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CfP conference, Shaping Ends: Aspects of Apocalypse, Oxford, 5 November 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 1:18pm
Christian Literary Studies Group

Shaping Ends: Aspects of Apocalypse
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Saturday 5 November 2016
Deadline for proposals: 31 May 2016

The conference will address topics relating to endings in literary narrative, history, apocalypse etc. Details can be found on the website of the Christian Literary Studies Group,

Papers should have a reading time of 25 minutes and be of a standard suitable for publication subsequently in The Glass. Preference is given to contributions exploring Christian and Biblical themes in literature.

First Mainz Graduate Conference in English Literature and Culture

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 11:09am
English Literature and Culture, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

First Mainz Graduate Conference in English Literature and Culture

The School of English Literature and Culture at Mainz University will be hosting its first graduate conference in 2016. We invite potential participants to submit proposals for 20-minute papers that fit into one of the following sections:

1. Text, Language, Reader
2. Text, History, Form
3. Text, Culture, Identity

Please send 200-word abstracts to the organisers by 15 April 2016: and

albeit Issue 4.1: Black Lives Matter // abstracts due August 1

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 11:03am

Issue 4.1: Black Lives Matter

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of "Black Lives Matter."

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

Production Studies: Film, Television, and their Industrial Contexts, 15 June 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 10:26am
James Fenwick / De Montfort University

Production Studies: Film, Television, and their Industrial Contexts

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University

Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bridget Conor, Senior Lecturer at King's College London and co-editor of Production Studies, The Sequel!: Cultural Studies of Global Media Industries (2015)

The Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University, invites postgraduates and early career researchers to its fifth annual postgraduate conference.

German Women Writers Panel for 58th MMLA Annual Convention, Abstracts due April 5th, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 10:19am
Midwest Modern Language Association

2016 Call for Papers
The 58th Midwest Modern Language Association
Annual Convention

Saint Louis, Missouri
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
November 10-13, 2016
German Women Writers
Topic: Open
We are seeking papers which deal with the literary texts and lives of German-speaking women writers from any period and in any genre. Papers that address the informal Convention theme of "Border States" are especially welcome.
Please submit 250-word abstracts and a 50-word bio as email attachments to both David Kraus and Dana Grandstaff by April 5th, 2016.

The Psychology of the Fairy Tale

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 9:24am
MLA (Modern Language Association) 2017 Convention

Are you interested in examining the fairy tale genre through a psychoanalytic lens?
Please submit 250-300 word abstracts to Padmini Sukumaran at by March 15, 2016.

Forging Ogun's Presence in a plastic society: A look at Wole Soyinka's The Interpreters

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 8:30am
Wazha Lopang University of Botswana

The aim of this article is two-fold. It will analyse how Ogun principles in The Interpreters have been compromised and discarded by individuals transformed by an alien culture. The article will also describe and evaluate the ways in which the Ogun presence manifests itself in a society that is reluctant to look at the past in order to forge a path of self-discovery. In the postmodern age the concept of identity and purpose calls for a psychological weaning from imported cultures with their hegemonic footprints. The absorption of an alien culture is at times not selectively done by members of these African societies.

One-day conference "Literary states of consciousness" - June 2, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 2:29am
Pierre-Louis Patoine, Sorbonne Nouvelle University

Call for paper

Literary states of consciousness

June 2nd, 2016

Institut du monde anglophone
Sorbonne Nouvelle University
5, rue de l'École de médecine, Paris

One-day conference organized by:
Sorbonne Nouvelle's Science and Literature research group (
& Duke University's Neurohumanities Summer School

Poetry and Labour (for MLA 2017)

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 12:44am
Nandini Ramesh Sankar

Papers on the relationship between Anglophone poetry and work/labour, including but not limited to class relations and socio-economic conditions of poetic production.

This cfp seeks paper proposals that might form a special session panel for MLA 2017. The session is not guaranteed acceptance. If you propose to present a paper, please get in touch with the organizer before the deadline if possible.

Submission requirements: 250-word abstracts and 2-page CV
Deadline for submissions: 10 March 2016

Contact person information
Nandini Ramesh Sankar (nandini [at] iith [dot] ac [dot] in)

[UPDATE] Originality (4/3/2016)

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 10:43pm
NANO: New American Notes Online


Please consider submitting to Originality in a Digital Culture, a special issue of NANO: New American Notes Online.

Originality as an ideal has occupied an august position in American cultural history, from Emerson's injunction to "[N]ever imitate" to Apple's "Think different" campaign. Yet the very proliferation of coffee mugs, bumper stickers, fridge magnets, and tablet cases bearing Emerson's words and Apple's slogan shows that not only objects but even the ideas they bear can be disseminated en masse. And in a digital culture in which information can be shared more quickly, easily, and cheaply every day, how do we—scholars, teachers, critics, readers—conceive of originality and theorize its value?

CFP for Proposed Panel: Medievalism in Children's and Young Adult Literature – TEMA September 23-25, 2016 Texas A&M University

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 9:09pm
Texas Medieval Association

Panel co-chairs: Melissa Filbeck and Michaela Baca, Texas A&M University

Something about our medieval past continues to fascinate contemporary readers, including a readership most often associated with all that is shiny and new: children and young adults. For this panel, which will be proposed for the 2016 Texas Medieval Association (TEMA) conference, we seek papers that focus on the medieval in texts for young audiences. Some possible areas for exploration include:

•Children's/YA adaptations of medieval texts (including books, television, and film)

•Medieval motifs in contemporary children's or YA literature or film

•The function of medievalism in children's/YA texts

Doris Lessing Studies: Looking Forward, Looking Backward

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 7:15pm
Doris Lessing Society / Mark Pedretti

Doris Lessing Studies
Call for Papers: "Looking Backward, Looking Forward: Comparative Readings of Doris Lessing's Historical and Speculative Fiction"

Green Cities in 18th and 19th Century Literatures

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 5:58pm
Kate Scarth / Dalhousie University

Proposed special session (non guaranteed) for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia.

How do 18th and 19th urban literatures negotiate the boundaries between rural and urban, nature and culture? Papers welcome on, but not limited to, the spatial turn, ecocriticism, health humanities, landscaping, architecture, domesticity, literary history/historiography, genre, formalisms.

250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Kate Scarth (