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Postgraduate English Journal Call for Submissions (Issue 38)

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:54am
Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019


We are delighted to share the following call for submissions with your English postgraduates. Thank you,Gareth Reeves and Olly TeregulovaCo-editors 

The Postgraduate English Journal, Durham University’s Online peer-reviewed literary journal, is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the UK. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.

Early-career researchers/academics and postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5,000–7,000 words (or book reviews of no more than 2,000 words) by Friday, March 1, 2019 for the journal’s 38th edition.

Mary McCarthy Society panel at ALA

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 12:02pm
Mary McCarthy Society/ American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Mary McCarthy Society will sponsor a panel at the American Literature Association Annual Convention in Boston, MA, May 23-26, 2019.

Call for Papers: The Many Lives of Mary McCarthy

Pierre Coustillas and George Gissing

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
Tom Ue / Department of English, Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

In celebration of the life and works of the eminent scholar Pierre Coustillas (1930-2018), we invite contributions for proposed panel(s) on Coustillas, George Gissing, and their writing to the Annual Literary London Society Conference. This meeting will be held on 11-12 July 2019 at the Institute of English Studies in the University of London. Coustillas has had a profound influence on Gissing and nineteenth-century studies. From 1969 to April 2013, he edited The Gissing Newsletter and subsequently The Gissing Journal, the organ for Gissing studies. In 1997, Paul F. Mattheisen, Arthur C. Young, and Coustillas completed their landmark project: The Collected Letters of George Gissing.

Dos Passos Today: Roundtable at the American Literature Association (Boston, MA: May 23-26, 2019)

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 9:00am
John Dos Passos Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

In a 1968 interview, John Dos Passos commented on what he saw as the growing marginalization of his work by recalling a conservation he once had with Ernest Hemingway. “He always used to bawl me out for including so much topical stuff,” Dos Passos remembered. “He always claimed that was a great mistake, that in fifty years nobody would understand. He may have been right; it’s getting to be true.”

Aesthetic Time, Decadent Archives

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:56am
Aestheticism & Decadence Network & the British Association for Decadence Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Call for Papers

Aesthetic Time, Decadent Archives
Keynote: Joseph Bristow, “Decadent Historicism”
Goldsmiths, University of London
18-19 July 2018

Columbia Graduate Student Conference - Religion & the Future

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:30am
Columbia University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 18, 2019

Religion and the Future


Columbia University

April 5, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Professor Sylvester Johnson, Virginia Tech


Beastly Modernisms

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 8:31am
University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Call for Papers: Beastly Modernisms
September 12-13, 2019
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland 


Keynote Speakers
Kari Weil, Wesleyan University (US)
Derek Ryan, University of Kent (UK)


‘I still do not think La Somnambule the perfect title – Night Beast would be better except for that debased meaning now put on that nice word beast.’ – Djuna Barnes to Emily Holmes Coleman


​‘Once again we are in a knot of species coshaping one another in layers of reciprocating complexity all the way down’ – Donna Haraway

CinemArts Graduate Student Essay Award

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 8:32am
CinemArts, Special Interest Group at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

The CinemArts: Film and Art History SIG of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies seeks submissions for its first Graduate Student Essay Prize, with the winner to be announced at the 2019 conference.  This award is meant to recognize outstanding scholarship from students currently enrolled in a recognized graduate program and working at the intersection of film, art and visual culture.  Applicants must be current SCMS and CinemArts members (but not necessarily presenting at the 2019 conference).  Submissions may include revised seminar papers, dissertation excerpts, or any essay published in 2019.  Submissions are limited to one per applicant, should not exceed 8,500 words (excluding notes), and must use a standard citation format.