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MLA 2019 - (De) Constructing Precarity in the Global South

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:02am
Modern Language Association 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Call for papers for a special session at the MLA 2019 conference  to be held in Chicago:

(De) Constructing Precarity in the Global South

Performing Precarity through crises of race, gender, migration, existence, regional/national/global hierarchies. Situating Precarity in postcolonial, neoliberal Global South vis-à-vis the Global North. 300 word abstracts to be submitted by March 15, 2018 to Sagnika Chanda at:

Public Feminisms

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:03am
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Even as antifeminist and right-wing forces have gained footholds worldwide, feminists have forcefully asserted themselves in the public sphere as key voices of resistance. From the Women’s Marches around the world that took place the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated, to the 2012 protests in Delhi, to a new resurgence of writers proudly adopting the moniker, feminists have organized to claim public space and a public voice. It is no overstatement to claim that “the resistance” is being led by women, with intersectional feminism at its core.

special journal issue 'Multilingualism, Creativity, and the Arts'

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 9:19am
peer reviewed academic journal 'Critical Multilingual Studies'
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018



Critical Multilingualism Studies

Special Issue:

Multilingualism, Creativity, and the Arts


(Optional) 300-word queries / expressions of interest by May 1, 2018

Drafts due for peer review by September 1, 2018

Guest Editors: Steven G. Kellman and Natasha Lvovich


Call for Papers


“A painter’s drawing is really his writing…”

--Marc Chagall

FLATTERY -- MLA 2019 Forum, Open Session

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 8:17am
LLC 16th-Century English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The LLC 16th-Century English Forum of the Modern Langage Association is organizing a panel on Flattery.

The panel will be on the program for the 2019 MLA conference in Chicago, IL.

We are seeking new research on political, poetical, rhetorical, literary, hypocritical, artificial, dramatic, erotic, sniveling, strategic, or otherwise noteworthy examples or discussions of flattery in English texts, c. 1500-1600.

Please send Abstracts of 150-200 Words to Adam Zucker ( by March 15th.

The Embodied Grad Student in Relation

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 3:52pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Embodied Grad Student in Relation This panel considers the importance of various forms of self-making, kinship, coalition, and allyship within the graduate student experience. With an attention to concepts of power and notions of identity, it seeks to explore how we survive and thrive in the academy variously as individuals, as part of communities, and in relation to our objects of study. Abstracts (200 words max) and CV to Christine "Xine" Yao ( and Barbra Chin ( This is a guaranteed session organized by the MLA Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Humanities.

Brexit and the Divided Kingdom: Special issue of the Journal for the Study of British Cultures

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 3:51pm
Journal for the Study of British Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 16, 2018

Although it is yet too early to draw conclusions about the ongoing public debate on Brexit, Britain’s tight vote to leave the European Union has certainly been read as a manifestation of deep divisions across the country. Political scientists Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin claim in “Britain after Brexit: A Nation Divided” (2017) that “for all the country’s political parties, articulating and responding to the divisions that were laid bare in the Brexit vote will be the primary electoral challenge of tomorrow.” The divisions brought into focus since the referendum are indeed manifold: 52% vs. 48%; England vs. Scotland vs. Wales vs. Northern Ireland; city vs. countryside; liberal vs. conservative; old vs. young; high vs.

Subcontinental Drift: Nation, Narration, and Innovation

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 9:05am
MLA 2019 - Non guaranteed Special Session for the LLC South Asian and South Asian Diasporic Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Seeking proposals on South Asian literatures that interrogate relationships between social and aesthetic textual transactions and translation processes, resulting in experimentations in genre and language. Papers on writers who explore topics such as the politics of space and gender in South Asia or the South Asian diaspora, digital diasporic representations, transnationality and national literatures, travelling textualities and translations are welcome, as are other related topics.

MLA: Intertexts of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:12am
Brenda Machosky / American Assoc of Australasian Lit Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies welcomes abstracts for papers that pursue an intertextual approach to any aspect of literature, film, or performance related to Australia or Aotearoa/New Zealand. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:  Indigenous issues, immigration, health and well-being, and Australian identity.  Comparative projects with other cultural traditions are also encouraged.  

Please note that we would like to be included in the MLA theme, so papers that correspond with it are particularly encouraged.  See:

EAPSU 2018 Fall Conference

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:54am
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities 2018 Fall Conference (Faculty & Undergraduate Students)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 18, 2018


hosted by Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (Shippensburg PA)


Thursday-Saturday, October 4-6, 2018

Opening Night Reception & Open Mic, Thursday October 4

Keynote Event, Friday evening

Panels on Friday & Saturday