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NEASECS 2021 Call for Panels-Traffic in the Global Eighteenth Century

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:44pm
Northeast American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Thank you for considering chairing a panel for the NEASECS2020/2021 conference. Thank you to all of you who submitted panels or papers to the NEASECS 2020 conference “Traffic in the Global Eighteenth Century.” We have made the decision to postpone the NEASECS 2020 conference to November 5-7, 2021. All accepted papers and panels will be automatically accepted and included in the program for the fall 2021 conference. The NEASECS 2020/2021 conference will be held in hybrid mode (both in-person and online). 

The good news is that we are still accepting more panel proposals by April 21, 2021.

On Belonging 2: English Conceptions of Migration and Transculturality, 1550 – 1700

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:43pm
ERC-TIDE project, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Announcing the Call for Papers for On Belonging 2: English Conceptions of Migration and Transculturality, 1550 – 1700 (26 - 30 July 2021)

We are happy to announce that the Call for Papers for our summer 2021 conference is now open! Leading on from our first ‘On Belonging’ conference in 2018, ‘On Belonging 2’ will take place online, with morning and afternoon sessions spread out over 5 days between 26 – 30 July 2021.

The Transformative Experience of the Journey via Recollection and Reflection

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:42pm
Pacific Modern and Ancient Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

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 include the issue of fact vs.

Journal of Literary Multilingualism

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:42pm
Editor in Chief Natasha Lvovich
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023

The Journal of Literary Multilingualism explores texts written in non-native languages, in a mix of languages and alternating languages. It examines a wide range of literary practices from around the globe broadly defined by multilingual and multicultural situations. The phenomenon of literary multilingualism is as old as literature itself but has received more scholarly attention as migration and globalization have increased in recent years. As the first international journal devoted entirely to this emerging interdisciplinary field, it offers a forum for cutting-edge research across the humanities and social sciences.

1921-2021: 100 years with and without Kropotkin

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 9:28am
International Kropotkin Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Piotr Alekseevich Kropotkin (1842-1921) was one of the most prominent advocates of anarchism during his adult life, but also a famous intellectual and activist in Europe and further afield. In this centenary year of his death, we welcome you to join us for a discussion about his legacy, influence and relevance today. This conference will discuss his life and his work, but also his afterlife. Since February 1921, the world has lived without Kropotkin, but in many ways his ideas and his legacy persist. This conference seeks to specify, debate, contest, and carry on that legacy.

In Passage: The International Journal of Writing and Mobility

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:54pm
University of Boumerdes
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 24, 2021


In Passage : The International Journal of Writing and Mobility, the journal of the Department of English of the University of Boumerdes (Algeria), seeks essays in English or French for its fourth issue, to be released in December 2021. All the contributions should either be written in English or discuss questions that relate to the English-speaking world. They should fit within the broad scope of texts and mobility and their interconnectedness in the fields of literature, linguistics, and translation, among others. The subjects it seeks to investigate include but are not restricted to:

-  Literary genres and movements

- Travel literature and intercultural contact.

- Nomadism.

Concise Collections: Teaching 18th Century Women

Monday, March 29, 2021 - 12:14pm
ABO: Interdisciplinary Journal on Women in the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 2, 2021

ABO announces "Concise Collections on Teaching Eighteenth-Century Women," a new series that seeks to promote the teaching of eighteenth-century women writers and artists who remain seriously underrepresented in university classrooms, beyond a small collection of now-canonical authors.

In ABO’s Pedagogies section, we seek to publish groupings of three to five short articles focused on a specific female author/artist/grouping in each of the next six issues. The issue on Charlotte Lennox (Spring 2022) has now selected six proposals and is closed to further submisisons.

PAMLA 2021, Travel and Literature Session, November 11-14, 2021, Las Vegas, NV, US

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:36pm
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

The PAMLA 2021 Travel and Literature session welcomes proposals focused on travel, odyssey, and mobility through literary lenses as broadly conceived, with special interest in movement through city spaces. Since this year’s conference theme is “City of God, City of Destruction,” we are particularly interested in essays that consider the ways in which literary works address the city as a site for spiritual exploration, identity loss, or renewal for characters who travel to, from, or through urban spaces. How does travel or movement through city spaces address issues of identity, perception, or power?

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Bible and Literature (Nov. 11-14 2021)

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:56am
Leonard Koff, University of California - Los Angeles
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: Bible and Literature

Contacts: Leonard Koff, University of California - Los Angeles (

Victorian Ecologies - Deadline Extended!

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 2:49am
Victorian Network
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

CfP: Victorian Ecologies


Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best work across the broad field of Victorian Studies by postgraduate students and early career academics. We are delighted to announce that our fourteenth issue (2021) on the theme of “Victorian Ecologies” will be guest edited by Elizabeth Miller (UC Davis).

Women in the Nineteenth Century--Traveling, Writing, Speaking

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:14pm
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Margaret Fuller SocietyAmerican Literature Association ConferenceBoston, July 7–11, 2021EXTENDED DEADLINE: Proposals due February 23, 2021


Women in the Nineteenth Century—Traveling, Writing, Speaking

Buddhism and Literature

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:10pm
Religion and the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

For a special section of Religion and the Arts, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal edited at Boston College.

A call for papers in Buddhism and Literature: any tradition, language or literature or time period from ancient times to the present.

Complete papers of 5,000-10,000 words should be submitted by 15 June 2021, in MLA 7 format with parenthetical documentation.

