NeMLA Publication Opportunities

NeMLA will advertise the publication endeavors that emerge from our yearly convention. Email us your call for papers for any proposed volumes built from presentations at any session given at NeMLA. Please include the name of the originating session and the year it was held at NeMLA.

"Language of the Unheard": Riot on the American Cultural Stage (Articles due October 1)

Articles sought for this proposed edited volume of essays addressing the following questions:

How does a riot speak?  How do we articulate and explore the riot as news, art, event, and mechanism for social change?  How do riots redefine urban landscapes and the ways in which we inhabit and express them?  How and why have American literary and cultural works illuminated cities and communities rocked by injustice and riot as a mode of protest or giving voice to what Martin Luther King, Jr., called “the language of the unheard.”

Papers on riot in literary and theatrical works as well as in other contemporary media and social spheres are welcome.  This volume will ideally include papers on race-based riots and revolts as well as on the literature and voices of the Stonewall Riots and the Gay Liberation Movement, the Zoot Suit Riots, the Haymarket and other labor movement riots and earlier American riots.  Papers with an emphasis on urban, cultural, and ethnic, and Queer studies approaches and cross-cultural approaches to the phenomenon of the riot are likewise welcome.  Creative pieces on riot for an artist’s “annex” to this book also invited.

Please email abstracts by August 1, articles by October 1.

Queries welcome!

Susan Gilmore, Associate Professor of English, Central Connecticut State University, gilmores@ccsu.edu