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Pedagogical Approaches to Creating Safer Spaces in the Classroom

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:45am
Lindsay Bryde / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

One of the biggest challenges for LGBTQiA students is the fact that there’s a constant question about regarding their need to “come out” and how to determine who is “safe” (a term with many definitions) to do that with on college campuses today. This panel will look at pedagogy approaches to fostering an inclusive environment and what to do when a student needs guidance and services due to their orientation. Participants are encouraged to present pedagogy methods for educating audiences (questioning, out, ally, and general) and fostering safer spaces. Papers can address approaches/lesson plans in the classroom, as well as resources for instructors in their service activities to the campus.  

Consumption and the Literary Cookbook

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:20am
Roxanne Harde / University of Alberta
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019

In the 1960s, long before there was Julie & Julia, an aspiring writer named Nora Ephron cooked her way through the holy trinity of cookbooks: Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Michael Field’s Cooking School, and Craig Claiborne’s New York Times Cook Book. In a New Yorker column from 2006, titled “Serial Monogamy: My Cookbook Crushes,” Ephron describes her relationship with the authors of these books: “as I cooked, I had imaginary conversation with them both [Claiborne fell out of favor early on]. Julia was nicer and more forgiving. … Field was sterner and more meticulous; he was almost fascistic.

Friendship and difference: the literary politics of community/ L’amitié aux heures de sa différence : politiques littéraires de la communauté 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 11:34am
Post-Scriptum.ORG journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019


"Friendship and difference: the literary politics of community", Annual conference of the Post-Scriptum journal


Université de Montréal, April 22th-23th, 2020


Conference organized by Renato Rodriguez-Lefebvre and Léonore Brassard

The Victorian Caribbean

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:21am
NeMLA, March 5-8, 2020 (Roundtable)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This roundtable will convene at NeMLA in March of 2020 in Boston: 

Excellent work on the African-American writing of the 19th century has appeared within Victorian studies in recent years and brought a new appreciation for the presence and significance of contemporaneous transatlantic slave writing with the British novel. This roundtable hopes to extend this work by bringing the Caribbean slave narrative (and other aspects of Caribbean writing and culture) into closer contact with Victorian studies and will consider how we might re-examine the conventional canon in respect to these topics.

If you would like to submit a proposal to participate in this roundtable, please do so through the NeMLA website:

Liminality and Beyond: Conceptions of In-betweenness in American Culture and Literature

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:46am
University of Zielona Gora, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Recent theories explain that any cultural encounter engenders the particular and, more often than not, peculiar condition of in-betweenness. Even in the past, when the immigrants faced the assimilative pressures within the American society, their identity could hardly be discussed in essentializing terms. The condition of in-betweenness affected political, cultural, emotional, familial, professional, and many other spheres of life. A number of social critics and cultural theoreticians have coined variegated terms regarding the condition of in-betweenness experienced by the representatives of certain cultural groups in attempt to redefine their identities in American society.

Poison on the Early Modern English Stage

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:07am
Lisa Hopkins / Sheffield Hallam University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

Poison on the Early Modern English Stage: Plants, Paints and Perfumes


Contributions invited for an edited collection of new essays on poison in early modern English drama.  Possible topics might include (but are not limited to): whether the use of poison is gendered; what kinds of ingredients are used in the preparation of poisons and/or the means by which they are administered; how the ingestion of poison is acted, and the dramatic affordances of poison more generally; poison and emotion; and whether poison is ever a metaphor, and if so for what.


Please send abstracts of c. 250 words, together with a short bio and full contact details, to