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Queering the End Times

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 2:57am
Ezra Horbury, University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 6, 2018

Abstract deadline: May 6th 2018
University of Cambridge

"I think the world will come to an end amid the general applause from all the wits who believe that it is a joke." - Søren Kierkegaard

In 2016 and 2017, LGBT homicides more than doubled those of previous years. In 2017, the US President Donald Trump attempted to ban transgender military personnel via twitter. The Doomsday clock is set at two minutes to midnight. In response, the Queer Cultures Research Seminar series (University of Cambridge) is holding a one day conference to address queer engagements with and resistances to the 'end times'.

"Queering Across Borders" Digital Journal Call for Submissions

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:14am
Brown University, LGBTQ Center
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 20, 2018

The LGBTQ Center at Brown University is seeking creative and scholarly submissions for the inaugural issue of the graduate journal Undone: A Legacy of Queer (Re)imaginings. In conjunction with the Center’s 2017-2018 Queer Legacy Series, the first issue, “Queering Across Borders,” takes up queer narratives and methods, particularly as they relate to the border, as it might be variously interpreted, and its crossing.

Eliza Haywood: 300 Years of Love in Excess

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:13am
Manushag N. Powell / Purdue University Early Atlantic Reading Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 20, 2018

2019 marks the 300th anniversary of the publication of Love in Excess, the still-popular work of fiction that launched the print career of one of the most important authors of the entire eighteenth century. The Early Atlantic Reading Group at Purdue University therefore calls for papers and non-fatal enquiries in celebration of all aspects of Eliza Haywood’s work, career, and world (such expansive topics might include bibliography, women’s book history, theatricals, the Hillarians, or even Haywood and Crusoe—which also marks its 300th birthday in 2019). Please send abstracts of approximately 250 words to Manushag N. Powell ( on or before August 20, 2018.

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

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 8:59am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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.


Parenting Through Pop Culture: Making Sure Media Matters

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 2:09pm
Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 4, 2018


Parenting Through Pop Culture: Making Sure Media Matters


TO SUBMIT: Please e-mail a 500 word abstract along with a brief bio of no longer than 150 words to no later than May 4th, 2018.


AIDS. Remains (essays for a special issue of New Centennial Review)

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 1:01pm
Richard Block, University of Washington
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

AIDS: Remains


Seeking essays for a future issue of New Centennial Review.


What is left of the AIDS crisis? What remains of the urgency with which critical discourses once contested dominant understandings of “AIDS”? In the first decades of the crisis, vital struggles over the meanings, definitions and representations of AIDS sought to unite cultural analysis with cultural activism. What remains now of such struggles? Has contestation become consensus?


SEMA 2018 - Diaspora: Identity, Migration, Return

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 2:06pm
Southeastern Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Diaspora: Identity, Migration, and Return

November 8-10, 2018

Nassau, The Bahamas

Deadline Extended: Nature and Narrative: Writing, Literature and Pedagogy in the Anthropocene

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 12:36pm
Saint Louis University, Madrid campus
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 8, 2018

Deadline Extended: Nature and Narrative: Writing, Literature and Pedagogy in the Anthropocene deadline for submissions: April 9, 2017 full name / name of organization: Saint Louis University Madrid contact email: 

Dealine Extended!

Conference to be held in Madrid on June 22-23, 2018

Keynote speakers: Dr. Joni Adamson and Dr. Scott Slovic

Arcadia University English Department Graduate Conference: the 19th Century and Gender & Sexuality

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 2:00pm
Arcadia University English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Arcadia University English Department Graduate Conference: the 19th Century and Gender & Sexuality, hosted by the Arcadia University English Department


Deadline for Submission: May 30th, 2018

Registration Date: August 15, 2018

Contact Email:

Conference Website:

Conference Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018

Location: Arcadia University, Glenside, PA


Call for Papers:


Love etc.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 1:57pm
Center for Uses of Literature, University of Southern Denmark
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018


A conference sponsored by the “Uses of Literature” Research Project at the University of Southern Denmark, October 3-4, 2019

What is there left to say about love? Endlessly invoked, celebrated, assailed, abused, and parodied, love has been hailed as the meaning of life and disdained as the ultimate cliché. This conference is inspired by the conviction that love is poised to become a focus of renewed interest in the humanities. We anticipate two main focal points for the conference, without excluding other options.