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CFP for Special Issue of Journal of Narrative Theory: Bodies/Ojects/Agents

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 1:33pm
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory invites submissions that explore the questions and tensions that emerge when posthumanism and new materialism engage with feminist, anti-racist, queer, and trans* activism. Considering the rise in academic discourse of posthumanism and new materialism is concurrent with striking and strident attacks on women's reproductive freedom, black lives, labor unions, and trans* rights, we invite papers that analyze these political moments and critical modes in tandem with one another.

New Directions in the History of Rhetoric

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:43am
National Communication Association / American Society for the History of Rhetoric
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 27, 2017

What are some new directions in the history of rhetoric? What avenues of rhetorical history remain unexplored or underexplored? What new methodologies or theories should historians of rhetoric make special use of? This panel solicits papers that address these and related questions, and particularly papers that address how new directions in the history of rhetoric speak to the relevance of rhetorical studies. This is a proposed ASHR session for NCA 2017, which will be held in Dallas on November 16-19, 2017. Please send a cv and a 250-word abstract to Brandon Katzir ( by March 27. 

Reminder: 64th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, September 29-Oct 1, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2:11pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 64th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Webster University in St. Louis, MO, September 29-Oct 1, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Tammy Proctor of Utah State University, and the plenary address will be given by Jonathan Sawday from Saint Louis University.

MLA 2018: Renaissance and Medieval Terms of Endearment

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2:11pm
Pamela Kirkpatrick, University of Arkansas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2017


MLA, January 2018, New York: Seeking proposals to a non-guaranteed session about kinship terminology or terms of endearment used for friends and foes. For example, in The Song of Roland, characters use sarcasm to describe enemies as friends, and interestingly, demeaning monikers are used to chastise friends. What do these epithets say about the cultural boundaries between friends and enemies in medieval and renaissance literature? Please send 500 word proposal and CV by 20 March 2017 to Pamela Kirkpatrick ( ). Also, please email questions or comments. If proposal is accepted, attendant must be an MLA member by 7 April 2017, per MLA guidelines.


[UPDATE] Figuring Race: Special issue of The Comparatist

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2:12pm
Zahi Zalloua / The Comparatist
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
Topic: Figuring Race
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)

We welcome contributions that examine the notion of race in comparative studies and literary theory. How do we imagine, represent, and construct race today? What role does race play in the Humanities? How do we talk about race in an ideologically color blind society? How does racial difference relate to other type of differences? Can we foreground race while avoiding both the pitfalls of identity politics and the depoliticization of race by neoliberalism? Topics of interest could include:

Black Lives Matter

Critical Race Theory

Solidarity Movements



Religion and Literature Permanent Section (MMLA 2017)

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:19pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

In keeping with the MMLA conference theme, “Arts and Activism,” the Religion and Literature permanent section welcomes proposals that address works and writers who explore the ways in which religion and activism intersect. Papers may ask questions such as (but not limited to): How do writers address the social and/or political forces that encourage either religious conversion or loss of faith? How do writers examine radical disbelief? What are the influences of religious conservatism on social movements? How do religious movements shape secular culture and vice versa? How do religious movements influence secular social and civil rights movements and vice versa? How do race, ethnicity, gender and/or sexuality influence religious activist movements?

MLA Working Group: Entanglements of Power and Difference: Toward a Pedagogical Praxis

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:31pm
Modern Language Association 2018 (Working Group)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

This working group aims to bring critical theories of power and difference to bear on developing innovative and radical pedagogical approaches to issues of difference, diversity, and inclusivity. Please submit a 300-500 word abstract and short bio.

International Conference: Digital Imaginaries of the South: Stories of Belonging and Uprooting in Hispanic Cinemas

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:31pm
Research Group TECMERIN from the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017

International Conference

"Digital Imaginaries of the South: Stories of Belonging and Uprooting in Hispanic Cinemas"

October 18-20, 2017
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid / Casa de América (Madrid)
International Film Conference (IV TECMERIN Academic Meeting)