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Gender-Switching and Queer Opportunities in Web-Native Shakespeare

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:16pm
European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA), Montpellier, June 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

We seek submissions to a seminar on Gender Switching and Queerness in Web-Native Shakespare at the upcoming ESRA conference ( in Montpellier, France, in June 2019. We welcome papers exploring the interpretive possibilities generated by queer and gender-switched casting in web series and other digitally-native media adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. By shifting the means of production and distribution beyond traditional mainstream media channels, new digital platforms like YouTube, Tumblr, and Netflix offer a creative process through which more people can adapt Shakespeare in their own image.

Post45 Graduate Symposium: May 10-11, 2018 (Michigan State University / University of Michigan)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 3:44pm
Post45 Graduate Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 5, 2018

Fourth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

May 10-11

Michigan State University / University of Michigan

Keynotes by Professors Sara Blair and Justus Nieland

Additional Faculty Participation by Zarena Aslami, Sarah Ensor, Yomaira Figueroa, Aida Levy-Hussen, and others to be announced


Post45 seeks graduate-level works-in-progress related to post45 literature and culture.

Special issue “American Literary Naturalism in the World”

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:12am
CR: The New Centennial Review (Michigan State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Essays are invited for a forthcoming special issue of the CR on American literary naturalism in a global context. As Christopher Hill has argued in “The Travels of Naturalism and the Challenges of a World Literary History,” the history of nineteenth-century naturalist fiction points to disorderly patterns of circulation that suggest “multiple, overlapping histories, together forming a heterogeneous history on the scale of the planet.” Using the concept of “travel” as his point of reference, Hill sees naturalism as a paradigm for thinking about transnational literary, cultural, and economic transformations.

Lingua Cultura 2019 Vol 13 No 1

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 3:43pm
Bina Nusantara University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Deadline of paper submission 
Vol.13 no.1 – 31 December 2018 

Lingua Cultura is an international journal, published in February, May, August and November. Lingua Cultura focuses on various issues spanning in the study of language, culture, and literature. The coverage of language includes linguistics and language teaching, the area of culture includes cultural studies and social studies, and the coverage of literature covers the analysis of novel, film, poem, and drama using the relevant theories and concepts.

LGBTQ Comics Studies Reader: Critical Challenges, Future Directions

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:41am
Alison Halsall and Jonathan Warren
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Critical scholarship of comics, cartoons, and graphic narratives has been a burgeoning field in research and debate for at least the last twenty-five years. Amid such scholarly richness, LGBTQ comics criticism and scholarly attention to LGBTQ comics and cartoons is at least keeping pace with a field within which it is still negotiating its position.

Fictions and Frictions: The Power and Politics of Narrative

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 3:44pm
Graduate Art History Symposium at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Call for Papers—Fictions and Frictions: The Power and Politics of Narrative
Graduate Art History Symposium at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, March 1-2, 2019
Due: December 1, 2018

Keynote speaker: Dr. Hannah Feldman (Art History, Northwestern University)

Extended Deadline - Representing Abortion - 15 October 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:25am
Rachel Hurst
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Good morning, I have received six requests now for a deadline extension for my proposed edited collection, Representing Abortion, so I decided to extend the deadline.  Please see below for the CFP, and get in touch if you have any questions. Rachel

Call for papers: Representing Abortion

Edited by Rachel Alpha Johnston Hurst

EXTENDED DEADLINE for proposals: October 15, 2018



The Films of Jane Campion

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:38pm
Adele Jones, Swansea University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Contact Email:

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 31stJanuary, 2019

Eds: Dr Alexia L. Bowler and Dr Adele Jones (Swansea University)


As the only female director to win the Palme d’Or, and the second to be nominated for an Academy Award(both for The Piano[1993]) which is celebrating its 25thanniversary, Jane Campion is a figure who garners both critical and popular acclaim, as well as industry-wide respect.


Realities and Fantasies: Relations, Transformations and Discontinuties (ASCA 2019)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:25pm
ASCA International Workshop 2019, University of Amsterdam
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) Workshop 2019:

Realities and Fantasies: Relations, Transformations, Discontinuities


10-12 April 2018, University of Amsterdam

Organized by Divya Nadkarni, Alex Thinius, and Nadia de Vries


Keynotes: Jonathan Culler (Cornell), Annabelle Dufourcq (Radboud University) Nkiru Nzegwu (SUNY Binghamton), Susanna Paasonen (University of Turku), more TBA


“Fantasy is precisely what reality can be confused with. It is through fantasy that our conviction of the worth of reality is established; to forgo our fantasies would be to forgo our touch with the world.” (Stanley Cavell)

Intelligent Idealisms

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 3:32pm
Marxist Literary Group - 50th Anniversary
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

Intelligent Idealisms

June 22-26, 2019

University of Illinois at Chicago