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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Consuming Ideas and Producing Culture in Creative Prose

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:10am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Midwest Modern Language Association will hold its annual conference in gorgeous Kansas City, Missouri, 15-18 November 2018. The conference's theme is "Consuming Cultures."

This year’s permenent MMLA session on creative prose considers how ideas, objects, experiences and cultures are consumed in the act of writing creatively. Specifically, how do creative writers use the ideas around them to produce their creative work? What type of research do they pursue and how do its results filter through the finished product? This session is interested in the ways in which creative writers use the material they find in order to make something new – a product that is in turn itself intended to be consumed.

The Mondo Film and its Legacy

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:11am
University of Bradford (UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Film International


Contributions are invited for a special edition of Film International devoted to the ‘mondo’ shock documentary film. The mondo genre was created in the 1960s by Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi and Paolo Cavara with their first feature Mondo Cane (Italy, 1962). The genre quickly became an international sensation, hated by most critics but admired by large audiences and the likes of John Waters, Sergio Leone, Boyd Rice and J.G. Ballard.


Contributions can explore any aspect of the mondo film including the pre-history of the genre and its legacy.


Fall 2018 issue JMMLA: "Art and Activism"

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:10am
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites articles for submission to its Fall, 2018 issue on the theme of “Art and Activism.”

This Lonely Frontier: Exploring Boundaries of Space, Identity, and Genre

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 6:25pm
Leah McCormack / The University of South Dakota
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Please join us from 25-27 October 2018 for the 11th biennial John R. Milton Writers’ Conference at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD. The 2018 conference theme, “This Lonely Frontier: Exploring Boundaries of Space, Identity, and Genre,” celebrates the 50th anniversary of Milton’s poetry collection This Lonely House (1968). We are excited to confirm Percival Everett, Ellen Forney, and Erika T. Wurth as keynote and featured authors; in addition, the conference will feature a workshop on creating comics, led by Ellen Forney, and readings by USD’s Department of English faculty duncan b. barlow, Leah McCormack, and Lee Ann Roripaugh.

Neoliberalism in Literature and Media Studies (CFP for SAMLA 2018)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:13am
Michael J. Blouin / Milligan College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Once considered a fringe movement, neoliberalism has steadily become a central tenet of American life. Neoliberal thought subsequently spread across the globe in a variety of forms (via channels including Hollywood and regulatory bodies such as the International Monetary Fund). Promises of privatization today trump collective action in virtually every aspect of life. This epistemic shift can be felt far and wide, from politicians to postmodern theorists. This panel will investigate symptoms of – and responses to – this shift in the areas of literature and media studies. Given this year’s South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference theme (Nov.

After Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:38am
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

After Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference

6 - 7 July 2018

Lancaster University, UK


Dr Caroline Edwards (Birkbeck, UK)

Dr Andrew Tate (Lancaster, UK)


‘Fantastika’ is an umbrella term which embraces the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror but can also include Alternate History, Gothic, Steampunk or any other radically imaginative narrative space.


Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:29am
Oxford Research in English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Call for Papers

Oxford Research in English, Issue 7: Craft


“In my craft or sullen art” -Dylan Thomas


Thomas is one in a long line who self-reflexively meditates on his own work. Indeed, a writer’s craft has been the topic of much discussion both by critics and by authors themselves, considering the interplay between a writer’s natural ability and her tendency to consciously create, between the ingenuity of her ideas and the discipline of putting them into practice. In doing so, Thomas, along with others, bring to the forefront an epistemological question: Is ‘crafting’ in opposition to art?


Who’s Teaching Who: Skepticism, Ethnocentrism, and Emancipatory Pedagogy in the Classroom

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:28am
Jodi Van Der Horn-Gibson, Ph.D. and Moronke Oshin-Martin, Ed.D/City University of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

In his seminal work The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois wrote that the single most pressing issue facing the United States was the color line. More than 100 years later, the issue of race remains a pressing one for the U.S. and research suggests that the racial divide permeates our culture. Furthermore, numerous studies have found that today’s college students are not sufficiently prepared to interact and communicate effectively in a culturally-diverse and globalized workplace and do not possess many of the 21st century competencies necessary for success and engagement in such diverse environments. But in comparison, we wonder how prepared are faculty, administrators, and staff to cultivate a space where these skills can develop?

Lateral Journal (Cultural Studies)

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:23am
Lateral, the journal of the Cultural Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019


Lateral is the peer-reviewed, open access journal of the Cultural Studies Association. Lateral is currently published on a semiannual basis, fall and spring. This journal does not charge any type of article processing charge (APC) or any type of article submission charge.

Submission Guidelines for Authors

Victorian/Edwardian Adventure Fiction and Social Change

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 9:07am
Jenn Fuller / SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 11, 2018

This panel welcomes submissions that explore how popular adventure fiction/boy’s books of the long nineteenth century were used as agents of social change. While often viewed as works for adolescents, such novels played subversive roles in dismantling traditional ideas and establishing new cultural norms. We are especially interested in papers that explore novels set in locations outside the colonial center that worked to challenge British assumptions about education/the educational system. Potential authors could include Joseph Conrad, Robert Louis Stevenson, H.G. Wells, or Edgar Rice Burroughs as well as lesser-known authors such as Louis Becke or authors popularized through translation, such as Jules Verne.