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Teaching Critical Theory in the Era of Globalization: A Special Issue of Pedagogy (Duke UP), scheduled for October 2020.

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:00am
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

The editors of this special issue are seeking contributions on teaching critical theory in the global present. What is the relevance of teaching theory in the era of globalization, and what is at stake? What are the challenges and unavoidable paradoxes of teaching theory at a time when global classrooms are geared toward both neoliberal information/skills acquisition and conservative knowledge accumulation?

Lyrical Letters, or Missives with Melodies -- MLA 2019

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:59am
Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2108

A session to be held at Modern Language conference in Chicago, January 3-6, 2019.  Sponsored by the Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations.
Analysis and appreciation of the artistic functions and contributions of sung letters in musical plays and operas.   In these days of e mail, Twitter, etc., it can be hard to remember that, at one time, correspondence was done more slowly by letter, and that the reading and/or writing of letters was often an important part of theatrical events.  You are invited to submit proposals that explore this phenomenon.  250 word abstracts by 20 March 2018; Mail abstracts to Shoshana Knapp (

[Update] Georgia Philological Association: May 18, 2018 Meeting and Call for Papers

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:53am
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 19, 2018

The thirteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 18, 2018. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes.

Eudora Welty Open Topic

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:50am
South Central MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Eudora Welty Society panel at SCMLA 2018 invites papers on any aspect of Welty’s work, life, or critical reception, especially approaches that address the conference theme of “CROSSROADS OF CULTURES.” Send 250-word abstracts and a short bio to Sarah Peters at by March 31, 2018.

The 75th annual South Central Modern Language Association conference will be held in San Antonio, TX, October 11-14, 2018.  Conference information is available at

Reminder CFP - Film as Film Today: On the Criticism and Theory of V. F. Perkins

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:22am
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 16, 2018

V. F. Perkins (1936-2016) was a foundational figure in the history of British film education, a pioneering theorist of the medium, and among the most insightful and eloquent writers on the art of film. His historical significance for the fields of film criticism and film study is uncontested. However, while Perkins’ work – particularly the seminal Film as Film (1972) – still influences certain strands of scholarship, its contemporary relevance for critics, theorists, and students is presently underappreciated. This symposium is dedicated to revaluating Perkins’ critical methods and arguments by exploring their continued utility for those studying film, television, audiovisual media, and aesthetics today.

CFP: Film & History - all areas (6/1/18; 11/7-11/18)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 9:17am
Film & History
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018


Citizenship and Sociopathy in Film, Television, and New Media

2018 Film & History Conference

November 7-11

Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club

Madison, WI (USA)