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New Voices: New Approaches to New England Studies

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 10:02am
The New England Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017

The New England Quarterly seeks submissions for a special issue featuring original essays by emerging scholars in the field. Successful submissions will engage with and expand the Quarterly's orientation to the history of New England's life and letters as an organic part of the United States and the world.  The editors are especially interested in essays that offer contemporary perspectives on traditional understandings, stimulate new fields of inquiry, and suggest new ways in which local and regional studies can provide a unique lens for understanding global themes.  We welcome submissions by advanced graduate students as well as scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate. 

Sea Crossings: The Sea in Literature and Film

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 10:09am
College English Association-Caribbean Chapter
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is a part of the network of 20 affiliates that form the national College English Association (CEA), a professional organization of teacher-scholars founded in the United States in 1939. Primarily based on the island of Puerto Rico, the CEA-CC has promoted the study and research of the various fields that fall under the umbrella of “English” for over forty years. In addition to themes related to education, the conferences hosted by the CEA-CC have focused on themes related to literature and cultural studies. The subject of the March 2017 symposium is “Sea Crossings” We invite papers that connect the ocean with the field of English. Topics include but are not limited to:

Islands on Sale: New Zealand and Pacific Arts in the Global Marketplace

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 4:12am
Regent’s University, London 30 June/1 July 2017. Cohosted by the University of Northampton in association with the New Zealand Studies Network
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

This conference will be devoted to the discussion of recent developments affecting the production and reception of New Zealand and Pacific literary, visual and performance arts in a global context. It will focus on a range of issues related to the creation, reception, study, translation and marketing of these forms of expression. Whereas on the one hand New Zealand and Pacific arts are being created and circulated as deriving from culturally specific locations, they have also been received, translated, taught and marketed as part of the more broadly defined category of ‘world’ culture.

Call for papers Special Issue : Theory and Practice: how Islam Alters the Modern World

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 5:29pm
Journal of humanities and cultural studies (Thomson reuters journal)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 10, 2017

Call for papers Special Issue :

 Theory and Practice: how Islam Alters the Modern World


Journal of humanities and cultural studies


Submission via e-mails:




Chicana/o Literature/Cultiure/Film

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:13am
Soutwest Texas Popular/American Culture Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Call for Papers

Chicana/o Literature/Film/Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)


38th Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2017

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2016


Coolies and the Legacy of Indentureship

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:14am
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

At the “East Indians in the Caribbean Conference” in Trinidad in 1979, Sam Selvon disarmingly titled his opening address “Three into One Can’t Go—East Indian, Trinidadian or West Indian.” He presented the contradictions apparent in competing discourses of identification as the descendants of Indian indentured labourers sought to define themselves in their national and regional contexts. Selvon’s underlying question of how (formerly) indentured labourers establish a sense of belonging in their new environment is applicable to other sites of indentureship like Guyana, Jamaica, Mauritius, Suriname, and Fiji. Another identifying label that should be added to Selvon’s triad is coolie, a pejorative that some Indians have sought to reclaim.

Imaginative Ecologies

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:15am
San Francisco State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 3, 2016

Imaginative Ecologies
A Workshop in Speculative Fiction and Ecopoetics

with Keynote Address by
Kristina Lyons 
Assistant Professor, Feminist Studies, UC Santa Cruz

November 2th, 2016 – San Francisco State University

Convened by: Martha Kenney (Assistant Professor, Women and Gender Studies, San Francisco State University)

Breaking New Ground: Pluralistic Approaches to Global Ecocriticism

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 1:50pm
School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Maryland-College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Call for Papers- Breaking New Ground: Pluralistic Approaches to Global Ecocriticism

Friday, March 3, 2017 – Saturday, March 4, 2017

School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Graduate Colloquium

University of Maryland-College Park


Keynote speaker: Dr. Stephanie Posthumus, McGill University

Abstract proposals due: December 1