language, used both as a tool for learning and as a force for homogenization within histories of Anglophone colonialism and imperialism. As scholars and professors dedicated to exploring the ways in which texts for young people make meaning, we know that language functions as both a tool of empowerment and one of imprisonment. Amiri Baraka writes that “users”—or dominant cultures—“have words. And it is the users that establish the world’s realities.” Language, then, inevitably divides as it shapes such realities by sorting people into groups of “users” and non-users.

CfP: Film Education Journal - Decolonising Film Education (June 2022)

Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:02pm
Film Education Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 5, 2021

Film Education Journal - Special Issue - Decolonising Film Education (to be published June 2022) 



Guest Editors: Professor Jyoti Mistry (HDK-Valand Academy) and Dr Lizelle Bisschoff (University of Glasgow)