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Inventing Otherness, Dissent, and Controversy

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:03pm
Significations Graduate Student Conference - California State University, Los Angeles
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Paper Topics:

Significations Graduate Student Conference theme for 2018 is “Inventing Otherness, Dissent, and Controversy.” This conference invites submissions that question the essence of individuality, the process of “otherness” and contextualization of dissent and controversial topics. We also accept submissions that go beyond the conference theme. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the conference, we welcome all fields of study. Some fields of interest include: Critical Theory, Philosophy, History, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Pan-African American Studies, Native American Studies, Sociology, Psychology, and anything including the Natural and Social Sciences.


African Literary Criticism Online

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:52pm
The Africa since 1990 Forum of the MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Ref. MLA 2019: African Literary Criticism Online

The 2019 MLA Annual Convention in Chicago, Jan 3-6, 2019

 Summary Call

African Literary Criticism Online. Discussions about the emergence of online criticism as a site for understanding knowledge production in/about Africa. Send 250 word abstracts and a one-page CV before March 15 to Naminata Diabate, nd326@cornell.edu with ‘MLA PANEL” in subject line.

 Expanded Call

English IV: 19th Century British Literature Panel

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:01pm
Courtney Simpkins / South Central MLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

The 75th annual South Central Modern Language Association convention will be held in San Antonio, Texas from October 11-14 at the historic Menger Hotel on the River Walk, right next door to the Alamo. San Antonio is the perfect city for this year’s theme, “Crossroads of Cultures.” Through the art, architecture and design of the city, it is evident that there were, and are, different cultures crossing paths and influencing each other, now and over the past several centuries. San Antonio is a cultural kaleidoscope that began with the native indigenous peoples who made their home here. The arrival of the Spanish people and, later, the Anglos, resulted in a new culture that permeates almost every place in the United States: the Hispanic American culture.

All the world's a stage: performance and the public stage

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 2:08pm
Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2018


SAGES Sixth Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference

The University of Akron

Student Union

March 15, 2018


International Virginia Woolf Society Panel at MLA 2019: _Night and Day_ at 100

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:43pm
Mary Wilson / International Virginia Woolf Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 12, 2018

Night and Day at 100:This panel invites papers examining Woolf’s Night and Day in the centennial year of its publication.  What is the twenty-first century legacy of Woolf’s “nineteenth-century” novel?

Please send a 250-word abstract by March 12, 2018, to Mary Wilson at <mwilson4_at_umassd.edu>.

Disability Studies and Ecocriticism: Critical and Creative Intersections

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:57pm
Studies in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

In disability studies, the environment is already an issue as the social model situates the impaired, and possibly disabled, body in the world. After all, it is the social environment that disables. To state the obvious, this emphasis on the environment substantiates, to a degree, the major concern of ecocritics. However, there are also problems. As Tom Shakespeare points out, the social model is limited: Not every environment, human or not, can be made fully accessible. Can, truly, a mountainous terrain be made accessible to everyone?


Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:45pm
ASA-UK, Birmingham, UK, 11-13 September 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Nelson Mandela’s A long walk to freedom (1994) is probably the most well-known autobiography from Africa that relates to the issue of detention, but it is certainly not the only one. In the course of Africa’s history, many autobiographical texts have been produced that relate to confinement and imprisonment. Thus, including Mandela’s autobiographical narrative, there exists a large body of texts that relates to the conditions of imprisonment during Apartheid. Furthermore, a number of African autobiographical texts discuss colonial detention; a case in point being the Mau Mau memoirs from Kenya.