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George Gissing and Born in Exile

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:05pm
Tom Ue / London Literary Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

CFP George Gissing and Born in Exile


2017 celebrates the 125th anniversary of Gissing’s Born in Exile (1892), a novel that addresses so many crises of faith—in religion, science, marriage, and class, for instance—in the nineteenth century. In celebration, we invite contributions for proposed panels on Gissing and Born in Exile in the Annual Literary London Society Conference, held on 13-14 July 2017, at the Institute of English Studies in the University of London. Papers may explore any aspect of Gissing’s writing but they must speak to the conference’s focus: “Fantastic London: Dream, Speculation and Nightmare.” Papers might address:


Lost and Found: Texts as Exploration and Discovery - Extended Deadline

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 6:54pm
The Acacia Group, California State University, Fullerton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 3, 2017

The Acacia Group invites submissions both academic and creative from all disciplines for this year’s conference “Lost and Found: Texts as Exploration and Discovery” at California State University, Fullerton on March 17th-18th, 2017.

This conference seeks to find the lost voices of marginalized groups, scholarship that is “just a student paper,” identity in an age of technology, and connections between seemingly disparate experiences. Ultimately, we are looking for work that explores what is lost and what is found through our interaction with texts (which includes literary texts as well as performative, cinematic, social media, and other forms of textuality). What is lost? What is found? What happens now that it is lost/found?

**DEADLINE EXTENSION** IU Bloomington Interdisciplinary Grad Conference CFP: "Words Matter: Politics, Rhetoric, and Social Justice"

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:07pm
Indiana University English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 6, 2017

Words Matter: Politics, Rhetoric, and Social Justice
Indiana University Bloomington
March 24-25, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Rosa A. Eberly (Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and English, The Pennsylvania State University)

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for the 15th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled “Words Matter: Politics, Rhetoric, and Social Justice,” hosted by the English Department at Indiana University Bloomington, March 24-25, 2017.

Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric -- CFP due Jan 15, 2017

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 11:18am
Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2016

The Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric (CSSR / SCÉR) invites scholars and students to submit proposals for presentations in English or French. Our next annual conference will be held at the Canadian Federation of Social Sciences and Humanities’ Congress 2017 ( at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 30 – June 1, 2017.

CFP: The Subject of Criticism (edited collection 1/15/17)

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 11:53am
Alison Annunziata / Art Center College of Design
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Subject of Criticism



    We are told that the humanities are suffering a downturn. Even as critical thinking, analysis, and compassionate assessment—the backbones of the humanities education—are in high demand now more than ever, the world of the academy outside of science and technology continues to experience cuts, downsizing, and general devaluation. Digital Humanities has been one proposed remedy, yet their increasing popularity has paradoxical implications for the humanities at large: rather than challenging the scientistic epistemology, they perpetuate it by subjecting the arts to the empiricist’s analytical toolkit.


Rhetoric Society of Europe

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 10:08am
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

I am looking for 3-4 proposals for a conference panel for the Rhetoric Society of Europe Conference in Norwich, U.K., July 3rd-5th, 2017. The conference call for proposal is here:…/

Panel Theme: Affect Theory/Pathos and Rhetorical Persuasion

Scholars who study rhetorical persuasion have recognized that the acceptance of a message often rests on the unconscious affective resonance of the message. Persuasive communication relies heavily on capturing people’s unconscious desires, thus shaping people’s perception of reality.

Parentheses Journal seeks submissions for its inaugural issue

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 11:57pm
Parentheses Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Parentheses Journal, a new collaborative venture in the quest for sharing art, operates on the quintessence of art for the sake of art.

We are an online journal. Give us your dailies, the mundane still life, tales spurned out of your clay, restless thoughts, unanswered plurals – we welcome poetry, fiction, and art (illustrations, photography, et cetera) from across coasts and climes. Send up to 5 pieces in any one genre. Simultaneous submissions welcome.

Minnesota Writing and English Conference

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 10:06am
Minnesota Writing and English Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 28, 2017

   The annual Minnesota Writing and English Conference(MNWE) will be held at Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, Minnesota on March 31, 2017-April 1, 2017. The theme  of the conference is "Connecting Landscapes." Our age of globalization and  virtual communities can obscure the reality that we are all literally grounded in our landscapes, our locales and institutional sites. MnWE's theme, Connecting Landcapes, invites us to consider the most fruitful ways of connecting geographical and metaphorical landscapes. As English educators, we speak of discovering "where we stand" on issues, of being "moved" by words and images, and of using languagae to change others' positions and points of view and create movement.

Activism and the Humanities: A Graduate Student Conference Sponsored by the English Department of St. John's University

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 6:22am
English Department, St. John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Call for Papers

Activism and the Humanities:

A Graduate Student Conference sponsored by the
English Department at St. John's University

in conjunction with a special issue of the

SJU Humanities Review, Spring 2017


When: April 1, 2017,