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Literary Geographies in Isolation

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:30am
Literary Geographies ISSN 2397-1797
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 7, 2020

Developing a discussion initiated in the recently-published Literary Geographies 6(1), the journal’s editors seek contributions to an expanded ‘Thinking Space’ section on ‘Literary Geographies in Isolation’ planned for the December issue. We are interested in receiving shorter submissions of 1500-3000 words, including the more personal, polemical or impressionistic. Topics might include, but are not limited to:


  • armchair tourism in lockdown

  • reading as virtual fieldwork

Italian Romanticism and the Americas: Reflections on History and Myth (Roundtable)

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:24pm
Ernesto Livorni / University of Wisconsin - Madison
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Several Romantic artists and, in particular, writers focused on historical events that brought the Americas on the forefront of the European imagination. Certainly, many Italian writers looked at what then still was the New World with a prismatic approach, either because they were writing on historical events that occurred in North America (especially the formation of the United States) or because they were looking at the independence wars fought in South America; either because the Americas offered shelter to the exiles, or because they provided new ground for thinking about the relationship between nature and culture.

Unsettled and Unsettling Nature: The Ecogothic in American Literature Before 1900 (NeMLA 2021)

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 9:26am
Northeast Modern Language Association (52nd annual conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Dawn Keetley and Matthew Wynn Sivils note that “the dominant American relationship with nature . . . has always been unsettling” with the Gothic “sewn into the very warp and woof of American literature." This panel seeks to coalesce a body of work which investigates the Ecogothic in American literature before 1900: letters, slave narratives, novels, and travel journals which foreground nature as protagonist. The panel aims to investigate how writers of early America invoked the Gothic to describe their wild environs as well as the natural spaces becoming trampled by progress and exploration.

British Travels to the Americas During the Long 19th Century (NEMLA 2021)

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:54am
Jose Lara / Bridgewater State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel seeks to investigate cross-cultural and intercultural exchanges in British literature produced by men and women who traveled to and from the Americas (North, Central, and South) during the long 19th century (1750-1900). It provides a critical examination of the ideological underpinnings and socio-political reasoning for the production of British travel narratives as well as the effects they had on the construction of identity, race, and gender in American and British territories during this period. In doing so, we hope to challenge established academic disciplinary boundaries and provide new insights into the intricate relationships between transatlantic literature, identity, and politics.

Short Fiction: The City Speaks. How Should We Answer? (Special Session)

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:46am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

PAMLA 2020 CONFERENCE, LAS VEGAS: Thursday, November 12 - Sunday, November 15, 2020

The 118th Annual PAMLA Conference is being hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and held at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel

Leon Edel Prize

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:12pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $300, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions to:

Author's name should not appear on the manuscript.

Call for Chapters, Edited Book

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:15pm
Hager Ben Driss
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020


I am pulling together an Edited Collection called Mobilizing Narratives: Narrating (Im)Mobility Injustice.  I would like to invite you to consider submitting a chapter.



Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:36pm
Relgion and the Marketplace
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

We are seeking one or two chapters to fill out our edited collection Religion and the Medieval and Early Modern Global Marketplace (already under contract with Routledge). Ideally the chapter(s) would provide a case study that addresses some intersection of economy (market, exchange) and religion (faith, sprituality) in medieval and/or early modern Africa. How did matters of faith enter the marketplace in a specific region of Africa? How did religion facilitate or provide resistance to the growing slave trade? How did religions adapt to changing markets? 


Please send inquiries and/or abstracts to Scott Oldenburg (

In Passage seeks contributions for its third issue

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:57pm
University of Boumerdes
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 14, 2020

In Passage: The International Journal of Writing and Mobility, the electronic journal of the Faculty of Languages & Literatures of the University of Boumerdes, seeks contributions in English or French for its third issue, to be released in December 2020. The subjects addressed by In Passage include, but are not limited to:

-  Literary genres and movements

- Travel literature and intercultural contact.

- Nomadism.

- Writing and sexual identity                                                    

- Code switching/code mixing

- Multilingualism and Multiculturalism

- Translation issues

- "Digital writing" (SMS language, social networks)