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Poe, Islands, Archipelagoes

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:07pm
Poe Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The Poe Studies Association will sponsor a session at the 2020 MLA Convention in Seattle on “Poe, Islands, Archipelagoes.” Islands are central to some of Edgar Allan Poe’s works—think “The Island of the Fay,” the later chapters of Pym, the barrier island setting of “The Gold-Bug”—but they also play important roles in other Poe texts in which they are not blatantly visible—for example, the orangutan in “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” is brought to Paris from Borneo. This panel will engage with the currents of archipelagic American studies to reassess how islands, oceans, and archipelagoes function in Poe’s literary corpus.

Being Human in the (post)colonial: Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:47am
Modern Language Association - Affiliated Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019

The situation of colonized and settled lands poses pointed questions about “being human,” starting from who gets to decide who is human, and continuing through questions of what qualifies as humane, humanitarian, human being or being human; and also the opposite: whose voice can cry out against the inhumane, dispute what is considered humanitarian, and offer alternative perspectives on what it means to “be human.”

The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies welcomes 250-word abstracts for papers that rigorously engage with these questions through art, culture, media, and literature (generously considered).

Southeast Asia and Australia: Literary and Cultural Connections

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:37am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

            This call is for a proposed collaborative session between the Southeast Asia/Southeast Asia Diasporic Forum of the Modern Language Association (MLA) and the American Association for Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS) at the January 2020 MLA conference in Seattle. Given the geographical proximity and intertwined histories of several Southeast Asian countries and Australia, we envision a session that explores existing and emerging literary and cultural connections between them across a range of writing, media, and languages. 

10th Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference - Theme: Metacognition

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:44am
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Academy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

10th Anniversary SoTL ConferenceMetacognition: Empowering Teaching and LearningThe organizing committee for the 10th Anniversary of the SoTL Conference, invites you to submit an original proposal for this year’s conference, which takes "Metacognition: Empowering Teaching and Learning" as its theme. Hosted this year at The University of Findlay, SoTL is a two-day conference that promotes dialog about teaching and learning strategies with emphasis on student and instructor metacognition.​  It is a day to reflect on how our students learn, retain, problem-solve, and apply information in a learning environment. The SoTL conference offers innovative, interesting, and interactive professional development sessions based on research, theory, and best practices.  

CEAO Annual Conference

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:43am
College English Association of Ohio
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2019

College English Association of Ohio

Spring Conference 2019

University of Findlay, Findlay, OH

Saturday, April 06, 2019

(Re)Claiming Our Voices:

Speaking and Writing in English Studies

Keynote Speaker: Christine Denecker, University of Findlay


Pirate Care conference | 19-20 June 2019 | Call for Papers

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:48am
Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

Centre for Postdigital Cultures



19th & 20th June 2019

Square One, Coventry University


Call for Papers

Submissions for the screening programme also welcome.

(See instructions at the end of the call.)


The Centre for Postdigital Cultures (CPC), Coventry University, UK invites contributions to its second annual conference, which will explore the phenomenon of ‘Pirate Care’. Presentations and talks will be complemented by a film programme tackling the main theme of the conference.

Evolutionary Theory, Animal Studies, and Rethinking the "Human" in Humanities

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:35am
2019 Meeting of the Georgia Philological Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 22, 2019

The fourteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 17, 2019.

Sexting, Romance, and Intimacy (Journal of Popular Romance Studies)

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:33am
Eftihia Mihelakis and Jonathan A. Allan, Brandon University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of a cell phone will sext. One study notes that, “of 870 U.S. adults aged 18-72 … 88% had sexted in their lifetime.” This special call for papers seeks to explore the ways that sexting has affected our ideas of romance and intimacy. How has sexting influenced the popular romance novel, the chick flick, or the soap opera? How has sexting changed how we think about romance and love? We welcome papers that engage with these topics, and encourage interdisciplinary approaches.

This special call for papers understands sexting quite broadly, ranging from the flirtatious email sent to a partner at home through to the unsolicited dick pic sent over Tinder.

"Ab/uses of Power and Violence: Villains, Bullies and Tyrants," A Special Issue of the Lincoln Humanities Journal

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:46pm
Abbes Maazaoui / The Lincoln Humanities Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019

The Lincoln Humanities Journal is requesting submissions for its 7th special issue, to be published in December 2019, onthe topic of Ab/uses of Power and Violence: Villains, Bullies and Tyrants. Contributors are invited to examine critically (a) the making of the villain, the bully and the tyrant: myths and realities; (b) the various incarnations of the villain in art, literature, history, film, folktale, television, political life, international relations, and the media; (c) the mis/use of power, from bullying, harassment, sexual assault, to random violence and unprovoked wars; (d) the diversity of interpretations and perspectives: from heroes to villains, and vice versa; (e) the collective fa