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Two-day international seminar "Secrecy and community in contemporary narrative in English"

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 3:41am
Research Project “Secrecy and Community in Contemporary Narrative in English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Secrecy and community in contemporary narrative in English

University of Granada, Spain

4th-5th October, 2018

Organized by the Research Project “Secrecy and Community in Contemporary Narrative in English” (ref. FFI2016-75589-P), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness

“Transgression and Contemporary Gothic”

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:02am
The Dark Arts Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Dark Arts Journal is pleased to announce the call for papers of issue 4.1, for the topic of “Transgression and Contemporary Gothic” We invite innovative, challenging and original submissions on any aspect of Gothic studies and the notion of transgression, with particular emphasis on contemporary Gothic and/or contemporary issues read in a Gothic context.


QTRG Spring Conference: Futures of Queer Theory

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 3:27pm
Queer Theory Reading Group at UC Irvine
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Call For Papers

QTRG Spring Conference: Futures of Queer Theory

Location: UC Irvine

Conference Date: May 11th, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Freeman (UC Davis) 

Submission Deadline: February 10, 2017

Speculative Fiction as Literature of Emergence

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 7:00pm
Gabriella Friedman/American Studies Association 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 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