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Travel Writing & Culture Studies | December Issue | Winter 2018

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 11:16am
Coldnoon: International Journal of Travel Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 5, 2017


Coldnoon: International Journal of Travel Writing & Travelling Cultures (ISSN 22789642 | E-ISSN 22789650)


This is a the call for submissions and guidelines for the journal section of Coldnoon. If you wish to write for the magazine, please follow the general guidelines of submissions here.

Coldnoon is one of the largest online literary magazines published from Asia. It has published authors from all over the world, largely from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Russia, United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, among others.

Native American Narratives in a Global Context

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:56am
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Call for Papers: Native American Narratives in a Global Context


Special Issue to Appear in Transmotion


Deadline for Abstracts: 1st October 2017


Free Range: An Open Inquiry into the Nonhuman in Latinx Studies

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 9:31am
NeMLA Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

In this panel, we propose to explore the roles of human-nonhuman encounters in the field of Latinx Studies and Literature at large. How do animal, human, botanical, and epistemological bodies alter the way we approach ontological interpretations in Latinx texts, visual art, and/or performances? In addition to these concerns, this Call for Papers seeks work that traverses a varied range of bodies and utilizes interdisciplinary frameworks in innovative ways. Topics might include, but are not limited to: race and animal studies, transgender bodies and queering the nonhuman, corporeal ecologies, critical approaches to landscapes, bodies of land, and water.


Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:50pm
Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen, Centre for the History of Violence, University of Newcastle (Australia)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017



ROME Ÿ, 22-24 NOVEMBER 2017

Convened by the Centre for the History of Violence, University of Newcastle (Australia)

Special Issue TWC CFP: Fans of Color, Fandoms of Color (3/1/18; 3/15/19)

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:49pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

In a 2015 essay in Transformative Works and Cultures, Rebecca Wanzo calls for “a new genealogy of fan studies” to begin to remedy the systemic oversight of race in fan studies. Drawing mostly from scholars who may not claim or be claimed by fan studies, Wanzo offers a genealogy of black popular culture theorists who have engaged in “black fan criticism and acafandom.”

Alterity and the Research Imagination Conference (Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon, 25-26 January 2018)

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:37pm
Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Preoccupation with theories and practices of representation and othering, across the breadth of various genres and disciplines, has moved forward debates about positioning in research and modes of constructing and producing knowledge. In Meatless Days (1989), a vivid memoir of her girlhood in postcolonial Pakistan, Sara Suleri Goodyear deplores being regarded as an “otherness machine”—a concern Kwame Anthony Appiah (1991) shares in his famous critique of postcolonial literature, culture and critical studies. A host of scholars who tend to conflate the post-isms as such contend that postcolonial theory and praxis are embedded in Western institutions that shape the field.

En Route: Travel, Transport, Transit

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:32pm
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Accounts of migration and displacement often focus on the bounded terrains of specific cities and the navigation of certain rooted sites, places of origin and/or destination. At the same time, cartographic and spatial terminology (e.g. “mapping,” “space,” “place,” “orientation”) are used in increasingly metaphorical ways, at the possible expense of more historical and/or materialist approaches to theorizing the global, the planetary, and the transnational. This panel invites contributors to examine the affective as well as material dimensions of being ‘in transit,’ the enabling condition of more familiar narrative tropes of exile, migration, travel and displacement.

Sylvia Townsend Warner and Modernism Conference

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:54am
Gemma Moss, Birmingham City University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Today, when political misinformation abounds, nationalism and Fascism have reappeared, and we find ourselves contending with ideology in simple, complex and covert forms, Sylvia Townsend Warner’s writing seems ever more relevant. In turns insightful, comic, cutting, and poignant, her texts ask what art is for, and how we might navigate personal relationships, social change, belief and the past. Warner has an acute sense of the relationship between material conditions and human consciousness, of place and the ordinary. This conference seeks papers that analyse her importance for studies of, among other possibilities, modernism, politics (specifically communism), gender and sexuality.

Trajectories: Travel, Migration and Exile in Literature – e-journal: TrOPICS, University of Reunion Island (France)

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:41am
Corinne Duboin / Université de La Réunion (France)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

"Trajectories: Travel, Migration and Exile in Literature" – e-journal: TrOPICS, University of Reunion Island (France)  

T(r)OPICS is an annual peer-reviewed open access e-journal publishing scholarly essays and book reviews from diverse fields of humanities including Literature, Arts, Cultural Studies, Language learning, Linguistics, Anthropology and Sociology. It is administered by the multidisciplinary research center DIRE (Displacement, Identity, Revision, Expression) at the University of Reunion Island, located in the South-West Indian Ocean.