Subscribe to RSS - interdisciplinary


Trauma and Mourning in a Time of Insecurity

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 6:21pm
University of California, Riverside - English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

Call for Papers

“Trauma and Mourning in a Time of Insecurity”

(Dis)junctions 2017

Department of English Graduate Conference

University of California, Riverside

Dates: October 19 - 20, 2017

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Trinh T. Minh-ha and Dr. David Eng


What does it mean to mourn? Why do we mourn the loss of some, but not others? Who are these “others,” and why do we not mourn “them”? For how many can each of us mourn?

Adaptation Studies for PAMLA 2017 Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:22pm
Lindsay Schaffer/University of California, Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017


Adaptation Studies is a growing field of research that addresses a significant subset of the intersection of film and literature, in which, as Maureen Quinn puts it, literature and film are studied as "two interdependent partial texts that become a new whole." This session invites papers that explore the many facets of adaptation studies, including literature adapted to film, film to video games, and film to textual works. Papers that engage some aspect of the conference theme of "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing" are especially welcome.

Food Studies

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:23pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 25, 2017

PAMLA November 2017, Honolulu Hawaii. 1 more paper needed for 2 Food Studies panels. ANY-FOOD related topic related to literature or film and culture. Any time period.

PAMLA 115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017


Fake News and Fraudulent Mediations

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:24pm
Journal of Communication: Media Watch
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Call for Papers: Journal of Media Watch

Fake News and Fraudulent Mediations

Issue Editor: Dr. Sony J. Raj
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Media Watch
Department of Communication
MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB, Canada


September 30, 2017 (Full paper submission)

NeMLA 2018: Politics of Preservation: Land, Law and Literature

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:25pm
Hande Gurses, UMass Amherst
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 29, 2017

Earlier this year a river revered by the local Mauri people in New Zealand has been granted legal rights as a living entity. This first incident was then succeeded by a court’s decision in India to grant the rivers Ganges and Yamuna the status of living beings. Not all parts of the earth benefit from such legal protection as evidenced by the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul in 2013 and by the Dakota Pipeline protests more recently.

Seeking chapters for an edited volume on The Leftovers

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:25pm
Claire Daigle
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The editor seeks scholarly essays that address some aspect of HBO’s television series The Leftovers (2014-2017) and/or its source text, Tom Perrotta’s novel of the same title (2011)Perrotta co-produced the series with show runner David Lindelof (Lost). Both novel and series are set three years after the “Sudden Departure” of 2% of the world’s population. In ways distinct to each form, The Leftovers serves as a study of the psychological, social, and cultural impact of a large-scale traumatic event. Perrotta’s spare, satirical, character-driven fiction lies in the lineage of modern novels set in the American suburbs. The television series’ first season exhausted Perrotta’s plot, if not its primary conceit.

CFP: Afropolitan Literature as World Literature (edited collection, Bloomsbury Publishing)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:26pm
Bloomsbury Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Afropolitanism currently inflects many academic and popular conversations about African literature. The term is mobilized to celebrate African influence in the world and to characterize the proliferation of African literature that is disconnected from the daily lives of average people residing on the continent. It refuses victimhood for Africans in the wake of patronizing representations by the likes of CNN, BBC, and KONY 2012 and sells a version of Africa ready-made for western reading tastes.  It represents a formidable ideology formulated by Achille Mbembe, among others, and a way to sell $30 novelty T-shirts to American hipsters.

Paving the road for men of brighter talents: celebrating the tercentenary of Horace Walpole

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 2:03am
Aeternum: Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 18, 2017

Author of nominally the first gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto, the collection of gothic short stories, The Hieroglyphic Tales, and the gothic play The Mysterious Mother, Walpole developed a style with hyperbolic tendencies, odd and wild ornamentation, rude irregularity and deliberate disharmony in an effort to free the authorial imagination from the ennui and malaise engendered by neoclassical order and form. The prefaces to his fictional works often featured commentary on the current state of literature, art and culture, and his self-published letters, are themselves of significant social and political interest.