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But now, we must eat! Food and Drink in Science Fiction

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:25am
Cindy Miller | Steve Rabitsch | Michael Fuchs
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

But now, we must eat!
Food and Drink in Science Fiction


Shepard: Why are you so interested in fish from the Presidium?
Kargesh: It’s so decadent! Eating fish from the Presidium would be like screwing Sha’ira.
Mass Effect 2 (2010)

 Guinan: Gentlemen, something new from Forcas Three.
LaForge: What?
Data: I believe this beverage has provoked an emotional response. [...]
Guinan: It looks like he hates it.
Data: Yes. That is it. I hate this. […] It is revolting!
Guinan: More?
Data: Please.
Star Trek Generations (1994)

South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:16am
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

SCSECS invites proposals for panels or papers for the 2019 annual meeting. This year’s conference will be held in Dallas, Texas, 21-23 February, at the Magnolia Hotel. Located in the heart of downtown, the Magnolia provides easy access to some of Dallas’s most beloved cultural and culinary destinations.

Call for Archival and Bibliographical Articles on all periods of American Literature

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:11am
*Resources for American Literary Study* (Penn State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

contact email: 

Resources for American Literary Study, a peer-reviewed journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship, is inviting submissions for upcoming volumes 41.1 and 41.2 (2019). Covering all periods of American literature, Resources for American Literary Study welcomes both traditional and digital humanities approaches to archival discovery and bibliography. The journal also welcomes pedagogically focused submissions examining archival study in the classroom.

CFP: Looking into the Upside Down: Investigating Stranger Things

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:02am
Tracey Mollet / University of Leeds
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 14, 2018

Call for Papers – Looking into the Upside Down: Investigating Stranger Things

One Day Symposium at the School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Professor Matt Hills, University of Huddersfield

Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn, Manchester Metropolitan University


Friday 14th December, 2018


NeMLA 2019: Vonnegut, History, and Making America Great (Again?)

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:20am
Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session is a part of the 50th annual NeMLA convention in Washington, D.C., which will be held March 21-24, 2019. Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's database:

Kurt Vonnegut is well-known as a satirist, often critiquing, or at the very least complicating, American ideological assumptions and governmental policies and procedures. His work often challenges traditional notions of history and identity. At times, his commentaries are explicit, and at others, they are implied or metaphorical. 

Marxism and Form, Revisited

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:20am
ACLA 2019 / American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

We have found the recent debates that pit formalism against historicism to be rather dissatisfying. This seminar holds that the way out of this false dichotomy is through Marxism. We seek to understand how Marxism and related political positions offer a fruitful engagement with literary and aesthetic form precisely because of their political perspectives. Moreover, from the standpoint of Marxism, we are interested in how social and historical issues are formal issues in aesthetics.

Transnational Beat Generation

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 1:31pm
Amy L. Friedman / NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Transnational Beat Generation

American Women Writers of Detective & Crime Fiction, Especially the Writing of Sue Grafton

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:16am
Rebecca Martin, Walter Raubicheck/Pace University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018


The editors of a new scholarly journal, Mean Streets: A Journal of American Crime and Detective Fiction, are pleased to present this Call for Papers for the inaugural issue. The journal will be published by the Pace University Press (New York City), which has been sponsoring scholarly journals since the 1980s.

'Maybe (S)he Had Some Authority': Celebrating the Works of Black Women Writers

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:31am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 50th Anniversary Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This year’s NeMLA convention is historic: the organization celebrates five decades of cultivating scholarship and pedagogy in literary studies. Equally historic is the fact that 2019 is an anniversary year for pivotal texts by Black women writers. It marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Broadway debut of Lorraine Hansberry’s critically acclaimed play A Raisin in the Sun (1959), and the fiftieth anniversary of Maya Angelou’s first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969). Moreover, 2019 is also the fortieth anniversary of Octavia Butler’s now canonized fictional slave narrative Kindred (1979).