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Ekphrasis and Persuasion: The Dialectic of Eye and Mind in the Psyche of the Literary Text.

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:06pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017


Call for Papers: PAMLA 2017 Annual Conference Special Session


Title of Session:

“Ekphrasis and Persuasion:  The Dialectic of Eye and Mind in the Psyche of the Literary Text.”


This session will explore how history, philosophy, rhetoric and poetics interact in literary texts through the trope of ekphrasis.  It will explore not only ekphraseis that advance poetic and rhetorical arguments across disciplines, but also examine the ongoing dialogue of poet, painter and thinker in our literary traditions.


How We Make

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 5:03pm
Trace Journal - How We Make
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

How We Make

Trace: Journal of Writing, Media, Ecology is an online, refereed, open-access journal that publishes interdisciplinary research at the intersections of writing studies, media studies, cultural studies, and ecocriticism. We welcome scholarship about digital technology, art, literature, maker culture, rhetoric, composition, environments, and writing. Trace considers the ethical and material impact of technology, and encourages submissions in a variety of media that “trace” connections across and within various ecologies.

Adult Learners in Basic Writing

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 4:52pm
Basic Writing Electronic Journal (BWe)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 10, 2017


Call for Papers

BWe Special Issue

Theme: Adult Learners in Basic Writing

Guest Editors:Sonia Feder-Lewis and Christine Photinos

Submissions due September 10, 2017



Authority and Agency During Devisive Times

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 3:57pm
Michigan College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Call for Papers:  Michigan College English Association Conference on Friday, October 27, 2017


Themes:  Authority and Agency During Divisive Times


Featured Luncheon Speaker :  Matthew Gavin Frank


Location: Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197


[Update] From Digital to Print (Special Issue) -- Textshop Experiments

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 3:02pm
K. A. Wisniewski / Textshop Experiments
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Textshop Experiments (ISSN: 2377-9039)
Issue #4: From Digital to Print

At the 2005 annual meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Gregory L. Ulmer reminded conference-goers of the importance of understanding our relationships to writing and print, the apparatus from which our identities, perspectives, theories and practices emerge.  Over the course of thirty years and eight books, Ulmer has called for us not only to be aware of the emerging apparatus he dubbed “electracy” but also to help invent and shape it.

Call for Chapters

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:40pm
Prof. Hagai Gringarten & Prof. Raúl Fernández-Calienes
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Call for Chapters

Ethical Branding: Best Practice Cases and Lessons from the World's Most Ethical and Unethical Companies


Overview of the Book

In a contemporary environment of “truthiness” and fake news, it is more important than ever to review core principles of ethics and to reassess how these principles apply to today’s marketing practices. The proposed book will address best practices in ethical branding, corporate culture, and such topics as truth, integrity, value, and differentiation. Collectively, these cases will provide a comprehensive overview of best practice in ethical branding.

Suggested Topics (not exclusive listing)

Performativity of Satire as Activism

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:18pm
MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

This special session at MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association, Cincinnati, Ohio. November 9-12, 2017) seeks papers that focus on the performativity of satire as a form and means of activism for social justice, equality, and/or awareness of critical issues or problems. Papers exploring any performative elements of satire (humor, exaggeration, jokes, irony, ridicule, word play, etc.) in historical or contemporary texts in a range of literary or cultural genres are all welcome.

French I: Advent of the Ancien Régime

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:49pm
Eric Wistrom / MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

In keeping with this year’s MMLA convention theme of “Artists and Activists”, presentations investigating the complex relationship between poetics, rhetoric, and politics will be of particular interest. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

NYMG: Feminist Games Studies

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:49pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Note: Date on this CFP as required, but this is an ongoing CFP for the new middle-state publication NYMG. 

Not Your Mama’s Gamer ( is pleased to announce an impending shift to a peer-reviewed journal. While our classic blog content will remain available, and our long-running podcast will continue, we will debut as a fully redesigned middle-state publication in early summer. In advance of that shift, we would like to present the following call for papers for the journal. We will publish two peer-reviewed articles per month, and include textual engagement, criticism, theory, and research, as well as multimedia presentations. We will also consider critical book and game reviews. Our full CFP follows.