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SMART 2018 : Scientific Methods in Academic Research and Teaching

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:40am
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

SMART: Scientific Methods in Academic Research and Teaching provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest research on artificial intelligence, neuroscience, cognitive science and other scientific methods used in the higher education and research context. 

Our conference is essential for professionals aiming to improve their understanding of the most scientific methods applied at different levels of higher education. 

Need one additional essay for Doing Vegan Studies (immediately)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:37am
Laura Wright, Professor of English, Western Carolina University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

I am editing the collection "Doing Vegan Studies," which is under contract for publication in the “Cultural Ecologies of Food in the 21st Century” series published by the University of Nevada Press and slated for publication in 2018. I have a great set of contributors and essays, but due to a contributor being unable to complete an essay, I’ve lost a valuable contribution on veganism and race. I am hoping to solicit an essay that addresses this topic in a compelling and original way. Potential topics include – but are not limited to:

Veganism as perceived white identity category

Problematic comparisons between human slavery and the enslavement of animals

Veganism and Black Lives Matter

Veganism as postcolonial strategy

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & his Contemporaries 2018 Call for Papers

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:36am
Corrina Readioff, University of Liverpool, Digital Defoe Journal Social Media Editor
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Digital Defoe Journal is seeking papers for its next issue (Issue 10.1, Fall 2018).  Articles that explore any area relating to Defoe and/or his contemporaries are welcome!

In addition to traditional scholarly papers, we welcome essays on fresh pedagogical approaches to the works of Defoe and his contemporaries.  We also particularly encourage the submission of innovative digital and multimedia projects.


Please direct queries and submissions to Dr. Adam Sills ( & Dr. Chris Loar (

Deadline for submissions is 1 May 2018.

Deadline Approaching - Horror Comes Home (edited collection; abstracts 1/15/18)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:36am
Cynthia J. Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018


CFP: Horror Comes Home (edited collection; film and television)

Deadline: Abstracts 1/15/18; Essays 8/1/18

 The horror genre in film and television is no stranger to images of home. As Carol Clover notes, most horror occurs within a “terrible place,” often a space that, in fact, represents home, transforming it from a refuge to a prison or a supernatural battleground.

 How do our understandings of home shift within the horror genre when “home” might mean a coffin, a sideshow, a hotel, a tent, or transitory refuge? What happens to notions of home when it is the site of physical or psychological violence or contamination? This volume seeks to engage with the spectrum of these representations of home within the horror genre.

Diffractive Reading

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:35am
Prof. Dr. Kai Merten, University of Erfurt
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2018

Following a lecture-cum-workshop in January 2017 with Birgit Kaiser and Kathrin Thiele on the topic of “Diffraction” in Erfurt, the Erfurt Research Network on New Materialism (ENNM) developed an interest in the idea of reading literary (and other) texts diffractively. Therefore, we are looking for contributions for a book proposal for the Book Series New Critical Humanities (series editors Birgit M. Kaiser, Timothy O’Leary and Kathrin Thiele), at Rowman & Littlefield International. The publication will be an edited volume of articles on the notion of “Diffractive Reading”.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Boydston Essay Prize

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:35am
Association for Documentary Editing (ADE)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Association for Documentary Editing invites nominations for the 2018 Boydston Essay Prize. The prize will be awarded to the best essay or review published between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017, the primary focus of which is the editing of a volume of works or documents. The award carries a cash honorarium of $300. Eligible essays may have been published in digital and print journals, monographs, and collections. Please submit nominations and citations in the body of an e-mail, and attach essays or reviews to be considered as Rich Text Format (RTF), MS Word, or PDF to the address below. Self-nominations are welcome. The prize will be awarded in June 2018 at the ADE annual meeting in Olympia, Washington.

“Behavioral Aesthetics. Techne–Desire–Savoir-faire” - The Polish Journal of Aesthetics No. 52 (1/2019)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:35am
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

“Behavioral Aesthetics. 

The Polish Journal of Aesthetics No. 52 (1/2019)


Daniel Ross (Universidad de Investigación de Tecnología Experimental Yachay, Ecuador)
Adrian Mróz (Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland)

Preface with Anaïs Nony (Florida State University)

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2018

CFP for Postcolonial Interventions, Vol. III, Issue 2, June 2018

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:05pm
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018


'This world was unified, first of all, by a common purpose: to provide the corrective of laughter and criticism to all existing straightforward genres, languages, styles, voices, to force men to experience beneath these categories a different and contradictory reality that is otherwise not captured in them.'

                                                                                                                                                                            "From the prehistory of novelistic discourse", Bakhtin

Child and Youth Agency in Science Fiction & Fantasy

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:04pm
Ingrid E. Castro, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, USA & Jessica Clark, University of Suffolk, Ipswich, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

We are seeking chapter submissions for an edited volume that interrogates representations of children and youth’s agency in science fiction and fantasy.  Our collection will explore child and youth agency in the context of “beyond the known.”  Often, children’s agency is viewed as imaginary, given the heightened structures foisted upon them by adults/parents, peers/friends, and institutions/organizations in the real world.  Insomuch as science fiction and fantasy represent liminal spaces with unbounded potential, our book may unearth that child and youth agency is accepted as more real in the unreal, more possible in the impossible.