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Magazines on the Move: North American Periodicals and Travel

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:23am
Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS), Nottingham Trent University/ North American Periodicals Society (NAPS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 28, 2017

A one-day seminar hosted by the Centre for Travel Writing Studies, Nottingham Trent University, in collaboration with the Network for American Periodical Studies.

Friday 22nd September 2017, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus

Deadline for proposals extended: 28th July 2017


Keynote speaker: Professor Andrew Thacker (Nottingham Trent University)

Organisers: Dr Victoria Bazin (Northumbria University); Dr Rebecca Butler (Nottingham Trent University); Dr Sue Currell (Sussex University); Prof Tim Youngs (Nottingham Trent University)

Confirmed speakers include Dr Claire Lindsay (UCL) and Dr Rachel Farebrother (Swansea University)

C19 panel CfP: The Landscape of Tourism in Nineteenth-Century America

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:19am
Emma Newcombe, Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 18, 2017

This proposed panel for the 2018 C19 conference seeks paper proposals on the topic of tourism in nineteenth-century American culture. The panel aims to explore the relationship between tourism and the American landscape. This might refer to tourism’s impact on the American landscape, or how tourists and touristic writers understood and depicted the environment. Papers might also consider how touristic writers grappled with the cultural or political “landscape” of the nineteenth century.

REMINDER: Space and Psyche in Contemporary Latinx/Latin American Culture (NeMLA Pittsburgh 2018)

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 11:26am
Thomas Conners, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel reflects on the relationship between space and psyche in contemporary Latinx and Latin American texts. With movement across the Americas in constant flux, Latin American and Latinx literatures offer insights into this border-crossing psyche, with recent novels depicting the diverse reactions subjects exhibit in forming, surviving, and thriving. For example, the heroine of Yuri Herrera’s Señales que precederán al fin del mundo (2011) comes to terms with her subjectivity in her journey north, while the journalist of Horacio Castellanos Moya’s Insensatez (2004) finds his conception of self shaken after his move.


Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 9:47am
Stephen Curley, Area Chair, Sea Literature, History & Culture, Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

For the joint national conference (28-31 March 2018 in Indianapolis, IN) of the Popular Culture & American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA), we invite proposals of individual papers or special panels.


Presentations related to fresh-water or sea-water may include topics like

Literature, comics, art, music, television & movies

History, politics, war & peace

Culture, anthropology & ecology

Folklore, mythology, legends & hoaxes

Ships, boats, & other water craft

Aquatic life

Recreation, travel, tourism & festivals

Mapping Balkan routes: literary, cultural and linguistic landscapes

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:16am
Department of Albanian Language and Literature, University of Vlora "Ismail Qemali" in collaboration with the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Interest in Balkan Studies, especially among scholars from the Balkans, has increased considerably. Being such a unique region, the Balkans have stirred the imagination of writers, travelers, scholars and the like. The aim of the conference is to gather together scholars from the Balkan region and worldwide who share an interest in Balkan studies. The conference promises to offer multidisciplinary perspectives in various fields of Balkan studies, namely in literature, cultural and language studies. It will be open to complementary and alternative ideas and interpretations. One of the main ambitions will be tackling taboo topics with the intention to overcome any forms of ordinary fanaticism, bias, fabricated antagonism, prejudices and stereotypes.

Sterne and Travel Writing: 18th-21st centuries

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 7:33pm
International Laurence Sterne Foundation, Kazimierz Wielki University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

At the 2nd International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference (26-28 October 2017, Bydgoszcz, Poland) Prof.

Adaptation in the Age of Sterne

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:27pm
International Laurence Sterne Foundation, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

the International Laurence Sterne Foundation

the Department of English, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland
invite paper proposals for The Second International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference
on the theme of

Adaptation in the Age of Sterne  Although the primary concern of the conference will be the work of Laurence Sterne and its afterlife, we are also interested in papers shedding light on adaptation in the eighteenth century in general.

Creative Writing: Literary Nonfiction and Memoir for PAMLA 2017 Conference Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:30pm
J. Mark Smith (MacEwan University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

The presiding officer invites submissions of short works of literary nonfiction, memoir, or other sorts of creative nonfiction (such as the lyric essay) that can be presented in a twenty minute segment of the panel. Both established and emerging writers are welcome.

Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12. This year’s conference theme is “The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing.”