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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:13pm
GD Goenka University, Gurugram, Haryana, India
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021





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Parallels and tensions: F. Scott Fitzgerald in dialogue

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 10:51am
Roberta Fabbri Viscardi and Marcela Lanius / Cambridge Scholars Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

2020 marks the centennial celebration of the publication of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise. Because a centennial is also a time to look back in order to reevaluate, reassess and then speculate on the future, we invite scholars to explore and analyze not only the lasting significance of Fitzgerald's oeuvre, but also the many possible parallels and/or tensions between his work and that of other writers and artists. Essays that turn to new perspectives and expand upon connections between Fitzgerald’s work and other literary and artistic expressions are also especially welcome.

Topics may include (but are not limited) to:


Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies 2021: Justice Framed (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

Friday, February 5, 2021 - 4:01pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a fully open access peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students at The University of Iowa that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. This year’s issue will challenge and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship through an inquiry into  frames of justice. 


Update on the 41st APEAA Conference at the University of Aveiro - 21-22 May 2021

Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 11:22am
APEAA Associação Portuguesa de Estudos Anglo-Americanos/Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 10, 2021

Update on the 41st APEAA Conference at the University of Aveiro - 21-22 May 2021 

First of all we would like to thank everybody for their patience and understanding when the 41st APEAA Conference at the University of Aveiro had to be cancelled due to the pandemic!  

Given the ongoing uncertainty around the Covid pandemic, we have decided the best course of action is to hold the APEAA Conference entirely online, using Zoom. The new date is 21-22 May 2021, during Portuguese working hours. 

This is of course disappointing, since we will be unable to see our colleagues face to face to exchange views at greater length, but circumstances dictate this format. 


Katherine Mansfield Society Essay Prize

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:50am
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its annual essay prize competition for 2021, open to all, on the subject of:


Katherine Mansfield’s

The Garden Party and Other Stories (1922)


The winner will receive a cash prize of £200 and the winning essay will be considered for publication in Katherine Mansfield Studies, vol. 14 (2022), the peer-reviewed yearbook of the Katherine Mansfield Society, published by Edinburgh University Press.


William Gaddis Beyond the "Very Small Audience": Centenary, Archives, and Futures [Fall 2022, date tbc]

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:49am
Washington University in St Louis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Call for Papers: William Gaddis Beyond the “Very Small Audience”: Centenary, Archive, and FuturesWashington University in St Louis, Fall 2022 (2 day conference, dates tbc)  December 29th 2022 will be the 100th anniversary of William Gaddis’ birth. Washington University in St. Louis, whose Julian Edison Department of Special Collections at Olin Library holds Gaddis’ comprehensive archive, will commemorate this centenary with, among other things, an academic conference on the prospects for the next 100 years of studying Gaddis’ life and work. The celebration will include an exhibition of Gaddis’ archive, and may include other exhibitions, art events and performances.

Katherine Mansfield’s The Garden Party and Other Stories

Friday, January 29, 2021 - 10:30am
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021


Katherine Mansfield Studies





on the theme of


Katherine Mansfield’s

The Garden Party and Other Stories (1922)

Binary Modernisms: Re/Appropriations of Modernist Art in the Digital Age

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:58am
Open Library of Humanities Journal Special Collection
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 14, 2021

Binary Modernisms addresses the convergence of modernism and digital technologies in their disruption of traditional methods of art creation.

CFP: Robert Graves Review

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 10:51am
The Robert Graves Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Deadline for submission: 30 April 2021

Experimental Life-Writing

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:15am
University of Wrocław and École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021


Faulkner's Fetishized Words

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:24pm
University of Picardie-Jules Verne; University of Richmond
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 28, 2020

“Faulkner’s fetishized words”


International ZOOM Symposium

organized by University of Picardy Jules Verne in Amiens, France

and the University of Richmond

May 20-22nd 2021


CFP Spring 2021 - General Submissions

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 3:28am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 30, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS – Spring 2021

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

Archival, Bibliographical, and Digital Humanities Articles

Monday, December 21, 2020 - 12:56pm
Resources for American Literary Study
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Resources for American Literary Study (Penn State UP), a journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, is inviting submissions for its upcoming 2021 double-issue. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. For full consideration for 2021, please submit by March 1, 2021.

"Another Revolution: Building Modern Worlds" -- A Modernism/modernity Print Plus Cluster

Monday, December 14, 2020 - 1:50pm
Monica Bravo, California College of the Arts and Florian Grosser, California College of the Arts/UC Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

For a prospective peer-reviewed cluster on Modernism/modernity’s Print Plus platform, we seek proposals for original essays that analyze the role of art and culture in building modern worlds in the aftermath of revolutions. Situated within the discourse of global modernisms, the transdisciplinary cluster probes whether there is something intrinsic to the post-revolutionary reconstructive moment that can be teased out through focused studies on contemporaneous constellations between the aesthetic and the political around the globe during the twentieth century. 


Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 10:13am
Medical University of Łódź, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

The emerging cyborgs, transhumans and posthumans call for an urgent reconsideration of humans as individuals and collectives. The identity of the human in the 21st century eludes the constraining boundaries of definitions underpinned by simplifying and simplified dichotomies. Affecting all the spheres of life, the discoveries and achievements of recent decades have challenged the bipolar categorizations of human and nonhuman, human and animal, or even human and machine, and thus opened the door to transdisciplinary considerations.

Call for Papers - Miscellanea Section

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 2:17am
Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai. Philologia 1/2021
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020


Call for Papers

Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai. Philologia 1/2021

Miscellanea Section



Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai. Philologia, a refereed quarterly journal published by the Faculty of Letters in Cluj, Romania (indexed ERIH+, WoS Emerging Sources Citation Index), invites submissions of original manuscripts in the form of scientific articles to be included in the Miscellanea Section of issue 1 (2021).

Cities and Fantasy: Urban Imaginary Across Cultures, 1830–1930 (Edited Volume)

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:37pm
Dr. Klaudia Lee and Dr. Sharin Schroeder
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

The long nineteenth century witnessed the rapid expansion and modernization of cities around the globe. It is often also heralded, by critics working with Anglo-American literature, at least, as the starting point for studies of the fantastic. Nonetheless, despite the claims of critics such as Rosemary Jackson and Stephen Prickett that modern fantasy is, in part, a reaction to industrialization,[1] few projects have explored nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century fantasies’ engagement with the urban, and fewer still have attempted to address the intertwinement of fantasy and the city across cultures, a gap this volume seeks to fill.

Charlotte Mew and Friends

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:34pm
Francesca Bratton (Maynooth University); Megan Girdwood (Edinburgh University); Fraser Riddell (Durham University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Charlotte Mew and Friends 

Decadent and Modernist Networks 

A one-day virtual symposium 9 July 2021 


Dr Megan Girdwood, University of Edinburgh Dr Francesca Bratton, Maynooth University Dr Fraser Riddell, Durham University 


Professor Joseph Bristow, UCLA 

‘I think it is myself I go to meet’ ‘The Quiet House’ (1916) 

Updated Call for Papers: Situations International Conference 2021

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:20pm
Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Updated Call for Papers: Situations International Conference 2021

(Hybrid Online/Offline Conference)


Between Asia and Europe: 

Whither Comparative Cultural Studies?



University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia May 21-22, 2021

Reminder: CFP - Edited Book on "Theatre-fiction"

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 1:31pm
Dr. Graham Wolfe / National University of Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

CFP: “Theatre-Fiction”

Abstracts: November 1, 2020

Seeking proposals for an edited book of chapters on “theatre-fiction”, i.e. novels and stories about theatre.

Revisiting Rukeyser's Elegies in Times Like These

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 11:43am
Elisabeth Daumer
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

We are extending the deadline to Nove. 15, since the proposal submission link did not work properly.  It does work now.

CFP Art, Disease, and Expression - Issue 31, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts, 30 November 2020

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 11:15am
FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts, University of Edinburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

FORUM Postgraduate Journal Call for Papers 

Issue 31 (2020): Art, Disease, and Expression

Science and art are the very nature of human attempts to understand and describe the world around us. As COVID-19 continues to dominate public discourse across the world - its ongoing effects trickling into every facet of our lives - the relationship between our health and how it affects the way we move through society has never felt more prescient. The 31st issue of FORUM aims to explore what has been identified as ‘sickness’ in literature and art through the years. How have the body and mind been treated by writers, artists, and cultural commentators - in sickness and in health.

Disaster, Holocaust, and Dystopian Literature: Concepts and Perspectives

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 12:08pm
Parul Mishra / GD Goenka University, Gurugram, India
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020


Proposed Title of the Book

Disaster, Holocaust, and Dystopian Literature: Concepts and Perspectives

Sub- Themes

  1. Understanding Disaster, Holocaust and Dystopian Literature

  2. Theorizing Disaster, Holocaust and Dystopian Literature

  3. Socio-cultural Perspectives

  4. Psycho-political Perspectives

  5. Historical Perspectives

  6. Pandemic Fear and Literature

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jorge Luis Borges

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
José Eduardo González/University of Nebraska
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Proposals are invited for a volume in the MLA's Approaches to Teaching World Literature series entitled Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jorge Luis Borges.

Essays in this volume could address teaching Borges's work by focusing on topics such as philosophy, religion, mythology, detective fiction, gender relations/gender conflict, politics, the fantastic, history, popular literature, film and other arts, translation. Borges’ works are taught in so many different courses and contexts (Modern Languages, English, History, Philosophy, Religion) that we welcome essays teaching Borges in non-traditional settings or to non-literature students. Contributors are also invited to propose essays on topics not mentioned above.