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Dreams for Our Children: Immigrant Parents Advice for their Children

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 9:36am
Omotayo Banjo
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

The political narrative of immigration trends is that people are fleeing their countries to exploit American resources. Immigrants are generally depicted as violent, the cause of crime and job loss, not only in America but around the world. The undercover criminal narrative overshadows that of the risk-taker, willing to leave what is familiar to improve the life of his or her family. The stereotype of violent behavior overshadows the violence enacted upon them by their host countries which have put many immigrants in the situations they are in today. It is well documented that immigrants, and especially undocumented immigrants are less likely to commit crimes.

MMLA African American Literature Permanent Section

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 10:37pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Identity and Liminality in African American Literature

This panel seeks presentations about the proclivity of African American racial space. That is, this panel is interested in when and where conceptions of spatial race formalities are conducted. We can think of “space” as time, place, and movement—the constant liminal changing of identities. This panel invites abstracts, of no more than 250 words, for presentations on African American literature at the Midwest Modern Language Association conference. Some topics might include:

*UPDATE* Everything is Queer. The Relevance of Gender and Queer Studies Today

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 10:28am
Gender Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Guest Editor: Robyn Dudic

In a society gradually turning to more inclusiveness and tolerance, this special issue of gender forum is dedicated to highlight the relevance and importance of Gender and Queer Studies with regard to contemporary academic literature.

English Literature 1800-1900 “Literature, Social Class, and Class Consciousness”

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:43pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

 

I am seeking paper presentations for this year’s English II (1800-1900) session at the Midwest Modern Language Association's conference in Milwaukee (November 5-8) that discuss the significance and dynamics of social class and class consciousness in the representations, production, consumption, and understanding of literature in 19th century Britain. Please send a 250-word abstract, and a brief C.V. and bio to Kevin Swafford at swafford@fsmail.bradley.edu. Abstract, C.V. and bio are due on June 15

 

Gender in Crisis. COVID-19 and its Impact (Special Issue)

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:43pm
Gender Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

According to the most recent gender report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) “disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and pandemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse” (COVID-19: A Gender Lens). The COVID-19 crisis has affected and continues to affect every aspect of our lives, raising anxieties, limiting spaces, and intensifying tension and conflict in different areas.

MLA 2021: Literary Cultures of the Outremer

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:43pm
MLA - LLC Occitan Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

This MLA panel still needs a couple of submissions! Sponsored by the LLC Occitan Forum and CLCS Medieval Forum

Examines circulation of literary forms in the Latin east (lyric, romance, epic) and whether they provide culture continuity and support the construction of national identities.

Please send a brief abstract to Amy Vines at anvines@uncg.edu by April 30, 2020!

"1922 and After: A Centenary of Modernism and World Literature"

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 12:49pm
Journal of Modern Literature (Indiana University Press)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Call for Papers for "1922 and After: A Centenary of Modernism and World Literature", Journal of Modern Literature (Indiana University Press)

 

MMLA Religion and Literature Permanent Section

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:06pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

This year’s conference theme, “Cultures of Collectivity,” in some ways, seems tailor-made for the Religion and Literature permanent section. Religious communities, either local, national, or global, come to mind. However, we might also think of “collectivity” more broadly. Because the subject of Religion and Literature covers all genres, subgenres, regions, religions and folklore we welcome proposals that address works and writers who explore any aspect of “Cultures of Collectivity.”

Possible approaches to this topic might include examinations of how literature explores:

Fabricating the Body (Permanent Section): MMLA (Milwaukee, WI; Nov. 5-8)--EXTENDED DEADLINE to May 31, 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:06pm
MMLA: Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

EXTENDED deadline for submissions: May 31, 2020 full name / name of organization: Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) contact email: tslankard@bakeru.edu 

 

convention information:

 

Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA), November 5-8, 2020, in Milwaukee, WI.

Conference Theme: "Cultures of Collectivity"

 

session CFP information:

Fabricating the Body:

This panel welcomes a wide range of proposals for scholarly presentations that seek to apply this year’s MMLA conference theme—“Cultures of Collectivity”—to literary, artistic or cultural portrayals of “the body”.

CFP: Southeast Asian Media Studies (Communication Outbreaks)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 1:58pm
Southeast Asian Media Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Southeast Asian Media Studies
Vol. 3, No.2, 2021

THEME: "Communication Outbreaks"
Editor: Cecilia Fe Sta. Maria, PhD, University of the Philippines Baguio