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Failing Identities: Identification and Resistance

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:24am
'Langues & Lettres' Research Unit - Université de Liège
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Failing Identities: Identification and Resistance

International Conference (University of Liège, 20-21 September 2018)



This conference aims to scrutinize, clarify and elaborate upon the concept of identity, which ranks among the most (ab)used concepts in the humanities since the end of the 20th century.


Encounters between Disability Studies and Critical Trauma Studies

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:21am
Word and Text: A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics, University of Ploiesti, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Call for Papers: Word and Text – A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics, VIII (2018)

Encounters between Disability Studies and Critical Trauma Studies


The Limits of Form: On Literary Content

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 4:13am
MLA 2019: Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

What exactly is the content of a literary text, and how does it affect the experience of reading?  How should critics approach a text's overt elements and ideas?  A lengthy and currently influential tradition of thought has emphasized literary form in a variety of creative ways, but very little has been done to explain how critics should think about content.  This panel will bring together six scholars, who will each briefly (in 8 to 10 minutes) offer a definition of literary content and an example from a particular text.  Please submit an abstract for such a paper, along with a one-page CV, to pfessenbecker at by March 15.

Note: this is a non-guaranteed special session, and requires MLA approval.  

Call for Papers: Frontiers of Narrative Studies

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:19am
Frontiers of Narrative Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

The journal Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter)is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to


Transnational narrative

Postcolonial narrative

Fictional and factual narrative

Cosmopolitanism and narrative theory

Classical narratology revisited


Affects, Feelings, and Emotions in Italian Studies

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 9:34am
MLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018

Roundtable on present and future directions of Affect Studies and History of Emotions, including contributions of affective science approaches to pedagogy, interpretation, redefinitions of periodization, genres, and canons. Organizer: Giovanna Faleschini Lerner (Franklin & Marshall College). Respondent: Stefania Porcelli (CUNY).  This is a non-guaranteed session.

CFP: Call for Papers on Subcultures for PopCAANZ (Popular Culture Association Australia and New Zealand) 2018, Auckland, New Zealand

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 9:09am
Kathryn A. Hardy Bernal, Area Chair for Subcultures, PopCAANZ (Popular Culture Association Australia and New Zealand)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Call for papers for the Subcultures panel at the 9th Annual International PopCAANZ Conference to be held at Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, 2 - 4 July, 2018.

Submission deadline for abstract proposal submissions: 31 March, 2018.

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) is devoted to the scholarly understanding of everyday cultures. It is concerned with the study of the social practices and the cultural meanings that are produced and are circulated through the processes and practices of everyday life, as a product of consumption, an intellectual object of inquiry, and as an integral component of the dynamic forces that shape societies.

Thinking in/of the Anthropocene: Cognition, Computerization, and Catastrophe

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 11:13am
ASLE at SLSA 15-18 November
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

The theme of this year's SLSA Conference in Toronto, Canada is Out of Mind (15-18 November)


This year ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment) will consider this theme in relation to technology and/or the Anthropocene.

Please a 200 word bio and a 250 word abstract to Dr. Helena Feder ( by 3/30/18.


Topics not limited to:

Computerization of the mind, from the inside out

Genetic modificantion, geoomorphing, and climate change

New work on cognition and empathy, within or cross-species

Relationship between theory (ecological thought) and (ecological) praxis

The Metaphor of the Monster

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:16am
Mississippi State University-Department of Classical & Modern Languages and Literatures
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Mermaids, giants, gorgons, harpies, dragons, cyclopes, hermaphrodites, cannibals,amazons, krakens, werewolves, barbarians, savages, zombies, vampires, angels, demons–               all of those inhabit and represent our deepest fears of attack and hybridization, but also our deepest desires of transgression. Frequently described in antithetical terms, monsters were frequently read in the past as holy inscriptions and proofs of the variety and beauty of the world created by God, or as threats to civilization and order. These opposing views on the monster show the radically different values that have been assigned to monsters since they started to permeate the human imagination in manuscripts, maps, and books.

Teaching Critical Theory in the Era of Globalization: A Special Issue of Pedagogy (Duke UP), scheduled for October 2020.

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:00am
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

The editors of this special issue are seeking contributions on teaching critical theory in the global present. What is the relevance of teaching theory in the era of globalization, and what is at stake? What are the challenges and unavoidable paradoxes of teaching theory at a time when global classrooms are geared toward both neoliberal information/skills acquisition and conservative knowledge accumulation?