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cultural studies and historical approaches

Religion and Jorge Luis Borges

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 1:49pm
Max Ubelaker Andrade / University of Massachusetts Lowell
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel within the March 5-8 2020 NeMLA conference in Boston is dedicated to a discussion of the ways that religion intertwines with fiction in the work of Jorge Luis Borges. 

Your presentation might consider one or several of the following questions:

How did Jorge Luis Borges draw from and transform different theological traditions in his fiction and poetry?

Are there interesting relationships between Borges's fictionalized theologies and literary theory? How do they correspond to his ideas about fiction? 

Do different religious traditions respond to separate aspects of the author’s literary project, or do they overlap and combine? What functions to they serve? 

Movements: Body, Space, Politics

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 1:19pm
Jadavpur University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

Two-Day National Conference for Research Scholars

Department of English, Jadavpur University

7th and 8th November, 2019


Call for Papers - Bulgarian Studies Journal

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:21am
Bulgarian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers
Bulgarian Studies Journal

Bulgarian Studies (ISSN 2638-9754) is an annual online peer-edited journal that includes content related to the study of Bulgaria and its culture. 

Open Session on the Neoavanguardia, the Novissimi, the neosperimentali, et alii. (Panel in Italian Language and Literature)

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:01pm
NeMLA, Boston, Copley Place (5-8 March 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

As Maria Corti has written, the strength of all artistic avant-gardes may be found in their “foolish squandering of the past” and of how literature plays host, in precise historical moments, to writers who consider their role irreconcilable with those who preceded them; who believe it is their destiny to live among the gravestones of tradition; and believe they are engaged, in “incandescent conversation,” with the future. The panel invites participants to debate the enduring contributions of the Italian neo-avantgarde against the background of social and political upheaval that characterized Italy in the 1960s.

William Peace University 2019 Interdisciplinary Conference: Exploring the Macabre, Malevolent, and Mysterious

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:59am
William Peace University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 25, 2019




The WPU Interdisciplinary Conference seeks to advance collaborative and interconnective understanding on a variety of topics. With a sense of a renewed interest, or perhaps a more mainstreamed acceptance of, the horror genre in American culture, we thought it exciting for this annual conference to focus on an exploration of the macabre, malevolent, and mysterious. It is our hope that you will join us in bringing together knowledge from diverse disciplines to further the scholarship being done on the myriad of concepts falling within this theme.

Representations of Black Motherhood and Photography.

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:59am
Women Picturing Revolution
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 16, 2019

Women Picturing Revolution is pleased to announce a call for papers on the topic of Representations of Black Motherhood and Photography.

Heritage, Terroir and Community: 3rd Global Food and Drink in the 21st Century Conference

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:22am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

Food and drink not only provide the nourishment that sustains life, they also serve as an anchor for identity by tethering human kind to a particular place in nature, culture, time and place. Food has long been the immigrant’s language for articulating a conflicted sense of identity, a diasporic community’s language for a conflicted sense of cultural heritage, and for a nation’s augmented conflict over notions of territories and boundaries. As recipes and rituals around dining and drinking practices are handed down from one generation to the next, they help to create a sense of connection to those who have come before us and those who will come after us.

CFP - Journal of the Wooden O

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:45am
Dr. Stephanie Chamberlain/Journal of the Wooden O
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 18, 2019

The Journal of the Wooden O is a peer-reviewed academic publication focusing on Shakespeare studies. It is published annually by Southern Utah University Press in cooperation with the SUU Center for Shakespeare Studies and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

The editors invite papers on any topic related to Shakespeare, including Shakespearean texts, Shakespeare in performance, the adaptation of Shakespeare works (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare’s contemporaries.

4th Memory, Melancholy and Nostalgia - International Interdisciplinary Conference

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:20am
University of Gdansk, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, University of Sao Paulo
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019


   In our modern world, which some have argued to be disjointed while immersing itself ever deeper in crisis, the turning back towards “the olden days” and the ensuing nostalgia constitute a noticeable phenomenon, both individually (the memory of biography) and collectively (the memory of History). Another important – and seemingly also quite noticeable – phenomenon  is the longing for something vague, indefinite or never existent.

Vonnegut, Narrative, and (Re)Shaping American Identities (NeMLA 2020)

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:19am
Tom Hertweck / Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This session will be part of the March 5-8, 2020 NeMLA convention in Boston, MA:

All abstracts must be submitted through the NeMLA submission portal Submission deadline is September 30, 2020.

Please contact Tom Hertwerk (, Vice President of Kurt Vonnegut Society, with questions. 

Call for Proposals