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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.

Consumerism and Science Fiction (MMLA Nov 15-18)

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 9:05am
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association) – November 15-18 Kansas City

Consumerism and Science Fiction: From Modernism to Postmodernism

Disability & Shame (extended deadline)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 9:09am
Review of Disability Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Call for Papers: Disability and Shame

Deadline extended!


Anticipated publication date: June 1, 2019 (Volume 15, issue 2)


The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal is issuing a Call for Papers for a special forum on the subject of shame and disability, broadly conceived. It is hoped that through critical discourse addressing the historical and current contexts, contributing factors, effects, and responses to shame, greater understanding of this phenomena will diminish discrimination and violence.

Colonial Spanish American Literature: From the Margins to the Center

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:52pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA 90)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 25, 2018

Colonial Spanish American Literature: From the Margins to the Center: This session at SAMLA 90 welcomes submissions on any aspect of Colonial Spanish American Literature. Proposals addressing the conference theme are especially welcome. Suggestions for topics include colonial texts by Indigenous authors, women, members of minority religious groups, and others whose perspectives challenge hegemonic views of Colonial Spanish America.   By May 25, 2018, please submit an abstract of between 200-250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Dr. Eric Vaccarella, University of Montevallo, at

Call for Submissions - The Waggle Issue 7

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 9:27am
The Waggle magazine
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

We are presently seeking submissions of art, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction for our seventh issue! We will also consider reviews of non-mainstream books and music. Frankly, if it’s well-written, we want to read it; if it’s visually intriguing, we want to see it.

In the covering e-mail, please include the author or artist’s name, contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address), and a brief (2-4 sentence) bio. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please notify us if your work has been accepted for publication elsewhere.

Deadline for submissions for Issue 7 is 31 March 2018. (Please feel free to keep sending us wondrous creations beyond that date!)


An edited collection:Staging motherhood and mothers in British drama

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 8:27am
Dr Katarzyna Bronk, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiwicz University, Poznan, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Staging motherhood and mothers in British drama across centuries

Due to the ongoing discussions on the value of family in the contemporary world, the subject of motherhood returned to the forefront of public discourse in Europe and incited new polemics on – as is suggested by rightist politics – the natural drive towards maternity. We wish to broaden the research on motherhood and focus on topics and tropes of motherhood, mothers, maternity, and mothering as shown on stage and presented in published/written British drama.

We invite you to send abstracts on literary/dramatic and linguistic/semantic aspects related to the idea of dramatised motherhood. We are particularly looking for papers on:

Community Outreach in the Arts Conference

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:31am
Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 5, 2018

Call for Papers


Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium

May 3-4, 2018



Conference Theme:

Community Outreach and the Arts


Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenter

Michael John Garcés, Cornerstone Theatre Company