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11th Charles Town International Maroon Conference

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 10:41pm
Charles Town Maroon Conference and Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

The 11th Annual International Charles Town Maroon Conference & Festival: EXTENDED DEADLINE

June 20-23, 2019, Asafu Yard, Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

The Charles Town International Maroon Conference welcomes papers and performances from scholars, artists, and activists interested in exploring topics that include Maroon treaties and their legacies; indigenous approaches to negotiating and sustaining peace; the role of rights (human, nature, etc.) in adjudicating peace; wellness as a means of sustaining peace; practices of security and insecurity; violence against indigenous people and its restitution; the uses of restorative justice; strategies for effective conflict resolution; and related topics.

Figuring Modernism- 2020MLA

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 2:22pm
Judith Paltin / University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

CFP MLA 2020 : Figuring Modernism
The 20th-century revolutionary aesthetic Figure in relation to its materialisms and politics, its cross and intermedia, its global travels and cultural histories, the effects of Modernism’s crisis of figuration on being human. Please send a 1-page abstract by March 26 to Judith Paltin, University of British Columbia, at Also see


Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:47am
ANS Panel at MLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019


The American Name Society (ANS)

is issuing its

Call for Papers

for the ANS panel at the 

Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention

9-12 January 2020, Seattle


Semantic relations and personal names

RMMLA 2019 Asian Comparative Literature and Film

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 8:04am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

Abstract submission deadline extended to April 1, 2019



Call for Papers: Asian Comparative Literature and Film

2019 RMMLA (Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association) Annual Convention

Hotel Paso del Norte, El Paso, Texas

October 10-12, 2019 

English Graduate Conference 2019: Taking Up Spaces

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:36am
Simon Fraser University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019


Taking Up Spaces

Simon Fraser University, Department of English

June 7-9 , 2019
Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2019

S    P    A    C      E    S
We live in them, move through them, occupy them, gentrify them, lay claim, then
reclaim them, tame them and maim them. We build them, enrich them, define
them, consign them. They can be first or final frontiers, domestic or foreign, and
they can even encapsulate moments—curvatures in time. Given that space is the
fundamental medium through which we live our lives, how do we define spaces,
and how do spaces define us?

Race, Age, & Futurities

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:09am
MLA Convention 2020 (guaranteed session)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

Proposals invited for a guaranteed interdisciplinary panel that examines the intersections of race, age, and imagined futures--including those that are hopeful, destructive, or endangered. Please send 250-word proposal and 2-page c.v.

Panel sponsored by TC Age Studies.

Proposal deadline extended to March 18, 2019. 

The Other #MeToos

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 2:26pm
University of North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Seeking proposals for MLA 2020 convention: Proposal should investigate questions like what does #MeToo mean in non-Western countries? What does/can #MeToo do for non-Western women? How does #MeToo affect non-Western feminisms? How deos #MeToo translate into non-Western feminisms and cultures? What is #MeToo's place in postcolonial feminism? How can we encourage and engage with inclusive feminisms in the contemporary times? How does #MeToo co-exist with other geographical and religio-political beliefs?

Overall, I seek to discuss #MeToo in non-white and/or non-Western demographics and geographies. 

Posthuman Climate Fiction

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:14am
Kaitlin Mondello, The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

MLA 2020 Posthuman Climate Fiction Presentation #9142Kaitlin Mondello, Graduate Center, City U of New York Type:Special Sessions E-mail Description & Requirements:This panel explores the growing genre of climate fiction. Papers may address the role of the (post)human in the genre; interrogate classifications including "human" "Cli-Fi," etc.; and/or consider the novel form. 500-word abstracts, short bios. Submission Deadline:Friday, 15 March 2019 


Comparative Perspectives on the Robinsonade, 1719-2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:13am
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

12 July 2019

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Winfried Eckel (Mainz)

Jakub Lipski (Bydgoszcz)

Anja Müller-Wood (Mainz)