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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)

The Transformative Experience of the Journey via Recollection and Reflection

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 4:09pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

The travel memoir offers an opportunity to examine a number of issues in terms of creative non-fiction. Travel stories focus on individuals who become strangers to themselves when they exile themselves from the environmental and cultural factors that have defined them thus far in service of self-discovery. They link up with the grand Odysseus-like impulse of traditional and modern literature that can profoundly alter identity when they travel and write about their experiences. Topics to consider would include a discussion of three particular aspects of this kind of storytelling. First, we must discuss the idea of fiction vs. fact and try to decide how much of each is essential in terms of crafting biographical material.

International Conference: "Narratives of Displacement"

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 11:57am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

"Narratives of Displacement" International Conference

6 November 2020 - Palma, Spain

organised by

London Centre for Interdisciplinary ResearchThe British and Comparative Cultural Studies Research Group (BRICCS), Unversity of the Balearic Islands, Spain

in collaboration with

Research Project RTI2018-097186-B-I00 and RED2018-102678-T (MCI/AEI/ERDF, EU)

Narratives of Displacement

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:28pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The conference seeks to explore the narratives of displacement and to demonstrate the validity of a cross-disciplinary approach which brings together the historical, cultural, social and literary expertise in the handling of text. The conference will particularly focus on time and space representations and on treatment of the theme of cultural ambivalence and identity conflict. The subject of displacement will be regarded as both a migration, voluntary or forced, and a sense of being socially or culturally “out of place”.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

« Archives de l'émigration. Études - Esquisses – Documents »: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. L'émigration polonaise au pays de Mistral, de Daudet et de Pagnol

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:00am
University of Nicolaus Copernicus in Toruń, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020


« Archives de l'émigration. Études - Esquisses – Documents »

Numéro coordonné par: Magdalena Kowalska

ISSN 2084-3550

ISSN Online 2391-7911


Date limite d’envoi des propositions : le 9 avril 2020

Date limite de réception des articles : le 30 juin 2020




Travels and Travelers of Necessity

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:59am
MLA21 (Toronto)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

What is the place of unwilling travel(er)s in travel studies? What are the costs of travel? This roundtable considers travels that are not undertaken strictly by choice. We welcome proposals from any field or period on topics such as: climate-related relocations, internal/political migrants, self-liberation from slavery or captivity, literal/figurative boundaries, eco/animal movements, borderlands/crossings, economic exigencies that require travel, narratives of new beginnings.

MMLA 2020: Travel Writing/Writing Travel Session

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:34pm
Shannon Derby/Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Travel is a vehicle for which to explore the condition of living, how our relationships to place shape us and our experiences, how our identities and political histories inform place, how power structures inform how we migrate (or don’t) and how that affects the places we pass through. --Bani Amor, “Getting Real About Decolonizing Travel Culture” (2017)

Call for Papers - Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:55pm
Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Submissions invited for the inaugural issue of the Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies. The Journal is being launched from this year to commemorate the Birth Centenary of legendary English Professor Late P. S. Sastri (Nagpur University). It’ll be published thrice a year and shall cover interdisciplinary research in all forms and genres of literature, art, and culture such as fiction, folklore, film/ theatre, travel writing, popular culture, translation, gender and sexuality studies, ecocriticism, globalization and urban studies, race, ethnicity, subaltern and Dalit studies, and all related areas.