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"Representations of Textual and Contextual Boundaries in Academic Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Film" Panel (6/2/2017; 4/27-28/2017) Kaunas, Lithuania

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 1:05pm
Vilnius University, Kaunas Faculty of Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 6, 2017

Call for Papers


"Representations of Textual and Contextual Boundaries

in Academic Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Film"

Kaunas, Lithuania

27-28 April 2017



organized within the framework of the

 “Texts and Contexts: The Phenomenon of Boundaries” conference

Vilnius University Kaunas

Faculty of Humanities


Fragmentary Writing in Contemporary British and American Fiction (Wrocław, 22-23 Sept. 2017)

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 1:30pm
University of Wrocław and École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

In 1968, Donald Barthelme had one of his narrators declare: “Fragments are the only forms I trust.” The last decades have brought a number of acclaimed novels in Britain and the US that illustrate their authors’ interest in fragmentary structures. David Mitchell constructed Cloud Atlas (2005) out of six stories with different settings, characters and generic features. David Markson produced an 800-page-long tetralogy, culminating in The Last Novel (2007), which juxtaposes several thousand succinct anecdotes and quotations with metafictional references to the elusive authorial figure.

Frankenstein and the American Dream?

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 1:35pm
Frankenstein and the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Frankenstein and the American Dream?

Frankenstein and the Fantastic, an outreach effort of the Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association seeks proposals for a panel in commemoration of the endurance of Frankenstein and the Frankenstein tradition. The session is being submitted for the 2017 meeting of the American Literature Association to be held in Boston, Massachusetts, from 25-28 May 2017.

Announcement: CFP for Issue #1 of The Journal of David Foster Wallace Studies

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 1:36pm
The International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The Journal of David Foster Wallace Studies

Call for Papers:

Published by The International David Foster Wallace Society, The Journal of David Foster Wallace Studies is a double-blind, peer-reviewed print journal aimed at the international academic and professional communities engaged with Wallace’s work. The goal of the journal is to publish the most recent scholarship in the development of Wallace Studies and to encourage and identify new lines of inquiry for the discipline.

Ethnic Tourism and Slumming in American Literature

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 1:28pm
American Literature Association (ALA) 28th Annual Conference May 25-28, 2017, Boston, MA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 16, 2017

This proposed panel will attempt to collect perspectives about literary tourism, particularly regarding immigrant and ethnic communities from the nineteenth century to the present. The late 1830s and early 1840s marked the beginning of the tourist industry in North America, particularly in the Northeast United States. Representing the scores of European travelers upon his tour of the United States in 1842, Charles Dickens wrote about the visual splendor of Boston’s private houses, the State House, the Boston Common, and its immigrant populations. New York City, meanwhile, welcomed nearly 70,000 tourists annually by the mid 1830s, as travelers visited Manhattan’s noted parks and churches as well as its hidden slums.

Prize for 2016 Carson McCullers Outstanding Conference Paper

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:03pm
The Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Carson McCullers Society invites submissions for an annual scholarly Prize for Outstanding Conference Paper, to be awarded to an essay on the life and work of Carson McCullers presented at a conference in the past year. Entries should provide evidence that the paper was presented at a regional, national, or international academic conference during the previous calendar year (January to December 2016) and that the winner is eligible for the award as an active member of the Society.

Modernist Prolepsis, Productive Irreconcilability, and the Thingly Lyric Object

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:03pm
Modernist Studies Association Conference, Amsterdam, August 10-13, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

This panel seeks papers on American modernist poetry that address the current debate among new materialist/speculative realist scholars on the ontological status of the thing itself by considering modernism’s approach to a thing's multiplicity—specifically, its irreducibility to a single set of definitions or characteristics that ground it ontologically. 

“Worked Up: Labor, Literature, and Culture”

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:04pm
Graduate English Organization University of Maryland College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2017


Call for Papers: 10th Annual Graduate English Organization Conference

“Worked Up: Labor, Literature, and Culture”

Department of English

University of Maryland, College Park

          March 18th, 2017




Gender and Genre in Contemporary American Crime Fiction

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:06pm
Society for Contemporary Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Gender and Genre in American Crime Fiction

(Criminal America: Reading, Studying & Teaching American Crime Fiction, Chicago, IL, March 3-4, 2017); due January 10

full name / name of organization: 

Society for Contemporary Literature

contact email: