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Call for Journal Submissions

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 4:39pm
Center for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

                                                              Callf or Submissions

                                               Journal of Sino-American Humanity Studies

Journal of Sino-American Humanity Studies (JSAHS), sponsored by the Center for American Studies of Sichuan Province and managed by the School of Foreign Languages at Southwest Jiaotong University in Southwest China, is a peer-reviewed journal published semi-annually in June and December by Sichuan People’s Publishing House, China.

Empowering Languages and Cultures

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 12:21am
The University of Alabama Languages Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 22, 2019

The University of Alabama Languages Conference

January 31-February 1, 2020

The organizing committee of the tenth annual University of Alabama Languages Conference is pleased to welcome abstract submissions for this year’s conference entitled “Empowering Languages and Cultures” to be held January 31-February 1, 2020 at Hotel Capstone.



We invite abstracts about all languages and all areas of Literature and Linguistics, including, but not limited to:

Reminder CFP: Humanities Bulletin Volume 2, Number 2, November 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:25pm
London Academic Publishing, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019

Humanities Bulletin Journal - Call for papers
Submission Deadline: October 20, 2019
Vol. 2, No. 2 - November, 2019

ISSN 2517-4266

Humanities Bulletin is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed Journal which features original studies and reviews in the various branches of Humanities, including Literature, Philosophy, Arts.
This journal is not allied with any specific school of thinking or cultural tradition; instead, it encourages dialogue between ideas and people with different points of view. Our aim is to bring together different international scholars, in order to promote the dialogue between cultures, ideas and new academic researches.
The Journal is hosted by London Academic Publishing, London, UK.

NeMLA 2020: New Sincerity in Contemporary Central and Eastern European Literature

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:25pm
Sanja Ivanov / University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019


NeMLA 2020 Seminar

Boston, March 5-8, 2020

This seminar seeks to explore the current engagements with "New Sincerity" in literature from Central and Eastern Europe. It expands the geographic borders of discourses on "New Sincerity" by moving beyond the North American and post-Soviet contexts. It also aims to examine the changes to the "New Sincerity" aesthetic in an age of "post-truth" and more than two decades after David Foster Wallace’s call for writers who are "too sincere."

National Seminar on Contemporary British Fiction: Texts and Contexts

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:46pm
Department of English Dibrugarh University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019



Call for papers:  National Seminar on Contemporary British Fiction: Texts and Contexts

19-21 December, 2019

Department of English, Dibrugarh University

Biofiction as World Literature / La Biofiction comme littérature mondiale - Leuven, 29-31 October 2020

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:43pm
Laura Cernat, KU Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Biofiction (literature that takes a real biography as its point of departure) is powered by what Colm Tóibín has recently called “the anchored imagination”, which grants the fictional narrative a certain ambiguous (almost duplicitous) credibility. But what do biographical novels mean as world-making vehicles? Is the recent boom in stories that rely on the real past, yet project contemporary visions upon it, only a sign that we are trying to build a coherent world-image of centuries past, or is it also an attempt to bring into being a new way of seeing and/or being in the present?

The Art of Spiritual Friendship

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:29pm
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

16-17 October 2020

Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature

Dallas Baptist University


Dr. Paul Wadell, Keynote Speaker

Dr. Wadell currently teaches philosophy, Christian ethics, and theology at St. Norbert College. He is the author of The Christian Moral Life—Faithful Discipleship for a Global Society, co-authored with Patricia Lamoureux (2010); The Moral of the Story: Learning from Literature about Human and Divine Love (2003); and Becoming Friends: Worship, Justice, and the Practice of Christian Friendship (2002), as well as other books.

ACLA 2020 The World vs. The Global

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:42pm
Sara Marzioli; Germán Campos-Muñoz
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Can we theorize World Literature as an intellectual and creative practice of resistance against the cultural imperialism embodied by the idea of the Global, the celebration of what Graham Hubbard calls the “postcolonial exotic,” and the hegemony of the English language? Is there a degree of antagonism between World Literature and the Global--or between the notions of translation and lingua franca? In what ways have these various terms been conflated or exchanged, and what do these conceptual entanglements tell us about the stakes and methodology of World Literature as a theory, a field of inquiry, and an institution?

Rebirth, renewal, Renaissance: Postcolonial Literary Panel, SAES (French Society for English Studies) Conference, Tours (France), 4-6th June 2020

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:44pm
Jaine Chemmachery/ Université Paris Dauphine PSL
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

“Renaissance(s) / Rebirth(s)”, the theme chosen for the 2020 SAES conference, is particularly relevant in the context of postcolonial literatures in English. Often called “new literatures” in the early years of their emergence, postcolonial works were – and are – frequently characterised by their attempts to renew literary forms, genres and language. These innovative practices sought, and often still seek, emancipation from European norms and canons, with the risk of creating new orthodoxies, like the primacy of the novel in the Indian postcolonial literary scene.

Global Humanities: Expanding the Canon and the Curriculum

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:24pm
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This session focuses on positioning the humanities curricula within the growing "global turn" in higher education. In addition to administrative and programmatic perspectives, we welcome fresh insights on expanding the canon and global humanities pedagogies. Recommended areas of specialization include but are not limited to cultural studies, comparative studies, philosophy, translation studies, world literatures, (applied) linguistics, and pedagogy.