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Call for Papers for Critical Insights: Life of Pi (2020)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:50pm
Adam T. Bogar / NCIS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 9, 2020

Call for Papers for Critical Insights: Life of Pi (2020)


This is a call for chapter proposals for a forthcoming edited collection on the 2001 philosophical novel Life of Pi by Canadian author Yann Martel. This volume will be published in Fall 2020 by Salem Press as part of the following subseries of their Critical Insights collection:


In line with the expectations of the Critical Insights series, we ultimately seek essays that:

Indigenous Mobilities: Travelers through the Heart(s) of Empire

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:39pm
University of Kent/East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019



Travelers through the Heart(s) of Empire



Wednesday 17th –

Friday 19th June


Reid Hall, Paris



-     David A. Chang (University of Minnesota)

-     Nika Collison (Haida Gwaii Museum)

-     Michael H. Crowe (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians)




Call for Chapter Proposals: The City Speaks: Re-presenting Urban Spaces in Indian Literature [Edited Volume]

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:48pm
Subashish Bhattacharjee and Goutam Karmakar
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 2, 2020

The city has been a zone of contention for a considerable amount of time in literature—a producer of narratives as well as a consumer. These cities have embodied their characters and their narratives in a way that is reflective of the city’s topology, genealogy, and living archaeology. Literature, therefore, often serves to excavate the cities through its representations, and is also, in turn, unearthed. Rather than visualising the city as a null-space that exists horizontally to frame the literary work, the cities in literary works across its myriad cultural and national histories have turned more serpentine, more transgressive, and have moved in unpredictable trajectories.

Stephen Crane Society Panels at ALA 2020

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:47pm
Stephen Crane Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Call for Papers: Stephen Crane Society. ALA 2020

The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego on May 21-24, 2020. All topics are welcome. Here, for example, are a few suggestions:

·      Crane’s depiction of war

·      Crane and the arts (e. g., painting, photography, music)

·      Crane’s depiction of the city

·      Crane’s poetry

·      Crane’s journalism

General Call for Papers - Spring 2020

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 4:50pm
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019


Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

50th Anniversary Symposium, May 2020--Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:20pm
The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Join us in Chicago in May 14-16, 2020, as we celebrate 50 years of The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature SSML.  Founded in 1971, the vision of the society was to "encourage and assist the study of Midwestern literature in whatever directions the insight, imagination, and curiosity of its members may lead."  We are honored to be celebrating 50 years of that curiosity and insight by holding our 50th anniversary sympsisum at the prestigious Newberry Library.

CFP: Journal of Austrian-American History

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:14pm
Michael Burri, Journal of Austrian-American History
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

The Journal of Austrian-American History, sponsored by the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies ( and published by Penn State University Press, is an open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

Authors are invited to submit articles based on original research that speak to the relationship between the United States and Austria, including the historical Habsburg Empire. Contributions from scholars working in history and related disciplines -- such as economics, history of science, law, political science, and cultural studies, broadly construed -- are welcome.

“Queer Crossings, Unruly Locales, 1500-1800”

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:25pm
UCSB Early Modern Center (EMC)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

“Queer Crossings, Unruly Locales, 1500-1800”  

University of California, Santa Barbara 

Conference Date: February 28-29, 2020 

Abstracts Due: November 20, 2019  


“Over the Horizon: Comparative Perspectives on Literature” International Conference

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:56pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

As Sarah Lawall stated in her essay, the world-literature perspective is not one, but multiple. By looking at literature comparatively, we can enrich our understanding of the historical and cultural context of the literary works, to look over the horizon of our own tradition and to see how cultures interact.The conference will consider the theory and the practice of comparative literature and will discuss the transformations and travels of literary genres and texts across time and space. It will explore the connections of literature with history, philosophy, politics, and literary theory, and study the intersections of literature with other cultural forms such as film, visual arts, music and media.Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Fiction and Poetry (CEA 3/26-3/28/20)

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:51pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers, Fiction and Poetry at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations of Fiction and Poetry for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at

About This Special Topic:

Present your original poetry or fiction at our upcoming conference.

Let the tides of inspiration ignite your creativity.