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Announcing the 2022 First Book Institute

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:23pm
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022


The 2022 First Book Institute

June 12-18, 2022

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University


Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature

Call for Chapters – Creative & Critical Uses of Digital Tools in Visual Culture

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:23pm
Jo Parnell/Palgrave Macmillan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

This call is for abstract submissions for an international edited collection entitled Taking Control: critical and creative uses of digital tools in screen, literature, graphic texts, and visual culture narratives.  Currently I am seeking a number of academics and professionals in the field who might like to send me an abstract for consideration for inclusion in the book.


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the deadline for abstracts has been extended:  Abstracts now due: 30 April 2022


‘Purity and Contamination in Victorian Popular Fiction and Culture’

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:22pm
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Victorian Popular Fiction Association’s 14th Annual Hybrid Conference

‘Purity and Contamination in Victorian Popular Fiction and Culture’


13th – 15th July, 2022

Loughborough University

Hosted in person and online with MS Teams


 Keynote 1: Claire O’Callaghan, ‘“A dangerous woman & of impure mind”: Queerness, Scandal and Fiction –The Curious Case of Emily Faithfull’

 Keynote 2: Andrew Smith, ‘Poisoned by Books: Reading and Writing in the fin-de-siécle Gothic’


Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 11:25am
White Rose Arts and Humanities Research Council
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The theme of this year’s OCD in Society conference is “Theory and Practice”. The goal of the
event is to explore how the humanities, social sciences, activism, and the arts can offer ways to
conceptualise, understand, and raise awareness about obsessive-compulsive symptoms. The
theme of the conference invites contributors to think about how obsessions and/or compulsions
are constituted by, embedded within, and regulated through forms of practice. We interpret
‘practice’ to include practices of care for the body, regulatory practices, creative practices, and
modes of performativity. We also welcome presentations that explore how diverse theoretical

Solace in Indian in Writing English

Friday, December 3, 2021 - 6:34am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2022

A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort.    E B White

Literature always gives joy, comfort, and solace to everyone who is in search of it. The poems inspire and kindle our thoughts, the novels drive us to have patience and look for new paths, the drama reflects lives in miniature form, the essays make us ponder on the subtle observation of life, autobiographies motivate and lead us to the path of glory….there is no end to describe what literature is and how it shapes our lives. We at times advertently/ inadvertently drink, consume and digest literature. The famous English essayist Francis Bacon aptly puts, “Studies serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability.”

[Deadline approaching] Call for proposals: Special Issue of RCEI (Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses)

Monday, February 21, 2022 - 3:49am
Research project "Literature and Globalization 2: Communities of Waste"
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022



The Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses (RCEI) seeks submissions for a special issue entitled “Toxic Tales: Narratives of Waste in Post-Industrial North America,” to be published in spring 2023. The monograph is guest-edited by Begoña Simal-González (Universidade da Coruña), Sara Villamarín-Freire (Universidade da Coruña), and Elsa del Campo Ramírez (Universidad Nebrija), members of the research project “Literature and Globalization 2: Communities of Waste,” financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science (PID2019-106798GB-I00) and the AEI (National Research Agency).


American, British and Canadian Studies

Friday, January 28, 2022 - 6:22am
Ana-Karina Schneider/ Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 12, 2022

American, British and Canadian Studies appears biannually in June and December. It is a peer-reviewed journal that sets out to explore the intersections of culture, technology and the human sciences in the age of electronic information. It publishes work by scholars of any nationality on Anglophone Studies, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Theory, Anthropology, Area Studies, Multimedia and Digital Arts and related subjects. Articles addressing influential crosscurrents in current academic thinking are particularly welcomed. ABC Studies also publishes book reviews and review essays, interviews, work-in-progress, conference reports, research project outlines, notes and comments.