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Cartographies and Topologies of Identity

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:14am
Frederic LEFRANCOIS / Université des Antilles
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Cartographies and Topologies of Identity] is a research forum to take place on March 1, 2018, at Université des Antilles-Schoelcher, Martinique. Organizer Frédéric Lefrançois (CRILLASH-CEREAP) has posted a call for submissions in Fabula: La recherché en littérature. The deadline for submission of abstracts (for papers, artwork, and other creative pieces) is February 10, 2018.

Comparative Literature Conference: Borders, Place, Translation

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:11am
Dept of Comparative World Literature Annual Conference April 25-6
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

Borders, Place, and Translations

The 53rd Annual Comparative World Literature Conference

Presented by the Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics

Dates: April 25th-26th, 2018

Location: Anatol Center, California State University, Long Beach


From Starbucks’ retail-branding as a “third place” between home and work to Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities, the places of our lives are simultaneously locations and conceptions. To be in a place is to do the representational work of defining that space’s affective and pragmatic borders.

Aesthetics of Terror

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 3:01pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Seeking papers for a special session proposal for the Modern Language Association's annual conference (January 3-6, 2019) on the topic of the aesthetics of terror in contemporary literature. Possible topics could include: narrative strategies of representing terror/terrorism, witnessing, the relationship between historical events and fiction, grief and mourning,time and violence, affect studies, fear and paranoia, legitimacy and illegitimacy, continuities and rupture.

20th International Conference on Grey Literature

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 9:18am
Grey Net
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

The definition of research data is as encompassing as the field of grey literature. What should be included and what should be excluded is and remains an issue of concern. Research data can be defined as factual materials collected by diverse communities of practice required to validate findings. While the majority of research data is created in digital format, research data in other formats cannot be excluded. The formats in which research data appear are multiple and the types of research data are diverse. This also holds for the numerous document types in which grey literature appear published.

ASEEES 2018 - Performing Nationalism: Film, Media, and Literature in Eastern Europe

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 9:14am
ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies) Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2018

As anyone who has watched Eurovision can attest, the music festival often becomes a spectacle of nationalisms. It is an international space onto which all participating nations proclaim a distinct and valuable musical and artistic contribution to the world stage. Eurovision is not the only media event that allows for such nationalist performances, however. This panel will focus on the performativity of nationalism in Eastern European media events, film, and literature, among other artistic performances. Focusing on these texts, this panel aims to create dialogue between performances and the mediums of their development.

[Call for Abstracts]

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:37am
Backreading Hong Kong: An Annual Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The 2018 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 5 May 2018. We are particularly interested in papers that challenge existing interpretations of any aspect of Hong Kong.

Abstracts of 250 words for 15 to 20-minute presentations can be sent to Tammy Lai-Ming Ho ( before 15 March 2018 for consideration. Please also send us a bionote of no more than 100 words. Scholars whose papers have been selected will be notified before 1 April 2018.

Unsettling Oceania

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:15am
Commonwealth Essays and Studies journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Call for Papers

Commonwealth Essays and Studies

Topical issue: Unsettling Oceania

41.1 (Autumn 2018)


Indigenous Intersections

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 8:15pm
Native American Literature/SCMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Native American panel at the 75th Annual South Central MLA conference is looking for your abstracts. The conference theme is “Crossroads of Culture“. This theme fits well with many aspects of Indigenous studies. We are looking for proposals that explore the diverse ways in which Indigenous studies and literature intersects with other fields and cultures. Proposal topics could include, but are not limited to theory, pedagogy, rhetoric, culture, and/or experience. Abstracts should be 250-500 words. 

SCMLA will be held from October 11-14 in San Antonio, TX. 


Please send abstracts and a brief CV to;


Kimberly Allen  

Travel Writing / Writing Travel: "Consuming Cultures"

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:11am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Travel Writing / Writing Travel Permanent Session, Midwest Modern Language Association

Kansas City, Missouri 15-18 November 2018

Conference Theme: “Consuming Cultures”

The Midwest Modern Language Association’s Permanent Session of Travel Writing / Writing Travel is soliciting proposals for 20-minute papers. The conference this year is 15-18 November 2018 in gorgeous, historical Kansas City, Missouri.

Representations of Human Trafficking in Literature or Film

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:08am
SAMLA 2018 Conference - Sheraton Birmingham - Birmingham, Alabama
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

This panel welcomes papers analyzing representations of any type of human trafficking in postcolonial/transnational literature or film to be presented at the 2018 SAMLA Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, November 2-4, 2018. Paper proposals addressing human trafficking or forced migration within the context of vulnerabilty, precarity and globalization are especially welcome. By May 29th, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Laura Barberan Reinares, Bronx CC (CUNY), at