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Simms and Memory

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 6:30pm
William Gilmore Simms Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

“Thou fill'st from the winged chalice of the soul/ Thy lamp, O Memory, fire-winged to its goal.”

-  Mnemosyne-Lamp of Memory-Ricordanza - Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1881)




The William Gilmore Simms Society

University of South Carolina


SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2018

Edited Volume: Bollywood’s New Woman: Liberalization, Liberation and Contested Bodies

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:51pm
Megha Anwer (Purdue University) & Anupama Arora (University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

This collection will examine the cinematic representations of the New Indian Woman in recent popular Hindi or Bollywood films. On the one hand, this figure is a variant of, and has trans-historical connections to, the phenomenon of the “New Woman” in England and the United States. On the other hand, in the Indian context, the New Woman is a distinct articulation resulting from the specificities of the nation’s tryst with neoliberal reform (introduced in 1991), consolidation of the middle class, and the ascendency of aggressive Hindutva or Hindu Right politics. In this scenario, as Rupal Oza has argued, the New Woman becomes a bodily site upon which these dramatic socio-cultural and economic upheavals are measured and contested.

Materiality and Invisibility in Theatre and Performance

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:51pm
17th Annual UW Madison TDGSO Spring Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The UW Madison Theatre and Drama Graduate Student Organization Invites Submissions for our Spring 2018 Conference

Materiality and Invisibility in Theatre and Performance Studies

April 14th, 2018

Early Modern Songscapes

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:49pm
Scott A. Trudell
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018


International Symposium on Early Modern Songscapes 8-9 February 2019

University of Toronto


Proposals are invited for a two-day international symposium coinciding with the launch of the digital platform “Early Modern Songscapes” to be held 8-9 February 2019 at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies in Toronto, Canada.


"Ways of Seeing: Visuality, Visibility, and Vision" Special Journal Issue

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:23am
Pacific Coast Philology, the journal of PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Call for Contributions to a Special Issue of Pacific Coast Philology

Editor: Andrea Gogröf (Western Washington University)

Theme: "Ways of Seeing: Visuality, Visibility, and Vision"

Age Matters - Cultural Representations and the Politics of Ageing

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:22am
German Association for the Study of British Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

In 2017, the well-known actress Miriam Margolyes proclaimed that “old age is going to be shitty” (Ferguson 2017). Such a negative outlook is nothing singular and looks back on a long history. Though old age has also been associated with positive characteristics and virtues such as wisdom and experience, more often than not the downsides of the ageing process have been paramount. From Socrates, who allegedly regarded old age as “the most burdensome part in life” (Xenophon in Parkin 2005, 55), to Shakespeare, for whom the last stage of life was “sans everything” (As You Like It, 2.7.167), to today, old age has commonly been understood in terms of bodily and mental decline and as nothing to look forward to.

Buddhism and Literary Study

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:21am
Robert Azzarello / Southern University at New Orleans
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 25, 2018

SAMLA Conference

November 2-4, 2018

Birmingham, Alabama

"Buddhism and Literary Study" will consider a range of topics including but not limited to Buddhism and literary theory; the place of "the literary" in classic Buddhist texts; Buddhist influences on individual authors and literary movements; Buddhism and pedagogy; and Zen folklore, haiku, and other forms of literary expression. By May 25, please submit a 250-word abstract, brief bio, and AV requirements to Robert Azzarello, Southern University at New Orleans, at



Sowell Collection Conference

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:19am
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texac Tech U
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library of Texas Tech University is hosting a conference in Lubbock, TX, April 19-21, 2018.  Barry Lopez will be our featured speaker. 

We accept both creative and scholarly papers/panels.  We prefer creative work grounded in the natural world and critical/scholarly papers dealing in some way with writers whose work is included in the Sowell Collection.  However, we always take a very broad (and we hope welcoming) approach to thoughtful and thought provoking proposals.

Journal of Dracula Studies

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:16am
Transylvanian Society of Dracula
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.

Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail. Send electronic submissions to

State of Exposure: "Post-Truth" and the Politics of Looking

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:14am
Wayne State University Visual Culture Spring Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 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.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:11am
Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018


Johannes Gutenberg University

Mainz, Germany

5-6 July 2018


Organised by

Patrick Gill (Mainz)

Anja Müller-Wood (Mainz)

Tymon Adamczewski (Bydgoszcz)


Call for Panel Proposals for International Sculpture Conference

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:10am
International Sculpture Center
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 12, 2018

The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is seeking panel proposals for the 28th International Sculpture Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Over 300 sculpture enthusiasts from around the world will gather this October 25-28, 2018 for engaging panel discussions, peer networking, and exciting cultural events surrounding topics in contemporary sculpture.


Submissions must be 200 words and include a clear but brief statement of the panel objective. Panel topics include:


Body and Context

Re-imagining Monuments – Old and New

Working to Strengthen and Engage the Civic Commons

Art and Science

Affect and Effect:  Sculpture in Politics and Freedom

Artist-Run and Collaborative Spaces

Capitalist Aesthetics

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:08am
Open Cultural Studies / De Gruyter
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Editors: Dr Pansy Duncan & Dr Nicholas Holm (Massey University)