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Peer Reviewers Wanted - Print Credit and Honorarium

updated: 
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:40am
full name / name of organization: 
Layman Poupard Publishing
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deadline: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Layman Poupard Publishing seeks peer reviewers for forthcoming entries in volumes of the Literature Criticism Series published by Gale Cengage. Reviewers will be asked to vet an 1800-word background essay and a primary works checklist. They will also be asked to recommend published critical essays to be reprinted in the entry. Reviewers will be credited in print and paid an honorarium. Academic affiliation is required.

To apply, please send a short vita with cover letter describing your research interests to info@lpppub.com.

Current needs are listed on our website: http://www.lpppub.com/contact/work-with-us/ 

Public Intellectuals in the Portuguese-Speaking World

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
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deadline: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel explores texts and ideas by public intellectuals in the Portuguese-speaking world and diaspora. Interdisciplinary approaches that advance studies in a variety of  fields and time frames, as well as nations (Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, S. Tome and Principe) from literary to cultural studies, including gender, historical, visual, economic, religious, and educational studies are particularly welcomed. The panel also welcomes transnational perspectives and utopian propositions that examine the Portuguese-speaking world and diaspora.

Call for Papers - Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Eurasian Studies Center/"Ovidius" University of Constanta, Faculty of History and Political Sciences, Romania
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deadline: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Call for Papers - Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, year XII, No. 1-2 /2016 invites professors, researchers and phd students to submit their research articles and reviews for publication until 1 September 2016.

Our journal is indexed in ERIH PLUS, ProQuest, EBSCO, CEEOL and Index Copernicus databases.

Greek Drama V

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of British Columbia
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deadline: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Greek Drama V

University of British Columbia

July 5-8, 2017

 

This is a call for papers for Greek Drama V, a conference to be held at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada, from Wednesday 5 July to Saturday 8 July 2017. The conference is the fifth of the periodic Pacific Rim Greek Drama conferences, after Sydney 1982, Christchurch 1992, Sydney 2002, and Wellington 2007. The keynote address will be delivered by Prof. Eric Csapo, University of Sydney.

(Trans)gender identity in digital culture

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) conference panel
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deadline: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A growing awareness of transgender issues exploded in 2015, especially after the high-profile gender reconstruction surgery of Caitlyn Jenner. The rising awareness has caused activism both for and against transgender issues, and much of this activism has occurred within digital culture. For the SAMLA 88 Conference, held in Jacksonville, Fl from Nov 4-6, we are seeking abstracts exploring gender-identity issues as expressed through digital mediums, with special emphasis on transgender identity (although any abstract addressing gender identity and digital culture will be considered) for a panel to be held during the conference. Any methodological approach will be considered.

American Indian Quartely Call for Book Reviewers

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Indian Quarterly
deadline: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

American Indian Quarterly (AIQ) is looking for established and new scholars of Native American studies who would like to write book reviews for AIQ. In order to be considered for selection as a reviewer, please contact our book review editor, Trever Holland, with a set of research goals/interests and short CV/Resume at aiqsubmissions@okstate.edu

Realisms in American Detective Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 9:34am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
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deadline: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel invites papers that question and expand the critical discussion on the issue of realism in American detective fiction. Where does detective fiction fit within the tradition of American realism? To what extent does the detective story endorse, critique, or push back against the latter genre’s perceived conservatism? In what ways do realist detective fiction adhere to, or differ from, other genre fiction’s attempts at authenticity? How does the genre codify authenticity and how does the codification change historically? We seek presentations that touch on questions such as these as well as others that uncover novel aspects of realism in American detective fiction.

NEMLA 2017. March 23-26. Baltimore, MD.

Abstract: 300 words

THE GOOD LIFE IS OUT THERE SOMEWHERE: UNCOVERING UTOPIA IN THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY CANON

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 9:34am
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
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deadline: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Though neither Mr. Thornton nor Mr. Bell evoke “Utopia” flatteringly in Elizabeth Gaskell’s North & South, each mention of the term situates the concept of utopianism at the center of the novel’s labour dispute and makes the reader wonder if Margaret Hale might not be a utopian heroine. Not considered a utopic text, North & South nevertheless engages itself in a conversation about utopianism (and dystopianism). This panel seeks papers re-reading non-utopic texts (or authors) from the nineteenth century as utopic. By June 9th, please submit a 200-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Dan Abitz, Georgia State University, dabitz1@gsu.edu.

Q-Topia: Queer Futurism in Theory and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 9:34am
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
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deadline: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016

As queer theory continues to evolve and utopian studies dusts itself off from its relative dormancy until the late twentieth century, the two strands of thought have grabbed ahold of one another in hopes to uncover just what “The Future” might mean to those identifying as queer. This panel seeks papers wishing to join the vibrant conversation of the relationship between queerness and utopianism.  Is queerness inherently utopic? Is the future inherently queer? How might queer individuals enact utopic desires? Can we find moments of the queerly utopic and utopicly queer in canonical and non-canonical literature?

MMLA 2016: French I panel (abstract due 5/30/2016, conference in Saint Louis Nov. 10-13, 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 3:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
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deadline: 
Monday, May 30, 2016

The French I: Advent of the Ancien Régime Panel welcomes one more paper proposal  (see CFP below).

Proposals relating to the conference theme of “Border States” are especially welcome.

The MMLA conference 2016 will take place in Saint Louis, MO from 10-13 November 2016.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, email a 200-word abstract and a short bio to

christa.jones@usu.edu by May 30.

French I: Advent of the Ancien Régime

Taking our cue from this year’s convention theme of “Border States,” presenters are invited to explore the concept of

borders in French Studies. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Jackpot: Gambling throughout American History

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 3:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dave Schwartz and Jonathan D. Cohen
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deadline: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

            We invite proposals for a collection of essays that will bring together different perspectives on the history gambling in the United States. Gambling represents a major economic and cultural phenomenon in modern America. According to the Pew Research Center, approximately 70% of Americans engage in some form of wagering, amounting to a handle of over $130 billion per year. Gambling remains a hotly discussed topic as well, as exemplified in debates over the legality of daily fantasy sports, the continued expansion of casinos across the nation, and the frenzy over the record Powerball jackpot in January 2016.

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