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Joe Orton: 50 Years On

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:13am
University of Leicester
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of playwright Joe Orton (1933-1967), the University of Leicester is hosting a one day interdisciplinary symposium on his life and work.

Deadline for 250-word abstracts for 20 minute papers: 31 April, 2017

Possible topics include:

Orton and satire/black comedy/farce

Orton’s TV plays

Orton as diarist

Orton and race

Orton and crime

Orton and art

Orton on screen

Orton and the 1960s

Gay/Queer Orton

Orton and Halliwell

The defaced library book covers

Orton and Leicester

The Orton industry

Orton’s influences

Orton’s influence

Orton’s legacy

Special Issue call for Papers on MIGRATION: Change and Continuity

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:22am
SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics: Call for Papers

Special Section on MIGRATION: Change and Continuity
Guest Editors: Tirthankar Roy, London School of Economics, United Kingdom and Chinmay Tumbe, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India

The Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics invites submissions for a Special Issue forthcoming in July 2018, on Migration: Change and Continuity, with reference to internal migration in South Asia or cross-border migration within South Asia.

Margaret Atwood Studies

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:13am
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Margaret Atwood Studies Journal always invites submissions (from both members and nonmembers of the Society alike). Essays submitted must be the original work of the author(s) and neither published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. Essays should be focused primarily on the work of Margaret Atwood, between 2,500 and 6,250 words, double-spaced, written in grammatical English, and documented following the conventions outlined in the latest MLA Handbook. Please include an abstract. To facilitate blind review, submissions should include a cover sheet with contact information and include no references to authorship in the essay. There is no submission deadline; we take submissions on a rolling basis.

*DEADLINE EXTENDED* Reading and its Objects

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 10:23am
University of Sussex
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017

‘Reading and Its Objects’


University of Sussex

8-9th May 2017


‘What is important now is to recover our senses. We must learn to see

more, to hear more, to feel more. […] The function of criticism should be to

show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means.’

-- Susan Sontag, ‘Against Interpretation’ [1964]


‘What would a less strong theory look like – one that leaves room for the

MLA 2018: From Anarchism to Assimilation: The Making of Italian Americans

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:26am
Nancy Caronia MLA LLC Italian American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

In conjunction with the MLA theme: #States of Insecurity, this panel seeks contributions that complicate notions of assimilation and the assimilated Italian American. How has Italian American radicalization been minimized, erased, or marginalized in favor of the assimilation tale of struggle, hard work, and success? How have Italian radical migrants’ stories been homogenized by the mythic and legal processes of assimilation, including the Alien Registration Act? How have other ethnic and racial minorities used the example of Italian American assimilation to create their assimilation stories? Seeking contributions especially in gender studies, race and ethnic studies, urban studies, working class studies, and digital humanities.

Research in the Fantastic / GFF Conference Vienna Sep 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:24am
Gesellschaft fuer Fantastikforschung
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

GFF 2017: Realities and World Building

University of Vienna, September 20th-23rd 2017


     The creation and experience of “new” worlds is a central appeal of the fantastic. From Middle Earth to variations of the Final Frontier, the fantastic provides a seemingly infinite number of fantastic “worlds” and world concepts. It develops and varies social and cultural systems, ideologies, biological and climatic conditions, cosmologies and different time periods. Its potential and self-conception between the possible and the impossible offer perspectives to nearly every field of research.

Encountering Alternate Histories in a "Post-Truth" Culture

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:24am
Modern Language Association Convention 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 13, 2017

We seek papers on alternate-history writing, TV, and film, with a particular emphasis on papers addressing debates over revisionism, propaganda, or how re-imaginings elucidate established history. Please send 300-word abstracts and 50-word biographical statements to by March 13, 2017.

UPDATED: Mum's The Word: Voicing the Female Experience in Popular Culture

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:26am
Jade Dillon & Adele Hannon in association with Sibéal Feminist and Gender Studies Network
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sorcha Gunne, NUI Galway. Dr Gunne's paper is entitled 'Gender, Genre and Modernity: Feminist Politics and Irish Chick Lit from a World-Literary Perspective'


Conference Details:

Liminalities: Metamorphosis and Chaos [Extension]

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:25am
CSULA English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 27, 2017

Paper Topics

This year’s theme is “Liminalities: Metamorphosis and Chaos.” The conference will examine the transitional nature of in-between spaces and identities. We invite submissions exploring “Liminalities” in all or any of its meanings. Topics are not limited to, but could include: borders and transnationalisms, marginality, ambiguity and unpredictability, entanglements, thresholds, transformations or reformulations in identity, migration and movement. Areas of inquiry might include the fields of literature, linguistics, composition, rhetoric, creative writing, cultural studies, critical theory, philosophy, history, film, gender studies, and the natural and social sciences.