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Trends in Teaching College Composition Conference

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:33pm
Collin College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 17, 2018



Collin College, a two-year institution serving Collin County, is hosting its fourth annual conference on trends in the teaching of college composition. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Krista Ratcliffe, Professor and Chair of English at Arizona State University.


The Good Place and Philosophy

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:31am
Meredith College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Abstracts are sought for a collection of philosophical essays related to the book and television series The Good Place. This volume will be published by Open Court Publishing (the publisher of The Simpsons and Philosophy, Pink Floyd and Philosophy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy, Bullshit and Philosophy, Mr. Robot and Philosophy, and The Americans and Philosophy, etc.) as part of their successful Popular Culture and Philosophy series. Chapters of the book are meant to be accessible and entertaining to a lay audience. Potential contributors may want to examine other volumes in the Open Court series.

Flannery O'Connor Society @ 2019 Louisville Conference

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:33pm
The Flannery O'Connor Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Flannery O’Connor Society Call for Papers:
2019 Louisville Conference

The Flannery O’Connor Society seeks proposals for a pre-organized panel at the 2019 Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture after 1900, taking place February 21st-23rd, 2019, in Louisville, Kentucky. 

The panel is open-topic, but the following areas are of special interest:

• O’Connor’s influence by and/or on other authors 

• O’Connor and popular culture

-O'Connor's treatment of racism, particularly in light of Toni Morrison's recent reading of O'Connor in THE ORIGIN OF OTHERS.

• The treatment of gender in O’Connor’s fiction 

-O'Connor and Public Humanities

Animals and Materiality in the Arthurian Tradition

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 9:09am
Renée Ward, University of Lincoln
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

We seek papers to compose a session of 3 or 4 papers on the subject of “Animals and Materiality in the Arthurian Tradition” for the 2019 International Medieval Congress at Leeds. The Congress theme is “Materialities.”


Spaces between Fiction and Nonfiction in Literatures of Witness (NeMLA 2019)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:35am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

“Something must be said. Must be said that has not been and has been said before.” —Minh-ha Trinh, from Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcolonialism and Feminism

Mainstream journalism and non-fiction reports on war and conflict often reinforce the same injustices they address, even when their goal is to critique human rights violations. On one hand, they can spectacularize suffering; on the other hand, they can de-emphasize individual suffering through “us versus them” rhetoric or distancing imagery, such as the US media’s focus on “shock and awe” tactics in the “war on terror.”

Literature and Madness, PCA/ACA 2019

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:23am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

The Literature and Madness section of the Popular Culture Association is soliciting 15-20 minute papers for the upcoming year’s annual PCA/ACA conference in Washington, D.C, scheduled for 17-20 April 2019.  The deadline for abstract submission is 1 October 2018.

Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:35am
Alan Golding / University of Louisville
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 10, 2018


The 47th Annual Louisville Conference On Literature & Culture Since 1900

Featuring–Sianne Ngai, Douglas Kearney, & Lynn Keller

February 21 - 23, 2019

The 47th annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900 will be held at the University of Louisville, February 21-23, 2019. Critical papers may be submitted on any topic that addresses literary works published since 1900, and/or their relationship with other arts and disciplines (film, journalism, opera, music, pop culture, painting, architecture, law, etc). Work by creative writers is also welcome.


Submissions may be in English or Spanish.

Disability and the Academic Job Market

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:38am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Securing a position as a fulltime tenure track professor is difficult but even more so for people with a disability. Despite an increased call for applicants from marginalized populations, people with a disability are more quickly eliminated as potential candidates for fulltime positions, either through direct discrimination or from ablest conventions of the job interview process.