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Call for Special Issues

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 2:20pm
PLL: Papers on Language and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Papers on Language and Literature is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to
Digital Humanities
Literary Translation
Print Culture
PLL is a generalist publication that is committed to publishing work on a variety of literatures, languages, and chronological periods. We accept proposals year-round. We are a quarterly and expect to publish a special issue once a year, every year. The specific volume and issue will be determined later, depending on the editors’ schedule.

&Now 2019: Points of Convergence

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 2:06pm
Amaranth Borsuk / University of Washington, Bothell
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

&Now 2019: Points of ConvergenceKeynotes:Barbara Browning,
LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs,
& Nathaniel Mackey

September 19-22, 2019

University of Washington, Bothell


2019 Cormac McCarthy Conference

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:41pm
Cormac McCarthy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Fall 2019 Cormac McCarthy Conference


August 29 – September 1, 2019

Keynote speaker:  David Krakauer, President of the Santa Fe Institute


The Cormac McCarthy Society announces its next U.S. conference, to be held in Austin, Texas.  We’ll return to the downtown Hilton, the site of our conference in 2017, right in the midst of Austin’s funky restaurant and music scene. 


Science and Fiction Panel Deadline Extended

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:53am
MMLA Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 19, 2019

Taking up the MMLA conference theme, “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgängers,” the panel for Science and Fiction seeks proposals engaging the presence of the double in fiction inflected or inspired by science, medicine, or technology; the fields’ theories or methods; or their practitioners. Oftentimes, the double is associated with the horror genre and presented as emblematic of Freud’s ideas about the uncanny, or the unheimlich (unhomely is the literal translation). The term describes the feeling of unease or fear one gets from experiencing something familiar turned uncomfortably strange. Fred Botting, however, notes that horror and science fiction each “give form to a sense of otherness” (Botting, 2008, 131).

Chapter proposals for Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:30am
Western Carolina University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019


I have been approached by Routledge Press to edit a Handbook on Vegan Studies for the press’s Environment and Sustainability division. Handbooks are typically 30-35 chapters, with each chapter being roughly 6000 words. They aim to provide a cutting edge, comprehensive assessment of the field and will be an essential reference title and benchmark publication for the subject. 


I am seeking proposals for chapters for the handbook that reflect knowledge of the field and that build on extant work in the discipline. Such proposals might include but are not limited to 


Vegan Studies . . . 



Key figures 

Relationship to animal studies

And critical race studies

Public Arts and Humanities Writing Workshop

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 4:41pm
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 29, 2019

Deadline Extended: Public Arts and Humanities Writing Workshop 

ASAP/11: Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present

Ecologies of the Present. 10-12 October 2019. University of Maryland

GAM.16 - gewohnt: un/common

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:00am
GAM | Faculty of Architecture | Graz University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 3, 2019


gewohnt: un/common


Performance Research, special issue: "On Dark Ecologies"

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 4:01pm
Performance Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 6, 2019

Timothy Morton describes dark ecology as ‘ecological awareness, dark-depressing. Yet ecological awareness is also dark-uncanny. And strangely it is dark-sweet.’ The concept of dark ecology represents a crucial intervention in the current moment of political conservatism and climate change denial and enables a focused exploration of a wide range of issues relating to performance and ecology. Human activity on the planet is responsible for a number of ecological and political dilemmas, including (but not limited to) global climate change, pollution, leaking pipelines, fragmentation of ecosystems, diminishing natural resources and nuclear meltdowns.