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Call for Chapters: Representations of African American Professionals on TV Series Since the 1990

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 9:01am
LaToya Brackett, University of Puget Sound
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 8, 2019

Please send an email with interest to The volume is almost complete but I am looking for several chapters as shared at the end of this call. Please see if there are any you may be interested in and we can discuss more about the requirements. I am looking for a quicker turnaround, but I am flexible. I can send a full CFP when you inquire.

Thank you.

Call for Papers:

Working Title: Representations of African American Professionals on TV Series Since the 1990s

Publication by McFarland Press

Edited by LaToya T. Brackett


'SONGLE: Session on Gleaning', ASLE-UKI Biennial 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 2:04pm
ASLE UKI (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, UK & Ireland)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

A handful of gleanings are known as a ‘songle’, a word that also gives its name to a component of an electrical switch. Electrically and agriculturally, songles delimit and define fields: a songle relay alters an electromagnetic current; a songle of gleaned sheaves alters the flows of agricultural production.

Proposals are invited for ten minute presentations to form part of a session on gleaning, or, SONGLE, as part of the programme at the 2019 ASLE-UKI Biennial, ‘Co-emergence, Co-creation, Co-existence’ (


Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 8:38am
postScriptum & Alliance School of Business
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019

postScriptum is collaborating with Alliance Management Studies International Conference (AMSICON), to be held from 11 to 13 April 2019, on ‘Global Challenges & Local Prospects’ (for papers on the tracks on Communication, Gender and Culture Studies only).


Some of the sub-tracks under the tracks on Communication, Gender and Culture Studies are:

Superheroes in Contemporary Media

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 8:17am
Michelle Smith, Panic at the Dicourse - Queen's University (Kingston)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

In common superhero mythos, unearthly, other-than-human, or more-than-human figures use their many extraordinary abilities to restore order, do battle with evil, uphold justice, and protect the innocent. Acting as guardians, protectors and defenders of Earth and its people, these courageous figures have long captured both our attention and imagination. However, with the rise of several notable media franchises, superheroes have become a ubiquitous part of our present popular cultural moment.

In this premiere print and online edition of Panic at the Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal, the editors invite submissions on topics including, but not limited to:

Journal of Dracula Studies

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:07pm
Anne DeLong/Transylvanian Society of Dracula
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.

Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail. Send electronic submissions to

AICED-21: Trauma, Narrative, Responsibility

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 2:55pm
Dragoș Manea / English Department, University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019










The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 21st Annual International Conference:


Trauma, Narrative, Responsibility


Teaching Graphic Narratives (MMLA)

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:19pm
Dr. Alissa Burger / Culver-Stockton College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

Teaching Graphic Narratives

Graphic narratives offer a wide variety of doubles and doppelgängers. Secret superhero identities and Gothic doubles create unique possibilities for exploring the self, power, perception, and the potential for other realities, while graphic narrative adaptations of a literary work highlight other ways of seeing and interacting with a text. Graphic narratives encompass worlds beyond fiction as well, with graphic memoirs and textbooks in a wide range of fields from rhetoric to literary theory, history, and science.

Omni Gothic Panel

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:43pm
South Central MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Call for papers, poems, prose on all aspects of The Gothic, whether African, Asian, Audio, Australian, Black, British, Caribbean, Comic Book, Early Modern, European, Filmic, Indigenous, Indian, LGBT, Medieval, Modernist, North/South American, Pop Culture, PostColonial, Romanticist, Southern, Victorian, Video Game, Web, Women’s, or any other unlisted. This panel is broadly defined in order to bring together the best of Gothic scholars, with the understanding that the Gothic is a multi-definitional genre and part and parcel of many genres, tones, constructions, ideologies, and concerns.