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‘It Is True, We Shall Be Monsters’: New Perspectives on Horror, Science Fiction and the Monstrous Onscreen.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:36am
De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 13, 2018

Call for Papers

‘It Is True, We Shall Be Monsters’: New Perspectives on Horror, Science Fiction and the Monstrous Onscreen.

Wednesday 13th of June 2018

Postgraduate Conference

Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Dr Laura Mee and Dr Johnny Walker


ASLE Panel at Midwest MLA 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:14pm
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment / Midwest MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 6, 2018

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Panel at Midwest MLA 2018

This year’s Midwest Modern Language Association Convention will be held in Kansas City, MO November 15th-18th.  Please see the conference website for details:

MUSLIMS IN AMERICA - SAMLA 90 November 2-4, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 4:54pm
Mahwash Shoaib/SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The SAMLA 90 Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and their Allies will be held at the Sheraton Birmingham in Birmingham, AL, from November 2-4, 2018.


This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, mipsters, filmmakers, and visual artists, through the lens of social and political activism. Papers are invited that explore the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities in literary and cultural texts as reflections of grassroots or macropolitical movements.

New Perspectives on the Lost Generation

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 11:17am
Modernist Studies Association (MSA) 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The idea of a “lost generation” still has a hold on the popular imagination over ninety years after it was popularized via the epigraph of The Sun Also Rises.  For literary scholars and historians, though, that idea is critically worn-out if not simply useless.  This panel seeks to understand anew this old idea.  Questions to be addressed include but are not limited to:

How has the idea of the lost generation been critically and historically misunderstood and/or abused?

Townes Van Zandt edited collection

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 11:13am
Ann Norton Holbrook/Saint Anselm College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Chapter proposals are invited for a volume of essays about songwriter Townes Van Zandt. The editors welcome proposals from scholars in any field: music, music history, English, communications, American studies, sociology, politics, philosophy, religion, marketing, etc. Edited chapters should be 20-25 pages in length (5000-7500 words). Submit typed, double-spaced papers using 12-point Times New Roman font and adhere to the latest updates according to MLA style conventions.



Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:13am
Label Me Latina/o
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Label Me Latina/o is an online, refereed international e-journal that focuses on Latino Literary Production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The journal invites scholarly essays focusing on these writers for its biannual publication. 

Special Issue on Amiri Baraka

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:07am
Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

This issue of JAST will be dedicated to the works and legacy of Amiri Baraka—poet, dramatist, essayist and activist. Formerly known as LeRoi Jones, Amiri Baraka entered the Greenwich Village literary scene in 1957 as one of the most original poets and editors of the new writing and poetry that was emerging outside of academia and the established publishing world. Baraka’s profound and pointed criticism took shape in the milieu of the racial brutality of the 1960s, and continued to transform as Black Power was put into practice. Amidst assassinations and urban rebellions, he retreated to his hometown, Newark, New Jersey, and committed himself to African American cultural expression in the broadest sense of the term.

The State of American Literature in the Trump Era

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:10am
Adam Meehan / Palomar College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Special Session panel for 2019 MLA Convention (Chicago, IL, January 3-6, 2019):

How has the Trump Era (re)shaped the ways we read/teach American literature? How has it affected American literary production?

Send 250-word abstract and brief bio/CV by 15 March 2018 to Adam Meehan (