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Careers Beyond Academia: A Roundtable

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 2:46pm
PAMLA, 117th Annual Conference - San Diego, 14-17th November
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019

The changes in the job market and the difficulties for landing a tenure track academic position have been a game changer during the last five years. As many graduate programs in the country have decided to accept lesser students annually, others have devised innovative solutions and have highly engaged in training students beyond academia. This roundtable aims at opening a conversation about professional careers outside academia. The roundtable welcomes speakers who have experience working beyond academia and can guide students and peers towards a professional career path.

Call for Submissions: Journal of Veterans Studies

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 2:46pm
Journal of Veterans Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Journal of Veterans Studies (ISSN 2470-4768) is an open-access, peer-reviewed, international journal, aiming to sustain research in veterans studies, facilitate interdisciplinary research collaborations, and narrow gaps between cultures, institutions, experiences, knowledge, and understanding.

NeMLA Classics Session Proposals

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 2:39pm
Claire Sommers/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 3, 2019

NeMLA 2020 Call for Classics Panel Proposals

Conference Dates: March 5-8, 2020 (Boston)

Conference Theme (session and abstract proposals do NOT need to be about the conference theme): Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages, and Cultures


Call for Reviews: English: Journal of the English Association

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 11:58am
Northumbria University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Are you interested in reviewing a new scholarly publication, relevant to the study of English literature?  The Oxford University Press, peer-reviewed journal English: The Journal of the English Association invites you to propose new titles (book-length, published since 2018) for review.  If accepted, we will purchase a copy of the book for you, agree upon a deadline for submission, and await your review.

Topics of scholarly works for review might include (but are by no means limited to),

- Medieval and early modern literary studies

- Eighteenth Century and Romantic

- Victorian literature

- Modernism, Modernity, and Twentieth Century 

- Contemporary literature: global and local

Teaching as Students and Studying as Teachers: Dual Roles and the Liminal Graduate Student

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:50am
PAMLA Conference 2019 (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

This roundtable will explore the liminal role of graduate students who teach or TA courses while also working on their own graduate coursework. In particular, this session will examine the way that engaging in and constantly switching between these two classroom roles may cause qualities from each role to interpenetrate with both positive and negative effects on the graduate student. This session welcomes shorter 10-minute presentations of academic or nonfiction meditations on graduate students who negotiate their teaching and studying roles.

TYCA-SW 2019 Conference

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 12:28pm
Angela Colmenares/TYCA-SW 2019 Conference Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019

October 24-26, 2019 at Lone Star College-Montgomery in Conroe, Texas

This year’s conference theme is “Reinvigorating the Public Sphere.”  We seek proposals that address, but are not limited to:

Africa’s Position in The 4th Industrial Revolution

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 6:59am
University of South Africa (UNISA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019










Africa’s Position in The 4th Industrial Revolution



DATE: 2-4 OCTOBER 2019          VENUE: Valley Lodge and Spa (Magaliesburg)


NCS 2020: Social Media(eval) Studies Now AND Afterlives I: Chaucer’s Englishness in Chaucerian Afterlives

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 2:31pm
Anna Wilson, Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019


CALLS FOR PAPERS: 22nd Biennial Congress of the New Chaucer Society, 12-16 July 2020, Durham, UK.

 Proposals due by 20 May 2019 to Anna Wilson (, please read the official guide for submissions on the Conference CFP here: You may submit to only one session.


Social Media(eval) Studies Now

Position papers

Critical University Studies - SAMLA - November 15-17, 2019

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 5:31pm
Robert Azzarello / Southern University at New Orleans
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 27, 2019

South Atlantic Modern Language Association; November 15-17, 2019; Atlanta, Georgia; Special Session - Roundtable - Critical University Studies. This roundtable welcomes submissions on any aspect of Critical University Studies. Topics that examine the relationship between higher education and society could include specific institutional histories, critical pedagogy, the public/private divide, student debt, academic labor, and legitimation crises in the humanities. By 27 May 2019, please submit an abstract of 250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Robert Azzarello, Southern University at New Orleans, at