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Re-Framing the Constitution: Futures of the Fourteenth Amendment

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 1:22pm
Rice University & Humanities Research Center
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Symposium CFP


Re-Framing the Constitution: Futures of the Fourteenth Amendment


Rice University

Houston, TX

Friday & Saturday, October 5-6, 2018 



Edlie L. Wong (University of Maryland)


Concluding Roundtable: 

Ikuko Asaka (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Carrie Hyde (University of California, Los Angeles)

Mónica Jiménez (University of Texas, Austin)

Transnational Spaces in the Poetry of Ezra Pound

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:59am
Jeff Grieneisen / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Seeking abstracts for consideration on a panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association March 21-24 in Washington, D.C. Please submit abstracts and contact information by Sept. 30 using the following link:

Literature & Religion

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:55am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Meeting, Bellingham WA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

This panel welcomes papers on a wide variety of religious and spiritual topics in connection to literature. Given the special conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages," papers that attempt to engage with this theme in relation to religious topics are particularly welcome.   

The conference will take place at Western Washington University, in Bellingham, WA.  

Please submit a 350-word proposal by going to the PAMLA website:

Re-Visions of Eden: The Idea of the Midwestern Gothic

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 11:24pm
Brandi Homan & Julia Madsen
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

In the American cultural imagination, the Midwest embodies the “home” or “heart” of the nation associated with frontier and rural values of promise, fertility, order, and stability, according to Joanna Jacobson in “The Idea of the Midwest.” Jacobson argues that the Midwest has come to symbolize the quintessentially “American,” speaking to “the impulse to invent a myth of commonality rooted in the physical landscape at the center of the continent and for the insufficiency of that myth as a response to the conditions of urban industrial culture.” While the idea and image of the Midwest in American culture serve as resources of recovery and refuge from the ill effects of urban industrialism, it is increasingly evident that these visions of a pastor

Melville at 200

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:17am
Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

“Melville at 200”

Watergate in Context

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:13am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

The ongoing comparison of the current administration to the Nixon administration calls for a reexamination of the scandal that brought down the latter. Befitting NeMLA’s conference location, this panel seeks to reexamine classic and contemporary depictions of Watergate in order to illuminate the scandal’s connections between literature, film and American politics and culture from the seventies to the present. Accordingly, this panel seeks readings of Watergate, past and present, as depicted in film, literature and culture. Readings can also reexamine Watergate as a moment in American cultural memory and its contemporary ramifications.

Western Area: Film & History 2018 Conference

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:15am
Film & History
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

On the Western’s frontier, citizens and sociopaths abound—lawmen and outlaws, gamblers and gunmen, cavalry wives and soiled doves, the Indian chiefs and buffalo scouts.  How do these figures—materially or metaphorically—shape the creation, delivery and reception of the American West in film? The "good" citizen in a Western may seem easy to define, but when do some portrayals of citizenship succeed, inspiring audiences, while others backfire?  When might the actions of sociopaths be laudable?


Shirley Jackson's Domesticities

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:16am
Jill E. Anderson
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

Through her short career, Shirley Jackson wrote about about haunted houses, dysfunctional families, wayward children, attempts at maintaining a sane work-life balance, as well as restricted, doomed women in a period when Americans were constantly reminded of their civic duties to manage and maintain clean, comfortable, ‘normal’ domestic spaces. But as evidenced by letters from her fans, Shirley Jackson’s approach to domesticity opened up the possibility for something different, something more for women who felt trapped by their home lives.

43rd Annual Comparative Drama Conference, April 4-6, 2019, Orlando, Florida

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:19am
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Call for Papers–2019 Conference 43rd Comparative Drama ConferenceText & PresentationApril 4-6, 2019Orlando, Florida


2019 Keynote Event

April 5, 2019     8 p.m. (followed by a reception)

Keynote Q&A:  TBA


Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 November 2018


Please note the change in the deadline.  It has been moved up a month to allow scholars more time to apply for travel funds.If you are an international scholar and need even more time to apply for funds, please send us your abstract when ready and we will turn around a decision within two weeks.