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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 3:12pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018



November 2-4, 2018

Birmingham, Alabama


This panel invites submissions that think about the way women writers and artists nationally and globally have confronted the political and legal regulation of women’s bodies, and the way the body itself can subsequently become an important site of socio-political resistance. Paper proposals may consider (but are not limited to) regulatory measures in the areas of reproduction, sexual expression, beauty culture, body modification/transformation, and miscegenation/relational body politics.

Proposals focusing on transnational, multiethnic, and multicultural women writers and artists are especially welcome.

Levinas, Displacement & Repair - North American Levinas Society

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 9:05am
North American Levinas Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 11, 2018

Emmanuel Levinas writes extensively about the temptations of knowledge and the seductions of intelligibility and intentional consciousness as they enable a fascination for ontology, power, and war. For nearly 13 years, the North American Levinas Society has worked to preserve and focus this critique through social apertures that privilege questions of historical violence, transgenerational suffering, memory and repair.

Dissensus in the Postcolonial Anglophone World: History, Politics, and Aesthetics

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:24am
Université de Lille, France
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018


The first international conference under the aegis of the French Society for Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies (the SEPC), and supported by the Institut Universitaire de France and the laboratory CECILLE (EA 4074), will take place at the Université de Lille SHS on January 31st and February 1st 2019.


Pegagogy of the Literature Classroom: Social Justice Literature

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 4:12pm
Thomas Cassidy SC State U
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The Birmingham meeting place of SAMLA 90 and the conference theme, “Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies,” suggests the extent to which social justice has replaced literary aesthetics as the driving force of literary classroom pedagogy.  While our classrooms may still be filled with analysis of irony, depth, and complexity, it is certainly true that the intersectional barriers to social justice have become an animating force in the analysis of literature.  The questions this panel wants to ask include:

The Forum Prize 2018 - Protest and Revolutionary Movements Call for Submissions

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:04am
Forum for Modern Language Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 27, 2018

Forum for Modern Language Studies invites submissions on the subject of Protest and Revolutionary Movements for the Forum Prize 2018 competition.

The closing date for entries is Monday 28 May 2018. 


Twenty-First Century True Crime

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:04am
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the evolving genre of true crime.

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

PAMLA 2018 Special Session, Acting Out: The Role of Environmental Humanities in the Anthropocene

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 12:22am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

PAMLA 2018 Special Session

Acting Out: The Role of Environmental Humanities in the Anthropocene

Proposals are invited for a Special Session of PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) 2018, which will meet November 9-11, 2018, in Bellingham, Washington. The conference theme is “Acting, Roles, Stages.

This panel invites speakers to consider the role of the humanities (and the “actors” within various academic disciplines) in anthropogenic contexts and possible climate futures. In what ways might we translate, mediate and act out environmental issues for our readers, colleagues, students, institutions and public audiences at large?

Just Speculating: Economics and Speculative Fiction

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8:42am
Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

On 28 June, IASH is hosting Just Speculating, a one-day symposium reflecting on intersections of finance, data, and culture. As part of the event, we welcome proposals for a panel on economics and speculative fiction. Please send a title, a short proposal (about 100 words) or query, together with a bio or a link to online information about your research, to