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Consumerism and Science Fiction (MMLA Nov 15-18)

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 9:05am
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association) – November 15-18 Kansas City

Consumerism and Science Fiction: From Modernism to Postmodernism

The Indian River Review

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 9:06am
Indian River State College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Indian River Review is currently soliciting submissions for its sixth issue scheduled for publication in late spring 2019. The theme for this issue is “passion.” Of course, this word immediately proposes romantic passion, and while the editors are not against submissions that go in that direction, submitters should be careful. Think Wuthering Heights or even When Harry Met Sally, not Fifty Shades of Grey, specifically no erotica.

Mimesis and Mutation

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:50pm
Berkeley-Stanford English Graduate Conference 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 12, 2018

Date: April 20th, UC Berkeley

Please submit abstracts of 200­-300 words, with a short bio, to by MARCH 12th, 2018

Keynote 1: Steven Goldsmith, Professor (UC Berkeley, English)
Keynote 2: TBA (Stanford, English)

The Rhetoric of Prayer

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:46pm
Christian Literary Studies Group, Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018


Saturday 3 November 2018
Corpus Christi College, Oxford

The Rhetoric of Prayer

Call for Papers

Prayers in the literary context are the subject of the CLSG day conference. The full form of the Call for Papers is at  from where there is a link to a bibliography. The CLSG’s interest is in Exploring Christian and Biblical Themes in Literature.

The conference page will be progressively updated in the period before the conference.

Call for Papers -- Romantic Regenerations

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:49pm
Kaz Oishi (Romantic Regenerations Conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Call for Papers

Romantic Regenerations
An International Conference

Date: 6-8 July 2018

Venue: The University of Tokyo (Komaba Campus) & Sophia University (Yotsuya Campus)

Plenary Lecturers:
Prof. Seamus Perry (Oxford University)
Prof. Alan Bewell (Toronto University)
Prof. Tim Barringer (Yale University)

Arctic, Antarctic Gothic

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:10am
Aporetic Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018


 “Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized” (Graham Harman, Guerilla Metaphysics).

Aporetic Press invites the submission of abstracts for a collection of essays on Arctic and Antarctic Gothic.

Doris Lessing Studies 2018: Special Topic

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:04am
Robin Visel/Doris Lessing Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Call for Papers, Doris Lessing Studies 2018: “Alternative Domesticities in the Works of Doris Lessing.” 

Following Jenni Diski’s 2016 memoir, In Gratitude, we invite new readings of Lessing’s portrayals of non-biological families, non-normative modes of affiliation and dependence, and unconventional households and genealogies.

Death and Celebrity

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 9:36am
Celebrity, Citizenship and Status Project, University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Call for Papers: Death and Celebrity

Wednesday 6th June 2018, University of Portsmouth


Keynote Speakers:

Dr Ruth Penfold-Mounce, University of York

Dr Samantha Matthews, University of Bristol


‘Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil’ (John Milton)


‘Fame is a food that dead men eat’ (Henry Austin Dobson)