Speculative fiction is often loosely defined as an umbrella category that includes genres such as science fiction, fantasy, supernatural horror, and magical realism—that is, as fiction that deploys non-mimetic or “fantastic” elements. This panel, however, will take up conceptions of speculative fiction that go beyond this generic distinction. That is, instead of defining speculative fiction primarily by the presence of non-mimetic elements, the panel will explore speculative fiction as any fiction that generates emergences—ontological, epistemological, and/or political—which are seemingly unimaginable in our existing society.
ethnicity and national identity
The OEB Literary Society invites prospective participants to submit proposals relating to any aspect of Butler’s life and work. We especially encourage papers/panels addressing Butler’s influence in the work of contemporary artists across genres, and would like to devote one of the panels to this topic. Please email abstracts of 300 words to Matthew Mullins at email@example.com Abstracts are due no later than January 15, 2018 and should include a brief biographical note.
The Departments of
Comparative Literature – English – French and Italian,
Global & Postcolonial Studies (GPS)
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Friday, April 20, 2018
Dr. Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François,
Pennsylvania State University
Women Writing Diaspora:
Transnational Perspectives in the 21st Century
Call for Papers
Rose Sackeyfio Ph. D.
CALL FOR PROPOSALSAmerican Cultures of Dissent
Sixth American Studies Leipzig MA-Level Graduate Student Conference
April 28-29, 2018—Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig, Germany
Call for Papers
Comhfhios Boston College:
An Irish Studies Conference
February 24th, 2018
Boston College, Connolly House, Chestnut Hill, MA
The University of Connecticut’s Irish Studies Alliance will hold a graduate student conference that aims to bring together new and emerging scholars in the field from colleges and universities throughout the Northeast. We are interested in papers that highlight recent and developing debates in Irish Studies and showcase the ways emerging voices participate in these conversations. Due to this conference’s focus on emerging voices in the field, we will accept undergraduate and graduate student work. We invite papers from a wide array of disciplines and encourage interdisciplinary work as well as scholarship that uses innovative methodologies.
Journal - Studies in American Culture
Call for Submissions
Studies in American Culture welcomes the submission of essays on all aspects of American culture, including studies of literature, film, language, visual and performing arts, and history from all scholarly and critical approaches.
Queries are encouraged.
The Editorial Board welcomes studies of the arts, music, theatre, digital humanities, political science, sociology, literature, history, or any other area related to American Studies. We will consider any essay that explores an interesting dimension of American culture but are particularly eager to see submissions that approach their subjects from an interdisciplinary perspective.
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Society seeks proposals of approximately 250 words on any aspect of Stowe’s life and writing. . Please send proposals and a brief cv to LuElla D’Amico
at firstname.lastname@example.org before December 31, 2017
Harriet Beecher Stowe Up and Coming Scholar Award--ALA