The Life and Legacy of Sterling A. Brown, the Dean of Afro-American Literary Studies
A Special Issue of The Langston Hughes Review
The Life and Legacy of Sterling A. Brown, the Dean of Afro-American Literary Studies
Crisis, Catastrophe, and Contagion in the Works of Langston Hughes and His Contemporaries
A Special Session for the Langston Hughes Society at the 32nd ALA Convention
May 27-30, 2021
Westin Copley Place | Boston, Massachusetts
Bonds Forged in Fire!!: Exploring the Social Networks and Social Distances in the Harlem Renaissance Era and Beyond
A Special Session for the Langston Hughes Society at the 93rd SAMLA Convention
November 4-6, 2021
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center
Romancing the Gothic is online education project which offers free classes on the Gothic, horror, folklore, queer literature, romance and hidden histories. We are an interdiscplinary project with scholars taking part from many different fields and from all over the world. We have a regular audience as well as open sign-ups. To find out more about the project - see the website - https://romancingthegothic.com
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).
Call for Papers: Special Session-Cyberpunk and the City
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Thurday November 11 to Sunday November 14, 2021, at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Conference Theme: "City of God, City of Destruction" (https://pamla.org/2020/conference-theme-city-god-city-destruction)
Humanities Education and Research Association
Call for Papers
4-6 March 2021
"Cultural Divides: Bridging Gaps and Making Connections"
1st Virtual Conference
The Graveyard in Literature: Liminality and Social Critique will be published by Cambridge Scholars in late 2021. We are currently seeking a few final essays to complete the collection.
The theme for the Collection:
Wilson College Humanities ConferenceConference Theme: Healthcare in/and Humanities
Friday May 28 1:00pm-5:00pm EST and
Saturday May 29, 2021 8:00am-12:00noon EST
Held online via Zoom
sponsored by Wilson College’s M.A. in Humanities Program and undergraduate major in Healthcare and Medical Humanities
After an extraordinary year in which healthcare systems around the world came to the forefront of both national and individual consciousness, the Wilson College Humanities Conference seeks—in part—to interrogate 2020 by focusing its theme on “Healthcare in/and Humanities.”
Metamorphosis: Transformations across Time, Culture & Identity (postgraduate conference, online, 1-2 June, 2021)
**please submit proposals via the form on our website - link below**
Metamorphosis refers to a dramatic change in the form, structure or character of an entity, distinctly characterised as a process whereby the old is subsumed, absorbed or self-devoured to provide the substance to forge the new—but how is this concept experienced in contemporary culture?
Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies (https://whatever.cirque.unipi.it/) is inviting submissions for short contributions (500-2000 words) to be collected in a multi-authored article entitled “What do we talk about when we talk about queer death?”. The article will introduce the themed section Queer thanatologies (edited by A.C. Corradino, C. Dell’Aversano, R. Langhi and M. Petricola) that will appear in Whatever’s next issue in summer 2021.
44th Annual Comparative Drama Conference
Oct. 14-16, 2021
Abstracts Due: April 3, 2021
The Dark Man: Journal of Robert E. Howard and Pulp Studies is accepting submissions for Volume 12, Issue 1. Articles should be 4000-6000 words including notes and bibliography. Reviews should be 1000-2000 words and should treat an apropos issue in Robert E. Howard and pulp studies rather than merely the merit of the book(s) reviewed.
Deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 14, 2021. Editorial decisions will be announced by Sunday, March 21, 2021. Publication of Volume 12, Issue 1 will be Friday, June 11, 2021.
Purdue University Literature, Interdisciplinary, Theory and Culture Organization Graduate Student Symposium, March 19-20, 2021
Crossing Boundaries in Literature, Theory, and Culture
Myth and the environment have shared a rich common cultural history travelling as far back as the old times of storytelling and legend (Love 2003; O’Brian and White 2017, Schama 1996). From native American oral narrative where animals, humans and other beings interact, to Genesis in the Bible or the Darwinian theory of evolution, we can trace a rich array of elements which qualify as myth in different cultures. All of them, almost constantly have effects on the environment. From animals to “supernatural events,” the liminality of myth exhibits transition and transformation.
