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Speculative Fiction, Pedagogy, and Social Change (NeMLA 2019)

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 8:56am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In their 2011 text, Teaching Science Fiction, Andy Sawyer and Peter Wright posit that science fiction is "one of the most effective genres for challenging the perspectives of a student body" (1). Yet Teaching Science Fiction is one of the few recent compendiums on teaching speculative fiction; the last significant scholarly focus on speculative fiction and pedagogy was in the 1970s and 1980s. The majority of publications after 2000 on teaching science fiction consider the teaching of science through science fiction.

The new Amazons: the new feminine fiction in the audiovisual.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:05am
Revista Admira / Admira Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Audiovisual stories aimed at the female audience have always had a very specific orientation focused at capturing that sector of the audience, but with little vocation to reach the large public especially male. These were created by men, finding few women as creators of mainstream products.

CFP: Looking into the Upside Down: Investigating Stranger Things

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:02am
Tracey Mollet / University of Leeds
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 14, 2018

Call for Papers – Looking into the Upside Down: Investigating Stranger Things

One Day Symposium at the School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Professor Matt Hills, University of Huddersfield

Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn, Manchester Metropolitan University


Friday 14th December, 2018


Journal issue on queer elements in the work of South African author Lauren Beukes

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 3:13am
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Special issue of scrutiny2: "Shining girls, glitterboys, and mavericks: engaged queerness in the fiction of Lauren Beukes"

With the publication of Queer Africa 2 (2017), the second Gerald Kraak anthology (2018) and She called me Woman: Nigeria’s queer women speak (2018), queer women’s writing from African contexts are coming to the fore. This, along with the rising popularity of online collectives such as, necessitates a reflection on the contemporary state of queer literature and theory produced in the Southern Africa context.

Language, Literature, Culture and Politics: Marx’s Bicentenary Conference

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:28am
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

“Language, Literature, Culture and Politics: Marx’s Bicentenary Conference”

Department of English & Humanities (DEH)

University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)

Dhaka, Bangladesh

November 30-December 1, 2018

Literary Constructions of Representations of Muslim Women

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:13am
Joan Listernick/Nemla
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

     Transnational discourse on Islam and gender has been a highly contested area of debate.  Lila Abu-Lughod criticizes the notion of the existence of a “Muslim woman” because it is necessary to first define women’s historical , economic, and social status before making any statement applying to them.  Our panel follows Abu-Lughod in an effort to combat essentializing.  While Abu-Lughod primarily analyzes sociological accounts, our panel will investigate literary archetypes, images, and stereotypes of Muslim women, both from texts originating within the Muslim world, and from texts whose authors come to Islam as outsiders.   We will focus on how cultural and religious identity is constructed in these memoirs, novels, short stories and poems.

American Women Writers of Detective & Crime Fiction, Especially the Writing of Sue Grafton

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:16am
Rebecca Martin, Walter Raubicheck/Pace University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018


The editors of a new scholarly journal, Mean Streets: A Journal of American Crime and Detective Fiction, are pleased to present this Call for Papers for the inaugural issue. The journal will be published by the Pace University Press (New York City), which has been sponsoring scholarly journals since the 1980s.

The Biannual International Margaret Cavendish Conference

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:25am
The International Margaret Cavendish Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

6-9 JUNE 2019

Trondheim, Norway

HOST: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

THEME: Natures, Pictures:  Cavendish and Early Modern Science, Technology, and Creativity 

Call for Papers

The society welcomes proposals for 20-minute papers on topics related directly or indirectly to the theme, or on any aspects of Cavendish, her work, her family (including William Cavendish, Jane Cavendish, and Elizabeth Cavendish) and her contemporaries, influences, and responses to her work. In particular, we invite panel proposals on the work of Anne Conway and other early modern women scientists and philosophers. Papers may explore, but are not limited to, the following disciplines:  

- art history