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Canonical Young Adult Literature: Criticism & Critique

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:47am
Victor Malo-Juvera & Crag Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Chapter Proposals

Working Title: Canonical Young Adult Literature: Criticism & Critique



Victor Malo-Juvera, University of North Carolina Wilmington,

Crag Hill, University of Oklahoma,

Proposal Submission Deadline: November 1, 2018

Proposal Decisions: December 22, 2018


Taking Risks and Code Meshing: Multimodal Approaches to Engaged Pedagogy (Roundtable)

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 4:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In our binge-mode culture, TV has become students’ preferred access point to critical thinking. Most college students do not see themselves in canonical texts or feel confident with analysis. Yet, students are typically employing skills of argumentation an analysis in dissecting shows on television, Netflix, and/or Hulu. Even though intellectual discussions, like the ethics around NBC’s The Good Place, occur on podcasts and cultural criticisms online, instructors often cast these opportunities aside as less than tertiary. However, these “alternative” discourse spaces often mirror the level of engagement instructors want to see in the argumentative papers their students write for composition and literature-focused classes.

The Affective Aesthetics of The Body in Pain - The Polish Journal of Aesthetics

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:47am
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

CFP: 'The Affective Aesthetics of The Body in Pain' 51 (4/2018): Paper submission date extension

Due to the large number of request we have extended the deadline for full paper submissions to the issue 'The Affective Aesthetics of The Body in Pain' 51 (4/2018). All Authors who have not yet submitted their manuscripts are invited to submit up to August 15, 2018.

Trends in Teaching College Composition Conference

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:33pm
Collin College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 17, 2018



Collin College, a two-year institution serving Collin County, is hosting its fourth annual conference on trends in the teaching of college composition. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Krista Ratcliffe, Professor and Chair of English at Arizona State University.


The Good Place and Philosophy

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:31am
Meredith College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Abstracts are sought for a collection of philosophical essays related to the book and television series The Good Place. This volume will be published by Open Court Publishing (the publisher of The Simpsons and Philosophy, Pink Floyd and Philosophy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy, Bullshit and Philosophy, Mr. Robot and Philosophy, and The Americans and Philosophy, etc.) as part of their successful Popular Culture and Philosophy series. Chapters of the book are meant to be accessible and entertaining to a lay audience. Potential contributors may want to examine other volumes in the Open Court series.

Flannery O'Connor Society @ 2019 Louisville Conference

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:33pm
The Flannery O'Connor Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Flannery O’Connor Society Call for Papers:
2019 Louisville Conference

The Flannery O’Connor Society seeks proposals for a pre-organized panel at the 2019 Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture after 1900, taking place February 21st-23rd, 2019, in Louisville, Kentucky. 

The panel is open-topic, but the following areas are of special interest:

• O’Connor’s influence by and/or on other authors 

• O’Connor and popular culture

-O'Connor's treatment of racism, particularly in light of Toni Morrison's recent reading of O'Connor in THE ORIGIN OF OTHERS.

• The treatment of gender in O’Connor’s fiction 

-O'Connor and Public Humanities

Animals and Materiality in the Arthurian Tradition (Sponsored by the Centre for Arthurian Studies at Bangor University)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 1:24pm
Renée Ward, University of Lincoln
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

We seek papers to compose a session sponsored by the Centre for Arthurian Studies at Bangor University. The session will include 3 or 4 papers on the subject of “Animals and Materiality in the Arthurian Tradition” for the 2019 International Medieval Congress at Leeds. The Congress theme is “Materialities.”


Spaces between Fiction and Nonfiction in Literatures of Witness (NeMLA 2019)

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:12am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

“Something must be said. Must be said that has not been and has been said before.” —Minh-ha Trinh, from Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcolonialism and Feminism

Mainstream journalism and non-fiction reports on war and conflict often reinforce the same injustices they address, even when their goal is to critique human rights violations. On one hand, they can spectacularize suffering; on the other hand, they can de-emphasize individual suffering through “us versus them” rhetoric or distancing imagery, such as the US media’s focus on “shock and awe” tactics in the “war on terror.”