Proposed panel for the meeting of the Modern Language Association 2022. MLA will convene in Washington, DC, 6–9 January 2022
We invite abstracts for papers that query/develop/theorize the genre of Black satire by thinking about its aims/audiences/range in relation to conventional satirical traditions and alternative frameworks such as the Black radicalism or Black pessimism/optimism.
Send 250-word abstracts to John Brooks at email@example.com by 1 March 2021.
Alto Quayson argues that “in works where disability plays a dominant role, the reader’s perspective is [ . .
Seeking chapter contributions to an edited collection, provisionally titled "The Arab World as Ghurba: Citizenship, Identity and Belonging in Literature and Popular Culture."
Please submit chapter abstracts (300-500 words) by 15 February 2021, accompanied by:
- Author's title, name, affiliation and position
- Brief biography (up to 100 words)
- Acknowledgement that the work has not been previously published
Full chapter submissions will be due by the beginning of May 2021.
For further information and to submit abstracts, please contact the editor: Nadeen Dakkak (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Germany and Beyond
Bad Wörishofen, Germany
25-27 October 2021
An international conference organised by the
Katherine Mansfield Society
Hosted by the Bad Wörishofen Mayorality
and Tourist and Spa Bureau
This session examines the relationship between religion and American literature. It welcomes papers that explore the intersectionality between religion, politics, and literature. How can literary texts help us understand the discourses of the religious right or the left and their search for community? How does faith contribute both to harmful or positive visions of community? What can literature teach us about the type of faith that will allow us to create and embrace “the beloved community” introduced by Josiah Royce, and later highlighted by Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Proposals that engage with the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction” are of particular interest.
In an increasingly global world, individuals and communities are experiencing severe disruptions to their
way of life. Among these disruptions are the emerging consequences of the climate crisis, the Covid-19
pandemic, and the resurgence of nationalist and alt-right organizations that have sought to exert control over
bodies both at and within national borders. In response to this overlap of disturbances, we are witnessing
grassroots mobilization and the emergence of new coalitions across previously discrete communities to
reconstruct life and perceptions of justice. How can we understand and study the significant disruptions and
Ecofictions for an Endangered World: The Legitimacy of Hope
Call for Papers for a special section of HJEAS
Proposed for Spring 2022
This graduate student conference seeks to analyze the emergence of new forms of antipolitics over the last several decades. If politics has meant many things to many people, from statecraft and representation to movements for social change, antipolitics names an array of practices, discourses, and structures of feeling linked by the contention that politics is a dead end.
The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) is
- devoted to literary, historical, film and cultural studies of the English-speaking world
- an international scholarly journal with an international audience available at major research centers and libraries throughout the world
- the oldest continuously published Central European scholarly journal in its field
- published twice a year by the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary.
CALL FOR PAPERSImpressionsA Bi-Annual Refereed e-Journal of English Studies
Research Papers on World Literatures and Indigenous Studies
Call for Papers on Aging and Ageism
To be published as a book by the University of Debrecen Press.
* DEADLINE EXTENSION * Send your abstracts by 15 January 2021
Abstract proposals for 20-minute paper presentations are invited for a two-day virtual conference hosted by Ataturk University in Erzurum, Turkey. This international conference on pandemic and its representations in literature will be held on 26-27 March 2021.
Jonathan Bayliss created a fictional science called "dromenology" in his Gloucesterman series which was meant to study collective human endeavor. In contrast to the Romantic concept of individual action, this science describes activity conducted by humans as groups: work and play, religious ritual, and artistic endeavors such as dance or drama. He conceptualized such activity as the work that staves off entropy in the thermodynamic systems we call communities or societies.
The Jonathan Bayliss Society (www.jonathanbayliss.org) invites proposals for papers to be presented at a roundtable at the 2021 American Literature Association annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts, July 7-11, 2021.
“Behold, I am doing a new thing”: Literary Form in Bayliss, Melville, and Olson
Monsters in/of Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture (virtual session)
Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association for the Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association
Session planned for the 2021 National Conference of the Popular Culture Association, virtual event, 2-5 June 2021