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Speculative Fictions and Socio-Ecologies of the Americas

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 10:08am
American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 13, 2017

The Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) seeks proposals for the panel "Speculative Fictions and Socio-Ecologies of the Americas" to be held at the Annual Conference of the American Literature Association in Boston, Massachusetts on 25-28 May 2017.  

This panel seeks submissions that examine the ways in which North American, Caribbean, Central American, and South American authors have used the conventions and techniques of speculative fiction (including science fiction and magical realism) to represent and respond to socio-ecological circumstances, events, and issues.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 8:49am
Thomas Spitzer-Hanks/MLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Proposed MLA 2018 Special Session: Anthropocene/Andropocene       

Call for Submissions - Studies in Testimony

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:26am
Studies in Testimony
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The peer-reviewed, online and open access journal Studies in Testimony is now accepting submissions for its first issue. The first call for submissions is intentionally broad in nature, allowing for submissions that look at emerging areas of academic interest, in addition to those of continued and lasting relevance from a wide range of academic disciplines.

Subject areas could include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Holocaust testimony

  • Testimony in the digital age

  • Post-colonial testimony

  • Hybrid forms of testimony

Latin America in the 21st Century: Politics, Literature and History

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:26am
University of Virginia in Valencia Program
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

MIRÍADA HISPANICA - Edición 15 / Fall 2017


Call for Papers:

Latinoamérica en el Siglo XXI: Política, literatura e historia


La edición número 15 de Miríada Hispánica girará en torno a la política, la literatura y la historia de Latinoamérica a comienzos del Siglo XXI. Justo cuando se cumplen 50 años de la fundación de LASA (Latin American Studies Association), Miríada Hispánica desea unirse de manera simbólica al reconocimiento de la investigación y de los estudios interdisciplinarios que se han realizado sobre América Latina desde todos los ámbitos a través de las décadas y que se continúan realizando.

American Studies Conference_"Globalizing the Commons, Localizing the Transnational"

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 12:19pm
Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 24, 2017

Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference

in Transnational American Studies (8th Annual)

Binghamton University

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Keynote: Russ Castronovo, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Deadline for Proposal Submission: February 24th, 2016


Non-Monumental Ecologies

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 6:22am
Christopher Walker / Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 9, 2016

Contemporary environmental theory has adopted vast spatial and temporal paradigms as a method for reckoning with global-scale environmental problems. These paradigms—increasingly bracketed under the concepts of the “Anthropocene,” “Capitalocene,” “World-Ecology,” and “Great Acceleration,” among others—offer what has been termed a "god’s eye view" of environmental catastrophe. While granting a macro-scale view of human agency and ecological change, these monumental concepts risk collapsing into what Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht has in another context described as an “ever-broadening present of simultaneities.” In response to the “big history” turn, this panel will attend to the cracks, fissures, and seams in the monumental.

REMINDER: 27th Annual Mardi Gras Conference

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 6:29am
Louisiana State University's English Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2016

27th Annual Mardi Gras Conference


Where: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

When: February 22-24, 2017

Abstracts due: December 16, 2016



Gumbo & Zydeco: Interdisciplinary Magic

The Rise of Latinx Literature for Youth

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 10:26am
Marilisa Jimenez Garcia/ Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

CFP is for MLA 2018 in New York City. This panel on Latinx Literature for Youth will be a Children´s Literature Association (ChLA) sponsored, guaranteed panel.

Literature for youth is an established tradition in Latinx culture, from Jose Martí’s La Edad de Oro (1889) to Pura Belpré’s folklore and Ernesto Galarza’s “mini-libros” to Matt de la Peña’s 2016 Newbery Medal win. This panel seeks to examine the current and historical role of literature for youth in the Latin/a literary world and how Latino/a writers portray youth cultures and subcultures for U.S. audiences. Papers responding critically to the following themes (though not limited to those presented here) are solicited: