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Metamorphoses: Mementos and Futurities - Deadline Extended

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 5:33pm
University of British Columbia - Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Metamorphoses: Mementos and Futurities 

Endnotes 2018 

UBC English Graduate Conference 

University of British Columbia 

May 4-5, 2018 


Of bodies changed to other forms I tell; 

You Gods, who have yourselves wrought every change, 

Inspire my enterprise and lead my lay 

In one continuous song from nature’s first 

Remote beginnings to our modern times. 

- Ovid, Metamorphoses, Book I 


To recognize in paranoia a distinctively rigid relation to temporality, at once anticipatory and retroactive, averse above all to surprise, is also to glimpse the lineaments of other possibilities. 

*E-mail Address Corrected and Submission Deadline Pushed Back* The Anthropocene in question: art, literature, humanities and natural science

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 10:52am
Université de Sherbrooke comparative literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018


(English follows)

« L’Anthropocène en question : arts, lettres, sciences humaines et naturelles »

Colloque interdisciplinaire

12 et 13 avril 2018

Université de Sherbrooke


Dans le cadre de la 16e édition du colloque en littérature canadienne comparée de l’Université de Sherbrooke, sont invité·e·s étudiant·e·s, professeur·e·s et spécialistes des milieux pratiques de tous les horizons disciplinaires à se pencher sur la question anthropocène.

Rethinking “Alternative Worlds”: Emerging in the Here and Now of Emergency

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:16pm
American Studies Association 2018 (Nov 8-11 in Atlanta)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Our panel seeks to make a slight pivot on the opening provocation of this year’s conference theme, “States of Emergence,” that “our sense of crisis must be thought alongside our constant commitment to challenging the calamities that beset us and to producing alternative—indeed better—worlds.” Rather than thinking of our sense of crisis and our commitment to challenging calamities as two things we might put alongside each other, what happens if our commitment to challenging calamities emerges precisely within, even as, our sense of crisis?



Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:48pm
AEDEI-2018: “Eco-Fictions Irish Studies”. Santiago de Compostela, Spain
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Nature, the landscape and the environment have enjoyed a recurrent presence, indeed have been constant protagonists, in Irish literature and culture.This wild isolated island, originally feared or even despised by foreigners progressively became that romanticized, pre-modern Arcadia imagined by tourists from the early twentieth century onwards. The once desolated and barren landscapes of the Great Hunger were imaginatively recreated as green pastures, nostalgically conjured up by nineteenth- and twentieth-century Irish emigrants across the world.

Disruption, Displacement, and Disorder

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:18am
Society for Utopian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Society for Utopian Studies invites you to submit papers and proposals on the theme, “Disruption, Displacement, and Disorder.” As an interdisciplinary society from its founding, we encourage scholars and practitioners from any academic field to contribute, as well as architects, city planners, artists, musicians whose work relates to utopian thought and possibility, and dystopian realities and visions. Members of intentional communities are also welcome to attend and/or present. Non-theme related papers are welcome.

Abstracts and proposals of up to 250 words for the following:

Chaucer: Sound and Vision, a Conference

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:31pm
University of South Alabama English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Call for Conference Papers


Chaucer: Sound and Vision, October 19th and 20th, 2018


Deadline for Submissions: May 1, 2018


Name of Organization: University of South Alabama


Contact Email:



ASA 2018 Roundtable, "American Studies in the Plantationocene: Emergent Methods for the Long Emergency"

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:22pm
Joyce Chaplin, Harvard University, and Rebecca Evans, Winston-Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

The term "Plantationocene" has recently been proposed to describe the extractive and alienating processes of racial capitalism that have undergirded imperialism, racial slavery, environmental degradation, and climate colonialism. We invite proposals that interrogate this term in relation to the methods and field imaginaries of American Studies. Proposals may address questions such as: How does the Plantationocene inflect or change practices of periodization, (trans)national studies, and disciplinary boundaries within American Studies? What histories and texts take on new or different significance in the context of the Plantationocene? How has or hasn't the field begun to address the Plantationocene? How can we teach (in) the Plantationocene?

Need one additional essay for Doing Vegan Studies (immediately)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:37am
Laura Wright, Professor of English, Western Carolina University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

I am editing the collection "Doing Vegan Studies," which is under contract for publication in the “Cultural Ecologies of Food in the 21st Century” series published by the University of Nevada Press and slated for publication in 2018. I have a great set of contributors and essays, but due to a contributor being unable to complete an essay, I’ve lost a valuable contribution on veganism and race. I am hoping to solicit an essay that addresses this topic in a compelling and original way. Potential topics include – but are not limited to:

Veganism as perceived white identity category

Problematic comparisons between human slavery and the enslavement of animals

Veganism and Black Lives Matter

Veganism as postcolonial strategy

Aelurus Graduate Literary Journal

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 2:51pm
Weber State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

About Aelurus

Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students. We welcome the perspectives of all people and are committed to furthering diversity in academia. Papers from all topical categories are welcome.


Submission Guidelines:

Diffractive Reading

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:35am
Prof. Dr. Kai Merten, University of Erfurt
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2018

Following a lecture-cum-workshop in January 2017 with Birgit Kaiser and Kathrin Thiele on the topic of “Diffraction” in Erfurt, the Erfurt Research Network on New Materialism (ENNM) developed an interest in the idea of reading literary (and other) texts diffractively. Therefore, we are looking for contributions for a book proposal for the Book Series New Critical Humanities (series editors Birgit M. Kaiser, Timothy O’Leary and Kathrin Thiele), at Rowman & Littlefield International. The publication will be an edited volume of articles on the notion of “Diffractive Reading”.