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Graphic Content Warning: Graphing Explicit Modernist Bodies (MSA 2018 Columbus)

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 4:33pm
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

“The natural object,” Pound writes, “is always the adequate symbol.” Nevertheless, Modernist literature is plotted along bodily representations that often seem far from the realities of their correlative “natural object.” This panel will consider the tension between Modernism’s representative strategies and the gendered objects that Modernist writers “graph,” focusing particularly on Modernist representations of female, queer, non-white, disabled, and otherwise marginalized bodies. How do the literary strategies of Modernist writers complicate, limit, or make space for bodies, or bodily functions, that might have been given a “Graphic Content Warning”?

Extended Deadline—Jack London, the West, and the Environment: 2018 Jack London Society 14th Biennial Symposium

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:53am
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The 14th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, October 11–14, 2018. The general focus of the symposium will be Jack London, the West, and the Environment, and the organizers also welcome papers and panel submissions on any aspect of Jack London's life and work. Innovative formats such as roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists. Please email 200–300 word abstract proposals (noting any audio/visual requests) along with complete contact information to Kenneth K. Brandt at kbrandt@scad.edu.

Roots: Tradition and the New

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:11pm
The University of St. Thomas Catholic Studies and English Departments
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

The University of St. Thomas English & Catholic Studies graduate programs will host an interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 27, 2018. While papers addressing any aspect of literature, faith, visual arts, and culture will be considered, the graduate programs particularly welcome proposals for papers exploring the topic "Roots: Tradition and the New" across all time periods, media, and geographical regions. Download the Roots: Conference CFP.

Graduate Conference in Religion and Ecology

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:11pm
Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Hosted at Yale University, the Graduate Conference in Religion and Ecology reflects a desire to provide a space for students to engage in dynamic, interdisciplinary conversations across curricular boundaries, and strives to connect ethos with ethics, and ethics to applicable practicality. How do beliefs about the environment affect the use of and engagement with the natural world? As an international interdisciplinary conference, we host students researching Environmental Studies, Environmental Humanities, Forestry, Conservation, History, Historiography, Social Sciences, Food Studies, Philosophy, Ethics & Morals, Theology, Religious Studies, Animal Ethics, Law & Policy, and Business & Management, among others.

ALA 2018--Comics and Graphic Narratives Circle

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:10pm
Comics and Graphic Narratives Circle at the American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2018

Call for Papers

Comics & Graphic Narrative Circle

American Literature Association

29th Annual Conference: May 24-27, 2018

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA


The Comics & Graphic Narrative Circle welcomes abstracts for presentation at two sessions on comics at the 2018 ALA conference in San Francisco.


Session One:

Underground, Indie, and Alternative Publishing & the Graphic Novel



Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:47pm
University of Nottingham
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 18, 2018

We are excited to announce the CfP for Orientations: A Conference of Narrative and Place, to be held on the 30th and 31st of May 2018 at the University of Nottingham. Orientations is an interdisciplinary, international conference exploring the relationship between narrative, space, and place.

We are further delighted to announce that our first keynote will be delivered by Fiona Mozley, writer of the Booker Prize nominated novel Elmet (2017). Details regarding our second keynote will be released soon.


Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 5:49pm
Anthony Ballas / University of Colorado at Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Edited Volume, Cinema Liberation Theology


I am looking for 7-10 additional 4,000-5,000 word chapters on cinema and liberation theology for an edited collection which a major academic publisher is interested in.

This collection focuses on liberation narratives which are in some way related to or inspired by religious traditions/literatures/practices/discourses from around the world. The films and analyses need not be explicitly religious in content, but need only to be argued in the context of liberation with theology, spirituality, or divinity functioning as a loose guide.

1993-2018: Twenty-Five Years of Vertigo Comics

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:50pm
Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Dijon, FRANCE
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 8, 2018

The Vertigo imprint was born in 1993 under the guidance of DC editor Karen Berger; it initially brought together six ongoing series published by DC Comics, notably Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol and Sandman.

Film as Film Today: On the Criticism and Theory of V. F. Perkins

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 4:03am
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 16, 2018

V. F. Perkins (1936-2016) was a foundational figure in the history of British film education, a pioneering theorist of the medium, and among the most insightful and eloquent writers on the art of film. His historical significance for the fields of film criticism and film study is uncontested. However, while Perkins’ work – particularly the seminal Film as Film (1972) – still influences certain strands of scholarship, its contemporary relevance for critics, theorists, and students is presently underappreciated. This symposium is dedicated to revaluating Perkins’ critical methods and arguments by exploring their continued utility for those studying film, television, audiovisual media, and aesthetics today.

Poetry in Motion: Spoken Word Poetry and What It Means Today

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:50pm
Paul McNamara
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Poetry in Motion: Spoken Word Poetry and What It Means Today


Conference Organiser:         Paul McNamara


Contact Email:                      Paul.McNamara@mic.ul.ie


Title:                                     Poetry in Motion: Spoken Word Poetry and What It Means



Conference Location:           Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland


Date of Conference:             26th of April 2018



Pacific Review Special Issue: States of La Frontera

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:50pm
Pacific Review @ SDSU
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 2, 2018

pacificREVIEW is currently hosting an open call for submissions for our 2018 edition, “States of La Frontera” – an interdisciplinary, intersectional collection of work that grapples with the concept and image of “borders” as existing in multiple contexts. “States of La Frontera” refers to the literal and figurative borderlands of space and identity: the physical, geographical, emotional, spiritual, and temporal boundaries and possibilities of being. We are interested in works that embrace and complicate life at the intersection – works that resist hegemony, generalization, and singularity.

Haunted History in France and America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 7:27pm
French PhD Program, Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 21, 2018

As seen in Charleston, South Carolina and more recently in Charlottesville, Virginia, monuments that celebrate slave-owning heritage such as confederate flags and memorials honoring anti-abolitionists have become contentious subjects, leading to outrage and violence. For some, these controversial symbols represent racial oppression; for others, their heritage, turning historic landscapes into a stage for the ongoing conversation about race and inequality in America.  Unlike France, the United States has yet to officially acknowledge slavery as a crime against humanity or to erect slave memorials that pay homage to the victims.  

Through Mama’s Eyes: Unique Perspectives of Southern Matriarchy

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:49pm
Ernest J. Gaines Center, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

Edited By: Cheylon Woods and McClung, Kiwana  


Format: A collection of 10-15 essays (4000-5000 words, .doc or .docx  and no more than 10 images per submission [300 dpi JPEG or TIFF]; Citation Style: Chicago Manual Style) that address the subject matter in a range of disciplines, from a variety of scholarly perspectives. (Foreword, Introduction, Essays, Photographs/Images/Charts, Conclusion, Appendix.)


Publisher: University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press


Submission requirements:Abstract length: 3-500 words