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ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Treating Animals: Veterinary Science in the Middle Ages

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 9:08am
International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo; May 7-10, 2020. Special Session.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Medieval animal studies has tended to privilege literary and encyclopedic texts, viewing animals within Aristotelian hierarchies of rationality, while research on animals in medieval medicine has focused on their use as ingredients, rather than their potential status as patients. There have been few discussions of animals and humans in relationships of care, or of animals as the recipients of medical treatment. In this panel, we seek to expand these conversations by centering veterinary medicine, including treatment manuals (e.g., hawking handbooks), literary representations of veterinary practices (e.g., romance heroes caring for horses), and other genres that concern the (un)ethical, (il)legal, or (im)proper treatment, training, or keeping of animals.

Fairy Tale Area at PCA in Philly, 4/15-4/18

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 2:29pm
Amanda Caleb/Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations and panels on the diverse range of fairy tales throughout the world. This year, we particularly seek papers focused on pedagogical uses of fairy tales at all levels and in all fields, discussions of folkloric shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc) versions of tales, and creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history. Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject.

Movements: Body, Space, Politics

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 1:19pm
Jadavpur University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

Two-Day National Conference for Research Scholars

Department of English, Jadavpur University

7th and 8th November, 2019


Dwelling in Time and Space: Comics and Identity (NeMLA 2020)

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:45am
Anna Christine and Joanna McQuade
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

How does the space of comics allow for the shaping of identity or the sharing of experiences? The increase in scholarly attention to the graphic novel genre and category is often linked to the rise of graphic memoir, with texts such as Art Spiegelman's Maus and Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis stimulating more respect for the medium of comics and its social/cultural significance. This panel is interested in exploring comics that deal with the complexities of identity—visually, generically, thematically, materially. Texts such as Tillie Walden’s Spinning, Cristy C.

Call for Papers - Bulgarian Studies Journal

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:21am
Bulgarian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers
Bulgarian Studies Journal

Bulgarian Studies (ISSN 2638-9754) is an annual online peer-edited journal that includes content related to the study of Bulgaria and its culture. 

William Peace University 2019 Interdisciplinary Conference: Exploring the Macabre, Malevolent, and Mysterious

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:59am
William Peace University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 25, 2019




The WPU Interdisciplinary Conference seeks to advance collaborative and interconnective understanding on a variety of topics. With a sense of a renewed interest, or perhaps a more mainstreamed acceptance of, the horror genre in American culture, we thought it exciting for this annual conference to focus on an exploration of the macabre, malevolent, and mysterious. It is our hope that you will join us in bringing together knowledge from diverse disciplines to further the scholarship being done on the myriad of concepts falling within this theme.

TESOL: Areas of Advocacy Call for Chapter Proposals

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:04pm
Christine E. Poteau / Rowan University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019



Christine E. Poteau, Carter A. Winkle, and Babak Khoshnevisan of the Social Responsibility Interest Section (SRIS) of TESOL invite unpublished and original empirical, theoretical, or pedagogically-focused chapter proposal submissions for an edited volume organized around the four Areas of Advocacy (AOAs): EL Advocacy; Intersections of Identity in Language Teaching; Professional Learning; and Global Issues in English Language Teaching.


Heritage, Terroir and Community: 3rd Global Food and Drink in the 21st Century Conference

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:22am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

Food and drink not only provide the nourishment that sustains life, they also serve as an anchor for identity by tethering human kind to a particular place in nature, culture, time and place. Food has long been the immigrant’s language for articulating a conflicted sense of identity, a diasporic community’s language for a conflicted sense of cultural heritage, and for a nation’s augmented conflict over notions of territories and boundaries. As recipes and rituals around dining and drinking practices are handed down from one generation to the next, they help to create a sense of connection to those who have come before us and those who will come after us.

NeMLA 2020: Now What? The Comparative Literature Degree and the Job Market

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:20am
Claire Sommers/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019



The academic job market is famously difficult to navigate, particularly in the Humanities. While no discipline in the Humanities has a high number of positions available, it is especially challenging to find jobs in a Comparative Literature department, as the majority of hires are made through an English or Language department. Comparative Literature PhDs must therefore be prepared to market themselves to other academic departments and disciplines. This roundtable will offer practical advice for Comparative Literature PhDs on the job market. Topics we hope to discuss include:




· Applying for jobs in unitary disciplines such as an English or Language department