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Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Creative Writers

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 11:58pm
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

The 47th Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature will be held June 1- 3, 2017 at Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at Michigan State University, East Lansing.


We welcome proposals for individual papers, panels, and roundtables on Midwestern literature, and readings of original creative work with a Midwestern emphasis.

Deadline: no later than Dec. 31, 2016 Find the online proposal form at

Proposals related to the work of 2017 Mark Twain Award winner Gloria Whalen are especially invited.

American Lierature Association: Postwar Iconicities

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 10:05am
Jacqueline Foertsch / U North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 16, 2017

Postwar Iconicities:  Discussions of literature, 1945-1975, treating iconic persons or milestone events historical or fictionalized.  Postwar literature regarding fame, celebrity, infamous crime or court cases, quintessential Americanness.  Abstracts to by 16 January 2017.

Inciting Revolutionary Change

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:25am
Lehigh Valley Vanguard
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 7, 2017

Lehigh Valley Vanguard, a web and print based journal, is seeking submissions for our call:

Inciting Revolutionary Change

Micah White, one of Occupy Wall Street's founding members, suggests via his 2016 book The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution:

"Is protest broken? Disruptive tactics have failed to halt the rise of Donald Trump in the upcoming US presidential election. Movements ranging from Black Lives Matter to environmentalism are leaving activists frustrated. Meanwhile, recent years have witnessed the largest protests in human history. Yet these mass mobilizations no longer change society. Now activism is at a crossroads: innovation or irrelevance."

Thoreau, Poetry, Poetics - ALA 2017 panel

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 6:23am
Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

American Literature Association panel

28th Annual Conference, Boston, MA

May 25 – 28, 2017

Thoreau, Poetry, Poetics

Ọyẹ: Journal of Language, Literature and Popular Culture

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 6:24am
Harry Olufunwa, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ọyẹ: Journal of Language, Literature and Popular Culture is an academic journal domiciled in the Department of English and Literary Studies of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. It seeks to publish insightful research from established and emerging scholars on all aspects of English language, literature and popular culture, especially as it relates to Africa and the Black Diaspora. For its maiden edition which will be published in April 2017, Ọyẹ invites interested researchers and scholars to submit completed papers on any aspect of English language, literature and popular culture. We are especially interested in submissions with an interdisciplinary focus.

ASLE Conference Panel: Philip Levine, Poet of Detroit

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 6:38am
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment/Panel organized by William Stroup
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 9, 2016

Deadline: December 9, 2016
Contact: William Stroup

ASLE 2017 Panel CFP
Philip Levine: Poet of Detroit

This year’s ASLE conference is hosted by Wayne State University, the alma mater of one of America’s greatest poets: recently deceased Pulitzer Prize-winner Philip Levine (1928-2015). This panel welcomes 20 minute presentations on aspects of Levine and his work, seeking fresh perspectives on the many landscapes that animate his half century of poetry, including Detroit, Spain, California, and New York.

Amiri Baraka Society at American Literature Association Conference 28th Annual Conference May 25-28, 2017

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 6:38am
Amiri Baraka Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Amiri Baraka Society invites abstracts (of no more than 250 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the ALA ( We will also consider a limited number of panel proposals (of no more than 500 words).

We welcome submissions on any topic related to Amiri Baraka, his art, his politics, his life.

Barzakh Seeks Work That Actively Engages with Global and Local Crises

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:15am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2016

Barzakh Magazine is open for submissions from Nov. 15, 2016 through 11:59 p.m. EST on Feb. 15, 2017.


We define ourselves as an “isthmus,” a space of crossings and connectivity, between histories, articulations, and media—making of these frontiers a site of inquiry and revitalization. We want your fiction, poetry, criticism, personal essay, translation*, drawings, photographs—you name it—that pushes against complacent taxonomies and finds itself forging new paths.

Charles d'Orléans’s Literary Influences

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:16am
Sonya Lundblad and Holly Barbaccia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Abstracts are invited for papers addressing any aspect of Charles d'Orléans’s literary influences. Topics might include Charles’s use of particular sources, his complex engagement with French and English traditions, his formalism, his multilingualism, his relationship to prison writing, and his influence on later writers. Please submit a 250-500 word abstract for a 20-minute presentation to

Storying the Self: A Symposium

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:17am
University of Brighton
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 12, 2016

29 March 2017

This one-day event seeks to explore how the self is represented, reimagined and reconfigured in a range of practices across the arts, humanities and social sciences. We seek to engage academics, writers and artists as researchers of their own and/or others’ practices in ideas related to narratives of the self. We also welcome contributions that explore the articulation of self in relation to teaching and research in Higher Education.