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Towards an Aesthetics of South Texas Women Artists

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:24am
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 30, 2018

“Towards an Aesthetics of South Texas Women Artists” aims to recover and analyze regional artistic productions to get at a sense of what characterizes South Texas women’s art and literature in relation to the area as well as to the larger traditions of women’s regionalist writing and art. 

  • We welcome proposals that seek to analyze the artistic production of South Texas women (literary, visual arts, and music).
  • We also welcome readings or presentations of creative work by South Texas women.

Send a 250-word abstract to Dr. Susan Roberson ( by July 30, 2018.

Religion and Literature Permanent Section (MMLA 2018)

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:19am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 6, 2018

In keeping with the MMLA conference theme, “Consuming Cultures,” the Religion and Literature permanent section welcomes proposals that address works and writers who explore the ways in which religion and consumerism and consumption intersect. This topic could be considered in a multitude of ways. Religious practice often involves food—both in preparation and consumption—as the center of observance and practice. On the other hand, consumerism, specifically the purchase and/or display of products, is also present in many expressions of 20th and 21st Century religiosity. This is perhaps best depicted in the “megachurch,” but also in the ever-broadening “religious” sub-genres of fiction and film.

‘It Is True, We Shall Be Monsters’: New Perspectives on Horror, Science Fiction and the Monstrous Onscreen.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:36am
De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 13, 2018

Call for Papers

‘It Is True, We Shall Be Monsters’: New Perspectives on Horror, Science Fiction and the Monstrous Onscreen.

Wednesday 13th of June 2018

Postgraduate Conference

Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Dr Laura Mee and Dr Johnny Walker


ASLE Panel at Midwest MLA 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:14pm
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment / Midwest MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 6, 2018

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Panel at Midwest MLA 2018

This year’s Midwest Modern Language Association Convention will be held in Kansas City, MO November 15th-18th.  Please see the conference website for details:

MUSLIMS IN AMERICA - SAMLA 90 November 2-4, 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 4:17pm
Mahwash Shoaib/SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Deadline Extended: June 17, 2018

The SAMLA 90 Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and their Allies will be held at the Sheraton Birmingham in Birmingham, AL, from November 2-4, 2018.


This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, mipsters, filmmakers, and visual artists, through the lens of social and political activism. Papers are invited that explore the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities in literary and cultural texts as reflections of grassroots or macropolitical movements.

New Perspectives on the Lost Generation

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 11:17am
Modernist Studies Association (MSA) 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The idea of a “lost generation” still has a hold on the popular imagination over ninety years after it was popularized via the epigraph of The Sun Also Rises.  For literary scholars and historians, though, that idea is critically worn-out if not simply useless.  This panel seeks to understand anew this old idea.  Questions to be addressed include but are not limited to:

How has the idea of the lost generation been critically and historically misunderstood and/or abused?

Townes Van Zandt edited collection

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 8:46am
Ann Norton Holbrook/Saint Anselm College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

Chapter proposals are invited for a volume of essays about songwriter Townes Van Zandt. The editors welcome proposals from scholars in any field: music, music history, English, communications, American studies, sociology, politics, philosophy, religion, marketing, etc. Edited chapters should be 20-25 pages in length (5000-7500 words). Submit typed, double-spaced papers using 12-point Times New Roman font and adhere to the latest updates according to MLA style conventions.



Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:13am
Label Me Latina/o
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Label Me Latina/o is an online, refereed international e-journal that focuses on Latino Literary Production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The journal invites scholarly essays focusing on these writers for its biannual publication.