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Frogpondia: Edgar Allan Poe and Boston (Extended Deadline)

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 7:17pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

Edgar Allan Poe published his first volume of poetry with the pseudonym "A Bostonian." By the end of his life, he had dismissed the city of his birth as “Frogpondia” and its authors as chasing after transcendental fads. This session welcomes proposals that consider Poe’s relationship to and portrayals of Boston, as well as authors of the city.

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Friday, September 20, 2019 - 4:12pm
University of Virginia Graduate English Students Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020


26-27 March, 2020

University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference


Keynote: Kandice Chuh (CUNY) - "The Humanities as a Racial (Trans)Formation"

Masterclass: Jahan Ramazani (UVA) - "Poetry, (Un)Translatability, and World Literature"

DH Masterclass: Brad Pasanek (UVA) and Brandon Walsh (UVA)


Toni Morrison: The Emancipation Proclamation of the English Language

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 4:41pm
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

In the documentary, The Pieces I Am by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, David Carrasco calls Toni Morrison, “the Emancipation Proclamation of the English language.” The parallelism he conjures between the historical document and grandeur that is Morrison hints at the idea that she could do what Abraham Lincoln’s indenture could not: Toni Morrison frees black people from fake identities. Laced with the assurance that if others knew what she knows,—that prejudice exists in a hyperreality created by those who need it in order to define their purpose—black people will not accept perceived realities as their own; that their lives have meaning, and their stories can take center stage.

Crossing Boundaries in Literature, Theory, and Culture

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 9:41am
Purdue University Literature, Theory, and Culture Graduate Program
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

Graduate students in the Literature, Theory, and Cultural Studies program at Purdue University invite participation in their first annual symposium, “Crossing Boundaries in Literature, Theory, and Culture.” Boundaries represent real or imagined limits within various cultures, and negotiation of these boundaries enables innovation, transgression, as well as social, ethical, or political implications. Literature and other cultural artifacts work to challenge, straddle, or even reinforce boundaries, from national borders to the artificial limits scholars construct between time periods or fields of study. This symposium will investigate and encourage boundary crossings in literature, culture, and language in the broadest sense.

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:47am
Shane Trayers/SWPACA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019



Call for Papers

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)


41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019


From the Margins to the Center: Reevaluating “Tradition” in English Studies

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 4:34pm
University of Texas San Antonio Graduate English Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

From the Margins to the Center: Reevaluating “Tradition” in English Studies

Graduate Student Symposium ft. keynote by Ariana Brown

February 22, 2020

University of Texas at San Antonio


“Enslaved Black folk couldn’t lift shackled feet,

so instead they shuffled

& invented the cumbia—

& you can’t tell me there aren’t many ways to survive,

to remember the dead,

to make a freedom where there isn’t one.”

Excerpt from Ariana Brown, “Cumbia,” published in the Acentos Review, 2019

'Romantic Futurities', BARS ECR and PGR Conference.

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:54pm
British Association of Romantic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Call for Papers: BARS PG/ECR Conference 2020, ‘Romantic Futurities’

Call for Papers:

Romantic Futurities

British Association for Romantic Studies Early Career and Postgraduate Conference

Keats House, London, 12-13 June 2020

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Michael Gamer (University of Pennsylvania)

Dr Emily Rohrbach (University of Manchester)

Experience: Identity, Society, and Culture

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:27pm
Southwest Humanities Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Experience: Identity, Society, and Culture
Southwest Humanities Symposium, February 20-22
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Phillip Carter, Florida International University

The Department of English is thrilled to announce its 25th annual Southwest English Symposium (SWES), rebranded this year as the Southwest Humanities Symposium, will be held at Arizona State University Tempe campus on Feb 20-22, 2020. This year’s theme is “Experience: Identity, Society, and Culture.”