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Owen and/ in France

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:19pm
Université of Valenciennes (France)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 8, 2018

Owen and / in France

Université de Valenciennes

5-6 November 2018



Organizers :

Brigitte Friant-Kessler (Université de Valenciennes - CALHISTE)

Elise Brault-Dreux (Université de Valenciennes - CALHISTE)

Sarah Montin (Université Paris 3 Sorbonne-Nouvelle - PRISMES)


Keynote : Xavier Hanotte



(This is the thing they know and never speak,

That England one by one had fled to France,

Not many elsewhere now, save under France)

Rendering Rituals: On Memory and Memorializing—Feb. 7-9th

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 12:13pm
English Graduate Student Association at Louisiana State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Mardi Gras as an event, a reiteration of experience across time, and a kind of ritual renders the new and the old as occurring simultaneously: our past always directly affects our present. This temporal boundary crossing reiterates and simultaneously invokes the past in every instance. In Gender Trouble, Judith Butler describes ritual as related to the repetition of gender performance across time, which denaturalizes the concept and instantiates gender as socially constructed. What if we apply Butler’s logic of the ritual to other concepts of human experience, such as race, religion, sexuality, and disability? Orienting ourselves within this Butlerian logic, we as scholars might think about how to interpret these ritual practices in memory.

Sinister Wisdom’s DUMP TRUMP! ISSUE

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:08pm
Siniste Wisdom
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Sinister Wisdom’s DUMP TRUMP! ISSUE 

David Foster Wallace Conference of Contemporary Literature and Culture

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:08pm
Ryan Edel - DFW Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 11, 2017

The Fifth Annual David Foster Wallace Conference

on Contemporary Literature and Culture, June 7-9, 2018


The Fifth Annual David Foster Wallace Conference on Contemporary Literature and Culture will be held at Illinois State University, June 7-9, 2018. The conference invites both critical scholarship and creative writing.  Papers and panels should focus on literary works published since the 1950s and/or in the works of David Foster Wallace. Creative writing proposals in all genres are welcome.

Proposals are due by December 11, 2017.


Critical Papers  and Panels

'Poetry in the Making': 8th International Ted Hughes Conference

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:28pm
Cardiff University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

This is an open call for papers for the 8th International Ted Hughes Conference. This conference seeks to explore new ways of reading Hughes’s work as well as delving deeper into rich established veins of scholarly research. The conference welcomes abstracts on any Hughes topic. Please send an abstract of 300 words with a short bio to Carrie Smith at by March 31st 2018.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

The literary afterlives of Hughes

Birthday Letters 20 years on

Dialogues with Hughes: literary friendships

Hughes and folklore

Hughes and medievalism

Hughes’s bestiary

Hughes’s prose

Cluster for Talisman on Poetics and Materialism

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:26pm
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Contributions are sought for a prospective peer-reviewed cluster for Talisman on Poetics and Materialism.


Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:24pm
The Tau/Lourdes University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017


2017-2018 Tau Deadline: February 15, 2017
Submission dates: September 1–February 15

Submissions to the Tau can include poetry (up to 5 poems per author), short stories, and creative non-fiction (up to 3,000 words per entry). All submissions will be considered through a blind review process.

Please use the form found on the following website for submissions:

Written entries:

African American Literature and Culture Society at ALA, Boston, May 24-27, 2018

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 9:10am
African American Literature and Culture Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018


African American Literature and Culture Society

American Literature Association

28th Annual Conference

May 24-27, 2018

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA



The African American Literature and Culture Society invites abstracts (of no more than

250 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the American Literature

Association ( We will also consider a limited


Monday, October 30, 2017 - 11:19am
TexMoot: The First Annual North Texas Literature & Language Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017


In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis, Lucy Pevensie reads a lovely narrative spell in the Magician’s Book. It lifts her out of a petty state of jealousy, soothing her loneliness and easing her disappointment. In the Houses of Healing in Minas Tirith, humans and hobbits find healing for both body and spirit, including recovery from trauma and heartbreak. We are looking for proposals for flash-paper presentations (up to 10 minutes each) that rigorously investigate either depictions of healing in literature (especially speculative fiction) or applications of literature to real-life recovery. Questions and topics that may be considered include the following: