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Comics Arts Conference WonderCon

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:07am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon, in Anaheim, Ca, March 31-April 2, 2017.  We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars.  We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

Text and Performance: Writing the Real

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:07am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

When James Joyce was composing Finnegan’s Wake with Samuel Beckett as a scribe, someone knocked on the door. Joyce responded, “Come in?” When he realized he had mistakenly written this down, Beckett asked Joyce how far back to cross out. Joyce—so the story goes—decided to leave it in the novel, delighted at the way his life had blended with his work. How can we understand the dynamic relationship between art and life? When does the depiction of life become life itself? We propose a panel to investigate performance, specifically, as a liminal space between art and life, or between text and action, that offers the opportunity to explore the possibilities of the real and the unreal, of assumption and disruption, of subject and object.

SPECIAL ISSUE 2018: Investigating Second Language Speech

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 1:24pm
Ilha do Desterro Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS - Ilha do Desterro Journal


SPECIAL ISSUE 2018: Investigating Second Language Speech

Guest Editors:

Rosane Silveira, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Walcir Cardoso, Concordia University

Ocke-Schwen Bohn, Aarhus University

Donesca Puntel Xhafaj, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina


CFP - Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 2:01pm
Northern Illinois University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 27, 2017


Conference Date: April 7-8, 2017

Deadline for Proposals: January 27, 2017

Theme: “Altered States, Times, Perspectives”

The 25th annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media (MCLLM) at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL, is currently accepting proposals for 15-minute papers from individuals and panels.  We are particularly interested in papers that explore this year’s theme: Altered States, Times, Perspectives. Purposefully broad in scope, this theme offers researchers a chance to present argument-driven papers on topics such as (but not limited to):

Labor, Leisure, and the Anthropocene: ASLE, Detroit, MI, June 20-24, 2017

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 9:59am
ASLE: Association for Studies in Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Seeking conference paper proposals for ASLE: Association for Studies in Literature and Environment.   

The Anthropocene has developed largely because of our cultures of work and our work machines. This fact calls for a reevaluation of work. How might this effort proceed? How should we reimagine labor and leisure in light of climate change? What does the news of the Anthropocene teach us about ideologies of labor and leisure? What does the naming technology of “the Anthropocene” make possible? What does it suppress or disable?   

Feminist Spaces 3.1 Call For Works

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:00am
Feminist Spaces Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 11, 2016


Feminist Spaces 3.1 (Fall/Winter)

Feminist Spaces is now accepting general submissions for its fifth issue. Feminist Spaces welcomes work across genres and disciplines and invite students, faculty, and independent scholars to submit academic papers, creative writings, and artistic pieces that address topics in feminist, gender, sexuality or women’s studies as a primary focus. Articles may begin or enter into dialogue within feminist discourse or present historical research. Examples of topics may include but are not limited to the following:

The Archipelagic Turn and the Future of Literary and Cultural Studies

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:00am
Elena Lahr-Vivaz
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

We are now accepting abstracts for a panel to be held at the 2017 meeting of NEMLA (Northeastern Modern Language Association) in Baltimore, Maryland (March 23-26, 2017) titled "The Archipelagic Turn and the Future of Literary and Cultural Studies."

"Doing Theory": theory@buffalo 20

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:01am
Comparative Literature Department at SUNY Buffalo
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

In recent years, the value of critical theory has been questioned by various thinkers for reasons that may seem contradictory. On the one hand, it has been subject to criticism for its excess, for being redundant in the face of actual facts. On the other, it has been seen as lacking, impoverishing the object of analysis by forcing upon it a limiting framework. In response to this, humanities scholars have sought out new analytic tools, for example in the fields of neuroscience, cognitive science, and biology. This 20th anniversary issue of theory@buffalo speaks to this “existential crisis” being experienced in the humanities. Is it time to move on from theory and cultivate other ways of thinking?

Radical Humanities: The Radical Tradition in the Humanities

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 11:52am
Humanities Division of Essex County College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 30, 2016


From March 21-24, 2017, the Humanities Division at Essex County College will host its Fifth Annual Humanities Conference, "Radical Humanities: The Radical Tradition in the Humanities." Although the idea of radicalism can, in some ways, seem antithetical to our understanding of "tradition," this conference will, in part, examine the roots and patterns of radical thought in humanities discourse (including literature, philosophy, art, music, theater, dance, media, architecture, and design) as well as explore works, ideas, and movements that may be seen as radical or revolutionary.