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Piracy and the American South

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 8:15am
Kristopher Mecholsky (LSU)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 3, 2019

Given their contribution to the historical development of the coastal south and the Americas in general, pirates are strikingly absent in the present southern literary and cultural canon and its criticisms.


Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 9:40am
Discussion for Asias
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019

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Time and Literature Panel for RMMLA 2019, El Paso, TX

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 5:04pm
Leah Wilson (Washington State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

**Deadline extended to 4/1/19**

CFP: Time & Literature Panel for RMMLA 2019, El Paso, TX

Dates: October 10-12th, 2019

This panel features presentations on literature about time, the role of time in literature, or what literature teaches us about time. Please send proposals of no more than 300 words to Leah Wilson ( no later than April 1, 2019.

Re-Orientating E. M. Forster (Cambridge, 2 - 4 April, 2020)

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 12:31pm
Re-Orientating E. M. Forster: Texts, Contexts, Receptions at the University of Cambridge, 2 - 4 April 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2019

Call for Papers



Texts, Contexts, Receptions


An international anniversary conference

Cambridge, Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 April 2020


Confirmed speakers: Paul Armstrong (Brown), Stefan Collini (Cambridge), Santanu Das (Oxford), Leela Gandhi (Brown), Jane Goldman (Glasgow), Laura Marcus (Oxford), Stefania Michelucci (Genoa), Rachel Potter (East Anglia), and David Trotter (Cambridge).


Southeast Asia and the Diaspora: Gender, Labor, and Performance

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 3:32pm
Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Student Association (SEASGRAD) at UC Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 24, 2019

*Updated Deadline: February 24th*


Southeast Asia and the Diaspora: Gender, Labor, and Performance

1st Annual SEASGRAD Conference

University of California, Riverside

May 10, 2019

MLA 2020 CFP: Postcolonial Studies, the Environmental Humanities, and the Limits of the Human

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:42am
MLA Africa Since 1990 forum/ Ecocriticism and Environmental Humanities Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

In his 2020 MLA theme description, Simon Gikandi asks for a reflection on the role of the humanities in “defining the nature of the human in the face of what appears to be its diminishment.” This roundtable, cosponsored by the MLA Africa Since 1990 forum and the Ecocriticism and Environmental Humanities forum, reframes Gikandi’s provocation in ecological terms: how do we define the limits of what Sylvia Wynter terms the “genre of the human” in the face of ecological decline and climate change? Successive reports issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) spell out an increasingly alarming rate of global warming with catastrophic implications for the planet and the various life forms inhabiting it.

Representing Human Rights Violations in Literary Language

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:41am
Laura Barberan Reinares - 2019 SAMLA Conference (Atlanta, GA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 27, 2019

This panel welcomes papers analyzing representations of human rights violations in literary language, to be presented at the 2019 SAMLA Conference (Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-10, 2019). Paper proposals addressing human rights violations in postcolonial or transnational fiction are especially welcome. By May 27th, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Laura Barberan Reinares, Bronx CC (CUNY), at

Wreck Park Submission Deadline Extended

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:40am
Wreck Park Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 4, 2019

Wreck Park

A Journal of Interesting Literatures and Interested Criticism 

A literary journal run out of Binghamton, New York, Wreck Park publishes original work in cultural studies, poetry, and the visual arts. The journal is committed both to critical-theoretical and historically engaged analysis, and it seeks work that contemplates in creative ways contemporary debates in and around the humanities. Contributions that tie together past and present, that resonate with our current social and political maelstrom, are especially encouraged.