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Edwidge Danticat’s Activist and Cultural Work

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:20am
Edwidge Danticat Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Edwidge Danticat Society Panel at SAMLA 90 Conference

SAMLA 90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies


November 2–4, 2018 ◆ Sheraton Birmingham ◆ Birmingham, Alabama

Contact email:


Edwidge Danticat’s Activist and Cultural Work

Unsettling Oceania

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:15am
Commonwealth Essays and Studies journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Call for Papers

Commonwealth Essays and Studies

Topical issue: Unsettling Oceania

41.1 (Autumn 2018)


Indigenous Intersections

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 8:15pm
Native American Literature/SCMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Native American panel at the 75th Annual South Central MLA conference is looking for your abstracts. The conference theme is “Crossroads of Culture“. This theme fits well with many aspects of Indigenous studies. We are looking for proposals that explore the diverse ways in which Indigenous studies and literature intersects with other fields and cultures. Proposal topics could include, but are not limited to theory, pedagogy, rhetoric, culture, and/or experience. Abstracts should be 250-500 words. 

SCMLA will be held from October 11-14 in San Antonio, TX. 


Please send abstracts and a brief CV to;


Kimberly Allen  

Representations of Human Trafficking in Literature or Film

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:08am
SAMLA 2018 Conference - Sheraton Birmingham - Birmingham, Alabama
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

This panel welcomes papers analyzing representations of any type of human trafficking in postcolonial/transnational literature or film to be presented at the 2018 SAMLA Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, November 2-4, 2018. Paper proposals addressing human trafficking or forced migration within the context of vulnerabilty, precarity and globalization are especially welcome. By May 29th, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Laura Barberan Reinares, Bronx CC (CUNY), at

New Nuclear Criticism: ASLE-sponsored MLA 2019 panel

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:55am
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Do we need a new nuclear criticism? How can ecocritical frameworks and new archives and methods help us re-encounter “the nuclear” and re-asses its relationship to literature and culture? 


MSA Columbus: Suicidal Modernisms

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 8:59am
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Modernist Studies Association Conference, Columbus, OH, Nov. 8-11, 2018 

CFP: Suicidal Modernisms


In Andrew Bennett’s recently published Suicide Century (2017), the author writes that suicide “streams like a poison through the tainted life blood of the modernist literary canon.”  And yet work on modernism and suicide is scarce; in fact, work on “literary suicidology” more generally has not matched the subject’s importance to our field.  This panel would like to build on the work of Bennett and a few others (Al Alvarez, Jeffrey Berman) and examine the representation and non-representation of suicide in modernist texts.


Post-Independence Indian Theatre: A Critical Perspective

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 8:58am
Debayan Deb Barman/T H L H Mahavidyalay, University of Burdwan
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018


Abstracts are invited from academics and research scholars for a book which shall be an anthology of critical essays on the work of the following modern Indian dramatists: Asif Currimbhoy, Habib Tanvir, Mahesh Dattani, Girish Karnad, Vijay Tendulkar, Dharamveer Bharati, Mohan Rakesh, Badal Sircar and Mahesh Elkunchwar, Ratan Thiyam and Heisnam Kanhailal. The book will be jointly edited by Dr. Sushanta Bardhan, Associate Professor of English, Suri Vidyasagar College (University of Burdwan) and Dr. Debayan Deb Barman, Assistant Professor of English, THLH Mahavidyalay (University of Burdwan). It will be published with ISBN from a reputed international/national level publisher.

Digital Identities **EXTENDED DEADLINE**

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 6:51am
New Perspective in the Digital Humanities, Kings College London
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Conceptions of identity, community, and space are given a new dimension in the digital age. Particularly since the mid 20th century, there has been a significant interest in the myriad ways that human identity is developed and expressed through technology. Researchers have adopted new tools and adapted old ones in order to account for the ways in which the digital serves to inform, organize, record, and explain both individual and communal identity. It is this flexibility to both adopt new tools and critically interrogate them that is at the center of digital humanities.


African Literary Criticism Online

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:52pm
The Africa since 1990 Forum of the MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Ref. MLA 2019: African Literary Criticism Online

The 2019 MLA Annual Convention in Chicago, Jan 3-6, 2019

 Summary Call

African Literary Criticism Online. Discussions about the emergence of online criticism as a site for understanding knowledge production in/about Africa. Send 250 word abstracts and a one-page CV before March 15 to Naminata Diabate, with ‘MLA PANEL” in subject line.

 Expanded Call

All the world's a stage: performance and the public stage

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 2:08pm
Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2018


SAGES Sixth Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference

The University of Akron

Student Union

March 15, 2018