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Fall 2018 issue JMMLA: "Art and Activism"

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:10am
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites articles for submission to its Fall, 2018 issue on the theme of “Art and Activism.”

Neoliberalism in Literature and Media Studies (CFP for SAMLA 2018)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:13am
Michael J. Blouin / Milligan College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Once considered a fringe movement, neoliberalism has steadily become a central tenet of American life. Neoliberal thought subsequently spread across the globe in a variety of forms (via channels including Hollywood and regulatory bodies such as the International Monetary Fund). Promises of privatization today trump collective action in virtually every aspect of life. This epistemic shift can be felt far and wide, from politicians to postmodern theorists. This panel will investigate symptoms of – and responses to – this shift in the areas of literature and media studies. Given this year’s South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference theme (Nov.

After Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:38am
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

After Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference

6 - 7 July 2018

Lancaster University, UK


Dr Caroline Edwards (Birkbeck, UK)

Dr Andrew Tate (Lancaster, UK)


‘Fantastika’ is an umbrella term which embraces the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror but can also include Alternate History, Gothic, Steampunk or any other radically imaginative narrative space.


Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:29am
Oxford Research in English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Call for Papers

Oxford Research in English, Issue 7: Craft


“In my craft or sullen art” -Dylan Thomas


Thomas is one in a long line who self-reflexively meditates on his own work. Indeed, a writer’s craft has been the topic of much discussion both by critics and by authors themselves, considering the interplay between a writer’s natural ability and her tendency to consciously create, between the ingenuity of her ideas and the discipline of putting them into practice. In doing so, Thomas, along with others, bring to the forefront an epistemological question: Is ‘crafting’ in opposition to art?


Who’s Teaching Who: Skepticism, Ethnocentrism, and Emancipatory Pedagogy in the Classroom

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 5:29pm
Jodi Van Der Horn-Gibson, Ph.D. and Moronke Oshin-Martin, D.M./City University of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

In his seminal work The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois wrote that the single most pressing issue facing the United States was the color line. More than 100 years later, the issue of race remains a pressing one for the U.S. and research suggests that the racial divide permeates our culture. Furthermore, numerous studies have found that today’s college students are not sufficiently prepared to interact and communicate effectively in a culturally-diverse and globalized workplace and do not possess many of the 21st century competencies necessary for success and engagement in such diverse environments. But in comparison, we wonder how prepared are faculty, administrators, and staff to cultivate a space where these skills can develop?

Lateral Journal (Cultural Studies)

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:23am
Lateral, the journal of the Cultural Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019


Lateral is the peer-reviewed, open access journal of the Cultural Studies Association. Lateral is currently published on a semiannual basis, fall and spring. This journal does not charge any type of article processing charge (APC) or any type of article submission charge.

Submission Guidelines for Authors

Victorian/Edwardian Adventure Fiction and Social Change

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 9:07am
Jenn Fuller / SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 11, 2018

This panel welcomes submissions that explore how popular adventure fiction/boy’s books of the long nineteenth century were used as agents of social change. While often viewed as works for adolescents, such novels played subversive roles in dismantling traditional ideas and establishing new cultural norms. We are especially interested in papers that explore novels set in locations outside the colonial center that worked to challenge British assumptions about education/the educational system. Potential authors could include Joseph Conrad, Robert Louis Stevenson, H.G. Wells, or Edgar Rice Burroughs as well as lesser-known authors such as Louis Becke or authors popularized through translation, such as Jules Verne.

Consumerism and Science Fiction (MMLA Nov 15-18)

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 9:05am
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association) – November 15-18 Kansas City

Consumerism and Science Fiction: From Modernism to Postmodernism

Disability & Shame (extended deadline)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 9:09am
Review of Disability Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Call for Papers: Disability and Shame

Deadline extended!


Anticipated publication date: June 1, 2019 (Volume 15, issue 2)


The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal is issuing a Call for Papers for a special forum on the subject of shame and disability, broadly conceived. It is hoped that through critical discourse addressing the historical and current contexts, contributing factors, effects, and responses to shame, greater understanding of this phenomena will diminish discrimination and violence.

Colonial Spanish American Literature: From the Margins to the Center

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:52pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA 90)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 25, 2018

Colonial Spanish American Literature: From the Margins to the Center: This session at SAMLA 90 welcomes submissions on any aspect of Colonial Spanish American Literature. Proposals addressing the conference theme are especially welcome. Suggestions for topics include colonial texts by Indigenous authors, women, members of minority religious groups, and others whose perspectives challenge hegemonic views of Colonial Spanish America.   By May 25, 2018, please submit an abstract of between 200-250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Dr. Eric Vaccarella, University of Montevallo, at