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Scandalous Short Stories

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:24am
Timothy K. Nixon, SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

SAMLA 92 will be taking place in Jacksonville, Florida, from November 13th to the 15th. The theme of this year's conference is SCANDAL! This particular panel considers the genre of the short story juxtaposed with the conference's theme: Scandal. We welcome proposals considering short works of fiction that are scandalous, that caused a scandal, or that were inspired by scandal. By May 31st, please send a 200-word abstract, brief biography (no more than 75 words), and A/V requirements to Dr. Timothy K. Nixon, Shepherd University, at

"Energy and Infrastructure: An Environmental Humanities Roundtable" (MLA 2021)

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 4:01pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

"Energy and Infrastructure: An Environmental Humanities Roundtable" (MLA 2021)

Jacob Goessling, Jordan B. Kinder, and Andrew B. Ross

A non-guaranteed roundtable organized by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

Call for Abstracts: Theatre in a Post-Truth World: Texts, Politics, and Performance

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:51pm
William C. Boles
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 19, 2020


In 2016 Oxford Dictionaries named ”Post-truth” as the international word of the year, but as Lee McIntyre argues in his book Post-Truth (MIT, 2018), the concept of post-truth is not a new one, as he cites the vociferous arguments made against the cancer causing effects of cigarettes, the assault on vaccinations, and other significant moments of push-back that have occurred when the facts will out. 

However, in the 2010s the omnipresent nature of post-truth arguments has accelerated and is now an omnipresent part of our lives (on international, national, regional, and communal scales).

The theatre, as one might imagine, has noticed and has responded.

Violence in Art Book (Call for Submissions)

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:50pm
GCRR Press
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

GCRR is currently seeking written or visual submissions to be anthologized in a bound publication dedicated to the theme of violence in art (or perhaps the absence of violence in art). We welcome both industry leaders and scholars from the disciplines of art, humanities, design, technology, and education to submit abstracts of their essay that will make a unique contribution to the academic study of violence and art. Abstracts or Proposals are due March 1, 2020.

Final scholarly submissions should be approximately 3000 words, or 500 words and mixed media, that address one of the following:

Detritus, Refuse, and Other Castoffs - CONFERENCE CANCELLED

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 8:59am
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 17, 2020


We're sorry not to be seeing you this summer, but please stay well, and we'll be back next year!


Surely the wake left behind by mankind’s forward march reveals its movement just as clearly as the spray thrown up elsewhere by the prow.

 – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


Few would dispute the validity of Teilhard’s analogy itself: a society is defined as much by what it rejects as what it values. What we might question is the very forwardness of the march he imagines. Moreover, would an exhibit of what any given society has “left behind” constitute a tribute or a condemnation?

CFP: Spanish I (Peninsular Literature before 1700) -- MMLA 2020 (Milwaukee, WI)

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:44pm
R. John McCaw / U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

The Spanish I (Peninsular Literature before 1700) permanent section of the Midwest Modern Language Association seeks proposals for the upcoming MMLA Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (November 5-8, 2020). Though proposals on any topic related to Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature are welcome, we also seek proposals that specifically engage with the 2020 MMLA theme of “Cultures of Collectivity.” The conference theme includes, but is not limited to: cultural movements, subcultures, authorial collaborations, literary circles, and interdisciplinary networks. Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief bio (or brief CV) to John McCaw at by April 5, 2020. Papers may be in Spanish or English.

The Persistent Past in Mediterranean Thought

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:45pm
Dr. Michael Allan, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Oregon and Dr. Edwige Tamalet Talbayev Associate Professor of French, Tulane University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Interplay of past and present, nostalgia and melancholia, classical and contemporary, in literature, philosophy or film of the Mediterranean region. 250-word abstracts due March 1stto