We welcome proposals for 20 minute papers, panels of three papers affiliated with an organisation or a group of scholars and non-traditional papers/panels, on topics which can include, but are not limited to:
Religion and the Future
April 5, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Professor Sylvester Johnson, Virginia Tech
A one day conference at Newman University, Birmingham, UK
Thursday 17th January 2018
Author reading and Q&A with Kit de Waal, author of My Name is Leon (2016) and Trick to Time (2018).
To increase accessibility to the conference and encourage participation from a more diverse range of scholars, the conference planning committee is adding a limited virtual presentation (Skype) track. Please indicate in your submission if you would like to be considered for our Skype track. We require that Skype presenters are available to (virtually) join us at least one week before the conference for a trial run to ensure that the technology runs smoothly. There will be limited spots available on the Skype track, and preference will be given to international presenters outside of North America.
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, an open-access and peer-reviewed international journal published by Çankaya University in Ankara, is currently accepting submissions of articles and book reviews for its forthcoming issues.
Calls For Papers: (Re)membering Africa: Creative Writing Workshop
deadline for submissions: December 1, 2018
name of organization: Empire Studies Collective, English & Creative Writing Departments at University of Houston
contact email: Novuyo Tshuma (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Keynote Speaker: Susan Andrade
Featured Speaker: Tsitsi Dangarembga
March 28 - 30, 2019
University of Houston
In his book, Re-membering Africa, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o states that
2nd Singapore Literature Conference
Deadline for submissions:
Monday, December 31, 2018
Organized by Poetry Festival Singapore, this conference is slated to take place on Saturday July 27, 2019. The tentative venue is the National Library. Conference participants may also attend events at Poetry Festival Singapore, which will take place from July 26 to 28.
Survivor Stories: Challenging Our Rape Culture Together
In the last few months survivors’ efforts have been mobilized by efforts around the Me Too Movement, Time’s Up efforts, and, most recently, the Brett Kavanaugh appointment to the Supreme Court. Right now survivors’ voices are being heard at protest rallies, speak outs, and academic conferences across the country.
ImageText in Motion: Animation and Comics
The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida invites applicants from all stages of their careers, including independent scholars and imagetext creators, to submit proposals to their 16th annual conference, “ImageText in Motion: Animation and Comics.” The conference will be held from Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Perseverance builds character.
How does perseverance come about? By rising through a struggle, whether it is a provoked or unprovoked event that questions one’s ability to endure and survive a hardship. It is through one’s suffering and survival of such hardships in life -whether physical or mental - that one is able to build upon their character, thus leading to hope.
We are able to see these modes of struggle and perseverance in various facets from ethnicity, gender, and politics, to name a few, and we would like to hear, learn, and share them in our publication.
The CinemArts: Film and Art History SIG of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies seeks submissions for its first Graduate Student Essay Prize, with the winner to be announced at the 2019 conference. This award is meant to recognize outstanding scholarship from students currently enrolled in a recognized graduate program and working at the intersection of film, art and visual culture. Applicants must be current SCMS and CinemArts members (but not necessarily presenting at the 2019 conference). Submissions may include revised seminar papers, dissertation excerpts, or any essay published in 2019. Submissions are limited to one per applicant, should not exceed 8,500 words (excluding notes), and must use a standard citation format.
Tropes of GlobalizationInternational Conference, June 27-29th 2019, LMU MunichKeynote Speaker: Alexander Beecroft (University of South Carolina)
Call for Papers: Beastly Modernisms
September 12-13, 2019
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
Kari Weil, Wesleyan University (US)
Derek Ryan, University of Kent (UK)
‘I still do not think La Somnambule the perfect title – Night Beast would be better except for that debased meaning now put on that nice word beast.’ – Djuna Barnes to Emily Holmes Coleman
‘Once again we are in a knot of species coshaping one another in layers of reciprocating complexity all the way down’ – Donna Haraway
Call for submissions: “Media of Crisis, Criticism, and Opposition: Tactical Media in the Struggle for Social Change” in the special 2019 fall issue of Democratic Communiqué
Edited by Rhon Teruelle and Jesse Cohn
Deadline for submission of abstracts (500 words, add 200 words bio): January 1, 2019
Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2019
Final deadline for submission of full article: May 31, 2019
All articles undergo a double-blind peer review process.
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 40th Annual Conference, February 20-23rd, 2018, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 40th annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.
