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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Literary Dialogue with Chinua Achebe

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:37am
Thomas Jay Lynn / Pennsylvania State University Berks
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is among the most prominent and admired young writers of African Europhone fiction. As a Nigerian and Igbo author, she has been linked with one of her renowned predecessors, Chinua Achebe. Indeed Achebe himself paid tribute to Adichie's talent, observing that "Adichie came almost fully made." Clearly one of the influences that shaped that talent has been Achebe's own fiction. Adichie's novels and shorter fiction allude to and draw on elements of Achebe's work, and this panel will explore dimensions of storytelling, history, politics, gender, and culture that create a complex and rich dialogue between the two authors.

2019 Global Status of Women and Girls Conference: Intersectionality

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 3:08pm
Christopher Newport University and Norfolk State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Christopher Newport University’s

College of Arts and Humanities, in partnership with Norfolk State University,

seeks abstracts for the forthcoming conference on the


Global Status of Women and Girls

to be held at CNU, March 21-23, 2019


We are pleased to announce that the theme for this year’s conference is: 


Understanding Women’s Lives and Resistance in the Past and Present

Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:35am
Alan Golding / University of Louisville
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 10, 2018


The 47th Annual Louisville Conference On Literature & Culture Since 1900

Featuring–Sianne Ngai, Douglas Kearney, & Lynn Keller

February 21 - 23, 2019

The 47th annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900 will be held at the University of Louisville, February 21-23, 2019. Critical papers may be submitted on any topic that addresses literary works published since 1900, and/or their relationship with other arts and disciplines (film, journalism, opera, music, pop culture, painting, architecture, law, etc). Work by creative writers is also welcome.


Submissions may be in English or Spanish.

Country Music and Jesus

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:32am
Darren J. N. Middleton / Intégrité: A Journal of Faith and Learning (Missouri Baptist University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 19, 2018

Intégrité is a scholarly journal published biannually by the Faith and Learning Committee and the Humanities Division at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri. Published both online (www.mobap.edu/integrite) and in print, it welcomes essays for a special issue (Fall 2019) on “Country Music and Jesus.” Essays may explore the intersection of country music and Christian claims concerning the person and work of Jesus of Nazareth. As a faith and learning journal, Intégrité also invites pedagogical essays that address teaching Christianity and country music at faith-based institutions of higher learning.

Some possible topics include:

Deadline Extended: Spenser's Afterlives (RSA 2019)

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:02am
International Spenser Society/Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

This panel is a broad call for papers on Spenser's Afterlives: How have people read his poetry? What have people done with his poetry?  Possible topics include: Spenser's immediate imitators (e.g. Giles and Phineas Fletcher); translations of Spenser (e.g. the Latin translations of The Shepheardes Calendar in the 17th c.); The Faerie Queene as children's literature; Spenser's influence on Milton, Melville, or Hawthorne; Spenser's influence on 20th and 21st century fantasy literature (Tolkein, C.S.