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UPDATE: PAMLA 2018 Special Session: Magic and Witchcraft on Stage and Screen

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 9:25am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

UPDATE: Please submit proposals through the PAMLA website at


Proposals are invited for a Special Session of PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) 2018, which will meet November 9-11, 2018, in Bellingham, Washington. The conference theme is “Acting, Roles, Stages,” and we will be contributing papers on ways in which magic and witchcraft have been represented dramatically over the centuries.


CFP: Fourth Wave Feminism in Science Fiction & Fantasy

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 9:08am
Valerie Estelle Frankel, editor
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

This anthology is seeking to define the new kinds of heroines that science fiction/fantasy films and television are producing right now (it may be split into two collections between these types). Multiple proposals are fine (certainly, non-genre programs are doing the same, but for the time being the scope will be limited to scifi and fantasy films). Hunger Games has been chosen as the cutting-off point – films and television should be later than 2012 and have significant heroines. Though the term is imperfect, these heroines will be described as fourth wave feminist – the authors in the collection can be the trendsetters who help define the term.

Victorian Indian Identities - A Two-day Symposium at IIT Madras

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 4:10pm
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Two-day Symposium on 'Victorian Indian Identities' to be hosted in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (Chennai, India) on 6 and 7 June 2018, India, seeks fifteen-minute papers to reengage with the notions of identities that are assumed in relation to the idea of the Indian or “native” within the literatures in English produced within India and Great Britain during Queen Victoria’s reign, both prior to and after her assumption of the role of the Empress of India in 1858.

Graduate Student conference in Comparative Literature, Crossroads VI: Conflicts, Contrasts, and Contradictions

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 3:23pm
UMass Amhesrt
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Crossroads VI: Conflicts, Contrasts, and Contradictions
September 28-30, 2018
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Call for Papers

Conflict: a “competitive or opposing action of incompatibles,” also “the opposition of persons or forces that gives rise to the dramatic action in … fiction” (Merriam Webster);

Contrast: a “juxtaposition of dissimilar elements,” (Merriam Webster) also, in the medical context, a solution of iodine, barium-sulphate or gadolinium, rendering visible that which is otherwise transparent: thus, bringing things to light through negativity;

Queer Literature, Film, and Theory (PAMLA)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:10am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Queer Literature, Film, and Theory  

Refusing to define the boundaries of queer theory, Lauren Berlant and Michael Warner argued in 1995 that it “cannot be assimilated to a single discourse, let alone a propositional program.” In the years since, queer theory has, if anything, become more varied in its methods, its approaches, and its objects. What has persisted is a resistance to assimilation, and a refusal to be pinned down, delimited, or reduced to an abstraction.

Auscultations | Occultations, Listening to the Occult

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:13am
Tuning Speculation VI
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018


Due June 1, 2018

Tuning Speculation VI: Auscultations | Occultations, Listening to the Occult

Keynote Speakers: Jayna Brown (Pratt) and Joyelle McSweeney (Notre Dame) 

November 2 - 4 2018 at The Back Door, 207 S. College Ave, Bloomington IN 47404

Queer Futurity (MSA Columbus)

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 9:45am
Victoria Chandler
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 20, 2018

Queer Futurity (MSA Columbus)

CFP, 2018 Modernist Studies Association conference (“Graphic Modernisms”)

Panel proposal for MSA Columbus, November 8-11 2018


Southeast Asian Media Studies (journal)

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 9:42am
Southeast Asian Media Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Southeast Asian Media Studies
October 2018, Vol. 1, No. 1
December 2018, Vol. 1, No. 2

Explorations in Southeast Asian Media Studies: Theories, Trajectories, and Futures