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Special Issue of Poetics Today: Rethinking Literature

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:13am
Tamar Hager / Tel-Hai College, and Omri Herzog / Sapir Academic College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Rethinking Literature

Reconsidering the disciplinary and textual boundaries of Literature

A Special Issue of Poetics Today

Guest-Editors: Tamar Hager and Omri Herzog


Submission guidelines:

Abstract proposal 200-300 words

Short biography 50 words

Submission due: February 1, 2017

Acceptance of abstracts made by March 15, 2017

Special Issue: Neoliberalism and Social Reproduction

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:14am
Polygraph: An International Journal of Culture and Politics
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Polygraph 27—Call for Papers 
Special Issue: Neoliberalism and Social Reproduction

Variations 25 - Humour

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 9:59am
Variations - comparative literature journal of the University of Zurich
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Variations 25 (2017)

Variations is the journal for comparative literary studies at the University of Zurich. It publishes contributions in

three languages (German, French and English) and is a forum for research that helps advance academic exchange in

literary studies. Each issue gathers articles on a particular topic, followed by literary and artistic contributions, as well

as reviews of recently published research in comparative literary studies.



“Consequently I place myself in this breach. […] I divide my inner self

into the finite and the infinite factors […].”

(Jean Paul, School for Aesthetics)


[Reminder] The State of Abjection

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 10:00am
Thomas Spitzer-Hanks & Darieck Scott
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Julia Kristeva’s theory of abjection suggests that the formation and maintenance of both individual subjectivity and group identity depends on the management of a psychological and corporeal imperfection that our enculturation requires we repudiate. What is abject in ourselves we disavow, and through transference shift onto the Other who, in turn, becomes the guarantor of our bounded selfhood and our group identifications. This ideal state, defined through metrics of subjectival coherence themselves based on a fantasy imposed by the logic of late capitalism – the fear of lack and of loss that today drives unprecedented levels of industrial and corporeal incorporativity – is one whose attainment haunts and motivates us.


Friday, November 11, 2016 - 10:00am
Justin P. Jimenez and Nicholas-Brie Guarriello
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 20, 2016

Queer Affective Literacy:

Fostering Critical Emotional Sensibilities in the Classroom


Editors:  Justin P. Jiménez, University of Minnesota

              Nicholas-Brie Guarriello, University of Minnesota


Feminisms and Rhetorics Conferece 2017

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 10:00am
Feminisms and Rhetorics
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Department of English, together with Program in Women and Gender Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences, and University Libraries at the University of Dayton (UD) invite proposals for the Eleventh Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference to be held at UD October 4-7, 2017.

[Reminder] ASLE CFP: "Health and Environment"

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 10:37am
Ben Murphy / UNC-Chapel Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 18, 2016

Seeking presenters for a panel proposal for the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Biennial Conference in Detroit, MI, June 20-24, 2017

Health & Environment

Liminalities: Metamorphosis and Chaos.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 10:38am
CSULA English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Paper Topics

This year’s theme is “Liminalities: Metamorphosis and Chaos.” The conference will examine the transitional nature of in-between spaces and identities. We invite submissions exploring “Liminalities” in all or any of its meanings. Topics are not limited to, but could include: borders and transnationalisms, marginality, ambiguity and unpredictability, entanglements, thresholds, transformations or reformulations in identity, migration and movement. Areas of inquiry might include the fields of literature, linguistics, composition, rhetoric, creative writing, cultural studies, critical theory, philosophy, history, film, gender studies, and the natural and social sciences.