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Podcasting Poetics

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:58am
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

11-12 October 2019

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz


Alyn Euritt (Leipzig)

Patrick Gill (Mainz)



“Not Just Amongst the Gothic: Doubles, Duality, and Doppelgangers in Children’s and Young Adult Literature”

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:38am
Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture Permanent Session/Midwest Modern Language Association Chicago, IL November 14-17, 2019.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

Doubles, duality, and doppelgangers are concepts found and addressed throughout Children’s and Young Adult Literature. While twins, such as those found in the Sweet Valley Highor The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamelseries, may overtly speak to doubling, other considerations, such as the “double-voiced discourse” of young adult literature Mike Cadden explores in “The Irony of Narration in Young Adult Literature,” also speaks to the wide treatment doubles and doubling have received by scholars, critics, and authors of Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Children’s and Young Adult Literature are of wide interest to audiences of children, young adults, and adults alike.

Northeast Pop Culture 2019 Conference - CFP

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:00am
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Apologies for cross posting!

I wanted to inform the list that the NEPCA conference destination has been announced for November 15-16th in Portsmouth, New Hampshire at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel.  We're looking forward to a great conference and have opened up the call for papers.

We have been a well-attended conference for years that offers a welcoming, encouraging and (reasonably) affordable event for graduate students, independent scholars, and scholars of all experience to present their current and forthcoming research.

“Repurposing Chaucer” (MLA 2020 Chaucer Forum)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:22am
MLA Chaucer Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

“Repurposing Chaucer”

(MLA 2020 Chaucer Forum)

What are/should be Chaucerian scholarship’s ethical commitments? What is/could be its relation to Chaucerian adaptations in various media? Gender, sexuality, race, and class; politics of Chaucer scholarship and amateur or creative Chauceriana. 250-word abstracts for roundtable presentations by March 15 to Catherine Sanok ( and Cord Whitaker (

Adaptation: In Service of Cinema or Novel?

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 2:03pm
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Collaborations of cinema with other art forms open up myriad of issues like the medium’s ability to maintain fidelity to the original narrative, its transformation of the original narrative, or its desire to treat the original as only an occasion for a different narrative. Adaptation studies have, as yet, largely concentrated on studying films as derivatives of original works reinforcing Rabindranath Tagore’s observation that “[c]inema is still playing second fiddle to literature.” It is commonly viewed as a presumptuous palimpsest whose merit lies in its techniques of appropriation, intersection, and transformation of the source text.

Extended deadline! Gothic Feminism 3: Technology, Women and Gothic On-Screen

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:43am
Gothic Feminism
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019


EXTENDED DEADLINE! Abstracts accepted until Friday 1st March


Gothic Feminism presents:


Technology, Women, and Gothic-Horror On-Screen 

2 – 3 May 2019

University of Kent


Keynote speaker: Dr Lisa Purse (University of Reading)




Critical Essays on James Wan

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:34am
Matthew Edwards
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Critical Essays on James Wan


Deadline for abstract submissions:  May, 2019


Full name / name of organization:

Matthew Edwards/ Independent Scholar


Contact email:

Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns/Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina).

contact mail:


Critical Essays on James Wan


Edited by Matthew Edwards and Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns


CFP NYC 2019 Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 5:37am
Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

CMCS 8th International Conference

Bridging Gaps: Re-Fashioning Stories for Celebrity Counterpublics

The Terrace Club / Club Quarters (across NBC)
New York City, USA

August 30 – September 1, 2019

Abstract deadline: March 18, 2019


Keynote Speakers:

Dr Andrew Zolides
Communication and Media, Xavier University, USA

Dr Basuli Deb
English and Gender Studies, Rutgers University and CUNY, USA

Portals: A Journal of Comparative Literature

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 11:05am
SFSU Comparative and World Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 11, 2019

Portals: A Journal of Comparative Literature

Spring 2019

The Comparative Literature Student Association (CLSA) at San Francisco State University is accepting submissions for the Spring 2019 edition of the literary journal Portals.

In addition to papers looking across linguistic borders, we invite submissions from those engaging critically with literary topics from an interdisciplinary or comparative perspective. This includes: