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The Politics of Pleasure: Social Networking in the Middle Ages

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:01pm
UC Santa Barbara Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Social networking in the Middle Ages, much as today, was a means for forging political relationships and alliances. From tournaments to banquets to bedrooms, these encounters crossed geographic and national borders, drawing together a variety of figures with distinct agendas and desires. The planning committee for UC Santa Barbara’s Medieval Studies Graduate Conference seeks papers that explore the varied and complex ways in which pleasure, leisure, competition, entertainment, friendly feelings, and play facilitated the very serious and often obnoxious business of politics - relaxing boundaries to allow for their renegotiation.

Deadline Extended! Environmental Remediation: Genre, Visibility, and Ecological Crisis in African Literatures (Panel CFP)

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 4:21pm
Katherine Hummel / African Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018

Remediation has emerged as a keyword in both new media studies and sustainability discourses. While Bolter and Grusin define it in terms of repurposing old media in new forms, Leerom Medovoi traces its ethically promising, yet politically empty rhetoric for environmentalism. Further, Medovoi asserts these dual definitions of remediation converge in Global South ecologies, many of which remain marginalized by mainstream coverage of environmental crises due to their non-spectacular exposure to what Rob Nixon terms “slow violence.” Whereas Medovoi studies ongoing pollution in the Niger Delta, this panel pursues the formal and environmental definitions of remediation as they emerge in African literatures and intersect with new/multi-media more broadly.

Energy, Ecology, and the Culture of Cities;Deadline Extended

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 10:52pm
Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan (R.O.C)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 19, 2018

Call for papers: Energy, Ecology, and the Culture of Cities
International Symposium at National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
November 23-24, 2018
Keynote Lecture: Ursula K. Heise (UCLA)

NWSA 2018: Feminist Visions of Futurism and Aging

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:49pm
National Women's Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Age and Ageism Caucus of the National Women’s Studies Association is now forming panels for the 2018 conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme for the conference is:

Just Imagine: Imagine Justice

Feminist Visions of Freedom, Dream Making, and the Radical Politics of Futurism

Conference Sub-Themes include:          

Psychology of the Fairy Tale/Fairyland Fiction

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:05pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2018

Papers/presentations examining the fairy tale/fairyland fiction through a psychoanalytic lens are invited. Please submit 250 word abstracts to padmini.sukumaran@gmail.com by February 23, 2108. 

CFP for Postcolonial Interventions, Vol. III, Issue 2, June 2018

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:05pm
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018


'This world was unified, first of all, by a common purpose: to provide the corrective of laughter and criticism to all existing straightforward genres, languages, styles, voices, to force men to experience beneath these categories a different and contradictory reality that is otherwise not captured in them.'

                                                                                                                                                                            "From the prehistory of novelistic discourse", Bakhtin

Exciting Updates: Southern Regional Composition Conference

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:04pm
Southern Regional Composition Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

This is a reminder that January 15 is the deadline for proposals for the 5th Annual Southern Regional Composition Conference that is taking place on Friday, March 30, 2018, at the University of Memphis as part of the MLK50 festivities. The theme of the conference is "Rights and Responsibilities" and the CFP, registration form, and other info can be accessed here: https://sites.google.com/view/srcc2018 I do have a couple updates I want to share.

Paper proposals on the work of Lyn Hejinian, for the American Literature Association

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:45am
Professor Laura Hinton, Department of English, City College of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

As one of the most highly-regarded, well-published of the ground-breaking Bay Area Language Poets to emerge in the 1970s—and also as a theorist, translator, publisher, and in recent decades a UC Berkeley professor—Lyn Hejinian is one of the most accomplished innovative writers in contemporary America. This panel, which will be proposed for the American Literature Association meeting in San Francisco (May 24-27, 2018), will examine Hejinian’s stunning oeuvre from a variety of critical perspectives. Paper proposals should include a title, 500-word description, the potential presenter’s short professional bio (publications, awards, academic rank and affiliation). Query ASAP for more information. Polished proposal DEADLINE: Jan.

REMINDER: Child and Youth Agency in Science Fiction & Fantasy

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 2:05pm
Ingrid E. Castro, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, USA & Jessica Clark, University of Suffolk, Ipswich, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

We are seeking chapter submissions for an edited volume that interrogates representations of children and youth’s agency in science fiction and fantasy.  Our collection will explore child and youth agency in the context of “beyond the known.”  Often, children’s agency is viewed as imaginary, given the heightened structures foisted upon them by adults/parents, peers/friends, and institutions/organizations in the real world.  Insomuch as science fiction and fantasy represent liminal spaces with unbounded potential, our book may unearth that child and youth agency is accepted as more real in the unreal, more possible in the impossible.  

Update - "Howells and Democracy" - ALA 2018 (deadline extended)

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:04pm
W. D. Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 29th Annual American Literature Association Conference to be held in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018.

Panel 1: William Dean Howells and Democracy 

Truth(s) and Alternative Facts Conference

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:51am
Dragoș Manea / English Department, University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 22, 2018










The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 20th Annual International Conference:


Truth(s) and Alternative Facts


Dates: 7–9 June, 2018

The Past is Female: Early Modern Sisterhoods and Visions of Justice

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:03pm
NWSA Early Modern Women Interest Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 9, 2018

The National Women’s Studies Association Early Modern Women Interest Group seeks paper proposals addressing the theme of the NWSA 2018 Annual Conference: “Just Imagine. Imagining Justice: Feminist visions of freedom, dream making and the radical politics of futurism.” The interest group aims to propose several panels, roundtables, and / or workshops based on the proposals we receive.

We seek presentations that address:

Page 23 LitCon at Denver Comic Con 2018

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:03pm
Page 23/Denver Comic Con
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Call for Papers, Panels, and Presentations



Page 23 LitConJune 15-17, 2018


500-word abstracts for papers, panels, and roundtables, offering a critical approach on comics and pop culture are being accepted for a scholarly conference at

DENVER COMIC CON at the Colorado Convention Center         DENVER, CO                                           June 15-17, 2018



Greetings, True Believer!  Now in its Super Seventh Year, Page 23’s LitCon seeks abstracts from all disciplinary and theoretical perspectives related not only to comics and graphic novels, but gaming, television, film, anime, or action figure studies. Any pop culture topic is welcome!