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"Writing the Philippines": Call for Submissions

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:12pm
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

We are happy to announce that in June 2018 Cha will be publishing a special “Writing the Philippines” issue. Submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and art are accepted between 1 January 2018 and 31 March 2018. If you have something original to say about the Philippines, we would like to hear from you. Please note that we can only accept submissions in English or translated into English.

Comics Arts Conference San Diego

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:16am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Comics Arts Conference is now acception 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, panels, and poster sessions taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA, July 19 - 22, 2018. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

The Tacky South

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:09pm
Monica Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Call for papers: The Tacky South
American Studies Association Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia
November 8-11, 2018

As a way to comment on a person’s style, the word “tacky” has distinctly southern origins. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it first emerged around 1800 as a noun to describe “a poor white of the Southern States from Virginia to Georgia.” Although the OED does not draw connections between this origin and the origins of the adjective describing something “dowdy, shabby; in poor taste, cheap, vulgar,” these definitions suggest a clear link between national stereotypes of region, race, and class and urbane (and northern urban?) notions of taste, class, and sensibility.

MLA 2019: Matei Visniec’s Theatre: Between East and West

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 5:38pm
Catalina Florina Florescu/Pace University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

This panel seeks to find 3-4 strong proposals that would talk about the varied themes of international interest that emerge out of Visniec’s critically acclaimed plays. The political and the social are always strong points of interest as explored by the characters’ dynamic dialogues. Born in Romania, Visniec now lives in France, but his plays are performed internationally. He connects with audiences globally and that is proof of his exquisite writing. The panel also seeks to discuss how theater and performance are much needed in today’s conflicting and violent international context, and how the stage becomes an international platform where we are more than passive members, but instead are transformed by the spectacle. 

Women of Bay Area Lang-Po

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 10:34am
Laura Hinton, The City College of New YOrk (CUNYO
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Women have played a major role in the poetics and politics of the West Coast Language Poetry movement based in the San Francisco Bay area.  This panel proposal, for the American Literature Association My 24-27 in San Francisco, would consider the important contributions of female poets both solo and in collaboration, including Lyn Hejinian, Carla Harryman, Erica Hunt, Rae Armantrout, Leslie Scalapino, Beverly Dahlen and many others in propelling and sustaining one of America’s most radical literary movements, both aesthetically and politically, since the early 1970s.

Disruption, Displacement, and Disorder

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:18am
Society for Utopian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Society for Utopian Studies invites you to submit papers and proposals on the theme, “Disruption, Displacement, and Disorder.” As an interdisciplinary society from its founding, we encourage scholars and practitioners from any academic field to contribute, as well as architects, city planners, artists, musicians whose work relates to utopian thought and possibility, and dystopian realities and visions. Members of intentional communities are also welcome to attend and/or present. Non-theme related papers are welcome.

Abstracts and proposals of up to 250 words for the following:

The Philosopher Franz K. - The Polish Journal of Aesthetics No. 53 (2/2019)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:31pm
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Call for Papers


The Polish Journal of Aesthetics No. 53 (2/2019)


The Philosopher Franz K.



Barry Smith (University at Buffalo)

Monika Stępień (University of Warsaw)

 Sonia Kamińska (Jagiellonian University)



Politics and Poetics in Contemporary Poetry: Visibility, Anger, Bodies and Resistance (SSAWW, 11/7-11/11/18, Denver CO)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:31pm
Alice Rutkowski
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 9, 2018

Please email, to Dr. Alice Rutkowski (, by Fri Feb 9 an attached Word document that includes: 1) title of paper with 250-300 word abstract 2) contact information 3) a brief bio statement (no longer than 60 words) and 4) any a/v requirements. Decisions will be made by Mon Feb 12 in time for scholars to – if need be- submit to the general call deadline of Feb Feb 16.


Politics and Poetics in Contemporary Poetry: Visibility, Anger, Bodies and Resistance

CounterText Conference: The Post-Literary

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:23pm
University of Malta
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Call for Papers
The Second CounterText Conference: The Post-Literary
University of Malta, Valletta Campus, 6-8 April 2018

The second CounterText conference will be held at the University of Malta, between the 6th and the 8th April 2018. The theme of the conference is ‘The Post-Literary’.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society — SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference in Denver

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:21pm
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society invites proposals for a panel on “Recovering Gilman for the 21st Century” for the SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference in Denver, Colorado (November 7-11, 2018).  This panel will explore how recovery provides new contexts and frameworks for analyzing and teaching Gilman’s work.  Topics include but are not limited to


  • Recovery of Gilman’s published and unpublished writing


  • Digital recovery projects on Gilman’s work


  • Teaching Gilman and feminist recovery practices in the classroom