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Pharmakon Symposium

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 1:33pm
New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The Pharmakon Symposium

New York University

Friday, 3 May 2019


We invite paper proposals that attempt to seriously engage with the topic of drugs, broadly defined–their cultural, literary, aesthetic, and philosophical ramifications.


MLA 2020 Special Session CFP: Transmedia Narratives of the Nonhuman (DEADLINE: 3/15/2019)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:58am
Rebecca Wanzo & Lan Dong
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Call for Papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, Washington. This collaborative panel is jointly sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum and the Screen Arts and Culture Forum.

Comics and graphic narratives have long explored the nonhuman as allegorical representatives of the human experience. This panel examines the difference medium makes in adapting comics and graphic narratives for the screen, and how transmedia narratives of the nonhuman represent/challenge our understanding of humanity, for example:

Modernism and the Sense of an Ending

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:52am
Modernist Studies Association (MSA Toronto, 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Modernist Studies Association Conference

Toronto CA, October 17-20, 2019


CFP for edited collection: Theatre and the Macabre

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:39am
Meredith Conti
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Proposed Volume: Theatre and the Macabre

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.                                     Meredith Conti
Professor and Chair of Theatre Arts                 Assistant Professor of Theatre
Loyola Marymount University                          University at Buffalo, SUNY


Submissions Timeline and Contact Information:
Please send abstracts of 300-500 words and a 100-word bio to and by June 1, 2019. Accepted contributors will submit their chapter drafts to the editors by May 1, 2020. 

Frankenstein’s Lives: Shelley’s Novel as Cultural Phenomenon

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 1:35pm
Robert I. Lublin and Elizabeth Fay
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

Call for Papers: Frankenstein’s Lives: Shelley’s Novel as Cultural Phenomenon

Co-edited by Robert I. Lublin and Elizabeth Fay

We seek chapter proposals for a collection that celebrates the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

After 200 years, Frankenstein has emerged into an international cultural phenomenon. During the novel’s bicentennial, events took place around the world to celebrate the novel’s publication. Frankenstein continues to be more salient than ever. We are compiling a collection that explores the range of cultural responses the novel has elicited as well as the ways it continues to be relevant to our world today and to the future.

Adaptation: In Service of Cinema or Novel?

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 1:37am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Collaborations of cinema with other art forms open up myriad of issues like the medium’s ability to maintain fidelity to the original narrative, its transformation of the original narrative, or its desire to treat the original as only an occasion for a different narrative. Adaptation studies have, as yet, largely concentrated on studying films as derivatives of original works reinforcing Rabindranath Tagore’s observation that “[c]inema is still playing second fiddle to literature.” It is commonly viewed as a presumptuous palimpsest whose merit lies in its techniques of appropriation, intersection, and transformation of the source text.

Journal of Science Fiction Special Issue on Disability Studies REOPENED (Deadline Extended – May 1st 2019)

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:52am
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Journal of Science Fiction has extended the deadline for contributions to an upcoming special issue on disability studies and science fiction, slated for publication in mid-2019. Pursuant to our initial call, the editorial team is accepting additional submissions for consideration. You can see our announcement here:

Victorian Renewals

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 8:18am
British Association for Victorian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

British Association for Victorian Studies Annual Conference"Victorian Renewals"

University of Dundee, Scotland28-30 August 2019

CFP: Animal Doubles in Literature and Film (2019 MMLA, Chicago, IL)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 8:16am
Margaret Day/Midwest Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019


Call for Papers: “Animals in Literature and Film” (Permanent Panel)
Midwest Modern Languages Association
November 13–17, 2019 in Chicago, IL

“How can an animal look you in the face? Animal Doubles in Literature and Film”

This year's "Animals in Literature and Film" panel at the Midwest Modern Languages Association's annual meeting (November 13–17, 2019 in Chicago, IL) invites papers engaging the conference’s theme of “Doubles, Duality, and Doppelgangers,” specifically how works of literature or film reflect or confound perceived differences between human and non-human animals.


Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 9:40am
Discussion for Asias
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019

Asia//Technics (