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Elsa Nettels Prize for a Beginning Scholar

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:32pm
Edith Wharton Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

This award, formerly known as the “Edith Wharton Society Prize for a Beginning Scholar” and established in the fall of 2005, recognizes the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar, advanced graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure-track or full-time appointment for more than four years.  The winning and second-place essays will be submitted for review and possible publication to the Editorial Board of the Edith Wharton Review, a peer-reviewed journal indexed in the MLA Bibliography and published by Penn State University Press. The author of the prize-winning essay will receive an award of $250.

Special Issue of NANO: The Anthropocene

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:32pm
Kyle Wiggins, Boston University and Brandon Krieg, Westminster College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017

NANO: New American Notes Online

Issue 13 Call for Papers

Due by: December 2, 2017

Special Issue: The Anthropocene

Guest Editors: Kyle Wiggins and Brandon Krieg 

CFP: Imagining Asia in the Era of Trump

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:33pm
Hong Kong University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 6, 2017

CFP: Imagining Asia in the Era of Trump

Dates: May 22-23, 2017

Venue: University of Hong Kong

MLA 2018 Roundtable: The Future(s) of Literary Biography

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:28pm
Todd Goddard / Utah Valley University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

One doesn't need to look hard to find someone declaring the "end of biography" generally, and in light of the various challenges posed by critical theory, perhaps literary biography is in an even more precarious position. Likewise, it seems clear that the academy generally devalues the efforts of life writers. This roundtable will consider the current state and future(s) of literary biography, in and out of the academy.  Send 250 word abstract by March 15th.

9th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:17pm
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

The 9th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 22-23, 2017 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Conference Committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Louisiana Landscapes.”

Wreck Park Literary Journal: Submissions Due by March 31

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:18pm
Wreck Park: A Journal of Interesting Literatures and Interested Criticism
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Wreck Park

A Journal of Interesting Literature and Interested Criticism


CFP: Social Justice Conference -- Toronto

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:18pm
Humber College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The State of (In)Equality: Social Justice Under Siege

Toronto: October 28-29, 2017

Keynote Speaker: 
Susan N. Herman
President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)


Comparative Literature Conference: Identity

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 4:20pm
Comparative World Literature Cal State Long Beach
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 3, 2017

Call for Papers: Identity
52nd Annual Comparative World Literature Conference
April 11-12, 2017
California State University, Long Beach

Identity is inescapable and in constant flux. It can be located in the body, in the discourse that surrounds and determines bodies, or in the more nebulous realm of language. From race, class, gender, and orientation to professional, personal, familial, and cultural identities, we all negotiate multiple aspects of identity in our daily lives and our conceptions of ourselves.

The Apocalyptic Imaginary in (post-) 9/11 Literature and Culture

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:02pm
ASAP (Association for the Study of Arts of the Present)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

This panel will explore themes and representational strategies of 9/11 and/or the apocalypse in post-9/11 literature and culture (movies, television, painting, music, etc.).

Questions to consider include but are not limited to:

How do artists (broadly conceived) try to capture the singularity of 9/11 as a world historical event?  Alternatively, how and why do they resist notions of singularity, protesting the idea that it was a day after which “everything changed” forever?

How has this historical moment altered our conceptions either human nature or of ecological systems more generally?

How has Islamophobia been encoded in grotesque representations of the Other?