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UPDATE: Urban Ekphrasis (SCMLA Dallas, November 3-5, 2016) Abstracts due 2/25

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 9:30am
Proposed Special Session, South Central Modern Language

This panel will explore the interaction between verbal and visual in urban spaces. Papers focusing on interart exchange between the literary and visual arts in and/or about the city are invited.

Please submit a 250-word abstract and biographical statement to Anne Keefe at by February 25, 2016.

UPDATE: Abstract deadline extended to 2/25/16.


Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 2:54pm

INQUIS is an online, biannual, blind peer-reviewed journal which offers graduate students in the field of literatures in English a chance to make their research known internationally. Considering that literary studies as a field of scholarly study has undergone tremendous changes and challenges, both the practice and theory of literary studies certainly need a thorough scrutiny under the light of new perspectives, new approaches, new interpretations as well as new insights. By including the works of graduate researchers, the journal primarily aims to promote dialogue and to serve as an international forum for young academics and researchers where they can share their ideas and contribute globally to the discussions on studies of literatures in English.

History and Dialogue

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 2:41pm
Culture and Dialogue (Journal)

Volume 5 no.2 of the journal Culture and Dialogue ( will focus on the theme 'History and Dialogue'. We welcome submissions that consider the relationship between history and dialogue from a variety of theoretical perspectives and case studies. The theme is flexible and may be addressed from a comparative or hermeneutical perspective. Relevant fields may include cultural studies, historical studies, philosophy and other domains.

The Call for Papers is open until the number, relevance and standard of contributions are met.

Symposium on Arctic Cinema 21-22 November 2016 (Norway)

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 1:20pm
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

The Department of Art and Media Studies (Institutt for kunst- og medievitenskap) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Cinema Scandinavia invite proposals for presentations at its forthcoming two-day symposium on Arctic Cinema, to be held between the 21st and 22nd of November 2016 at The Faculty of Humanities, Trondheim, Norway.


Please send us your proposals to and, including the following details:

Social Communication 10th March

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 12:02pm
University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow

Social Communication. Online Journal is a scientific online blind peer reviewed journal, published by the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, since March 2012 (to 2014 published under the title Komunikacja Spoleczna. Czasopismo elektroniczne). Topics of publications: Communication and Media, New Media, Cultural Studies, Social Sciences, Public Relations, Visual and MarketingCommunication.

Call for papers

Gothic Feminisms

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 11:48am
University of Kent

Gothic Feminism:
The Representation of the Gothic Heroine in Cinema

University of Kent
Thursday 26th – Friday 27th May 2016


[UPDATE]: Panel on 'Victorian Travel Writing and the Periodical Press' for BAVS 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 11:28am
Rebecca Butler (Nottingham Trent University)

The deadline for abstracts for my panel on Travel Writing and Periodical Press at the British Association of Victorian Studies (BAVS) annual conference ( is fast approaching.

The panel has already generated interest from scholars of women's travel writing, the history of tourism, colonial settler poetry and urban travel in Victorian periodicals.

We are now just short of generating two panels on the topic. I therefore encourage interested scholars working in related fields to submit a proposal on any aspect of travel and the Victorian periodical for consideration by 21 February 2016.

Eborakon Call for Submissions - Deadline 25 Feb

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 4:32am
Eborakon poetry journal

Eborakon is an annual poetry magazine based at the University of York, publishing new writers alongside established poets. The name is derived from the Brythonic for York, meaning "place of the yews". We value writing that is rooted, both in the resonances of language as it has been used over the course of history, and in the evocation of place. We are nourished by the writers and critics who have preceded us, at the same time branching out to explore the future. Like the yew, for us poetry is mysterious and earthly, real matter that is potentially dangerous to savour.

Poetic Measures Online - Call for Blog Submissions

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 4:29am
Poetic Measures Conference, University of York

As for measure and other technical apparatus, that's just common sense: if you're going to buy a pair of pants you want them to be tight enough so everyone will want to go to bed with you. There's nothing metaphysical about it. Frank O'Hara, 'Personism', 1959

MLA 2017 (January 5-8) Panel: Poe and Antebellum Writers

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 7:16pm
Poe Studies Association

Call for papers for the panel at MLA 2017
Philadelphia PA January 5-8, 2017

Chair: Amy Branam Armiento, Frostburg State University
Respondent: Barbara Cantalupo, The Pennsylvania State University

Papers that contrast Poe with another antebellum writer, famous or forgotten. Possibilities abound: Dickinson, Longfellow, Whitman, Chivers, Benjamin, Child, Lippard, Sprague, Hawthorne, etc.

250-word abstracts and a resume should be sent as email attachments to
Deadline: March 6, 2016.

[UPDATE] Superheroes and Critical Animal Studies: The Intersection of Species and Power in the World of Fictional Saviors

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 4:52pm
Institute for Critical Animal Studies

We are seeking 300-500 word abstracts by March 15th, 2016 for possible inclusion into an edited collection seeking to explore the world of animal rights and liberation against the backdrop of superheroes in film, television, and comics. While there are many book projects that look at the superhero universe from a variety of perspectives there has yet to be a collection that approaches it from the question of the nonhuman. This project is meant to fill that absence focusing on the construction of the (super)human as it relates to the way our culture understands and values nonhuman animals.