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Q-Topia: Queer Futurism in Theory and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 9:34am
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016

As queer theory continues to evolve and utopian studies dusts itself off from its relative dormancy until the late twentieth century, the two strands of thought have grabbed ahold of one another in hopes to uncover just what “The Future” might mean to those identifying as queer. This panel seeks papers wishing to join the vibrant conversation of the relationship between queerness and utopianism.  Is queerness inherently utopic? Is the future inherently queer? How might queer individuals enact utopic desires? Can we find moments of the queerly utopic and utopicly queer in canonical and non-canonical literature?

MMLA 2016: French I panel (abstract due 5/30/2016, conference in Saint Louis Nov. 10-13, 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 3:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2016

The French I: Advent of the Ancien Régime Panel welcomes one more paper proposal  (see CFP below).

Proposals relating to the conference theme of “Border States” are especially welcome.

The MMLA conference 2016 will take place in Saint Louis, MO from 10-13 November 2016.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, email a 200-word abstract and a short bio to

christa.jones@usu.edu by May 30.

French I: Advent of the Ancien Régime

Taking our cue from this year’s convention theme of “Border States,” presenters are invited to explore the concept of

borders in French Studies. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Victorian Education and the Periodical Press

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 3:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Victorian Periodicals Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

CFP: Special Issue of Victorian Periodicals Review: “Victorian Education and the Periodical Press”

Issue: Winter 2017
Notify editor of intention to submit: July 1, 2016
Deadline for final submission: December 1, 2016
Email: Janice.schroeder@carleton.ca

Jackpot: Gambling throughout American History

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 3:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dave Schwartz and Jonathan D. Cohen
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

            We invite proposals for a collection of essays that will bring together different perspectives on the history gambling in the United States. Gambling represents a major economic and cultural phenomenon in modern America. According to the Pew Research Center, approximately 70% of Americans engage in some form of wagering, amounting to a handle of over $130 billion per year. Gambling remains a hotly discussed topic as well, as exemplified in debates over the legality of daily fantasy sports, the continued expansion of casinos across the nation, and the frenzy over the record Powerball jackpot in January 2016.

Afrofuturism in Time and Space

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 3:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Isiah Lavender III / Louisiana State University
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Co-editors Isiah Lavender III and Lisa Yaszek seek essays on black speculative art across centuries, continents, and cultures for a new collection called “Afrofuturism in Time and Space.”  When Mark Dery coined the term “Afrofuturism” in 1993 to describe art that explores issues of science, technology, and race from technocultural and science fictional perspectives, he did so primarily in reference to postwar African American art, music, and literature. Over the past decade, however, scholars and artists alike have begun to redefine Afrofuturism, pushing its temporal boundaries back to the 17th-century roots of modern science and industry while expanding its geographic boundaries to include diasporic black and pan-African speculative fictions.

[UPDATE] Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 3:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella/PAMLA
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

November 11 - 13, 2016
Westin Pasadena
Pasadena, California

Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures

This panel aims to explore the ways in which physical place has become archival within 20th and 21st century literatures. One of the most obvious examples may be the ways in which place is archival in post-9/11 literatures, but this panel welcomes varied and original interpretations of place as archive.

Appalachian Nature Writing and Ecocriticism Anthology

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 3:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Cory
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

Appalachia, with its wealth of biodiversity, has yet to be properly recognized in an anthology that focuses on nature writing and Ecocriticism. This first-ever collection of Appalachian nature writing and schloarly criticism focusing on the Appalchian region and its literature will look at both the natural and post-natural world and the role the Appalachian region plays in such. 

Poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, one-act plays, and ecocritical essays are welcomed. 

Submission Guidelines

PAMLA 2016: "Queering Terror" (Abstract Due 6/10/16; Conference 11/11/16-11/13/16)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 1:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 2016
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

PAMLA 2016, Special Session

Institutional sponsor: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Session Chair: Stephanie Gibbons, Independent Scholar; Aaron DeRosa, Assistant Professor of 20th/21st C. American Literature, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Session Title: Queering Terror

Abstract (50 words): If the post-9/11 moment associated terror with region and religion, how have events—Katrina and Ferguson, the Great Recession and Greek austerity, climate change and uprisings—mutated our understanding of the term? Can terror be a useful model for thinking through racialized and gendered violence, normalized extremism, and neoliberal policies?

PAMLA 2016: African American Literature (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Looking for paper proposals on any topic relating to African American Literature. Papers relating in particular to the conference theme of “Archives, Libraries, Properties” are especially welcome. 

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10, 2016. 

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

PAMLA 2016: American Literature after 1865 (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Please send abstracts on any aspect of American Literature 1865-present. Of particular interest are papers engaging literary friendships, authors in the public sphere, or authors and celebrity. Also of interest are papers addressing American authors in translation and/or issues of global reception/influence.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

PAMLA 2016: Ancient-Modern Relations: The Classical Tradition (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Looking for paper proposals on any topic relating to Ancient-Modern relations and the classical tradition. Papers relating in particular to the conference theme of “Archives, Libraries, Properties” are especially welcome.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

PAMLA 2016: Asian Literature (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Looking for paper proposals on any topic relating to Asian Literature. Papers relating in particular to the conference theme of “Archives, Libraries, Properties” are especially welcome.

 To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

PAMLA 2016: Autobiography (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Looking for paper proposals on any topic relating to Autobiogrpahy. Papers relating in particular to the conference theme of “Archives, Libraries, Properties” are especially welcome.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

PAMLA 2016: Bible in Literature (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Looking for paper proposals on any topic relating to the Bible in literature. Papers relating in particular to the conference theme of “Archives, Libraries, Properties” are especially welcome. 

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areasProposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

PAMLA 2016: Gothic (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

We invite proposals for papers dealing with Gothic literature, culture and film. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2016 conference theme of "Archives, Libraries, Properties." Possible foci might include sociohistorical context, intellectual heritage, and textual materiality in (and of) the Gothic.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

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