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Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 2:30pm
The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Special Issue of The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics

Guest Editors: Ames Hawkins and Maria Novotny

This special issue explores the practice of curation as a multimodal form of creative-critical scholarship. Creative-critical scholarship often employs creative practice as methods and methodologies (Anderson, 2014). It does so in order to not only articulate, but to demonstrate and make material, the relevance of arts practice as scholarly inquiry (Wysocki, 2004). We see  creative-critical scholarship as an artistic scholarly method facilitating action and engagement in critical social issues. We intend, then, for this special issue to call further attention to creative-critical scholarship as a multimodal rhetorical practice.

Special Issue: (Re)Mapping Cosmopolitanism in Literature and Film

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 9:08am
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 30, 2018

The journal /Humanities/ is now accepting submissions for publication in a special issue on “(Re)Mapping Cosmopolitanism in Literature and Film.”


Poe and Feeling

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:48pm
Emron Esplin / Brigham Young University / Poe Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

“Poe and Feeling”

A Conference Panel and Special Feature for Poe Studies: History, Theory, Interpretation

Deadline: 30 September 2018

Special Issue: "Theology of Marilynne Robinson in a Postsecular Age"

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:45pm
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

The journal, Humanities, is now accepting proposals for a special issue on "Theology of Marilynne Robinson in a Postsecular Age."  The deadline for the proposal is Janauary 31, 2019.  


“What end is served in abstracting the glimmer of numinosity, the summons to awe…from its particular histories, institutions, communities, struggles?”

—Tracy Fessenden, “The Problem of the Postsecular”

Hong Kong Studies—Call for Papers (Issue 3)—Special Section on Orientalism Forty Years on; and General Research Papers

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:37pm
Hong Kong Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

HONG KONG STUDIES—Issue 3 (Spring 2019) Call for Papers—Special Section on Orientalism Forty Years on; and General Research Papers

The first bilingual and interdisciplinary academic journal on Hong Kong, Hong Kong Studies (Chinese University Press), is now accepting articles for Issue 3 (scheduled for publication in Spring 2019), which will comprise both general research articles on Hong Kong and a special section on Edward Said’s Orientalism.

CFP - Special Issue of *Jeunesse* on Borders

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:17am
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

***Apologies for cross-posting***


In an attempt to think about borders at a time when they appear so intractable, Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Culturesinvites abstracts on all matters pertaining to borders in relation to young people’s texts and cultures for a special issue that will be published in Winter 2019.



Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:18am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Join us in Washington, D.C. at the Wardman Park Marriot April 17-20, 2019

The Creative Fiction area of the National PCA/ACA Conference welcomes fiction in any style, although the maximum reading time is 18 minutes.  We also welcome full panels of readers.  

Please send both an abstract AND attach the full piece to be presented at the submission site:

DUE by Oct. 1, 2018

All presenters must be members of the PCA and must register for the conference.

Whitman & Disability Studies (Special Issue of Commonplace)

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:55am
Commonplace: The Journal of Early American Life
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In his influential book Disability Aesthetics, Tobin Siebers makes two interventions. The first is to argue that modern aesthetics has long relied on disability as one of its defining features, even while neglecting to acknowledge this dependence explicitly. The second is to advocate on behalf of a deliberate praxis of disability aesthetics, which “embraces beauty that seems by traditional standards to be broken,” yet shows it to be “not less beautiful, but more so, as a result.” Ask literary scholars who work in the nineteenth century to think of a poet who best exemplifies Siebers’s argument, and few would be likely to name Walt Whitman.