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Call for Papers: Visuality and Scottish Literature at CEA 2019

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:26am
Corey E. Andrews, College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers, Visuality and Scottish Literature at CEA 2019

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Scottish Literature and World Literature for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at

CFP for Fat Studies Research, Artistry, and Activism

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:30am
Fat Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 5, 2018

Fat Studies is an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of study that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against notions of “fatness” and “the fat body”; explores fat bodies as they live in, are shaped by, and remake the world; and creates paradigms for the development of fat acceptance or celebration within mass culture. Fat Studies uses body size as the starting point for a wide-ranging theorization and explication of how societies and cultures, past and present, have conceptualized all bodies and the political/cultural meanings ascribed to every body. Fat Studies reminds us that all bodies are inscribed with the fears and hopes of the particular culture they reside in, and these emotions often are mislabeled as objective “facts” of heal

Comics Arts Conference WonderCon

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:18am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon, March 29-31, 2019, in Anaheim, CA.  We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars.  We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

Urban Otium. Materialities, Practices, Representations

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:25am
SFB 1015 Otium. Boundaries, Chronotopes, Practices
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Urban Otium: Materialities, Practices, Representations

International and interdisciplinary conference, Freiburg, 2nd-4th May 2019

Call for Papers

Kink and Graphic Texts

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:17am
Sara K. Howe and Susan E. Cook / Southern New Hampshire University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

We are currently seeking proposals for a 5,000-word essay specifically focused on kink and graphic texts: graphic novels, comics, manga, etc. Proposals should explore both the kink and the graphic text(s) by engaging theoretical frameworks such as psychoanalysis, queer theory, rhetoric, and/or feminist theory.


Conjugal Wrongs: Marriage, Sex, and Text - 1970-present

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:58pm
Newman University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 16, 2018


A one day conference at Newman University, Birmingham, UK

Thursday 17th January 2018


Author reading and Q&A with Kit de Waal, author of My Name is Leon (2016) and Trick to Time (2018).


Dubbing at Translating Bollywood in Europe: A colloquium.

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:03pm
De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 10, 2018

The ever-growing distribution of Bollywood films worldwide, and in Europe, brings into focus the translational practices of dubbing and subtitling as crucial elements that affect the reception of this cinema abroad, as well as the role they play as cultural filters of one culture to another. In the past few years, the use of Indian accents in Bollywood cinema have caused dissent on the way specific linguistic cultures have been depicted and translated, problematising the use of multilingualism and its nuances in India. Thus, is cinema a universal language?

[EXTENDED] Gothic Journeys: Paths, Crossings, and Intersections

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:05pm
Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its fourth biennial conference, to be held at the Mantra on View Hotel in Surfers Paradise, Australia, on 22-23 January 2019.

GANZA is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together scholars, students, teachers and professionals from a number of Gothic disciplines, including literature, film, music, television, fashion, architecture, and other popular culture forms. It is the aim of the Association to not only place a focus on Australasian Gothic scholarship, but also to build international links with the wider Gothic community as a whole.

Race and Renovation in the Contemporary Novel (NeMLA 2019)

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:56pm
NeMLA Annual Convention - Washington D.C. - 21-24 March, 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018


This panel seeks to open a conversation about how formal experiments in the contemporary American novel attempt to find new ways to discuss race, and what these experiments might signal about the future of the novel.

Visualizing Violence

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:56pm
Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

[CFP] A Special Issue of Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies: “VISUALIZING VIOLENCE”


Deadline for proposal: 30 September, 2018. Please send a 250-word abstract and a 75 word author bio to co-editors at and


Deadline for article: Completed article-length manuscripts will be due 30 November, 2018. Manuscripts should be written in English, between 6,000-8,000 words in length with documentation in MLA format.