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Essays/Research Papers on Motherhood

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 11:37pm
Dr Arpita Ghosh / Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

This edition tries to look into the struggles and empowerment of those mothers who showed courage to subvert the social construct and redefine “motherhood” in their own way; mothers who dared to transgress and transcend the threshold of domesticity, thereby, carving a niche for their successors to follow suit.

We welcome original, unpublished research papers related to the concept of “motherhood” with specific focus on mothers who have transgressed or subverted the societal norms. Topics for papers may include the various aspects of motherhood but are not limited to:-

Romanticism Panel

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:51pm
PAMLA Conference 2017 at Honolulu, Hawaii
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Romanticism panel is seeking papers on any aspect of Romanticism, but we are particularly interested in papers that will address the conference theme "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing." As part of the material culture in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, writers have attempted to reify themselves through textual or visual representations (e.g., letters, fiction, verse, and fine art through portraiture, etc.). Paper proposals that delve into the value of such cultural constructions in the context of the Romantic era and consider the effect of the writer's self-fashioning and self-projecting representations are especially welcome.

CFP: Edited Collection Preserving U.S. History--Memorializing Contested Events

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 5:03pm
Melissa M. Bender, University Writing Program, University of California, Davis; Klara Stephanie Szlezák, American Studies, University of Passau, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Conflicts over (mis)representations of historical events have long been a concern of scholars in multiple disciplines. However, the recent shift in the U.S. political climate—most notably, the shift from the Obama to the Trump administration—warrants fresh approaches to the ways in which historical preservation is practiced. To this end, we seek proposals for essays to be included in an edited volume exploring the manner in which U.S. history is preserved, sanitized, or contested through monuments, memorial sites, museums, and print or audio-visual texts.


VIII International Gothic Literature Congress: “The Gothic: beyond a Genre”

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 2:31pm
International Gothic Literature Congress
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

VIII International Gothic Literature Congress:

“The Gothic: beyond a Genre”

April, 2018

Objective: To continue the study of the plural presence of the Gothic in various modes of art, as well as time and space contexts.

Dates: April 2, 3 & 4, 2018 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday).

Place: Salón de Actos, Faculty of Philosophy and Literature (FFyL), UNAM (Nacional Autonomous University of Mexico), Mexico City.

FINAL REMINDER: Queer Subjects and the Contemporary United States

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:55pm
University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

A one-day colloquium at the University of East Anglia, U.K.

Hosted by the School of Art, Media, and American Studies.

Saturday 5th August 2017


Keynote speaker: Sam McBean (Queen Mary, University of London)


Prison states and political embodiment

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:58pm
CILM group - Centre for Comparative Studies - University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Prison states and political embodiment

September 7-8, 2017

Centre for Comparative Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Lisbon

CFP: Indian Studies Journal

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:59pm
Bharatiya Prajna: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Indian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

We are inviting articles, notes and book reviews on the following broad areas. However we are open to inclusion of new topics/areas as per the scope of the journal:

CFP: Technocracy, War and Walls in Art and Literature

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:59pm
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

The Rupkatha Journal (included in Scopus, ERIH PLUS, EBSCO, MLA etc) is inviting articles on the Focus Area and the General Areas for the Vol. IX, No. 2, 2017.

Focus Area: “Technocracy, War and Walls in Art and Literature

General Areas:

Papers can be submitted on any topic on,