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The Conflicts of Immigration Past and Present: The Position[ing] of Italians and the Diaspora

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:22am
Italian American Studies Association (IASA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 27, 2018

51st Annual IASA Conference at the University of Illinois, Chicago


— Call for Papers —

“The Conflicts of Immigration Past and Present:

The Position[ing] of Italians and the Diaspora”


Date: October 18-20, 2018

Location: University of Illinois, Chicago

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018

Upload/submit proposals to Submittable:

Thinking Transoceanic Justice...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:21am
2018 NWSA--National Women's Studies Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

NWSA--National Women's Studies Association Conference in Atlanta, GA Nov. 8-11 2018


Southern Foodways - SSSL at MLA 2019

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:19am
Katharine A. Burnett, Fisk University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

If “eating is a means of performing identity” and if “the way southerners eat is a text,” as critics David Davis and Tara Powell assert in their introduction to Writing in the Kitchen: Essays on Southern Literature and Foodways, then how do we think, talk, and write about culinary “textual transactions?”


Indigenous Intersections

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 8:15pm
Native American Literature/SCMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Native American panel at the 75th Annual South Central MLA conference is looking for your abstracts. The conference theme is “Crossroads of Culture“. This theme fits well with many aspects of Indigenous studies. We are looking for proposals that explore the diverse ways in which Indigenous studies and literature intersects with other fields and cultures. Proposal topics could include, but are not limited to theory, pedagogy, rhetoric, culture, and/or experience. Abstracts should be 250-500 words. 

SCMLA will be held from October 11-14 in San Antonio, TX. 


Please send abstracts and a brief CV to;


Kimberly Allen  

Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Conference 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:01am
University of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

The 24th Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) is a graduate student event hosted by the University of Mississippi from 19-21 July 2018. We welcome abstracts for paper and panel proposals that explore Southern literature, writers, culture, and key figures. The conference seeks to foster a multi-disciplinary environment, featuring graduate students with an interest in the U.S South. Potential topics for discussion include:

  • Intersections of Southern material culture, cultural identity, and literature

  • Re-defining the boundaries of the “South,” and considering the region in a global context

New Nuclear Criticism: ASLE-sponsored MLA 2019 panel

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:55am
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Do we need a new nuclear criticism? How can ecocritical frameworks and new archives and methods help us re-encounter “the nuclear” and re-asses its relationship to literature and culture? 


Critical Essays on Charles Frazier

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:08pm
Margaret Bauer, East Carolina University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

The West Virginia University Press has invited North Carolina Literary Review Editor Margaret Bauer to edit a volume of critical essays on Cold Mountain author Charles Frazier. Please email paper proposals before the final submission July 15 due date. Papers may be on a single Frazier novel, or they might trace a theme/conflict/character type through all of his novels. If needed, writers of the latter type of paper will be given the opportunity to expand their papers to include the new Frazier novel, Varina, due out spring 2018.

Black Power/Black Super Powers

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:04pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 18, 2018

Papers are solicited for the Race and Ethnicity panel of the Northeast Popular Culture Association conference at Worcester State University on October 19/20, 2018.  With this year's success of the BLACK PANTHER film and the BLACK LIGHTNING television series, the role of black heroes engaging radical liberatory politics has taken on a very public presence.  Engaging resonances with The Black Panthers and their political presence, both of these popular culture superheroes (among others) represent many of the same culture-based politics and performances as real-world resistance movements such as #BlackLivesMatter, as well as literary iterations of black liberation implicated in the Afrofuturism movement.  Papers are solicited especially on any aspect of blac

Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society: "Resisting Readers and Resisting Narrators within Sedgwick's Works" at SSAWW

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:37pm
Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 10, 2018

The Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society invites proposals for the following panel at the SSAWW Conference November 7-11, 2018 in Denver: "Resisting Readers and Resisting Narrators within Sedgwick's Works."  Many of Sedgwick's popular short writings are didactic in nature, leading readers toward desired, mostly conventional responses.  If Judith Fetterley valued the "resisting reader of texts, where can we find that message within Sedgwick's writing? How are characters themselves resisting readers - and what kind of texts do they resist?  Are there multiple layers or dynamics of resistance within a text?  And what about the narrators?