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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 3/2/18: State of Exposure: "Post-Truth" and the Politics of Looking

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:09pm
Wayne State University Visual Culture Spring Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

From the Civil Rights Movement to #BlackLives Matter, images of racially motivated violence have spurred nationwide protest. Despite overwhelming photographic evidence, juries – in the case of Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin, and countless others – nonetheless failed to find the perpetrators guilty. A picture of a toddler lying face down on a beach brought worldwide attention to the Syrian refugee crisis. The initial outrage caused by the photograph quickly dissipated, and today, this ongoing global crisis has largely disappeared from the public view.

Capitalist Aesthetics

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:08am
Open Cultural Studies / De Gruyter
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Editors: Dr Pansy Duncan & Dr Nicholas Holm (Massey University)


The Paradox of the Other: Difficulties in Classification (Grad Conference)

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:24am
Brooklyn College Graduate English Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018


Eleventh Annual Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference

Saturday, May 5, 2018

“If one could possess, grasp, and know the other, it would not be other,” wrote Emmanuel Levinas.  The paradox Levinas identifies is at the heart of this conference’s concerns. Despite our definitions – the unknown, the demonic, and the withdrawn, for example – the “other,” by definition, must elude our grasp.  Given this un-givenness, why do scholars continue to pursue questions of otherness? What is it about otherness that provokes or induces scholarly interest?

CFP: “Non-Worldly Literature” (journal feature topic)

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:18am
Ex-position / National Taiwan University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Journal Title: Ex-position

Publication Date: June 2019

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018

Aesthetics of Terror

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 3:01pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Seeking papers for a special session proposal for the Modern Language Association's annual conference (January 3-6, 2019) on the topic of the aesthetics of terror in contemporary literature. Possible topics could include: narrative strategies of representing terror/terrorism, witnessing, the relationship between historical events and fiction, grief and mourning,time and violence, affect studies, fear and paranoia, legitimacy and illegitimacy, continuities and rupture.

"What If?": Reading Worlds of Possibility

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 10:33am
The University of Sydney
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018


June 14-15, 2018 | The University of Sydney, Australia

MLA Session 2019 on Joyce and Women's Legal and Civil Rights

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 10:24am
International James Joyce Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018

MLA 2019 panel sponsored by the International James Joyce Foundation


The International James Joyce Foundation invites paper proposals for its 2019 MLA session in Chicago.  The session topic is Joyce and women’s legal and civil rights.  Papers might discuss marriage, divorce, inheritance, suffrage, or any other aspect of women's rights in Joyce's work.  In light of contemporary feminist movements, proposals might consider Joyce's place in our current debates or Joyce's influence in similar debates of his time.  Papers that discuss historical and legal aspects of Joyce's work in reference to women's rights are particularly welcome.    


Understanding the Short Fiction of Carson McCullers.

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 10:21am
Alison Bertolini
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Carson McCullers Collection

Proposed submissions are requested for an edited collection of essays tentatively titled Understanding the Short Fiction of Carson McCullers. This collection will contribute to current scholarship by 1. Analyzing lesser-known short texts by McCullers, and 2. Examining (or reexamining) McCullers’ short texts using current contemporary perspectives. Potential topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:

•Comparative readings of the short work of Carson McCullers (short fiction compared with other short fiction, or short fiction compared with longer texts);

•The reception and evolution of McCullers’ shorter works across national boundaries;