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MMLA Convention: Central American Permanent Section Call for Papers

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:56pm
David Rozotto
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

The Central American Literature permanent section of the Midwest Modern Language Association seeks proposals for the upcoming MMLA Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Nov 5-8, 2020). This section welcomes proposals that analyze and interpret literature, audiovisual productions, and other cultural manifestations from Central America, with diverse methodologies and perspectives, with any national or transnational focus within the region, and also those with a transcontinental or transoceanic connection.

Open, non-thematic call for papers: Issue 20 of [sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:56pm
[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation (University of Zadar)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar


Call for Papers
(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)




[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 20th issue. We accept:

  • original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words
  • reviews: up to 2,000 words
  • translations of literary texts: 5,000 to 7,000 words


Screening Queer Horror

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:56pm
Dr Linnie Blake & Heather Petrocelli / Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

2019 was a watershed moment for queer horror visibility, particularly in cinema: from Shudder’s announcement of their upcoming queer horror documentary to Rue Morgue ’s first-ever ‘Queer Fear’ special issue, and from the world’s largest study about horror-loving queers to the rapid proliferation of queer horror podcasts. With this increased focus and attention on the relationship between queerness and horror, we propose an edited collection focused on queer/queered horror that not only recasts a critical eye on the cinematic past, but also explores theoretical perspectives on and new queer readings of horror films of the post-millennial present. 

MMLA 2020: Comparative Literature CFP

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 6:04pm
MMLA Comparative Literature Permanent Section
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

The Comparative Literature section of the MMLA invites proposals for papers that engage with this year's conference theme, "Cultures of Collectivity." Papers addressing the following suggested MMLA topics from a transnational, cross-cultural, and/or interdisciplinary perspective would be particularly relevant:

  • collective movements throughout the history of art and culture;
  • the formation of communities through bibliography and scholarship;
  • language communities; cultures of diaspora;
  • academic communities

Please submit abstracts to Fontaine Lien at fontaine.lien@valpo.edu by April 5, 2020.

Young People Encountering Mediated Death: Traumatic Texts, Emotional Resonation and the Psychology of Death

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:56pm
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Emotionally charged depictions of death play an important role in much contemporary media directed toward teen and young adult audiences. Across creative works as diverse as interactive digital games, graphic novels, short form serial narratives, television and films, young people gain opportunities to engage with representations of death that position the deceased as a multi-dimensional person whose loss is tragic and demands to be mourned. In some cases, such as the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, and the major motion picture Me Before You, representations of death, dying, and the decision to end one’s own life have been subject to public outcry and criticism.

Harry Potter Special Issue of The Journal of Fantasy & Fan Cultures

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:56pm
Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures // Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Submissions for our first issue (Harry Potter) will be open from February 1 until April 1.  Submissions can focus on the Harry Potter books, films, other media, or any expressions of the fan cultures of Harry Potter, including fan fiction, art, sports, or fan communities of other kinds.  

You may submit once per issue for each category (creative non-fiction and academic essays). We are not interested in publishing fan fiction or poetry.

Submissions must be 2500-7500 words and, if scholarly, must be in MLA citation format. Please use Times New Roman 12 pt font. Current undergraduates and graduate students in any major or field are eligible to submit, as are holders of master’s degrees.

Fall Literary Festival CFP

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:55pm
Lit Youngstown
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Lit Youngstown seeks proposals for In Many Tongues: Constituents of the Barbaric Yawp, 4th annual Fall Literary Festival, September 24-26 in Northeast Ohio. Proposal submission form here.

I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.
–Walt Whitman

General Information

Narratives of Displacement

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:28pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The conference seeks to explore the narratives of displacement and to demonstrate the validity of a cross-disciplinary approach which brings together the historical, cultural, social and literary expertise in the handling of text. The conference will particularly focus on time and space representations and on treatment of the theme of cultural ambivalence and identity conflict. The subject of displacement will be regarded as both a migration, voluntary or forced, and a sense of being socially or culturally “out of place”.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

Envisioning Temporality in South Asian Studies: Anticolonial Past, Resistant Present and Radical Futures

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:34pm
Sritama Chatterjee
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020


Paper proposals of 300 words and a 100 word bio-note are invited for South Asian Literary Association(SALA) nominated *guaranteed panel for MLA 2021* to be held in Toronto from 7th to 10th January, 2021

Short Description of the panel :

What are the modalities through which time is lived and imagined in South Asia? Abstracts of 300 words are invited by 15th March, 2020.

Sritama Chatterjee, University of Pittsburgh (src88@pitt.edu)

CFP: Steely Dan at 50 (Special Issue of Rock Music Studies)

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:32pm
Michael Borshuk / Texas Tech University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Special Issue of Rock Music Studies

Steely Dan at 50

Guest-Edited by Michael Borshuk

Texas Tech University


UVA Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:31pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 22, 2020

The Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies of the University of Virginia's College at Wise announces

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV, September 17-19, 2020


Keynote Address


Elizabeth Rhodes


Boston College


"A Saint for One Season, or Who Was Mary Magdalen?"


Special Topic Issue: Big, Ambitious Novels by 21st Century Women [NEW DEADLINE]

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 6:39pm
Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture/ University of Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 24, 2020


In consideration of the COVID-19 emergency, we have extended the abstract submission deadline by one month. (Production Schedule to be adjusted accordingly.)


Big, Ambitious Novels by 21st Century Women

A Special Topic Issue

Forms and metamorphosis of “non conscious” before and after Freud: “scientific ideologies” and literary representations

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:31pm
Between journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

CFP Between XI.21 (May 2021) – www.betweenjournal.it


Call for papers


Forms and metamorphosis of “non conscious” before and after Freud:

“scientific ideologies” and literary representations


Edited by Silvia Contarini, François Bouchard, Rudolf Behrens


Deadline: 30 October 2020


T. S. Eliot International Summer School, 4-12 July 2020

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:31pm
Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The T. S. Eliot International Summer School

4-12 July 2020, University of London

Director: Professor Anthony Cuda | Deputy Director: Elizabeth Micakovic

Call for Panels & Seminars - European Shakespeare Research Association

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 5:25am
European Shakespeare Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Dear Colleagues,


We are pleased to announce that the ESRA Shakespeare Conference 2021 under the title "The art itself is nature": Shakespeare's Nature | Art | Politics will be held in Athens, Greece from 3 to 6 June, 2021.


The Convenors and the Advisory Committee welcome the submission of your proposals for Panels & Seminars.


You can consult the conference’s potential topics https://esra2021.gr/topics/


Panel proposals should be submitted by a panel convenor with the names of the participants (no more than four speakers)