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[Call for Proposals] Perma/Culture: Imagining Alternatives in an Age of Crisis

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 3:24pm
Molly Wallace and David Carruthers

We are seeking proposals for an interdisciplinary anthology, tentatively titled "Perma/Culture: Imagining Alternatives in an Age of Crisis," that will treat cultural production and practices related to "alternatives"—both critical and creative, descriptive and imaginative—that challenge the unjust and unsustainable systems that dominate at present.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers -- Alfred Hitchcock -- November 1, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 3:19pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2015
Conference Website: (updated regularly)

[REMINDER] American Literature Association Symposium on Frontiers and Borders in American Literature, Feb. 25-27, 2016

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 1:59pm
American Literature Association

Proposals are welcome for papers and panels on a range of topics related to varied conceptions of the frontier and American borderlands, including but not limited to nineteenth and twentieth-century narratives of the frontier, Western literature, the literature of nature and the environment, the literature of cultural contact, and science fiction.
Send one page proposals or abstracts to Steven Frye at by December 1, 2015.

The Symposium will be held at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, TX

(Un)stable Identities: How the Self is Forged and Found

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 1:58pm
English Graduate Student Association at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: (Un)Stable Identities: How the Self is Forged and Found

"There will be time / to prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet."­ Eliot, Prufrock

"We know what we are, but now what we may be."­ Shakespeare, Hamlet

"I am not an angel...and I will not be one till I die. I will be myself." ­ Bronte, Jane Eyre

CFP: Special Issue of Participations - Perceptions of Censorship

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 1:04pm
Clarissa Smith - University of Sunderland / Jason Zenor - State University of NY-Oswego / Mark Mckenna - Glyndwr University

Call for Submissions- Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies Special Issue: "Thinking about Censorship Differently"
Expected Publication Date: November 2016 (Vol 13, Issue 2)

Co-Editors: Clarissa Smith (University of Sunderland, UK); Mark McKenna (Glyndwr University, UK); Jason Zenor (State University of NY-Oswego, US)

CFP: 2016 SMRS at Saint Louis University: "plesaunte to prynces paye": Puns and Plays on Meaning in the Pearl-poems

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 10:51am
2016 Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University

Recent studies of the Pearl manuscript and its poems reveal potential for exploring new and unusual analyses of both manuscript and text. Arthur Bahr, William Storm, and others have especially suggested that poems in the Pearl-poems often reward close readings at the word and phrase level. Such readings, though some may seem unusual at first, may in fact be quite tenable in the context of each poem and of the others in the entire manuscript. Such readings can also affirm scholars' interest in puns and other forms of wordplay on the part of the poet(s) who wrote the Pearl-poems.

Update: Deadline for submissions extended to Nov. 15th, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 9:37am
Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought

...A gathering of scholars celebrating beauty, the Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought is soliciting proposals on all aspect of medieval or renaissance thought and culture. The conference will be held on the beautiful campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

To access more information about the conference, click on the link below.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us directly:

Dr. Darci Hill,
Conference Director


Robert Frost's Poetry: Critical Perspectives; December 31, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 3:51am
Journal / Collection of Essays

Scholarly papers and essays addressing significant aspects of Robert Frost's poetry and poetics. Electronic attachments of papers / essays in the latest MLA style are invited for consideration for publication in the special Double Issue of a literary biannual journal and in a collection of essays to be published by a publisher of international repute based in India/ UK. For details, please contact with an abstract no longer than 300 words and a bio-note by December 31, 2015.

CFP for Print, Public Readership, and Alternative Literary Modernities ‎-- abstract deadline December 15, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 3:36am
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 scholarly outlet ‎subject to peer review.‎
More info: Check out the CFP below! and just write to


Friday, October 23, 2015 - 3:10am
Association for Research in the Fantastic

There is hardly any subject in contemporary literary, cultural, and media studies that is discussed and researched with as much controversy as "the fantastic". Since theoretical debate on the subject was initiated in the second half of the 20th century, largely by Tzvetan Todorov and Roger Callois, research on the fantastic has become a globally relevant, interdisciplinary, and rapidly developing field of scholarship. The field's significance is reflected in numerous scholarly journals, associations, organizations, research projects and institutions which have focused on the fantastic.

Okra to Opera 3: The Conference on Southern Culture

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 6:10pm
Converse College, Spartanburg, SC


April 8 & 9, 2016
Converse College, Spartan burg, SC

"Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories."
- Eudora Welty, One Writer's Beginnings

The Politics of Southeast Asian Contemporary Art - Deadline December 6

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 3:14pm
Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics

Our issue 13 aims to shed light on the political function of art in diverse contexts in Southeast Asia. Among other things, the issue will discuss the formation of Southeast Asian contemporary art scenes, and of a regional conscience in contemporary art: In particular, the implications and consequences for artists' ability to reflect and influence their local political situation, and for the possibility of meaningful cooperation between artists and art scenes. As a part of this investigation, the issue will also discuss topics such as the (potential) function of art in public spaces, and how the contemporary art economy influences the political agency of art and the freedom of expression in Southeast Asian societies.

[UPDATE] Cosmopolis and Beyond. Literary Cosmopolitanism after the Republic of Letters. (Trinity college, Oxford, 18-19 March)

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 2:04pm
University of Oxford

Cosmopolitanism, derived from the ancient Greek for 'world citizenship', offers a radical alternative to nationalism, asking individuals to imagine themselves as part of a community that goes beyond national and linguistic boundaries. Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in cosmopolitanism in the humanities and social sciences, especially within philosophy, sociology and politics. Cosmopolitanism, however, has also exercised a shaping influence on modern literary culture. It is well known that during the Enlightenment it found an embodiment in the Republic of Letters.

Making a Scene - BWWC - June 2-5, 2016

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 11:44am
24th Annual Meeting of the British Women Writers Conference

The theme of the 24th annual meeting of the British Women Writers Conference is "Making a Scene," and we're excited to welcome papers that play with the elasticity of this phrase vis-à-vis eighteenth- and nineteenth-century writings by women. From the sublime panoramas of "Beachy Head' and the scandalous rehearsals of Lover's Vows in Mansfield Park to the landscapes of Helen Huntingdon and the ekphrastic poems of Michael Field, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature by British women writers frequently makes a scene as it considers landscape, theatrical performance and the creation or representation of visual art.