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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Chinese Literature and Culture'

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 2:17pm
Julian Wu, Western Washington University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018


Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Chinese Literature and Culture
Presiding Officer: Julian Wu, Western Washington University
Proposal Due Date: June 27, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website,

Panel description:

Asian and Asian American Studies

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 3:03pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

This Regular Session welcomes submissions on any aspect of Asian and/or Asian American Literature and Culture. Proposals addressing the SAMLA 90 conference theme, Fighters from the Margins: Sociopolitical Activists and Their Allies, are especially welcome. By June 15, 2018, please submit an abstract of 250-350 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to the SAMLA email address,

Literary Tourgée

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 9:18am
Literary Tourgée Conference at the Chautauqua Institution
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

"Literary Tourgée"

Conference at Chautauqua Institution

Tent. conference dates Sept 27-29, 2019


Proposal submission deadline:  15 January 2019

Send proposals to Sandra Gustafson (


Organizing Committee:  Carrie Bramen (Buffalo), Tess Chakkalakal (Bowdoin), Sandra Gustafson (Notre Dame), Gregory Laski (US Air Force Academy), Robert Levine (Maryland), Shirley Samuels (Cornell)


MIGRATION-CfP for 8th Issue of ViraVerita Peer-reviewed E-journal

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 9:19am
ViraVerita Peer-reviewed E-journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Call For Papers for 8th Issue of ViraVerita Peer-reviewed E-journal: ‘MIGRATION'ViraVerita is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed e-journal. We are pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the next issue. We invite papers addressing the concept of ‘Migration’ from the perspective of related fields of Humanities and Social Sciences and in accordance with ViraVerita’s interdisciplinary character.Migration as a fundamental dynamic that has long established humanity, built civilizations and formed cultures as old as human history and it is multidimensional like all other human actions.

Edited Volume on Religious Nationalism in South Asia

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 9:16am
Dr. Avishek Ray
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 8, 2018

The importance of religion in contemporary debates ranging from nationalism to its place in the public sphere is exceedingly being felt. Nations -- referred to as imagined communities (c.f. Anderson) -- speak to the profound need for both legitimacy and belonging(ness), often articulated through one’s religious vis-a-vis ethnic identities in the modern world. This volume will explore this issue by focusing on the relationships between religion, geo-politics and the articulation of nationalism in the context of South Asia.

Express Your Self: African American Identity, Style and Adornment

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 2:31pm
Black New England Conference / Univesity of New Hampshire
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Ocotber 19-20, 2018

The Black New England Conference is accepting abstracts for 10- to 15-minute presentations that examine any number of questions related to African American style. Presentations should deepen an understanding and appreciation for African American cultural traditions and promote critical engagement. Although abstracts on any aspect of African American style will be considered, we are especially interested in receiving abstracts that speak to the following themes: 

Octavia E Butler & Religion--Edited Volume

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 10:55am
Dr. Shelby Crosby/Dr. Aparajita Nanda
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Octavia Butler and Religion


Octavia E. Butler burst onto the science fiction literary scene with the publication of her first novel, The Patternmaster, in 1976. Her work continued to transform and develop the field in remarkable ways until her death in 2006. From creating worlds of powerful telepaths, alien beings looking to “trade” with humans to advance their civilization or creating a religion that fosters and encourages its followers to believe that “God is change,” Butler’s talent is astounding and groundbreaking.