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Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:36pm
Relgion and the Marketplace
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

We are seeking one or two chapters to fill out our edited collection Religion and the Medieval and Early Modern Global Marketplace (already under contract with Routledge). Ideally the chapter(s) would provide a case study that addresses some intersection of economy (market, exchange) and religion (faith, sprituality) in medieval and/or early modern Africa. How did matters of faith enter the marketplace in a specific region of Africa? How did religion facilitate or provide resistance to the growing slave trade? How did religions adapt to changing markets? 


Please send inquiries and/or abstracts to Scott Oldenburg (

UTPB Halloween Conference: Witches, Warlocks and Wizards

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 11:30am
University of Texas Permian Basin
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

UTPB’s 2020 Halloween Conference: “Witches, Warlocks and Wizards”

deadline for submissions: 

June 1, 2020

full name / name of organization: 

University of Texas Permian Basin Literature and Languages Department

4901 E. University Blvd.

Odessa, Texas


Conference date: Oct. 30, 2020.

contact email:


Positionalities in Area Studies

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:42am
Ashley Currier, Gergana Ivanova, & Sunnie Rucker-Chang / University of Cincinnati
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Submission due date: July 15, 2020 by email

Coeditors: Ashley Currier, Gergana Ivanova, and Sunnie Rucker-Chang

Edward Albee: Abroad (BOOK COLLECTION, published by Brill)

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:38am
Michael Y. Bennett, New Perspectives in Edward Albee Studies book series
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Call For Submissions

New Perspectives in Edward Albee Studies (published by Brill) is currently seeking proposals and/or essays for Volume #5.

Volume #5: Edward Albee: Abroad

Esther Marinho Santana and Valentine Vasak, co-Editors

We are seeking essays that explore Albee’s work, influence, and reach abroad (i.e., outside of the American theatre). We encourage submissions from graduate students as well as established scholars or theatre professionals from any approach (e.g., theatre history, performance studies, literary theory and criticism), as well as those who have worked with Mr. Albee in any of the above activities.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: MMLA 2020: Comparative Literature CFP

Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 4:32pm
MMLA Comparative Literature Permanent Section
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

As a result of the delays and disruptions of the spring, the deadline for all MMLA submissions has been extended to May 31. 

The Comparative Literature section of the MMLA invites proposals for papers that engage with this year's conference theme, "Cultures of Collectivity." Papers addressing the following suggested MMLA topics from a transnational, cross-cultural, and/or interdisciplinary perspective would be particularly relevant:

Cfp: Articulating belonging: translingualism, belonging and the creation of South African social collectivities

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:31am
University of Amsterdam/University of Gent
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 8, 2020

In the creation of nation-states during the 19th and 20th century, standardized and official languages were of key importance to develop feelings of belonging to social collectivities through the public sphere. However, contemporary global neoliberal conditions have put pressure on Romantic notions such as belonging, togetherness and culture, that used to be seen as the building blocks of national identity. Postcolonial and decolonial debates have, furthermore critiqued the presumed monolingual character of communities and nations (Yildiz 2012; Mignolo 2003) by pointing to their linguistic heterogeneity.

Re: Extended Deadline 24 April: Words, Music and Marginalisation, University of St Andrews, 1-3 September 2020

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:26am
Word and Music Association Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 24, 2020

Re: Extended Deadline 24 April: Words, Music and Marginalisation, University of St Andrews, 1-3 September 2020

Dear colleagues,

Many thanks to those of you who have already sent abstracts through for our conference Words, Music and Marginalisation with the WMA Forum in St Andrews in September 2020.

We appreciate that everyone is operating in a state of uncertainty, and with many more personal, professional and family demands on their time than usual. It is impossible at this stage to predict what travel will look like in September, but we recognise that colleagues are not comfortable making arrangements for future travel until things become clearer.

Call for Special Issue Proposals

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:26am
Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Call for Special Issue Proposals


The journal Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter)is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to


Transnational narrative

Postcolonial narrative

Fictional/factual narrative

Feminist narrative

Cognitive narrative

Graphic narrative

Digital narrative

Social media narrative



Literature and Spirituality

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:49pm
Cerrados Magazine/ Brasília University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

According to Darcy Ribeiro (1995), the Brazilian people have religiosity as a cornerstone of its culture. It not only played a large role in its “civilizatory” process, but also stimulated resistance movements, among which are the ones in Canudos, Bahia, and Lagoinha, Goiás. Religion has remained a strong identity feature through all of Brazilian history and, still today, it is the center of relevant social conflicts. Nevertheless, there is, in the Brazilian literary scene, very little space dedicated to the study of the representation of individuals and/or religious doctrines. The academy, thus, fosters the shunning of literary works bearing relationship with the mystic, the religious or, anything, in any way, connected with the sacred.