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First Heterotopic Junction Graduate Conference in Language, Literature and Culture

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:39pm
Hong Kong Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

The First Heterotopic Junction Graduate Conference in Language, Literature and Culture (HJC-1), which will take place on Saturday 13 April 2019, is now calling for abstracts. This conference is open to all graduate students globally (including advanced undergraduates who are progressing to postgraduate studies) to submit research in the areas of linguistics, literature and culture.

Each person may submit at most one single authored and one co-authored abstract to by 1 December 2018.

Hong Kong Studies—Call for Papers (Issue 3)—Special Section on Orientalism Forty Years on; and General Research Papers

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:37pm
Hong Kong Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

HONG KONG STUDIES—Issue 3 (Spring 2019) Call for Papers—Special Section on Orientalism Forty Years on; and General Research Papers

The first bilingual and interdisciplinary academic journal on Hong Kong, Hong Kong Studies (Chinese University Press), is now accepting articles for Issue 3 (scheduled for publication in Spring 2019), which will comprise both general research articles on Hong Kong and a special section on Edward Said’s Orientalism.

Consumption: Food, Culture, Desire

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:33pm
Wilson College Humanities Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Wilson College Humanities Conference

Conference Theme: Consumption: Food, Culture, Desire

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Held in the Brooks Complex of Wilson College

Chambersburg, PA

sponsored by Wilson’s M.A. in Humanities Program


ASAP/10 Public Humanities Writing Workshop

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 1:28pm
Kyle Frisina and Arthur Wang
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Deadline Extended to 9/24 (or until the workshop reaches full capacity, whichever comes first).

With editors and writers from publications including Pelican BombLos Angeles Review of Books, The New Inquiry, Logic, Post45, and more:

This writing workshop aims to bring together the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP)’s varied constituency of scholars, writers, artists, and editors to exchange feedback on writing for multidisciplinary publications.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:18am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Join us in Washington, D.C. at the Wardman Park Marriot April 17-20, 2019

The Creative Fiction area of the National PCA/ACA Conference welcomes fiction in any style, although the maximum reading time is 18 minutes.  We also welcome full panels of readers.  

Please send both an abstract AND attach the full piece to be presented at the submission site:

DUE by Oct. 1, 2018

All presenters must be members of the PCA and must register for the conference.

The Book as Lyric Medium: &NOW Conference 2019

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:20am
&NOW Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

I am moderating this panel for the &NOW Conference; the panel has been accepted and I am looking for participants.

The Book As Lyric Medium: A Panel for the &NOW Conference, Oct 5-7, 2019

Infrastructural Texts, Textual Infrastructures

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:36am
NEMLA 2019 (Washington DC)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

What is the relationship of infrastructure to the social, the historical, and the literary, and how might different methodological approaches help us understand this relationship? In the introduction to their book Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructure, Lisa Parks and Nicole Starosielski have described "critical infrastructure studies" as a way to consider and historicize "infrastructures as large technical systems, urbanization campaigns, and sites of material culture...from bridges to power grids, from railways to sewer systems." When dreams of development, of globalization, of prosperity, or of imperial power take physical shape, they often take the form of large-scale construction projects.

Critique and the World Outside Us

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:05am
Ian Jensen
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

In a recent interview, philosopher Christopher Preston (Montana) notes that we are presently at a crux wherein we are in danger of losing contact with what he refers to as “the world outside of us, the world outside our control” (“Reengineering Our World: A Cautionary Tale,” At first blush, Preston is a thinker out of time with this sentiment--the kind of loss he refers to has more in common with the “back to the land” ethos of what is often called second wave environmentalism than it does with current analyses in the environmental humanities, many of which argue that the present intuition of the fading of the “world outside of us” is little more than an ideological distortion.