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Fluidity of Place: Creative and Analytical Interpretation of Place as Fluid

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:13am
University of South Florida, English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 22, 2018

Fluidity of Place: Creative and Analytical Interpretation of Place as Fluid 

deadline for abstract: 

October 22, 2018


November 9, 2018

contact email:


In this place we want your home or where you’ve left it.

We want your travels, your definitions, your dream homes,  your place in place—your rank. 

Not limited but may include a critical take on a novel, poem, film, art, or place. 

How water represents a way to erase.

Not limited but may include your specific coordinates. 

Your quiet place, that water.

NeMLA creative session: Portuguese and/or Canadian texts: Borders, Postcolonialism, Saudade, and 'the North'

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 12:36pm
Angela Ferreira/University of Alberta
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Call for creative proposals for NeMLA 2018 in Washington D.C. March 21-24, 2019.

This creative session asks participants to write through a Portuguese and/or Canadian perspective in regards to borders, postcolonialism, saudade or 'the North'. The work focuses on understandings of these themes; the idea is to bring together a blend a contemporary national and/or personal views. The participant should write on either Portugal or Canada; there can be a Luso-Canadian view but this is not required for all entries. The goal is to understand and question nationhood through geography (landscapes), politics (economy), and culture (the self and the community).

Chair: Angela Ferreira, University of Alberta

Association for Asian American Studies panel proposal: Crazy Rich Asians (April 25-27, 2019, Madison, WI)

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:16am
Association for Asian American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 24, 2018

Call for papers for Crazy Rich Asians proposed panel at the Association for Asian American Studies meeting (April 25-27, 2019, Madison, WI)

The online publics hailed by the 2018 film Crazy Rich Asians have done a remarkable job in providing lively counterpoints to the film’s surface celebration of Han Chinese diasporic wealth. The superabundance of social media posts and thinkpieces on the film have grappled with critiques of heteronormativity, wealth porn and wealth gaps, the ongoing effects of British and Chinese colonialisms in Southeast Asia, racial performativity, visibility politics, the political economy of Asian American representation in Hollywood, and much more.

2019 GSWG Conference

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:06am
Christopher Newport University and Norfolk State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Christopher Newport University’s

College of Arts and Humanities, in partnership with Norfolk State University,

seeks abstracts for the forthcoming conference on the


Global Status of Women and Girls

to be held at CNU, March 21-23, 2019


We are pleased to announce that the theme for this year’s conference is: 


Understanding Women’s Lives and Resistance in the Past and Present

Literary Encyclopedia - Indigenous Literatures CFP

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:47am
Padraig Kirwan/Literary Encyclopedia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019



CALL FOR PAPERS – Indigenous Writing and Culture of North America – Canada and the United States


The Literary Encyclopedia at is looking for qualified writers to enhance its coverage of Indigenous writing and culture of the United States and Canada. The list below is not comprehensive or final, and new proposals of writers/ works/context essays that are not currently listed in our database are also welcome. However, we will prioritize articles on writers and works frequently studied in university courses, and those that are highly topical and well-known.


Southern Studies Conference

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:43am
Auburn University at Montgomery
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 22, 2018

CFP: Southern Studies Conference, Auburn University at Montgomery, AL, February 1-2, 2019
Reminder: Deadline Approaching!

Now in its eleventh year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference, hosted by Auburn University at Montgomery, explores themes related to the American South across a wide array of disciplines and methodologies. Registrants to the two-day interdisciplianry conference enjoy a variety of peer-reviewed panels, two distinguished keynote speakers and a visiting artist, who gives a talk and mounts a gallery exhibition.

Migrant Works in German-Language Literature: Loss of Heimat and (Yugo)nostalgia (NeMLA 2019 Convention)

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:27am
Aleksandra Starcevic / Georgetown University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Yugoslavia’s ties with German-speaking countries are deeply rooted in history. From the Austro-Hungarian Empire, through to the Gastarbeiter program of the 1960s and 1970s, various historical political connections account for why a great number of Yugoslavs live in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland today. In more recent times, the geographical proximity of German-speaking countries made these an accessible safe haven for refugees fleeing Yugoslavia during the wars of the 1990s. To this day, the Yugoslav Wars (1991-2001) remain the most brutal and violent conflict in post-1945 Europe. Following the cessation of violence in the Balkans, many of these refugees returned home, while others chose to stay in their new, adoptive homeland.

Theorizing the Border

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:37am
ACLA 2018 (March 7 - 10, 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

The aim of this seminar is to bring together new theoretical perspectives on the border.  How might contemporary events have introduced new crossings, flows and frictions, realignments and ruptures that invite rethinking of the concept of a border?  All approaches welcome.

Submit paper proposals through the ACLA submission portal: Deadline 9/20/18 @ 9:00 AM EST.