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English Graduate Conference 2019: Taking Up Spaces

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:36am
Simon Fraser University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019


Taking Up Spaces

Simon Fraser University, Department of English

June 7-9 , 2019
Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2019

S    P    A    C      E    S
We live in them, move through them, occupy them, gentrify them, lay claim, then
reclaim them, tame them and maim them. We build them, enrich them, define
them, consign them. They can be first or final frontiers, domestic or foreign, and
they can even encapsulate moments—curvatures in time. Given that space is the
fundamental medium through which we live our lives, how do we define spaces,
and how do spaces define us?

Race, Age, & Futurities

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:09am
MLA Convention 2020 (guaranteed session)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

Proposals invited for a guaranteed interdisciplinary panel that examines the intersections of race, age, and imagined futures--including those that are hopeful, destructive, or endangered. Please send 250-word proposal and 2-page c.v.

Panel sponsored by TC Age Studies.

Proposal deadline extended to March 18, 2019. 

The Other #MeToos

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 2:26pm
University of North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Seeking proposals for MLA 2020 convention: Proposal should investigate questions like what does #MeToo mean in non-Western countries? What does/can #MeToo do for non-Western women? How does #MeToo affect non-Western feminisms? How deos #MeToo translate into non-Western feminisms and cultures? What is #MeToo's place in postcolonial feminism? How can we encourage and engage with inclusive feminisms in the contemporary times? How does #MeToo co-exist with other geographical and religio-political beliefs?

Overall, I seek to discuss #MeToo in non-white and/or non-Western demographics and geographies. 

Posthuman Climate Fiction

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:14am
Kaitlin Mondello, The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

MLA 2020 Posthuman Climate Fiction Presentation #9142Kaitlin Mondello, Graduate Center, City U of New York Type:Special Sessions E-mail Description & Requirements:This panel explores the growing genre of climate fiction. Papers may address the role of the (post)human in the genre; interrogate classifications including "human" "Cli-Fi," etc.; and/or consider the novel form. 500-word abstracts, short bios. Submission Deadline:Friday, 15 March 2019 


Comparative Perspectives on the Robinsonade, 1719-2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:13am
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

12 July 2019

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Winfried Eckel (Mainz)

Jakub Lipski (Bydgoszcz)

Anja Müller-Wood (Mainz)



Gender and Race in Twentieth-Century Literature (regular session)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:12am
SCMLA (South Central Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Gender and Race in Twentieth-Century Literature (regular session), SCMLA, Little Rock, Arkansas (24-26 October 2019)—submit abstracts by March 31


South Central Modern Language Association

76th Annual Conference

Little Rock Marriott

October 24-26, 2019



This session welcomes abstracts on any topic related to gender and race in literature—including practical, theoretical, cultural and pedagogical approaches as well as literary analysis. We are open to international and multi-lingual literatures or issues of translation, although presentations should be delivered in English.


MMLA 2019 - Permanent Section - Italian

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:12am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

Call for Papers

Permanent Section: Italian

“Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”

 November 14-17, 2019  - Chicago at the Hilton Chicago

We welcome individual and panel proposals that explore Italian Literature, Film, and Culture in the context of this year’s conference theme “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”. Proposals exploring issues related to duality, identity, transcultural identity, and transnationality in Italian literature, film, art and culture from any time period will be given special consideration. Papers on any aspect of the conference topic are welcome, including but not limited to the following themes: 

* Transnational identity: Italy’s minorities’ literary and film production

Planetary Utopias, Capitalist Dystopias: Justice, Nature & the Liberation of Life

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:13am
World-Ecology Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

San Francisco, May 30-31, June 1, 2019, California Institute of Integral Studies


Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and Social Change, CIIS

Fifth Annual Conference of the World-Ecology Research Network

Submission form:

MLA 2020 - Persons in Poetry and Law

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:05am
Talia Shalev, CUNY Graduate Center
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Persons in Poetry and Law

Panel Proposal for MLA 2020

January 9-12, Seattle, WA

What relationships exist between poetic and legal invocations of personhood? What emerges in examining the formal strategies involved in processes of invocation? Seeking papers that put poems and legal texts in conversation. Please send a 300-word proposal by March 13th to