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Call for Papers for the 65th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 9:08am
The Midwest Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 65th Annual Meeting will be hosted by the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, September 14-16, 2018. The keynote speaker will be Carolyn Malone of Ball State University, and the plenary address will be given by Matthew Giancarlo of the University of Kentucky.


Nonfiction Prose CFP MLA January 2019 Chicago–Writing Sex & Power: Liberations & Constraints (March 31-deadline extended)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 6:41pm
David Bahr / BMCC-City University of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018


Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 9:04am
Ivy Tech Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices

Our spring 2018 CFP Theme:

The Differences That Bind Us:

Diversity in our classrooms

Writing Renaissance Experience - Experiencing Renaissance Writing

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:38am
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018


Johannes Gutenberg University

Mainz, Germany

5-6 July 2018


Organised by

Patrick Gill (Mainz)

Anja Müller-Wood (Mainz)

Tymon Adamczewski (Bydgoszcz)


Literary Fantasy and its Discontents

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 2:38am
Taipei Tech (National Taipei University of Technology)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

In her still influential Fantasy and Mimesis: Responses to Reality in Western Literature (1984), Kathryn Hume defines the literary fantastic as any departure from consensus reality, believing that it holds an equally significant position in literary history as mimesis. Rather than being a recent and sometimes academically marginalized genre, fantasy, for Hume, is integral to almost all literature.

[MSA 2018] Peripheral Walls: Poster Art and the Critical Delineation of Modernism

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:32am
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Writing in the English magazine The Poster in 1899, French critic Maurice Demeur declared: “In the course of my studies of pictorial placards, I have often had cause to deplore in the art magazines the almost entire absence of comment on mural decorative art in Spain. Hardly anything, it would seem, is written about Spanish posters and colour prints. What is the reason of this neglect of so characteristic and remarkable an impulse? . . . I am surprised to see that Boudet in his book Les Affiches Étrangères, Sponsel in his clever publication Das Moderne Plakat, and many other writers have entirely ignored the subject. Does this arise from lack of knowledge or negligence?


Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:28am
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Nova University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 8, 2018

Fifty year after the assassination of Martin Luther King, the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s is frequently memorialized as a moment of almost inevitable national redemption, when a call to the better angels of American consciousness brought the country together to overcome injustices that no longer plague the present. As  historian Jeanne Theoharis argues in A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History (2018, this interpretative frame has frequently constructed a self-congratulatory discourse that whitewashes the immense obstacles and violence faced by the Civil Rights movement and its leaders, rather than soberly remember the “dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear” that, in Dr.

CFP: Children, Youth, and International Television

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:25am
debbie olson
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Call for submissions to a collection which critically examines programs that prominently feature children in international (i.e. non-American) television. Programs may include those targeted to children, or those programs targeted to adults but contain child characters. We invite submissions on programs from Canada, the UK, Continental Europe, Australasia, Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and the Middle East. These essays will explore how international television has been a significant conduit for the public consumption of changing ideas about children and childhood, and will connect relevant events, attitudes, or anxieties within their respective countries of origin to an analysis of children or childhood in international programs.

Consumption and Culture in English Literature before 1800

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:25am
English I: English Literature Before 1800 -- MMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Building off the 2018 MMLA themes of consumption and culture, this section invites papers that explore representations of food, its production, and/or its consumption in works of English literature before 1800. Possible questions to explore might include the following: