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Post45 Graduate Symposium: May 10-11, 2019 (Michigan State University / University of Michigan) -- Submission Deadline Extended!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 9:19am
Post45 Graduate Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Fourth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

May 10-11

Michigan State University / University of Michigan

Keynotes by Professors Sara Blair and Justus Nieland

Additional Faculty Participation by Zarena Aslami, Sarah Ensor, Yomaira Figueroa, Aida Levy-Hussen, and others to be announced


Post45 seeks graduate-level works-in-progress related to post45 literature and culture.

Emerson Society ALA Panels May 2019

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:38pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 11, 2019

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society will sponsor two panels at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association, to be held May 23-26, Boston, USA.

Panel 1: Emerson and Pedagogy

The Emerson Society are inviting proposals that examine or encourage strategies for teaching Emerson, informed by disciplines other than English or methods other than literary criticism, for example, rhetoric, journalism and media studies, environmental studies, creative writing, philosophy and religion, gender studies, material culture, etc. The society is also interested in receiving proposals that consider pedagogies and approaches that engage the younger generation with the core ideas/ideals of Emerson, reviving them for the current age.

Call for Papers: SCSECS 2019 (Dallas, TX, 21-23 Feb.)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:00pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

SCSECS invites proposals for papers for our 2019 annual meeting, which will be held in Dallas, TX, 21-23 February. A full list of panels can be found at Please submit abstracts directly to the panel chair. If you don't see a panel that fits your paper idea, you can submit a proposal to conference co-organizer Ashley Bender at The deadline for submission is November 30.

Special issue “American Literary Naturalism in the World”

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:12am
CR: The New Centennial Review (Michigan State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Essays are invited for a forthcoming special issue of the CR on American literary naturalism in a global context. As Christopher Hill has argued in “The Travels of Naturalism and the Challenges of a World Literary History,” the history of nineteenth-century naturalist fiction points to disorderly patterns of circulation that suggest “multiple, overlapping histories, together forming a heterogeneous history on the scale of the planet.” Using the concept of “travel” as his point of reference, Hill sees naturalism as a paradigm for thinking about transnational literary, cultural, and economic transformations.

Digital America Issue no. 12 | Now Accepting Submissions

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:11am
Digital America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 12, 2018

Digital America is now accepting submissions for Issue No. 12. We are an online journal that focuses on digital art and culture with an eye towards impactful perspectives in the digital age, as well as deconstructing what it means to live in our current political climate. We are looking for critical essays, film, artwork, design, and reviews that question, analyze, and/or hack the tools of digital culture. We are also interested in work that explores how new behaviors and global networks of power and influence are examining what it means to be American.

Extended Deadline for American Literature at PCA 2019

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 3:58pm
Corey Taylor / Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

November 1, 2018 is now the deadline to submit proposals to the American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association's National Conference, to be held on April 17-20, 2019 in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Wardman Park.

The Desert and the USA

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 4:12pm
Université Bretagne Sud/South Brittany, Lorient, France
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 10, 2019

International transdisciplinary symposium organized by HCTI (EA 4249) November 21-23, 2019 at the Université Bretagne Sud in Lorient, South Brittany, France.

“The Desert and the USA” 

American Genocide: Indians & Other Animals (essays & poetry; edited volume)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 3:40pm
Dr. Thomas C. Gannon and Matt Guzman
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Critical scholarship on the indigenous humans of North America and scholarship in Critical Animal Studies often remain separate and rarely appear in dialogue with one another. And yet, both fields of study can benefit greatly from being placed in conversation. There has not been a volume to date that adequately grapples with the similar exploitation and extinction of these two marginalized “Others.” The crucial intersection of the human indigenous and other non-human species entails both trope and reality, as both a longtime ideological comedy of errors and misprisions—and a longtime material tragedy of genocide and extinction.

13th International Arthur Miller Conference

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 3:37pm
David Palmer, The Arthur Miller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Call for Papers

The 13th InternationalArthur Miller Conference

Ashland University |Ashland, Ohio

October 11-13, 2019

Conference Topic: Arthur Miller and the Question of Relevance

EXTENDED! Call for Papers: Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 5:41pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

EXTENDED! Call for Papers

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

Annual Conference


40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 15, 2018!