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Texts, Contexts, and Subtexts: Charlotte Perkins Gilman in her Time

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 11:16pm
American Literature Association (ALA) - Gilman Society

Texts, Contexts, and Subtexts: Charlotte Perkins Gilman in Her Time

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's articles, letters, papers, and library underscore a central quality of her diverse and prolific career: her works were deeply engaged with the social and scientific milieus of her time. An avid reader, enthusiastic learner, and active member within her own intellectual communities, Gilman often reached out to those whose work she admired – as well as to those whose work she found lacking. Through her lectures, publications, and correspondence, Gilman impacted a broad cross-section of scholarly and literary discourses.

The Waggle magazine - Call for Creative Submissions - closes 15 December 2015

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 11:09pm
the Waggle magazine

We are presently seeking submissions of art, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction for our third issue! We will also consider reviews of non-mainstream books and music. Frankly, if it's well-written, we want to read it; if it's visually intriguing, we want to see it.

In the covering e-mail, please include the author or artist's name, contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address), and a brief (2-4 sentence) bio. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please notify us if your work has been accepted for publication elsewhere.

Deadline for submissions for the next issue is 15 December 2015. (Please feel free to keep sending us wondrous creations beyond that date!)


Reminder of upcoming deadline (December 15) for submission to Panel on ​​Print, Public Readership, and Alternative Literary Mode

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 8:15pm
University of Alberta

What: ​​Panel on ​​Print, Public Readership, and Alternative Literary Modernities​ ​
Where: ​​​​CCLA @ Congress 2016 in Calgary, Canada
When: ​​May 28 to 30, 2016
How:​ ​Submit an abstract ​to by December 15, 2015.​​
​​What happens after the panel: Select papers will be considered for publication in ​a ​scholarly outlet subject to peer review.
​​More info: Check out the ​​CFP below/attached or click here and here! Or just write to

CFP for panel at CCLA

SCL: Experimental Literature (ALA 27th Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 26-29, 2016); due January 15

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 7:57pm
Society for Contemporary Literature

The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the 27th Annual Conference of the American Literature Assoc. We encourage scholars to think broadly about culture, experimentation, and their relationships to contemporary literature. In the past 25 years, experimentation in literature has seen a diverse and dramatic boom. Literature sees experiment by way of form, structure, context, theme, and modes of mediation.

Teaching Graphic Novels in English and Literature Courses

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 10:21am
Dr. Alissa Burger

In the last couple of decades, comics and graphic novels have made their way into a wide variety of classrooms, from science to the humanities. As Robert G. Weiner and Carrye Kay Syma argue in 'Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom: Essays on the Educational Power of Sequential Art,' "It is no longer a question of whether sequential art should be used in educational settings, but rather how to use it and for what purpose" (1).

CFP: 42nd Annual Conference of the African Literature Association (April 6-9, 2016)

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 10:08am
African Literature Association

Emory University and Kennesaw State University
cordially invite you to submit your proposals for seminars, roundtables, and panels
at the
African Literature Association 2016 Conference

Justice and Human Dignity in Africa
and the African Diaspora

Venues: Marriott Marquis and National Center for Civil and Human Rights in
Atlanta, Georgia. USA.
April 6-9, 2016
Conference website:

Replotting Performance

Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 11:39pm
Association for Research in Theatre at Indiana University (ART@IU)

Replotting Performance

Jon McKenzie, in his 2001 book Perform or Else, makes the prediction that "performance will be to the twentieth and twenty-first centuries what discipline was to the eighteenth and nineteenth, that is an onto-historical formation of power and knowledge."

Literature and Politics (Nov. 3-5, 2016)

Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 4:47pm
South Central MLA (

We are currently seeking papers for this open topic session which explores the intersections of literature and politics. Please e-mail 350-500 word abstracts to Marina Trninic by March 31, 2016.The theme for this year's conference is "The Spectacular City: Glamour, Decadence, and Celebrity in Literature and Culture." For more on the 2016 SCMLA conference in Dallas, visit the website at

Multiculturalism, Multilingualism and the Self: PASE 2016 Conference, 31 March-2 April, 2016

Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 4:46pm
University of Silesia, Poland, Institute of English and Institute of English Cultures and Literatures

The Institute of English and Institute of English Cultures and Literatures at the University of Silesia and the Polish Association for the Study of English are pleased to invite you to the 25th annual Conference of The Polish Association for the Study of English.

The theme of the conference is

Multiculturalism, Multilingualism and the Self

Submissions are welcome in the area of literature, culture studies, linguistics, applied linguistics, translation and teacher training.

The following topics are only our suggestions for presentations at the conference: