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Postgraduate English Journal Issue 40 (Spring 2020): Call for Submissions

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:12pm
English Department, Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Postgraduate English Journal, Durham University’s online peer-reviewed literary journal, is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the UK.

Early-career researchers/academics and postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5,000–7,000 words (or book reviews of no more than 2,000 words) by 31st March 2020 for the journal’s 40th edition.

Persistence in American Drama

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 12:33pm
American Theatre and Drama Society & Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Due Date Extended: This panel will consider how American plays, live performances, masters, or movements in American drama and theatre from any period offer strategies for persistence in an age of mechanical reproduction. How do American plays model, operationalize, and/or resist persistence? Why and how do some theatrical voices persist in the national discourse amid marginalization? For example, papers may wish to consider persistence in American drama within Benjaminian, or other, theoretical context(s) regarding the work of art in an age of mechanical reproduction or live performance’s “aura” in a digital age.

CFP: An International Philosophical Congress 2020

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 1:12pm
Jagiellonian University in Kraków
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

The International Philosophical Congress will be held 22‒27 September 2020 at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland.

The fiftieth anniversary of the death of the eminent Polish philosopher and humanist Roman Ingarden in 2020 is an occasion to launch an international academic debate on current trends in contemporary philosophy. The main aim of the organisers is therefore to furnish an international group of researchers with a convenient space for a free and creative exchange of thoughts, ideas, and views.

We invite researchers interested in contemporary philosophy, cognitive science and gender/queer studies. 

The Thematic Panels will be organized within the following themes:

Culture and Anarchy. Reading Matthew Arnold Today II

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 4:38pm
Jorge Bastos da Silva / University of Porto
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Culture and Anarchy. Reading Matthew Arnold Today II

An international conference

Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto, 28-29 May 2020

Confirmed keynote speakers
Professor Stephen Prickett (Regius Professor Emeritus at the University of Glasgow, Honorary Professor at the University of Kent)
Professor Laurel Brake (Professor Emerita, Birkbeck College, University of London)

Political Imaginaries of Small Cinemas and Cultures

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 11:03am
Claudiu Turcus
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020

11th International Conference

Political Imaginaries of Small Cinemas and Cultures

Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

September 11-12, 2020


Mei-mei Berssenbrugge's Poetry and Multi-media Poetics

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:40pm
Laura Hinton, Dept. of English, The City College of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Calling for ALA paper proposals on Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge's poetry and multi-media poetics. The American Literature Association meets in San Diego this year over Memorial Day weekend. Please respond ASAP with ideas if you are interested, as the proposal deadline is soon. 


Completed Chapters: Film Adaptations about Comic Book Characters or Superheroes

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:39pm
Ashley Carranza/College of Southern Nevada
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 14, 2020

Call for Essays: Film adaptations of comic book characters/comic franchises/superheroes between the years of 1998-2020

For the book: Feeding Cultural Fear: Essays on Films During a Time of Transition, 1998-2020 


I am looking for a completed chapter for an academic book that aims to examine the manifestation of collective societal fears in film. This collection will cover films specifically from the time period of 1998-2020. This collection is under contract with McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers and will be released in 2020.


“Blood on the Leaves / And Blood at the Roots”: Reconsidering Forms of Enslavement and Subjection across Disciplines

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 3:40am
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

In light of Covid-19 situation, the conference has been postponed to the 2020-2021 academic year, more details to come.

Please keep sharing your work with us, the call for papers will remain open until a deadline is fixed and new conference dates are decided.


“Blood on the Leaves / And Blood at the Roots”:

Reconsidering Forms of Enslavement and Subjection across Disciplines


Autumn 2020/Spring 2021:

Indeterminate Futures / The Future of Indeterminacy

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 11:50am
University of Dundee
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 6, 2020

Indeterminate Futures / The Future of Indeterminacy


13 – 15 November 2020, University of Dundee, Scotland

Keynotes: Karen Barad, Franco Berardi, Xin Wei Sha