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Reading #instapoetry

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 8:00am
Glasgow University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 7, 2020

Reading #Instapoetry

University of Glasgow, May 27th, 2020

Deadline for submissions: February 7th, 2020.

Conference organisers: JuEunhae Knox (University of Glasgow) and James Mackay (European University Cyprus)

Conference CFP - Locations and Dislocations of Theory

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:49pm
Faculty of Letters, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

The past few decades have been crucial for the dismantling of theory, formerly understood as a monolithic concept, applicable to a wide range of epochs and regions. Rather than a timeless or non-spatial concept, theory represents “a historically circumscribed mode of thinking about literature” (Galin Tihanov). Researchers informed by Edward Saidʼs “traveling theory” (James Clifford, Caren Kaplan, Mieke Bal) have also insisted on the enormous pressure of context in shaping and reshaping theory. Convincing metanarratives of itinerant international canonization in the 20th century literature (Mads Rosendahl Thomsen) have opened the theoretical debate.

Call for Papers for Critical Insights: Life of Pi (2020)

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 9:20am
Adam T. Bogar / NCIS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Call for Papers for Critical Insights: Life of Pi (2020)




This is a call for chapter proposals for a forthcoming edited collection on the 2001 philosophical novel Life of Pi by Canadian author Yann Martel. This volume will be published in Fall 2020 by Salem Press as part of the following subseries of their Critical Insights collection:


In line with the expectations of the Critical Insights series, I ultimately seek essays that:

Avant-Garde Poetry in Translation

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 3:55am
Ghent University, Belgium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Avant-garde Poetry in Translation

Call for Papers


Making Space: Literary Constructions of Identity and Community

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:29pm
University of Minnesota English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 3, 2020

Making Space: Literary Constructions of Identity and Community

April 24, 2020

A Graduate Conference in the Department of English, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

The concept of “making space” is both powerful and problematic. Making space for different identities and communities feels necessary—as Virginia Woolf so importantly emphasizes, a “room of one’s own” is imperative for claiming, creating, and expressing intellectual identity. Yet mere rhetoric about making space for difference risks condescension and absolution from the difficult work of community formation. This tension encourages us to ask: who is making space for whom? Who is included and excluded in this space-making?

Irish Drama on the European Stages

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:13am
University College Cork
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 16, 2019


                      Irish Drama on the European Stage(s)

7th May 2020

                                               University College Cork                                                              Ireland 


 The works of playwrights such as J.M. Synge, Seán O’Casey and, more recently, Brian Friel, Martin McDonagh, Enda Walsh or Elaine Murphy have been (and continue to be) extensively translated and incorporated to stage practice throughout Europe. 

Outside the Western Box—In Search of the Primary

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:11am
Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Outside the Western Box—In Search of the Primary

Organized by the Charles Olson Society

American Literature Association, 31st Annual Conference, May 21-24, 2020

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the American Literature Association Conference, to be held in San Diego, May 21-24, 2020:

Essay Collection: Reading Black Mirror

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:11am
Alex Goody & Antonia Mackay (Oxford Brookes University UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Reading Black Mirror – Edited Collection