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ChLA 2020 Panel *Sustaining Black Lives: Ecological Imaginaries in African American Books for Young Readers*

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 12:43pm
Samira Abdur-Rahman, University of San Francisco
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

We are seeking panelist proposals for the accepted Children’s Literature Association (ChLA 2020) conference panel “Sustaining Black Lives: Ecological Imaginaries in African American Books for Young Readers.” The  ChLA 2020 theme “Sustainability Through Story: Eco-Justice, Children's Literature, and Childhood” invites “an expansive array of interdisciplinary topics on the cultural, political, historical, and contemporary impact of children’s literature in relationship to the environment.” This panel seeks papers that correlates race and gender with Black sustainability issues like environmental inequity and global migration.

Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2020 - Deadline Extended

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:20pm
Rebecca Harding Davis Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 26, 2020

The Rebecca Harding Davis Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the next meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 21-24, 2020 in San Diego, CA.


New Directions in Davis Scholarship (2 panels)

We are interested in proposals that engage in any aspect of Davis’s work. We particularly encourage proposals that address some of Davis’s lesser known works, and we also welcome new readings of the canonical “Life in the Iron-Mills.”



Please send a 200-250 word abstract to Aaron Rovan ( by Sunday, January 26, 2020.




Comics Arts Conference—Comic-Con International

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:02am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, panels, and poster sessions taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 23-26, 2020.  We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and indepenent scholars.  We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

Book: What’s in a Word?: Literature in Language Learning

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 3:14pm
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Call for Papers


What’s in a Word?: Literature in Language Learning


Editors: Rogério Miguel Puga (NOVA FCSH), Ana Gonçalves Matos (NOVA FCSH) and Ana Bela Almeida (University of Liverpool).


Publishers: CTELL (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom) and CETAPS (NOVA FCSH, Portugal).



39th International Conference of LAN

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 2:06pm
Literary Association of Nepal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Literary Association of Nepal (LAN)

39th International Conference
Lumbini 1-2 March 2020

In collaboration with
Lumbini Buddhist University

Conference Theme: The Spiritual in Literature

Presentations will also include a broad range of literary and linguistic topics such as Buddhist literature, literature in English, literature in other languages, literary theories, regional literature, translation literature, Nepali literature, comparative literature, creative writing, performance studies -- among others.

Special Issue: Visions and Words for Children of the African Diaspora, Fall 2020

Monday, November 25, 2019 - 2:54pm
Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Guest Edited by Nancy D. Tolson, University of South Carolina This special issue of Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora is dedicated to creative artistry for children of the African Diaspora. We invite original textual and multimedia submissions devoted to interdisciplinary and creative approaches in African Diaspora Children’s and YA Literature. Submissions must focus upon literature, visual, and audio artistry created by people of the African Diaspora.

Call for papers: Rendition

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:10pm
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

 MIGC 2020: Rendition 

The 15th Annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at 

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

Keynote: Dr. Ingrid E. Castro, Massachusetts Liberal Arts College 

February 21-22, 2020 

Call for Submissions 

DEADLINE: December 1st, 2019