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Fantasy, Horror, and the Supernatural

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:40am
Kate Watt / PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 19, 2019

From golems to Gollum, ghosts to Ironman, hobbits to succubi, zombies to dopplegangers, the possessed to those who wield the dark arts, the not-human, the almost-human, the was-human, the wants-to-be-human, the beyond-human, and those who use unknown powers to prey on humans have populated human culture and narrative from the beginning. Analysis from any critical perspective, exploring texts drawn from literature, film/TV, graphic novels, manga, comics, visual arts, and elsewhere, is welcome.

Us, Get Out, The Walking Dead, Cthulhu, It, and a wide variety of other texts would be appropriate topics. 

Please submit through the website directly. 

PAMLA is in San Diego, November 14-17, 2019. 

Black Men, White Publishers (NeMLA Panel)

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 3:37pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In November 2018, The New York Times published “Black Male Writers for Our Time,” an article that highlights some of the African-American male writers who have won prestigious awards in recent years. For instance, Gregory Pardlo won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2015, while Colson Whitehead won the National Book Award in 2016 and the Pulitzer in 2017. In 2018, Kendrick Lamar made history as the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for music. Although they have been writing for generations, the literary establishment is now recognizing and rewarding Black male literature.

NeMLA 2020: The Politics of ‘Post’ in American Literature

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 3:00am
Meghan Burns and Kelly Mahaffy, University of Connecticut
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In a 2009 article in American Literary History, Richard Gray critiqued the production of post-9/11 novels, writing that such literary works “simply assimilate the unfamiliar into familiar structures.” Yet scholarly work on contemporary U.S. fiction seems to return again and again to a focus on literary production in terms of its relationship to the 2001 tragedy. In this panel, we seek to interrogate the way the concept of “post” has come to influence and, perhaps, even define the American literary canon. 

MODERNIST STRUCTURES, 24-27 June 2020, Université Caen Normandie

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 10:46am
Société d'études modernistes (SEM)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019



The Fourth International Conference of the French Society for Modernist Studies
Société d’études modernistes (SEM) 

24-27 June 2020   Université Caen Normandie

In collaboration with:
ERIBIA (Université Caen Normandie)
Musée des Beaux-Arts Caen
Institut mémoires de l’édition contemporaine (IMEC)
CREA (Université Paris Nanterre)

CFP: "In a Speculative Light: The Arts of James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney"

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 9:06pm
Symposium hosted by The University of Tennessee Humanities Center
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019


"In a Speculative Light: The Arts of James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney"

Date of symposium: February 19-21, 2020

Deadline for Proposals: October 1, 2019

Confirmed Keynote:

Frederick Moten,

Professor of Performance Studies, NYU Tisch School of the Arts & Professor, The European Graduate School


Plenary Speakers to Date:

Stephen M. Best, University of California, Berkeley

'How Many More?' Literary Responses to 1970 (at 50)

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 9:23am
Northeast Modern Language Association/ Michael Antonucci
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

Nixon’s Secret War in Cambodia, Kent State, the New Haven Nine trial, and the first Earth Day punctuate the seizure of the Mayflower II by members the American Indian Movement at Plymouth, Massachusetts and the extraterrestrial drama of Apollo 13. 1970 reflects a collision of SPACES, and Places. At the same time the year also witnessed the publication of Toni Morrison’s Bluest Eye, Kate Millett’s Sexual Politics, Joan Didion’s Play it Where it Lays, as well as poetry by Michael S.

The Rebellious Postbellum

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 3:34pm
Tim Bruno / C19
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Rebellious Postbellum

Antebellum City Texts: Print Culture and Emergent U.S. Metropolitan Spaces

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:34am
Brigitte Bailey / Univ of New Hampshire
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Call for Papers, for the next NeMLA conference, in Boston, March 5-8, 2020.

NeMLA’s theme this year will be:"Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages, and Cultures"

This is an accepted session.

Antebellum City Texts: Print Culture and Emergent U.S. Metropolitan Spaces   

Reading Politics and Art in the Poetry of Tracy K. Smith (NEMLA 2020 Panel)

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:12am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

CFP for the 51st Annual NEMLA Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, March 5 - 8, 2019

Tracy K. Smith, with four books of poetry, a volume of memoirs, a Pulitzer Prize and two stints as America's poet laureate, has every claim to be a major American poet at the pinnacle of success. It is easy to dwell on the mainstream acceptance that this success has earned. Her work is often described in highly aesthetic language, with an emphasis on its beauty and craft, and she sits neatly in the American poetic tradition. Among those poets she considers “most necessary” she invokes Seamus Heaney, Elizabeth Bishop, and Philip Larkin (Ordinary Light 336). 

Bondage: The Legacy of Blackness, 400 Years A Slave

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:47am
Department of Humanities at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Over a period of about four centuries, many millions of Africans were shipped to the Americas and forced into slavery. Slavery developed in the colonial period, emerged in the age of the American Revolution, and expanded widely in the antebellum South, reaching its heyday between 1830 and 1860.