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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:

Crime Fiction and Ecology

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 6:38am
Green Letters, Studies in Ecocriticism
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2017

Green Letters 22,1 (2018) Crime Fiction and Ecology

 Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism is the journal of ASLE-UKI (the UK-Ireland branch of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment). It is a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge and supported by Bath Spa University and the University of Worcester. Green Letters explores interdisciplinary interfaces between humans and the natural and built environment. Submissions are now invited for a themed issue ‘Crime Fiction and Ecology’ to be edited by Joseph Walton (University of Surrey) and Samantha Walton (Bath Spa University).

The Stories We Tell: Forceful Discourses and The Veracity of Narrative(s)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 5:40am
Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Conference University of California Merced
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 17, 2017

The Stories We Tell: Forceful Discourses and the Veracity of Narrative(s)

An Interdisciplinary Conference

Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Student Conference

University of California, Merced

Merced, California

April 22nd 2017

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Keisha-Khan Y. Perry, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Brown University


Locating Oil

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 2:54pm
Dr. Elizabeth Barrios, Assistant Professor of Spanish and TransAmerican Latino/a Studies at Albion College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 3, 2016

Panel or Roundtable: Locating Oil


Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery: The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, June 20-24, 2017


The First Annual Post-Human Network Graduate Student Conference: Experiencing the Post-Human

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:20am
Post-Human Network (PHuN)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 23, 2016

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Frida Beckman, Stockholm University Dr. Marcel O’Gorman, University of Waterloo

The time is coming when it will hardly be possible to write a book of philosophy as it has been done for so long: 'Ah! the old style...'. The search for new means of philosophical expression was begun by Nietzsche and must be pursued today in relation to the renewal of certain other arts, such as the theatre or the cinema.

-Gilles Deleuze, Difference and Repetition

Extended Deadline. Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance (Special Issue on Climates of Disaster and Performance)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 10:38am
De La Salle University, Manila
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 18, 2016

What are the conditions in which performance happen or is made, in the wake of or in response to a disaster? But we can be more expansive and ask how performance can be linked to disaster, if performance perchance may be thought in the terms of a disastrous event, how such thinking takes on board the implications of linking these two terms: disaster and performance and what possibilities are opened for a politics and ethics of performance.

Competing Traditions The 20th and 21st Century Irish Literatures between Realism and Experimentation (30 June-1 July 2017)

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 7:57pm
University of Lodz, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The tension between realism and experimentation has marked the development of modern Irish literature, being intrinsic to the work of a number of major Irish writers. Often regarded as a father-figure of all experimental writing, James Joyce was attacked by as different commentators as Lukács and Pound for the scope and radicalness of experiment, particularly in Finnegans Wake. However, Joyce himself considered his work to be firmly set in the realist tradition. At a time when he was yet to publish his first collection of lyrics, W. B. Yeats was encouraged by his father to write realist prose, which may eventually have contributed to his abhorrence of realism in favour of ever more daring experimentation in verse writing.


Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 7:57pm
University of Silesia; Silesian Museum
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Call for Papers


6-8 July, 2017

The Silesian Museum, Katowice, Poland


Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Sharon P. Holland (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Joanna Zylinska (Goldsmiths, University of London)