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Special Issue of The Global South: “Radio Cultures of the Global South”

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:50am
The Global South journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

This special issue of The Global South asks how the rise and persistent relevance of radio has shaped and been shaped by the cultures of the Global South over the past century and more. What art forms, social practices, political movements, and linguistic effects emerged through the radio speakers of the Global South? How have creators and consumers harnessed this medium and its expressive possibilities? What roles has radio played in the broader cultural histories of the Global South? Here, the “Global South” is used as a flexible descriptor that names not only nations and lands of the southern hemisphere, but other regions radically affected by the pressures of imperialism, globalization, and unequal development.


Violence: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Project

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:38am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 22, 2019

From ancient gladiators battling to the death in front of cheering crowds to the modern-day journalistic maxim that ‘if it bleeds, it leads’, violence has occupied a prominent place in the human imagination. It is common to see animals in the wild fighting to establish dominance and eliminate potential predators. But when humans engage in similar behaviour, it raises a host of questions about the nature and implications of violence. Why has our capacity for reason, compassion and empathy been insufficient to circumvent our primal urge to use physical force to cause injury, death or other forms of harm? Why has violence exerted an irresistible hold on the human psyche throughout history?

The Holocaust in Contemporary Popular Culture

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:32am
Christine Berberich / University of Portsmouth, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Special Issue for Genealogy


CFP- Edited Collection 'Reading with and against the Grain: New Perspectives on Mary E. Wilkins Freeman'

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:30am
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Reading with and against the Grain: New Perspectives on Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

Editors: Stephanie Palmer (Nottingham Trent University, UK, President of the Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Society), Myrto Drizou (Boğaziçi University, Turkey), Cécile Roudeau (Université Paris-Diderot, France)


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:21am
Lise Sanders
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019


Co-editors: Ilya Parkins (UBC) and Lise Shapiro Sanders (Hampshire)

Abstracts are invited for a special issue of Feminist Theory on Fashion Media. This will be a companion to a special issue of the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies on ‘Fashion in the Magazines’.

Call for Book Chapters on Ridley Scott’s Gladiator: In Recognition of the Twentieth Anniversary of the Film

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:03am
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 3, 2019

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: “A Hero Will Endure”: Essays on the Twentieth Anniversary of Gladiator for an edited collection, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

All areas of study, with a common goal of representing the cultural and material impact of the film since its release in May 2000 are invited to participate.

[Deadline Extended] A Special Issue of The Global South (Fall 2021) - Contextualizing the Anglophone Novel

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 8:05am
Shun Y. Kiang / University of Central Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 18, 2019

Since the 1980s, when the Jameson-Ahmad debate over how to read literatures putatively labeled as “third-world” and the notion of empire writing back to European literary traditions held sway in postcolonial studies, new contexts and ways of reading postcolonial and Anglophone literatures have been introduced and taken up. John J. Su’s Imagination and the Contemporary Novel (2011) and Mrinalini Chakrovorty’s In Stereotype (2014), for example, demonstrate that analyzing aesthetic and fictional representations of life in postcolonial realities brings into light the transnational aspect of contemporary literary production and the global marketplace with Anglo-American tastes and trends, both of which require further contextual consideration.

New Approaches to Latinx and the Caribbean

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 2:39pm
Special Issue of Studies in American Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Latinx Studies has gained attention in this century and is no longer an emerging field of inquiry across multiple disciplines. This Special Issue will focus on key areas of inquiry that link Latinx and the Caribbean proposing innovative conceptual mappings that deepen understandings of existing connections as well as pointing to possible futures for the field. We are seeking in broad terms, to bring together a diverse group of scholarly voices that explore historical intersections, identity constructions, migration flows, diasporic communities, transnational challenges to ideas of citizenship and national belonging, and the place of race, gender, and sexuality in all of these.

"Philip Roth's Literary Successors" Roundtable at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, May 23-26

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 10:49am
The Philip Roth Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019

The Philip Roth Society invites participants for a roundtable discussion on the topic of "Philip Roth's Literary Successors" at the ALA conference in Boston, May 23-26, 2019. The discussion might address the following questions, among others: Who are Roth's literary inheritors? Where are his influences evident among contemporary writers? In what ways (thematic, stylistic, etc.) has Roth paved the way for writers today? Is there very notion of a literary "successor" to Roth an impossibility? Formal papers will not be read during the roundtable; rather, it will consist of brief opening statements from participants, followed by conversation amongst participants and the audience members.

Modern and Contemporary Literature Conference in China

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 10:42am
Hunan Normal University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019


Call for Papers


Literary Ideas and Practices in 20th and 21st Century

United States of America and United Kingdom

Hunan Normal University

(Changsha, China, June 22-23, 2019)


Conference Background and Scope