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Call for contracted collection of essays on Chitra Divakaruni. Abstract due Oct 15, essay due Dec 1--updated CFP

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 11:51am
Samina Najmi CSU Fresno

We seek contributions to a collection of critical essays on the work of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. The volume is tentatively titled Feminism and Diaspora: Critical Perspectives on Chitra Divakaruni, and will be published by Rawat Books in Jaipur, India. Anticipated publication date is Summer or Fall 2016.
Rawat, a major Indian publisher in humanities, cultural studies, and social sciences, has co-published dozens of books with American university presses. See more information at and

[UPDATE] Call for Essays: Essays on Orhan Pamuk's Works – Edited Collection

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 10:37am
Dr. Taner Can, Dr. Berkan Ulu, Koray Melikoğlu

This book project aims to mark the 10th anniversary of Orhan Pamuk's Nobel Laureateship and will include essays on his major works to be published by Ibidem Verlag, Stuttgart / Germany. The provisional title of the collection is Tales from His Father's Suitcase: Essays on Orhan Pamuk. We invite proposals for well-researched essays that address the major issues and themes in Pamuk's works, such as national identity, memory, historiography and ideology. We especially encourage contributions from scholars and academics working in the fields of comparative and translation studies. The collection is also open to other topics such as narratology and stylistics.

[UPDATE] Dependence in / to TV series. New deadline 18. Nov

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 9:25am
Sebastien Lefait

Dependence in / to TV series

An international interdisciplinary conference

Paris Ouest Nanterre University

Friday 5 February 2016

A conference organized with the support of CICLAHO, CREA (EA 370), EA 1569 (Paris 8), and CLIPSYD (EA 4430)

Organizing committee:

Nathalie Camart (CLIPSYD – EA 4430, Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)
Sébastien Lefait (EA 1569, Université Paris 8)
Anne-Marie Paquet-Deyris (CICLAHO / CREA – EA 370, Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)
Lucia Romo-Desprez (CLIPSYD – EA 4430, Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)

Energizing Communities: Congress 2016 (Deadline November 1, 2015)

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 8:47am
ACCUTE (Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English)

ACCUTE is excited to announce our call for papers for our 2016 conference, which will take place 28 May – 31 May, 2016, during the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, being held at the University of Calgary. In addition to ACCUTE's general call, our conference CFP includes member-organized sessions and joint sessions with other associations. For information about the conference, travel funding, and other FAQs, please go to Proposals are due by November 1, 2015.

Variations 24 - Origins (2016)

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 8:06am

Call for papers – Variations 24 (2015)

Variations is the journal for comparative literary studies at the University of Zurich. It publishes contributions in three languages (German, French and English) and represents 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.


In the beginning was the Word …
John 1.1

Stanley Kubrick: A Retrospective 11 - 13 May 2016

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 4:38am
Professor Ian Hunter / De Montfort University, UK

Much has been said and written about Stanley Kubrick. But not everything. Nearly two decades on since the release of his posthumous final film, Eyes Wide Shut (1999), it is only now, with the donation of his archive to the University of Arts London in 2007, that we are beginning to have our eyes opened to new perspectives and understandings of Kubrick and his work. The empirical potential that the archive offers has been highlighted in recent years in the research by one of this conference's keynote speakers, Peter Krämer, who has broken open the debates around authorial agency, collaboration, adaptation and production contexts.

Submit your poetry to These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Journal

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 8:18pm
These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Journal

Here is the link to our electronic journal page:

The deadine for submissions for second volume is December 10, 2015.


Send submissions to .

Please do *not* include any attachments; instead, paste the poems you would like to be submitted directly into your email. You may submit up to five poems per submission cycle.

Include a short (2 to 3 sentence) biography with your submission.

CFP Sholem Aleykhem: New Perspectives in Comparative Context (Edited volume): 300-word abstract, including a brief bio, by Nove

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 6:16pm
Universitas Press

This edited volume marking the centennial of Sholem Aleykhem's death (May 1916), will explore the writer's vast contributions to Yiddish literature through comparison with authors of other national literatures. The aim of the collection is to analyze the work of this foundational Yiddish writer in comparative context in order to bring to light hitherto unexplored aspects of his achievements. Often called "the Jewish Mark Twain" – due to similar writing style and use of pen name – Sholem Aleykhem's favorite writers spanned the spectrum of world literature –

Mystery Science Theater 3000 and the Culture of Riffing

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 1:03pm
Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers and Presentations: Mystery Science Theater and the Culture of Riffing/the Mash-Up SWPACA 2016
Southwest/American Popular Culture and American Culture Association

Please submit your paper title and 100- to 300-word abstract by November 1, 2015, through our database, which can be accessed at:

Zombie Culture 2016

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 12:55pm
Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers/Presentations Zombie Culture
Southwest/American Popular Culture and American Culture Association 2016

Make plans to join the Southwest PCA/ACA for our 37th annual conference, February 10-13 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102
Tel: +1 505 842 1234 or 888-421-1442

"Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves": Women in Collaboration

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 12:23pm
ACCUTE 2016 (Calgary, 28-31 May 2016); submission deadline 1 November 2015

This panel surveys and celebrates examples of women in collaboration, also taking into account some of the possible challenges associated with women in partnership. How do women's groups or communities handle differences in sexuality, ability, race, ethnicity, and religion among members? What does it mean to be women in collaboration in the Canadian city recently voted worst for women (Edmonton), or the city voted best (Québec City), or the city ranked exactly in the middle (Hamilton)? How have women's communities been depicted in various media, and how have collaborators presented themselves? Submissions should be in keeping with ACCUTE's broad interest in English studies, and work on any time period is welcome.

International conference on literature and cinema

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 7:38am
University of Tehran

Being the first specialized conference on Literature and Cinema, this conference aims to attract the attention of scholars and readers from different countries in order to exchange professional ideas and give critical comments on the diversity, versatility, and global facet of cinema using literary adaptations. The beginnings of cinema in the early 1900's gradually led to a close affiliation between literature and cinema. Cinema and literature although very different are yet related to one another and cinema can now play a pivotal role in the popularization of literary texts, novels or plays.