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44th Annual Comparative Drama Conference Call for Papers

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:43am
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019

44th Annual Comparative Drama ConferenceText & PresentationCall for PapersApril 2-4, 2020Orlando, Florida


2020 Keynote EventApril 3, 2020     8 p.m. (followed by a reception)                              Annie Russell Theatre, Rollins College


Keynote Q&A:  TBA                             Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 November 2019Please note the change in the deadline.  It has been moved up a month to allow scholars more time to apply for travel funds.

Gender in Global Medieval Mysticism

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:00pm
Ashoka University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Gender in Global Medieval Mysticism

March 20-21, 2020

Ashoka University, Sonipat, Haryana, India

Keynote speakers:

Professor Liz Herbert McAvoy, Swansea University

Professor Sa'diyya Shaikh, University of Cape Town

Digital Monochrome: World Cinema’s New Black and White

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:52pm
Elif Sendur/ SCMS 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 25, 2019

Digital Monochrome: World Cinema’s New Black and White


“It’s not a vintage black and white. It’s a contemporary black and white. Black and white was part of [Roma’s] DNA.”


~Alfonso Cuarón


“Movies in color seemed unrealistic because they were undramatic.”

~Stanley Cavell


Vampire Studies (2020 PCA/ACA national conference)

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:52pm
Lisa Nevarez and U. Melissa Anyiwo/Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

The co-chairs of the PCA/ACA Vampire Studies area are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions that cover any aspect of the Vampire for the Annual National Popular Culture Association Conference to be held in Philadelphia, PA from April 15-18, 2020. 

As this year’s conference takes place in Philadelphia, home of the Rosenbach Library and the working notes of Bram Stoker, this year’s central theme is the legacy of Dracula. As well, we are particularly interested in papers, presentations, and panels that cover:

  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula in popular cultures

'Rhythm, Duration, Presence' conference CFP

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:44pm
Modern Horizons
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019


Modern Horizons invites short abstracts for papers (of 25-30 minutes’ length) to be presented at our “Rhythm, Duration, Presence” conference to be held 25 October, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.

Following our 2018 conference on “Senses of Architecture” where the texture of form was of particular concern, Modern Horizons’ 9th annual conference wishes to address questions of tonality, rhythm, and forms of time in literature, art, cinema, music, and dance.

Call for Papers for the Next Issue Volume: 29, Issue: 2, Year: 2019

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:40pm
Litera: Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies - Dil, Edebiyat ve Kültür Araştırmaları Dergisi
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019


Volume: 29, Issue: 2, Year: 2019

Dear Colleagues,

The Power and Limits of Narrative in Opposing Injustice (NeMLA 2020)

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Literature, film, and other forums for bearing witness to injustice can create space for voices that have been silenced. They can lead to the recognition of people subjected to human rights violations. As such, narratives of witness have the power to connect people across divisions of nation, culture, and experience. They may contribute to shared national and even transnational identities.

CFP: "Post-Political Critique and Literary Studies" ACLA Seminar (Chicago, 19-22 March 2020) (Deadline: 23 September 2019)

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:34pm
Juan Meneses, UNC Charlotte
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

“Post-Political Critique and Literary Studies”


Call for Papers for ACLA 2020 Seminar (Chicago, 19-22 March 2020)



This seminar seeks papers that reflect on the analytical bridges that might exist between post- political theory and literary studies. The main question the seminar aims to answer is the following: Decades after everything was declared to be political, what are the affordances, triumphs, and pitfalls of a post-political theory of literature?


2020 C19: Radical Materialisms

Friday, August 23, 2019 - 11:11am
Alyosha Edlebi / Cornell University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

For most of its history, materialism was, as Althusser aptly phrased it, an “underground” tradition, dissident if not altogether heretical. And yet scholars have recently begun to show how this tradition infuses the thought of canonical figures in the nineteenth century, from Emerson to Thoreau and Melville, and how their once-overlooked engagement with objects and the material effectively subtends their ontologies and political commitments. This proposed panel invites essays that explore radical materialisms in the long nineteenth century, radical in both the sense of intellectually and artistically nonconformist and the sense of politically revolutionary. How do materialists rethink the orthodox ways of relating to objects, things, and bodies?