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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:46pm
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society and U of Central Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature seeks articles, creative fiction and poetry, book reviews, and notes in the spirit of or regarding the life and work of Rawlings, her circle, and other authors who use the state of Florida as a source of in.

Deadline Extended — Lost and Found (Again): Finding One’s Way There and Back Again

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:45pm
Signum University and Johnson C. Smith University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 2, 2018

Magnolia Moot 2018


Corey Olsen



Matthew M. DeForrest

Board Member, Professor of English and Mott University Professor, JCSU



November 10, 2018, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT



Johnson C. Smith University

The New Science Center

100 Beatties Ford Road

Charlotte, NC 28216


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Experiments in Narrative Form in American Fiction – CFP for ALA Roundtable May 2019

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 9:55am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The annual conference of the American Literature Association will meet at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 23-26, 2019 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).

The Jonathan Bayliss Society will sponsor one roundtable discussion on Experiments in Narrative Form in American Fiction.

American fiction abounds in experimental narrative form, from Melville, Dos Passos, and Djuna Barnes through Faulkner, Kerouac, Barth, Kathy Acker, Jonathan Bayliss, and many others.  The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites proposals on American novels that engage in such experiment.

The roundtable will be comprised of several brief (8-10 minute) presentations.

Graduate students are especially welcome to submit proposals.

Nature Writing’s Future Pasts

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:35pm
Land Lines: British Nature Writing 1789-2014 (AHRC Project)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

British nature writing can be understood as both a product of and a challenge to a western-style modernity that has created the conditions for its own unravelling. The tense that best captures these conditions is the future anterior. Scottish writer Kathleen Jamie, wandering through Bergen’s Natural History Museum, marvels at the ‘decaying bones of twenty-four cetacean skeletons crowded under the ceiling’. One whale skeleton alone, that of a gigantic blue, is ‘less an animal, more a narrative’. The different cetacean narratives add up to a devastating commentary to which even words such as ‘waste’ and ‘slaughter’ and ‘holocaust’ and ‘shame’ cannot do full justice.

Elizabeth Bowen Review Volume 2

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 1:31pm
Elizabeth Bowen Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Elizabeth Bowen Review: Volume 2, 2019, Call for Papers


The editors of the Elizabeth Bowen Review are seeking scholarly and innovative essays for publication in the second volume of the journal in May 2019.


Essays may cover any theme or specific work, but the editors are particularly interested in the less-explored areas of Bowen scholarship. These include:


Bowen’s short stories

Bowen as a reviewer and critic

Bowen’s travel writing (e.g. A Time in Rome)

Bowen’s non-fictional writings (Bowen’s Court, Seven Winters, The Shelbourne)

Bowen as a comic writer 


Critical Reflections on Contemporary Muslim Thought and Human Rights

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 4:47pm
Journal of Contemporary Poetics/ International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Journal of Contemporary Poetics is published by the Department of English, Faculty of Languages and Literature, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan. This interdisciplinary journal welcomes articles and book reviews from various disciplines in Literature, Linguistics and other disciplines in Social Sciences and Humanities.

Caryl Churchill: Top Girls and more

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:29pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 3, 2018


The Comparative Drama Conference will be attending Mad Cow Theatre's production of Caryl Churchill's Top Girls on Thursday night (April 4th).  In honor of that event, the Board announces a call for papers that discuss Top Girls or any other Churchill play, so that our conversation about Churchill continues onwards from the performance itself.

A Political Hwang: David Henry Hwang Society Call for Papers

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:29pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 3, 2018


David Henry Hwang's latest work, Soft Power, which is, as he describes it, a play with a musical, had its world premiere in Los Angeles in May of this year.  Undoubtedly, Soft Power, which tells of a love story between a Chinese movie producer and Hillary Clinton, is Hwang's most overt piece of political theatre, written in response to the election of Donald Trump to President.  The David Henry Hwang Society invites asbtract proposals that examine Hwang and his plays in relation to his and their engagement with politics.  In other words, just how political is Hwang as a playwright?

In addition, the David Henry Hwang society invites any proposals that cover Hwang and his works in general.

MMLA Panel at ASLE 2019

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:29pm
Lisa Ottum / MMLA / ASLE
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

As an affiliated organization, the Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) organizes a panel at ASLE’s biennial conference (June 26-30, 2019; University of California, Davis, Davis, CA).

2019 Annual Karl Barth Conference

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 3:39pm
Center for Barth Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Call for Papers | 2019 Annual Karl Barth Conference
June 16-19, 2019


Fifty years from Barth’s own death and one-hundred years from the publication of the Römerbrief, the conference examines how fresh encounters with Karl Barth’s dogmatic theology and biblical exegesis might stimulate, inform, shape, and challenge contemporary reflection on the range of eschatological themes in Christian theology.