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Essays on Elizabeth Robins Pennell

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 4:49pm
Edited collection of essays on Elizabeth Robins Pennell
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Co-editors Dave Buchanan (MacEwan University), editor of Pennell’s A Canterbury Pilgrimage and An Italian Pilgrimage (University of Alberta Press, 2015), and Kimberly Morse Jones (Sweet Briar College), author of Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Nineteenth-Century Pioneer of Modern Art Criticism (Ashgate, 2015), are seeking proposals for interdisciplinary essays on the work and life of Elizabeth Robins Pennell, the American-born, London-based journalist and author who published (or co-published) over twenty books and hundreds of periodical articles between the early 1880s and 1930.

CFP: Postcolonial Economies: Genealogies of Capital and the Colonial Encounter (edited collection)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 3:15pm
Maureen Ruprecht Fadem (CUNY) and Michael O'Sullivan (Chinese U HK)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Regarding an ongoing research project at Columbia University, Barnard student Sabrina Singer reflected that when she walks around the campus, now, she wonders: “What else is history going to forget?”[i] The research Singer and her colleagues are doing looks at the historical ties between the institution now educating them and the historical institution of slavery. We were prompted to similar reflections having visited Yale’s Peabody Museum and an exhibit there of Elihu Yale’s gemstones collection. Included in the display is a painting of Yale: he is pictured with a large unfinished diamond ring on his finger, symbolizing Britain’s dominance over India.

CFP for Medieval and Renaissance Area, MAPACA (formerly "Beowulf to Shakespeare")

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 1:18pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association (MAPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

MAPACA (Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association) 2017

28th Annual Conference

Philadelphia, PA

November 9-11, 2017


Medieval and Renaissance (formerly called “Beowulf to Shakespeare”)


The wealth of material found in the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new creative works that make use of medieval and/or early modern themes, characters, or plots. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or Renaissance representations in popular culture.  Topics for this area include, but are not limited to:


Deadline Extended - Special Issue of CLCWeb: Suffering, Endurance, Understanding: New Discourses in Philosophy and Literature

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:25pm
Douglas Scott Berman
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CFP: CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 19:5 (2017)


Vol. 19 No. 5 | December 2017


Call for Papers


Special Issue - “Suffering, Endurance, Understanding: New Discourses in Philosophy and Literature. Eds. Frank Stevenson, Douglas Berman, Emily Chow.


Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2017 (extended from June 15)


Emily Dickinson and Popular Culture

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:03am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 21, 2017

South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, Georgia, November 3-5, 2017

CFP: International Journal of James Bond Studies, Issue 2

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:01am
International Journal of James Bond Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The International Journal of James Bond Studies is now accepting submissions for Issue 2.


Reclaiming the Swamp (Thing): Popular Culture and the Public Academy

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:00am
Program in Comparative Literature, UT Austin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 25, 2017

Reclaiming the Swamp (Thing): Popular Culture and the Public Academy


The 14th Annual

Graduate Conference in Comparative Literature

In Association with the “Barbara Harlow, The Sequel” Conference


27th-28th October 2017

The University of Texas at Austin


Keynote Talk:

“Latino/U.K.: Postpunk’s Transatlantic Touches”


Richard T. Rodriguez

Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies and English

University of California, Riverside


Sterne, liberature, and the contemporary novel

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:00am
International Laurence Sterne Foundation, Kazimierz Wielki University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

At the 2nd International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference (26-28 October, Bydgoszcz, Poland) Dr Katarzyna Bazarnik will be convening the panel "Sterne, liberature, and the contemporary novel", addressing the multifaceted imprint of Sterne on the contemporary novelistic discourse.

Paper proposals should be sent to and; the deadline is 5 July 2017.

To read more on the conference, please go to

The Spatial Language of Literature: Sovereign Space and the Borders of Capital

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 9:56am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA, April 12-15, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The 49th NeMLA Annual Convention
April 12-15, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA

As capital flows freely across national borders, the sovereign state demarcates strict boundaries for people. Capitalism forges global connections with international solidarity organized around wealth. Yet as Foucault has argued, intranational spaces are increasingly heavily policed in the name of homeland security, giving rise to the security state and technologies of surveillance.

Call for Chapters: Teaching Literature and Language Through Multimodal Texts

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 9:56am
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

The last few decades have witnessed a growing interest in the benefits of linking the learning of a foreign language to the study of its literature. In fact, the emphasis on working with culturally authentic texts is one of the central claims for curriculum reform in EFL/ESL teaching nowadays. Moreover, the latest developments in text-based teaching point to a curriculum in which language, culture, and literature are taught as a continuum. 

Nevertheless, the incorporation of literary texts into the language curriculum is not easy to tackle. Many linguists refer to literary content as extremely demanding for both teachers and students. Not surprisingly, many teachers tend to avoid using literary texts for this reason. 

His Beautiful Dark Twisted Imagery: Kanye West’s Moving Image Aesthetic

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 9:52am
Brandon Arroyo. Concordia University, Montreal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 7, 2017

Whenever someone tells me that they “hate” Kanye West I immediately ask them if they are familiar with his music, most of the time the answer is an emphatic: “no!” Granted, West seems to almost fetishize this self-created divide between his abrasive and confrontational public persona, and his introspective and heartfelt musical lyrics. However, this is due to his insistence on having both his public appearances and music act as provocations that actively question norms around masculinity, the black experience in America, and the life of an artist.

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: Modifying the Black (Self) Body through Science and Technology, a Historical and Social Context

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 4:43pm
Melvin G. Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Scientific and technological advances in genetics, artificial intelligence, and human enhancements forge new perspectives and challenges of the human being. Posthumanism and Transhumanism reconsider approaches to traditional concepts of what it means to be human as they actively promote ways in which humans can move beyond conventional notions of the human and pragmatically engage in human enhancement, promoting a reconfiguration of human possibilities and shaping the potentiality of a future humanity. Literature has been one of the effective mediums to articulate and rethink visions of human evolution and critically examine the existential crisis of the human through post- and transhumanist thought.

Panel on The Environmental Humanities Islands in mind: on diversity, vulnerability and resilience

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:28pm
III INSULA International Colloquium Beyond Nature/Artifice Funchal | UMa-CIERL
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

This panel takes W.S. Merwin’s line “Day after day we wake to the Island” as motto and challenge to rethink islands not just as utopian and paradisiac places, but to understand them as specific places, in the context of the environmental crisis, and from the perspectives and methodologies of the Environmental Humanities.