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Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 9:31am
Christopher McGunnigle / Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on Disability and the Academic Job Market. The volume will be edited by Christopher McGunnigle, Seton Hall University.


Securing a position as a full time tenure track professor is difficult enough but even more so for people with a disability. Despite an increased call for applicants from marginalized populations, people with a disability are more quickly eliminated as potential candidates for full time academic employment, either through direct discrimination or from ablest conventions of the job interview process.


Framing Narratives: Boston University American & New England Studies Program Graduate Student Conference

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 9:13am
Aaron Ahlstrom - Boston University American & New England Studies Program
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Boston University’s American and New England Studies Program is proud to announce a call for papers for its upcoming Graduate Student Conference to be held on April 13, 2019 in Boston, MA.


This conference’s theme, “Framing Narratives,” asks people to think through the establishment, circulation, and contestation of the stories that "frame" American life. What stories give shape to, constrain, border, bolster, or animate American visions of selfhood and community? These might be literal stories (or literal frames!), but could also be some of the unspoken, but demonstrably real narratives that shore up national identity.


The undisciplined discipline: challenges of Pop Cultural Studies

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 9:29am
Danièle ANDRE for the 2019 AFEA Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 28, 2019

AFEA Symposium: Discipline and indiscipline, University of Nantes, France, 22-24 May 2019


Popular Culture workshop:

"The undisciplined discipline: challenges of Pop Cultural Studies (USA/Canada)" 

Contemporary American Science Fiction Film: The Bush, Obama and Trump Years

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 6:38am
Dr Stuart Joy, Solent University & Dr Terence McSweeney, Solent University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Since the turn of the millennium the United States of America has undergone what many have considered to be a series of political, financial, and institutional crises. At the same time, the increasing popularity of the science fiction genre has, in many ways, frequently both dramatized and provided a commentary on the fears and anxieties this period has evoked. The philosopher and cultural critic Walter Benjamin argued that allegory emerges most frequently in periods of crisis and uncertainty, correspondingly it is no coincidence that some of the most powerful films to emerge from American cinema in the last two decades are allegorical texts and many of which have come from the science fiction genre.

Narrative & Nostalgia: Crusades & American Civil War (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 9:12am
Virginia Tech
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Michel-Rolph Trouillot closed his 1995 Silencing the Past by reminding us that “History doesn’t belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it in their own hands.” This is nowhere more true than in two historical periods seldom in conversation - the medieval phenomenon called the “Crusades,” and the 19th-century American Civil War. Scholars here seek to clarify these periods among themselves, while popular audiences voraciously consume these and other retellings of the past, and others on the political left and right “take it in their own hands” by toppling monuments or explicitly evoking these periods as direct predecessors of their own.

Experience & Expression in the Renaissance: Exploring Early Modern Media

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 9:26am
Association of Renaissance Students
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019



Experience & Expression in the Renaissance: Exploring Early Modern Media


5th Annual Conference by the Association of Renaissance Students

15 March 2019

Victoria College

University of Toronto


[UPDATE] Ontologies: Special issue of The Comparatist

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 3:02pm
The Comparatist
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

We welcome contributions that examine the turn to ontology in the humanities and the social sciences. What does the shift to ontology signify? What is it purporting to correct or overcome? What is its relation to prior turns (such as the linguistic turn and the cultural turn)? Is the turn to ontology an attempt to liberate continental philosophy from its infatuation with language and power, from its obsession with mediation, relationality, and subjectivity? What are the politics of this turn to ontology? Is it more receptive to non-European thought and to the nonhuman? What kind of philosophy or literary theory emerges when ontology is taken as the starting point?  

Topics of interest could include:

Object-Oriented Ontology