Illustrations, color or black and white, are welcome. 

International Conference: “Pilgrimages and Tourism”

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:47am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

“Pilgrimages and Tourism”International Conference12-13 June 2021 – London/Onlineorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Pilgrimages are ancient practices of humankind and are associated with a great variety of religious, spiritual and secular traditions. In today’s world the number of visits to sacred sites such as Santiago de Compostela (Spain), La Virgen de Guadalupe (Mexico), Matka Boska Czetochowska (Poland), secular places  such as Graceland, home of Elvis Presley, Eifel Tower in Paris, Hiroshima Peace Museum and virtual pilgrimages, facilitated by video and satellite links is growing. With them, tourism both individual and in groups has been steadily increasing and changing.

Special issue on Patrick Leigh Fermor

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 12:27pm
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022


            Viatica, the first French online journal devoted to travel writing, invites contributions for a special issue on Patrick Leigh Fermor in 2023.

The Experience of Loneliness in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:45am
University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Experience of Loneliness in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries  Online ConferenceUniversity of Birmingham, UK29–30 June 2021  Keynote Speakers:  Professor Helen Wilcox (Bangor University)Dr Jenni Hyde (Lancaster University)   ***   John Worthington, Church of England clergyman and close associate of the Cambridge Platonists, complained of isolation from fellow scholars in his rectory at the small village of Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire, in the 1660s.

26th Annual Dickens Society Symposium

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 6:46pm
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The Charles Dickens Society is pleased to announce an extended deadline for abstracts for the 2021 Symposium, which will take place online from July 12-14, 2021. As you may know, we only recently decided to convert the 2021 Symposium to an online meeting. One terrific side effect is that, since no one needs to make plans for travel, we can extend the deadline and get acceptances out a little later. The new deadline is therefore Sunday, January 31, 2021. To have your work considered, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words to Sean Grass at

Call for Essays on Central and Eastern European Immigration to Canada

Friday, January 8, 2021 - 3:15pm
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The international journal, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) solicits papers on “Central and Eastern European Immigration to Canada” for a special issue to be published in 2022.

The special issue will address a broad range of topics related to Central and Eastern European immigration to Canada; therefore, we are looking for essays that examine the topic from a wide range of perspectives, including, but not limited to, migration studies, history, literature, cultural studies, film studies, travel writing studies, etc. There is no chronological limitation in terms of the time of migration and the term Central and Eastern Europe is used in the broadest possible sense, also including the Balkans and Russia.

“Through the Pen of Others: Nineteenth-Century Views of Revolutionary Greece”

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:32pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

“Through the Pen of Others: Nineteenth-Century Views of Revolutionary Greece”


The deadline for proposals has just been extended to 28/2/21.


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International Journal of English and Comparative Literary Studies

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:40pm
International Journal of English and Comparative Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 20, 2020

Interested authors are strongly encouraged to submit quality articles for review and publication. All articles judged suitable for consideration will be reviewed in a double blind peer review process.

Global Souths Conference 2021 CFP

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 2:32pm
Global Souths Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 1, 2021

The Global Souths conference is a three‐day, interdisciplinary conference that aims to

explore the connections between the U. S. South and the Global Souths. The South is

more than place. It is a point of connection, a nexus of ideas exceeding both

geographical and ideological boundaries. We invite all scholars and graduate students

in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to submit critical and creative proposals

that explore interactions with and responses to an increasingly globalized world. 

The conference organizers welcome and encourage complete panel submissions as

well as individual paper abstract submissions. Creative submissions related to the

conference theme are also welcome.

ACLA 2021 Virtual Conference: The Ends of Travel

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:03am
Kyle Richert Kamaiopili, Utah Valley University, and Seohyon Jung, Seoul National University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

This panel examines travel and emplacement in response to crises. Interruptions to normative modes of travel in the ongoing wake of COVID-19 reveal fault-lines in the ways such norms are understood--how travel bans and exclusionary rhetoric extend national borders inward and outward, from the targeting of racialized international students, to the upheaval of the global passport rankings, to travel advisories crossing settler-state and tribal boundaries. Recent approaches to travel writing, mobility, and place studies have emphasized dwelling, emplacement, and urban exploration as a way of engaging with the seeming shifts in discussion towards travel within rather than across space.

2nd CFP: British Travels to the Americas During the Long 19th Century (NEMLA 2021 Panel virtual & in person)

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:04pm
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.

Domestic Politics: Women’s Private Lives and Public Writing in the Mid-Century

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:01pm
Edited Collection
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

The mid-twentieth century saw seismic shifts for British women, including those living under British rule in the colonies, in the public and private spheres. These years are often imagined as a wave of expansion and constriction, with the swelling of economic and political freedoms for women in the 1930s, the cresting of women in the public sphere during the Second World War, and the resulting break as employment and political opportunities for women dwindled in the 1950s when men returned home from the Front. But this narrative needs reexamining.

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

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 2:31pm
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.

A New Poetics of Space: Literary Walks in times of Pandemics and Climate Change

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:27pm
Dr Lucy Jeffery and Professor Vicky Angelaki, Mid Sweden University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Online conference: 7 December 2020

Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden

Keynote Speakers: Professor Anne D. Wallace (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and Professor Jon Hegglund (Washington State University)

Organisers: Dr Lucy Jeffery & Professor Vicky Angelaki