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Leon Edel Prize

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:25am
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar.  The prize carries with it an award of $300, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.  Please send the manuscript in Microsoft Word format.

Send electronic submissions to:

NeMLA 2022: Walking in the Empire

Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:32pm
Vivian Kao/Lawrence Technological University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA 2022 (March 10-13, 2022, Baltimore)

Session Title: Walking in the Empire

Session Organizer: Vivian Kao, Lawrence Technological University

Call for Papers (2nd Round): Chinese Creative Writing Studies

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:42am
Tin Ka Ping Centre of Chinese Culture, School of Arts and Social Sciences, The Open University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021


Chinese Creative Writing Studies

 Call for Papers (2nd Round)


CFP Linguistic, literary, & cultural links Spain/Hispanic-America & the English-speaking world

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 4:25pm
ES Review. Spanish Journal of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The Editorial Board of ES Review. Spanish Journal of English Studies is pleased to announce its Call for Submissions for Issue 43 (2022).

ES Review. Spanish Journal of English Studies, a refereed international journal published yearly by the Department of Filología Inglesa at the University of Valladolid, cordially invites submission of original manuscripts in the form of articles and book reviews dealing with all major areas of English Studies.

Uses of Geographical Compilations and Collections: Readings, Translations, and Reuses (16th-18th Centuries)

Friday, May 21, 2021 - 5:10pm
Fiona Lejosne - Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris, France)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

In the early modern period, numerous travel memoirs and geographical texts assumed the form of printed compilations or composite collections. For a long time, only bibliophiles and book collectors, in their search for the “complete” collections, considered such texts as having true unity; Boucher de La Richarderie (1808), who put together a bibliography that is authoritative to this day, is a case in point. Such collections were often used as a way to find precise texts from such and such traveller or chronicler, without taking into account the book in which the texts featured, qua book.

The Aesthetics of Travel - The Polish Journal of Aesthetics 65 (2/2022)

Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 12:16pm
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

The Aesthetics of Travel

Volume 65 (2/2022)

Submission deadline: October 31, 2021


Carla Milani Damião (Federal University of Goias)

Nastassja Pugliese (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)

Literature and peripheries

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:52am
Poli-femo Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

The 'periphery' has long been the scene for the most pressing wagers of urban, economic and social development: in its various, often unfortunately negative aspects, the periphery constitutes a node of transition and inevitable connection between the 'centre' and the 'outside' of the city, maintaining opposing characteristics towards both, and acting as an identity-creating workshop for 'middle-earth society', where degradation is mixed with opportunities and is redeemed by creative energy.

Two-day Virtual Young Graduate Meet on 'Social Geographies of Food'

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:52am
School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 10, 2021

Food and food practices constitute a significant part of national identity. People derive their sense of belonging through food cultures, which embody the memories of community and group membership. Eating Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Food posits cooking as an act that “performs cultural memory” (Doring, Heide & Muhleisen 2003) and reinforces communal relationships. While the Covid-19 pandemic that began in 2020 forced everyone to practice social distancing, shutting all social gatherings and communal activities. Food is one of the few things, which nevertheless aided in the continuance of social interaction.

Extended Deadline: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Architecture, Space, and Literature (Nov. 11-14 2021)

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 7:35am
Reyam Rammahi, Independent Scholar
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: Architecture, Space, and Literature

Contacts: Reyam Rammahi, Independent Scholar (

Call for Books Tourism Security Safety And Post Conflict Destinations

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 11:34am
University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2030

We open the present call for the potential book proposals in the Series Tourism Security Safety And Post Conflict Destinations. Emerald Group, UK. The calls have not an expiration date and we often accept or consider regular book proposal anually. 

Travel and Tourism Area of Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Assn

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 11:33am
MAPACA (Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Assn.)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

November 10-13 *ONLINE*

Travel and Tourism Studies as a discipline continues to gain popularity in academia, in part because of its inter-disciplinary nature. The Travel and Tourism area seeks papers that discuss and explore any aspect of travel and/or tourism. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to, the following:

- travel and gender/race/class
- travel and religion
- travel and war
- personal travel narratives
- heritage tourism
- material culture and touriism

***VIRTURAL Travel and Tourism! How has lockdown affected travel around the globe?***

Decolonizing Travel(ing) Theory: Explorations in the ‘Indian’ Analytic Traditions

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 6:56pm
National Institute of Technology Silchar
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 18, 2021

Traveling, both as a concept and performativity, has yielded a diverse range of criticalliteratures that probe into the epistemological, ethical and aesthetic dimensions oftravel and mobility. However, much of the critical theories on travel (and, of late,nomadology) draw on the Western canon, while there appears to be a dearth ofproportionate research on and/or documentation of the indigenous analyticalframeworks that engage with travel(ing) theory.

NEASECS 2021 Call for Panels-Traffic in the Global Eighteenth Century

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:44pm
Northeast American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Thank you for considering chairing a panel for the NEASECS2020/2021 conference. Thank you to all of you who submitted panels or papers to the NEASECS 2020 conference “Traffic in the Global Eighteenth Century.” We have made the decision to postpone the NEASECS 2020 conference to November 5-7, 2021. All accepted papers and panels will be automatically accepted and included in the program for the fall 2021 conference. The NEASECS 2020/2021 conference will be held in hybrid mode (both in-person and online). 

The good news is that we are still accepting more panel proposals by April 21, 2021.

