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Political Performances Working Group at IFTR Shanghai 2019

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:31am
International Federation of Theatre Research - Political Performances Working Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 7, 2019

We would like to invite researchers to submit their abstracts to the Political Performances Working Group at the 2019 IFTR conference, which will take place on 8-12 July in Shanghai, China. The theme for the 2019 conference is Theatre, Performance, and Urbanism. We have identified three loose strands that reflect the recent work of many researchers in the wider field of political performances, but that also align with the 2019 conference theme. The Political Performances Working Group therefore invites proposals for papers on the following topics:

(A)     Citizenship

Corroding the Now: Poetry + Science|SF

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:38am
Royal Holloway, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 14, 2019

The world we inhabit is framed, driven, (re)produced, and conceptualised by and through science. Science as a mode of knowing contours the prevailing episteme, whilst technological innovation continues to remake work and leisure experience. At the same time, society is both reflected and in turn formed by science fiction (SF): as contributor to the nostalgia economy, as a dominant visual-commercial aesthetic, as a mimetic index of the present’s utopian and dystopian tendencies. The now is a time of extreme precarity. We face a raft of catastrophes – political, socioeconomic, and, most pressingly, ecological. And yet, even as our own survival comes into question, capitalism itself seems unassailable, primed to outlast ‘humanity.’


Interventions: New Perspectives on Politics, Freedom, and Democracy

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 8:23am
University of Leicester
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Interventions: New Perspectives on Politics, Freedom, and Democracy 

The 2nd Annual Conference of the Journal of Languages, Texts, and Society. 

A collaboration between the Universities of Nottingham, Leicester and Nottingham Trent. 


 Friday 10th May 2019 - Leicester, UK. 


Keynote Address: Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway London) 


DEADLINE EXTENDED: George Saunders Society, ALA, Boston, May 23-26 2019

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 11:47am
(Not Yet) George Saunders Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 14, 2019


The George Saunders Society invites prospective participants for one or two panels at the 2019 American Literature Association conference in Boston, MA, to be held May 23 to 26, 2019. This will be the third year of Saunders panels at the ALA. We are interested in presentations on any aspect of George Saunders’s life and work. The topic is open, but possible approaches might include:

Jack London Society Panels at the 2019 American Literature Association, May 23-26, 2019 Boston, MA

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:29am
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 21, 2019

Paper submissions are invited for the Jack London Society ( panels at the American Literature Association 30th Annual Conference, May 23-26, 2019, Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116. Papers may address any aspect of Jack London studies. Innovative formats such as roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists. Send a 250-word abstract for a twenty-minute presentation to Kenneth K. Brandt at by January 21, 2019. Include a brief biographical sketch and any AV equipment needs.

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment – UK and Ireland Biennial Conference, 2019

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:23am
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment – UK and Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

Co-emergenceCo-creationCo-existence 4th to 6th September 2019, University of PlymouthConfirmed Plenary Speakers


  • Greg Garrard (University of British Columbia)
  • David Higgins (University of Leeds)
  • Adeline Johns-Putra (University of Surrey)
  • Harriet Tarlo (Sheffield Hallam University)


It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories. (Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble)

Queer Modernism(s) III

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:11am
University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 18, 2018


‘How does one go about getting an introduction to a fictional character?’ ― Richard Bruce Nugent

Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society (PEHS) 2019 Scholar Award

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 11:40am
Madeline Gottlieb / Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society (PEHS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The Pauline Hopkins Society ( is pleased to announce its third bi-annual competition and tenth-anniversary celebration. The society will award the best scholarly publication –book, essay, or book chapter on Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins published between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2018. If you have published an essay or chapter that discusses Hopkins and/or her work, we invite you to consider entering before the March 15, 2019 deadline.

Because entries will be judged through a system of blind reviewing we recommend that any self-citation, either in the body or in notes, be reworked to the third person. 


CFP: Neo-Victorian Madness

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 11:41am
Sarah E. Maier University of New Brunswick, Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Call for Papers: 


Neo-Victorian Madness 



General Call for Papers - Spring 2019

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 7:57pm
Dianoia: The Undergraduate Philosophy Journal of Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

Dianoia, Boston College’s peer-reviewed Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy, is currently accepting submissions -- until January 25, 2019 -- for its Spring issue.

We’re looking for thoughtful and original papers on any topic pertaining to philosophy. The mission of our journal is to foster open, interdisciplinary philosophical discussion and writing among undergraduate students at institutions around the world.