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CFP: War and Culture, February 10-13, 2016, Albuquerque

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 8:52pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association



37th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center on
February 10-13, 2016
in Albuquerque, New Mexico

NeMLA 2016, "Sound Studies in Literature" Roundtable

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 4:47pm
Shawn M. Higgins / University of Connecticut

This roundtable proposal seeks to expand the conversation on sound studies in literature. Instead of focusing on one time period or geographical area, this roundtable brings scholars of all different types of literature together to discuss sound in literature.

ACLA 2016: Becoming Postimperial (Abstracts due Sept. 23)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 1:29pm
American Comparative Literature Association/ / Harvard University // March 17-20, 2016

Organizer: Matthew Brown, University of Massachusetts Boston
Co-Organizer: Hugh O'Connell, University of Massachusetts Boston

ACLA 2016 Seminar on Poetry and Forgiveness

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 1:27pm
Thomas Berenato

Please consider proposing a paper to the ACLA 2016 seminar on poetry and forgiveness.

See details below and at

Seminar: Poetry and Forgiveness

Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association

Harvard U., Cambridge, MA, 17-20 March, 2016

Abstracts due 23 September, midnight PST; submit through the ACLA online portal:

Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature (Open Access)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 11:33am
Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature

Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature invites submissions for its Winter 2016 and Winter 2017 open issues.

Founded in 1976, STTCL became an online, Open Access journal under the leadership of new editor Dr. Laura Kanost in 2014. It remains committed to publishing high quality, anonymously peer reviewed articles written in English on post-1900 literature in French, German, and Spanish. The journal encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative submissions and creative uses of the online format. There are no author fees.

All back issues have been digitized and are available at

Contemporary Dystopian Fiction (abstracts due Dec 1, 2015; collection of essays)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 10:45am
John J. Han, C. Clark Triplett & Ashley G. Anthony

Previously unpublished critical essays are being sought for a new volume tentatively entitled Illusory Visions: Dystopian Themes in Contemporary Fiction. Since the turn of the twenty-first century, new dystopian fiction has gripped the attention of the reading public, including young adults. Authors such as Cormac McCarthy (The Road), Suzanne Collins (the Hunger Games series), and Veronica Roth (the Divergent trilogy) have garnered acclaim from both critics and lay readers. In addition, as dystopian fiction finds its way into the English curriculum at various academic levels, literary scholars dedicate their time to the study of this increasingly popular genre. Dystopian fiction has a long history.