Journal of Contemporary Poetics is published by the Department of English, Faculty of Languages and Literature, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan. This interdisciplinary journal welcomes articles and book reviews from various disciplines in Literature, Linguistics and other disciplines in Social Sciences and Humanities.
twentieth century and beyond
The Comparative Drama Conference will be attending Mad Cow Theatre's production of Caryl Churchill's Top Girls on Thursday night (April 4th). In honor of that event, the Board announces a call for papers that discuss Top Girls or any other Churchill play, so that our conversation about Churchill continues onwards from the performance itself.
David Henry Hwang's latest work, Soft Power, which is, as he describes it, a play with a musical, had its world premiere in Los Angeles in May of this year. Undoubtedly, Soft Power, which tells of a love story between a Chinese movie producer and Hillary Clinton, is Hwang's most overt piece of political theatre, written in response to the election of Donald Trump to President. The David Henry Hwang Society invites asbtract proposals that examine Hwang and his plays in relation to his and their engagement with politics. In other words, just how political is Hwang as a playwright?
In addition, the David Henry Hwang society invites any proposals that cover Hwang and his works in general.
As an affiliated organization, the Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) organizes a panel at ASLE’s biennial conference (June 26-30, 2019; University of California, Davis, Davis, CA).
Call for Papers | 2019 Annual Karl Barth Conference
June 16-19, 2019
Fifty years from Barth’s own death and one-hundred years from the publication of the Römerbrief, the conference examines how fresh encounters with Karl Barth’s dogmatic theology and biblical exegesis might stimulate, inform, shape, and challenge contemporary reflection on the range of eschatological themes in Christian theology.
Medical Humanism / American Literature
CFP for American Literature Association (ALA) 30th Annual Conference
May 23-26, 2019, Boston, MA
Given the ongoing healthcare crisis in America—soaring costs, physician shortages, and lack of insurance coverage—and the rising interest in the field of health humanities, I seek projects that illuminate American literature’s contribution to medical humanism. More specifically, I am interested in papers that address how American literature can help us revision our view of the body, health, illness, disease, medical education, and/or the healthcare system.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
New Texas Journal
Sul Ross State University
Alpine, Texas 79832
•Now Accepting: Poetry, fiction, articles, critical and creative non-fiction,
photography and multimedia published on-line at
newtexassulross.org and in a vibrant print soft-cover issue in Spring with selected
•Complete works that have not been published elsewhere should be
submitted to Dr. Francine K. Richter at email@example.com.
•Deadline for submission: May 1, 2019
•Submission guidelines: MLA format with cover letter, including a short
biography. No abstracts; only full-length presentations.
Call for Papers now Open!
Palimpsests: The V International Flann O’Brien Conference (University College Dublin; 16-19 July 2019)
- Louis de Paor (NUI Galway)
- Katherine Ebury (University of Sheffield)
- Maebh Long (University of Waikato)
- Erika Mihálycsa (Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj)
The First Heterotopic Junction Graduate Conference in Language, Literature and Culture (HJC-1), which will take place on Saturday 13 April 2019, is now calling for abstracts. This conference is open to all graduate students globally (including advanced undergraduates who are progressing to postgraduate studies) to submit research in the areas of linguistics, literature and culture.
Each person may submit at most one single authored and one co-authored abstract to HeterotopicJunction@gmail.com by 1 December 2018.
The 2019 Backreading Hong Kong Symposium, co-organised by the Department of English at Hong Kong Baptist University and the literary journal Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, will take place on Saturday 19 January 2019.
The theme of the symposium is “Hong Kong Dystopia”. Looking at more than just dystopian literature, we are interested in papers that explore the theme of "Hong Kong Dystopia" from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines, including but not limited to: anthropology, ecology, economics, education, geopolitics, history, language, law, literature, philosophy, politics, religion and sociology. Papers that challenge existing notions of dystopia and its application to Hong Kong are very welcome.