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Victorian Ecologies - Deadline Extended!

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 2:49am
Victorian Network
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

CfP: Victorian Ecologies


Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best work across the broad field of Victorian Studies by postgraduate students and early career academics. We are delighted to announce that our fourteenth issue (2021) on the theme of “Victorian Ecologies” will be guest edited by Elizabeth Miller (UC Davis).

The Routledge Handbook of Ecofeminism and Literature

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:03am
Douglas Vakoch, PhD / CIIS
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 25, 2021

Chapter proposals are invited for The Routledge Handbook of Ecofeminism and Literature (hereafter simply The Handbook), to be published within the series Routledge Literature Handbooks in 2022. Interested authors should send a 300- to 500-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to Dr. Douglas Vakoch at by March 25, 2021. Authors will be notified whether their proposals are accepted by March 30, 2021.

REMINDER: Murderous Sublime: Serial Killers and Serial Spectators: Monday15th March

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 11:45pm
Dr. Anhiti Patnaik (BITS), Prof. Elana Gomel (Tel-Aviv)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

This global collection of essays – emerging from a session presented at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Conference 2021 – raises important ethical and aesthetic questions regarding narratives of serial murder. How is the serial killer constructed in World Literature and Culture by invoking or debunking Western criminological theories and detective genres? Why does a ‘murderous sublime’ dominate mainstream cinema, Netflix shows, graphic novels, and podcasts? On what historical and cultural terms, do these graphic representations of violence vacillate between notions of ‘normality’ and ‘abnormality’ or ‘banality’ and ‘exceptionalism’?

"What is your favorite novel?"

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 3:21pm
South Central Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

During the pandemic, we’ve heard that a lot of people went back to read their favorite novels as comfort and sustenance through the hard times. We at South Central Review have therefore decided to do a special double issue on this topic, scheduled to appear in Fall 2021. We hope to run approximately thirty brief essays (5-8 pages in manuscript form) in which the authors reflect on the literary, artistic, or other merits of the novel in question, why it resonates as it does, and perhaps why it was important at a particular moment in history, or why it remains influential today. We also hope to interview several contemporary novelists and writers about their favorite novels as sources of or inspiration for their own work.


UVA Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 2:46pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 21, 2021

The Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies of the University of Virginia's College at Wise announces

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV, September 16-18, 2021


Keynote Address


Elizabeth Rhodes


Boston College


"A Saint for One Season, or Who Was Mary Magdalen?"


Cultural Intertexts 11/ 2021

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 1:34am
Oana Gheorghiu/ Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

We hereby invite proposals of original articles related to the general theme of Cultural Intertexts, an academic journal of Literature and Cultural Studies, ISSN 2393-0624, E-ISSN 2393-1078.


The editors will consider for publication papers which tackle strategies of representation and of (inter)textual construction emerging from the dialogic relation between:

-       literature and the historical and cultural context of text production;

-       distribution and consumption;

-       literature and other arts (music, film, visual arts, etc.) or sciences (linguistics, psycholinguistics, psychology, history, sociology and political sciences, internet and new technologies, etc.);

Transitions 9: New Directions in Comics Studies

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 6:16am
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 7, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS: TRANSITIONS 9 – new directions in comics studies 2021

Online 8-10 April 2021


Following the cancellation of Transitions 2020, we are delighted to re-announce the call for
papers for Transitions 9 in 2021. Transitions is a platform for emerging research in comics
that is free to attend and participate.

