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Call for Submissions: Present Tense: Literary History in Our Time

Monday, June 13, 2022 - 6:30pm
Modern Language Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Call For Submissions


The editors and editorial board of MLQ: A Journal of Literary History invite submissions of topical, short-form essays on literary history and the crises, clarities, and opportunities of the present moment for an ongoing special series, “Present Tense: Literary History in Our Time.” 


NeMLA 2022 Panel: Careless Positivity?

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:45am
Daniel Dufournaud and Sydney Tran (York University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Panel Description: While the foundations of positive psychology can be traced back deeply into the twentieth century (Maslow; Fromm; Ryff; Diener), the trend really took off in 1998 with Martin Seligman’s presidential address to the APA. Since then, a wealth of research has explored the salutary effects of positivity, with emphasis on the independent skills one can cultivate to flourish (Duckworth; Seligman; Compton & Hoffman). Over decades of use, this thinking has seeped into our daily lives, with common phrases telling us to “look on the bright side,” “put a smile on,” and “live, laugh, love.”

Call for Webinar Proposals: KHAS ERC STAGING-ABJECTION: Emerging Voices in Theatre and Performance Studies

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:44am
Kadir Has University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 20, 2021

We are delighted to announce that the research group Staging National Abjection: Theatre and Politics in Turkey and its Diasporas is resuming its webinar series in Fall 2021.

This year, part of our webinar series will highlight the work of emerging scholars in the broader field of theatre and performance studies, particularly the scholarship on performance and politics.

We invite papers and works-in-progress by MA and PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and independent scholars. The duration of the webinars will be approximately one hour. Participants can submit proposals for:

  • a 30-minute presentation for individual papers

The Transformative Power of Queer Kinship in N. K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth Series.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:44am
University of Idaho
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Hello scholars,


I had an abstract submitted and accepted by "Kinship in the Fiction of N. K. Jemisin: Relations of Power and Resistance" to be published by Lexington Books in 2022, but just found out all chapters must have a PhD author, and as such, I am looking for a co-author. 

Please view my abstract below, and know we can switch it up if you are interested in this project. Please submit a paragraph about your interest, and what ideas you have to contribute to the chapter jeanam@uidaho.edu *MUST HAVE A PHD*


word limit is 7 000 words including endnotes and bibliography



Journal of Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy

Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 8:33am
Istanbul University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 4, 2021

Submissions invited for Issue 33 of the Journal of Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy (JTCD).


All submissions must be made through the Dergipark site:



Last date of submission: 4 October 2021.


Author Guidelines:




WASTELANDS-34th European Association for American Studies Conference

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 1:14pm
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 10, 2021



UNED, Madrid 6-8 April 2022

The year 2022 marks the centenary of the publication of T.S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land. The title of the conference alludes to Eliot’s work and the main themes in it, expanding the idea of the wasteland to the study of the United States. Hence, the overarching theme of the conference is open to all kinds of reflections around the concept of “wasteland” and waste. EAAS 2022 invites proposals that address the concept of waste in U.S. culture, history, and politics.

Proposals may address (but are not restricted to) the following topics:


Creative Authorship(s): Looking for Partners in Devising a Collaborative Funding Application

Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 8:33am
University of Tübingen (CRC 1391)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Ben Jonson frequently referred to his literary works as his ‘mind children’ in the paratext accompanying his printed plays, and he movingly reversed the analogy in his commemorative poem “On My First Sonne”: rendering tribute to the deceased child by styling him his father’s “best piece of poetry”. Jonson is associated with a bold renegotiation of authorship in the early modern period, but he was far from alone in turning to procreational metaphors in descriptions of his literary practice. Metaphors of this kind were useful to writers in suggesting a close relationship between author and text and to grapple with the notion of creative innovation vis-à-vis tradition.