We propose a panel for the SSAWW Triennial Conference in Baltimore, November 4-7, 2021:
Call for Papers
The Latina/o/x Literature & Culture Society
of the American Literature Association
32nd Annual Conference: May 27-30, 2021
Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA
Deadline: January 31, 2020
The University of St. Thomas Art History, English, Museum Studies, and Creative Writing & Publishing graduate programs will host a virtual interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 23, 2021. While papers addressing any aspect of literature, film, art history, architecture, museum studies, new media, and cultural studies will be considered, the graduate programs particularly welcome proposals for papers exploring the conference theme across all time periods, media, and geographical regions. We are also seeking creative writers to read original work related to the conference theme.
This collection of critical essays explores how contemporary British authors engage with the theme of crisis in their fiction (as apparent in novels and short stories by Kazuo Ishiguro, Julian Barnes, A S Byatt, Ian McEwan, Graham Swift, Hilary Mantel, Zadie Smith, Pat Barker, Martin Amis, among others.)
‘Crisis’ can be investigated not only as informing any aspect of fiction involving sociopolitical and cultural systems, but also as a mode of challenge to established power structures and modes of representationacross narrative traditions.
Submissions should focus on one or more of the aforementioned major contemporary British authors (though you are welcome to propose additional British authors who explore the theme of crisis).
The Power of Individuality
Carey E. Bradley
Business Major, Utah Valley University
Professor Jonathon Patterson
December 13, 2020
In today’s world, the function of the English classroom has fundamentally shifted. Instead of teaching the fully paper-based curriculum of the past, instructors of English now must incorporate genres that encompass anything from videos to website creation.
In the study of literature, rhetoric, and composition, too, the field is beginning to recognize new and more multimodal forms of scholarship. Think of Kairos, the online only rhet/comp journal. Think of the work of scholars like Kristen Arola, Cynthia Selfe, and Qwo Li Driskill—work that asks us to think outside the box of the academic paper.
In their chilling study “Listening to Black Women and Girls: Lived Experiences of Adultification Bias,” Jamilia J. Blake and Rebecca Epstein conclude “that adults perceive Black girls as less innocent than white girls as young as 5-9 years old.” While Blake and Epstein centralize Black girlhood, this adultification bias similarly affects Black boys and other children of color. Children of color’s perception as ‘more adult’ than their white peers does not imbue them with any agency or power, rather, it divests them of childhood, at least within childhood’s contemporary definitions. Yet, these contemporary definitions of childhood are grounded in whiteness and white privilege.
MLA '22 will be held 6–9 January, 2022 in Washington, DC. We invite abstracts for an ASLE-sponsored panel.
The Sport Literature Association seeks entries for its annual graduate student competition, the Lyle Olsen Graduate Student Essay Contest.
Essays must pertain, in some significant way, to the literature of sport. For exemplary treatment of sport-related subject matter, applicants are invited to consult the association's peer-reviewed journal, Aethlon, “a print journal designed to celebrate the intersection of literature with the world of play, games, and sport.” All submissions must be unpublished work. Original creative pieces, both fiction and non-fiction, are not considered for this contest. There is no word limit, but Aethlon articles do not generally exceed 25 manuscript pages.
Is drag separable from gender? A preponderance of self-described "drag things" (versus drag kings and queens) specializing in performances of non-human entities and appearing everywhere from stages in local gay bars to digital platforms like Instagram and YouTube would suggest so; however, when we speak of drag in academic literature, we hew closely to notions of drag as demonstrating gender performativity above all else. This collection therefore seeks to theorize a previously underrepresented form of drag performance that does not necessarily play with gender so much as it plays with humanness:We call this "posthuman drag."
Critical Insights: Amy Tan
“Writing is an extreme privilege but it’s also a gift. It’s a gift to yourself and it’s a gift of giving a story to someone.”
Americana invites submissions in Media Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Women's Studies, and American history etc. -- especially as it pertains to Americana popular culture, 1900 to present.
DEADLINE: 1 June 2021 for the Spring 2021 edition of Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present -- published late June/early July 2021
We welcome a variety of critical approaches on subject matter such as film, television, streaming shows, YouTube shows/channels, sports, bestsellers, venues, fashion, emerging popular culture trends, pop culture and technology, music, politics, style, quarantine, COVID-19, and other related topics.
***DEADLINE EXTENDED***: February 15, 2021
18th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference March 26- 27, 2021
You are invited to contribute a proposal for Technical and Professional Writing special issue of Writing and Pedagogy.
For this issue, we are soliciting contributions that present interesting pedagogical questions, theories, and reflections and innovative and practical, as well as potentially adaptable, approaches that target professional writing teachers and students who are navigating diverse and dynamic professional landscapes in the context of change in the professional writing world. Your paper can address these questions but are not limited to them: