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Post-Truth: An Interdisciplinary Exploration

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 11:39am
University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 23, 2018

CSL Postgraduate Conference- 2018

Post-truth-An Interdisciplinary Exploration

Further to our earlier posting, we would like to announce the final schedule for our one-day conference relating to the topic of "post-truth". 

Transatlantic Shell Shock

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 3:09pm
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Modernist Studies Association, Columbus, OH, November 2018


Although the phenomenon of World War I trauma, particularly shell shock, greatly influenced both British and American literary modernism, the trauma, and its reception, was different on each side of the Atlantic, both in its scale and its quality. This panel seeks essays on both British and American literary and cultural representations of World War I trauma, particularly shell shock. Essays that compare and contrast the American and British experiences and representations of shell shock are particularly welcome, and will be given special consideration.


Some authors to consider include:

Women and Work in Literature

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:09am
Susanne Weil/Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA, the west coast regional division of the Modern Language Association)

Special Session:  Women and Work in Literature

Chairs:  Susanne Weil, Centralia College; Christine Mower, Seattle University

MSA '18: Modernist Women, War, and the Graphic

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:08am
Modernist Studies Association 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

From state-sponsored propaganda to cartoons, photography, and cinema newsreels, the cultural and political work done in service of modern warfare is significantly visual. At the same time (and despite considerable efforts to also subdue this aspect of war), much of the material reality depicted is inescapably explicit and brutal: broken bodies, destroyed cities, devastated natural environments.

Discourses of Instability, Inclusion, and Exclusion in the Trump Era

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:06am
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

Discourses of Instability, Inclusion, and Exclusion in the Trump Era

Papers are welcome that address the destabilizing of language and discourse practices, particularly in the inclusion and exclusion of various constituencies, in the Trump Era. These practices may range from micro-level ones, such as inclusive/exclusive pronoun strategies, to macro-level ones, such as the explosion of fake news and the semiotic challenges posed by it to the representation of politics and policies.

SCMLA Meetings

October 11-14, 2018

San Antonio, Texas

Questions? Please contact Mary Lynne Gasaway Hill, Ph.D., Chair of General Linguistics Session, SCMLA at Thank you.


Call for Submissions *Resources for American Literary Study* (Penn State UP)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 4:56pm
*Resources for American Literary Study*
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Resources for American Literary Study, a peer-reviewed journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship, has returned to Penn State University Press and is inviting submissions for upcoming volumes. Covering all periods of American literature, Resources for American Literary Study welcomes both traditional and digital humanities approaches to archival discovery and bibliography. The journal also welcomes pedagogically focused submissions examining archival study in the classroom.

Film as Film Today: On the Criticism and Theory of V. F. Perkins - EXTENDED DEADLINE

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:29am
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 9, 2018



Due to the ungoing strike action in the UK higher education sector, the deadline for proposals has been extended to 9 April, 2018.


Confirmed keynotes: Adrian Martin, Laura Mulvey, George Toles


Symposium dates: 4-5 September 2018



Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:28am
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Nova University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 8, 2018

Fifty year after the assassination of Martin Luther King, the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s is frequently memorialized as a moment of almost inevitable national redemption, when a call to the better angels of American consciousness brought the country together to overcome injustices that no longer plague the present. As  historian Jeanne Theoharis argues in A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History (2018, this interpretative frame has frequently constructed a self-congratulatory discourse that whitewashes the immense obstacles and violence faced by the Civil Rights movement and its leaders, rather than soberly remember the “dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear” that, in Dr.

“Multicultural Writers as Chroniclers of Culture: Strategies for Teaching Texts that Centralize the Marginalized," Multicultural Literature in the Classroom, Midwest MLA, November 15-18, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 10:59pm
Multicultural Literature in the Classroom, Midwest MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018

In an era rife with cultural anxieties, the role of the multicultural writer is more vital than ever, particularly when the cultural norms of those existing outside of mainstream culture are increasingly challenged, censured, or overshadowed by the biases of the majority.  Whether by documenting the disorienting experiences of immigrants seeking to establish new lives in places far from their countries of origin or the decades-long struggles of minorities to gain a firmer foothold in the societies around them, multicultural writers often serve as chroniclers of the cultures from which their characters—and they themselves—come, providing their readers with a deeper appreciation for the rich histories and traditions that shape those cultures and ideally hel