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EXTENDED DEADLINE: UChicago Graduate Student Conference, "Exhaustion"

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:00am
Department of English, University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 14, 2018


tired bodies, tired worlds 

An interdisciplinary graduate student conference

Department of English || University of Chicago

November 15-16, 2018 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Macarena Gómez-Barris, Chairperson of Social Science & Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute

Brutal Themes in Brutal Times: Teaching Edgar Allan Poe in a Culture of Violence

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:34am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This panel seeks papers that explore pedagogical strategies for teaching the horror stories of Edgar Allan Poe and his contemporaries. With the looming, true-to-life violence bombarding us every day in the news and in other media outlets, the macabre tales of our favorite authors resonate too well. Teaching the violent and psychologically disturbing short stories of Poe, and others writing in this genre, can be challenging in the current climate of violence in America. Exploring the depths and darkness of humanity through literature can be traumatic for contemporary students who are bombarded with violent words and images every day through social media and news outlets.

Cognitive Ecocriticism Panel--NeMLA

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 1:26pm
Todd Owen Williams/Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This panel proposes to bring together scholars whose work combines ecocriticism and cognitivist approaches to literature for the purpose of considering the potential of the ongoing dialogue between these two fields. Ecocriticism typically looks at how environment is represented and how humans can create an optimal relationship with the non-human world. Cognitive science is generally interested in how humans represent concepts to ourselves and how we make meaning out of those concepts. An understanding of the mind is essential to an understanding of humankind’s relationship to and perception of the non-human environment.

Thinking with Nancy

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 5:06pm
University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Thinking with Nancy




International Conference

Friday 29thand Saturday 30thMarch 2019


Balliol College 

University of Oxford

United Kingdom



Keynote Speaker: Jean-Luc Nancy (University of Strasbourg)



Organisers: Marie Chabbert and Nikolaas Deketelaere



UPDATE-- Deadline Extended for Girls' Literature Panel, IGSA

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 12:14am
International Girls Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 6, 2018

This prospective panel seeks papers for the International Girls Studies Association Conference, University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
 - 28 February - 2 March, 2019. Our panel explores girls’ online reading practices and narrative sites of participation, broadly defined. Reading online involves the consumption of texts but also the production of meaning as a real-time in-kind response, which may include comments, reviews, fan homages, and correctives.

2018 MAPACA Conference

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 9:11am
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Call For Papers:  2018 MAPACA Conference

Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

November 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2018.


Area: Children and Childhood Studies

Area co-chairs: Ryan Bunch, Rutgers University; Kacey Doran, Rutgers University

Due date for proposals: June 30, 2018

Children and Childhood Studies (CCS) focuses on the societal, cultural, and political forces that shape the lives of children and the concept of childhood contemporaneously and throughout history. CCS research may originate in any discipline including the humanities, the behavioral and social sciences, or the hard sciences. We especially encourage multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research.

NeMLA 2019: Local and Global: ‘Spanish(es),’ Identity and Space in US Cities

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 9:09am
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In a society where urban life recreates otherness, dissolves geographical and social borders, creates transnational spaces and crafts new identities, how do Latinos and Hispanic immigrants of various Latin American regions living in cities in the US (re)build the local and global from inter- and cross-cultural perspectives: language, history, sense of belonging, conflict, territorializing, mobility?

Discourses of Truth in Harlem Renaissance Art and Literature

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 9:08am
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Call for papers for a panel titled "Discourses of Truth in Harlem Renaissance Art and Literature" at the 2019 NeMLA Conference in Washington, DC

Chair: John Hadlock, Duquesne University (hadlockj@duq.edu)

Anthem Studies in South Asian Literature, Aesthetics and Culture

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 9:06am
Ranjan Ghosh
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Anthem Studies in South Asian Literature, Aesthetics and Culture will encourage a trans-disciplinary and trans-cultural understanding of South Asian ways of doing literature, thinking and performing culture, linguistic philosophy that links South Asian Studies with global studies. The series will be a vibrant ground for the study of a critical and radical aesthetics in South Asia, one that is in cross-dialogue with other traditions and cultures of thinking and thought. Titles will include intellectual biographies, critical introductions, socio-literary studies, and cover events or phenomenon related to South Asian literatures and cultures.


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Renaissance Vegetarianism

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 11:36am
Andrea Crow / Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Renaissance Society of America (RSA) 2019 - Toronto

Panel - Renaissance Vegetarianism

The study of early modern food has blossomed in recent years. As scholars have parsed the politics of changing dining practices, the role of recipes in intellectual history, and the growing perception of food ethics as inextricable from social identity, dietary beliefs and habits have begun to be seen as central to early modern studies. One of the most striking dietary trends that spread across Europe in this period, however, remains underexamined: the rise of vegetarianism.

Studies in Popular Culture Book Reviews

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:57am
Studies in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 3, 2018

The journal Studies in Popular Culture publishes reviews of books in the field. If you are interested in reviewing a book submitted to the journal or would like to suggest one to review, please contact the Book Reviews Editor, Clare Douglass Little, at douglac2@erau.edu. If you have not already reviewed a book for the journal, please include either a CV or a brief description of your interests and qualifications in the email.

Members of the Popular Culture Association in the South who have published a book are encouraged to inform the Book Reviews Editor of that fact.

The Postgraduate Seminar Essay in Literary Studies: A Guide for Writers and Readers

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 2:16pm
Rowman and Littlefield
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018

The publisher Rowman & Littlefield has invited me to prepare a proposal for an edited collection tentatively titled The Postgraduate Seminar Essay in Literary Studies: A Guide for Writers and Readers. Although many books exist for undergraduate students on writing and research as well as for postgraduate students working on PhD dissertations, the seminar essay is a peculiarly understudied genre. This volume aims to serve as a resource for both students working on seminar papers and for academic staff who regularly teach postgraduates. The first half of the book will consist of essays providing guidance to postgraduate students working on seminar papers.

Special journal issue - Moon Rise

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:56am
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 28, 2019

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first successful manned Moon landing, we invite articles for a special issue, examining how the Moon has been depicted since 1969 in science fiction. As Marjorie Hope Nicolson showed in her classic study of Voyages to the Moon (1948), fantasies of moon flight have been an integral part of world literature since classical times. Since moon flight became a reality, how have these stories changed? From adventure series such as Space 1999 to films such as Duncan Jones’ Moon and novels such as Ian McDonald’s Luna sequence, Earth’s satellite has remained a source of fascination.