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Submissions sought for upcoming issue of journal

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:13pm
REPUBLICA INTELLIGENTSIA: A Journal of Literature and Thought
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

We are looking for papers, stories, and poetry for the new issue of Republica Intelligentsia. Specifically, we are looking for literary texts that are explicitly philosophical, or philosophical texts, which cross into the realm of literature. For this issue, we want pieces critical of the current turn towards conservatism. Works tackling the environmental crisis, late capitalism, and LGBTQI studies will be considered. For more information and to make a submission, please visit

Early Modern Drama and Ecocriticism

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:14pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

This panel seeks papers about any aspect of Early Modern Drama and Ecocriticism. Presenters are welcome to address the SAMLA 89 theme, as well as themes important to the study of Early Modern drama and Ecocriticism (i.e. nature, ecology, anthropocentrism, recycling, and sustainability). Responses to some of the following boundary transgressions in popular culture are particularly encouraged: How does Early Modern drama alert audiences to the materiality and interconnectivity of human subjectivity? How do the storms, anatomy lessons, catalogues of plants and animals, and forests in the old plays we read inform the contemporary climate crisis? How does Early Modern drama complicate the “anthropo” of the Anthropocene?

Bridging Gaps: Where is the Critic in Television Journalism?

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 11:48am
Centre for Media & Celebrity Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 21, 2017



Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) 5th International Conference

Bridging Gaps: Where is the Critic in Television Journalism?

CUNY School of Journalism
New York City, USA
August 31-September 1, 2017

Conference Keynote Speakers:

Andrew Mendelson
Associate Dean & Professor, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

P. David Marshall

Professor & Personal Chair in New Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Deakin University

Conference Key Media Speaker:

Debilitating Spaces

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:10pm
19th-century American forum
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

MLA 2018 (4-7 Jan, NYC) The 19th-century American forum is seeking abstracts for a panel proposal onDebilitating Spaces. This panel will interrogate geographies of physical or psycho-social debilitation across the long nineteenth century. How did spatial configurations of race, class, gender, sexuality, able-bodiedness, and environment distribute and/or inflect experiences of debilitation? Please send an abstract, contact info, and a brief bio to Hsuan L. Hsu ( by March 15.  

Special Issue of NANO: The Anthropocene

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:32pm
Kyle Wiggins, Boston University and Brandon Krieg, Westminster College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017

NANO: New American Notes Online

Issue 13 Call for Papers

Due by: December 2, 2017

Special Issue: The Anthropocene

Guest Editors: Kyle Wiggins and Brandon Krieg 

Criteria -- A Conference on Critical Design

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:01pm
MENA Design Research Center - Beirut, Lebanon
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

The MENA Design Research Center <> is pleased to host an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the value of critical theory to design, arts, social sciences, and media. The conference aims to encourage interdisciplinary engagement that brings together academics and practitioners to share knowledge on how critical theory encourages social change by challenging assumptions about the status quo.

The Apocalyptic Imaginary in (post-) 9/11 Literature and Culture

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:02pm
ASAP (Association for the Study of Arts of the Present)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

This panel will explore themes and representational strategies of 9/11 and/or the apocalypse in post-9/11 literature and culture (movies, television, painting, music, etc.).

Questions to consider include but are not limited to:

How do artists (broadly conceived) try to capture the singularity of 9/11 as a world historical event?  Alternatively, how and why do they resist notions of singularity, protesting the idea that it was a day after which “everything changed” forever?

How has this historical moment altered our conceptions either human nature or of ecological systems more generally?

How has Islamophobia been encoded in grotesque representations of the Other? 


Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:03pm
Literary Undergraduate Research in English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017


I am the editor-in-chief with the Literary Undergraduate Research in English (LURe) at the University of West Georgia and I am writing to inform you that we are now accepting submissions for our next issue. Here is some some information, and if you will, please forward this to professors and English students:

-    We accept UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH essays no longer than 20 pages in literature, film, cultural studies, and theory

-    The deadline is Feb. 28, 2017