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Call for archival and bibliographical articles on American Literature

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 12:53pm
*Resources for American Literary Study* (Penn State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 5, 2018

  Resources for American Literary Study, a peer-reviewed journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship, is inviting submissions for two upcoming volumes in 2019. Covering all periods of American literature, Resources for American Literary Study welcomes both traditional and digital humanities approaches to archival discovery and bibliography. The journal also welcomes pedagogically focused submissions examining archival study in the classroom.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 1:11pm
Universifty of Toronto's Centre for Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Call for Papers

The University of Toronto’s Centre for Comparative Literature’s 29th Annual Conference 

50thAnniversary of the Centre for Comparative Literature 1969-2019



What is time? How do we think about it? These timeless questions haunt us still.


CFP: “Robert Frost and Animal Studies” / American Literature Association Conference in May 2019 in Boston, MA

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 1:10pm
Grzegorz Kosc / President / Robert Frost Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019


CFP: “Robert Frost and Animal Studies”


American Literature Association 30th Annual Conference in Boston, MA

May 23-26, 2019 at the Westin Copley Place

Sponsor: Robert Frost Society (session 1)


“We were lost piecemeal to the animals, / Like people thrown out to delay the wolves,” Robert Frost wrote famously in his poem “The White-Tailed Hornet” of the modern trend to investigate animality in humans. Robert Frost Society invites new essays on Robert Frost’s life and work which would engage some of the critical frameworks being developed today in animal studies.

Radical Materialisms

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 7:23am
Boston College English Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Radical Materialisms

Boston College English Graduate Conference

April 6th, 2019

New materialisms and object-oriented ontology offer a radical reorganization—perhaps a democratization—of human/object relations, deemphasizing human agency in favor of a “parliament of things.” This conference asks if such approaches have been too quick to abandon human politics altogether. Can new materialisms be both conceptually and politically radical?

Re-Viewing Projective Verse: Form and Collaboration in Avant-Garde Poetics

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 9:43am
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 21, 2019

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the American Literature Association Conference, to be held in Boston, May 23-26, 2019. We are interested in abstracts about any aspect of avant-garde poetics in mid-Century American verse, but in particular those that explore the collaborative and/or formal mechanics of projective verse as it developed in the diverse poetry communities of the 1950s and 1960s. While Olson’s essay “Projective Verse” has received ample treatment in studies concerning his own poetry and his direct contemporaries (Duncan/Creeley), other poets also built on projective verse in their own ways, fashioning distinctive styles that are related to projective verse but that transform it as well.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:46pm
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society and U of Central Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature seeks articles, creative fiction and poetry, book reviews, and notes in the spirit of or regarding the life and work of Rawlings, her circle, and other authors who use the state of Florida as a source of in.

Experiments in Narrative Form in American Fiction – CFP for ALA Roundtable May 2019

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 9:55am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The annual conference of the American Literature Association will meet at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 23-26, 2019 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).

The Jonathan Bayliss Society will sponsor one roundtable discussion on Experiments in Narrative Form in American Fiction.

American fiction abounds in experimental narrative form, from Melville, Dos Passos, and Djuna Barnes through Faulkner, Kerouac, Barth, Kathy Acker, Jonathan Bayliss, and many others.  The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites proposals on American novels that engage in such experiment.

The roundtable will be comprised of several brief (8-10 minute) presentations.

Graduate students are especially welcome to submit proposals.

Elizabeth Bowen Review Volume 2

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 1:31pm
Elizabeth Bowen Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Elizabeth Bowen Review: Volume 2, 2019, Call for Papers


The editors of the Elizabeth Bowen Review are seeking scholarly and innovative essays for publication in the second volume of the journal in May 2019.


Essays may cover any theme or specific work, but the editors are particularly interested in the less-explored areas of Bowen scholarship. These include:


Bowen’s short stories

Bowen as a reviewer and critic

Bowen’s travel writing (e.g. A Time in Rome)

Bowen’s non-fictional writings (Bowen’s Court, Seven Winters, The Shelbourne)

Bowen as a comic writer