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Ontologies: Special issue of The Comparatist

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 9:23am
The Comparatist
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

We welcome contributions that examine the turn to ontology in the humanities and the social sciences. What does the shift to ontology signify? What is it purporting to correct or overcome? What is its relation to prior turns (such as the linguistic turn and the cultural turn)? Is the turn to ontology an attempt to liberate continental philosophy from its infatuation with language and power, from its obsession with mediation, relationality, and subjectivity? What are the politics of this turn to ontology? Is it more receptive to non-European thought and to the nonhuman? What kind of philosophy or literary theory emerges when ontology is taken as the starting point?  

Topics of interest could include:

Object-Oriented Ontology

The Oswald Review

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 8:57am
Dr. Douglas Higbee
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

The Oswald Review is a refereed undergraduate journal of criticism and research in the discipline of English.  Published annually, The Oswald Review accepts submissions from undergraduates in this country and abroad (with a professor’s endorsement).



Submit each manuscript as a separate email attachment in Microsoft Word.  TOR discourages simultaneous submission to other journals.

All text must be in current MLA format, justified left only and without headers and footers.  Endnotes, if absolutely necessary, should be minimal.


Title page:

title of work;

author’s name;

Heresy and Free Speech

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 8:56am
International Society for Heresy Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Seeking Contributions for excommunicated (the newsletter of the International Society for Heresy Studies), Vol. 4, No. 2, 

Every heretic sooner or later faces issues of freedom of speech (or its opposite: censorship). While there may be mute heresies of a ritual nature, most of the time, heresy expresses itself in language, and it would not be termed heresy if this dissenting discourse were not in tension with normative ways of talking about faith, doctrine, and values.

Special Issue of JNT on New Narrative

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 8:49am
Rob Halpern and Robin Tremblay-McGaw / Journal of Narrative Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Current Special Issue CFP: "New Narrative "

Document Design in Place-Based Studies (poster session)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 4:31pm
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

Have you taught a place-based course in literature, history, American studies, or the humanities more generally? Have you focused on place in courses on Latinx, African American, Native American, or queer studies? What design choices did you make when creating your syllabus? If you were to redesign the documents for this course, what would you change?

I invite participants for a poster session in document design for place-based studies to take place at the 49th annual symposium of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML) in East Lansing, Michigan, on May 16-18, 2019.

Journal of the British Fantasy Society: Open call for papers

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 4:58pm
British Fantasy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

Open call for papers

The Journal of the British Fantasy Society contains a mix of academic papers, reviews, interviews and feature articles. We are looking for submissions from people who are primarily researching fantasy, but we are also interested in the related fields of horror, science fiction, folklore etc. Our contributors and readers have interests across many genres and in many media: literature, comics, movies, music, oral histories and so on.

We are keen to hear about contemporary works, but are also happy to receive submissions about works, creators or areas that have fallen by the wayside over the years.

CFP: Ukrainian Poetic Cinema

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 10:25am
East European Film Bulletin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

East European Film Bulletin
Call for Papers

Poetic Cinema in Ukraine and Beyond: History, Memory and Legacy

Proposals: 15th of February 2019
Papers due: 15th of June 2019

Comics Arts Conference--Comic-Con International

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 9:35am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, panels, and poster sessions taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA, from 7/18-7/21, 2019. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.