Muslim Writing, Writing Muslimness in Europe: Transcultural Literary Approaches
JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH SCHOLARS AND PROFESSIONALS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING (ISSN: 2456-8104)
Call for Papers (July 2021 Issue)
Comparative Racisms: Special issue of The Comparatist:
Owing to a variety of reasons, a number of entries in London's East End: A Short Encyclopedia (under contract, McFarland) that were initially assigned have now become available. I am currently look for writers in a number of different categories, including people, film and literature, architecture, periodicals, major events, television, music, and art. Entries range from 50-2000 words with most following on the lower end of the spectrum. Interested individuals are urged to contact the editor for a contents list and style guide. A description of the encyclopedia appears below. Established scholars, early career researchers, and advanced graduate students—those who, in a US context, have passed their qualifying exams—are welcome.
The 2021 ELLAK International Conference
“Beyond Pandemics: Reimagining the Humanities and the New Normal”
- Organized by The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)
- Venue: Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
- Date: December 16-18, 2021
The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK) is pleased to announce an international conference on “Beyond Pandemics: Reimagining the Humanities and the New Normal” to be held at Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, from December 16 to 18, 2021.
Call for proposals:
Synopsis: A number of anniversaries in 2021 — including the tenth of the premiere of David Benioff and W.B. Weiss’ television series, Game of Thrones, Tom Perrotta’s novel, The Leftovers, and Terrence Malick’s film, The Tree of Life, and the twentieth of Neil Gaiman’s novel, American Gods — is a provocative occasion for a critical reexamination of these and related parables at the intersection of the secular and the supernatural, in their original formulations and as they have developed subsequently.
COSMOPOLITAN STRANGERS IN LATINA/O LITERATURE AND CULTURE
This volume sets out to identify and analyze current definitions of the figure of the stranger, as well as ‘rooted’ or ‘vernacular’ cosmopolitanism at work in Latina/o literature with a cosmopolitan outlook that runs counter to discourses that criminalize ‘strangers’. While necessarily examining the workings of xenophobia, racism, gendering and othering in that specific context, we will focus on the alternative processes of interaction, conviviality, and inclusive practices.
This special issue of The Projector, edited by guest editor Jamie Ann Rogers, seeks submissions focused on contemporary community media as activist and aesthetic practices. In 2005, Kevin Howley described community media as “popular and strategic interventions into contemporary media culture committed to the democratization of media structures, forms, and practices.” In revisiting this definition 15 years later, the holistic aim of this special issue is to interrogate shifts in various community media making environments brought about in the past decade.
UPDATE (6/03/2021): The submission deadline has been extended until June 30 so scholars who had been waiting on travel restrictions for their universities to be lifted have time to consider submitting an abstract.
The Department of Languages and Literature and the College of Liberal Arts at Northeastern State University will be hosting the Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature annual regional meeting on October 15-16, 2021 at Northeastern State University’s campus in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
CFP: 55th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
Outcasts and Outliers in Literature, Music, and Visual Arts
Wednesday and Thursday, April 7-8, 2021
The Comparative World Literature Program at California State University, Long Beach,
invites abstracts for presentations at its 55th annual conference in Long Beach,
California on the topic of Outcasts and Outliers. In accordance with university policy,
this conference will be virtual. It is the hope of the conference committee that this
New Directions in Much Ado About Nothing
Jesmyn Ward is a two-time winner of the National Book Award, winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award, and a recipient of the MacArthur “genius grant.” Known for her critically acclaimed fiction and non-fiction, Ward’s lyrical narratives of Black life, home, and family in Louisanna’s Gulf Coast are visceral and evocative. Moreover, while her work is often set in the same geographical region, the concerns explored within it stretch beyond the shores of the Gulf Coast, extending if not physically then cosmologically toward the Caribbean and the African continent. Yet, despite the critical celebration and geopolitical breadth of her work, Ward remains remarkably under-studied, particularly outside the United States.
CFP Volume 6 JJADH
The Journal of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities (in English) is now inviting submissions for Volume 6 of the journal to be issued in September 2021. We ask that papers be submitted according to the guidelines and web-submission process stipulated in detail below.
The JJADH is a peer-review and open-access journal, online at
The editorial board encourages international submissions and will consider papers pertaining to DH on a broad range of disciplinary interests:
Call for Papers
Horror (Literary & Cinematic)
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021
Extended Submission Deadline: December 1, 2020