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The Uses of Humor to Muddle through the COVID Pandemic

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 5:00pm
Joseph A. Alvarez/ SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 18, 2021

THE USES OF HUMOR TO MUDDLE THROUGH THE COVID PANDEMIC

AMERICAN HUMOR STUDIES ASSOCIATION

Literature and Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 5:00pm
Northeast Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

The Literature and Popular Culture area for the 2021 Northeast Popular & American Culture Association conference is accepting paper and panel proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2021 virtual annual conference will be held online from Thursday, October 21-Saturday, October 23, 2021. Abstracts are due by August 1, 2021.

The NEPCA Literature and Popular Culture area welcomes papers that analyze and evaluate the connections between popular culture and literature, understood broadly.  How does popular culture inform and/or react to literature, and what are the implications for that relationship? 

Transforming and Transcending Single Stories: PAMLA Conference Session

updated: 
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.

Access: Fundamental Issues, Journal Special Issue

updated: 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 1:46pm
Joseph Donica, Leah Richards, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Growing out of two panels on access in higher education at the 2021 Modern Language Association's annual convention, this special journal issue will focus on the fundamental issues of access that plague American higher education. We will send the special issue proposal to several journals that take a radical approach to pedagogy in higher education.

SAMLA 2021- Digital and Digitized Archives in the First-Year Writing Classroom

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:59pm
Danielle N. Gilman, Georgia Institute of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

How can we use born-digital and digitized archives and archival education resources to support research and instruction in the first-year writing classroom? This roundtable session invites presentations of 5-7 minutes that discuss the practical application of these resources. The conference theme encourages us to consider the “tools we use to come together” and also their related challenges. In this vein, presentations that discuss the use of specific digital and digitized materials and also describe the challenges of working with these resources during periods of remote and/or hybrid teaching are especially welcome.

Deadline Extended: Conference on Domestic Cats in Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:59pm
Ben P. Robertson / Troy University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Submissions are invited for a scholarly conference on domestic cats in literature to be hosted online 11-12 June 2021 by the Troy University Department of English. 

 

Papers may address any aspect of the subject, including—but not limited to—the following:

Call for Proposals for Edited Volume: Queer Contemporary Art of Southwest Asia and North Africa

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:59pm
Intellect Books
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

Drs. Anne Marie Butler (Kalamazoo College) and Sascha Crasnow (University of Michigan) invite contributions for consideration to be published in an edited volume on queer visual art from the South West Asia North Africa reigon and its diaspora. The book, tentatively titled Queer Contemporary Art of Southwest Asia and North Africa: Beyond Borders and Binaries, will be published open access in the Critical Studies in Architecture of the Middle East series from Intellect Books, which is edited by Drs. Christiane Gruber (University of Michigan) and Mohammad Gharipour (Morgan State University). The forward will be contributed by Dr. Gayatri Gopinath (New York University). 

Las Vegas and the Absurd

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:59pm
118th PAMLA Conference - Las Vegas, NV
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Las Vegas is a town that has commodified the absurd and the spectacle. Crime bosses are glamorous, rules are just suggestions, bodies are for showcasing; essentially, fantasy is reality. This is the image of Las Vegas most often depicted in literature and film adaptations. The city of Las Vegas recently changed its official slogan from, “What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas” to, “What happens in Vegas, Only happens in Vegas.” This session is looking for investigations into the absurd as reality and spectacle as art or escape through literature about Las Vegas.