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

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:45pm
University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 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) 

Revolutionary Legacies: The Ninth Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society Symposium

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:40pm
Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 24, 2020

The Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society invites submissions for its ninth symposium, titled Revolutionary Legacies. The Symposium will take place June 24-27 on the beautiful campus of Union College in Schenectady, New York, and will honor both the Sedgwick family’s ties to the Albany and Hudson River regions and the area’s role in America’s many revolutions.

Native American Literature Permanent Section (MMLA 2020)

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 5:33pm
Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Community and Collaboration in Native American Literature - MMLA Conference, November 5-8, Milwaukee, WI

In addressing the conference theme of “Cultures of Collectivity,” the Permanent Section on Native American Literature seeks proposals exploring collaboration and community building in a literary context. Possible topics may include analyses of representations of diverse communities or collective movements in literature by Native American authors. Discussions of author collaborations are also encouraged. Please send proposals of 200-300 words by April 5 to the panel chair, Kate Beutel, at

 Deadline extended to May 31, 2020

Call for Articles: Special Issue 'Locating the Centre in Contemporary Literature'

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 8:11am
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

CfP Alluvium 7.7 – Special Issue: 'Locating the Centre in Contemporary Literature'

Alluvium is an open access journal featuring short essays of around 2,000 words on key issues and emerging trends in 21st-century writing and criticism. The journal publishes six issues a year, employing a system of post-publication peer-review by the engaged commentariat on the message boards of the journal’s website, enabling vital current ideas to find a rapid readership. (see

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] CFP: "American Literature 1870-Present," Midwest Modern Language Association

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 2:55pm
Midwestern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

“Collection Cultures”: Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 5-8. The MMLA’s permanent section on American Literature After 1870 invites papers which, building on the conference theme, examine the topic of “cultures of collectivity” in American novels, poetry, and/or other kinds of texts, artwork, or cultural endeavors. Particularly invited are papers which explore cultures of collectors and collections.

Russian & American Short Stories & Influence (updated)

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:42pm
Jeff Birkenstein / Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

UPDATE: We have a contract with Lexington Books!


But we are posting our updated CFP because we would still like one or two more excellent essays on specific authors.  


Call for Papers: Frontiers of Narrative Studies

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:56pm
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

A peer-reviewed journal of international scope, Frontiers of Narrative Studies under the auspice of De Gruyter features articles reporting results of research in all branches of narrative studies, in-depth reviews of selected current literature in the field, and occasional guest editorials and reports. Its broad range of scholarship includes narratives across a variety of media, including literary writing, film and television, journalism, and graphic narratives. It welcomes theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narratives of all kinds from a host of critical, interdisciplinary, or cross-cultural perspectives. Particular emphasis is placed upon state-of-the-art research in the field of interdisciplinary narrative inquiries.