The Television Area Chair invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of television, past or present. Topics include, but are not limited to:
Ongoing public debate over politically charged public monuments reminds us how much is at stake in the shaping of cultural memory, whether through durable physical structures, portable or reproducible aesthetic works, or discursive representations. How were monumentality and the preservation of the past conceived in the nineteenth century? How might we reconceive our own ways of remembering the nineteenth century? We invite proposals for papers and panels that explore monuments in the broadest sense of the word—those from as well as those about the nineteenth century. We also welcome papers that consider the concepts of monumentality and/or memory as they pertain to humanistic disciplines and engage with nineteenth-century studies.
conference dates: April 5-6, 2019
location: University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA
confirmed keynote speaker: Dr. Alexander Weheliye, Northwestern University, author of Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human and Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity
“... the open mouth,
and white prophecy”
––Marianne Boruch, “Cadaver, Speak.”
***DEADLINE FOR PAPER PROPOSALS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 1, 2018***
DEADLINE FOR PARTLOW PRIZE PAPER SUBMISSIONS REMAINS DECEMBER 1, 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS: 24th Annual Dickens Society Symposium -- July 26-28, 2019, Salt Lake City, UT
Proposals are invited for an international conference on ‘Ford and Toulon: biography, culture, and environment’.
This conference will bring together scholars working on Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939), a major twentieth-century novelist, editor and cultural commentator. It forms part of a series of events celebrating writerly culture and experience in the city of Toulon, where Ford spent time in the 1920s and 1930s.
Call for papers
Journal of Communication: Media Watch invites original manuscripts for submission for its May 2019 issue. Articles in no more than 7,000 words should be submitted by February 15, 2019. For submission guidelines and other details please see: https://www.mediawatchjournal.in
The theme for the May 2019 issue is:
Digital journalism: Defining new political realities
SCIENTIAE: Early Modern Knowledge
June 12th – 15th, 2019
Queen’s University, Belfast.
With plenary addresses by:
Ingrid Rowland (Notre Dame/Rome) & Rob Iliffe (Oxford)
and plenary panels led by:
Subha Mukherji (Cambridge) &
INFINITE RUST is Texas Southern University’s quarterly online literary arts journal showcasing creative work. We publish short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and essays, as well as art and photography. The goal of our publication is to assemble a variety of literary and artistic styles as well as a broad range of voices, perspectives, and life experiences.
INFINITE RUST accepts unsolicited submissions year-round, however the submission deadline for our Spring 2019 issue is February 28, 2019. We are interested in unexpected new perspectives, originality of language, creative vision, and high-quality content.
Call for Proposals
21st Annual Women’s History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College
The Struggle Continues:
Intersectional Activism in the Age of Gender Based Violence and Authoritarian Oppression
Friday-Saturday March 1-2, 2019
In her 1988 book A Burst of Light, Audre Lorde said, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.” The concept of self-care, which arose through the activist practices specifically of marginalized groups, has been increasingly adopted and discussed by health care settings, non-profit organizations, commercial and marketing enterprises, and psychological approaches. National discourse around self-care has increased exponentially since the 2016 presidential election. Yet, few academics have explored the theory, implementation, and impacts of this concept.
Fourth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium
Michigan State University / University of Michigan
Keynotes by Professors Sara Blair and Justus Nieland
Additional Faculty Participation by Zarena Aslami, Sarah Ensor, Yomaira Figueroa, Aida Levy-Hussen, and others to be announced
Post45 seeks graduate-level works-in-progress related to post45 literature and culture.
CFP: Communist Visual Cultures Volume
CALL FOR PAPERS
Proposals are due by March 1, 2019.
The 2019 International Critical ̶p̶s̶y̶c̶h̶o̶l̶o̶g̶y̶ Praxis Congress, a transdisciplinary event bringing together global scholars, activists, and practitioners who desire to imagine a worldcentric critical ̶p̶s̶y̶c̶h̶o̶l̶o̶g̶y̶ from the perspective of the damnés, will be held at Northern New Mexico College in Española, NM on September 27-28, 2019.
The Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Society is calling for abstracts for two guaranteed panels at the 2019 American Literature Association Conference, which will take place May 23-26 in Boston.
Panel 1: Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Religion
Call for Presenters
Biannual Graduate Student and Emerging Scholars’ Conference in American Studies, April 4–5, 2019
The University of Texas at Austin
Tell-Tale Traces: Living Memory in the United States