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Shirley Jackson's Domesticity

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:42pm
American Literature Assoc./Shirley Jackson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

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.

This panel seeks work that addresses any aspect of Jackson’s domesticity in her fiction or nonfiction for the May 2018 ALA Conference in San Francisco.

Philip Roth's Non-Fiction

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:42pm
Philip Roth Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

September 2017 saw the publication of the final volume in the Library of America series of the complete works of Philip Roth:  Why Write?: Collected Nonfiction 1960-2013. The volume includes Roth’s literary criticism, critical introductions, interviews, movie reviews, political writing, cultural commentary and open letters.


Reminder: A Critical Introduction to R.E.M.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 2:39am
Tom Hertweck / University of Nevada, Reno
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

A Critical Introduction to R.E.M.

edited by Tom Hertweck (U of Nevada, Reno)

for inclusion in the series "For the Record: Lexington Studies in Rock and Popular Music" (Lexington Books)

Evelyn Scott Society -- American Literature Association -- Deadline for abstracts January 5, 2018

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:34pm
Evelyn Scott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

29th Annual American Literature Association

May 24-27, 2018


The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott

(1893-1963). Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, young adult

literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. We are especially

interested in papers that investigate the process of canonicity, the literary networks to which

Scott belonged, or the role of disability in her career, but all topics will be considered. Scott

participated in various and major literary currents during her writing life, including Imagism,

"T. S. Eliot and the Biological": Special Edition of The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:40pm
Julia Daniel,
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Clemson University Press is pleased to invite essay submissions of approximately 7,000 words to volume 3 of The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual (2019 publication). We welcome work on our special topic, “Eliot and the Biological,” particularly essays that engage with ecocriticism, animal studies, and theorizations of the body.

Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words and a brief CV to Julia Daniel, guest editor, at, before January 30th. Accepted essays will due by August 1, 2018.


Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:40pm
Molly O'BRIEN CASTRO, Tours University/ICD
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 5, 2017

Organized by Molly O'BRIEN CASTRO & Alexis CHOMMELOUX

Tours University/ICD (FRANCE)

8-9/2 2018


Listening to Refugees & Immigrants

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 1:32pm
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of literature by and concerning refugees and immigrants.

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:
Fictional accounts of exile
The Jewish diaspora
Literature of political disillusionment
The role of nostalgia in displaced writers
Being “at home” in America
Trauma and/as emigration
Representations of exile in comics and graphic novels

Hazardous Objects: Function, Materiality, and Context

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 9:48am
University of Delaware Center for Material Culture Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 10, 2017

Hazardous Objects: Function, Materiality, and ContextWinterthur Museum, Garden & LibraryApril 27-28, 2018 The Center for Material Culture Studies at the University of Delaware invitessubmissions for papers to be given at the Fifteenth Material Culture Symposium for Emerging Scholars.  We invite papers that identify and consider the production and use of hazardous material culture. Whether through composition or intended function, objects are hazardous or may become hazardous. Certain materials, organic or artificial, exist as hazards to humans. Additionally, hazards are often embedded in the material environment and affect our experience of domestic, institutional and public space.   What makes an object hazardous?

UPDATE: Octavia E. Butler: Uniting the Academy and the Community

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 9:45am
Octavia E. Butler Literary Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The fiction of Octavia E. Butler has fired the imaginations of academics and activists alike. Quite often, however, these communities are walled off from one another. Butler’s explorations of the environment, sexuality, race, politics, and many other topics have established her legacy as a revolutionary, and her influence cannot be contained by the traditional categories and boundaries in which knowledge is typically organized. Her work is too vital to be put into any kind of box. For our second biennial conference, the Octavia E.