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Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory - Call for papers

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:40am
Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory


issue 3.2, December 2017

Call for papers

 Every December issue of the Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory will be a non-themed collection of papers written by established scholars and young researchers alike, welcoming contributions which detail results of conceptual and analytical work, as well as reviews of books published 3 years in advance, the earliest. Would-be contributors are invited to send articles illustrating the complexities of their field of choice, engaging with literary and cultural theory so as to promote reading in a customized framework that privileges interdisciplinarity and self-reflection.

How We Make

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:34pm
Trace Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

How We Make

Trace: Journal of Writing, Media, Ecology is an online, refereed, open-access journal that publishes interdisciplinary research at the intersections of writing studies, media studies, cultural studies, and ecocriticism. We welcome scholarship about digital technology, art, literature, maker culture, rhetoric, composition, environments, and writing. Trace considers the ethical and material impact of technology, and encourages submissions in a variety of media that “trace” connections across and within various ecologies.

Call for Special Issues

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:48pm
PLL: Papers on Language and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Papers on Language and Literature is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to

Digital Humanities


Literary Translation

Print Culture

PLL is a generalist publication that is committed to publishing work on a variety of literatures, languages, and chronological periods. We accept proposals year-round. We are a quarterly and expect to publish a special issue once a year, every year. The specific volume and issue will be determined later, depending on the editors’ schedule.

DEADLINE EXTENSION - Special Issue - Spineless: Online Horror and Narrative Networks

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 9:44am
Horror Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 6, 2017

With the current spate of contemporary high-budget properties that have sought to engage and adapt online horror content, increasing attention has been turned to communities of amateur critics, writers, illustrators, and fans that work to create horror in digital space. Their influence has been felt in a variety of media, from the television series Channel Zero and Supernatural, to the film The Tall Man and video games like Slender and SCP: Containment Breach. Fora in Something Awful, “r/nosleep”, and the SCP Foundation represent attempts by massive communities to create negotiated fictions, imagining mythic spaces and enduring, horrific creatures.

CFP: “Automation,” Seminar for ACLA 2018 in Los Angeles

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 9:45am
ACLA 2018; March 29 – April 1
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

2018 Annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association

University of California, Los Angeles

March 29 – April 1

Seminar: “Automation”

Abstracts due September 21, 9am EST; submit through the ACLA online portal.


Organizer: Jap-Nanak Makkar, University of Virginia (

New Jersey College English Association Annual Fall Roundtable

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:42pm
New Jersey College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017



New Jersey College English Association invites you to attend our


Annual Fall Roundtable


Hosted by Essex County Community College


We encourage academicians who want to explore more fully what it means to teach and learn contemporary & interdisciplinary humanistic approaches in the field of English to attend the day’s events.


Fall Roundtable

·         Roundtable Theme: Contemporary Humanities

“Tools for Corpus Analysis in the Study of the Long Eighteenth Century” Part II (Digital Humanities Caucus)

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:28am
49th ASECS Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

For this panel, we seek individual or team submissions focused on literary or historical work using digital tools
for corpus analysis. We invite papers that cover various aspects of computer-assisted textual analysis,
whether in research or in the classroom. Questions might include: What are the risks and benefits of
computer-assisted textual analysis? What are the advantages and disadvantages of having students “screw
around” with texts in this fashion? What does it mean to derive significance from a text or a corpus of texts
through quantitative means? How might texts be interpreted and interrogated through specific methods and

Call for Articles in Communication, Media and Journalism Studies

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:30am
KOME - An International Journal of Pure Communication Inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Dear Members,

(apologies for cross-posting)

KOME, an international Open Access journal published by the Hungarian Communication Studies Association is currently seeking articles for its 2017 and 2018 issues.

Signs of the Times: Activism as Literature

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:32am
Susan Gilmore, NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

What new modes of literature have emerged in current activist movements and subcultures?  How do they mesh with longer standing forms of performance and protest?    This session, approved for the 2018 Northeast Modern Language Association in Pittsburgh, April 12-15th, aims to explore the explosion of activist communications online and in the streets to discover how they constitute new genres, forms, and modes of literacy. Papers on Women’s and Climate March posters, Pantsuit Nation posts, agitprop theater productions, poetry broadsides and posts, and on theories and ethics of activist communication are welcome.