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Call for Papers for the Next Issue Volume: 30, Issue: 1, Year: 2020

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 1:37pm
Litera: Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies - Dil, Edebiyat ve Kültür Araştırmaları Dergisi
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020


Volume: 30, Issue: 1, Year: 2020

Dear Colleagues, Litera: Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies - Dil, Edebiyat ve Kültür Araştırmaları Dergisi, which is the official publication of the Department of Western Languages and Literatures, Istanbul University, is an open access, peer-reviewed, multilingual, scholarly and international journal published twice a year, in June and in December.

[UPDATE/DEADLINE EXTENDED] Call for Chapter Proposals: The City Speaks: Re-presenting Urban Spaces in Indian Literature [Edited Volume]

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 3:48am
Subashish Bhattacharjee and Goutam Karmakar
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The city has been a zone of contention for a considerable amount of time in literature—a producer of narratives as well as a consumer. These cities have embodied their characters and their narratives in a way that is reflective of the city’s topology, genealogy, and living archaeology. Literature, therefore, often serves to excavate the cities through its representations, and is also, in turn, unearthed. Rather than visualising the city as a null-space that exists horizontally to frame the literary work, the cities in literary works across its myriad cultural and national histories have turned more serpentine, more transgressive, and have moved in unpredictable trajectories.

21st Century Screen Horror and the Historical Imagination

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 7:48pm
Amanda Howell/Griffith University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 16, 2019



Historical Horrors and the Horrors of History: 21st Century Screen Horror and the Historical Imagination


Editors Amanda Howell and Stephanie Green (School of Humanities, Languages, and Social Science, Griffith University, Australia) seek contributors to an anthology whose collective analysis will be directed to the question:


What can 21st century film and television tell us about the historical imagination of horror?


Ghosts and Memory

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 5:01pm
Far West Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 12, 2019

I am seeking 20 minute paper proposals for a panel that considers the various literary uses and conceptions of ghosts as a mode of memory, projection, history, trauma, and reconciliation/redemption. Part of the foundational premise of the ghost story is a disturbance in the present that comes from the past; an unsettling interaction between mind and matter, memory and perception, the living and the dead. All paper proposals that consider these aspects of ghost stories (as literature/writing) are welcome.

The Far West Popular Culture Association will be held on February 22-24, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Palace Station Hotel/Casino.

Please send a 250 word abstract and a brief bio to:

For My People: Dismantling the Child/Adult Dichotomy in Black Literature

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:13pm
Ellen Donovan & Laura Dubek / College Literature Special Issue
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

In 2018 Duke University Press reissued James Baldwin’s Little Man, Little Man: A Record of Childhood. In “A James Baldwin Book, Forgotten and Overlooked for Four Decades, Gets Another Life,” New York Times writer Alexandra Alter notes that in 1976 Little Man received lukewarm reviews: “critics didn’t know what to make of an experimental, enigmatic picture book that straddled the line between children’s and adult literature.” Alter posits that because of a changed social and political climate, Baldwin’s book will now have an easier time finding an audience.

London Rising: Struggle, Rebellion, and Revolution

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 8:21am
Arcadia University, The College of Global Studies, London Center
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

London Rising: Friday, 6 March


’Cause in London Town

There’s just no place for a street fighting man

—The Rolling Stones, 1968 

Mick Jagger’s words above can sometimes feel axiomatic.  London has an outwardly less impressive revolutionary tradition to call upon than many of its closest neighbours, most obviously Paris.  This is to say, of course, that history is political: if the past seems quiet, what hope for remaking the future?   

Revenant Special Issue: Apocalyptic Waste

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:12pm
Revenant Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Call for Papers: Special issue of Revenant (

Apocalyptic Waste: Studies in Environmental Threat and Nightmare Spaces

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: January 31st 2020

Contact E-mail:

Guest Editors: Matt Crofts and Layla Hendow, University of Hull.

Edited Collection on the Romance Genre in the 21st Century

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:07am
Susan Fanetti/CSU Sacramento
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Call for Proposals

Not Your Mother’s Bodice Rippers: The Romance Genre in the 21st Century

Editor: Susan Fanetti



The enduring stereotype of the romance novel is the dramatic cover depicting the bare-chested, Fabio-modeled “hero” holding the swooning “heroine” draped over his arm, her wild hair flowing and her bountiful pale breasts swelling from her torn dress. Hence the term “bodice-ripper.”