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Special Issue: Engendering the Disc – The Fantastic Worlds of Terry Pratchett

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 5:58am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Terry Pratchett is one of the UK's most brilliant fantasy writers and was an inveterate humourist with a knack of creating unforgettable characters. Writing with verve, poignancy and daring, Pratchett is known for his signature style as much as for the bold criticism deftly embedded in his comedic writing. In honour of Sir Terry, gender forum will publish a special issue dedicated to him and his works.

Margaret Atwood Studies seeks submissions [rolling]

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 3:17pm
Margaret Atwood Society

Margaret Atwood Studies, the journal of The Margaret Atwood Society, invites submissions on a rolling basis from both members and nonmembers. Essays submitted must be the original work of the author(s) and neither published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. Essays should be focused primarily on the work of Margaret Atwood, between 2,500 and 7000 words, double-spaced, and documented following the conventions outlined in the latest MLA Handbook. To facilitate blind review, submissions should include a cover sheet with contact information and include no references to authorship in the essay. Submit via email as an attachment to Dr. Karma Waltonen at

MSA 17, Modernism and History, Due April 12, 2015 (conference Nov 19-22, 2015)

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 6:48pm
Aleks Prigozhin, Adrienne Ghaly

From the early decades of the twentieth century the concept of 'revolution' has provided modernism with a powerful historical imaginary of rupture and change, encompassing phenomena ranging from overtly political manifestos through to radical challenges to established aesthetic forms and prevailing critical frameworks. Taking our cue from this year's MSA theme, this session seeks to rethink modernism's broader relationship to categories and modes of the historical. We invite papers that both broaden and complicate current understandings of the interrelation between conceptions of history and modernist artistic practice.


Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 2:05pm
Jess Lamar Reece Holler and Brooke Stanley (University of Pennsylvania) and Jason Bell (Yale University)

This call seeks papers on modernism's involvement with and response to rural revolutions in the 20th century for a panel or panel series at the 2015 MSA Meeting in Boston. We're looking for papers investigating modernist cultures and literatures alongside the transformation of rural landscapes and cultures, in imagination and on the land, in the long 20th century. We particularly seek papers that consider the rise of industrial agriculture and its discontents or the role of the rural and its representations in movements towards social and ecological revolution. We welcome papers that consider and investigate the rural alongside multiple and contested modernities.

Abu Ghraib and After

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 1:46pm
Megha Anwer / Purdue University

MLA Panel on visual culture after "Abu Ghraib" -- films, graphic novels, photography, political cartoons etc. that invoke/respond to the Abu Ghraib torture photographs.

Email 250-300 word abstract by Monday, March 31, 2015.

Othello's Island Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Art, Lterature and History 2016

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 5:48am
CVAR Cyprus

Othello's Island 2016

The 4th Annual Multidisciplinary Conference of Medieval and Renaissance Studies held at the Severis Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus, March 2016


Professor James Fitzmaurice, Emeritus Professor of English (Northern Arizona University) and Director of Distance Learning in English (University of Sheffield)
Professor Lisa Hopkins, Professor of English Literature (Sheffield Hallam University)
Dr Sarah James, Senior Lecturer, University of Kent, School of English
Dr Michael Paraskos, Cornaro Institute, Cyprus
​Benedict Read FSA, Research Fellow, University of Leeds School of Fine Art

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CFP for WSQ: Queer Methods

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 9:03pm

WSQ, Call for Papers: Special Issue

Guest Editors:
Amin Ghaziani, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of British Columbia
Matt Brim, Associate Professor of Queer Studies, College of Staten Island, CUNY

Queer Studies is experiencing a methodological renaissance. In both the humanities and the social sciences, scholars have begun to identify research protocols and practices that have been largely overshadowed by advances in queer theory. The fall 2013 "Queer Method" conference organized by Heather Love at the University of Pennsylvania indexed this shift toward methods by reframing the question "what is queer theory?" to "how is the work of queer theory done?"