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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?

[Update] Georgia Philological Association: May 18, 2018 Meeting and Call for Papers

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:53am
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 19, 2018

The thirteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 18, 2018. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes.

MLA 2019: Formal Transactions and the US Empire (Proposed Special Session)

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:38am
Modern Language Association (MLA) 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

How do transnational and transcultural transactions among literary forms resist the hegemonic, violent and global dominance of the US Empire? 300-words abstract and a bio by 15 March 2018; Muhammad Waqar Azeem ( To see the CFP on MLA web, please click this link:

Reminder CFP - Film as Film Today: On the Criticism and Theory of V. F. Perkins

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:22am
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 16, 2018

V. F. Perkins (1936-2016) was a foundational figure in the history of British film education, a pioneering theorist of the medium, and among the most insightful and eloquent writers on the art of film. His historical significance for the fields of film criticism and film study is uncontested. However, while Perkins’ work – particularly the seminal Film as Film (1972) – still influences certain strands of scholarship, its contemporary relevance for critics, theorists, and students is presently underappreciated. This symposium is dedicated to revaluating Perkins’ critical methods and arguments by exploring their continued utility for those studying film, television, audiovisual media, and aesthetics today.

Communitas. Words of the Common, Words of Community

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:05am
CCC International Conference and 2018 SFLGC Congress
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Communitas: Words of the Common, Words of Community
CCC International Conference and 2018 SFLGC Congress
Maison Internationale de la Recherche, Cergy-Neuville, November 15-17, 2018