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The Victorian Caribbean--EXTENDED DEADLINE: Oct. 7

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 9:45am
NeMLA, March 5-8, 2020 (Roundtable)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This roundtable will convene at NeMLA in March of 2020 in Boston: 

Excellent work on African-American writing of the 19th century has appeared within Victorian studies in recent years and brought a new appreciation for the significance of contemporaneous transatlantic slave writing with the British novel. This roundtable hopes to extend that work by bringing the Caribbean slave narrative (and other aspects of Caribbean and Latin American writing and culture) into closer contact with Victorian studies and will also consider how we might re-examine the conventional canon in respect to these topics.

Note: Romanticist and Edwardian perspectives are, of course, welcome, too. 

Series Books and Science Fiction (National PCA Conference)

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 8:24am
National PCA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Call for Papers: Series Books and Science Fiction (National PCA Conference)


This call for papers for the national PCA Conference looks to interrogate the intersection of two distinct genres: juvenile series books and science fiction.

Liminality and Beyond: Conceptions of In-betweenness in American Culture and Literature

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:46am
University of Zielona Gora, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Recent theories explain that any cultural encounter engenders the particular and, more often than not, peculiar condition of in-betweenness. Even in the past, when the immigrants faced the assimilative pressures within the American society, their identity could hardly be discussed in essentializing terms. The condition of in-betweenness affected political, cultural, emotional, familial, professional, and many other spheres of life. A number of social critics and cultural theoreticians have coined variegated terms regarding the condition of in-betweenness experienced by the representatives of certain cultural groups in attempt to redefine their identities in American society.

Poison on the Early Modern English Stage

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:07am
Lisa Hopkins / Sheffield Hallam University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

Poison on the Early Modern English Stage: Plants, Paints and Perfumes


Contributions invited for an edited collection of new essays on poison in early modern English drama.  Possible topics might include (but are not limited to): whether the use of poison is gendered; what kinds of ingredients are used in the preparation of poisons and/or the means by which they are administered; how the ingestion of poison is acted, and the dramatic affordances of poison more generally; poison and emotion; and whether poison is ever a metaphor, and if so for what.


Please send abstracts of c. 250 words, together with a short bio and full contact details, to

Constellations: Connections, Disruptions, and Imaginations in Cinema and Beyond (A Conference in Three Clusters)

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:33am
Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

First Forum 2019 Graduate Student Conference
Division of Cinema and Media Studies
University of Southern California 
Thursday, October 10, 2019 and Friday, October 11, 2019
Connections, Disruptions, and Imaginations in Cinema and Beyond
(A Conference in Three Clusters)

Games 2019. Games and Literary Theory 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:24am
Games and Literary Theory Presidency University Kolkata
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Call for Papers

Videogames have grown into a global socio-cultural phenomenon and are now a primary concern of Literary and Cultural Studies as well as the Social Sciences. In a medium that sweeps across geographies (including virtual ones), however, the discourse usually privileges a certain section  when it comes to the representation of identity. In a medium, where roleplaying and playing in character is of prime importance, such an ignoring of the marginal and the diverse is indeed problematic.

Middle English Literature, including Chaucer: "Send in the Clowns"

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 1:07am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

CFP for the standing session on Middle English Literature, including Chaucer for The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference to be held in San Diego, November 14-17. The conference theme is “Send in the Clowns,” but we will consider papers on all facets of Middle English prose, poetry, and/or Chaucer studies. The call for papers and submission information for this session can be found here: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/17052. You will need to create an account. Deadline extended. Papers accepted on a first come, first served basis through July 15.

Identity and Language in Latin American and Caribbean Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 10:12pm
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Language has always played a key role in the shaping and sharing of identities. Not only does it have the power to create community among people coming from different geographical locations, but most importantly it influences the way we perceive and make sense of the world. For these reasons, the use of language in science fiction —a genre that offers a critical space for "registering tensions related to the defining of national identity and the modernization process" (Ferreira, 2011)— is important as it enables readers to explore alternative realities. This could also be said about speculative fiction. Thus, this panel addresses concerns over reinvented identities through science fiction and across historical periods.

Victorians Institute Conference 2019: The Nineteenth-Century Gothic

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:42am
Indu Ohri / Victorians Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 28, 2019

Seeking paper abstracts for the panel “The Nineteenth-Century Gothic” at the Victorians Institute Conference in Charleston, SC, from October 31-November 2, 2019.

The organizer invites submissions that explore the literary features, historical contexts, theoretical approaches, and adaptations/neo-Victorian incarnations of nineteenth-century ghost stories or Gothic topics. Papers related to the Gothic in the conference’s thematic territories of Charleston, Britain, Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean are especially welcome. Please email your CVs and 250-300-word abstracts to Indu Ohri at io3jc@virginia.edu by Friday, June 28, 2019.

CFP: Information Management and Digital Information (third call)

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:45am
Lucas Gworek DE GRUYTER
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

Guest Editor

Adrienne Muir


The journal Open Information Science is seeking papers for a special issue on Information Management and Digital Information to be published in December 2019.

  • Deadline for extended abstracts: 31 May 2019 extended deadline: 30th June 2019
  • Notification of acceptance to authors: 15 June 2019 15th July 2019
  • Deadline for full articles: 30 September 2019
  • Publication: December 2019-Spring 2020

Topics might include, but are not restricted to:

CFP: Experience in a New Key (second call)

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:45am
Lucas Gworek DE GRUYTER
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019


for a topical issue of Open Philosophy

Experience in a New Key

                                                                                                               (second call)

Open Philosophy (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opphil) invites submissions for the topical issue “Experience in a New Key”, edited by Dorthe Jørgensen (Aarhus University).

Lavender Languages & Linguistics Conference - 27th Annual

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 3:07pm
California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, California USA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

We are pleased to announce that the 27th annual Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference will take place at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA on 27-29 March 2020. The Conference has a rich history of examining language use and representation in relation to LGBTQ+ life, including linguistics, sociolinguistics, (critical) discourse analysis, and the analysis of communication in various text genres, modes and media, as well as research into historical, literary, or performance questions. While the language of presentation is English, research concerning languages other than English is welcomed and encouraged.

Somatexts: Tattoos as Technology, Bodies as Text

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 4:04pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 51st Annual Convention (Boston, MA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Whereas most people employ more temporary “sign vehicles” (Goffman 1959) such as haircuts, make-up, and clothing as forms of signification that can be revised in relation to cultural shifts, the relative permanence of tattoos as a technology of body modification complicates the mobility needed by tattooed bodies to negotiate their significatory space, even as such tattoos have the potential to “speak” multiple meanings across various modes of non-verbal transmission, or become the impetus for queer or non-normative kinship.