Call for Papers

Southern Spaces

View the full call for papers and projects here.

Southern Spaces, an open access, multimedia, peer-reviewed journal, invites innovative scholarship on regions, places,...

Violent Feelings: Affective Intensities in Literature, Film, and Culture

LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

From the cruel optimism of neoliberalism to the rise of white nationalism to the almost daily reminders of the precariousness of life—especially the lives of those who are othered through race, class and gender—contemporary events show the necessity of studying representations of violent...

Foodways in the South

The Southern Quarterly

Call for papers: Foodways in the South. Submission deadline: December 1, 2017. The Southern Quarterly invites submissions for a special issue on foodways in the South examining how food and drink (and the culture, literature, and practices surrounding...

American Networks: Radicals Under the Radar (1868-1968)

Comparative American Studies

Networks are the life-blood of many collaborative artistic and political movements. The aim of this special issue is to explore the confluence of American art and radicalism transnationally in the hundred-year lead up to 1968, a high-point in radical artistic and political expression. In...

Food in United States Culture

American Studies Journal

Special Issue of the AMSJ Food in U.S. Culture

Seeking papers and articles (of all lengths) for a special American Studies volume on “Food in U.S. Culture.” Why do we eat what we eat? How do we eat what we eat? How was the food produced, distributed, and prepared?...

The Anthropocene

NANO: New American Notes Online

NANO: New American Notes Online
Issue 13 Call for Papers
Due by: December 2, 2017
Special Issue: The Anthropocene
Guest Editors: Kyle Wiggins and Brandon Krieg

In the Anthropocene–our geological present defined by humans as the dominant, destructive force in the...

The Place of Hate in the 2016 US Presidential Campaign

Journal of Hate Studies

Following a campaign cycle marked by exclusionary rhetoric and dehumanizing politics, more than 1,000 incidents of hate have been reported since Election Day. The articulation of hate during the 2016 US presidential campaign drew upon a long history of racism, sexism, and homophobia in American...


Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association

In the opening pages of Sherman Alexie's Reservation Blues (1995), Spokane Indian storyteller Thomas Builds-the-Fire comes into ownership of legendary African American bluesman Robert Johnson's guitar, a magical object that both furthers his band's musical aptitude and reopens the scars of...

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