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Life After the Fall: Ruins in the Literary and Cultural Imaginary

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 4:20pm
Department of English Thirteenth Graduate Student Conference University of Ottawa
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 13, 2019

Life After the Fall: Ruins in the Literary and Cultural Imaginary Department of English Thirteenth Graduate Student Conference University of Ottawa February 28th- March 1st 2020



We are most interested in thinking about how ruins might be figured not only as the ending of something, but also as the beginning of something else.

Hannah McGregor, Julie Rak, & Erin Wunker, Refuse: CanLit in Ruins

And on the Pedestal, these words appear: My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings; Look on my Works ye Mighty and despair! Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Ozymandias”

ENGLISH and englishes: Culture, Power, Politics in a Neo-liberalist Regime

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 4:22pm
Department of English, Bankura University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 10, 2019

The destiny of English / englishes was perhaps foreshadowed long back in 1975 by George Steiner in his Presidential Address to the English Association in London: “…the linguistic centre of English has shifted”. This shifting terrain came to be further reified in terms of expansive movements beyond the borders of traditionally recognised territories.

With the exhaustion of postcolonial models, it is time we tried to break free of conventional straitjackets. In a neo-liberalist world order, that almost runs co-extensive with the free market economy and transnational political diplomacy, cultural disciplinary models are establishing an innovative paradigm shift.

call for paper journal : International Journal of Education (IJE)

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 5:47am
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019

International Journal of Education (IJE)

ISSN : 1839-519N 2974-5962 (Print)

*****October issue *****  



Teaching Black and Brown Childhood: Race, Ethnicity, and Young Adult Novels the Classroom

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:14pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In the midst of the election of the Trump administration, the growing racial tensions that coalesced into the violent protests in Charlottesville, and the rising rates of hate crimes committed against black and brown individuals, there has been a slew of young adult novels published by writers of color that tackle the ways in which young people within these communities must simultaneously navigate the complexities of childhood while also confronting racism, xenophobia, homophobia, and police brutality.

Multimodal Composition in Multilingual Contexts

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 11:43am
Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging Pedagogies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

Special Issue Editors:

Shyam B. Pandey, Purdue University

Ai-Chu Elisha Ding, Ball State University

Santosh Khadka, California State University Northridge 


Grammar / Linguistics at CEA 3/26-3/28/20

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 4:42pm
Linda Di Desidero/ College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers: Grammar and Linguistics at CEA 2020


March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on all areas of Grammar/Linguistics for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at

Conference Theme

Attending to Literature

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:46pm
Harriet Lander / University of Nottingham
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019


We invite paper proposals for a British Academy funded interdisciplinary symposium on the concept of attention, to be held at the University of Nottingham School of English on the 3rd December. The symposium has three aims:

1. To allow researchers who work on similar questions from different disciplines to interact for the purpose of developing future collaborations and networks;

2. To provide a training opportunity for ECRs in engagement and outreach, allowing participants to practice bringing the specifics of their research to bear on an issue of public concern (attention);

National Seminar on Contemporary British Fiction: Texts and Contexts

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:46pm
Department of English Dibrugarh University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019



Call for papers:  National Seminar on Contemporary British Fiction: Texts and Contexts

19-21 December, 2019

Department of English, Dibrugarh University

Un/Tethered: Cather on the Cusp of the 1920s

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:27pm
National Willa Cather Center
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

For Cather and for the nation, the dawn of the 1920s was a tumultuous time, marked by new freedoms and new entanglements. The Great War had ended and women had won the right to vote, but 1919’s Red Summer and Palmer Raids signalled lingering social discord. Into this unsettled world, Willa Cather brought out Youth and the Bright Medusa, her collection of short stories that marked her departure from Houghton Mifflin and launched her long and successful partnership with a new publisher, Alfred Knopf. In the stories of Youth and the Bright Medusa, Cather’s artists move through a world that is by turns inspiring and enervating.

International Conference on Children's Studies

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:56pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019

Childhood is a crucial stage in the formation of personality, value orientations, self-image and ideas about the world. However, the subject of childhood has become the target of research relatively recently. A wide range of problems and an interdisciplinary approach to this phenomenon have extended the boundaries of the academic and professional research interests. Nowadays, the study of children and childhood is an integral part of the humanities and social sciences. We invite psychologists, educators, sociologists, anthropologists, cultural and literary scholars, historians, art experts, lawyers, linguists and specialists in other fields to participate in the conference.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to: