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Speculative Fiction as Literature of Emergence

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 1:31pm
Gabriella Friedman/American Studies Association 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 2, 2017

Speculative fiction is often loosely defined as an umbrella category that includes genres such as science fiction, fantasy, supernatural horror, and magical realism—that is, as fiction that deploys non-mimetic or “fantastic” elements. This panel, however, will take up conceptions of speculative fiction that go beyond this generic distinction. That is, instead of defining speculative fiction primarily by the presence of non-mimetic elements, the panel will explore speculative fiction as any fiction that generates emergences—ontological, epistemological, and/or political—which are seemingly unimaginable in our existing society.

Anthology: Arthur Miller in the 1960s

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 2:08pm
David Palmer / The Arthur Miller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Arthur Miller Society

Call for Proposals

Arthur Miller in the 1960s
An anthology to be published by Lexington Books,
the academic imprint of Rowman & Littlefield

Due Date for Proposals for Articles: February 1, 2018
Send Proposals to David Palmer, President, The Arthur Miller Society:

Due Date for First Drafts of Accepted Articles: September 15, 2018

Acceptable Article Length: 5,000-9,000 words


*Deadline: Dec. 15* - American Literature in the World Graduate Conference, Yale University, April 6, 2018

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 10:18am
Yale University, Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Toni Morrison and Junot Díaz, Yusef Komunyakaa and Carolyn Forché, Tony Kushner and Lynn Nottage without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.

The Future of (is) the Humanities: an interdisciplinary grad conference

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 5:56pm
The Future of (is) the Humanities: 2018 University of Idaho Graduate English Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Future of (is) the Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

University of Idaho | April 7th, 2018 | Moscow, Idaho


“…montage-like storytelling and fragmented poetry explores the cracks in the discourse of modernity through which the narrative of [our new age] grows like weeds on rubble.” -Gabriele Dürbeck


Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 10:17am
Faculty of Media and Communications, Singidunum University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

June 1st  – 2nd  2018
Faculty of Media and Communications, Belgrade, Serbia

Deadline for abstracts submission:  March 1st 2018
Notifications of acceptance:  March 15th 2018
Deadline for full paper submission:  September 15th 2018

North American Paul Tillich Society Fellowship

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:27pm
North American Paul Tillich Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The North American Paul Tillich Society seeks paper proposals from junior scholars (ABD or PhD completed no earlier than 2015) for a workshop to be held at its annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, November 16-17, 2018, immediately prior to the 2018 Meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature. Up to three selected workshop participants will become 2018 Tillich Society Fellows and will receive $250.00 in travel reimbursement to attend the annual meeting and will have their NAPTS dues waived for the year.


Special issue: Marguerite Duras

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:25pm
S: Journal of the Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

For the most part, Lacanian discussions of Marguerite Duras’ work have focused on The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein. While this should not surprise – the novel was presented by Michèle Montrelay during Lacan’s Seminar in 1965 and Lacan himself devoted a short essay to it – it also raises the question whether other novels, theatre texts or films by Duras can be approached from a Lacanian point of view, to an equally illuminating effect.

The editors of S invite you to present readings of texts and films by Duras, other than Lol V. Stein. This may also be an occasion to address more general topics such as love, sexual difference, voice, gaze, repetition and politics, via a confrontation of Duras with Lacan.

HyperCultura - issue on Nationalism - deadline extension December 15th

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:23pm
HyperCultura/Hyperion University, Bucharest, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Dear all,


We would like to announce you that we will extend the deadline for full article submission, at several of our contributors' request, until DECEMBER, 15th, 2017!

 We will attach again our theme description

 Our submission guidelines

 and here, a brief explanation of our double-blind peer review policy