Ọyẹ: Journal of Language, Literature and Popular Culture is an academic journal domiciled in the Department of English and Literary Studies of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. It seeks to publish insightful research from established and emerging scholars on all aspects of English language, literature and popular culture, especially as it relates to Africa and the Black Diaspora. For its maiden edition which will be published in April 2017, Ọyẹ invites interested researchers and scholars to submit completed papers on any aspect of English language, literature and popular culture. We are especially interested in submissions with an interdisciplinary focus.
100 Years after WWI: Local to Global Impact of an International War
Reminder! Please submit to this graduate student conference! Very interdisciplinary, and the deadline is coming up fast!
19th Annual Graduate Student Conference
March 2-4, 2017
Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
Deadline for submission of abstracts: December 2, 2017
Presented by the Graduate Programs in Comparative Literature, Hispanic Studies, and Theory & Criticism
Western University invites you to take up the topic: Toxic/cities
at the 19th Annual Graduate Student Conference, to be held from March 2-4, 2017 in London, Ontario, Canada.
Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal [Extended deadline 2/15]
full name / name of organization:
Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal
contact name and email:
Megan Gadd, Editor-in-Chief
27th Annual Mardi Gras Conference
Where: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
When: February 22-24, 2017
Abstracts due: December 16, 2016
Gumbo & Zydeco: Interdisciplinary Magic
CFP is for MLA 2018 in New York City. This panel on Latinx Literature for Youth will be a Children´s Literature Association (ChLA) sponsored, guaranteed panel.
Literature for youth is an established tradition in Latinx culture, from Jose Martí’s La Edad de Oro (1889) to Pura Belpré’s folklore and Ernesto Galarza’s “mini-libros” to Matt de la Peña’s 2016 Newbery Medal win. This panel seeks to examine the current and historical role of literature for youth in the Latin/a literary world and how Latino/a writers portray youth cultures and subcultures for U.S. audiences. Papers responding critically to the following themes (though not limited to those presented here) are solicited:
Deadline: December 9, 2016
Contact: William Stroup
ASLE 2017 Panel CFP
Philip Levine: Poet of Detroit
This year’s ASLE conference is hosted by Wayne State University, the alma mater of one of America’s greatest poets: recently deceased Pulitzer Prize-winner Philip Levine (1928-2015). This panel welcomes 20 minute presentations on aspects of Levine and his work, seeking fresh perspectives on the many landscapes that animate his half century of poetry, including Detroit, Spain, California, and New York.
On odd numbered years since the first October the Blackfriars Playhouse opened, scholars from around the world have gathered in Staunton, during the height of the Shenandoah Valley’s Fall colors, to hear lectures, see plays, and explore early modern theatre. In 2017, the American Shakespeare Center’s Education and Research Department will once again host Shakespeareans, scholars and practitioners, to share ideas about Shakespeare in the study and Shakespeare on the stage and to find ways that these two worlds – sometime in collision – can collaborate.
Call for Papers
Comics & Graphic Narrative Circle
American Literature Association
28th Annual Conference: May 25-28, 2017
The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA
The Comics & Graphic Narrative Circle welcomes abstracts for presentation at two sessions on comics at the 2017 ALA conference in Boston.
Session One: Queering Comics History
The Amiri Baraka Society invites abstracts (of no more than 250 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the ALA (http://www.americanliteratureassociation.org/). We will also consider a limited number of panel proposals (of no more than 500 words).
We welcome submissions on any topic related to Amiri Baraka, his art, his politics, his life.
The First International Conference of the Association for Literary Urban Studies
23–24 August 2017, University of Tampere, Finland
“He was thinking of all these things when he desired a city.”
Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities
Green Letters 22,1 (2018) Crime Fiction and Ecology
Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism is the journal of ASLE-UKI (the UK-Ireland branch of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment). It is a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge and supported by Bath Spa University and the University of Worcester. Green Letters explores interdisciplinary interfaces between humans and the natural and built environment. Submissions are now invited for a themed issue ‘Crime Fiction and Ecology’ to be edited by Joseph Walton (University of Surrey) and Samantha Walton (Bath Spa University).
Il pubblico della poesia (Cosenza: Lerici), edited by Alfonso Berardinelli and Franco Cordelli, was published in 1975. It is the first anthology to consider the poetic generation that appeared after 1968. The novelty of these poets was characterised in three main ways: the interruption of the linear relationship with Tradition; the «tendency towards the fast dissolution of the sociocultural and ideological figure of the Author»; and a change in the literary field. As argued by Berardinelli in the introduction: «[...] The Self that produces poetic texts in these years no longer resembles that of the great tradition of the twentieth century, and probably not even that of the author’s fathers and older brothers of the preceding twenty years ».
Home is a key arena where changes in contemporary societies become a lived experience for the individual. Forms of homemaking can be regarded as a way of dealing with social transformations, whether by positing home as a safe space immune to change, or by adapting it to the requirements of modernization and globalization. The issue of (voluntary or forced) mobility looms large in debates on home, as, for instance, the current migration crisis or the demand for maximum flexibility and mobility of employees in the neoliberal economy shows.