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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.

Southern Literature and Scandal (SAMLA) [deadline extended]

Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 5:08pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

[Deadline Extended] The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on topics relevant to the SAMLA 92 conference theme: “Scandal! Literature & Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts.” The works explored may be from any ‘literary’ medium including poetry, prose, film, or video games, and explore concepts of scandal, rebellion, resistance, creation, liminality, or precarity relative to the South[s]. We especially welcome papers that focus on the intersections of the South and lines of identity including race, ethnicity, gender, and class.

The South and Science Fiction (SAMLA)

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:59pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

[Deadline Extended] The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on the South and science fiction for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s Annual Conference from November 13-15, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL. Papers may discuss any of the subgenres of science fiction, including alternate history, post-apocalyptic, scifi gothic, traditional, ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ science fiction, scifi horror, etc., and may focus on any form of media as long as the South is a central locale or focus of the work.

Conference - Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 12:31pm
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021


Considering the recent global events, we have unfortunately decided to postpone the conference (originally scheduled for September 25-26, 2020) to a further date. The safety of our speakers, staff, and academic cohort has been the decisive argument in this matter. 

We will announce a new date as soon as possible, but the most likely period is the second half of September 2021.



Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Milan, September 25th - 26th


Panel Proposal for MLA 2021, Toronto: The Other in Narratives of Rival Nations

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:29pm
Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Other in Narratives of Rival Nations

This panel seeks papers that examine the representation of the ethnic Other in literatures of rival nations or ethnic groups in twentieth and twenty-first century children’s and young adult fiction from around the world. How is the ethnic Other presented to young readers, and how are children initiated into certain cultural, political, national, or historical ideologies of the rival nation? 

Migrations and Disaporas in American Multi-Ethnic Literature (Guaranteed MELUS Panel for MLA 2021)

Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 11:09am
MELUS: The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

MELUS: The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, is an MLA Allied Organization, meaning that we organize a guaranteed panel for each MLA conference. For MLA 2021, MELUS invites papers that consider the aesthetic and cultural implications of migrant movement and diasporic historical consciousness, engaging with issues of space, mobility, identity, and resistance in US multi-ethnic literatures. Submit titled proposals (250 words), a brief CV, and AV needs to Stella Setka at by Sunday, March 15, 2020. 


DEADLINE EXTENDED: “Collectivity in Reception Studies” (MMLA 2020)

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 1:15pm
Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

"Collectivity in Reception Studies," Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) 2020. Scheduled for November 5-8, Milwaukee Wisconsin.

The Reception Study Society is dedicated to promoting discussion among literature, culture and media scholars engaged in theoretical and practical analyses in reception study, reader-response criticism and pedagogy, history of the book, audience and communication studies, and more. For MMLA, we invite participants to share scholarship that advances the study of these areas.