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Philippine-American Intersections and the Emergence of Transpacific Studies Traditional Panel

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:20am
American Studies Association (ASA), 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018

The last two years have witnessed shifting relations between the Philippines and the United States, nations still tethered by a unique bond of transpacific colonial history. Recently, President Rodrigo Duterte’s calamitous war on drugs, as well as his designation of the Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army as terrorist groups, have met with U.S. President Donald Trump’s approval and admiration. While the Obama administration sought to leverage Philippine alliance in a globalist “pivot to Asia,” it remains to be seen how the Philippine-American postcolonial relationship will be redefined in coming years.

MLA 2019: Matei Visniec’s Theatre: Between East and West

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 5:38pm
Catalina Florina Florescu/Pace University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

This panel seeks to find 3-4 strong proposals that would talk about the varied themes of international interest that emerge out of Visniec’s critically acclaimed plays. The political and the social are always strong points of interest as explored by the characters’ dynamic dialogues. Born in Romania, Visniec now lives in France, but his plays are performed internationally. He connects with audiences globally and that is proof of his exquisite writing. The panel also seeks to discuss how theater and performance are much needed in today’s conflicting and violent international context, and how the stage becomes an international platform where we are more than passive members, but instead are transformed by the spectacle. 

Emerging Scholars: Graduate Students In and Beyond Crisis

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:31pm
American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Students’ Committee at American Studies Association is sponsoring the following roundtable:

Emerging Scholars: Graduate Students In and Beyond Crisis

We are looking for 5-6 panelists for a roundtable that focuses on graduate school issues for the 2018 ASA conference. This year’s theme:

“States of Emergence,” emphasizes that our sense of crisis must be thought alongside our constant commitment to challenging the calamities that beset us and to producing alternative—indeed better—worlds.


ASA 2018 Roundtable, "American Studies in the Plantationocene: Emergent Methods for the Long Emergency"

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:22pm
Joyce Chaplin, Harvard University, and Rebecca Evans, Winston-Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

The term "Plantationocene" has recently been proposed to describe the extractive and alienating processes of racial capitalism that have undergirded imperialism, racial slavery, environmental degradation, and climate colonialism. We invite proposals that interrogate this term in relation to the methods and field imaginaries of American Studies. Proposals may address questions such as: How does the Plantationocene inflect or change practices of periodization, (trans)national studies, and disciplinary boundaries within American Studies? What histories and texts take on new or different significance in the context of the Plantationocene? How has or hasn't the field begun to address the Plantationocene? How can we teach (in) the Plantationocene?

Conversations in Literature

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:37am
African American Literature/ SCMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

We are interested in reading your abstract of 500 words or less surronding A.A. Literature, Culture and the Experience.  The topic is open! We look forward to reading your submissions. 

This year the  SCMLA will host this event  on October 11-14 in San Antonio, TX!

Please submit your abstracts to:


Christel Woods


Stewart Habig

National Identity in Translation

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:36am
University of Rzeszow, Poland/Ivan Franko University of Lviv, Ukraine
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The main aim of the conference is to provide a forum for discussion on the broad spectrum of issues pertaining to Translation Studies, with a particular emphasis on the position that national identity occupies in societies, as well as to the manners in which it is approached in translation in this rapidly changing and diversifying world.

Therefore, we invite specialists in the areas of literature, linguistics, translation studies, as well as cultural studies to participate in the event. We are open to a wide range of approaches and would welcome researchers specializing in various types of discourse - from literary, historical, social and political discourse, to specialist, professional, audiovisual and other.

Ev’ry Body, This Time: A Sexuality Studies Conference (April 12-14 2018)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:34am
The Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, University of California, Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Ev’ry Body, This Time: A Sexuality Studies Conference


A conference free and open to the public hosted by the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

University of California, Berkeley

April 12-14, 2018 at Sutardja Dai Hall on the U.C. Berkeley campus

Berkeley, California

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The submission deadline is Feb 7, 2018.


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Update - "Howells and Democracy" - ALA 2018 (deadline extended)

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:04pm
W. D. Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 29th Annual American Literature Association Conference to be held in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018.

Panel 1: William Dean Howells and Democracy 

The Past is Female: Early Modern Sisterhoods and Visions of Justice

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:03pm
NWSA Early Modern Women Interest Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 9, 2018

The National Women’s Studies Association Early Modern Women Interest Group seeks paper proposals addressing the theme of the NWSA 2018 Annual Conference: “Just Imagine. Imagining Justice: Feminist visions of freedom, dream making and the radical politics of futurism.” The interest group aims to propose several panels, roundtables, and / or workshops based on the proposals we receive.

We seek presentations that address:

Postcolonial British Generations

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:02pm
in esse: English Studies in Albania (journal)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Postcolonial British Generations


“My name is Karim Amir, and I am an Englishman born and bred, almost.
I am often considered to be a funny kind of Englishman,
a new breed as it were,
having emerged from two old histories.”

(Hanif Kureishi: The Buddha of Suburbia)