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49th Annual Convention

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:27pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The 49th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association will meet April 12 to 15, 2018, and will feature more than 400 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Every year, this event affords NeMLA’s principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of lively research and pedagogical exchange in language and literature.

Call for Editors and Peer Reviewers

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:26am
Watchung Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

The NJCEA is seeking scholars interested in serving as editors and as peer reviewers for their open-source academic and creative journal: Watchung Review. Watchung Review is a peer-reviewed journal focused on current trends and cutting edge literary writing and research including work on rhetoric and composition as well as digital humanities. The journal aims to foster opportunities for scholars and practitioners to engage in disciplinary conversations critical to the advancement of the humanities by promoting the critical nexus of literature, writing theory, pedagogy and technology. Watchung Review is supported by the New Jersey College English Association. These are volunteer positions.

Alfred Hitchcock Call for Papers

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:28am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Call for Papers

Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)


39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017


Fairy Tales Area at PCA/ACA in Indianapolis, March 28-31, 2018 (submission deadline: 10/1/17)

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:30am
Fairy Tales, PCA/ACA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations on any topic involving fairy tales. While our interests are broad and inclusive, we invite papers that discuss fairy tales in contemporary popular culture (TV shows, movies, graphic novels, advertising, toys, video games, popular literature, etc), revisions and adaptations of fairy tales (including creative projects, such as poems, short fiction, TV shows), and approaches that consider the subversive nature of the fairy tale (such as subverted family values, queering the fairy tale, etc.). Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject. 

Disability Aesthetics: New Directions (ACLA 2018 Seminar)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 1:53pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Disability studies has a problem with representation. Michael Bérubé locates the roots of this problem in two dominant trajectories of literary disability studies. The first trajectory largely pursues a logic of identification and revelation, a tactic for demonstrating the ubiquity of disabled characters and the overwhelmingly negative thematics attached to their peripheral bodyminds. The second trajectory depends on diagnosing characters as disabled that have not been explicitly designated as such.

The Literary Interface 2018 Literary Studies Convention

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:32am
Australian National University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 25, 2017

July 4-7, 2018
Australian National University, Canberra

The Australian National University (ANU) is proud to host the 2018 Literary Studies Convention. The convention will be held on the ANU campus in Canberra between Wednesday, July 4 and Saturday, July 7.

Call for Papers Now Open

Abstract of 150 words and biographical note of 100 words to:

>>Download Call for Papers (223KB)

Deadline for submissions extended to 25 August 2017

"Dickens and Language": 2018 Dickens Society Symposium

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:32am
Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Dickens Society is pleased to request abstracts for our annual Symposium, to be held July 30-August 1, 2018 in Tübingen, Germany, a university city located just 30 minutes from Stuttgart, between the Swabian Alb and the Black Forest. Founded in 1477, Tübingen is one of the oldest universities in Germany. The picturesque old town is intact, with late medieval university buildings and half-timbered houses as well as Hölderlin tower, where the German poet lived, by the Neckar River.