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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:08pm
LURe Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

LURe Journal is an undergraduate research journal based out of the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, GA. We accept research on literature, film, cultural studies, and critical theory. 


Manuscripts should be no more than 20 pages in length, be formatted in Microsoft Word or as a Google Doc, and conform to MLA 8 citation style. 


Because of the blind review process, the author’s name and contact information must only appear in the email affiliated with the work being submitted. Please include current address, phone number, email address, and institutional information in your email as well.


"Good God, but Life Could Be Less Than Easy": George Saunders and the Fiction of Radical Humanism

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:12am
Loyola University Chicago - Hank Center for Catholic Intellectual Heritage
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Loyola University Chicago is seeking abstract proposals for a day-long event to be held March 1, 2018, featuring critically-acclaimed fiction author George Saunders. In light of the upcoming softcover version of Lincoln in the Bardo (winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction) and the recent release of George Saunders: Critical Essays (Palgrave, 2017), Loyola’s Hank Center, in collaboration with other university communities, seeks to explore, interrogate, and celebrate Saunders’s work.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:04am
south: a scholarly journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018


south: a scholarly journal invites submissions for a special issue on southern studies, pedagogy, and activism guest edited by David A. Davis to be published in fall 2018. Position papers/essays are due by May 1, 2018. Please submit 2,500 to 3,000 word (10-12 pp.) documents to our website under “submissions” with the title of the article and the designated special issue #southernsyllabus.

Speculative Fiction as Literature of Emergence

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 7:00pm
Gabriella Friedman/American Studies Association 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Speculative fiction is often loosely defined as an umbrella category that includes genres such as science fiction, fantasy, supernatural horror, and magical realism—that is, as fiction that deploys non-mimetic or “fantastic” elements. This panel, however, will take up conceptions of speculative fiction that go beyond this generic distinction. That is, instead of defining speculative fiction primarily by the presence of non-mimetic elements, the panel will explore speculative fiction as any fiction that generates emergences—ontological, epistemological, and/or political—which are seemingly unimaginable in our existing society. 

Octavia E. Butler Literary Society ALA May 2018

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 1:27pm
Octavia E. Butler Literary Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

The OEB Literary Society invites prospective participants to submit proposals relating to any aspect of Butler’s life and work. We especially encourage papers/panels addressing Butler’s influence in the work of contemporary artists across genres, and would like to devote one of the panels to this topic. Please email abstracts of 300 words to Matthew Mullins at Abstracts are due no later than January 15, 2018 and should include a brief biographical note.

Anthology: Arthur Miller in the 1960s

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 2:08pm
David Palmer / The Arthur Miller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Arthur Miller Society

Call for Proposals

Arthur Miller in the 1960s
An anthology to be published by Lexington Books,
the academic imprint of Rowman & Littlefield

Due Date for Proposals for Articles: February 1, 2018
Send Proposals to David Palmer, President, The Arthur Miller Society:

Due Date for First Drafts of Accepted Articles: September 15, 2018

Acceptable Article Length: 5,000-9,000 words


American Cultures of Dissent - American Studies Leipzig Graduate Conference 2018

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 2:06pm
Institute of American Studies, Leipzig University, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 21, 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALSAmerican Cultures of Dissent


Sixth American Studies Leipzig MA-Level Graduate Student Conference
April 28-29, 2018—Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig, Germany