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DEADLINE EXTENDED 7/16/17: President Donald Trump and his Political Discourse: Ramifications of Rhetoric via Twitter

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:38pm
Michele Lockhart, Ph.D.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Call for Proposals

President Donald Trump and his Political Discourse: Ramifications of Rhetoric via Twitter

Michele Lockhart seeks contributors for her fourth collection of essays, which analyzes a segment of language used by the 45th President of the United States, Donald John Trump.

CFP: "Role Models: John Waters and His Influence(s)" (SCMS 2018 Proposed Panel)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:44pm
Matt Connolly, University of Wisconsin-Madison / Kate J. Russell, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 14, 2017

Role Models: John Waters and His Influence(s)

Throughout his career as a queer film director, author, and showman, John Waters has both expressed devotion to those cultural figures that influenced his own work and inspired generations of artists to follow in his filthy footsteps. Film and media scholars have addressed various elements of his filmography and cultural impact—most recently Chris Holmlund’s Female Trouble: A Queer Film Classic—but few have thoroughly considered Waters in relation to the question of influence itself.

Gender Forum, Call for Reviews

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:44pm
gender forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

How to extend the visible and the sayable? Following up on this question, gender forum's ongoing Review section invites critical reviews (1000-1500 words) of films (from narrative feature to short films to documentaries), series, music videos, or any kind of (audio-)visual media with a strong relation to gender, feminist, and queer issues. 


Films and series currently up for review (other suggestions welcome):

The Year We Thought About Love. Directed by Ellen Brodsky, Village Films, 2015.


 Dalya’s Other Country. Directed by Julia Meltzer, Other Country Films, 2017.


In Frankenstein's Wake

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:45pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 29, 2018

To mark the 200th anniversary, in 2018, of Mary Shelley’s novel, we invite articles for a special issue, examining the impact of Shelley’s creation on the development of sf. Following Brian Aldiss’ critical intervention in Billion Year Spree (1973), this is a relationship that has often been explored, so we would like to encourage contributions that investigate the afterlives of Shelley’s novel within the sf genre in new and innovative ways. Topics may include (but are not confined to) the following areas:

Anthology on Twin Peaks' Season 3

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:46pm
Dr. Antonio Sanna
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

I am dead, yet I live: Critical Approaches to Twin Peaks

Edited by Antonio Sanna


Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes: PCA/ACA 2018 3/28-3/31 Indianapolis

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:47pm
Pop Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

PCA/ACA 2018 Indianapolis, IN

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (Ficociello and Bell)


The PCA/ACA annual conference is March 28 through March 31 in Indianapolis, Indiana 

Key Dates:

Jul 1                Database Opens for Submissions

Oct 1               Registration Opens

Oct 1               Deadline for Paper Proposals

Oct 15             All Sessions Entered into the Database by Area Chairs

Nov 15            Early Bird Registration Rate Ends

Redefining Nation and Nationalism: A post-nineteenth century approach for a modern Medieval Studies

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 5:37pm
International Congress on Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 10, 2017

The problematic use of ideas established in nineteenth century, using medieval literature and culture, to define nascent senses of nationalism lingers over the field of Medieval Studies. The nineteenth century saw the construction of Western European national identity using, for example, texts such as the Chanson de Roland, the Nibelungenleid, and the works of Thomas Malory. However, the biography of the French national hero Charlemagne was written by the German Einhard; the German national epic is about a group of Burgundians; and King Arthur has equal ties to his Celtic and French development as he does to his Englishness.

Global Status of Women and Girls Conference

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:47am
Christopher Newport University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 3, 2017

Christopher Newport University (VA) seeks abstracts for the forthcoming conference on the "Global Status of Women and Girls." Please see URL ( for detailed information. The dealine for abstract submissions is September 3rd, 2017. 

Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:46am
Syracuse University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Owing to last minute withdrawals by committed authors, the Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction, which will be published by McFarland, is in need of additional contributors. The 150,000 word companion will cover authors, topics, representative texts, and genres. Over 100 scholars, from senior academics to advanced graduate students, have already written short but incisive and insightful cross-referenced entries. A few remain:

Mudie’s Circulating Library [250 words]

Arnold Bennett [250 words]

Catnach broadsides [250 words]

A. L. O. E [100]

Career of Candida [250]

A Modern Amazon [250]

Mary-Angela Dickens [250]

Disability [1250 -- as it appears in popular fiction]

Ayn Rand From the Left

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:28am
Neil Cocks/The University of Reading, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

We welcome early expressions of interest for this one-day conference will take place at The University Reading, UK in Fall 2018. More details to be posted soon.

Email Dr. Neil Cocks at

Presentations will be of either 20 or 40 minutes duration. Although the conference is primarily concerned with literature, any approach to Ayn Rand from the Left is welcome.


Literary criticism on the Left has ignored Ayn Rand. Why engage work that is clearly so politically irredeemable? Especially when it is also so vulgar, so confused, so…silly?