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CFP: PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:09pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

The 2017 PAMLA Conference is being held over the November 10-12 weekend at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu, with complimentary bus transportation to and from our official PAMLA Conference hotel, the Ala Moana Resort:

Our CFP list of over 120 approved sessions and our online paper proposal system are now available:

The theme for PAMLA 2017, the 115th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, is “The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing.” Many but not all conference sessions will be focusing on this theme.

Fifth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference CFP [Last Call]

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:27pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Fifth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Ft. Worth, TX, on 10 and 11 June 2017. #FANS5 is gearing up for a spectacular year. with Dr. Stephen Reysen of Texas A & M University at Commerce, noted fandom psychology scholar, as our keynote speaker.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one’s own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

St. Francis Writers' Conference for Undergraduate Students

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 12:02pm
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017


from undergrads and AP English high school students

26th Annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference (formerly known as the ELL)

to be held at the

University of St. Francis

Joliet, IL

Saturday, November 18, 2017

featuring author and award-winning reporter/columnist

Maudlyne Ihejirika as keynote speaker

Please submit abstracts for proposed papers or samples of creative writing

by May 31, 2017, and completed papers (approx. 2000-3000 words or

1500-2000 words for AP and introductory students) or presentations no

Encyclopedia of Cuban Cinema

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:27pm
Salvador Jimenez Murguia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Encyclopedia of Cuban Cinema

This volume takes up the topic of Cuban Cinema from its early days of film production to the present. Covering over 300 entries that include films, producers, directors, actresses, actors, genres and critical interpretations, the breadth and depth of this volume will generate some highly significant material for both academics, as well as general audiences. The first of its kind—indeed there are no other encyclopedias that cover this topic anywhere on the market—The Encyclopedia of Cuban Cinema is a timely pop cultural companion to the ever-growing field of critical film studies.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Epistemologies of Sight and Touch in American Literature

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 2:03pm
Emily Butler-Probst/ Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

This session welcomes papers that explore the nature of sight and touch as sources of knowledge in American literature. Papers analyzing the use of touch as a means of resolving doubts about visual knowledge or the different implications of gathering knowledge through sight as opposed to touch are particularly encouraged. 

Call for Session Proposals: 49th Annual Convention, Pittsburgh, PA

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Theme: "Global Spaces, Local Landscapes and Imagined Worlds"

Propose a session at

The 49th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association will meet April 12 to 15, 2018, and will feature approximately 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.

MFS Special Issue - Inter-imperiality

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:28pm
Modern Fiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

The editors of MFS seek essays that engage with the concept of inter-imperiality, as developed in the recent PMLA “Theories and Methodologies” cluster (March 2015) and elsewhere. The global turn in literary and cultural studies, although productive, sometimes elides the post/colonial, economic, and other historical or geopolitical conditions of literary-cultural production. We solicit essays that offset this tendency by reading literary-cultural texts within an inter-imperial framework.

Fall 2017 JMMLA issue: "Border States"

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 12:11pm
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites you to submit full-length articles for its Fall 2017 edition, based on its 2016 conference theme: "Border States." You need not have attended the 2016 conference to submit your work, and the journal will follow the theme in its broadest capacity.