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SCMLA 2017: "This power was forced upon me”: Social Transformation in the Marvel Universe

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 3:11pm
Rebeccah Bechtold
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 30, 2017

This panel invites papers on representations of social transformation in the Marvel Universe to be presented at South Central MLA’s 2017 annual convention held October 5-8th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Presenters should feel free to propose papers on a wide-range of topics. We are especially interested, however, in papers that explore the representation of trauma and/or violence as a necessary part of socially transformative practices. Proposed papers could consider, for instance, the trauma of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’s terrigenesis or how Luke Cage’s body—often riddled with bullets—offers a challenge to the “All Lives Matter” movement.

Making and Collecting - University of Virginia - April 7-9, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 12:20pm
Graduate English Students Association, University of Virginia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2017



Making and Collecting

April 7-9, 2017

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Keynote: Bill Brown (University of Chicago)

Lunchtime symposium hosted by Bill Brown and Cynthia Wall (University of Virginia)

Thorstein Veblen's The Higher Learning in America at 100 (MLA 2018)

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:13am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 20, 2017

Thorstein Veblen's 1918 The Higher Learning in America: A Memorandum on the Conduct of Universities by Business Men presented one of the earliest anti-corporate critiques of university-industry relations. This panel will offer readings of his classic study in light of the changes in American universities over the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. What can we learn from Veblen's critique? Does his argument still hold up 100 years later, and, if so, how might we use it as a resource in our own struggles against austerity budgeting, labor casualization, and corporatization in our institutions?

Special Issue of Poetics Today: Rethinking Literature

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:13am
Tamar Hager / Tel-Hai College, and Omri Herzog / Sapir Academic College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Rethinking Literature

Reconsidering the disciplinary and textual boundaries of Literature

A Special Issue of Poetics Today

Guest-Editors: Tamar Hager and Omri Herzog


Submission guidelines:

Abstract proposal 200-300 words

Short biography 50 words

Submission due: February 1, 2017

Acceptance of abstracts made by March 15, 2017

The Space Between: Psyche, Body, Skin, Environment

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:13am
Fashion Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Friday 3rd February 2017, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Fataneh Farahani, Associate Professor, Department of Ethnology and Gender Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden

Deadline for Abstracts: Friday 15th December 2016

[Update] Georgia Philological Association: May 19, 2017 Meeting and Call for Papers

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 7:05pm
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2017

The twelfth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 College Station Drive, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 19, 2017. 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.

Consumer Identities and Digital Culture Symposium

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:14am
Consumer Identities
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

CFP: Consumer Identities and Digital Culture Symposium

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 20, 2016

The Division of Mass Communication at St. John’s University is now accepting submissions for paper presentations at an upcoming one-day symposium, Consumer Identities and Digital Culture. We seek transdisciplinary interpretations and critical analyses of consumption and consumer identity, broadly defined across emerging media and digital landscapes. This symposium is the first in a planned series of events interrogating various aspects of consumer identity, using fans as one exemplar and catalyst for discussion. Panelists will also be invited to participate in the development of an edited volume.


Special Issue: Neoliberalism and Social Reproduction

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:14am
Polygraph: An International Journal of Culture and Politics
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Polygraph 27—Call for Papers 
Special Issue: Neoliberalism and Social Reproduction

Variations 25 - Humour

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 9:59am
Variations - comparative literature journal of the University of Zurich
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Variations 25 (2017)

Variations is the journal for comparative literary studies at the University of Zurich. It publishes contributions in

three languages (German, French and English) and is a forum for research that helps advance academic exchange in

literary studies. Each issue gathers articles on a particular topic, followed by literary and artistic contributions, as well

as reviews of recently published research in comparative literary studies.



“Consequently I place myself in this breach. […] I divide my inner self

into the finite and the infinite factors […].”

(Jean Paul, School for Aesthetics)