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Human Rights Now: Texts, Contexts, Comparisons

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 9:17am
Texas Tech University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Anti-apartheid activist, Bishop Desmond Tutu, explained the African concept of “Ubuntu” in this way: “My humanity is caught up, is inextricably bound up, in what is yours.” If connection is a way of being human, our actions impact others – human, animal, nature – and return to us in ways we cannot predict. Exploring the interconnectedness of humanity, humaneness, and human rights through texts, contexts, and comparisons, we invite papers for the 50th Annual Texas Tech University Comparative Literature Symposium on April 6-7, 2018.


Forever Silent: Fiction and the Sixth Mass Extinction.... Deadline Approaching

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 8:06am
Edited Collection
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Most scientists and other interested parties agree that we have firmly entered the Anthropocene and literary and cultural scholars have been alongside their colleagues in the sciences studying the fiction produced during, and written about, the Anthropocene. The two decades of the 21st Century have seen an explosion of scholarly attention directed toward fiction and the Anthropocene. Adam Trexler’s Anthropocene Fictions: The Novel in a Time of Climate Change Pieter Vermeulen’s “‘The Sea, Not the Ocean’: Anthropocene Fiction and the Memory of (Non)human Life,” and Kate Marshall’s “What Are the Novels of the Anthropocene?

Environment, Law and Society Journal, Vol IV

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 9:21am
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 18, 2017



The Centre for Environment and Law at the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi welcomes contributions for the fourth volume of the Environment and Society Journal.

The Environment, Law and Society Journal [ELSJ] is a peer-reviewed, double-blind journal. Starting with the fourth volume, the ELSJ will be completely Open Access. Academics, legal practitioners, researchers, students, professionals and interested scholars from the field of environmental law may submit original, unpublished articles for consideration.


Friday, November 10, 2017 - 2:48pm
University of Nottingham
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

We are excited to announce the CfP for Orientations: A Conference of Narrative and Place, to be held on the 30th and 31st of May 2018 at the University of Nottingham. Orientations is an interdisciplinary, international conference exploring the relationship between narrative, space, and place.

We are further delighted to announce that our first keynote will be delivered by Fiona Mozley, writer of the Booker Prize nominated novel Elmet. Further details on our second keynote to be released soon.

The Anatomy of Inscription (Special Issue of Humanities)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:18pm
Hunter Dukes, University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

In their 1910 essay ‘Poetic Principles’, Nikolai and David Burliuk describe poetry as ‘sensible’, arguing that the word ‘changes its qualities according to whether it is handwritten, printed or thought’. Jacques Derrida widens this claim in Of Grammatology (1967), writing that one of the ‘fundamental problems’ when coming to terms with signification is the deployment of ‘diverse forms of graphic substances (material: wood, wax, skin, stone, ink, metal, vegetable)’, as well as different kinds of styli. How do the material properties of writing feed back into its semantic sense, differing when engraved in stone or tattooed on skin?

Washington Irving Society (ALA 2018)

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:23pm
Washington Irving Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

CFP: Early American Literature and Food Culture (ALA 2018)

The Washington Irving Society invites proposals connecting Irving and his contemporaries with food culture studies for the ALA Conference in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018.  Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the history of particular foods, the politics of the kitchen, agricultural practices, cross-cultural food encounters, mealtime rituals, hunger, or overconsumption as represented in early American literature.  All critical frameworks are welcome.  Please send an abstract of no more than 200 words plus a short CV to by January 15, 2018.


CFP: Christmas Traditions in American Literature (ALA 2018)

Disability Studies and Ecocriticism: Critical and Creative Intersections

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:28pm
Studies in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

This CFP calls for critical essays and creative works that address the intersection of disability studies and ecocriticism, or disability and the environment. In terms of critical essays, we will consider analyses of novels, poetry, comics, dance, art, and movies. We will also consider creative works (including creative nonfiction, poetry, and fiction) that center on an exploration of the relationship(s) between disability and the environment.

'Poetry in the Making': 8th International Ted Hughes Conference

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:28pm
Cardiff University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

This is an open call for papers for the 8th International Ted Hughes Conference. This conference seeks to explore new ways of reading Hughes’s work as well as delving deeper into rich established veins of scholarly research. The conference welcomes abstracts on any Hughes topic. Please send an abstract of 300 words with a short bio to Carrie Smith at by March 31st 2018.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

The literary afterlives of Hughes

Birthday Letters 20 years on

Dialogues with Hughes: literary friendships

Hughes and folklore

Hughes and medievalism

Hughes’s bestiary

Hughes’s prose

The Frontier in American Literary Imagination

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:25pm
James Fenimore Cooper Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The James Fenimore Cooper Society will host two panels at the 27th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held in San Francisco, CA at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco from May 24-27th, 2018.

Panel 1: The Frontier in American Literary Imagination

How We Make

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 1:21pm
Trace Journal of Writing, Media, Ecology
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

How We Make Deadline for submissions: December 1, 2017 full name / name of organization: Trace Journal - Special Issue 

Trace: Journal of Writing, Media, Ecology is an online, refereed, open-access journal that publishes interdisciplinary research at the intersections of writing studies, media studies, cultural studies, and ecocriticism. We welcome scholarship about digital technology, art, literature, maker culture, rhetoric, composition, environments, and writing. Trace considers the ethical and material impact of technology, and encourages submissions in a variety of media that “trace” connections across and within various ecologies.