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Polygraph 28 "Marxism and Climate Change"

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 9:16am
Michael Gaffney, Claire Ravenscroft, and Casey Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Call for Papers

Polygraph 28 “Marxism and Climate Change”

Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 1:00pm
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 17, 2018


Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work, a peer-reviewed journal published by the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities, welcomes submissions of scholarly essays in all fields of English studies. In addition, we welcome creative writing, including fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and literary journalism. We are interested as well in work on pedagogy and on the profession.

Women Who Made History

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:30am
International Centre for Studies of Arts and Humanities (ICSAH)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Women Who Made History

 3rd International Conference on Arts and Humanities, 4-7 June 2019, Nicosia, Cyprus

Call for Paper Proposals - Beginnings

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:24am
Antae Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018


‘Beginning is not only a kind of action; it is also a frame of mind, a kind of work’

—Edward Said, Beginnings: Intention and Method

How does one begin to speak of beginnings? If the beginning is behind us, how does one begin again? Should one attempt to, and is it up to us to choose?

Special Issue "Shakespeare and Digital Humanities: New Perspectives and Future Directions"

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:47am
Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787).
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 28, 2019

Shakespeare is now fundamentally digital. The technologies, resources and cultures of the digital age influence how we humans variously read, watch, research, and teach Shakespeare. This influence occurs in both apparent but also unseen ways since digital technologies include hidden processes, or non-human actors such as algorithms. In fact, the thing we call “Shakespeare” is the consequence of the interaction of agential humans and digital, non-human actors. The Special Issue of Humanities explores this technogenic dynamic and its significance for understandings of Shakespeare’s works and their cultural afterlives.

CALL FOR ARTICLES: Materiality in Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:41am
Dr Laura Eastlake, The Wilkie Collins Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 27, 2018

 GUEST EDITORS: DR KYM BRINDLE, DR LAURA EASTLAKE ‘I prophesy that we shall see ghosts and find treasures, and hear mysterious noises –and, oh heavens! What clouds of dust we shall have to go through’ (The Dead Secret) Wilkie Collins’s fiction depicts a rich cabinet of material curiosities. His novels evidence the wealth of objects with which the Victorians surrounded themselves in everyday life. This special issue looks to explore the entanglements between object and subject in Collins’s work. We seek proposals exploring the ways in which aspects of identity in Collins’s novels are articulated through forms of material culture.


Friday, June 15, 2018 - 11:00am
Kaisa Kaakinen / The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

MORAL MACHINES? THE ETHICS AND POLITICS OF THE DIGITAL WORLD 6–8 March 2019, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland With confirmed keynotes from N. Katherine Hayles (Duke University, USA) and Bernard Stiegler (IRI: Institut de Recherche et d’Innovation at the Centre Pompidou de Paris) As our visible and invisible social reality is getting increasingly digital, the question of the ethical, moral and political consequences of digitalization is ever more pressing. Such issue is too complex to be met only with instinctive digiphilia or digiphobia. No technology is just a tool, all technologies mark their users and environments.

Transnational Spaces in the Poetry of Ezra Pound

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:59am
Jeff Grieneisen / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Seeking abstracts for consideration on a panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association March 21-24 in Washington, D.C. Please submit abstracts and contact information by Sept. 30 using the following link:

Re-Visions of Eden: The Idea of the Midwestern Gothic

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 11:24pm
Brandi Homan & Julia Madsen
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

In the American cultural imagination, the Midwest embodies the “home” or “heart” of the nation associated with frontier and rural values of promise, fertility, order, and stability, according to Joanna Jacobson in “The Idea of the Midwest.” Jacobson argues that the Midwest has come to symbolize the quintessentially “American,” speaking to “the impulse to invent a myth of commonality rooted in the physical landscape at the center of the continent and for the insufficiency of that myth as a response to the conditions of urban industrial culture.” While the idea and image of the Midwest in American culture serve as resources of recovery and refuge from the ill effects of urban industrialism, it is increasingly evident that these visions of a pastor