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Matter(s) of Fact

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:50am
Western University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Matter(s) of Fact

20th Annual Graduate Student Conference presented by the Graduate Programs in Comparative Literature, Hispanic Studies, and Theory & Criticism at Western University

March 15-17, 2018


Abstract submission deadline: January 3, 2018


Keynote Speakers: Dr. Pauline Wakeham (Western University)

Mapping the Text

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:09pm
NYU English / NYU Libraries / Mapping the Text
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the “Mapping the Text” conference, occurring at New York University on Saturday 21 April 2018. The conference will be held in conjunction with the annual Culture Mapping event hosted at New York University, which will occur on Friday 20 April 2018. The Culture Mapping event will be hosted by NewYorkScapes, a research community dedicated to exploring the literary, historical, and social aspects of the city of New York using digital forms of scholarship.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 3:56pm
Asociación de Ecuatorianistas (Estudios de Literatura, Lengua y Cultura)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

ConvocatoriaLa Asociación de Ecuatorianistas (Estudios de Literatura, Lengua y Cultura), la Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, y la Casa del Cultura del Ecuador, núcleo del Guayas convocan a los interesados a participar en el próximo congreso que tendrá lugar del 17-20 de julio del 2018


Just Representations: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Justice in World Literature

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:11am
York University English Graduate Students Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 4, 2018


Just Representations: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Justice in World Literature

Conference Date: May 4-5, 2018
Conference Location: York University, Toronto, Canada Call Deadline: February 4, 2018

“Universalism is implicated in both imperial schemes to control the world and liberatory mobilizations for justice and empowerment.”
-Anna Tsing

Deadline Extended: (Un)Moorings Conference

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:35am
(Un)Moorings Conference, Emory University, Departments of English, French and Italian, and Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 5, 2018



The Departments of

Comparative Literature – English – French and Italian,

Global & Postcolonial Studies (GPS)




An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Friday, April 20, 2018


Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François,

Pennsylvania State University

*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.

Can the Migrant Speak?

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 12:28am
Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

“Can the Migrant Speak?”
Romance Languages and Literatures Graduate Student Conference Harvard University
April 6-7, 2018

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Sandra Ponzanesi (Utrecht University)
Prof. Amy Sara Carroll (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

“Can the Migrant Speak?” engages with the figure and agency of the migrant. It is not often that we hear about - or listen to - the migratory experience from those undergoing it themselves. By asking this question during a time of tumultuous political change, we directly address the roles of our disciplines, and academia as a whole, in relation to this issue that continues to shape lives across the globe in powerful ways.

Articles on the Monstrous/Uncanny

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:24pm
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Call for Papers


MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: The Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application) invites papers on any topic of Monsters/Monster theory, or the Supernatural/Uncanny for a special issue of the journal Preternature (PSU Press). The special issue will celebrate MEARCSTAPA’s tenth anniversary as an academic society dedicated to the study of the monstrous.