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CFP: “Theatrical Collaboration” at the 2018 MLA convention in New York City (Jan 4-7, 2018)

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:27am
American Literature Society of the Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017


The American Literature Society and the American Theatre and Drama Society invite individual proposals for a co-sponsored panel on the theme of “Theatrical Collaboration” at the 2018 MLA convention in New York City (Jan 4-7, 2018).

'Nihilism .. Utopianism'

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 2:20pm
Modern Horizons Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Nihilism… Utopianism (June 2017)


For the June 2017 issue of Modern Horizons we welcome submissions of essays on the theme of ‘Nihilism … Utopianism’.

On either side of life and underlying the meaningful forms we inhabit and live as individuals is – what? –something? –nothing? This basic and enduring question may be thickened for us through the temporal and metaphysical inquiries of nihilism and utopianism—intellectual and spiritual stances that critically engage with the ways we affirm or gainsay our familiar yet different worlds. Through a variety of papers and perspectives at our conference, we aim to address different positive and negative approaches to these two great themes.

Pathologies of Time: Stability and its Discontents

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:56am
April Durham/Legende Journal for SLSA Conference 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Timothy Barker’s 2012 book, Time and the Digital, collated perspectives on time in Deleuze, Serres, and Whitehead to theorize a notion of time that is thick, dynamic, and multiple, clarifying the notion that all aspects art, scientific inquiry, and everyday life are involved in a complex becoming inside the operations of flexible, unpredictable movements of time. The idea of continual becoming has been circulating for some time now and informs work by Elizabeth Grosz, Karen Barad, Barbara Bolt, and others as they theorize the ability of subjects and objects to transform each other in an a-linear manner, through their situated relations.

Student Engagement across the Disciplines

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:58am
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

The current buzz word in academic circles is “student engagement.” Faculty are expected to engage in it, but many of us struggle to match our classroom practices with gridded and numbered administrative standards. How does your institution describe, define, view, practice, or measure student engagement? What are the goals set forth administratively and in the classroom? How do you strive to meet those expectations? And how does it matter to your college, to your administrators, to you, and to your students?

Virgil and the Modern Christian Imagination Summer Seminar

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:58am
Bryan Johnson/Samford University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Teaching the Christian Intellectual Tradition Summer Seminar

Virgil and the Modern Christian Imagination

Samford University

July 9-14, 2017

Led Dr. Bryan Johnson (Director & Professor, University Fellows), Dr. Christopher Metress (University Professor), and Dr. Shannon Flynt (Assistant Professor of Classics)

Workshop: Performing Shakespeare: Theory and Praxis

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Assam University, Silchar
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017


Performing Shakespeare: Theory & Praxis


Dept. of English

Assam University, Silchar


10th – 14th April 2017


European Writers in Exile (Abstracts Due April 15)

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

We have a contract with Lexington Books (an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield) in hand and are issuing a targeted call for, primarily, the following important writers.  We have accepted a number of essays already and are seeking to round our volume, as follows.


We seek essays of 5,000 to 6,000 words for an anthology that explores the work of some of the more popular and/or influential European writers in nineteenth-, twentieth- and twenty-first-century exile. 


AlterNative Calls for Papers for 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:01am
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples

    Call for Papers: 2017

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a multidisciplinary, internationally peer-reviewed journal published continually online as well as in quarterly print issues. AlterNative presents scholarly research on Indigenous worldviews and experiences of decolonization from Indigenous perspectives from around the world.  AlterNative publishes articles in English but also welcomes submissions in Indigenous languages, as well as ones that have been previously published in an Indigenous language and are translated into English.

Old and Middle English Language and Literature

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:03pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Anglo Saxon and medieval writers spilled considerable ink considering the concept and nature of truth, how to find it and/or represent it, and how to interpret it or use it. Often this search involved conducting an exploration of two different, often opposing, perspectives, such as Christian-secular, right-wrong, art-logic, auctor-compilator, etc.

In keeping with the conference theme of “Artists and Activists”, this panel invites papers that address any and all approaches taken in the name of the search for truth or the exploration of binaries in service to the truth in any Old English or Middle English text or author.