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[REMINDER] Call for Papers: Cold War Narratives Reimagined (DUE DEC. 15)

Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 1:30pm
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Yale University

Yale University, April 8-9, 2016
Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2015

Keynote speaker: Lilya Kaganovsky, Associate Professor of Slavic, Comparative Literature, and Film at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

VISAWUS 2016 Conference: Transgressions, Austin, TX September 29-October 1, 2016

Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 10:50am
Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States (VISAWUS)

The Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies of the Western United States invites papers on transgressions of established boundaries, ways of seeing transgression, those who transgressed, and behaviors or beliefs that were seen as transgressive in the nineteenth century. Papers may address the following (though participants do not have to restrict their proposals to these suggestions):

Mad Men: The Conference, MTSU May 26-28, 2016, Submission deadline 12/31/2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 10:06am
Dr Michael N Goddard, University of Salford

Mad Men: The Conference

Location: Middle Tenneesee State University, near Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Date: May 26-28, 2016

Convened by the College of Media and Entertainment and the College of Liberal Arts at Middle Tennessee State University, USA, and The School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford, UK.

Milton Special Session / RMMLA Convention Oct 6-8, 2016

Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 3:38am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Papers on any aspect of Milton for the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center Oct 6-8, 2016. Email 200-300 word proposals by March 1, 2016 to or All proposals are acknowledged. You do not have to be a member of RMMLA to propose a paper, but you should become a member by April 1 to be listed in the program. For further conference information, access the RMMLA website at

C PRACSIS International Conference on History, Theory and Writing 11&12January 2016 • Changanassery, Kerala, India

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 10:28pm
Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia In Association with The Institute of Social Justice, Australian Catholic University and The Department of English, SB College Changanassery.

C PRACSIS announces its 2016 edition of International Conference on 'History, Theory and Writing'. Nikolas Kompridis, Director, Institute for Social Justice and Research Professor in Philosophy and Political Thought at Australian Catholic University, North Sydney Campus will deliver the keynote address. Allison Weir, Professor in Social and Political 
Philosophy and Gender Studies at the Institute for Social Justice, Australian Catholic University will be the plenary speaker.

Octavia Butler essay collection

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 4:57pm
Martin Japtok and Rafiki Jenkins

We invite essays on any aspect of Octavia Butler's multi-faceted work, from her continued exploration of the topics of domination, slavery, symbiosis, and exploitation, to her ecological vision, to her exploration of gender systems, to genre considerations, etc. etc. Essays from 3000 to 5000 words are recommended (MLA format).
Please send essays to either Martin Japtok ( or Rafiki Jenkins ( by May 15, 2016.

London and the Globe: The Literary London Society's Annual Conference

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 4:11pm
Literary London Society

Dear friends,

You are warmly invited to the Literary London Society's annual conference. To acknowledge this year of Shakespearean celebrations, the conference theme in 2016 will be 'London and the Globe'. This event will follow the trace of London's transnational connections across historical periods and through novelistic, dramatic, poetic and other modes of expression. Please see attachment or follow this link for the full call for papers:

6-8 July 2016

London and the Globe

Hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London

Deadline for submissions: 15 February 2016

CFP, Panel(s): The Business of Literature: Authorship, Publishing, Aesthetics

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 12:54pm
Vance Byrd and Ervin Malakaj

CFP, Panel(s): The Business of Literature: Authorship, Publishing, Aesthetics
Fortieth Annual German Studies Association Conference
September 29 – October 2, San Diego, CA

In the context of expanding literary markets throughout the nineteenth century, this series of panels seeks to foreground new approaches that consider how evolving publishing practices impacted the production of literary texts. Papers might address issues such as:

Play Me a Story: Videogames as Narrative

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 7:52am
Lancaster University

Despite the exponential rise of videogames in contemporary culture (the gaming industry now being more lucrative than film) critical consideration of games as narrative texts remains in its infancy. Writing in The Guardian newspaper, Naomi Alderman recently argued that videogames could – indeed should – be the greatest storytelling medium of our age. However, narrative in videogames exists on the margins of literary acceptance, and although digital texts are increasingly attracting scholarly interest, this usually refers to the written word in a digital context, rather than an audio-visual narrative representation that the player interacts with.

[UPDATE] Bodies at Work: Reimagining the Lines of (Re)Production

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 9:35pm
UTA English Graduate Conference

Bodies at Work: Reimagining the Lines of (Re)Production
April 7-8, 2016, The University of Texas at Arlington
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2015
Conference Chairs: Stephanie Peebles Tavera, Robert LaRue
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Theresa M. Towner, Professor of Literary Studies in the Arts & Humanities Department at the University of Texas at Dallas

[UPDATE] Acacia Group's Philip K. Dick Conference April 29-30 [JANUARY 15 Deadline]

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 7:46pm
The Acacia Group at California State University, Fullerton

Call for Papers for the Acacia Group's Philip K. Dick Conference to be held at Cal State Fullerton, April 29-30, 2016. Confirmed Special Guests: Dr. Ursula Heise, Jonathan Lethem, Tim Powers and James Blaylock.

Deadline for proposals: Interested individuals should submit a titled, 250-word abstract and complete contact information—name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), mail and email addresses, and telephone number—by January 15. Submission email:

Our theme: Philip K. Dick, Here and Now.

[UPDATE] Re/Considering (In)humanity/ies: A Graduate Conference in Reno, 26-27 February 2016

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 6:21pm
College of Liberal Arts Graduate Symposium (CLAGS)

Re/Considering (In)humanity/ies
The 6th annual College of Liberal Arts Graduate Symposium (CLAGS)
Conference Date: February 26-27, 2016
Conference Location: University of Nevada, Reno
Submission Deadline [UPDATED]: December 15th, 2015
Submission Address:

Keynotes: Beauvais Lyons, "Prank Theory"

Call for Papers:

The submission deadline is hereby extended. Submissions will be accepted until 15 December 2015.