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Victorian Sea Fiction: Unbounded Identities in a Bounded World

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 6:53pm
Northeast MLA (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 29, 2017

Last call! This panel aims to use the framework of oceanic studies to interrogate Victorian sea fiction. We welcome work on nineteenth-century writers across the Anglophone world, though could be open to works in other languages. We are particularly looking for works that do not fall into traditional nationalist canons of literature or works that epitomize transnational networks of culture, empire, and economics.


Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:44am
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Research Papers on World Literature deadline for submissions: June 30, 2017 full name / name of organization: Impressions : A Bi-Annual Refereed Journal of English Studies contact email: 

ImpressionsA Bi-Annual Refereed Journal of English Studies ISSN 0974-892X

Dear Readers,


The latest issue of Impressions  (Vol. XI, Issue I, January 2017) is now accessible at

AAS Panel: "Literary Approaches to Early Chinese Philosophy"

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:54am
Association for Asian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Traditionally, the study of early Chinese philosophy has been bifurcated along a specific methodological axis.  Classical sinology has often focused on issues of textual criticism and reconstruction of certain lines of intellectual filiation between texts and schools, while comparative philosophy has tried instead to extract from these texts certain kinds of issues and truth claims which could intervene in debates often still founded on European texts.  Both of these perspectives are important, and they have never been hermetically sealed, as many scholars have been comfortable working in both modes.  However, this structural orientation of the discipline has encouraged a certain kind of binary vision when approaching early Chinese texts: the proper frami


Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 5:29pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 18, 2017

In keeping with the SAMLA 89 conference theme of “High/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” we invite participants to explore the convergence of time and place in the works of Caribbean writers living in and in between socially constructed spaces.  These might be identified as spaces where traditional and global cultures interface; where authors construct a world without borders in it; and where identities crossover and are transformed in the process. Narrativity and narratology are important aspects of such Caribbean writing, so we welcome papers with an interest in the narrative and/or poetic structure of the work under examination.

Deadline Extended - Special Issue of CLCWeb: Suffering, Endurance, Understanding: New Discourses in Philosophy and Literature

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:25pm
Douglas Scott Berman
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CFP: CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 19:5 (2017)


Vol. 19 No. 5 | December 2017


Call for Papers


Special Issue - “Suffering, Endurance, Understanding: New Discourses in Philosophy and Literature. Eds. Frank Stevenson, Douglas Berman, Emily Chow.


Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2017 (extended from June 15)


Call for Papers / Convocatoria Textos Híbridos Revista de estudios sobre la crónica latinoamericana

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:20pm
Amber Workman
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Call for Papers Textos Híbridos Vol. 6 (2017)

Textos Híbridos, the only academic journal dedicated exclusively to the study of the Latin American and U.S. Latinx chronicle, invites submissions for its upcoming issue.

The journal publishes:

• scholarly articles

• book reviews

• translations

• creative work

• audio-visual submissions

Submissions may be sent by email or through the journal’s website.

Articles, translations, and creative work: Reviews:

Journal website:

Reminder: Destabilizing Acts of Witnessing (NeMLA 2018)

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 8:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In the face of violence, acts of witness are crucial to reaffirm the humanity of those that have been dehumanized, rebuild social worlds, and assert new communal bonds. At the same time, efforts at witnessing are fraught with risk. Personal testimonies may increase feelings of isolation instead of yielding catharsis. Writers, scholars, and artists who strive to represent acts of violence risk turning suffering into spectacle and re-inscribing binaries of agency versus victimhood. No act of witness can encompass a person’s experience; there is always more to know than any narrative or representation could portray.