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ACLA 2019 Seminar: Cli Fi and Beyond

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:30pm
Brooke Stanley and Martin Premoli
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Cli Fi and BeyondSeminar at the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting, March 7-10, 2019, at Georgetown University in Washington DC Contact the Seminar Organizers

Katherine Mansfield Panel -- Conference on Literature and Culture, Louisville, KY

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:52pm
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, held in Louisville, KY, USA, has sent out its CFP, which includes the opportunity for panels from author societies. The basic details for the conference are below. The dates are 21-23 February 2019.

I'm planning to chair a panel on Katherine Mansfield, sponsored by the Katherine Mansfield Society.

If you are interested in presenting a paper at the conference, I’ll need (a) abstracts and titles for the papers to be presented; (b) the following information for each presenter: name (as it will appear in the program), address, e-mail address, academic affiliation (if applicable). I will want this information by 21 August 2018. I have to submit the full panel by 10 September.

American Postmemory: Slavery in Black and White

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:04pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Recognizing that the New World economy was historically based on the system of slavery and that the United States came into being as a slave-holding nation, we experience the lasting effects of slavery in all facets of contemporary US society and culture. This panel seeks papers analyzing contemporary representations of slave history from the black and white perspectives. While we are very familiar with African American representations of slavery in a number of cultural media, this panel is particularly interested in how contemporary representations of slavery created by people of European descent differ from those of African Americans. How is slavery remembered differently in black and white?

Bearing Witness: Reading James Baldwin in the 21st Century (A Critical Anthology)

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:25pm
Yasmin Y. DeGout, Howard University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 2, 2018


Bearing Witness: Reading James Baldwin in the 21st Century

(A Critical Anthology)

“Perhaps I did not succumb to ideology . . . because I have never seen myself as a spokesman. I am a witness. In the church in which I was raised you were supposed to bear witness to the truth. Now, later on, you wonder what in the world the truth is, but you do know what a lie is.”—James Baldwin, Interview by Julius Lester


REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue January 2019

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 1:25pm
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

ASLE 2019 Panel - Republics of Radiation: Nuclear Cultures in Comparative Perspective

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:22am
Anindita Banerjee and Isabel Lane
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)

UC Davis, June 26-30, 2019


Panel Proposal: "Republics of Radiation: Nuclear Cultures in Comparative Perspective"


Organizers: Anindita Banerjee, Cornell University ( and Isabel Lane, Yale University (


The Indian Novel and the State

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:24am
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This panel will take up the question of state power as it relates to the aesthetics of the 20th- and 21st-century Indian novel. How do the form and content of the novel inform our understanding of Indian political histories as they emerge from the encounters between the state and its others? In seeking an answer to this question, this panel will attempt to understand the literary discourse of state-led development and its aesthetic claims as they come into contact with counter-discursive forms of identity and belonging. Possible topics include but are not limited to: the postcolonial bildungsroman, the role of autobiography in nationalist discourse, national realism, and subaltern imaginings of the state.

Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference 2019

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 9:29am
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 17, 2018


Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
July 6 - July 7, 2019
Imperial College, London (UK)

Proposals are invited for presentations at the 22nd Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, to be held Saturday July 6 – Sunday July 7, 2019.

Proposals for presentation of critical work about creative writing or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) are equally welcome. Call closes: November 17 2018 

Great Writing regularly includes research, teaching and creative writing practice topics. And more! In this 22nd year of the conference, the range of topics is likely to be as vibrant as ever.