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Poetic Digression (conference panel for ESSE 2018, Brno)

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:11pm
ESSE / Dr. Patrick Hart and Dr. Heather H. Yeung
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018


From the parecbasis or ‘stepping away’ of Quintilian to the meandering twists and turns of the ‘loiterly’ work, this panel investigates the many and various modes of digression in poetry, figuring digression as a means through which we can rethink poetic effect - poetry’s grammatical, rhetorical, formal, philosophical, lyric and/or narrative power or force.

We invite proposals for conference papers exploring poetic digression and its effects. Topics for discussion might include, but are by no means limited to the following:

Rock and Romanticism: Women in Rock / Women in Romanticism

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:10pm
James Rovira
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

CFP: Rock and Romanticism: Women in Rock / Women in Romanticism

Of the 605 proposals received by Bloomsbury for their 2015 33 1/3 Series call for papers, only 18% of contributors and 11% of artists covered were women, even though the female series editor was aggressively soliciting contributions by and about women. Rock and Romanticism: Women in Rock / Women in Romanticism seeks to address a visible shortcoming in scholarship about women in both popular music and in English Romanticism by bringing the two together in this collection.

Edited Volume on George Orwell's Animal Farm

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:10pm
Thomas Horan, Associate Professor of English, The Citadel
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

I need a few 5,000-word articles to complete a forthcoming Critical Insights volume on George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Authors are invited to propose specific topics. If you are interested in contributing to this collection, please submit a 300-word abstract by 20 December to Initial drafts will be due by March 31, 2018. I will review them and as needed return them to you for revision. When the book is published, authors will receive an honorarium of $250 and a complimentary copy.  

Special Issue: "New Feminist Voices in the Heroic Age"

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:08pm
The Heroic Age: A Journal of Early Medieval Northwestern Europe
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

CFP: The Heroic Age special issue (2018): “New Feminist Voices in the Heroic Age”

Guest Editors: Melissa Ridley Elmes (Lindenwood University) and Mary Kate Hurley (Ohio University)

The Heroic Age, a digital peer-reviewed scholarly journal, seeks submissions for a special issue on “New Feminist Voices in the Heroic Age” which will run from 1 January 2018 through 31 December 2018.

Thinking the Global with Literature (journal special issue)

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 11:18am
New Global Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

For this literary-focussed issue of the New Global Studies journal we invite proposals for essays on any aspect of literature’s engagement with ideas of the global, from the ways in which literature’s conceptual reach may help us to think the possibilities of the planetary, to how the global literary marketplace can act as a barometer for shifting cultural norms.

The central question that this special issue poses is: how does literature help us to conceptualize the global? Secondary to this, the issue asks how literature, literary theory, and literary movements and networks may help us to shape, observe, and define what Bruce Mazlish called the ‘emerging global civil society’.

2018 Deep South in the Global South Conference

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 10:31am
Deep South in the Global South Conference/ University of Louisiana Lafayette EGSA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 3, 2017

Second Annual DSGS Conference

March 22-24, 2018

The University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Lafayette, LA


Whether in the American or global context, Souths are the site of cheap labor, once exploited agriculturally and then industrially for the profit of the colonizing and industrialized and technologically advanced Norths.

 —James L. Peacock, Carla Jones, and Catherine Brooks, “Gatokaca Drive,”

The American South in a Global World (2005)


CFP - Chiasma Issue Five: Embodiment

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 10:17am
Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018



Chiasma: A Site for Thought is pleased to invite submissions for its fifth issue, on the theme of the theory and philosophy of embodiment.

We will give special attention to novel and searching feminist approaches to embodiment, as well as to those which situate the understanding of embodiment within theoretically rich political, social, or philosophical contexts.

Essays should be 5000-9000 words long and formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style. Please send papers with abstracts of no more than 150 words to by January 1, 2018


Call for Proposals and Manuscripts

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 4:15am
Aporetic Press
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Aporetic Press is committed to publishing works that do not fall comfortably into accepted categories and established genres.

We are particularly interested in subjects which are not in vogue but nonetheless represent cutting edge thought, dynamic scholarship (including para-academic work) and unconventional creativity. We are willing to publish on the neglected and the niche providing the work is creative and original in approach.

The Underground Railroad(s): History, Myth and Representations

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 9:17am
Revue LISA/LISA e-journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A century and a half after the abolition of slavery in the United States, the Underground Railroad, the formal and informal network of routes and people that helped fugitive slaves escape from the slaveholding South to freedom between the end of the 18th century and the Civil War, still draws considerable scholarly attention, whether it be through investigating its history or debating its many representations in public memory, literature and various art forms (Schulz, 2016). Considered “a model of democracy in action,” “the nation’s first great movement of civil disobedience since the American Revolution,” and “an epic of high drama” (Bordewich, 2005, p.

The IAFOR Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2018: Recentering: Asian Spaces, Cultures and Ideas in the 21st Century

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 8:00am
The International Academic Forum/Kobe, Japan, March 30-April 1, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Call for Papers

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 11, 2018

If globalisation is characterised by simultaneous networks of information, has the concept of centres become obsolete? Or do certain recent geopolitical developments – the fading of America’s “global leadership” being counterbalanced by the rise of China’s, the latter’s new Belt and Road Initiative promising to become a new Silk Road, Britain’s exit from the EU, and the newly proposed trade agreements between Japan and Europe – put the world on the verge of a radical recentering? Will the burgeoning mega-cities in Asia displace the traditional nation-state in the competition for capital, status and enhanced technologies? 

A Modern Day Salon de Refusés: Reconnecting with the Rejected

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 5:25pm
Arizona State University's Council for Graduate Art Historians
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 27, 2017

The Council of Graduate Art Historians at Arizona State University is pleased to announce “A Modern Day Salon de Refusés, Reconnecting with the Rejected”, their 12th annual graduate student research symposium.  This year, the symposium will again be held on Saturday March 24th, at the Phoenix Art Museum, where we will be exploring undervalued works of art and their importance throughout history.