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Call for Submissions: Journal of Springsteen Studies

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 1:05pm
BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies / Caroline Madden
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies ( is an open access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. The editors of BOSS are currently soliciting papers for the journal’s fourth edition, with expected publication date of August 2020. 

Feminist Detection in Contemporary Literature, Media, and Culture

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 10:40am
Meghan Gilbert-Hickey, Sara K. Day, Sonya Sawyer Fritz
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Detective fiction has historically been dominated by male individuals who represent a raced, classed, and gendered form of knowledge. From Sherlock Holmes to twentieth-century figures such as Hercule Poirot and Sam Spade, the iconic detective has traditionally been embodied by a white man, with characteristics that echo Anglo-European colonialist discourse: the detective deduces, discovers, pursues, and reveals; he is full of agency and reason, bringing meaning and order to darkness and mystery.

Political Demonologies: Race, Gender, and Coloniality in a Postsecular Age (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:02am
University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020

Political Demonologies: Race, Gender, and Coloniality in a Postsecular Age


May 15–16, 2020, University College Dublin, Ireland




Confirmed Keynote Speakers: 

C. Heike Schotten (University of Massachusetts, Boston)

Selamawit D. Terrefe (Tulane University)


Playing with/for Time: Nabokov's Persistent Images (MLA Convention 2021)

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:01am
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

For its next session at the MLA Convention 2021 (7-10 January, Toronto), the International Vladimir Nabokov Society welcomes proposals  on the following theme:

Playing with/for Time: Nabokov's Persistent Images

 Nabokov created persistent images (visual and other), which mark readers' minds not unlike the phenomenon of retinal persistence. How do such images survive, confer timelessness to his fiction, or anchor it in a specific temporality? Please send a 250-word abstract to Lara Delage-Toriel ( and a very short bio by March 24th, 2020.


SAMLA 92: Scandalous Humor/Humorous Scandal (Conference Now Fully Online)

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 6:08pm
American Humor Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

Both perennial elements of a society, scandal is often fodder for humor, and humor fodder for scandal. From their subversion of existing power structures, to issues of critical reception, to objectionable behavior on the part of creators, humorous texts have exposed, caused, and responded to many instances of cultural uproar. This panel will explore the ways that humor and scandal are intimately related. Papers and presentations on any aspect of humor expression are welcome, including but not limited to analysis of stand up or sketch comedy, satire, political cartoons, satirical activism, parody, literature, television, film, or music.

SAMLA 2020 - American Literature and the Market

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 5:09pm
Ian Afflerbach / South Atlantic Modern Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 24, 2020


(Previously Jacksonville FL, now Digital - November 13-15, 2020)


Latina/o cultural productions as provocation: breaking rules, making texts.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:09am
SAMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Latina/o Cultural Productions as Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts.


The cultural production of US Latina/os, as any other so-called minority discourse, can be analyzed as defiant voices that aim to provoke dialogue with the hegemonic discourse and the mainstream culture. As such, these discourses can be more or less combative in their struggle to break and resist the rules imposed by the status quo.

This panel welcomes submissions in English or Spanish on any aspect of Latina/o cultural products (literature, fashion, film and visual arts, etc.) that aim to contest hegemony, including but not limited to:

Provocations and Provocateurs of the Long Nineteenth Century

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 5:18pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 30, 2020

Submissions are invited for any aspect of the conference theme "Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts." Please note that the "Long Nineteenth Century" encompasses works published between 1789 and 1914.

By May 30, please submit a 500-word abstract for your proposed presentation and a brief biography to

Dr. Anita Turlington

Associate Professor, English

University of North Georgia