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Jack London Society Panels at the American Literature Association 31st Annual Conference May 21-24, 2020

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:49pm
The Jack London Society and the American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Paper submissions are invited for the Jack London Society panels at the American Literature Association 31th Annual Conference, May 21-24, 2020, Manchester Grand Hyatt, One Market Place, San Diego, CA. Papers may address any aspect of Jack London studies. Send a 250-word abstract for a twenty-minute presentation to Kenneth Brandt at by January 25, 2020. Include a brief biographical sketch and any AV equipment needs. We also welcomeproposals for innovative formats including roundtable discussion groups and panels featuring more speakers and briefer papers.


Kipling Society panel at Victorian Popular Fiction Association 2020

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:49pm
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

Abstracts are sought for a panel at the twelfth annual Victorian Popular Fiction Association Conference, to be held 15-17 July 2020 at the University of Greenwich. The panel will be under the auspices of the Kipling Society and welcomes submissions related to all aspects of Kipling’s life and works. Possible topics could include but are by no means limited to:



-Kipling and celebrity

-Fiction and non-fiction

-Politics in Kipling’s life and work, Kipling’s involvement in politics

-Colonial contemporaries: Alice Perrin, Maud Diver, Bithia Mary Croker


-Kipling’s influences, Kipling’s influence on others

International Seminar on Persian-Arabic Poetics and South Asian Literatures: Readings, Recoveries and Re-orientations

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 10:33am
Comparative Literature Association of India
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

International Seminar to be organized by

Comparative Literature Association of India

in collaboration with the

College of Commerce, Arts and Science, Patna


“Persian-Arabic Poetics and South Asian Literatures: Readings, Recoveries and Re-orientations”

March 20-23, 2020


Change in Motion: Environment, Migration, and Mobilities

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:28pm
University of California, Berkeley, GHI Pacific Regional Office, Zolberg Institute on Mobility and Migration
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Academics, journalists, NGOs, and institutions of global governance increasingly speak of ‘environmental migrants’ and ‘climate refugees.’ But what separates an environmental migrant or climate refugee from another migrant, refugee, or asylum-seeker? If the focus is on the prefix, our primary legal framework for making sense of cross-border migration—the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention and 1967 Protocol—does not acknowledge the effects of climate change as a legitimate ground for refugee status.

2020 Contemporary Women's Writing Essay Prize

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:42am
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

2020 Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize


The journal of Contemporary Women’s Writing (Oxford University Press) is delighted to announce the launch of the 2020 Essay Prize.  The Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize aims to encourage new scholarship in the field of contemporary women’s writing, recognise and reward outstanding achievement by new researchers and support the professional development of next generation scholars.


Creating a Transnational Space in First Year Writing

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:32pm
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

This CFP is for a forthcoming book about enacting transnational pedagogical practice in freshman composition courses. Researchers and teachers are encouraged to email a 500 word abstract to by December 17, 2019.

William Ordeman is currently a lecturer at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. He has studied and taught in universities along the US and Mexico border. His research is transnational pedagogy and digital rhetorics. The book will feature several authors each contributing one chapter of about 6,000 words. Please direct questions to the above email address. 

Below is the prompt:

Conference CFP - Locations and Dislocations of Theory

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:49pm
Faculty of Letters, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

The past few decades have been crucial for the dismantling of theory, formerly understood as a monolithic concept, applicable to a wide range of epochs and regions. Rather than a timeless or non-spatial concept, theory represents “a historically circumscribed mode of thinking about literature” (Galin Tihanov). Researchers informed by Edward Saidʼs “traveling theory” (James Clifford, Caren Kaplan, Mieke Bal) have also insisted on the enormous pressure of context in shaping and reshaping theory. Convincing metanarratives of itinerant international canonization in the 20th century literature (Mads Rosendahl Thomsen) have opened the theoretical debate.

Call for Papers for Critical Insights: Life of Pi (2020)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:50pm
Adam T. Bogar / NCIS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 9, 2020

Call for Papers for Critical Insights: Life of Pi (2020)


This is a call for chapter proposals for a forthcoming edited collection on the 2001 philosophical novel Life of Pi by Canadian author Yann Martel. This volume will be published in Fall 2020 by Salem Press as part of the following subseries of their Critical Insights collection:


In line with the expectations of the Critical Insights series, we ultimately seek essays that: