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Book Chapters on Halide Edib Adivar's Serialized Novels

Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 4:06pm
Iclal Vanwesenbeeck
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Call for Book Chapters:

A critical edition of Halide Edib Adivar's serialized novels (1910-1961) in English translation is currently under consideration for publication. I am soliciting book chapters on:

-Halide Edib and women's literature

-Women, media, and the Turkish novel in twentieth-century Turkey

-Film adaptations and/or book illustrations of Halide Edib's novels

Please send inquiries, 500-word proposals and biographical information to

Iclal Vanwesenbeeck at

Deadline: January 15, 2019

First Heterotopic Junction Graduate Conference in Language, Literature and Culture

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 1:49pm
Hong Kong Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

The First Heterotopic Junction Graduate Conference in Language, Literature and Culture (HJC-1), which will take place on Saturday 13 April 2019 at Hong Kong Baptist University, is now calling for abstracts. This conference is open to all graduate students globally (including advanced undergraduates who are progressing to postgraduate studies) to submit research in the areas of linguistics, literature and culture.

Each person may submit at most one single authored and one co-authored abstract to by 15 December 2018.

Aesthetic Time, Decadent Archives

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:56am
Aestheticism & Decadence Network & the British Association for Decadence Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Call for Papers

Aesthetic Time, Decadent Archives
Keynote: Joseph Bristow, “Decadent Historicism”
Goldsmiths, University of London
18-19 July 2018

CinemArts Graduate Student Essay Award

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 8:32am
CinemArts, Special Interest Group at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

The CinemArts: Film and Art History SIG of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies seeks submissions for its first Graduate Student Essay Prize, with the winner to be announced at the 2019 conference.  This award is meant to recognize outstanding scholarship from students currently enrolled in a recognized graduate program and working at the intersection of film, art and visual culture.  Applicants must be current SCMS and CinemArts members (but not necessarily presenting at the 2019 conference).  Submissions may include revised seminar papers, dissertation excerpts, or any essay published in 2019.  Submissions are limited to one per applicant, should not exceed 8,500 words (excluding notes), and must use a standard citation format.

Ford and Toulon: Biography, Culture and Environment in the 1920s and 1930s

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 9:31am
Ford Madox Ford Society / Université de Toulon
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Proposals are invited for an international conference on ‘Ford and Toulon: biography, culture, and environment’.

This conference will bring together scholars working on Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939), a major twentieth-century novelist, editor and cultural commentator. It forms part of a series of events celebrating writerly culture and experience in the city of Toulon, where Ford spent time in the 1920s and 1930s.

[ASLE 2019 Panel] Militarized California: Transpacific Flows of Toxicity and Environmental Ruin

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:17pm
ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Call for Papers: Militarized California: Transpacific Flows of Toxicity and Environmental Ruin

Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Biennial Conference, UC Davis, June 26-30 2019


Organizer: Danielle Crawford (, UC Santa Cruz

DECADENCE [Call for Papers/Reviews]

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 10:55am
University College London, Dept of English [Moveable Type, Vol. 11 (Summer 2019)]
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Montesquieu's assertion that the fall of the Roman Empire could be attributed to a decline in morality and deviation from Classical ideals redefined the term “décadence.” From a neutral term for “decline,” decadence transformed into a laden pejorative signifying perversity and decay, as well as a warning against the dangers of excess and the pursuit of pleasure. Perceived as a disruptive force, dangerous to social order and bourgeois normativity, the threat of decadence is still invoked in modern political rhetoric to stoke anxieties over shifts in traditional values and social mores, as well as the looming threat of an irretrievable loss of geopolitical power.

Essay Collection: Joyce Writing Disability

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:23pm
Jeremy Colangelo / Hunan Normal University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Joyce Writing Disability is a proposed volume of essays on the history, theory, and depiction of disability as it relates to the life and work of James Joyce. Though disability is increasingly a popular topic in modernist studies, there is as yet no book dedicated to disability and/in Joyce. As such, Joyce Writing Disability will seek not to be the last word on the topic, but the first. We seek essays on a variety of topics and intersections, and are especially interested in readings that open novel and unexplored avenues for disability studies and Joyce criticism. Two major university presses have expressed an interest in the volume, and we are looking for contributions from scholars both established and new.