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Reading the Landscape

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:25am
Graduate Literature Student Association of City College of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

“Reading the Landscape”

The Second Annual City College of New York Graduate Literature Conference

Conference Date: May 17, 2019

Submission Deadline: April 5, 2019

Landscapes inspire contemplation. Some consider landscapes to be natural while others see them as something created by effacing people and their work. Much literature centers on relationships between people and landscapes and how these relationships are shaped by economic forces.

Ephemeral Modernisms

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:01am
MSA Toronto (October 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 2, 2019

W.B. Yeats’ 1919 paradigmatic claim that “things fall apart, the centre cannot hold” encapsulates the twentieth-century fascination with figuring and conceptualizing the inevitability of instability and the certainty of entropy. For this panel, we are seeking papers on modernisms or modernist studies that dwell in the crumbling center. Approaches may include an investigation of:










MLA2020 CFP: Railways, Speed, and Accidents

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:01am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

“To invent the train is to invent the rail accident of derailment” (Paul Virilio, The Original Accident 10). From the 19th century onward, the intervention of speed upon and across the landscape has created zones of contact between non-human animals and machines that resulted in numerous crashes, deaths, derailments and a wide variety of events that we know as accidents. With the speed of modern time, railway accidents involving humans and animals became a common theme of literary texts, travel books, journal reports, legal discussions, as well as photography and motion pictures. One of the early depictions of moving trains, J. M. W.

Local Alignments, Global Upheaval: Re-Imagining Peace, Legitimacy, Jurisdiction and Authority

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:51am
Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) & Peace and Conflict Studies - Canadian Association (PACS-Can)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Local Alignments, Global Upheaval: Re-Imagining Peace, Legitimacy, Jurisdiction and Authority

Annual conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) & Peace and Conflict Studies - Canadian Association (PACS-Can)

October 4-6, 2019 | Canadian Mennonite University: Winnipeg, Canada

Skip me right to the proposal submission form!

Proposal Submission Deadline: May 1, 2019

Draft Schedule Released: Early June, 2019


Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:49am
"Earth, Sea, Sky," in association with TORCH at University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

September 19th-20th, TORCH, University of Oxford

“Earth, Sea, Sky” is an international environmental humanities research network

( Our central aims are 1. to examine the varied and

contested medieval and early modern approaches to the natural world, and 2. to

consider how this premodern archive resonates with environmental degradation and

global warming in our current moment. In three linked symposia we will focus on each

domain of “Earth, Sea, Sky.”


Levinas Conference: "Vulnerability"

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 8:21am
North American Levinas Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

The 14th Annual Conference of the North American Levinas Society

Drake University - Des Moines, Iowa


July 23 - 26, 2019  


NALS welcomes submissions on all topics relevant to the work of Emmanuel Levinas, but we especially encourage topics that address the conference theme, “Vulnerability,” including but not limited to:


Crosscurrents in Lawrence Studies

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:26am
D.H. Lawrence Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019


CFP for MLA 2020, Jan. 9-12, Seattle, Washington.

Explorations of crosscurrents in Lawrence between genres, literary periods, political ideologies, etc., responses to race/ethnicity, queer and feminist interventions, masculinity.

Please submit a 300 word abstract plus a short bio.

CRITICAL RECEPTION of John Steinbeck's The Pearl

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:49am
Laura Nicosia/Montclair State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019


Seeking chapter submission for a Critical Insights volume on John Steinbeck’s The Pearl under contract with Salem/Grey House Publishers. Known for its simplicity and universal themes of greed, power, and economic oppression, The Pearl was originally published in installments in Women’s Home Companion (1945) with its original title, “The Pearl of the World.”  The Pearl is universally appreciated for its accessibility, classroom applications, and suitability to theoretical approaches. With current trends and political climate considered, it is time to revisit this classic text for a contemporary audience.