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Pessimism: Special issue of The Comparatist

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:51am
Zahi Zalloua / The Comparatist
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
Topic: Pessimism
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)

“Memory, Amnesia, Commemoration”

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:09pm
ELN (English Language Notes)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Memory, Amnesia, Commemoration

ELN (English Language Notes) Fall 2019 (Duke University Press)

Editors: Ramesh Mallipeddi, University of Colorado Boulder and Cristobal Silva, Columbia University


#StayWoke: Intersections of Gender, Race, Class & Activism

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:01am
Women's and Gender Studies / North Carolina Central University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Women's and Gender Studies Symposium

North Carolina Central University

"#StayWoke: Intersections of Gender, Race, Class & Activisim"

Saturday, March 24, 2018


The North Carolina Central University Women's and Gender Studies Program is now accepting abstracts for the second annual resesarch symposium on Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Durham, NC.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:04am
south: a scholarly journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018


south: a scholarly journal invites submissions for a special issue on southern studies, pedagogy, and activism guest edited by David A. Davis to be published in fall 2018. Position papers/essays are due by May 1, 2018. Please submit 2,500 to 3,000 word (10-12 pp.) documents to our website under “submissions” with the title of the article and the designated special issue #southernsyllabus.

Octavia E. Butler Literary Society ALA May 2018

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 1:27pm
Octavia E. Butler Literary Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

The OEB Literary Society invites prospective participants to submit proposals relating to any aspect of Butler’s life and work. We especially encourage papers/panels addressing Butler’s influence in the work of contemporary artists across genres, and would like to devote one of the panels to this topic. Please email abstracts of 300 words to Matthew Mullins at Abstracts are due no later than January 15, 2018 and should include a brief biographical note.

*Deadline: Dec. 15* - American Literature in the World Graduate Conference, Yale University, April 6, 2018

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 10:18am
Yale University, Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Toni Morrison and Junot Díaz, Yusef Komunyakaa and Carolyn Forché, Tony Kushner and Lynn Nottage without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.

Call for Conference Seminar Topics

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:24pm
Society for American Music
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 19, 2018

Call for Conference Seminar Topics

Deadline: 19 February 2018

Society for American Music 45th Annual Conference


New Orleans, Louisiana,  20–24 March 2019

The Society for American Music invites proposals for seminar topics for its 45th annual conference to be held in New Orleans, LA, 20–24 March 2019. 

Paul Laurence Dunbar Society ALA San Francisco May 24-27, 2018

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:25pm
Paul Laurence Dunbar Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Paul Laurence Dunbar Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA on May 24-27, 2018. 

Session 1: Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask Documentary

Papers that examine, engage, or respond to the recent documentary, Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask. This documentary was broadcast nationally earlier this year on PBS, and has several selected screenings across the nation since then.

Updated: Cinema Televison Literature Association Panels at American Literature Association Conference May 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 7:41pm
Christine Danelski / Cineman Television Literature Associsation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

The Cinema Television Literature Association still welcomes proposals for two panels to be held at the 2018 ALA Conference in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018.

The first panel, “Recent Critical Work on Film and Television Adaptations of Literary Narratives” seeks four presentations based on American literary works adapted for feature film or long-format episodic series.

The second panel “Film and Literary Texts” seeks four presentations on the use of literary texts in feature films or long format episodic series or the use of film or long format episodic series in literary works.