On Belonging 2: English Conceptions of Migration and Transculturality, 1550 – 1700

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:43pm
ERC-TIDE project, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Announcing the Call for Papers for On Belonging 2: English Conceptions of Migration and Transculturality, 1550 – 1700 (26 - 30 July 2021)

We are happy to announce that the Call for Papers for our summer 2021 conference is now open! Leading on from our first ‘On Belonging’ conference in 2018, ‘On Belonging 2’ will take place online, with morning and afternoon sessions spread out over 5 days between 26 – 30 July 2021.

The Transformative Experience of the Journey via Recollection and Reflection

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:42pm
Pacific Modern and Ancient Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The travel memoir offers an opportunity to examine a number of issues in terms of creative non-fiction. Travel stories focus on individuals who become strangers to themselves when they exile themselves from the environmental and cultural factors that have defined them thus far in service of self-discovery. They link up with the grand Odysseus-like impulse of traditional and modern literature that can profoundly alter identity when they travel and write about their experiences. Topics to consider include the issue of fact vs.

Journal of Literary Multilingualism

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:42pm
Editor in Chief Natasha Lvovich
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023

The Journal of Literary Multilingualism explores texts written in non-native languages, in a mix of languages and alternating languages. It examines a wide range of literary practices from around the globe broadly defined by multilingual and multicultural situations. The phenomenon of literary multilingualism is as old as literature itself but has received more scholarly attention as migration and globalization have increased in recent years. As the first international journal devoted entirely to this emerging interdisciplinary field, it offers a forum for cutting-edge research across the humanities and social sciences.

1921-2021: 100 years with and without Kropotkin

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 9:28am
International Kropotkin Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Piotr Alekseevich Kropotkin (1842-1921) was one of the most prominent advocates of anarchism during his adult life, but also a famous intellectual and activist in Europe and further afield. In this centenary year of his death, we welcome you to join us for a discussion about his legacy, influence and relevance today. This conference will discuss his life and his work, but also his afterlife. Since February 1921, the world has lived without Kropotkin, but in many ways his ideas and his legacy persist. This conference seeks to specify, debate, contest, and carry on that legacy.

In Passage: The International Journal of Writing and Mobility

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:54pm
University of Boumerdes
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 24, 2021


In Passage : The International Journal of Writing and Mobility, the journal of the Department of English of the University of Boumerdes (Algeria), seeks essays in English or French for its fourth issue, to be released in December 2021. All the contributions should either be written in English or discuss questions that relate to the English-speaking world. They should fit within the broad scope of texts and mobility and their interconnectedness in the fields of literature, linguistics, and translation, among others. The subjects it seeks to investigate include but are not restricted to:

-  Literary genres and movements

- Travel literature and intercultural contact.

- Nomadism.

Concise Collections: Teaching 18th Century Women

Monday, March 29, 2021 - 12:14pm
ABO: Interdisciplinary Journal on Women in the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 2, 2021

ABO announces "Concise Collections on Teaching Eighteenth-Century Women," a new series that seeks to promote the teaching of eighteenth-century women writers and artists who remain seriously underrepresented in university classrooms, beyond a small collection of now-canonical authors.

In ABO’s Pedagogies section, we seek to publish groupings of three to five short articles focused on a specific female author/artist/grouping in each of the next six issues. The issue on Charlotte Lennox (Spring 2022) has now selected six proposals and is closed to further submisisons.

PAMLA 2021, Travel and Literature Session, November 11-14, 2021, Las Vegas, NV, US

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:36pm
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

The PAMLA 2021 Travel and Literature session welcomes proposals focused on travel, odyssey, and mobility through literary lenses as broadly conceived, with special interest in movement through city spaces. Since this year’s conference theme is “City of God, City of Destruction,” we are particularly interested in essays that consider the ways in which literary works address the city as a site for spiritual exploration, identity loss, or renewal for characters who travel to, from, or through urban spaces. How does travel or movement through city spaces address issues of identity, perception, or power?

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Bible and Literature (Nov. 11-14 2021)

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:56am
Leonard Koff, University of California - Los Angeles
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: Bible and Literature

Contacts: Leonard Koff, University of California - Los Angeles (

Victorian Ecologies - Deadline Extended!

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 2:49am
Victorian Network
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

CfP: Victorian Ecologies


Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best work across the broad field of Victorian Studies by postgraduate students and early career academics. We are delighted to announce that our fourteenth issue (2021) on the theme of “Victorian Ecologies” will be guest edited by Elizabeth Miller (UC Davis).

Women in the Nineteenth Century--Traveling, Writing, Speaking

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:14pm
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Margaret Fuller SocietyAmerican Literature Association ConferenceBoston, July 7–11, 2021EXTENDED DEADLINE: Proposals due February 23, 2021


Women in the Nineteenth Century—Traveling, Writing, Speaking

Buddhism and Literature

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:10pm
Religion and the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

For a special section of Religion and the Arts, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal edited at Boston College.

A call for papers in Buddhism and Literature: any tradition, language or literature or time period from ancient times to the present.

Complete papers of 5,000-10,000 words should be submitted by 15 June 2021, in MLA 7 format with parenthetical documentation.

Illustrations, color or black and white, are welcome. 

International Conference: “Pilgrimages and Tourism”

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:47am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

“Pilgrimages and Tourism”International Conference12-13 June 2021 – London/Onlineorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Pilgrimages are ancient practices of humankind and are associated with a great variety of religious, spiritual and secular traditions. In today’s world the number of visits to sacred sites such as Santiago de Compostela (Spain), La Virgen de Guadalupe (Mexico), Matka Boska Czetochowska (Poland), secular places  such as Graceland, home of Elvis Presley, Eifel Tower in Paris, Hiroshima Peace Museum and virtual pilgrimages, facilitated by video and satellite links is growing. With them, tourism both individual and in groups has been steadily increasing and changing.