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American Literature Conference panel in May: On Women, Poetics, and New Millennial Protest:

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:01am
Laura Hinton, Prof. of English, City College of New York (CUNY)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The upcoming Women’s March on Washington D.C. is expected to be a collaborative expression of U.S. women associated with the latest wave of a multi-cultural feminist movement. It is framed as an enormous protest of millions in D.C. and other cities, one waged against the post-Nov. 8th American political move to the right, current U.S. administrative policies at home and abroad being rewritten by PEOTUS and a Republican-dominated Congress, and particularly the new war on women—the return to a highly conservative, so-called “feminism” represented by Ivanka Trump (see New York Times article on January 14) and other women connected with the ascending Trump presidency. 


Appalachian Ecocriticism

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:11am
Jessica Cory and Dr. Laura Wright/Western Carolina University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Submissions are currently being accepted for an anthology of Appalachian ecocriticism. The Appalachian region has largely been underrepresented in ecocritical studies, and this unique volume will represent Appalachian literature and its environment to the community of ecocritics and, more broadly, the scholarly community as a whole.

Critical investigations into the ways in which Appalachian nature are portrayed in text is, of course, the central theme of the volume. However, additional intersections may include, but are not limited to, the following:

-Accessibility/Disability and the environment

-Animal studies

-Mountaintop removal

-Significance of water/Water quality


Whiteness and the American Superhero

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:12am
Sean A. Guynes
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Call for Chapters


Co-edited by Sean A. Guynes and Martin Lund


Tolerance and Intolerance in the Age of Defoe

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:56am
Daniel Defoe Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Fifth Biennial Meeting of the Defoe Society

Tolerance and Intolerance in the Age of Defoe

September 7-9, 2017

New Haven, Connecticut


Plenary Speakers:

Jill Campbell, Yale University

Wolfram Schmidgen, Washington University


Writing Our Future: The Inauguration, Alternate Inauguration Ball, and Protests

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:22am
Film International
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

January 19th to the 21st will bring Trump’s inauguration, a Peace Ball (with Angela Davis and Solange), and street protests, including the Inauguration Day Freedom Protest on Freedom Plaza, DC, the Bridge Together in Golden Gate Park, and the 200,000 Women’s March. How can we quickly document and analyze these unfolding events in a way that might deepen and complicate the coverage we’ll see in the media? 

Please submit 100+ words on the inaugural and/or protest events to the Film International blog page below, with its Tumblr link. We’d like these pieces at journalistic speed, but more reflective pieces submitted later will be accepted too. 

Migration and Translation

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:24am
De Gruyter / Open Cultural Studies journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Migration and translation are distant but closely related phenomena that understand migration discursively as mobility of texts, international transfer of knowledge and transformation in the field of cultural literacy. Migration may be defined as translation, in line with Salman Rushdie’s proposal that migrants are “translated beings” (Rushdie, 1983). As a matter of fact, it would be easy to prove that they are constantly engaged in “translating and explaining themselves.” The migrant’s hybrid status opens up new research areas in relation to: 1). Central European émigré literature before the collapse of communism, 2). writings of post-socialist Central European migrants abroad, 3). literary writings of migrants residing in Central Europe.

Migration, Diaspora, Circulation and Translation

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:24am
Charles Brockden Brown Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERSMigration, Diaspora, Circulation and Translation October 5-7, 2017University College Dublin, Clinton Institute for American StudiesDublin, IrelandA conference sponsored by the Charles Brockden Brown Society(


MLA 2018: From Anarchism to Assimilation: The Making of Italian Americans

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:26am
Nancy Caronia MLA LLC Italian American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

In conjunction with the MLA theme: #States of Insecurity, this panel seeks contributions that complicate notions of assimilation and the assimilated Italian American. How has Italian American radicalization been minimized, erased, or marginalized in favor of the assimilation tale of struggle, hard work, and success? How have Italian radical migrants’ stories been homogenized by the mythic and legal processes of assimilation, including the Alien Registration Act? How have other ethnic and racial minorities used the example of Italian American assimilation to create their assimilation stories? Seeking contributions especially in gender studies, race and ethnic studies, urban studies, working class studies, and digital humanities.