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Identity, Ontology, and Existences (Inaugural Issue)

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 7:50pm
Journal of Identity, Ontology, and Existences
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Journal of Identity, Ontology, and Existences is an OA journal. We plan on publishing an issue three times per year, and we'll be accepting papers on a regular basis (January, July, and November). Our first issue will be set to publish at the end of January in 2018. 

The core focus will be on the exploration and investigation of the concepts found in the title of the journal, with some interdisciplinary-ness. Hence, possible topics include, but are certainly not limited to:

NeMLA: Psychoanalysis, Literature, and Culture (16922)

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:41pm
NeMLA (April 2018; Pittsburgh, PA); deadline 9/30/2017
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Psychoanalysis, Literature, and Culture 


NeMLA, April 12-15, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA: Create a free NeMLA user account to submit an abstract:


Submit an abstract for this panel:

Psychoanalysis, Literature, and Culture:

Literary Architecture Revisited

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Following Ellen Eve Frank's Literary Architecture (1979), this panel seeks historically-situated papers that investigate the narrative capabilities of architecture, particularly lived-in architecture. Taking Frank's principle question of how architecture can embody consciousness within literature, this panel expands the scope of her analysis. Although the “spatial turn” in literary studies has produced a great response, its focus regarding architecture specifically as a constructed form that interprets a given space is somewhat lacking. This panel invites projects that work to close that gap and produce a discussion that maps out connections between constructed spaces and the self.

Theoretical Approaches to Andrew Marvell

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:42pm
Marvell Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Theoretical Approaches to Andrew Marvell

Marvell Studies seeks articles using and/or arguing for fresh theoretical approaches to the study of Andrew Marvell. Possible approaches might include—but need not be limited to—eco-criticism, queer theory, disability studies, political theory, and the ways in which these approaches alter our understanding of politics, futurity, nature, and life in Marvell’s poetry and prose.

500-word abstracts are due by September 15, 2017. Manuscripts will be due April 15, 2018. Article length is flexible.

Please direct submissions and any questions to Ben LaBreche ( or Ryan Netzley (

Cinema De-Centered

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:22pm
Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Presented by: Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
Dates: October 19 + 20, 2017
Keynote Speakers: Stephanie Boluk and Patrick LeMieux
Contact Email:

Without End:Documents of Research - 16/02/2018

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 9:41am
University of Northampton
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017


As researchers, no matter our subject, we commit ourselves to a process of generating, analysing and debating ideas. In working towards completion, we continue to gather and negotiate an increasing number of ideas, always looking to constellate them in rich and innovative ways. As these constellations expand and contract, as the ideas fall in and out of view, the documents we retain begin to record a far more expansive sphere of possibility than can be accounted for in a single thesis.

Techniques & Perspectives on the Analysis of Film

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 7:10pm
Under the Light
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Under the Light is focused mostly on discussing and reviewing indie and foreign films, but we are not limited to this. We'd like to create a sort of guide on how to approach films when analyzing and reviewing them (where the analysis or review will be academic in scope). There are books out there on this already, but we'd like to have more genre-specific papers for our guide. Here are just some possibilities:

  • The aesthetics of the grotesque in horror film
  • Looking at a foreign film through the lens of the respective culture and society
  • Psychoanalysis and film
  • Film as ecocriticism; ecology within film


Articles can be more general than this, or maybe even more specific (but just slightly so).

Poetry, Assemblage, and Spaces of Appearance

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:19am
NeMLA 2018, Pittsburgh, PA, April 12-15, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

CFP: NEMLA 2018 Poetry, Assemblage, and Spaces of Appearance

April 12-15, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA

SCMS - Between the Letter and the Line: Figural Discourse and/of the Moving Image

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:57am
Carrie Reese, John Roberts, Society for Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

“One can get to the figure by making clear that every discourse possesses its counterpart, the object of which it speaks, which is over there, like what it designates in a horizon: sight on the edge of discourse.” —Jean-François Lyotard, Discourse, Figure, 7.


“Perhaps it is no more than an accident that in our two oldest examples figura occurs in combination with nova; but even if accidental, it is significant, for the notion of the new manifestation, the changing aspect, of the permanent runs through the whole history of the word.” —Erich Auerbach, “Figura,” Scenes from the Drama of European Literature, 12.