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MMLA 2019: Travel Writing/Writing Travel Session

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 4:40pm
Shannon Derby / Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

In keeping with the annual theme, “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgangers,” this panel seeks to explore the relationship between duality, broadly conceived, travel, and writing about travel. We seek to interrogate the ways in which travel writing serves as a discursive engagement with multiple dualities, including self and other, authority and subordination, as well as style and content. Submissions from any time period will be considered and papers that explore a broad spectrum of genres, disciplines, and geographic regions will be given special consideration. Papers that address any approach to the conference theme are welcome. Potential topics and themes include (but are not limited to): 

MLA2020 CFP: Railways, Speed, and Accidents

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:01am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

“To invent the train is to invent the rail accident of derailment” (Paul Virilio, The Original Accident 10). From the 19th century onward, the intervention of speed upon and across the landscape has created zones of contact between non-human animals and machines that resulted in numerous crashes, deaths, derailments and a wide variety of events that we know as accidents. With the speed of modern time, railway accidents involving humans and animals became a common theme of literary texts, travel books, journal reports, legal discussions, as well as photography and motion pictures. One of the early depictions of moving trains, J. M. W.

Adaptation: In Service of Cinema or Novel?

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 1:37am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Collaborations of cinema with other art forms open up myriad of issues like the medium’s ability to maintain fidelity to the original narrative, its transformation of the original narrative, or its desire to treat the original as only an occasion for a different narrative. Adaptation studies have, as yet, largely concentrated on studying films as derivatives of original works reinforcing Rabindranath Tagore’s observation that “[c]inema is still playing second fiddle to literature.” It is commonly viewed as a presumptuous palimpsest whose merit lies in its techniques of appropriation, intersection, and transformation of the source text.

The 5th Graduate Literature and… Conference: Literature and The City

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 4:54am
Dr. Aşkın Çelikkol / Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Istanbul University, Department of American Culture and Literature 

The Fifth International Literature and… Conference:

Literature and The City



October 31- November 01, 2019





"Comparative Orientalisms"- MLA 2020 in Seattle

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:34pm
MLA -- CLCS Medieval Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Just as there are many Orients, there are many Orientalisms, or approaches to, constructions of, and lenses upon the Orient.

Borders and Crossings 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 9:02am
University of Leicester
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

An interdisciplinary conference on travel and travel writing

4–6 July 2019, University of Leicester, UK

Conference language: English

Deadline for abstracts: 25 March, 2019

Notification of acceptance: 1 April, 2019

We invite scholars and creative practitioners with an interest in travel and travel writing to the 2019 edition of the Borders and Crossings conference series, held at the University of Leicester from 4–6 July 2019, and generously supported by the Midlands4Cities DTP.

Transnational and Transcultural Spaces

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 2:08pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 3, 2019

Call for Papers

Volume IV Number ii (July 2019 issue)

Special Issue on

Transnational and Transcultural Spaces

 Guest Editor

Dr Jati Sankar Mondal, Sidho-Kanho-Birsa University <>

Craving Planet Earth: Food in Culture - Past, Present and Future

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 1:38pm
Ana-Karina Schneider / Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019


Craving Planet Earth:

Food in Culture - Past, Present and Future


International Conference

Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu,

7-9 November 2019


Invited Speakers include:


Daisy Black (University of Wolverhampton, UK)

Peter Childs (Newman University, Birmingham, UK)

Sebastian Groes (University of Wolverhampton, UK)



Literature of the American South

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:48pm
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring Southern Literature.

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

  • The American South in a global context

  • post-Katrina literature

  • New Southern Gothic

  • The South on Film

  • LGBTQ Southern identities

  • Appalachia and the opioid epidemic

  • Southern memoir

EuroSEAS 2019 - Southeast Asian travelogues and global Asia

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:38pm
Nazry Bahrawi / Singapore University of Technology and Design
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Southeast Asian travelogues and global Asia

This laboratory considers the ways in which travelogues by Southeast Asians articulated the concept of inter-Asian connections, thus prefiguring the term ‘global Asia.’ Examples include the study of early modern India and Southeast Asia by Chinese-language Nanyang (South Seas) historians in 1950s Singapore, as reflected in their travel memoirs, as well as the Malaccan writer and translator Munsyi Abdullah’s Bahasa chronicles of his voyages to Mecca and northern Malaysia in the late nineteenth century. We are interested in papers that engage in the following topics: