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Transnational Families: Cross-Border Kinship and Networks of Support

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 11:59am
Dr. Jocelyn Frelier
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 10, 2019

Transnational Families

Cross-Border Kinship and Networks of Support


2019 NWSA Annual Conference

San Francisco, CA - Nov. 14-17


Subtheme Seven: Art, Performance, Literary, and Visual Culture


I seek abstracts of 250-300 words to assemble a panel for NWSA on cultural studies representations of transnational, transcultural families. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): 

-       queer kinship and family of choice

-       migration, diaspora and refugee studies

MCLLM: Narrative Foundations and Shifting Spheres

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 9:00am
Midwest Conference on Literature, Language, and Media
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

Midwest Conference on Literature, Language and Media

April 12-13, 2019




Conference Date: April 12th-13th, 2019

Deadline for Proposals: February 15th, 2019

Theme: “Narrative Foundations and Shifting Spheres”


Page 23 Literary Conference at Denver Pop Culture Con

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 2:02pm
Page 23 / Pop Culture Classroom
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

Call for Papers, Panels, and PresentationsPage 23 LitConMay 31-June 2


500-word abstracts for papers, panels, creative presentations, roundtables, or any other appropriate event offering a critical approach on comics and pop culture are being accepted for a scholarly conference at

DENVER POP CULTURE CON at the Colorado Convention Center           DENVER, CO      MAY 31-JUNE 2, 2019


Rhetorics of Reproductive Justice in Public and Civic Contexts

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 2:01pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Recent reports reveal that the U.S. has the highest rate of maternal deaths in the developed world, particularly among low-income, rural, and African American women (NPR, 2017). Changes to the Supreme Court endanger the viability of Roe v. Wade. In Iowa, a judge threatens to ban nearly all abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected (NPR, 2018). In Wisconsin, the state legislature rejects the repeal of the “cocaine mom law,” which opponents argue forces undue medical care on pregnant women (Reuters, 2017). These reproductive threats are not limited to only women’s rights.

The Family: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:24am
Dr Robert Fisher
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2019

The Family: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
Saturday 31st August 2019 - Sunday 1st September 2019
Lisbon, Portugal

MLA 2020: Early Modern Resilience: Shakespeare and Beyond

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 3:41pm
Christina M. Squitieri
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2019

MLA 2020: "Early Modern Resilience: Shakespeare and Beyond," Special Session

How does early modern literature portray the resilience of women or other marginalized groups in times of crisis? What strength or power is found in resilience? Is resilience similar to #resist, the experience of domestic violence, or #metoo? How can we understand resilience within feminist criticism, critical race theory, post-colonialism, or other methodologies? How does resilience change our reading (or performance) of a text, and can we begin to theorize the way resilience functions in the early modern world? All texts from the early modern world and all methodologies welcome.

EXTENDED: Twenty-First Century TV Witches from Charmed to Sabrina

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 5:18pm
Aaron Ho / Beijing Institute of Technology Zhuhai
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 4, 2019

I am currently looking for a few more essays for the collection on TV Witches. These proposals should NOT be on Sabrina (I have enough essays on Sabrina); all other TV shows are welcome. The new deadline has been extended to Feb 4th. The original CFP is as follows: 



Sabrina: I want freedom and power.

Prudence: He will never give you that. The Dark Lord. The thought of you, of any of us, having both terrifies him.

Sabrina: Why is that?

Prudence: He is a man, isn’t he?