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International Conference of the Literary Society of Pakistan “Getting our Bearings Right: Literature, Society and Prosperity” 20-21 March 2019

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 8:30am
Department of English, International Islamic University Islamabad
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018


International Conference of the Literary Society of Pakistan

“Getting our Bearings Right: Literature, Society and Prosperity”

20-21 March 2019

To be hosted by:

Department of English

Faculty of Languages and Literature

International Islamic University Islamabad

E. E. Cummings Sessions at American Literature Association's 30th annual conference, Boston, MA, May 23-26, 2019

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 8:38am
E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

E. E. Cummings Sessions at American Literature Association’s 30th Annual Conference

Boston, MA, May 23-26, 2019 (deadline 1/15/2019)

The E. E. Cummings Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2019 ALA. We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Cummings’ work or life. Proposals that touch upon the following topics will be especially welcome:


Postgraduate English Journal Call for Submissions (Issue 38)

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:54am
Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019


We are delighted to share the following call for submissions with your English postgraduates. Thank you,Gareth Reeves and Olly TeregulovaCo-editors 

The Postgraduate English Journal, Durham University’s Online peer-reviewed literary journal, is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the UK. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.

Early-career researchers/academics and postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5,000–7,000 words (or book reviews of no more than 2,000 words) by Friday, March 1, 2019 for the journal’s 38th edition.

Historical Poetics Now

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:58am
HP C18
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019



A Symposium at the University of Texas at Austin

November 7 to 10, 2019


Keynote Speakers:

Laura Mandell and Ivy Wilson


The Matter of the Elgin Marbles: Romantic Materiality

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 3:10pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR Conference 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

Chair and Organizer: Dewey W. Hall (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)


The Parthenon Sculptures have long been a source of disparagement and fascination, especially since their arrival in London as early as 1803. Prior to that year, Thomas Bruce, seventh Earl of Elgin, procured a collection now housed in the British Museum as the Elgin Marbles, intensifying a transformation in which materiality of the marbles has been infused with seemingly vital force through an after-life of aesthetic representation. Whether through drawings, paintings, or poetry, the Elgin Marbles as objects have animated their subjects—pensive in gaze—to motivate, in effect, proliferation through aesthetic production.


Beastly Modernisms

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 8:31am
University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Call for Papers: Beastly Modernisms
September 12-13, 2019
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland 


Keynote Speakers
Kari Weil, Wesleyan University (US)
Derek Ryan, University of Kent (UK)


‘I still do not think La Somnambule the perfect title – Night Beast would be better except for that debased meaning now put on that nice word beast.’ – Djuna Barnes to Emily Holmes Coleman


​‘Once again we are in a knot of species coshaping one another in layers of reciprocating complexity all the way down’ – Donna Haraway

Infinite Rust Literary Journal, Call for Submissions

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 9:20am
Marjorie Ward / Infinite Rust Literary Journal / Texas Southern University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

INFINITE RUST is Texas Southern University’s quarterly online literary arts journal showcasing creative work. We publish short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and essays, as well as art and photography. The goal of our publication is to assemble a variety of literary and artistic styles as well as a broad range of voices, perspectives, and life experiences.

INFINITE RUST accepts unsolicited submissions year-round, however the submission deadline for our Spring 2019 issue is February 28, 2019. We are interested in unexpected new perspectives, originality of language, creative vision, and high-quality content. 

Hidden Gems from Fleet Street: New Perspectives on Non-Canonical and Popular Eighteenth-Century Literature

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:17pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Beginning with the pamphlet wars during the Restoration and ending with authors serving as critics to one anothers’ writings in the Romantic period, the eighteenth century was rife was debates about how to define and identify good literature. Authors such as John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Thomas Gray, William Wordsworth, and many others served as adjudicators of good literature by chastising others’ work in their prefaces, poetry, pamphlets, and mock epics. Theater history and book history however, tells us that some of the works of these dunces were widely popular and important in their own right—regardless of how derided they were by their peers.

"Remembering Ntozake Shange"

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 7:27pm
The Langston Hughes Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Langston Hughes Review Special Issue CFP: "Remembering Ntozake Shange" 

Robert Penn Warren Circle Annual Meeting, "RPW and Education"

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:17pm
Robert Penn Warren Circle
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Robert Penn Warren Circle Annual Meeting
April 25-27, 2019
Hosted by Western Kentucky University, Austin Peay
State University, and the Robert Penn Warren Birthplace
Bowling Green & Guthrie, KY, and Clarksville, TN

"Robert Penn Warren and Education"

For this year’s meeting, we are especially interested in proposals addressing the
following ideas:
 Teaching Warren’s work
 Warren as teacher
 Warren’s students
 Warren’s textbooks
 Warren’s influence on teaching, curriculum, pedagogy, etc.
 New Criticism in the classroom