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Internation T.S. Eliot Society at MMLA 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:46pm
International T.S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

The International T.S. Eliot Society is accepting proposals for a panel at the 2020 Midwest MLA conference in Milwaukee, to be held November 5-8, 2020. Any proposal on a subject reasonably related to Eliot studies will be considered. Papers drawing from relatively recently released materials from The Complete Prose or Letters would be especially welcome. If you are interested in participating, please send abstract proposals (up to 250 words) to Professor Edward Upton ( Please also forward a CV and brief biographical statement. Submissions must be received no later than May 31, 2020.

MMLA African American Literature Permanent Section

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 10:37pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Identity and Liminality in African American Literature

This panel seeks presentations about the proclivity of African American racial space. That is, this panel is interested in when and where conceptions of spatial race formalities are conducted. We can think of “space” as time, place, and movement—the constant liminal changing of identities. This panel invites abstracts, of no more than 250 words, for presentations on African American literature at the Midwest Modern Language Association conference. Some topics might include:

MMLA Religion and Literature Permanent Section

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:06pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

This year’s conference theme, “Cultures of Collectivity,” in some ways, seems tailor-made for the Religion and Literature permanent section. Religious communities, either local, national, or global, come to mind. However, we might also think of “collectivity” more broadly. Because the subject of Religion and Literature covers all genres, subgenres, regions, religions and folklore we welcome proposals that address works and writers who explore any aspect of “Cultures of Collectivity.”

Possible approaches to this topic might include examinations of how literature explores:


Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:28pm
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Contributions are invited for the 24th Volume (2020) of Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos.



Approaches to Teaching the Poetry of Robert Frost (MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature series)

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:29pm
Sean Heuston/ Dept. of English, Fine Arts, & Communications, The Citadel
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Proposals are invited for a volume in the MLA's Approaches to Teaching World Literature series entitled Approaches to Teaching the Poetry of Robert Frost.

Essays in this volume could address teaching Frost's work by focusing on topics such as science, Darwinism and belief, gender relations/gender conflict, rural/urban life, politics, race/racism, traditional media/new media, the natural and/or the supernatural, the formal innovations Frost made with dramatic monologue, the sound of sense, or Frost's engagement with traditional verse forms. Contributors are invited to propose specific topics regardless of whether those topics relate to the examples mentioned above. 

Call for Essays: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:38pm
Jericho Williams / Spartanburg Methodist College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 29, 2020


Critical Insights: Ralph Waldo Emerson (2021)


This is a call for essay proposals for a forthcoming edited collection on Ralph Waldo Emerson. This volume will be published in Spring 2021 as part of the following subset of Salem Press’s Critical Insights collection:

Designed for high school and undergraduate students, this collection will provide a comprehensive introduction to Ralph Waldo Emerson.  

The format of each volume includes:

UTPB Halloween Conference: Witches, Warlocks and Wizards

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 11:30am
University of Texas Permian Basin
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

UTPB’s 2020 Halloween Conference: “Witches, Warlocks and Wizards”

deadline for submissions: 

June 1, 2020

full name / name of organization: 

University of Texas Permian Basin Literature and Languages Department

4901 E. University Blvd.

Odessa, Texas


Conference date: Oct. 30, 2020.

contact email:


Third Stone Journal General Call for Papers

Monday, May 25, 2020 - 7:08pm
Christopher Allen Varlack, Third Stone Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020


The Rocky Forum - call for articles on the film series

Friday, May 15, 2020 - 6:04am
PopMeC Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

What can be better, during these uncertain times, than producing innovative research about fun primary sources that can fill our hearts with hope and motivation? With the aim of making that possible, the PopMec academic collective opens a call for papers about one of the most successful and influential American popular culture productions: the Rocky film series. Mostly written, starred and directed by Sylvester Stallone, the story of the Italian-American boxer Rocky Balboa cautived the world, since 1976 till our days, with 6 movies and 2 spin-offs (the Creed series).