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Anthology on Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 4:49am

The editor of a proposed anthology is looking for essays on Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian. The anthology will be published as an e-book and sold through online channels. Accepted writers will be paid after the publication of the e-book. No royalties will be provided.

General guidelines:

Please avoid jargon even while dealing with abstract issues in Blood Meridian.
Please have a look at the bibliography maintained by the Cormac McCarthy Society and aim for new angles for interrogating Blood Meridian.
Please follow MLA guidelines.
For any citation please be ready to send a scanned page or screenshot of the citation if needed. All essays will be checked for plagiarism.

11 Literature in English Symposium: Poetry and Beyond

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:03pm
Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

LIES 2015 asks the fundamental questions of contemporary culture: What is the stance of poetry today? Can poets still be venerated as leaders of nations? Is poetry "relegated" to universities?

The Faculty of English at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, invites papers on all aspects of British, Northern Irish, Irish, American and Canadian poetry and poets. The topics include but are not limited to the following:


Call for Accessibly and Engagingly Written Papers in Literary Studies

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 11:51am
Readings: the journal for scholars and readers

We welcome submissions on all aspects of world literature (be it canonical or contemporary, children's, "genre" or "literary" fiction), including the interplay of literature and other media as well as issues of translation and reception. Imagine a friend who loves literature but is no scholar as your ideal reader. To put it more grandly: our idea of a Perfect Paper hovers between PMLA and The New Yorker.

See for details.

SCMLA - Gothic Fiction, Nashville, TN 10/31-11/3 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 4:34pm
South Central Modern Language Association

The Gothic panel of the SCMLA is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 conference. This panel is open to all approaches and topics that relate to the study of Gothic fiction. Please submit an abstract of 250-300 words along with a brief biographical note.

For more information about the 2015 SCMLA conference, please see:

The submission deadline is 31 March 2015.

Gus Van Sant - Special Issue on His Work

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 4:03pm
C47: A Film Journal -- Portland State University

Call for Papers on filmmaker Gus Van Sant

C47: A Film Journal

Deadline: Rolling, with first reviews 2/15/2015

C47: A Film Journal, is a new journal of film and media studies published by Portland State University and Ooligan Press, requests submissions for its inaugural issue. The journal will be published twice annually, in both hard copy and online format. The journal is refereed. Our projected publication date for the first issue is late spring, 2015.

CFP (due 3/9/15): The Publics of Charles Bukowski and Henry Chinaski (MLA 2016: Austin, Jan. 7-10)

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 2:22pm
David Pratt, College of William & Mary

This panel will consider the audience for Bukowski's oeuvre and public self in conversation with Chinaski's fictional (counter)publics. Please submit 250-word abstracts and short bios to David Pratt ( by March 9, 2015. The 131st MLA Convention will take place in Austin, Texas, January 7-10, 2016.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session "Writing Anxiety and Uncomfortable Readers"

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 1:25pm
MLA 2016

Special Session: Writing Anxiety and Uncomfortable Readers

Papers may examine the various nervous states that either inspire or impede artistic and literary production, the ways in which anxiety, depression, and mental states are depicted in literature, the role of discomfort in reading and teaching literature, and the rising awareness of mental illness in the academy. This session encourages considerations of this topic in/through any text from any period or place. 300-word abstract and CV by 7 March 2015. Rebecca Soares (

Science Fiction Conference - April 17-18, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 8:30pm
Oral Roberts University

We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker: Orson Scott Card.

This two-day interdisciplinary conference - sponsored by the colleges of Arts and Cultural Studies and Science and Engineering at Oral Roberts University - will examine the relationships between science and science fiction, social science and science fiction, and theology and science fiction in all forms of science and science fiction, including science fiction stories, film, television, radio, graphic novels, and theoretical physics.

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract or paper for this conference on themes related to any of the following conference tracks:

Identity, Intimacy

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 8:24pm
Modern Horizons

Intimacy, Identity (October 2015)

For the fifth annual Modern Horizons conference, to be held October 2015 in Toronto, Canada, we invite proposals for 20-minute talks on the theme of 'Identity, Intimacy'.