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Indiana College English Association 2020: Beyond Boundaries

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 12:58pm
Indiana College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

ICEA 2020: Beyond Boundaries
Date: April 3, 2020
Location: Indiana Convention Center, 100 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Deadline for abstracts: Feb 25, 2020

The Indiana College English Association (ICEA) has been invited to represent English studies in Indiana University’s celebration of its 200-year history of intellectual capital, which also provides a venue for Indiana’s academic societies to celebrate their own intellectual capital. Next year is significant for ICEA as well, as it marks 85 years since we began hosting academic conferences. 

«Dall’ombre al chiaro lume» - The Enigma and its declensions in Literature

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:48pm
Doctoral Conference - University of Padua
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020

The International Doctoral Conference at the University of Padua is an interdisciplinary and bilingual forum which takes place every year. This year the conference is open to PhD students, researchers and scholars interested in the topic of literary and linguistic enigmas from a broader historical and socio-cultural perspective.

Agreeing with Fortini (1991), the difference between obscurity and complexity lies on the nature of “darkness”, which «cannot and must ever not be […] ‘won’ or ‘overcome’ since its raison d’être lies in being […] a particular kind of ‘figure of speech’». In fact, complexity implies at least one chance of effectively decoding the hidden meaning.

2020 PEAKS Interdisciplinary Conference: Thresholds and Threshold Concepts

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:52pm
Northern Arizona University Graduate English Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 19, 2020

2020 PEAKS Interdisciplinary Conference 

Thresholds and Threshold Concepts 

Saturday, February 29, 2019


Call for Papers: 

In a physical sense, a threshold is the bottom of a doorway that must be crossed to enter into a room. Kathleen Blake Yancey views threshold concepts as the “articulation of shared beliefs” that leads to the “modification, extension, and boundary marking” of spaces in social, professional, academic and other communities. Threshold concepts are entry points of knowledge that impact ideas and participants in discourse communities.


Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media April 3-4, 2020 CALL FOR PAPERS: MCLLM

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 11:40am
Northern Illinois University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

MCLLM 2020 Call for Papers

Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media

April 3-4, 2020



Conference Date: April 3rd-4th, 2020

Deadline for Proposals: December 15, 2019

Theme: “Vision 2020: Seeing and Being Seen”

56th Allerton English Articulation Conference CFP - Illinois

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 11:40am
Northern Illinois University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

56th Allerton English Articulation Conference - Call for Papers

Call for Proposals and Participation
20/20: Taking the Long View
56th Allerton English Articulation Conference

April 15-16, 2020

In cooperation with Northern Illinois University Continuing and Professional Education and the statewide Allerton Planning Committee, NIU’s Department of English is pleased to announce the 56th Allerton English Articulation Conference, to be held Wednesday and Thursday, April 15-16, 2020.

Creating a Transnational Space in First Year Writing

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:32pm
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

This CFP is for a forthcoming book about enacting transnational pedagogical practice in freshman composition courses. Researchers and teachers are encouraged to email a 500 word abstract to by December 17, 2019.

William Ordeman is currently a lecturer at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. He has studied and taught in universities along the US and Mexico border. His research is transnational pedagogy and digital rhetorics. The book will feature several authors each contributing one chapter of about 6,000 words. Please direct questions to the above email address. 

Below is the prompt:

Reading #instapoetry

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 8:00am
Glasgow University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 7, 2020

Reading #Instapoetry

University of Glasgow, May 27th, 2020

Deadline for submissions: February 7th, 2020.

Conference organisers: JuEunhae Knox (University of Glasgow) and James Mackay (European University Cyprus)

CFP: Penumbra: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Critical and Creative Inquiry

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:55pm
Kristen McNutt
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Penumbra: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Critical and Creative Inquiry is seeking submissions for our next volume.  Penumbra is an online journal of Union Institute and University's Ph.D. program in Interdisciplinary Studies.  Penumbra aims to promote social change through theoretically informed engagements with concrete issues and problems. We publish socially engaged innovative, creative, and critical scholarship with a focus on ethical, political, and aesthetic issues in education, humanities, public policy, and leadership.