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MLA Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edith Wharton: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 02/28/2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:36pm
Ferdâ Asya/Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018


The volume, Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edith Wharton, edited by Ferdâ Asya, is now in development in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature.

As with other similar books published by the MLA, this one will contain a discussion of the most important and useful materials available to teachers—in this case, of the works of Edith Wharton—and it will be composed largely of essays by instructors. A list of books published in the series can be found on the MLA Website ( under MLA Library.

Graphic Content Warning: Graphing Explicit Modernist Bodies (MSA 2018 Columbus)

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 4:33pm
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

“The natural object,” Pound writes, “is always the adequate symbol.” Nevertheless, Modernist literature is plotted along bodily representations that often seem far from the realities of their correlative “natural object.” This panel will consider the tension between Modernism’s representative strategies and the gendered objects that Modernist writers “graph,” focusing particularly on Modernist representations of female, queer, non-white, disabled, and otherwise marginalized bodies. How do the literary strategies of Modernist writers complicate, limit, or make space for bodies, or bodily functions, that might have been given a “Graphic Content Warning”?

American Literature Association: Charles W. Chesnutt panels

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:46pm
Charles W. Chesnutt Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

 The Charles W. Chesnutt Association welcomes abstracts (of no more than 300 words) for presentation at two sessions on the work of Chesnutt at the 2018 ALA conference in San Francisco.


Session One: Outside the Chesnutt Canon

Post-Truth: An Interdisciplinary Exploration

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:45pm
University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Post-Truth: An Interdisciplinary Exploration

University of Portsmouth

March 24th, 2018

Keynote: Professor Steve Fuller (University of Warwick)


Post-Truth, as a concept, seemed to exemplify 2016. The term, in fact, was appointed word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries, underscoring its pre-eminence. The phenomenon is characterized by notions of ‘fake news’, ‘alternative facts’, and ‘false information’, but is this simply academic residue from the postmodern debate trickling down to its broader expression in social media?

Virginia Woolf, Europe and Peace: 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:37pm
University of Kent
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Marking 100 years since the end of the First World War and 80 years since the publication of Three Guineas, the 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf invites papers addressing the dual theme of Europe and Peace. From the ‘prying’, ‘insidious’ ‘fingers of the European War’ that Septimus Warren Smith would never be free of in Mrs Dalloway to Woolf’s call to ‘think peace into existence’ during the Blitz in ‘Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid’, questions of war and peace pervade her writings.

“In defense of close reading or, reading the minuscule”

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 2:29am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 22, 2018

AFEA 2018 Symposium « Magnifying America : the poetics and politics of details » 

22-25 May 2018

Nice-Sophia Antipolis University


PANEL “In defense of close reading or, reading the minuscule”

DEADLINE EXTENDED!!! Call for Papers for Trauma; 12th Issue of Watermark

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 6:07am
California State University, Long Beach
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 19, 2018

Watermark, the annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by graduate students in the English Department at California State University, Long Beach is seeking submissions for the twelfth volume. The journal is dedicated to publishing original, critical, and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as representing current issues in the field of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for enlarging voices, only student work will be considered. 


BodyWorks: A Conference on Corporeal Representation

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:16am
Northumbria University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

18th April 2018, Northumbria University


BodyWorks takes an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to representations of bodies, embodiment and sensory experience across literature and culture. In doing so, we welcome responses from a range of disciplines, including cultural studies, literary studies, philosophy, arts, history, education, media, social sciences and medical humanities. Through this breadth of intellectual inquiry, the event aims to draw together a range of approaches and methodologies for exploring various facets of the contemporary shift towards studies of the body and emotions in the humanities.