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*Deadline: Dec. 15* - American Literature in the World Graduate Conference, Yale University, April 6, 2018

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 10:18am
Yale University, Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Toni Morrison and Junot Díaz, Yusef Komunyakaa and Carolyn Forché, Tony Kushner and Lynn Nottage without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.

Can the Migrant Speak?

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 12:28am
Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

“Can the Migrant Speak?”
Romance Languages and Literatures Graduate Student Conference Harvard University
April 6-7, 2018

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Sandra Ponzanesi (Utrecht University)
Prof. Amy Sara Carroll (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

“Can the Migrant Speak?” engages with the figure and agency of the migrant. It is not often that we hear about - or listen to - the migratory experience from those undergoing it themselves. By asking this question during a time of tumultuous political change, we directly address the roles of our disciplines, and academia as a whole, in relation to this issue that continues to shape lives across the globe in powerful ways.

Articles on the Monstrous/Uncanny

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:24pm
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Call for Papers


MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: The Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application) invites papers on any topic of Monsters/Monster theory, or the Supernatural/Uncanny for a special issue of the journal Preternature (PSU Press). The special issue will celebrate MEARCSTAPA’s tenth anniversary as an academic society dedicated to the study of the monstrous.


HyperCultura - issue on Nationalism - deadline extension December 15th

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:23pm
HyperCultura/Hyperion University, Bucharest, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Dear all,


We would like to announce you that we will extend the deadline for full article submission, at several of our contributors' request, until DECEMBER, 15th, 2017!

 We will attach again our theme description

 Our submission guidelines

 and here, a brief explanation of our double-blind peer review policy

Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:19am
Department of Czech Literature and Library Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene

International Conference 

October 3-5, 2018

Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic


“The relationship between myth and fantasy is a particularly convoluted one. ... [B]oth words have so many meanings and applications that they can be synonyms or direct contraries.” 

(Brian Attebery, Stories about Stories)


“Constructing and Controlling Indigenous Identity Through Place: ‘Location, Location, Location’”

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:17am
Bernadette V. Russo/Texas Tech University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Scholarly Submissions

Indigenous identity is connected to place, perhaps rooted most strongly in the relationship between place and self rather than simply the location itself. In the chapter “A Better World Becoming: Placing Critical Indigenous Studies” appearing in Aileen Moreton’s essay collection Critical Indigenous Studies: Engagements in First World Locations, Daniel Heath Justice explains that, “Belonging is about being woven into the fabric of the land and its legacies, accepting the knowledge that your future is a shared future . . .” (26).


Translation Review

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:17am
Translation Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Translation Review is now inviting submissions of literary translations—excerpts of novels, short stories, and poetry. We are particularly interested in translations of contemporary authors.

Nature and Narrative: Writing, Literature and Pedagogy in the Anthropocene

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 12:20pm
Saint Louis University Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Conference to be held in Madrid on June 22-23, 2018


Keynote speakers: Dr. Joni Adamson and Dr. Scott Slovic


Since the discovery of DNA the metaphor of writing to the genetic makeup of living beings has been a tempting one to engage. As George and Muriel Beadle wrote in 1966 (and as Marcello Barbieri points to in his essay “What is Biosemiotics?”) “The deciphering of the genetic code has revealed our possession of a language much older than hieroglyphics, a language as old as life itself, a language that is the most living language of all—even if its letters are invisible and its words are buried in the cells of our bodies” (Beadle and Beadle 1966). 


Affirmation of Fundamental Human Values in Literature

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 9:05am
International Conference on Literature in Osijek, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Osijek
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 30, 2017

Date of the conference: 2 and 3 March 2018

Conference venue: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lorenza Jägera 9, Osijek, Croatia

Deadline for proposals: 30 December 2017

Notification of acceptance by: 15 January 2018

Conference fee: 100 HRK (approx. 15 EUR)

Deadline for paying conference fee: 20 February 2018

Working language: English (and Croatian)

Deadline for submission of papers: 30 May 2018


Writing in the South Round Table - DEADLINE EXTENDED

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 11:26am
Deep South in the Global South Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017


2018 DSGS Conference Call for Papers:

Writing in the South Round Table

March 22-24, 2018

The University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

The 2018 Deep South in the Global South Conference is pleased to announce the first annual
Writing in the South Round Table, which will be held at this year’s conference!