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Stories of Illness / Disability in Literature and Comics. Intersections of the Medical, the Personal, and the Cultural

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 9:43am
PathoGraphics Berlin
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017




The PathoGraphics research team at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germanyannounces this upcoming conference and call for papers:


Stories of Illness / Disability in Literature and Comics.

Intersections of the Medical, the Personal, and the Cultural

October 27-28, 2017 in Berlin, Germany


Keynote speaker: Leigh Gilmore (Wellesley College),

Author of “The Limits of Autobiography: Trauma and Testimony” (2001) and

“Tainted Witness: Why we doubt what women say about their lives” (2017)

CFP: Taxidermic Forms and Fictions

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:43am
Susan McHugh and Sarah Bezan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017


Call for Papers for SLSA Conference


November 9 - 12th, 2017

Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona



Monday, May 22, 2017 - 8:29am
Leeds Beckett University, 5 September 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017



“The simultaneous awareness of past and present evident in historical crime fiction seems to offer a means of gaining a new perspective on the present through the past.” – John Scaggs (2005: 134)


Confirmed Keynote: Dr Heather Shore (Leeds Beckett University)

The Phenomenon of the Cross in an Age of Reform

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:43am
Paul Stapleton/ University of North Carolina
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Phenomenon of the Cross in an Age of Reform

This CFP is seeking abstracts for a panel-proposal to the Sixteenth Century Society Conference (SCSC), to be held October 26-29, 2017, in Milwaukee, WI. <>. Abstracts that are accepted will then be submitted to the SCSC for consideration.


Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:43am
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

SAMLA 89 – High Art / Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture: November 3-5th, 2017/Atlanta, GA

This roundtable seeks presenters that engage with the theme of this year's convention, High Art / Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture, as it relates to the works of Miguel de Cervantes. Presentations may focus on one or several works. Please submit a 250-word abstract to Brian Phillips, Jackson State University (, by May 30, 2017.

Sense of Place in American Modernist Poetry and Visual Art

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 9:29am
American Literature Association Symposium, Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

This panel explores the sense of place as part of the indigenous language of American artistic production of Modernism in the context of the European avant-garde. Though U.S. poets and artists were influenced by the formal techniques of Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dadaism and Surrealism, they were also determined to search for the essence of an expressive language that defined its authenticity as opposed to European foreignness. One of their avenues of research was the exploration of the distinctive features of the American soil as a means of contributing novel aspects to modern aesthetics. The genuine character of the environment is closely linked to the strong attachment to rural or urban spaces and the value they acquire for the observer.

Reminder: 64th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, September 29-Oct 1, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2:11pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 64th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Webster University in St. Louis, MO, September 29-Oct 1, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Tammy Proctor of Utah State University, and the plenary address will be given by Jonathan Sawday from Saint Louis University.

MLA 2018: Renaissance and Medieval Terms of Endearment

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2:11pm
Pamela Kirkpatrick, University of Arkansas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2017


MLA, January 2018, New York: Seeking proposals to a non-guaranteed session about kinship terminology or terms of endearment used for friends and foes. For example, in The Song of Roland, characters use sarcasm to describe enemies as friends, and interestingly, demeaning monikers are used to chastise friends. What do these epithets say about the cultural boundaries between friends and enemies in medieval and renaissance literature? Please send 500 word proposal and CV by 20 March 2017 to Pamela Kirkpatrick ( ). Also, please email questions or comments. If proposal is accepted, attendant must be an MLA member by 7 April 2017, per MLA guidelines.


Mediating American Modernist Literature: The case of/ for Big Magazines 1880-1960

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 4:42pm
Aix-Marseille Université - LERMA (EA 853)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 25, 2017

 Mediating American Modernist Literature: The case of/ for Big Magazines, 1880-1960

Aix-Marseille Université, LERMA (EA 853)

Aix-en-Provence, France, October 5- 7, 2018

EXTENDED DEADLINE: August 25, 2017



Professor Mark Morrisson, Pennsylvania State University.

Professor Faye Hammill, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.


This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the role played by “Big Magazines” in the production, publication, circulation, and reception of American literature between 1880 and 1960.