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CEA at SAMLA: Fighters from the Margins

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:48pm
Lynne Simpson / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 21, 2018

The College English Association solicits abstracts from its members on the special focus of the 90th SAMLA conference from November 2-4 in Birmingham: “Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies.” Presenters are invited to share their liberation pedagogy, including assignments or strategies that encourage activism, or to consider ways in which literature, film, and culture augment or inform socio-political movements and promote social justice.

More information on the conference may be found at

Trash Objects (Deadline 6/15/18)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:24am
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

Conference Date: October 27th, 2018

Trash Objects


The defining qualities of trash can change from moment to moment.  Who gets to discard detritus, and who is thrown into to the garbage can? Whether referring to cast-off material or undesirable aesthetics and affects, “trash” is designed, regulated, and disposed of by social hierarchies. Consumer culture manufactures trash–both the literal waste that lingers in landfills and the lowbrow schlock produced by executives in corporate boardrooms. But can trash also refuse Western power structures and the white, masculinist heteronorms inherent to them?


In the name of... Conference on Animal Studies

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:13am
Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

In the name of...  

International Interdisciplinary

Conference on Animal Studies

of BA, MA and PhD students

 Kraków, 25-26 October 2018


We speak in the name of animals. We kill in the name of pleasure. We think in the name of animals. We subdue the earth in the name of gods. We make them suffer in the name of science. We fight in the name of animals. We abuse in the name of profit. Therefore, we organize a conference - to think, to discuss, to exchange.    

Suggested topics:

- representation of non-human animals in literature, film, music and art;

Literature & Religion

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 5:36pm
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA; November 9-11, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

This panel welcomes papers on a wide variety of religious and spiritual topics in connection to literature. Given the special conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages," papers that attempt to engage with this theme in relation to religious topics are particularly welcome.   

The conference will take place at Western Washington University, in Bellingham, WA.  

Please submit a 350-word proposal by going to the PAMLA website:

SAMLA 90 General Call for Papers

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 4:43pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 6, 2018

SAMLA 90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies
November 2–4, 2018 ◆ Sheraton Birmingham ◆ Birmingham, Alabama

Exhaustion: Tired Bodies, Tired Worlds

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:23am
Department of English, University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018


tired bodies, tired worlds


An interdisciplinary graduate student conference

Department of English || University of Chicago

November 15-16, 2018 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Macarena Gómez-Barris, Chairperson of Social Science & Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute

Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science 2018

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8:43am
Organizing Committee TTT2018
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Including theoretical and artwork presentations the conference "Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science 2018" continues to focus: a) on questions about the nature of the forbidden and about the aesthetics of liminality - as expressed in art that uses or is inspired by technology and science, b) in the opening of spaces for creative transformation in the merging of science and art.

PAMLA 2018 Special Session, Acting Out: The Role of Environmental Humanities in the Anthropocene

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 12:49am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

PAMLA 2018 Special Session

Acting Out: The Role of Environmental Humanities in the Anthropocene

Proposals are invited for a Special Session of PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) 2018, which will meet November 9-11, 2018, in Bellingham, Washington. The conference theme is “Acting, Roles, Stages.

This panel invites speakers to consider the role of the humanities (and the “actors” within various academic disciplines) in anthropogenic contexts and possible climate futures. In what ways might we translate, mediate and act out environmental issues for our readers, colleagues, students, institutions and public audiences at large?