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Call for Special Issues

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 9:25am
PLL: Papers on Language and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Papers on Language and Literature is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to

Digital Humanities


Literary Translation

Print Culture

PLL is a generalist publication that is committed to publishing work on a variety of literatures, languages, and chronological periods. We accept proposals year-round. We are a quarterly and expect to publish a special issue once a year, every year. The specific volume and issue will be determined later, depending on the editors’ schedule.

Studies In Control Societies Spring 2018 Issue

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 8:27am
Studies In Control Societies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

Studies In Control Societies is seeking submissions for the Spring 2018 issue.

We invite submissions that explore the technologies and transformations in state power, political economy, and subjectivity that control societies engender. For spring, we are especially interested in articles that deal with relations of power, control, and technology and their intersections with race, class, and gender.

Some additional suggested topics include:

Community Outreach in the Arts Conference

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:31am
Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 5, 2018

Call for Papers


Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium

May 3-4, 2018



Conference Theme:

Community Outreach and the Arts


Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenter

Michael John Garcés, Cornerstone Theatre Company


10th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 2:05pm
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

10th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference


The 10th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 21-22, 2018 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The 2018 conference theme, “Once Upon a Time in Louisiana,” is dedicated to exploring Louisiana’s long and continued relationship with narrative. Presentation proposals on any aspect of Louisiana narratives, as well as creative texts and performances by, about, and/or for Louisiana and Louisianans, are sought for this year’s conference.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 3/2/18: State of Exposure: "Post-Truth" and the Politics of Looking

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:09pm
Wayne State University Visual Culture Spring Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

From the Civil Rights Movement to #BlackLives Matter, images of racially motivated violence have spurred nationwide protest. Despite overwhelming photographic evidence, juries – in the case of Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin, and countless others – nonetheless failed to find the perpetrators guilty. A picture of a toddler lying face down on a beach brought worldwide attention to the Syrian refugee crisis. The initial outrage caused by the photograph quickly dissipated, and today, this ongoing global crisis has largely disappeared from the public view.

Paradise to Regain: Insights from Women Educators of the Black Diaspora

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:13am
Book Harushimana
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

We are calling on Black women educators–African Americans, Naturalized Black Americans, and Foreign-born Blacks from Africa, the Caribbean Islands and South America--to bring forth their stories of Paradise Gained and Lost through the meanings that they assign to the 2008 and 2016 elections and, perhaps, related elections that have impacted their role as parents, educators and role models for black children.  We are inviting stories that tell of the greatness of the Mother continent and the invincibility of the African spirit of courage and bravery and how they shaped the authors’ identities and their attitudes towards White domination.

Edwidge Danticat’s Activist and Cultural Work

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:20am
Edwidge Danticat Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Edwidge Danticat Society Panel at SAMLA 90 Conference

SAMLA 90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies


November 2–4, 2018 ◆ Sheraton Birmingham ◆ Birmingham, Alabama

Contact email:


Edwidge Danticat’s Activist and Cultural Work

Southern Foodways - SSSL at MLA 2019

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:19am
Katharine A. Burnett, Fisk University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

If “eating is a means of performing identity” and if “the way southerners eat is a text,” as critics David Davis and Tara Powell assert in their introduction to Writing in the Kitchen: Essays on Southern Literature and Foodways, then how do we think, talk, and write about culinary “textual transactions?”


New Nuclear Criticism: ASLE-sponsored MLA 2019 panel

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:55am
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Do we need a new nuclear criticism? How can ecocritical frameworks and new archives and methods help us re-encounter “the nuclear” and re-asses its relationship to literature and culture?