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Indiana Jones and the Edited Collection of Critical Essays

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 10:24am
Randy Laist / McFarland
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

With his signature bullwhip and fedora, the familiar sounds of his orchestral anthem, and his eventful explorations into the arcana of world religions, Indiana Jones – archeologist, adventurer, and ophidiophobe – has become one of the most recognizable heroes of the silver screen.  Since his debut in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones has appeared in three sequels, and Steven Spielberg has recently announced that he will soon begin production on a fifth Indiana Jones film.  Along the way, the character has spawned a raft of children’s novels, cartoon and live-action television series, and video and role-playing games.  Despite the longevity and popularity of the Indiana Jones franchise, however, it has rarely been the focus of academic

General Call for Papers- Fall 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 10:20am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

General Call for Papers

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

Literature & Religion

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:11am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA; November 9-11, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

This panel welcomes papers on a wide variety of religious and spiritual topics in connection to literature. Given the special conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages," papers that attempt to engage with this theme in relation to religious topics are particularly welcome.   

The conference will take place at Western Washington University, in Bellingham, WA.  

Please submit a 350-word proposal by going to the PAMLA website:

Poems of War

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:09am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Emily Dickinson International Society (guaranteed panel) at SAMLA, November 2-4, 2018, Birmingham, Alabama

Novels, Then and Now

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:31am
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Novels, Then and Now

The Popular Novels area includes all novel genres, authors, time periods, cultures, and settings. Consider it a safety net for novels that don’t fit neatly into a specific genre or that cross genres. Consider the many sub-genres of Romance with a capital “R”—western, thriller, paranormal, religious, romance (with a small “r”), detective, urban fantasy, etc. From Pearl S. Buck to Lee Child, from Laurie King to Tony Hillerman, from Julia Spencer-Fleming to Emilie Richards—all are welcome.

With this is mind, the area chairs for the “Novels, Then and Now” section of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) invite papers on the above as well as on the following themes:

Collection of Essays: Spain and the U.S. in the Nineteenth Century

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:31am
Ricardo Miguel-Alfonso and John C. Havard
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Separate Worlds? Spain, the United States, and Transatlantic Literary Culture throughout the Nineteenth Century

Edited by Ricardo Miguel Alfonso (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha) and John C. Havard (Auburn University at Montgomery)

Reflections in the Funhouse Mirror: A Graduate Student Visual Culture Conference

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:27am
Saint Louis University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 29, 2018

Call for Papers


“Reflections in the Funhouse Mirror”

Saint Louis University, Department of American Studies

October 19-20, 2018

Deadline for proposal submissions: June 29, 2018


Facebook:  SLU American Studies Department



The Department of American Studies at Saint Louis University proudly presents, “Reflections in the Funhouse Mirror,” a visual culture conference soliciting graduate student applicants.

American Literature before 1865 Panel at PAMLA

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 3:45pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

This session welcomes papers that explore any aspect of American Literature before 1865, including American Renaissance, Colonial, and Puritan literature. While we are open to papers dealing with a variety of topics and authors during this time period, we are particularly interested in papers that engage with the special conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages." As such, papers dealing with issues such as acting as art and metaphor, theories of role play and theatricality, and conceptions of the world stage and the public audience in American Literature prior to 1865 are particularly welcome. If your paper does not tap into these specific themes but deals with literary topics relevant to this era, you are still more than welcome to submit a proposal.

UPDATED CfP: ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze (under contract)

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:21am
Eds. Kim Wilkins and Wyatt Moss-Wellington (The University of Sydney, Australia)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Deadline for submissions: Proposals 1 July 2018, full chapters 14 October 2018 

This edited collection is under contract with Edinburgh University Press as part of their ReFocus series. Series editors are Robert Singer, PhD and Gary D. Rhodes, PhD.

Call for papers on the following topics:

Her and gender

Jonze and screenwriting (including Where the Wild Things Are and Her)

Jonze’s short films