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Career Construction Theory and Life Writing - Special Edition of 'Life Writing'

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:24am
Hywel Dix, Bournemouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Over the last twenty years, a new form of career counselling practice has emerged, one that Mark Savickas (Career Counselling, 2011) refers to as career construction theory. Where earlier forms of vocational guidance utilised aptitude tests, statistical profiling and other forms of quantitative analysis, career construction takes a far more qualitative approach to employment counselling. By encouraging clients to see their careers as stories of which they are both the metaphorical authors and the main protagonists, career construction counsellors enable them to envisage the next chapter in those stories.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: MSA 2018: Modernism and Religious Visual Culture

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:20am
Jack Dudley
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

This proposed panel for the Modernist Studies Association’s 2018 conference in Columbus, Ohio, November 8-11, seeks to expand on recent work in modernism and religion—from Pericles Lewis, Justin Neuman, and Matthew Mutter, among others—by exploring how modernist writers responded to, incorporated, or shaped religious visual culture, defined broadly. If modernist literary production was much more concerned with questions of religion than past scholarship has allowed, what role did religious visual culture play in shaping that engagement? Did modernist writers adapt or incorporate the religious visual culture of the early twentieth century? Did they shape it or produce new examples of it themselves?

Participants for "Narratives of Property in British History" NACBS Panel

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:16am
Agnes Burt, Phd Candidate, Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018



Historians have long recognized the central relationship between property ownership and political participation in Britain. As many have acknowledged, throughout the nineteenth century, men’s ability to vote was based on fulfilling a property qualification; even women’s enfranchisement in 1918 still carried property requirements.

Utopian Acts

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:40pm
Katie Stone and Raphael Kabo, Birkbeck, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 29, 2018

Utopian Acts

Birkbeck, University of London

1 September 2018

Above all, we need to understand utopia as a method rather than a goal … always suspended between the present and the future, always under revision, at the meeting point of the darkness of the lived moment and the flickering light of a better world, for the moment accessible only through an act of imagination.

- Ruth Levitas, Utopia as Method (2013)

Another world is possible.

- The activists of the World Social Forum

Keynote speakers

Modern Institutions

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:04am
Prospective peer-reviewed cluster on the Modernism/modernity Print Plus platform
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The following is a prospective peer-reviewed cluster on Modernism/modernity Print Plus platform

“Modern Institutions”

Editors: Caroline Z. Krzakowski, Northern Michigan University and Megan Faragher, Wright State University-Lake Campus

MLA Panel on Nabokov, the Unconscious, and Dreams

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 8:57am
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018

The deadline for proposals for the official guaranteed International Nabokov Society panel at this year's MLA has been extended and the remit somewhat expanded. We are now soliciting proposals for 15 minute papers dealing with the broad subject of Nabokov, dreams, psychology, and the unconscious. Please submit short proposals, accompanied by a CV, to Thomas Karshan at, by the end of Friday March 23rd. The MLA will take place at Chicago between January 3rd and 6th and all speakers need by the time of the conference to be members of the MLA.

Literary Politics Beyond Colonial Recognition

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:16am
MLA 2019/Gabriella Friedman and Alex Young
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018

The goal of this session is to explore literature as an arena for articulating alternatives to colonial recognition. In recent years, scholars working across the humanities and social sciences, but especially in Indigenous and Black studies, have challenged the role of recognition in resisting regimes of racialization and empire. However, there is not yet a large body of scholarship grappling with the role of literature in crafting forms of politics that do not depend on the recognition paradigm. We believe that literature, with its emphasis on imaginative creation, is a site of cultural production that holds unique insights about what politics without recognition might be like.


The Langston Hughes Society CFP for MLA 2019

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 8:45am
Christopher Allen Varlack, The Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

Textual Transactions in the Literature of the Harlem Renaissance Era and Beyond
organized by the Langston Hughes Society