Education, Technology & Culture in Crisis: Secondary & Higher Education in a Time of Virtual Instruction

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 5:43am
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship B.V.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 7, 2021

Education, Technology & Culture in Crisis: Secondary & Higher Education in a Time of Virtual Instruction

International Conference
(Zoom sessions:2 days/Virtual platform:5 days)

15 & 16 MAY, 2021

Organizing Committee
John Dean  –  Gerhard Finster  –  Konstantinos D. Karatzas

Thematic Approach

Call for Book Chapter Proposals | Edited Collection: Debating Advertising: Ethics, Effectiveness, & Creativity

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 11:51am
Kathleen Vandenberg | Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

This book seeks to showcase current academic debates and multiple disciplinary perspectives on adversiting. The contributions in this book will help create a comprehensive overview of of academic discourse on contemporary advertiting. Perspectives on the ethics of advertising, the challenges to measuring advertising’s impact, and the importance of professional creativity are particularly encouraged. Proposed chapters might address whether advertising is purely manipulative, whether it encourages over consumption, whether it creates monopolies, or whether it serves primarily to make the rich even richer.

Eurasian Folk and Fairy Tales: Bridging Continents

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 11:29am
European Languages and Cultures Research Centre, Ege University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Emerging from oral literature, folk and fairy tales are embedded and entangled within the very confines of human consciousness and are continuously rewoven into the fabric of cultural memory. Often categorised as stories for children, these tales not only provide vital information into the psyche and disposition of the human mind, but also enable us to understand social and cultural interactions. The vast imagery, motifs, and archetypes these tales produce enable them to be constantly re-conceived, reinterpreted, and disseminated. Even though folk and fairy tales emerge from differing cultures with diverse traditions and customs, they seem to share similar formation mechanisms.

12th IEEE International Conference on Knowledge Graph (ICKG-2021)

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 4:28am
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Important Dates
- Paper submission (abstract and full paper): April 30, 2021
- Notification of acceptance/rejection: May 31, 2021
- Camera-ready deadline and copyright forms: June 18, 2021
- Early Registration Deadline: June 30, 2021
- Conference: August 9-11, 2021

Aims and Scope

Short Fiction: The City Speaks. How Should We Answer? (Special Session)

Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 1:03pm
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Pacific Ancient and Modern Langauage Association (PAMLA) 2021 CONFERENCE, LAS VEGAS/Online: Thursday 11th November - Sunday 14th November 14 2021

This is an online/virtual session.

What stories does a city tell us, and how do we pass them on? How can we use stories to interpret a world where time and the outside is obscured? Should we weave narratives of a capitalist utopia or a dystopian warning? This virtual (online) session invites submissions of original, unpublished short stories of 2,000 to 3,000 words, linked to the PAMLA 2021 theme. The writers will read their stories, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Inside the Anthropocene: Critical Media Literacy & the SARS-CoV2 Pandemic SARS-

Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 10:27am
Heather Palmer University of Tennessee
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021


 Invitation to submit to the International Journal of Critical Media Literacy Special Issue: 

Inside the Anthropocene: Critical Media Literacy & the SARS-CoV2 Pandemic 

SARS-CoV2 has created a global health emergency with real human cost that has also manifested as a media spectacle. This special issue will focus on the ways many different media platforms work as a kind of cultural pedagogy, a pedagogy that depends on the replication and distribution of certain forms of biopolitical power. 

"William Faulkner and the Work of Antiracism"

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 12:05pm
Faulkner Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Call for Papers: Faulkner Journal special issue, “William Faulkner, Race, and the Work of Antiracism”


Open Borders: Translation and its Perils

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 8:43am
Amin Erfani - City University of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

“Open Borders: Translation and its Perils”

Conference Organizers: Professors Alexandra Coller and Amin Erfani 

(Languages and Literatures, Lehman College, CUNY)

Location: Virtual via Zoom 

Date: October 15-16, 2021



CFP for SAMLA 2021--Bonds Forged in Fire!!: Exploring the Social Networks and Social Distances in the Harlem Renaissance Era and Beyond

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 6:43pm
The Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 4, 2021

Bonds Forged in Fire!!: Exploring the Social Networks and Social Distances in the Harlem Renaissance Era and Beyond
A Special Session for the Langston Hughes Society at the 93rd SAMLA Convention

November 4-6, 2021
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center