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Anthology Call: Craft Essays from Marginalized Perspectives

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:02am
Human/Kind Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

Human/Kind Press seeks submissions of craft essays for an anthology exploring connections between identity and narrative craft. How can a marginalized identity bring a new perspective to how writing works? How can a marginalized identity challenge and/or complicate an old idea about how writing works? Essays should explore the connection between at least one marginalized identity and one craft element of fiction (such as characterization, interiority, or verisimilitude). This anthology seeks to give a platform to writers of diverse backgrounds and identities, including but not limited to queer writers, writers of color, and disabled/chronically ill writers. 1,500-4,500 word craft essays accepted. No submission fee. Contributors will be paid $20.

Shrewsbury's Darwin

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:59am
Gaynor Llewellyn-Jenkins. University of Chester
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

 ‘I was Born a Naturalist’: Charles Darwin and Shrewsbury 

Friday 3rd July 2020, University Centre Shrewsbury. 

We would like to invite you to a one-day symposium exploring Darwin’s origins in Shropshire. We will discuss the effects of Shrewsbury and its surrounding area on the young Charles Darwin. What were the influences of the Darwin and Wedgwood family members on Darwin’s ambitions? What role did female relatives such as his mother Susannah Darwin (née Wedgwood) and his sister Caroline have on Darwin’s formation as a scientist?  

Keynote Speakers:  

2020 MMLA Conference “Cultures of Collectivity" (Dickens)

Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 7:43pm
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Call for Papers for the Dickens Society

at the

2020 MMLA Conference

“Cultures of Collectivity”

Milwaukee, WI

November 5-8, 2020 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center


First Generation PhDs in the Academy

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:45pm
MLA 2021 Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

"While there is a growing and prominent literature on the experiences of first-generation undergraduate students, there is a lack of research on the experiences of first-generation graduate students. People tend to assume that if someone makes it through the bachelor’s degree, they enter graduate school on a level playing field." - Bailey Smolarek, Inside Higher Ed

This proposed roundtable session for MLA 2021 seeks to explore the challenges and experiences faced by first-generation PhDs, both as graduate students and in their post-graduate careers. Some possible topics for exploration include:

Hwa Kang English Journal

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:54pm
Department of English Language and Literature, Chinese Culture University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Call for Papers

Hwa Kang English JournalVol. 25 (July 2020)


Writing Across the Curriculum (MMLA) (Deadline Extended)

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 7:30pm
Alejandra Ortega / Purdue University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

The Midwest Modern Language Association’s 2020 conference theme is “Cultures of Collectivity.” The conference will take place November 5-8 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Writing Across the Curriculum permanent session will explore this theme by considering how writing pedagogy can encourage students to make connections between their sense of self and the community at large. Academia is rarely limited to the space of the classroom. Often lines between the individual student, the university space, and the local community blur to facilitate a deeper engagement with learning.

Topics might include, but are not limited to:

Alienation and De-alienation in the Composition Classroom (CEA at MLA 2021)

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 4:15pm
Andrew Beutel/College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 7, 2020

This panel, sponsored by the College English Association, explores how the concept of alienation can be applied to a field in which it has not received very much attention: composition pedagogy. Generally meaning an undesirable separation between self and world (i.e., other human beings, nature, and social roles, norms, and institutions), alienation has been analyzed in various contexts by philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, theologians, and critical theorists. While it came to be viewed as problematic and outmoded with the rise of postmodernism, the concept is far from obsolete today. On the contrary, alienation remains both a widely experienced psychosocial issue and a vital theoretical and diagnostic tool.

The 2020 ELLAK International Conference “The Age of AI and Machine Translation: What Can Language, Literature, and Education Do?”

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:02pm
English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

2020 Call for Papers: The 2020 ELLAK International Conference

“The Age of AI and Machine Translation: What Can Language, Literature, and Education Do?”


- Organized by the English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)

- Venue: Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea

- Date: December 17-19, 2020

- Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2020

- Notification of Acceptance: August 15, 2020

- Deadline of papers for the proceedings: October 31, 2020