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Worldwide Educators of African Descent: Lessons from International Teaching and Tests in the Field

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:22pm
Black Educators Abroad
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Part travelogue, part professional reflection, this book will be a peer-reviewed anthology of original composition--narratives, interviews, field observations, formal academic writing--about teaching outside one’s country of origin as a person of African descent. The book seeks to augment the voices--and use print publication to promote the career advancement--of black educators who may otherwise not have access to either. In addition to parity, the publication will celebrate the unique perspectives and creative problem-solving that evolve from Africana or black cultural ways of knowing and teaching in intercultural context. Topical considerations may include a variety of impressions about instruction, pedagogy, and institutional leadership.

The Two Canaries of Climate Change: Island and Polar Places

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:36pm
South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Two Canaries of Climate Change -

Island and Polar Places


Call for Papers


South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies Conference


14th - 16th February 2018

UNE FutureCampus, Parramatta, NSW



101 Years of Ostranenie, Slavic Studies Conference

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:06pm
University of Genoa, Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Following the lead of the 2016 Slavic Studies Conference held in Padua and Venice, we propose to further the discussion of Slavic Studies among young scholars by hosting a new meeting at the University of Genoa. This second edition of the conference, directed at doctoral students and recent PhDs (whose degrees have been completed within the last 4 years), will be devoted to the topic of ostranenie.

Weighing the Anthropocene

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 1:10pm
ASLE at the 2017 Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Conference 9-12 November 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 12, 2017

This ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment) panel at the 31st annual meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts in Tempe, AZ 9-12 November, invites 15-minute papers that address the conference theme in terms of the Anthropocene. What might be lost and/or what might be gained with this new measure of geological time, and what it might mean to weigh and measure -- to demarcate meaning or value -- in an age at once characterized by a new awareness of vertiginous scale and complex interconnection, and by the seeming collapse of agency itself into a singularity, an idea of "Man"?

MFS Special Issue - Inter-imperiality

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:28pm
Modern Fiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

The editors of MFS seek essays that engage with the concept of inter-imperiality, as developed in the recent PMLA “Theories and Methodologies” cluster (March 2015) and elsewhere. The global turn in literary and cultural studies, although productive, sometimes elides the post/colonial, economic, and other historical or geopolitical conditions of literary-cultural production. We solicit essays that offset this tendency by reading literary-cultural texts within an inter-imperial framework.

Strangers, Foreigners and Aliens (Articles: 6/15/2017)

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:44am
Abbes Maazaoui / Lincoln University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Lincoln Humanities Journal is requesting submissions for its 5th special issue, to be published in December 2017, on the topic of Strangers, Foreigners and Aliens. Contributors are invited to examine (a) the issue of otherness as a philosophical and existential condition; (b) the reality and representations of immigrants and foreigners in the political discourse, the arts, the humanities, the media and the social sciences; (c) the ethical, cultural, political, and social ambivalence toward immigrants; and (d) the legal processes (local, national, international) by which people are made to feel outsiders / insiders.

2017 Ozarks Symposium

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:37am
Missouri State University-West Plains
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Eleventh Annual Ozarks Studies Symposium, 2017

Call for Proposals


The Ozarks Studies Committee of Missouri State University-West Plains seeks proposals for its 11th annual symposium to be held in the West Plains Civic Center on September 22 and 23, 2017.


Deadline Extended: CFP for Postcolonial Interventions, Vol.II, Issue 2 (June 2017)

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 16, 2017

A.K. Ramanujan in a poem entitled “Small-scale Reflections on a Great House” had mused, “Sometimes I think that nothing/that ever comes into this house/goes out. Things come in every day/to lose themselves among other things/lost long ago among/other things lost long ago”. The description may seem oddly apt for the field of postcolonial studies which continues to search for new shores even as some of the concerns of the past begin to fade with inevitable processes of history. Even as the field remains committed to a quest for emancipation from violence and discrimination and deprivation, caused by the forces of race, class, gender, sexuality and a number of other factors, the modalities continue to change and the boundaries begin to blur.

The 2nd International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:07pm
The International Laurence Sterne Foundation, Kazimierz Wielki University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 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 the broader context of the Age of Sterne. 

Third International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:07pm
Common Ground Research Networks
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Tourism & Leisure Studies Research Network: a conference and journal founded in 2015, exploring the social, economic, cultural, and organizational aspects of tourism and leisure.

Topics include: Tourism, Leisure, Sustainability, Management, Economics, Globalization, Hospitality, Recreation, Development, Sport, Transport, Entertainment, Interdisciplinary Studies, Health, Eduction